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Headteacher's Weekly Bulletin Monday 21st January 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 21st Jan 2019 @ 5:08pm

Happy Monday everyone,

Today is the day they call 'Blue Monday' in the press as apparently it's the day in January when people feel most fed up! Not here at Moss Park though as we have all being throwing ourselves into learning with four classes already today having a good PE session to get into gear! We've enjoyed an assembly on how some famous quotes from Martin Luther King Jr's speeches link up with the values we want to promote in school, and our goals for the children including the importance of standing up for what is right, having faith in your abilities, encouraging each other to do our best & never giving up and of course the idea that we treat our 'brothers and sisters' as we wish to be treated  in order to promote peace and understanding. Our Chair of Governors sat in assembly today and was equally moved by the footage of Martin Luther King telling young people the importance of designing a good blueprint for your life. You can see the clip here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9spMeeBPPY

Later this week it is World Religion Day and we will be thinking about various aspects of faith, using our pupils' knowledge to teach each other and ask questions.

Thank You

Thank you for all your contributions towards the pantomime last week - it was lots of fun and a great British tradition for the pupils to enjoy together. We have already booked for next year.

Punctuality

Today we had 32 pupils out of 256 arriving after the gate was shut at 8.50 am and signing in through the office. Disappointingly, 10 of the pupils were in year 6 so I have spoken to both classes about the fact that next year they will be travelling further to their High School - which will have a much earlier start! As soon as the pupils enter the classroom each morning they have a pre-learning activity to do so it is vital that they are in with their friends at 8.50 am.

Please note that our Attendance & Punctuality policy states that if pupils are late for a second time that week, they will have to complete their missed learning activity at break, so they can catch up on their peers.

Cross Country

Well done to all the pupils who represented school in the Cross Country meeting at Longford Park on Saturday. We over 20 pupils attending - many for the first time. Iris in year 5 was our highest placed runner in 5th place overall, and Rayyan in year 5 was our fastest boy. Well done to everyone! Bilal H in Year 4 was really pleased that he moved from 52nd in his last race right up to 34th this time round - he is 'moving forward' every time and quoted Martin Luther King back at me this afternoon! All children are welcome to attend the cross country runs - they are totally inclusive and lots of fun.

Thinking ahead

After Easter, pupils will be able to wear the 'summer uniform' and subsitute a red polo shirt for their white school shirts should they wish. Pupils may wear supermarket red polo shirts OR the red polo shirts with the school logo on from John McHugh. I will hang a sample polo shirt in the office entrance when I get the samples for you to look at.

I hope you have a productive and peaceful week.

Kind regards,

Mrs S Nunwick

Congratulations Letter from Kate Green MP , by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 10:57am

Headteacher's Weekly Bulletin Monday 14th January 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 10:35am

Good Morning! We are now in our second week of the spring term and we have now got over the shock of being back in school - pupils AND staff! We started the week with an assembly on respect and we sang one of our school values songs - Respect - before getting in the right mood for the week ahead by watching the 'Thank Gosh it's Monday' clip that the pupils are always asking me to show. It really motivated us to enjoy today and everyday!

This week 6I are going to Losotck College to take advantage of their specialist teachers and ICT equipment. On Thursday afternoon we have a visit from the Bitesize Theatre company who will be performing Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp for us. We respectfully ask for a £1 contribution per child towards costs.

I have just had an email from the PTFA to tell me that thanks to your generosity we made £409.86 profit from the Christmas Fair! Please look out for the next PTFA newsletter and try to attend the next informal meeting to share any ideas for future events and fundraising. if you aren't able to attend, you can email the PTFA or go on their facebook page.

On Friday lunchtime the School Council will be interviewing me with their ideas for improvements and questions for the headteacher. I expect this to be a grilling  - wish me luck!

Have a good week,

Mrs Nunwick :)

 

Headteacher Happy New Year 2019 Weekly bulletin, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 3rd Jan 2019 @ 12:22pm

Happy New Year to all our families and friends!

We are looking forward to all the challenges of the new year and can't wait to get stuck in and continue our journey of learning at Moss Park Junior School! We are focusing on the values of Kindness, Friendship and Respect  this half term in assemblies, class discussions and in how we conduct ourselves around school. We will also be sharing our experiences of faith and family during the week of World Religion Day in January. In February we will be developing our cultural understanding of Chinese New Year and learning about keeping ourselves safe online in the week of Safer Internet Day. Some practical issues for this half term are:

  • PE kits need to be in everyday and it is important that this is suitable for winter - sweatshirts, jogging bottom or tracksuits as well as the usual white t shirt and shorts/leggings and pumps so that pupils are ready for indoor or outdoor PE
  • We are re-launching 1k a day this half term and all pupils need to have some trainers in school (please don't buy anything fancy or expensive as they may get dirty)
  • There has been some slippage in school shoe wearing. Our uniform policy is that these are worn 38 weeks a year. Please keep up the high standards. Trainers and Knee Boots are not suitable to be worn in school all day - please see our Uniform Policy on the website for more details. If the weather deteriorates, then pupils can come in boots/wellies and change into shoes on entry to school
  • Clubs start on 14th January 2019. The forms will go out on Monday 7th - unfortunately we had lots of staff illness in the last week of term so we were unable to finalise and send out - so please bear with us and we will text you by Friday. Remember it is first come, first served so please return the forms promptly!
  • Y4 swimming starts back on Wednesday 9th January - please make sure your child has their full swimming kit in school
  • We have got our pantomime, Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, to blow the January cobwebs away on Thursday 17th January. We are asking for a contribution of just £1 per child for this show to cover about half the cost - thank you in advance

See you in the playground from 8.40 am on Monday!

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

Arts Mark Gold Award, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 11th Dec 2018 @ 11:09am

Pupils and staff at Moss Park Junior School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Gold Award for the second time. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.

 

Holiday list 2019 - 2020, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 11th Dec 2018 @ 9:19am

 

The calendar for 2019 - 2020 showing term dates and holiday dates is now on the school website/parents/term dates and also here. Please note the change for next year. We have two training days before pupils start back on WEDNESDAY 4th September 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPJS Choir singing at Stretford Public Hall, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 3rd Dec 2018 @ 1:37pm

Our Choir has been invited to sing at Stretford Public Hall's Christmas Fair on Saturday 8th December at 12.15 pm. Come and show your support for us! The fair is on from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm and there are lots of activities for all the family. We love to sing so if anyone knows of a Care Home or Nursery or workplace you think would enjoy hearing our festive carols and songs, please contact me at school on 0161 864 1710. Mrs Nunwick

 

Mad Dogs Street Project Reverse Advent Calendar, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 3rd Dec 2018 @ 12:49pm

We are using the run up to Christmas to build up a box of food and other items we can give to homeless people living in Manchester. Each class is putting in an item per day and we will take to the headquarters in Chorlton. Please - as you always do - give generously. List of items is on the latest Newsletter. Thank you :)

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