Head's weekly message and letters
15th November 2019 | Head's Weekly Message |

Dear Parents and Carers

Kind donations from parents via our Foundation have been used to refurbish the old Sixth Form Common Room which is now a lovely new Learning Resource Centre.  If you feel you can help the School financially, please donate via http://www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk/userfiles/rickmansworth/School%20Foundation%20NEW%20Donor%20Form.pdf

Nut allergy letter

At Rickmansworth School we strive to provide a safe learning environment for all students. Due to some of our students suffering with life threatening nut allergies, we are a nut free School. We currently have over 40 students who are allergic to nuts. Approximately half of these students are considered as having a severe allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis if exposed.  Important information is in the letter from Miss Hickey, our Welfare Office.  Please ensure it is read.

Condensed School Day

Due to Year 9 parents’ consultation evening on Tuesday 17 December the School will run on a condensed day with the end of the day ending at 1.30pm.  Please read my letter using the link below for further information.

Autumn Concert

Tuesday 10 December at 7.00 pm in the Main School Hall.  This is always an enjoyable evening.  Please see the flyer.  Tickets can be obtained using the link https://www.trybooking.co.uk/NZJ

Remembrance Sunday

Thank you to Jack Felton (Year 8), Oliver Roscoe and Joshua Cramp (&ear 9) for representing Rickmansworth School at the Croxley Remembrance Parade last Sunday where they laid a wreath at the Memorial monument on Croxley Green.

Head’s surgery

My next Head’s surgery is on Wednesday 11 December running from 9.00-10.00am.  If you would like to make a 10 minutes slot to meet with me, please contact my PA Mrs Spinks at rspinks@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk indicating what you wish to discuss and the name(s) of your son/daughter(s). 

Opening Hours of Reception

Reception is staffed from 8.00am-4.30pm Mondays to the Thursdays, and until 4.00pm on Fridays.  The School telephones are staffed from 8.15am-4.15am Mondays-Thursdays and 8.15am-3.45pm on Fridays. 

Notification from Herts Constabulary

We have received information from the Hertfordshire Constabulary of a NATO Conference taking place at The Grove at the beginning of December.  For further information, please read the letter from the link below.

Fundraising – Message from the PTA 

The PTA have come up with a wonderful way for parents/carers, staff and governors to raise money for the School.  It is a shopping App used by many shops ie Amazon, eBay, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, John Lewis, to name but a few.  It can be used in their shops and online.  Travel companies such as Tui, Easyjet holidays, Jet2holidays also participate.  In fact, there is a massive amount of companies involved.  All you need to do is download the App ‘Give as You Live’

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/refer/R9UoYAsxin5KlO7EYITyrQ7aiUq8Nw-3D-3D  and install the donation reminder.  (Choose Rickmansworth School PTA as your chosen charity.)  Once installed you continue shopping as usual – just remember to choose ‘Rickmansworth School PTA’ as your chosen charity.  These companies will give anything between 1% and 5% of your purchase price as a charitable donation to the School.  It is that simple. 

The PTA have a target of raising £30,00 for an additional outside shelter which will benefit all the students.  So please download the App, help support the PTA which will provide our students with the additional shelter they require.  Thank you. 

PTA Uniform Shop

The shop is open 7-8pm on Monday 18 November in the Hall.   Card payments are now accepted.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Fletcher, Headteacher

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