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17.11.17 Issue 239


Blackheath Goes Gospel Concert

Good luck to all the children in Y4, 5 and 6 who are performing alongside professional musicians, backed by a full adult gospel and to an audience of close to five hundred! It will hopefully be a memorable night!


Flu immunisation

We encourage children and parents to consider getting a flu jab this year. They are available at the chemist and will help to immunise against flu this year. See also the following guidance from the NHS:


This information is guidance from the NHS. Please refer to it when making a decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Many parents have work commitments and it is difficult to arrange for children to be looked after at home. However, sending a child to school when they have not fully recovered will only slow recovery and pass illness onto others.

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is my child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does my child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Would I take a day off work if I had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

Common conditions

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. Use this guidance to help you make that judgement.

Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.

  • Cough and cold. A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school, visit the GP and return to school 24 hours after they start to feel better. If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP. They can give guidance on whether your child should stay off school.
  • Raised temperature. If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better.
  •  Rash. Skin rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles. Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school. If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school. 
  • Headache. A child with a minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.  
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should definitely be kept off school until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have gone. Most cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in children get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP.
  • Sore throat. A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. But if it's accompanied by a raised temperature, your child should stay at home.




Lost Property Trolley

There are currently;

4 jumpers, 3 PE tops, 1 pair of leggings, 1 pair of trousers, 2 coats, 1 fleece, 2 hat, 3 hoodies, 3 pairs of socks and 1 plimsole and various other niknaks  All unmarked.






Thank you so much for all of your generosity today! As a school we have raised the grand total of £222 for an extremely worthy cause. Throughout the week every class have been focussing some of their learning around the themes presented in the film Sing. It was fabulous to see your costumes today- please see a few of them below!





Congratulation to Lily Gayle for having her poem PENGUIN published.

Thank you to the Gayle family for donating the book Pet Poetry 2017 – Paws and Claws






















Once again the Friends of St Margaret’s will be selling Christmas Trees through a school fundraising scheme. The trees are from a wholesaler in Surrey who only stock first, premium and super grade trees that come from either Denmark or Scotland. Trees are competitively priced below the large retailers such as Homebase, B&Q, garden centre’s etc. To keep things simple we are offering the most popular tree type, the low-drop Nordmann Fir in the most common sizes as listed on return slip below, tree stands are also available to order.

We kindly ask that you pay the full balance upon ordering to reduce administration efforts.

Trees will be delivered to your home (within a 1 mile radius of the school) on Friday 8th December or Saturday 9th December, during one of the time slots indicated below.

All profits from tree sales will be used by the Friends to directly benefit the school and your children.

The closing date for orders is Friday 24th November. Please complete the slip below indicating preferred delivery time and include correct payment (cash or cheque) in an envelope marked ‘Christmas Tree Order’. These can be handed in at the school office. Please make cheques payable to ‘Friends of St Margaret’s Lee C of E School’. If you have any queries please contact Fiona Judd on or mob 07798 724380.


Christmas Pantomime

Thanks to everyone who handed in their orders for Cinderella. Tickets should have been in your nominated child’s bookbag yesterday. Please check with your class teacher if you have not received yours. 

Please keep them safe and bring along to Greenwich Theatre on the day. 



Friday 8th December

3pm - 4.30pm

In the School Hall

·         Donations Needed to School Office by 1st Dec:

·         Small toys, stationery etc for pick a bag (especially for older children)

·         Gifts for children to pick for their mums and dads in the ‘Mum’s the Word’ grotto (toiletries, candles, jewellery, ties etc – a great way to recycle those unwanted gifts!)

·         Small change (1, 2, 5, 10ps) for the money tree

·         Cakes on the day for the Cake stall (No Nuts)

·         Festive Gifts

·         Hamper Items Donation list will be at the office from Monday

·         Thank you!


Want to help the Friends but have no time?

Do you have any industry or corporate links for sponsorship, we are looking for raffle prizes, hamper items, pot raffle and auction prizes for our Christmas fair.

Please email if you can help.







Sat 18th 7:30-9:45pm Y4/5/6 Blackheath goes Gospel concert


Mon 11th Children’s Christmas lunch

Tue12th KS1 Nativity (Y1/2) 10am

Wed 13th Early Years Nativity (N/Rec) 10am

Thu 14th Junior Nativity 10am/ 7pm

Fri 15th Infant party 2pm

Mon 18th 2pm

Tue 19th Last day 1:30pm finish


Wed 3rd INSET

Thu 4th First day of spring term


Thu 1st Reception assembly

Thu 8th Y1 assembly

w/b 12th  half term

Thu 22nd Y2 assembly


Thu 1st Y3 assembly

Thu 8th Y4 assembly

Mon 12th – 14th Y4 school journey

Thu 15th Y5 assembly

Wed 21st /Thu 22nd parent meetings

Thu 29th last day 1:30pm finish


Mon 16th INSET

Tue 17th First day back


Mon 7th Bank holiday

Thu 10th Y1 assembly

Thu 10th Secondary schools meeting

w/b 14th SATs week – Y6

Thu 24th Rec assembly

Fri 25th INSET day

w/b 28th half term


Fri 22nd International day (end of International week)

Thu 28th Nursery assembly

Tue 19th Nursery parents welcome 9:30am

Tue 26th Reception parents welcome 9:30am


Tba Sports day

Wed 11th Governors’ day/Y6 leavers assembly 2:45pm

Wed 11th 7pm Y6 play

Tba   Seaside trip

Fri 20th Last day 1:30pm finish


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