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Easter Egg Raffle

We are having an Easter Egg Raffle. Tickets will be sold from Monday 25th March- £1 a strip. The raffle will be held on Friday 5th April. We will also be having a cake sale for 30p each. All the money donated will Crawford House which is a charity close to our hearts. we hope you will support us in raising as much money as we can for this amazing charity.

Crawford House is operated by a charity called The Sick Children’s Trust and is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital in Newcastle. It provides families with seriously ill children, free home from home accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support while their children are receiving treatment in the RVI  hospital.

  

School photos

All orders for school photos must be handed to the office by Wednesday 27th March. Thank you.

Brougham Primary School Family Fun day and Car Boot Sale Saturday 13th July 10am until 1.30pm

If you are interested in hiring a pitch or a stall then please call in or contact us on 01429 273663

Twitter account

Our twitter account is regularly updated with photos from events in school and E-safety information that may be useful for our parents. 

Please search for Brougham primary school and request us. The account accepts parents and family members of children attending Brougham Primary School.

MOMO Information for parents from National safety Online

MOMO Challenge

We have received the following information for parents from Cleveland Police regarding the MOMO challenge.

Parents are being warned that the web suicide game Momo is being hidden into innocent YouTube videos catered for Children such as Peppa Pig and Fortnite.

 

Children have reportedly been left terrified after images of the disturbing character appeared on their screens. The image of the Momo statue which is from Japan was created by special effects company ‘Link Factory’ and was displayed in a Tokyo museum in 2016. The image is of a scary looking female with dark hair and bulging eyes.

                                          

The Momo challenge which is similar to the Blue Whale Challenge where members are challenged to communicate with an unknown number via messaging applications such as Whats App, Facebook and Instagram. It allegedly involves challenges that encourage children to engage in a series of violent acts that end with suicide.

Should participants decide they no longer want to be involved in the game it is reported that they are sent threats of harm towards themselves and their loved ones.

 

Cleveland Police have been made aware of a report where a child has been contacted via Instagram private message asking the child if they wanted to play the “Momo game”.

The message said “Game one, cut yourself and send pics” the child failed to respond and alerted a parent. The child was advised that if they cut themselves they will “live longer”.

Cleveland Police are still making enquiries into the challenge to confirm its validity.

 

ADVICE

Parents are advised to talk regularly with their children about their online presence, and reassure them they can share anything with you no matter how delicate the nature is. We recommend the following to help keep children safe online:

  • Set parental controls on devices
  • Always use privacy settings on social media and online games
  • Don’t trust any unknown numbers
  • Block unknown numbers
  • Don’t click on any unidentified links
  • They should not do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable
  • Change passwords regularly
  • Keep account and personal information secure
  • Keep your computer software up to date
  • Use antivirus software
  • Make sure your child knows their options if they are suffering any type of cyber crime

There are many online resources that can give some excellent advice on how to keep your child safe online

Fair Share

Need some help with the weekly shopping? Do you have 5 minutes to spare on Thursday at 3.00pm? Then come along to the large hall where you can purchase supermarket goods for less. 

Some examples of products sold are:

Canned goods- Soup, vegetables and desserts

Cereals

Rice, Pasta

Water, juice, coffee and tea

These goods are available at a reduced cost. No single item is more than £1.

Newsletter 23.11.18

PD Day – Friday 30th November

 

 

Wake Up Shake Up

 

A reminder to parents that wake up shake up is on Monday to Thursday, from 8.25am. The doors close promptly at 8.30am.  Any children arriving after this time will have to wait until their normal doors open at 8.40am.

 

Walking Bus

 

The number of pupils that are using the walking bus has dropped since the start of this academic year.  Unfortunately, unless the numbers increase then we will have to cancel it.  If you are interested in using this service that school provides please speak to Mrs Auton or call into the office.

 

Christmas Fayre

 

We would love for our fayre to be a big success this year and be lots of fun for our families so any donations of chocolates, bottles, smellies, bric a brac, raffle prizes, unwanted gifts would be very greatly appreciated!

 

Meal Arrangements/Payments

 

If you would like to change your child meal arrangements then you must complete a form which you will find in the reception area.  Please do not change meal arrangements without informing the office.  Also, if you pay for your child’s school dinners then they must be paid every week.

 

Parking

 

As you are aware parents are not allowed to use the car park unless you have a parking pass. Please do not park on the drive beside the barrier as you are blocking the access to the car park.

 

Christmas Calendar

 

Please see overleaf for a list of dates for your child’s performances and activities during the festive period.  Also, if you are attending your child’s performance please make sure you are on time.  The doors will be closed promptly and due to health & safety and safeguarding procedures you will not be permitted into school to watch the performance if you are late.