Issue 7 - 20 October 2017

 

Issue 7 - 20 October 2017

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

First News Justice League

Miss Pasma and her Year 14 English Class took part in a competition where they had to create a poster outlining their class
achievements.   They have WON the
competition with First News Justice League! Their prize is £500 towards school equipment and £250 worth of Justice League goodies.  They will be featuring in First News newspaper!

(We will put a link to the article on the website when it is published).

 

Communication

In this age of instant communication via social media, we would urge parents and carers along with their family and friends to contact a senior member of staff at the school to check information that has been shared with them. One parent did just that this week. Following reading something regarding a Meadow pupil on Facebook the parent contacted the school and we were able to give the correct, factual information regarding the information that was being shared. 

 

Shoebox Appeal

A few years ago, we asked pupils to fill a shoebox with goodies that can be taken to
The Jason Roberts Foundation, a SEN school in Grenada, where children can receive them on Christmas Day. Having virtually nothing, and living in very poor conditions, the children who receive these gifts from the charity loved the boxes and their contents.

We have asked the children again to take part if they so wish and the deadline for bringing your completed shoebox into school for
distribution to Grenada is Friday 24 November.  

Boxes should be taken to Room 63 or 18.

Items that could be included: small toys, balls, complete jigsaws, colouring books, pens,
crayons, lego blocks, yo-yo, bubble blowers, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, playdough / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards, etc.  Above all, the contents should be of a good quality, remembering that the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys, quite possibly the first real gifts they have received for a very long time.    FOR A FULL LIST OF WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE PLEASE CHECK THE letter sent home this week or the School Website (News/Latest News).

If you missed the letter which came home this week, and would like to participate, the full letter is on the website (Parents/Letters Home) and there is also an article (News/Latest News)

 

Summer School

During the summer we ran our first therapeutic summer school at Meadow High School. The Summer School ran for 4 weeks. The four weeks were split into different themes:

Week 1 – Let’s get out and about!

Week 2 – Let’s get weird and wonderful!

Week 3 – Let’s get creative!

Week 4 – Let’s get living!

If you would like to read more about Summer School, we have a full write up on our Website/News/Latest News. 

 

Parent Questionnaire 2017

We have now read and evaluated all the

responses to the Parent Questionnaire we sent out in the Summer Term.    Thank you to all those who responded.  It is lovely to hear so many positive comments.  We value all feedback whether positive or negative as it helps and guides us to improve your School.  If you would like to read more about our Parent Questionnaire, some of the comments and our responses, please visit the Parents/Parent Questionnaire page of the School Website.

 

NEW—Autumn/Winter Lunch Menu

After half term (31.10.17) we will be moving to the new Autumn Winter Menu 2017, which has been designed by Mrs Cross, our Catering Manger. We will start on Week 1.  There is a copy of the new menu on the back of this Bulletin, and also on the Parents/School Lunch page of the school website.    Forgotten which week we are on?   Check on the school website under News/Calendar or on the Upcoming Events section of every News Bulletin.

 

HACS Events

Stressed out parent ?  Confused about EHCP?Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support have a number of helpful Training Workshops running this Autumn.  For example: “Obtaining an EHCP” on Thursday 16 November (daytime).  There is also a Wellbeing course for parents/carers.  You can visit the  HACS website for more information about their courses at http://www.hacs.org.uk.  We also have the
information about HACS courses on the School Website under News/Calendar.

 

MESSAGES INTO SCHOOL

Please could parents NOT PASS MESSAGES VIA THE TRANSPORT ESCORTS.

Messages should be written in pupil link books, or email the teacher, or leave a message with
Reception.  Thank you.  

 

Letters Home

 

October 2017

Letter to specific 6th Form

Re: A Monster Calls Trip

 

16 October 2017

Letter to Whole School

Re: Shoebox Appeal

 

17 October 2017

Letter to Whole School

Re: Data Collection Sheet

 

Letter to Class FB

Re: “Out in the Community”

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

w/c 31 October
SCHOOL LUNCHES

WEEK 1 – Winter Menu

 

Monday 30 October
STAFF TRAINING DAY SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO PUPILS.  TRANSFER REVIEW DAY for all pupilstransferring to an EHCP.

 

Friday 10 November
ASD Coffee Morning
10.15-11.15

 

Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November

Themed Week—Cultures/Festivals Around the World
incorporating Children in Need Day on Friday 17/11.

 

Thursday 23 November
Dyspraxia Group
10am in the Library


Thursday 30 November
Celebration of
Achievement Evening
7.00pm

 

Wednesday 20 December
Last day of term. 2pm finish

 

8 March 2018

Year 9, 11 & 6th Form Parent Consultation Evening

4pm-7pm

 

7 June 2018

Year 7, 8 and 10 Parent
Consultation Evening

4pm-7pm