THIS WEEK AT COPPICE SCHOOL

7th OCTOBER 2019

School Open Mornings for Reception 2020 will take place on Thursday 24th October and Wednesday 6th November. The sessions will begin at 9.30 a.m with a formal address from the Headteacher, there will be a guided tour of the school by the head pupils and an opportunity to for questions and answers.

School Lunches – Week 3

The current cost of a school meal is cost £2.35. The cost of meals for the Autumn half term is £86.95.

Important Meals Information

Please remember if your child has moved up from Year 2 to Year 3, school meals are no longer free and you will need to make a payment on Parentpay or to the school office.

If you are changing your meal/sandwich patterns please make sure you notify the office as soon as possible or you may find you are charged for meals not taken.

Milk is only available to Reception and Year 1 children. The cost is 23p per day, £1.15 per week or £8.51 for the whole half term.

Important Dates

Please be aware school is also closed to pupils on 25th October, 1st June and Monday 20th July all of which are Teacher Training days. School is also closed on Thursday 7th May for elections and Friday 8th May which is the Bank Holiday. Monday 4th May is now a school day.

Year 4 – Night in the Museum

You should have received a letter with your child for this exciting annual sleepover. Please complete the consent slip and pay on Parentpay (or to the office if you would prefer) by Friday 25th October.

Whole School Pantomime Visit

Once again we will be taking the whole School to the Pantomime. This year we are off to the Lichfield Garrick to see Cinderella. The visit will take place on Tuesday 10th December in the morning. The letter with all the details, including lunchtime arrangements, will be coming home with your child on Monday. Please can we request a speedy response, particularly if your child will not be attending. This is because we have to confirm our numbers and pay the Garrick by the beginning of December.

Pupil Illness

Inhalers

If your child requires an inhaler please ensure they have an in date one in school.

Absence

If your child is going to be absent due to illness, please call the office on 0121 464 7022, you are able to leave a voicemail before 8 a.m, or email on enquiry@coppice.bham.sch.uk. Please don’t leave absence email messages on this website.

Extra Curricular Clubs

If your child does an after school club please ensure that you arrive to collect your child on time. Pupils are the responsibility of the coaches at this time and those coaches have other commitments and cannot be expected to supervise your children longer than the time the club finishes. The office is also closed at this time and there is not always anyone in school to contact late parents.

Tip of the Week

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Music Tuition

Music tuition fees are now due for the Autumn Term. Please pay £82 on Parentpay.

Please remember if you wish to cancel your child’s music tuition at any time you need to give us a half terms’ notice.

Teacher Training Days

30th September 2019

25th October 2019

1st June 2020

20th July 2020