October 2021 Newsletter

13th October 2021

13th October 2021


Dear Parents, Carers and the Lemington community,


We are proud to have been chosen to be a ‘North East Wellbeing Ambassador School’. The ambassador status recognises the large amount of work we have done and continue to do to support your child’s mental health and well-being at school.


We are currently refurbishing our main entrance area at school and one of the new features is our parent/carer book swap. We have a good collection of books for parents/carers to borrow – feel free to pop in and borrow one. Also, if you have any books at home that you no longer read, we’d love it if you added them to our collection!


Please can we ask all Year 1/2/3 parents/carers to wait on the main playground for their children at the end of the school day and not on the narrow path near to the building exit. The larger space on the main playground makes it a lot easier for staff to ensure children are dismissed safely and quickly. Thank you.


Children can only be collected earlier than the normal finish time in exceptional circumstances and if this has been agreed in advance with the Head Teacher. Thanks for your cooperation with this.

Please can all parents/carer make sure that we have at least one number we can contact you on in an emergency. You can let us know if your contact details change either by calling 0191 267 4315 or emailing admin@lemingtonriverside.newcastle.sch.uk

It’s been a really positive start to the season for our football teams – our Y5/6 girls’ team had their first games in the ESFA Cup with Paige from Y6 scoring a great goal! Our Y5/6 boys team equally represented us well in the ESFA Cup and have also made a great start to the new Duffy League season with notable victories over Waverley and St. George’s! They currently sit 2nd in the league table, just behind Throckley.   


Thursday 14th October We are joined by Father Tim from Lemington Methodist Church who will be delivering an assembly for the children on the theme of Harvest.

Friday 15th October Parent/Carer coffee morning – 9:15am – 10:30am. Come and join us in school for a hot drink, sweet treat and a chat. Any donations of sweet treats will be greatly appreciated with all money raised going towards school funds. Sign in from 9:15am at the main reception.

Tuesday 19th October We are hosting our latest parent/carer workshop focusing on promoting positive behaviour in children. This session will be delivered by Jenny Reay from the RISE Mental Health Project. You can either join us in school or via Zoom for the workshop. To book your place, please contact Paula Stones on 07506221466.

Wednesday 20th October Miss Jeffcock is hosting a parent/carer workshop on phonics and reading for Early Years parents/carers (2-2:30pm).

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October – Parent’s Evening (appointments are available between 3:30 and 6pm). Please note these dates have changed from Tuesday/Wednesday to Wednesday/Thursday.

Thursday 21st October – Harvest Day. We will be collecting long-life food items and toiletries for the Newcastle West End Foodbank. Please only donate if you are able to – any donations should be left in the main reception area where we will have a collection point.

Friday 22nd October – Final day of the half-term, school re-opens for all children on Monday 1st November.

Best wishes,

Mr. Heeley (Head Teacher)