Issue 6 - 12 October 2018

 

 

 

 

Issue 6 - 12 October 2018

Ofsted Parent View

Thank you so much to the many of you who have complimented the school on the work it undertakes with your child.   It would help us an enormous amount if you would be able to take a moment to say those lovely things again on the Ofsted Parent View!

Visit https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk to give your views to Ofsted.


LOST PE KITS / UNIFORMS    

Please can parents/carers ensure that ALL UNIFORM AND PE KIT is named.   Already this year we have large numbers of kit gong missing and kit being found, but without names in the clothing it is impossible to relocate the owner. We have found a large number of new unnamed plain white polo shirts; they have been placed in lost property. If you have lost kit please send your child to check, if they are still there after half term they will be donated to the school.          

To reassure parents/carers, within the PE department they have tried a number of mechanisms to try and support the pupils including: individual changing stations, more clothes hooks, and individual boxes to place clothes in, but without names in clothes it is impossible to manage. 

Thank you.

Mr M Vincent— PE Faculty Leader


INDIVIDUAL PUPIL PHOTOGRAPH ORDERS—LAST CALL !

If you would like to place an order for your child’s photograph, and have not already returned the order form and payment, Monday 15 October 2018 is the FINAL DAY we can accept orders. Return the order and payment, in the envelope provided.

Thank you



ASD Coffee Morning—NOTE DATE CHANGE

An error appeared in the Bulletin giving 10 October as a date for an ASD Coffee Morning.  The correct date for the next ASD Coffee Morning is Wednesday 17 October 2018.  10am—11am.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the error.


“Positive & Possible” Coffee Morning and Coffee Afternoon

To gather more opinions on what you would like to see at Meadow there are two more
'Positive and Possible' events this term:

Monday 12th November 9.30-10.45am
Tuesday 27th November 1.00-2.15pm. 

Parking will be available for both events, but cars will need to vacate the site by 2.30pm after the afternoon session to allow transport on site. Tea and coffee will be served.

Please reserve your place either by emailing the school at meadow@meadowhighschool.org 
or by phoning the School’s Reception.


Halloween Treats For Sale

Class LD will be selling Halloween treats and goodies all next week at 50p each.

Pupils can visit Room 19 to purchase spooky items.


Autism—Activities and Events Coming Up

 

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour

This year, more than 10,000 shops and businesses have signed up to Autism Hour and taken simple steps towards a more autism-friendly world.

 

What is an Autism Hour?

For autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information – and too little understanding.  So, the NAS has asked shops and businesses to organise an Autism Hour and take simple steps for 60 minutes that lead to a more autism-friendly world.

 

What's involved in an Autism Hour?

  • Turning down music and other noise: overwhelming noise is a common barrier to autistic people accessing shops. Where possible,  in-store tannoy announcements and other controllable noise should be reduced.
  • Dimming the lights: ​​lighting, particularly fluorescent strip lighting, can be overwhelming for autistic people. Wherever possible, whilst maintaining a safe premises, lights should be dimmed or switched off.
  • Sharing information about autism with employees: we don't expect everyone to be an autism expert but we believe everyone should understand autism!

 

Where are Autism Hours taking place near school?

Argos  

Branch: Hayes Bridge RP Argos
When:   Friday 12th October 19:00 - 20:00
Postcode :UB4 0RH
Phone: 0208 5890021

 

Pets at Home  

Branch: Hayes
When: Saturday 13th 9:00 - 10:00   Postcode:UB4 0TU

 

Sainsburys  

Branch: Hayes
When: Friday 12th October 19:00 - 20:00             
Postcode:UB3 3E    Phone:020 8561 3321

 

Thousands of other Autism Hours are taking place across the UK. To find your nearest Autism Hour, you can visit their interactive map:    

https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi/autism-hour/map.aspx


A great line-up for a great cause

Join Matt Richardson, Russell Howard and a host of their funny friends as they raise laughs and money to help the 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK.

Date: Monday 12 November 2018

Time: Doors open at 6.30pm. Show runs 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Location: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London N1 2UN

Tickets: £30 (unreserved seating)

Line-up: Matt Richardson, Russell Howard, Iain Stirling, Angela Barnes,

Joe Wilkinson, Adam Hess, Stephen Bailey, Ken Cheng

Here is the link to book tickets:

https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/raise-money/special-events/comedy-night.aspx?utm_source=The%20National%20Autistic%0Society&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9925746_Matt%20and%20co%20comedy%20show%20Seg%202%20-%20Hour%20half%20of%20London&utm_content=Tickets&dm_i=YA3,5WQR6,P1AFV7,N4H20,1


Please find attached to this Bulletin details of a “Spooky Spectacular” run by local organisation HACS (Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support) on 26 October 2018 which may be of interest to families.   The HACS website is http://www.hacs.org.uk.

 


Meadow High School run ASD Coffee Mornings on a regular basis.  Parents and carers of pupils with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are invited to come along to an informal session run by Mrs Watson (ASD Lead Teacher), to find out information about ASD, get support, and share experiences with other parents and carers. 

The next ASD Coffee Morning is Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 10.00am. 


Letters Home

Letter to 9CL

Coffee Morning to meet Miss Lepage

 

Letter to 9LO

New Form Tutor

 

Letter to 9LO

Coffee Morning to meet  Miss Ofori

 

Letter to Whole School

Free School Meals—changes to eligibility

 

Letter to new pupils

PAT Dogs in School

 

Letter to current Sixth Form

Reunion “Class of 2018”

 

Letter to selected pupils only

South London Special League


Upcoming Events

17 October  2018      (Note date change)

ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am

 

22-26 October 2018

HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Back  to School Mon 29.10.18  9am

 

5-9 November 2018

Humanities Faculty Week

 

12 November 2018

Positive & Possible Coffee Morning

9.30am—10.45am

 

15 November 2018

Dyspraxia Group Coffee Morning 10am in Library

 

Friday 16 November 2018

Children In Need Day

 

21 November 2018

ASD Coffee Morning

10.00-11.00am

 

27 November 2018

Positive & Possible Coffee Afternoon

1.00pm—2.15pm

 

29 November 2018

Celebration of Achievement Evening

(Year 11 & Sixth Form—Invite only)

 

5-7 December 2018

Christmas Show Week

 

19 December 2018

ASD Coffee Morning

10.00-11.00am

 

19 December 2018

Lower School Christmas Lunch

 

20 December 2018

Upper School Christmas Lunch

 

21 December 2018

Big Breakfast

Last Day of Term—2pm Finish

 

22,12.18—6.1.19

SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Back to School 7.1.19—9am

 

16 January 2019

ASD Coffee Morning—10am

 

24 January 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning

10.00am—11.00am—Library

 

14 & 15 February 2019

Two Annual Review Days

school is closed to pupils

 

18-22 February 2019

Half Term