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Car Parking 

In the interests of our children's safety, there are official restrictions on parking at or near the school

  • Please respect the 20mph zone on Dudley Street.
  • Please do NOT use the mouth of the school drive as a turning circle or as a reversing area. Both practices are highly dangerous and could put young lives at risk.
  • Please park well away from the school and do not park on the yellow zig zag lines or double yellow lines.
  • Please do everything you can to ensure that your young passengers embark and disembark with great care and caution. 
  • Please note that you are NOT allowed to park your car in the school car park

Inconsiderate and dangerous parking practices pose significant danger to the pupils at our school. 

Flu Immunisation 

Last year we took part in the national Influenza Immunisation Programme for pupils in Years 1-3.

The total uptake for Salford children in Years 1-3 was 45% and the uptake for our school was 34%.

For this year, the government has extended the national flu immunisation programme to include Reception and Year 4 children.

Informtaiotn will be sent out in the next few weeks when we hope more families will participate in this programme for the benefit of the children.

Further information can be found on facebook: www.facebook.com/intrahealthImms/ or follow Twitter @IntraHealthImms. 

Share Aware 

Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their online activities, just as they would their day at school. 

Parents can sign up to the icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child's online world in 6 weeks, follow their four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch their film 'safety advise from a 10 year old' or visit Net Aware - Share Aware's guide to your child's social networks apps and games.

NSPCC recognise that the internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.  

School Meals

Please can we remind all parents that if you would like to change your child's dinner arrangements; dinners to packed lunches or vice versa, you will need to come to the office where we can update your child's record. Please do not change your child's dinner arrangement without notifying the office first.

Price for lunches per week: £10.00 per child, per week 

School Keep Clear 

You will have noticed the new signs and double yellow lines around the entrance of the school. Please can you respect the signs as they are there to keep the children safe when coming to school and leaving. Parents need to park where it is safe to do so. Please do not block traffic or other people's driveways. Illegal and unsafe parking will be reported to the police. 

School Uniform 

Please make sure your child comes to school in full uniform. See Marlborough Road Academy standards below:

  • Purple Jumper or cardigan 
  • Gold Polo Shirt 
  • Grey Trousers/Shorts/Skirt 
  • Black Shoes 
  • Yellow or Purple Summer Dress 

Trainers and tracksuit bottoms are not part of our uniform; can you therefore make sure your child does not wear them for school. 

Nursery and Reception Stay and Play

Every Wednesday, Nursery and Reception have a 'Stay and Play' session 9.00 - 10.30am and the teachers would like to invite all parent/carers to stay with their child when they are dropped off. 

This is a great opportunity for you to see how your child learns in school and to see how they interact with their friends and teachers too. 

SATs 

Well done to all our Year 6 during their SATs week; you have all worked really hard and made your teachers very proud!

Good Luck to all our Year 2 children during their SATs next week.  

Athletics

We will be starting a new Athletic club on Monday's, after school 3.30 - 4.30pm. This will start after the half term and will be open to years 4/5/6. The new Athletics club will be replacing Monday's football. Look out for the letter in your child's book bag next week. 

Fidget Spinners 

Fidget Spinners are not to be brought in to school. They are causing problems between pupils and disrupting lessons. 

More appropriate 'fiddle toys' are provided by school to pupils who need them. 

Any spinners brought to school will be confiscated by staff and will need to be collected from the office by an adult. 

Feed the 5000 - Food Bank

Food is given out to those in need every Thursday 4pm - 6pm, 5 Mary Street, Manchester, M3 1NH.

Tel. 0161 298 5123

Email. info@manchesterlifecentre.co.uk

Facebook. Manchesterlifecentre

Twitter. @mcrlifecentre

Web. Manchesterlifecentre.co.uk 

Water Bottles 

We are happy for pupils to bring their own water bottles into school and store them in the water bottles crates that are kept in the classrooms. If you would like to do this, can you please ensure that your child's name is on the bottle and that it is not filled with juice, ONLY WATER. Any bottle containing juice will be emptied and re-filled with water. 

From September, we will be discontinuing the practice of providing water bottles, so all the children will need to bring their own into school. 

Birthday Cakes

We acknowledge and value the celebration of your child's birthday. Can we however ask the following:

If you want to bring a birthday cake in for your child's birthday, we are unfortunately unable to accept home made cakes. This is because we cannot guarantee that there will be no traces of nuts etc in the food preparation area. 

Please do not send a candle in with the cake as we are unable to use this due to health and safety reasons. 

ESOL

A reminder we still have places available on the ESOL Talk English classes every Tuesday 9.15am - 11.15am (excluding school holidays).  

Head lice

From time to time we have cases of head lice in school. This need not cause embarrassment as it is known that head lice don't have a preference for dirty, clean, short or long hair. It's very difficult to prevent head lice but you may want to consider regular detection combing - for example, on a weekly basis - if you're concerned about your children or yourself. Some parents recommend the 'NitFree Comb' that is suitable for all hair types and can be bought from any pharmacy. 

If you find living/moving lice, carry out detection combing on all of the family and buy a treatment to get rid of headlice from the pharmacy, supermarket or online. You don't usually need to see your GP. Please remember that lotions and sprays don't prevent headlice and should only be used if a live louse has been found in your child's hair.

Do you claim housing benefit or council tax support?

If so, you should be able to claim free school meals.

Even if you are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already get universal free school meals, we still need you to make a claim as the school receives £1,320 from the government for every eligible child.

Please ask at the office for a claim form. The office will be happy to help you complete the form.

E-Safety

S - Be Safe; Keep your personal information safe and secret. Think carefully before you share a photo of yourself or your friends.

M - Don’t Meet Up; Never arrange to meet an online friend because it can be dangerous. No matter how well you think you know people, they might be pretending.

A - Accepting Emails Can Be Dangerous; If you receive junk mail (called Spam) or messages that make you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult that you trust and delete them. Don’t reply to them.

R - Reliable; The internet is full of friendly people and amazing information. However, sometimes people might say or write things which are untrue, so you should always think carefully before trusting what you see or hear.

T - Tell Someone; Most of the time that you are online; you will have lots of fun. However, if you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, make sure that you feel an adult that you trust.

For advice, help or to report an incident contact CEOPS http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Safety In The Playground 

Please be aware of the safety signs in place. Pupils using the play equipment before and after school must be supervised by a family member. Serious injury may occur if the play equipment is not used properly.  

ATTENDANCE Week Ending 16 June 2017

Mrs Coggins - 83.2%

Ms Beaver - 82.8%

Mrs Brookes - 86.2%

Ms Royle - 96.8%

Miss Holroyd - 95.3%

Mr Madden - 94.5%

Mrs Nardella - 96.4%

Miss Edwards - 87.5%

Miss Shah - 95.8%

Mrs Morris - 90.5%

Mr Millan-Snee - 95%

Miss Molloy - 83.6%

Mrs Ward - 99.3%

Mrs McCarthy - 93.2%

Mrs Hewetson - 98.7%

Miss Anglin - 92.4%

Ms Wileman - 95.4%

Mr Dickinson - 91.3%

MRA overall attendance: 91.3%

 

 

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Marlborough Road Academy, Dudley Street, Salford M7 4XD TEL: 0161 921 2110