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Newsletter – 16.08.05
Welcome back to another academic year at Pulteneytown Academy. This will be a brief Newsletter just to give you urgent information about our construction work and I will write to you more fully at the end of the week when there is more time.
Construction Work – As you will have seen, if you have been near the school over the last fortnight, there are some major works going on in the playground. This is because the Autism Centre requires more space and it is expanding into the school’s existing music room. This should have no detrimental effect on the class teaching in the school as the role has dropped slightly and we have space in the main building for music and drama. Unfortunately, the infant door will no longer be available to us which means neither will the infant playground. A new playground area is being tarred at the front of the school and the whole car park is being reconstructed and the tarring patched to make more effective use of the existing area. Until the new playground is completed, the children will be able to use the existing playground, but will only have access to this through the school. Sadly, funds are not available to re-tar the whole car park but the eventual outcome should be a great improvement. The school is also converting the unused gym changing room into a disabled toilet area which again means more building work beside the gym and this will be happening later in the term. All work will be completed in 3 phases, the first, the car park – almost completed, the second beginning 29 August which will involve work that can be done while the school is operational and the third during the October break for work which cannot be done while the children are present. I am promised all work will be finished by the end of the October holidays.
Implications for Children and Parents
School Dinners – The new
price of these is £1.50 per child which is effective as of today. This
week the menu is
Tuck Shop – Each day there will be a selection of crisps at 30p, Alpen Bars 30p and fruit (usually apples and bananas) at 20p. Also water in sports cap bottles available at 45p. If children do not have enough money to buy one of these items they will not be able to do so as there will be no ‘loan service’ available. Should a child not have something to eat at break time they will not starve before lunch time! Please remember, children in P1 and P2 will be given free fruit or vegetables on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week at break time.
Uniform – All items are available in all sizes should you require more – please do not forget to name everything including their lunch boxes and gym shoes.
Family Update Information - If you have changed address, telephone number, etc or if your child has developed a new medical problem which we should know about, please contact the school office.