I would like to wish all pupils, parents and staff a happy and peaceful Christmas break. I would also like to thank the staff for all their hard work and commend the pupils on their efforts.
Equipped for learning in January
I would be very grateful if parents could devote some time during the Christmas break to ensure that all pupils are correctly dressed and equipped for learning at the start of next term.
As you may remember, uniform rules changed in the summer and hoodies and white socks have been banned from school. We have also asked parents to move to white shirts from January 2020 onwards. Skin tight trousers have also been banned.
Raise Donations whilst you shop online
If you are planning to shop on line for last minute Christmas presents or January sales bargains, please consider signing up for easyfundraising and Amazon Smile to raise funds while you shop. It’s really simple to do and could generate £100s of donations over the next few weeks.
Over 4000 retailers including John Lewis, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Just Eat, Expedia, Booking.com and EBay donate a small percentage of the value of your purchase to the Verulam PTA every time you shop on line. In the last 30 days we have raised £150 and last month one parent generating a donation of £105 for an Expedia hotel booking – so it really is worthwhile. It’s quick, easy and requires one just extra click before check out. Please sign up here: easyfundraising.
Amazon Smile Verulam PTA has also registered with Amazon Smile, which means the school will earn 0.5% every time you shop at Amazon Smile. Please register and shop at Amazon Smile selecting Verulam Parent Teacher Association as your charity and you’ll be helping the school to give your child the best possible education.
This week’s HM commendation goes to the school’s support staff without whose sterling efforts Verulam would cease to function.
Whatever their roles, they share one common feature; their dedication to doing the best for our pupils and their willingness to go above and beyond what is required.
Many thanks from myself and the teaching staff.