January 2023 Newsletter

18th January 2023

19th January 2023

January 2023 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Here are the latest updates from Lemington Riverside after a busy start to the Spring Term! A very warm welcome to any new children and families who have joined our LRPS family this term.

PARENT/CARER EVENINGS: Next Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January we have our Spring Term parent/carer evenings between 3:30pm and 6:00pm. We are offering either face-to-face or telephone appointments and look forward to catching up with all parents and carers about the progress your child is making in school!

COFFEE MORNING: On Thursday 26th January we will be hosting our first parent/carer coffee morning of the spring term between 9:15 and 10:15am. The coffee morning will be hosted by Kim (our attendance and welfare officer) and Loise (our special educational needs coordinator). We will also be joined by a guest speaker from ‘Live Life, Give Life’ – an organ donation awareness charity. As always, there will be free hot drinks and sweet treats and there is no need to pre-book.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION: You may have seen in the news that one of the teaching unions, the National Education Union (NEU), have proposed strike action on Wednesday 1st February, Tuesday 28th February, Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March. There may be some disruption to schooling on those days, which might include partial or full closure of our school and other schools locally. We are working with Trade Unions and the Local Authority to plan for the strike days and we will keep all parents/carers informed as we know more about how this may impact on Lemington Riverside.

STAY AND PLAY: We continue to jointly host our free ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for 0-3 year olds and their grown-ups with the Lemington Centre Pre-School every Wednesday in our main hall. There’s no need to pre-book and we always welcome new faces!

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: During the week beginning takes place in the week beginning Monday 6th February. During the week we will be exploring the importance of looking after our own mental health and what we can do to help ourselves or others when we are struggling. On Friday 10th February, we will be having a non-uniform day called ‘Express Yourself’ day. On this day children can come to school in any outfit that expresses themselves – it might be wearing their favourite colour, an outfit that is special or important to them, their favourite team’s colours or the colours that match their mood.

Best wishes,

Mr. Heeley (Headteacher)