We hope that in our second week of home learning that you have managed to find your way through the packs,
through Bug club and Seesaw. I have been getting feedback from staff P1- P6 that a substantial number of parents have not logged on to the Pupil See Saw app through which much of the work is being uploaded.
There is a second Seesaw app that also must be downloaded- This will allow you to receive work from teachers and children can also upload work back to their teacher. An information sheet was sent out with the home learning packs. Also some home learning packs are still in school and can be collected at your convenience. It is of vital importance that your child is keeping in touch with some kind of school routine over the next few months - If you have any queries please get in touch with your child's teacher via Seesaw.
In the meantime - stay home stay safe!
As we near the end of our first week dealing with this exceptional situation, can I first of all thank you for your support and your work with your child so far.
Please do not stress about getting everything done, do as much as you can each day. Have a quick walk, some fun time etc.
Do ask for help from your child's teacher within school hours as far as possible and they will respond as soon as they can. We will send out regular communication and if you need to contact the school, please ring, or if we are closed use this email address firstname.lastname@example.org as this is being monitored.
Mrs Allen is available on Friday 27th March to help with telephone queries.
In the meantime take care and stay safe.
Mrs P Murtagh (Principal
A quick reminder that school will be closed next Monday 16th (for Staff Training) and Tuesday 17th March (St Patrick's Day) and therefore pupils should not attend on these days. School will re-open as normal on Wednesday 18th March.
Friday 13th March is Sports Relief Day and we are all encouraged to "get moving" a little bit more, whether that's cycling, running, walking, swimming or just generally getting out and about more!
We are asking children to come to school on Friday wearing something Red and bring in £1, all proceeds will go to Sports Relief. Children do not need to wear their uniform this day.
So come on! What are you waiting for?! Get up, get out and do "Whatever Moves You!"
The School Photographer will be in school on Thursday 12th March from 9.30am to take group photographs of Nursery, P1s and P7s. There will also be an opportunity for those pupils that missed out on their individual photo to have their photo taken.
If your child did not get their individual photo taken last time, please let the school office know and we will ensure it is taken when the photographer visits next Thursday.
If you are entitled to Free School Meals but have still to submit your application form to the Education Authority please do so immediately. We cannot provide your child with a Free School Meal until we have been advised by the Education Authority of their eligibility.
Application forms were issued at the end of June and are also available here:
Completed forms should be returned to the Education Authority, not the school.
Until you receive confirmation of eligibility from the Education Authority please send payment (£2.60 per meal) or a packed lunch. There can be no exceptions.
Just a quick reminder that Hazelwood IPS is a NO SMOKING ZONE and therefore smoking is NOT permitted on school grounds or at the school gates. Recently there has been an increasing amount of cigarette butts appearing in the school grounds and at the school gates and we would ask you to please be considerate to other parents and children and make sure you are well away from the school and school grounds before lighting up.
After an inspection of the School grounds this morning and in the interest of Parent and Child safety, it has been decided that the School should close today Wednesday 17th January.
The safety of our Parents and Children is paramount and we have not taken this decision lightly. The School will hopefully be open as normal tomorrow Thursday 18th January but please keep a check of our Facebook Page, Website and Parentmail for any further updates.
Stay safe and stay warm
SAFETY AT HAZELWOOD INTEGRATED PRIMARY & NURSERY SCHOOL
As you are aware the School site is a busy place in the mornings and afternoons as children are dropped off and picked up. Please take extra care in your movements around the site - especially when driving around the Zebra Crossings.
We need to keep all our children and parents safe.
We would appreciate your help and co-operation in this matter.
Just a quick reminder that some of our students in school have severe food allergies to peanuts/nut products. It is important that there is strict avoidance to this food in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction. We are asking your help to provide the students with a safe school environment.
If you are sending food in with your child, please check it does not contain nuts or nut products.
Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated
As Christmas approaches, we are aware of what an expensive time it is. Therefore we would encourage you not to buy gifts for all the Staff who teach and support your child - a box of sweets for all to share or a homemade card is most welcome.
Have a lovely family Christmas and thank you for your support throughout the year.
As you all know the festive season is almost upon us (as if we needed reminding!) and it's that time of year again when the Children will be treated to a traditional Christmas Dinner by our School Meals Kitchen.
This will take place on Wednesday 6th December. The cost is £2.60 (Children in receipt of Free School Meals do not need to send in money). If you want your child to have a Christmas Dinner, please send in the money by Friday 1st December.
Children are also permitted to wear Santa Hats, Reindeer Antlers etc on Wednesday 6th December, and join in the party atmosphere!
This weekend everyone who purchases a weekly pass for the Breakfast Club electronically via the Hazelwood App will be entered into a draw for one free weekly pass, worth £10.
If you would like help accessing the App please contact Alison in the School Office.
EARLY DROP OFF IN MORNINGS
An increasing number of children are being dropped off at school at 8am and are being left unattended and unsupervised.
There is no Staff allocation at this time to supervise your child. Please use the Breakfast Club Facility for a cost of £1 per day, this is for SUPERVISION ONLY and does not include Breakfast.
Children are supervised in the playground from 8.40am. Your child should NOT be dropped at school before this.
MICROSOFT OFFICE PACKAGE
This Friday (24th Nov) is known as Black Friday and also with Christmas on the horizon staff and students (or parents of students) may be planning to purchase new personal devices including tablets, laptops etc.
To avoid the unnecessary purchase of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) please note that staff, pupils and guardians do not need to purchase Microsoft Office as it available free with a C2k username on up to 5 personal devices in 4 easy steps (see below)
Each child in school should have a Username and Password that they use for the computers in school and this is what you will need in order to be able to download the Microsoft Office Package.
3.At the next box enter (i) your C2k username auser123 and (ii) password
4.Download the version of Microsoft Office you require
If you have any queries please contact the school office.
A sincere thanks to you all for your contribution to recent Charity Events. We raised £694 for Children in Need and £1600 for Action for Deaf Youth. Also a considerable amount was also collected for the Poppy Appeal.
Peace Proms is a production featuring the Belfast Children's Peace Choir which is made up of 3,000 children from Primary Schools across Northern and Southern Ireland, this includes our own School Choir. This production takes place on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3pm in the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tickets are now on sale via www.ssearenabelfast.com or telephone 028 90 739074. Tickets are £15 each or £13.75 for a family group of 4. These usually sell out quickly so please get your tickets asap to avoid disappointment!
If you have any queries, please ring the school office.
HEALTHY CHOICES AFTERSCHOOLS CLUB
Just a quick reminder about the Healthy Choices Afterschools Club aimed at p4-p7. This will run each Tuesday for 5 weeks beginning today from 3pm-4pm. There are still places available for this. It is a great opportunity for children to learn the importance of healthy eating and show them how to look after their bodies physically and mentally with plenty of advice and practical experiments. The cost of this is £15 (£3 per week). If you would like your child to attend this club, and have not already sent in the registration form and money, please contact the school office.
Our Primary 7 children will be going to Hazelwood College tomorrow (Friday 10th November) for their Remembrance Service. They will leave school around 9.30am and will be walking down. They will return in time for lunch around 11.30am. Those Primary 7 children who are in the School Choir will be going to Stranmillis as arranged. Please ensure your child brings a coat and sensible walking shoes!
HEALTHY CHOICES AFTERSCHOOLS CLUB This is an Afterschools Club aimed at p4-p7. It will run each Tuesday for 6 weeks beginning tomorrow from 3pm-4pm. It is a great opportunity for children to learn the importance of healthy eating and show them how to look after their bodies physically and mentally with plenty of advice and practical experiments.
REMINDER ABOUT HEALTHY LUNCHESAs part of our approach to Healthy Eating at Hazelwood, we ask that you support us by ensuring that your child's lunch is healthy. Some ideas are attached.Friday is an opportunity to give your child a treat - this means ONE SMALL chocolate bar OR crisps and please remember we are a NUT FREE school.
This letter is to inform you that some of our students in school have severe food allergies to peanuts/nut products. It is important that there is strict avoidance to this food in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction. We are asking your help to provide the student with a safe school environment.
Any exposure to peanuts/nuts may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you do not send any Hazelnut or products that contain nuts such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher etc to school with your child that will be eaten in the classroom.
If your child has eaten peanuts/nuts before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school.
We appreciate your support of these procedures. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Mrs P Murtagh, Principal
The children will participate in a fitness session to raise funds for Action Deaf Youth. Please sponsor your child to take part in this fundraiser which will take place on Thursday 19th October 2017. Children should come to school in sports gear. We hope to present a cheque at assembly on 26th October 2017.
Please find attached a Sponsor Form and we would ask that you print this out and use as soon as possible. We were hoping to distribute these at school, but due to the weather and school closures this is not possible at present and we wanted to get the form out as soon as possible.
Please also note that on Thursday 19th October (this Thursday!) children should come to school in Sports Gear in preparation for our fundraiser fitness event. Any Sponsor Money should be sent in to school by Thursday 26th October 2017.
Charity events are always well supported by our parents and children and we hope this will be no different. Thank you in advance for all your support for this very worthy cause.
the sponsor form can be accessed below.
Please be advised that Chess Club begins this Wednesday 11th October from 3pm-4pm in Mrs Watson's Classroom for all those that have expressed interest in attending this
The school operates a Breakfast Club which offers a nutritious breakfast and adult supervision from 8.05am; entrance is via the top Assembly Hall door at the side of the school. Children must not be left unattended before the Club opens and only children who are attending the Breakfast Club should be in the school building before 8.30am.
Breakfast Club costs £2.50 per day – pre-booking is not essential but is helpful for those who wish to come on a regular basis. A weekly pass at £10 is available and this can now be purchased electronically via the School App. The pass will be available for purchase between 3pm on Friday afternoon and 8am on Monday morning each week. Weekly passes can also still be purchased in cash; payment for part-time attendance is only possible by cash at this time.
Please note that the pass must be used in full each week – it is not possible to carry forward single unused days to future weeks.
Just a quick reminder that the school photographer will be in school on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September to take Family and individual child photographs.
If you wish to have a family photograph (this can include babies and other siblings) please return the reply slip that went out in your child's school bag last week. Family photographs will be taken on Tuesday between 8.30am and 8.45am.
If you have any queries, please contact the school office.
Chess Club will begin again on Wednesday 11th October 2017 for children in Primary 4-7. The club, which is run by Logic NI, will be held after school each Wednesday from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in Mrs Watson’s Primary 1 Room. There is no charge for this club. If your child loves chess or would like to learn, then maybe they would like to come along and have some fun!
Your child will receive a permission slip for this club today - if you would like a place in the club please complete this slip and return it to Mrs Watson (limited spaces available – first come, first served basis) by Friday 22nd September. Your child will be notified if they have a place.
Just a quick reminder that Hazelwood IPS is a NO SMOKING ZONE and therefore smoking is NOT permitted on school grounds or at the school gates and we would ask you to please be considerate to other parents and children and make sure you are well away from the school and school grounds before lighting up.
Your help in this matter is appreciated.