Issue 910: 27th November 2020

Just Giving ...

As some of you may be aware, one of our ex-pupils, Macy Window, was involved in a life-threatening car accident in the summer, and has been in intensive care at King’s College Hospital ever since. Macy’s injuries were so catastrophic that she was only given a 2% chance of survival. However, due to her inspiring determination, the unstinting support of her family, and the fantastic medical treatment she been receiving, Macy has now started the long process towards rehabilitation. In order to fund the specialist equipment and ongoing physiotherapy treatment that Macy will need, she has set up a Just Giving page. If you would like to read more about Macy’s amazing journey and make a donation, please click on the link below:

Headlines

Parking Problems

Further to my email last week, I wanted to thank you for your support in ensuring that the roads around the school are not as congested at the end of the school day. By not arriving on site early you have really helped to reduce the traffic problems around the area. I am very grateful for this, as are our neighbours and the local residents.

Free School Meals

As you may be aware, parents on low incomes, and receiving certain benefits, are entitled to claim Free School Meals for their child(ren). Full details, and an application form, are available online at www.essex.gov.uk/education. Alternatively, if you think you may be eligible, but want to find out more, please do ring Pupil Services at the school, and they will be happy to advise you and help with an application. If your claim is successful, a set amount will be credited to your child’s account in our cashless catering system, which ensures anonymity. It is well worth having – even if your child only uses it to buy a drink/snack to supplement a packed lunch!

Book of the Week

ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU
by Miriam Halahmy

“Holly’s lonely. Her parents are never around and her best friend Amy has moved abroad and found a boyfriend. There’s no one to hang out with at school. Home alone in Brighton, Holly is at rock bottom. Until she finds Jay.

He’s caring and funny and they have so much in common, they chat online for hours. Of course, Holly knows to be careful – she’s heard the horror stories, but as she rows with Mum & Dad and Amy never messages back, Holly feels that the only person who understands her is Jay.

But is Jay all he seems? Is Holly in too deep? Should she agree to meet him face to face?”

A totally realistic story about online safety, even if you think you know who you’re ‘talking’ to online.

30th November is St Andrew's Day

Try some St Andrew’s Day recipes this weekend
(www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/celebrate-st-andrews-day)

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