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Week beginning 5th September 2018

1st Sept 1, 2018
It is nearly time to welcome you all back to another new and successful new year, so I thought I would write you a quick email before the term starts. Firstly, I hope you are all having a great summer break and are ready and raring to return to school on Wednesday 5th September. Below are a few reminders and updates:

End of July: the term concluded with many exciting opportunities such as: our Year 6 leaver’s assembly and BBQ, we are very sad to see them go and wish them all the best of luck in their new schools. The HT’s Tea Party for children who continuously ‘do the right thing’. Children are nominated by their class teacher; well done to all of the pupils. Reception went on their school trip to Bay Pond; all of the children had a fantastic time and were great ambassadors for The Hayes.


As some of you may have seen on our Twitter page or The Hayes PTA Facebook page, Get Fired, in Purley are running a competition to give a Croydon school a Celebration Tile Wall where every child will create a tile and it will be part of a huge school mural. Our school has been nominated as one of the top 10 schools and we are now in the finals. Yay! J You can still vote by visiting Get Fired on Facebook or by clicking on the link on our Twitter page. You need to like The Hayes sign in order to vote, we are currently in 3rd place.


From the Office:

*Meet and Greet - on Wednesday morning, the children will be met in the playground at 8.45am by their new class teacher before being taken to their classrooms. Please do not worry if your child comes to school later than this (but before 9am) as they can still enter The Hayes via the usual doors. From Thursday onwards, children will enter school via the usual means – doors off the playground, outside the Reception area.


*For those parents whose children are going into Year 3 and no longer qualify for the Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) funding, you may continue to receive school lunches via Alliance in Partnership (AIP), please make a payment via Parentpay and continue to top this up regularly to ensure your child receives a school lunch as necessary. School lunches cost £2.25 per day/£11.25 per week. Details of the lunch option for Wednesday will be confirmed on Monday.


*KS1 children - If your child wishes to receive milk in school, please sign up and pay online via Requests need to be received by Coolmilk no later than Tuesday for these to be acitivated the following week. Year 3 children will no longer receive milk and their account have been cancelled.


*At the end of last term, we had a number of clothing items which were unnamed in lost property. Please can you ensure all uniform including plimsolls, trainers, swimming costumes, towels and PE kits are named with your child's surname and class number/name. This will hopefully alleviate problems with lost property.


*Swimming will start week commencing 10th September. Please ensure your child has their swimming kits in school together with their PE Kits, including footwear.


*Details of the extra curriculum activities offered at The Hayes for mornings/after school clubs will follow via email once we have received details from the external clubs. Lexia will restart week commencing 10th September.


*If you have provisionally booked Wraparound Care arrangements, you will shortly be receiving your invoice and payment is made online via Parentpay in advance. We also accept Childcare vouchers. ​Please feel free to discuss this arrangement with the school office.


*Friday 7th September: Year 2 ‘Come to the Circus’ day. You have already received a letter about this day, but to remind: Year 2 will be dressing up as clowns/ringmasters for the day as they start their new IPC Circus topic. Miss Slade is a little phobic of clowns, so you may not see her around the school a lot on Friday, however small they are! J


Finally- we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 5th at 8:45am on the playground, we cannot wait to welcome you all back!