Friday January 12th Newsletter 2018

12 January 2018

 Our Lady of Lourdes Newsletter – Friday 12th January 2018


Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a restful and blessed Christmas and that we are ready to start the spring term.

Congratulations on Behaviour

The school hosted a course for 25 teachers from Redbridge schools over this week. The behaviour of the children who worked with these teachers and the general behaviour of the children around the school impressed the teachers who commended all our children highly. Well done to all of our children.

School Mass

This Sunday, the 13th January, Year 5 are leading mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church. Please try and support the school and children at this mass.

‘Parent Drop In’ Session 3:30pm to 4:30pm Wednesday 24th January

The staff would like to invite parents in to view their child/children’s books along with their child on  Wednesday 24th January from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There is no appointment necessary for these sessions, just drop into the classroom to view your child/children’s books up to 4:30pm. Following on from this there will be Parent/Teacher Evenings on Tuesday 13th March and Thursday 15th March. At these meetings in March there will be the opportunity for you to make an appointment with the class teacher to discuss how your child’s progress during the school year and what their targets are.

Assembly Dates January 2018

1L Friday 19th January Class assembly

3C Friday 26th January Class assembly


ParentMail Upgrade 

On Tuesday 16th January the School will be upgrading to the new ParentMail platform which will offer more up-to-date applications for the school and the eventual introduction of online payments (at last!).

To enable you to upgrade to this new platform you will receive either an email and/or text message from ParentMail in the next few days, and you just need to follow the instructions in the message to create your new account. If you have more than one child in the school, you will need to create a separate account for each child.

A letter has already been sent home with every child providing more detailed information, if you have not received this please contact the school office.


Topic Letters

The topic letter are on the school website and can be accessed through the website or through the school app. You will find the Topic letters under the Parent tab on the school website. Please do read the documents as there are helpful suggestions on supporting your child.

School Dinners

Due to a mix-up in the delivery from ISS, the dinner options for Monday and Tuesday next week will have to be changed. This means that Tuesday’s menu will be served on Monday 15th January, and Monday’s menu will be served on Tuesday 16th January.  Please share this with your child /children when discussing their lunch choices for next week. Thank you.  


As we returned from our Christmas break, two local home-owners have written to me complaining of parents parking across their driveways.  Please do try and be considerate when dropping off and picking up children.


 Have a great weekend

Edward Cottle