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FODS Easter Lego Workshop A letter came home yesterday giving information about a fundraising organised by FODS for Wednesday 10th April. Children are invited to stay after school until 5.00pm and engage in Easter themed Lego sessions lead by Mrs Ormerod. All children will be given a drink and biscuit during the workshop and will receive a small goodie bag of Lego to bring home. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The session costs £5.00 per child. If you would like your child to attend please complete the permission slip on the flyer and return to school with payment. If demand is great we will only inform you if your child has NOT got a place.

Year 4 Swimming and Roadworks Due to concerns from the bus company regarding the planned roadworks for after Easter on the A57, we will NOT be going swimming the first week back. Swimming lessons will start on Monday 13th May. Please be aware of the planned roadworks outside school starting on Monday 8th April. We have not received any additional information so will have to wait and see what disruption, if any, they cause.

Staff News -The Governors have now completed the recruitment process for a teacher for Sharks Class during the summer term. We are delighted to announce that Mrs Worrell was the successful applicant. Over the remaining few weeks of this term she will be coming into school to meet the class and to spend time with Mrs Burns to get to know the children.

School Eucharist On Tuesday 9th April at 9.15am our daily collective worship will be led by Rev Healey and parents are invited to join us for Holy Communion. If your child is able to receive Communion please speak to Mr Wilson. We cannot allow children to receive it without parental permission. All children receive bread as part of the service. The service usually lasts for about 45 minutes. 

Easter Service On Friday 12th April we will all be in church for our end of term service. The service will start at 1.30pm and will last for approximately 45 minutes; friends and family are invited to join us for this service. Children are able to leave school at the end of the service to begin their Easter holiday if they have an adult present.

Class Photographs On Wednesday 1st May the school photographer will be in school to take class and team photographs. Please make sure your child has the correct school uniform and PE kit.

Silver Artsmark We are delighted to announce that earlier this week we received notification that the school has achieved the silver Artsmark Award. Everyone in school has worked hard over the past 18 months to share all the opportunities that we engage with through the arts. Thank you to all the pupils and staff who deserve this recognition.

Glossop Jog Thank you to the families who took part in this annual community event organised by the Rotary Club. Dinting families raised £195, which is a fabulous amount of money, well done!

Parental Request Regarding Parking Following recent features on our newsletters regarding parking outside school, a parent has requested that I make a polite request to all car drivers. If you are waiting outside school to collect your child, could you please turn off your car engine. Parents with toddlers or pushchairs are having to walk past a long line of parked vehicles with their engines still running. Exhausts are just at a toddler or baby height and fumes are going into their faces. Whilst we cannot enforce this, we are asking for your support with this to help make drop off and pick up better and safer for everyone. Thank you.

Internet Safety On Tuesday 5th February the whole school took part in activities as part of Internet Safety Day. Key Stage 2 children worked with the local police to raise awareness of issues within our community and ways they can keep themselves safe online. At the end of the school day the police were available in school from 3.30-4.00pm.

Parking At School - We have recently placed two banners outside school reminding drivers not to park on the zig-zags. Parking is an ongoing issue outside many schools in the area and there is no easy solution. However, we can all help to ensure our children stay safe by considering where we park and not mounting pavements to stop outside school. This week a local family reported that they were nearly knocked down by a car mounting the pavement at the end of the school day, Please park considerately and remember young children could be hurt by thoughtless parking!

The Hive A new mental health and wellbeing service is now open for children aged 8-18 years in Glossop. The service provides a safe and confidential space for children to talk. One-to-one appointments are available as well as group sessions. The Hive is open on Mondays 4pm-8pm and is based at the Bureau, Bank House, 22 Henry Street. If you would like more information please call on 0161 330 9223. Children under 13 years require a parent or carer to attend with them.

Snowy Weather Procedures - Hopefully we will not see too much snow in the coming months! However, I would just like to remind parents that in the event of heavy snowfall we will always aim to keep school open. If the decision is made to close school, you will be informed via the text messaging service and information will also be on the school website and High Peak radio.

P.E.Kits - Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school every day. This term we will be going to the scout hut each week and another session will be delivered weekly at school. The timing of this will very much be dictated by the weather, so it is important that children have their kit available. P.E. pumps are required for indoor lessons and trainers are ideal for outdoors. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly.

Water Bottles - We have recently taken delivery of a new supply of school water bottles. FODS have kindly provided these for every child in school. If your child’s needs replacing then their teacher will do this. Thank you to FODS for their fundraising efforts that allow these items to be provided free of charge.

After School Provision From September 2019 the Governors are intending to provide after school care on site at Dinting School for all pupils who require it. We are in the very early stages of planning this additional provision. We intend to provide after school care, Monday –Friday until 5.30pm . Thank you