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Kindness Day
Thank you to everyone who supported our Kindness Day on 24 May. Holt House raised £173.70 and Carterknowle raised £240.20 making a great total of £413.90 for the Weston Park Cancer Charity.
Text and Email
If you would like to continue to receive texts and emails from school, please return your consent form. We have previously run this system by asking parents to opt out if they didn’t want us to use their email address or phone number. Under the new data protection laws you have to opt in for us to continue to contact you by email and text.
Carterknowle Review
Two officers from the local authority visited Carterknowle on Wednesday 2 May to assess the progress it has made since its Ofsted Inspection in June 2017. They were really impressed with the children and the provision that they have at Carterknowle.
Parent Partnership
We have recently been visited by our parent partnership consultant. She spent four hours in school, meeting with governors and going through all the evidence that we have been collecting. Her opinion is that there have been very positive developments in parent partnership and that we should achieve the award in the Autumn. This is really good news. Thank you to you all for your support.
Staff News
We are saying farewell to Mrs Ismay at Holt House at the end of term. Mrs Ismay has made a great contribution over the past six years, particularly with the development of singing, helping Holt House to achieve the Sing Up Gold Award. Thanks also to Mrs Philips who helped us out in the Holt House office for a few weeks. This term we welcome Mr Stokes to Carterknowle Smart Kids. In September Mrs Reilly will be teaching one of the Y2 classes with Mrs Jessop. This will be until December when Miss Cargill will move from Carterknowle to Y2, as Mrs Laybourn returns from her maternity leave. You will find out about which class your child is going to in their annual report on 5 July.
Eid Mubarak
We will be celebrating Eid on Friday 22 June. Children may come to school in celebratory or Eid clothes. There will be food tasting and the making of Eid cards. Y5 parents and carers are invited to the Y5 Eid assembly at Carterknowle: 2.30pm for a 2.45pm start.
Carterknowle School Band
The school band will be playing in Carterknowle assembly at 2.55pm on Thursday 28 June. Parents and carers who have children in the band are very welcome to attend this assembly.
School Fair
The fair is being held at Carterknowle this year on Friday 6 July 2.30-5.30pm. There will be lots of stalls, including stalls run by each of the junior classes. The PTA would be grateful for offers of help and there will be a sign-up sheet up in both schools soon. More details will follow about how you can collect your child early that day if you wish.
Other Dates
• Friday 15 June: Schools CLOSED for staff training
• Wednesday 27 June: Federation Sports Day (more details to follow)
• Friday 20 July: Term Ends – No uniform Day £1
• Mon 23 July – Monday 3 September: Summer Holidays
• Mon 23 – Fri 27 July: Summer Holiday Club at Holt House (booking forms available from the schools offices)
• Tuesday 4 September: Schools Re-open
Other dates and events are on the websites’ calendar pages. Reminders will be sent out before each event.

Holt House is awarded the Silver Travel Award.