Friday 10th September
I’d like to say a huge Mount Pleasant welcome to all our new families and pupils who have started school this week. I’ve been so impressed with the behaviour and attitude to learning across the school. Nursery and Reception are settling into the school routine very well indeed. Everyone is looking so smart in their school uniform and PE uniform too.
Miss Venn, Miss Booth and Miss Mills have joined the Mount Pleasant team, I’m sure you will all make them feel very welcome. I look forward to working with you over the academic year. We are delighted to inform you that we have a new school cook, welcome to Mrs Brown, she’s been cooking delicious meals all week.
Huge thanks to Mr Thomas our caretaker and Mrs Phillips our cleaner who continue to work tirelessly to keep our school absolutely spotless. The teaching and office staff have been in during the holiday period making sure that the return to school runs smoothly. They’ve done a great job!
Kind regards Miss Rutledge
Congratulations to Miss Mortimer and Mr Dan Jacob who married over the summer holidays. Miss Mortimer will now be known as Mrs Mortimer. What a beautiful day it was too!
Congratulations to Miss Whitehead and Mr Jordan Watkins who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Saturday 4th September, weighing 71b 15oz. We’re all so excited to meet baby Jesse David Watkins over the coming weeks.
A letter will be text out to all parents regarding Breakfast Club next week. We aim to open Breakfast Club week beginning 20th September.
Mount Pleasant Primary School are currently advertising for a cleaner. Please look on the NCC Website for Job vacancies. https://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Council-Democracy/Council-jobs/Council-Jobs.aspx
School uniform is required as usual.
· grey trousers/grey skirts/pinafore dresses
· white polo shirts
· burgundy cardigans/jumpers
· black shoes
· pink and white check dresses for summer.
· Nursery children can wear grey jogging bottoms with a white polo shirt and burgundy cardigan or jumper.
· PE Kit = White T-Shirt, black shorts and trainers (Pupils are permitted to wear their PE kit to school on the days they’re timetabled for PE. Please wear a school sweatshirt if wearing PE kit to school.)
Entry and exit
Please be reminded that times of the school day remain the same until 20th September. Please be mindful to access the school site at your allocated times. We’ve been experiencing some families coming to school too early. It is important that families don’t congregate in groups and leave the site promptly for health and safety reasons. Thank you to everyone for continuing to wear face coverings on the school premises.
Timetable for return to school from 6th September 2021 until 20th September
Year Group Entry to site time Exit time
Nursery am 9.00am 11.15am
Nursery pm 1.00pm 3.15pm
Reception 8.50am 3.00pm
Year 1 9.10am 3.20pm
Year 2 9.00am 3.10pm
Year 3 9.10am 3.20pm
Year 4 9.00am 3.10pm
Year 5 9.10am 3.20pm
Year 6 8.50am 3.00pm
Please note parents bringing their children to afternoon nursery at 1.00pm will need to wait outside the main gate until a member of staff opens the gate for pupils to enter the site. Please be mindful of social distancing at this time.
No parents/guardians are able to enter the school building for health and safety reasons. If you need to contact the school please telephone on 01633 894820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask for all adults to wear a face mask on school site unless you are exempt for medical reasons.
We continue to use the one way system for entry and exit to the school site.
All classes continue to enter the school building through their class double doors.
No parents to congregate on the yard in groups or outside the school gate. Please leave the site promptly when dropping off your child and collecting.
Please note: Siblings are able to enter the school building at the earlier allocated, however they must be collected at the earliest departure time. E.g If you have a child in Year 6 they enter the school building at 8.50am, if their sibling is in Y3 for example they can both enter the school building at 8.50am but must both be collected at 3.00pm.
Parking outside the school gates
Thank you to those parents who have been parking responsibly. Please be reminded that parking on the yellow zigzag lines is prohibited. We ask our school community not to pull in at the double gates and drop off pupils. Help us to keep our children safe! Thank you
I ask all families to work with school to make sure we can operate fully and keep school a safe environment. Please help us do this by making sure you contact school immediately if there is a case of COVID-19 in your household. Please email email@example.com to support us with the ‘warn and inform’ process. By doing this staff will be able to look out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within our school community and act accordingly.
Please help us operate fully and keep COVID-19 out of our school. It is important we all fully understand that any student or staff member with any of the three symptoms of COVID-19 e.g. new persistent cough, fever and/or loss of taste or smell, should not attend school but should self-isolate, arrange a PCR test and notify the school of this. We are asking all families to take a cautious approach.