Join in the celebration of the end of term 1 and Halloween straight after school tonight in the hall. There will be a treasure hunt, lots of games and music to enjoy. Don’t worry about tea as there will be lots of food on offer! I look forward to seeing you there.
Another fun event is the planned Messy Church here at school on Sunday 26th October, 2pm-6pm where the whole family can relax with food and drinks and have fun joining in with loads of activities – stay all afternoon or drop in it is totally up to you. It sounds like a great opportunity to entertain your children on a cold damp or wet Sunday afternoon and it’s free!
Also as we near Halloween and bonfire night please take extra care. The following is a useful reminder about trick or treating….
- Accompany young children (under age 12). Make sure they know how to call 999 in case they get lost. Check to make sure they know their home phone number.
- For older children who are trick-or-treating on their own, find out the route they’ll be taking and when they’ll be coming home. Also be sure that they:
- carry a mobile phone, if possible
- go in a group and stay together
- only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never walk through alleys or across lawns)
- walk from house to house (never run) and always walk facing traffic when walking on roads
- stay away from candles and other flames
- know to never go into strangers’ homes or cars
- cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop
- Give children torches with new batteries. Children may also enjoy wearing glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.
- Limit trick-or-treating to your neighbourhood and the homes of people you and your children know.
- When your children get home, check all treats to make sure they’re sealed. Throw out sweets with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that haven’t been made by someone you know.
- Don’t allow young children to have hard sweets or gum that could cause choking.
- Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home, too. Remove anything that could cause children to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn. Make sure the lights are on outside your house and light the walkway to your door, if possible. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.
Hope you have a lovely weeks rest, the children definitely seem to need it. Please keep your children reading loads, writing often and learning their timestables for the 99 Club! Look forward to seeing everyone safely back on Monday 3rd November.