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Pancake Day Fun Afternoon - On Tuesday 5th March we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday with our very own pancake races. The attached leaflet contains further information. If your child/children would like to take part please send £2.50 per child into school so they can buy a ticket from the school office. At 4pm parents and family are invited to come and join in the fun and enjoy a pancake and hot drink. The event will finish at 4.30pm.

World Book Day  -  On Thursday 7th March we are celebrating World Book Day in school and showing children how much fun books can be. Children are invited to come into school dressed as their favourite book character and we would like them to bring a copy of the book that their character is from, if this is possible. We would also like to invite parents, grandparents, older siblings etc into school from 3.00pm to share a story with the children. If you have a favourite children’s story and have a few minutes to spare on Thursday at 3.00pm please let your child’s teacher know. We hope to have lots of small groups enjoying a range of stories read by different people! Please let the teacher know by Wednesday 6th so story telling groups can be organised.

Red Nose Day - Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day and we are now selling red noses in school priced £1.25. If your child would like to purchase one, please send in the correct money (we do not have change in school) and ask them to come to the office.On Friday 15th March we will hold a cake sale at lunchtime and they will be priced 50p per cake, maximum of 2 per child. Any leftover cakes will be sold from the playground at home time. If you are able to donate any cakes for the sale please send in on Friday 15th March.

Bikeability - Thank you to the Year 6 children who have returned the slips requesting the opportunity to take part in cycling training in school. The sessions will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March. Bikes and helmets must be brought into school on the Wednesday and they can be left in school overnight and taken home at the end of the training on Thursday afternoon. Children will be outside all day so must have suitable warm/waterproof clothing, gloves are recommended. School uniform must be worn although suggested footwear is trainers which are fine to be worn for the two days

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.

Parent Governor - Thank you to all the parents who put themselves forward for election. The Governors are pleased to announce that Mrs Kim Clarke was successfully elected to represent parents on our Governing body. Congratulations.

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 5.30/6.00pm, finish times will depend upon need. Thank you