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Dear Parents and Friends,

Well what can I say, its been an eventful time, at Battledown with the COVID continuing then the Great Flood, we could not have written it, but as always the Battledown team have been amazing, pulled together and have been smiling all the way through.

It has been great to see the majority of children back in school and being able to see the lovely pictures and stories you have shared with us through your time at home.

The COVID situation has meant no fete this year, but we will continue to look at guidance and when we can, we will hold a fun day to celebrate and invite everyone in so as we can say    goodbye properly to those leaving us, welcome new families and just have some fun.

We are getting ready for the building work that will be happening over the summer to create the two new classrooms, its exiting times and we cant wait to have the Pandas and the

Elephants up and running for September, this does mean school is closed over the summer.

We welcome the following new staff from September to our amazing Battledown team:

Carissa and Zoe as the class teachers

Christina, David, Caroline and Louise supporting Carissa and Zoe.

Toby & Sharde are starting their apprenticeships programme with us.

Our new midday supervisors and cleaners are Tracey, Susan, Theresa and Tracey.

We also welcome Ellie back, who will be completing her teacher training with us.

I hope you all have an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Best wishes,  Nikki

 

 

SCAM

Please be aware we have just be notified of a new scam email concerning free school meals targeting vulnerable families. This scam email states the following:

‘If your child’s schools is closed and your child is entitled to free school meals; then to send your bank details to the schools and they will help with funding while the schools are closed.’

All the links in the email are fake. Please DO NOT click the links, respond or give any bank details or confidential information.

 

Emergency School Closures

In the hopefully unlikely event of the school having to close – perhaps due to snow, power failure or sickness – there is a website to keep parents informed of the situation. Please log on to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closedschools

We will use the Text messaging service to contact you directly as soon as possible. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date details.
Updates will also be made on local radio stations, such as, Radio Gloucestershire and Severn Sound.

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We are in short supply of parent volunteers for our committee, please please if you can spare us a couple of hours a term for ideas and support.
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Do you know anyone who could help us or do you have any ideas? Please get in touch via the school on 01242 525422 or email admin@battledown.sandmat.uk

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Fundraising

The Textile Recycling Scheme helps to raise awareness of Textile Recycling. By participating you are helping the environment as well as raising funds for the school.
We collect all types of unwanted textiles  including adults & children’s clothes, paired shoes hats, bags, belts, curtains, towels and bed linen. Sorry we do not accept duvets, carpets, rugs soiled or wet clothing.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557