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March 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Mar 9

Roberta (General Enquiries): 07535 293 788

admin@schoolsouthenleaze.co.uk

Jenny (After School Club and Holiday Club): 07847 479 626 manager@schoolsouthenleaze.co.uk www.schoolsouthenleaze.co.uk


Dear Families,


After School Club


Welcome to a new term at After School Club! We have already had a lot of fun since being back, playing a variety of different games with the giant Doll’s House, making bracelets and necklaces with loom bands and trying to get to the end of the different maze balls and Perplexus games.


Outside, children are still really enjoying the tree swings, making up dances to songs playing on the portable speaker, and of course running around and falling in the mud.


We currently have spaces only on Fridays, so please let Roberta know if you would like to book a place for your child(ren) at After School Club.


Holiday Club


A great time was had by all during February Holiday Club. The children made some incredibly large and elaborate dens in the hall using anything and everything they could find. They also made some hilarious “newspapers”, including interviews with playworkers and accompanying portraits, along with recipes, stories and more, all under the tagline “Trust us its amazing”.


Elsewhere, we had the Mario Kart Scalextric game set up, complete with a difficult-to-master loop-de-loop, a surprising amount of karaoke and dancing, mocktail making and biscuit baking, and outside; hide and seek tag, football, and lots of climbing!


Easter Holiday Club is now open for bookings. Please look on our website for a list of Easter and Spring themed craft and activities we have planned, on top of our usually array of toys, games, loose parts and junk modelling that are available all day.

Committee


We have several gaps on our committee becoming available this November and require those parents and carers who are familiar with the scheme to support us and become a committee member.


Families represented on our committee receive accelerated places into the After School Club and we would welcome the many skills that you represent to develop our organisation.


Particularly we need a Chair, Marketing Lead, Nominated Person to deal with Ofsted registrations – generic business and admin skills are only required. See here for more details and contact the administrator@schoolsouthenleaze.co.uk to progress. Thank you!!


INSET Days


Please be aware that the Infants and Juniors have differing INSET days next term.


Henleaze Juniors INSET day is on the 29th April. We are unable to operate Holiday Club on this day.


Henleaze Infants will have one on Tuesday 3rd May, and School’s Out will be open for Holiday Club on this day. We will also pick up the Junior children for After School Club as usual.

Pokémon Cards


Sometimes School's Out resembles the floor of the New Your Stock Exchange with the number of cards being traded back and forth! If your child brings them to either After School or Holiday Club, please can you remind them that they are their responsibility to look after. As with other toys brought from home, we cannot take responsibility for this and try to encourage them to be left home wherever possible.


Absence


Please let us know on 07847479626 if your child won’t be attending After School Club. This is especially important if your child is in the Junior School because we do not see their teachers. Please also let us know as soon as possible if your child won’t be attending Holiday Club.


No Nuts and Sesame


We are a nut-free scheme. When making snacks or packed lunches, do not include any nuts or nut products such as peanut butter, and we have also excluded sesame and sesame products such as houmous. We have children with severe allergies to these foods and sending your child in with them can risk their health.


School's Out OFSTED Target: Healthy Eating

Please help us meet our OFSTED target, which is to ensure all children are eating healthy food across the week.

Packed lunches should include:

At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.


Meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g., lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas) every day.


A starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.


Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais custard every day, or a dairy substitute.


Only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.

Packed lunches should not regularly include:

Snacks such as crisps. Instead, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice.


Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal.


Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally.

We understand that some children have dietary requirements which may not allow these standards to be met exactly.


School’s Out Henleaze Background Information


Did you know that School’s Out Henleaze is a not-for-profit company? This means that all of the money earned by us is used in pursuing the organisation's objectives and keeping it running.


It was set up in 1991 by a group of working parents who wanted high quality childcare for their children whilst they attended Henleaze Infant and Junior Schools. In the holidays we now take children of all abilities from across Bristol and beyond, and are proud of how welcoming and inclusive our children are.


We are still run by parents, who form the Management Committee. We are grateful for all the work they do, giving up their time to ensure the scheme runs as smoothly as it does.


Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities


If your child is attending another club before School’s Out, please can you text the ASC phone and include where and when you would like us to pick up your child. If you would like your child to walk themselves over, we would still like you to tells us where they will be and what time we can expect them at School’s Out. You may also need to discuss this arrangement with the staff at your child’s club.


Who’s Who



Amy joined the team in November 2021 as a playworker. She is currently a student at Bristol University, where she is studying Biology.


At work, Amy loves playing outside with the children and helping them to play with the toys and equipment

respectfully and safely.


In her spare time, Amy likes paddleboarding and going out for brunch!





YOU SAID, WE DID


Each newsletter we will share with you how we have responded to feedback from either an adult or a child. Your feedback is very important to us, and we welcome your comments.


YOU SAID:


Can we have some more Perplexus mazes please? Lenny


More loom bands! ,,,Please! Isabelle and Myla


WE DID:


We have purchased some new Perplexus toys, including one in a Rubik’s Cube style and one that is Harry Potter themed.


We have restocked our loom band supplies.


THANK YOU for your continued support!


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