A couple of beautiful weeks of sunshine and now a predicted week of rain. Let’s hope we get some more fine weather before the end of the term.
Due to COVID restrictions being extended we are having to rethink our end of year. Children will have sports days but we will not be able to invite parents to attend. We hope these will be in held Wells Park. Leaving celebrations for year 6 as well as concerts and events are also being arranged.
I am still very concerned about the situation with parking. If you have to drive to bring your child to school, then you must park considerately and legally to drop them off. Do not park over drives, block roads, box other cars in or be rude when challenged. We are all part of a community and have a responsibility to make the community a happy and safe place to be.
I’m sure you’ll agree that we have a rich and vibrant family community at Kelvin Grove.
The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone, and to some extent this has meant that sense of community has been diluted in some areas.
With a renewed focus, we would like to start rebuilding the strong links we
have always had between our parents/carers and school. In the past we have had a strong PTA who have been a vital part of the school, and there are plans in place to re-establish this group so watch this space!
In the shorter-term, are looking to get a sense of the rich array of talents and skills we have within our families, and if you would ever consider sharing those talents with us. So, are you a musician that might be able to help out with school concerts? Are you a builder who might be able to offer advice on work around the school? Are you a Marketer who may be able to help with Marketing and Communications? Do you have an interesting job or hobby that our children would love to hear about?
We would like to establish a list of parents/carers who are able to volunteer their skills, as and when necessary. We will keep your details on record and call on you if needed. Don’t worry, this doesn’t commit you to anything, we are just trying to get a feeling of who and what is out there!
So if you feel you have a skill worth sharing, please submit details via the below link. No information will be shared with anyone other than the headteacher & admin staff.
In case you missed them:
Below are a list of letters that have been sent home to individual classes since our last newsletter.
Year 5 Curriculum Letter, Steve McQueen Project, Year 3 Curriculum Letter, Year 4 Curriculum Letter, Year 6 Curriculum Letter, Secondary Transfer Information Sharing, Reception Newsletter – 11 06 2021 , Year 1 Newsletter – 11 06 2021, Musical Instrument Return, Reception Newsletter – 18 06 2021, Year 1 Newsletter – 18 06 2021, Embedding Race Equality, Hearing and vision screening – Reception
From the Governors'
As School Governors we work with Mr Hyde and the Senior Leadership team to support them on all aspects of running the school. The Governing body is made up of staff, parents and members of the wider community. This means we have a broad range of views and expertise available when making decisions.
But we feel like we’ve been hiding away for too long, and we need to change that! It’s important that as parents / carers you are aware of who we are, and how to contact us if you need to. So, who are we? L-R, Top to bottom, we are:
Eleanor Fairford, Chair & Parent Gov, Paula McDonald – Local Authority Gov, Ravinder Athwal – Co-opted Gov, Janine Green – Parent Gov, Eben Groenewald – Co-opted Gov, Barbara Hoare – Parent Gov, Zainab Balogun – Co-opted Gov, Shakera Rahman – Parent Gov, Mayowa Ochere – Co-opted Gov, Alex Bourdelon – Co-opted Gov, Bryan Strom – Parent Gov, Claire Ackford – Parent Gov, Hilary Oppong – Staff Gov
Please always feel free to approach any of us if you see us around the school. Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, our inbox is always open.
We will have a regular column in this newsletter where we will share some of what we’ve been working on, or anything we want wider community views on or help with. We will be holding new parent governor elections within the next school year, so please chat if you think you might be interested in getting involved.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the set up of our KGEB Supermarket. The Supermarket was officially opened last week by Brenda Dacres, Deputy Mayor for Lewisham. We work with Lewisham Homes, Sistah Outlets and Action Against Hunger together with Fare Share, Lidl Feed It Back, donations from community and help from our fantastic volunteers. We look forward to welcoming our families to the supermarket you can sign up HERE. Click on the photo below to view the slideshow.
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank on Mondays 10.00-11.30
Adventure Time (soft play) at Eliot Bank on Mondays 13.00-14.30
Latino Bambino Toddlers 9.30-10.15 & Latino Bambino Babies 10.15-11.00 at Eliot Bank on Tuesdays
Story Telling Puppet Show at Eliot Bank on Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
Messy Play at Eliot Bank on Thursdays 10.00-11.30
Baby Massage at Eliot Bank on Fridays 9.45-10.45 five week course starting on 18/06/2021
L.I.F.E. Cooking Sessions for mums aged 16-35 at Eliot Bank on Fridays 11.00-13.15
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove on Thursdays 9.00-13.00 & 14.00-18.00 £3.50 membership fee per week, join HERE
We would appreciate any food donations to help families in need
Family Support Advice at Kelvin Grove on Tuesdays 10.00-12.00
Employment & Training at Kelvin Grove on Thursdays 10.00-12.00
Free Legal Advice to book an appointment call 020 8325 4600. Telephone call consultation.
Mama & Papa workout with Ng on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-11.00 via Zoom from the comfort of your home for £15 per calendar month. Book here: Booking Form
And lastly, it is the time of the year to book your place for our Annual SEASIDE TRIP to WESTBROOK BAY on Thursday 19th of August 2021. Read more here: POSTER
Languages, sports and Outdoor Education, Summer 2021
At Global Camps we pride ourselves on our innovative programme, which offers a rounded mixture of foreign language learning, sports coaching and outdoor and creative education to keep your young ones active and engaged during the school holidays. Our campers feel safe, fulfilled and make lasting friends and memories. That’s why parents come back to us again and again!
Summer Multi Activity Camp
Click on the image to the left to enlarge or find out more on our website:
Karaoke at the Ignition brewery
Come along and join your community at the ‘Karaoke Night’ on Saturday 25th June at 7pm. There will be a raffle, auction and a ‘special cocktail’!
Click on the picture to the right to find out more or visit the Sydenham Community Project website below: