Our Newsletters: IMPORTANT NOTICE
During 2017 - 2018 we plan to keep parents informed in two main ways:
1. Newsletters requiring the return of a note / form / permission slip will be emailed, added to the website AND sent home in paper format.
2. Newsletters which do not have a note / form / permission slip will be emailed and added to the school website. These Newsletters WILL NOT be sent home in paper format.
For Safeguarding reasons, Email addresses of folk who no longer have children at Ampertaine will be removed from our mailing list on Thursday 31st August.
Our most recent newsletters are available here for you to download but our Newsletter email facility is now in operation.
Please complete the Newsletter subscription form below, adding your child's name and class after your name as in this example: Name: Mrs. Mary Johns (Terry P4, Kerry P1).
Make sure your email address is accurate with all dots etc. in the right places.
We will check all requests before they are added to our mailings list.
- 15 Jan 2018
A note will go home to all parents of P6 & P7 children on Tuesday 16th January All are invited to an information evening in school next Tuesday 23rd January at 7.15 pm. The meeting will last for one hour. Please return a reply slip so we know if you are / are not coming. (Any other parents / friends / Governors etc. are also welcome to attend!) ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED FROM LINKS ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE. http://www.ampertaineps.co.uk/parents/cba-testing
- 15 Jan 2018
Met Office Weather Update
Dear Parent, Please see below the most recent Met Office information regarding possible tricky weather conditions for this week... Monday: The Yellow Warning for SNOW and ICE for a Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts valid 15:00 Monday 15th January until 18:00 Wednesday 17th January. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-01-15 Today will be mostly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. There will be some showers of rain through today; these will turn wintry over high ground later in the afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will have lighting and hail. Today will be breezy too with the westerly wind making it feel very cold. Overnight showers of snow will continue. Temperatures will fall to zero for most, with some prone cold spots seeing temperatures of -2 to -1. Tuesday: Most people will wake up to snow accumulations of 2-5cm, with some upland communities in the Antrim Hills and across Armagh / Down seeing up to 10cm; possibly 20cm on higher ground. Winds will still be strong; westerly 20-25mph gusting 35-40mph. Some places won’t see temperatures above zero, but most should see temperatures of around 2 Celsius, but it will feel more like -4 Celsius due to the strong wind. Wednesday: A Yellow Warning for WIND for a Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts valid 21:00 Wednesday 17th January until 13:00 Thursday 18th January. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-01-17 Wednesday will be another windy day; westerly 20-25moh gusting 35-40mph. Showers of snow will continue but will start to ease during the afternoon, winds will also ease during this time. A low pressure system is expected to track across the UK on Wednesday/Thursday but there is a lot of uncertainty in the exact track and depth of this depression, It may bring a spell of rain or further snow as well as strong winds. This system is being closely watched. With the strong wind, it is likely that the snow will drift, especially on high ground, with the possibility of some blizzard conditions at times. During the day, there will be some thaw of snow and ice and this will freeze overnight, leading to some very icy conditions. Impacts from snow and ice: Snowfall will result in some delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail or road travel. There is a good chance that some rural communities may be cut off for a time. There could be injuries from slips and falls due to icy stretches. Untreated pavements and cycle paths could be impassable because of black ice. Impacts from wind: Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and possibly cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to building. Kind Regards, Eileen Eileen Stamp Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies) Met Office Cargo Complex Belfast International Airport Antrim BT29 4AB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)28 9441 7056 Mobile: 07753880293 GPTN: 962287056 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metoffice.gov.uk Read the Met Office News blog at http://metofficenews.wordpress.com Follow the Met Office on Twitter at http://twitter.com/metoffice or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/metoffice
- 12 Jan 2018
Hi all! The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 17th January from 9.00 am. We will, as usual, begin with families. Parents are very welcome to bring younger children at 9am so that family/group photos are completed. A written note will go home with pupils on Monday and Tuesday as a reminder! Many thanks!
- 11 Jan 2018
Reminder: Mathletics: Parent Feedback
Thanks for the 30 or so replies we have received. Please take a minute or two to register your views if you haven't already done so. A redacted results sheet will be emailed on Thursday.As you know, schools are looking very closely at their finances and trying to find ways of making savings. School Governors have been asked to come up with answers by March when new budgets will be formed. The first area we are looking at is our online activities. We will be running a small number of fact finding questionnaires during January and February. The first questionnaire is to do with Mathletics. It would be a great help to the Governors if you would follow the link below and complete our short survey. 5 minutes is all it will take. This questionnaire closes on Wednesday 18th January. Thank you. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HQM59BP
- 10 Jan 2018
Hi all! URGENT! All admission forms for Little Amps Pre - school places and Ampertaine P1 places MUST be left in today before 12noon. This is the closing date and time stipulated by the Education Department. Our next PTA meeting is tonight Wednesday 10th January, at 7.30pm in the Lee Hall, in school and all are very welcome to attend. We are delighted to let you know that drumming will start up again next Wednesday (17th) running from 3pm - 3.50pm. Fee of £1 payable direct to tutors. The amended dinner has been up on our website from last week. Please feel free to browse over this. We have mince and potatoes today / Roast chicken dinner tomorrow and sausages and chips for Friday. Please ensure all dinner money is UP TO DATE! Many thanks!
- 05 Jan 2018
Menu for Jan 18
Hi all! Our yummy school dinner menu is now available on the website to browse over - starting from Monday 8th January and running for the next 4 weeks. Many thanks!
- 04 Jan 2018
Accelerated Reader Team Results
We had a brilliant prize giving at break time today when our Christmas AR Team Competition prize winners were announced. Congratulations to EVERY reader who tried so hard for their team. Lovely photos, thanks to Mrs. Wallace, are now on our homepage with all the details on display in the AR area of our website. Follow this link... http://www.ampertaineps.co.uk/learning/accelerated-reader/team-readers Mrs. Cunningham announced that we have EVEN MORE young P3 readers who will be starting into AR before the end of this month. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
- 03 Jan 2018
New Year Linen Hall Clubs / Swimming
Linen Hall PE and Clubs start this week for P4-P7 as follows... Thursday: PE Handball, After school club is DODGE BALL Friday: PE Handball, After school club is FOOTBALL. Swimming for P5 And P7 starts on Monday 8th January.
- 03 Jan 2018
School Dinner Menu Thursday 4th & Friday 5th Jan 18
Hi all! Just wanting to confirm the dinners for this week: Thursday 4th Jan - Chicken Curry / Chicken Stew with Boiled rice/naan bread and vegetables / Biscuit and custard Friday 5th Jan - Chicken Nuggets with chips and beans Many thanks!
- 23 Dec 2017
Operation Christmas Child
Happy Shoebox Children! Click on this link... https://youtu.be/k1HlsGC_zoo