St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Parents,

We need your help. If any of your children show symptoms of COVID-19 over the holidays, please could you let school know either by text or by email (email addresses below) to myself or Mrs Garratt.  We will need to know the exact date that they symptoms first appear, as your child will have been infectious for 48 hours before this.

This information will mean that I can take the appropriate actions around the guidelines and alert, if necessary, your child's class mates. about isolating.

I really hope that this won't be necessary as we have managed to keep ourselves safe over the last half term.

Thank you

Mrs Hilton

Mrs Hilton:  headteacher@st-ambrose.stockport.sch.uk

Mrs Garratt: admin@st-ambrose.stockport.sch.uk  

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

With many children now back at school – and with parents again adapting to new routines – it is  important we continue to look after emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

This leaflet contains a range of services children and adults can access, such as Kooth and  HOPELINEUK for young people, the Samaritans and SHOUT, alongside online platforms like Togetherall. 

Similarly, parents, carers, students, and staff can find these and additional services online (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/mental-wellbeing-support-coronavirus), as well as some tips and guidance  to look after your health and wellbeing (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/look-after-your-health-and wellbeing). 

It is important to recognise the invaluable support system that families, friends, and colleagues provide,  and if you know someone who is not feeling okay, the Every Mind Matters webpage has some helpful tips  on how you can help (https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/helping-others/) 

School Nurse

You can also contact the school nurse on 0161 835 6085

Kids Community Closet Stockport – Launching 1 October

Hi, I’m Sarah, Offerton mum of two and lover of all things Stockport – including the people!

I am launching a Stockport based clothing bank for children six months up to age 12, covering all of the Borough.

We aim to support families and children who are in need of clothing and promote sustainability and recycling. We have a volunteer seamstress on the team who can upcycle most items! We promise clothes will be washed, folded, stain free and non-bobbly.  I can’t promise we will always have everything in stock, and if we don’t we will put a call around social media to ask for donations.

Where possible we will be able to deliver bundles directly to families or arrange drop off to an office/school etc if working directly with a referrer/professional.

As of 1 October, you’ll be able to submit a clothing request by email (please call/text for urgent cases). The service isn’t means tested and doesn’t need a referral – you just need to be in genuine need. If you’re a Social Worker or school or other professional and want to refer a family then please get in touch.

We already have lots in the bank thanks to loads of kind donations but will always be collecting so please pass like us on Facebook and pass the word round! We can’t accept uniform or baby clothes (up to 6 months) as don’t want to duplicate the good work of other projects such as Early Essentials or The Stockport Uniform Project.

If you want to find out more then please feel free to call or email me. All communications treated in confidence.

Here’s to 1 October!

Sarah  

stockportcommunitycloset@gmail.com

07881 800153 – please call me for urgent referrals

Facebook.com/Stockportcommunitycloset

ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

We are following all the advice for Coronavirus given by Public Health England, the DfE and the Local Authority. We are also ensuring the children are washing their hands properly for 20 secs, and the caretaker is thoroughly cleaning all surfaces with antibacterial spray. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform can now be purchased from Monkhouse at their Cheadle Hulme or Stockport branch and online or from Davensport, Davenport and online or  from MY CLOTHING online.

Monkhouse

You can order online from Monkhouse and use their click & collect service.  Orders will be delivered to school for collection once a week.

They have the whole range of jumpers, cardigans, coats and book bags available with the school logo on it.

https://www.monkhouse.com/c/2879/St-Ambrose-Catholic-Primary

Davensport

You can order online from Davensport. They have the whole range of embroidered products and other products without the logo.

https://davensport.com/shop/185-st-ambrose-catholic-primary-school

My Clothing

For every item purchased, My Clothing will donate 5% to our school.

www.myclothing.com

You can either search by school (St Ambrose Catholic Primary) or by postcode SK3 8LQ.

Guidance for Parents

Please see the attached guidance produced by Mind on "How to Cope with Change"

INTERNET SAFETY

Dear Parents,

Although there are plenty of fantastic learning materials for your children available online, it is really important that the amount of time children spend on screens is monitored. 

We know where our children are when they are safe at home but do we know where they are online? It is essential to continuously monitor the online activity of children in order to keep them safe. 

Below are some great websites with some fantastic tips on monitoring the screen time and activity of your child. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-0-5-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-5-7-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-7-11-year-olds/