ParentPay

Each child has been sent home a letter titled “ParentPay Activation Letter”.

In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school, we are asking all parents to only use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money and school trips.  This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay.

If you already have a ParentPay account (e.g. with another school such as Ysgol Bae Baglan or Ysgol Cwm Brombil), you can simply log in to that account and add your other children via a “add a child” button on your home page.

You will need a specific username and password in order to set up your account or add an additional child to an existing account.  Your individual username and password is printed on the letter which has been sent home.  Please check that the letter you have is correctly addressed to the child you need an account for.

You will require an email address to activate your account.

If you have two or more children at Blaenbaglan Primary, you only need one active account to create your main account and then add your other children using the “add a child” button on your home page.

ParentPay holds an electronic record for your payments to view at a later date.  Once you have activated your account, you can make online payments straight away.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need assistance.  Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.

Mr D. Burrows

Headteacher

Blessing Bag Campaign

Dear Parents/Guardians

As we start to prepare for the upcoming festive season, we would like to ask you to just pause and think about families and individuals that may find this particular time of year very difficult.

Therefore, due to the success of last year’s “Blessing Bag” campaign we are once again asking each family at Blaenbaglan to make up and gift a Christmas gift for the homeless and needy within our local communities.

This year we are asking that you make up a Christmas gift bag filled with items selected from our suggestion list which you will find below.  We also ask that these are returned to school by the second week in December so that all the bags can be collected in time for gifting.

The families and individuals who received your very generous donations last year were extremely touched and blessed by their gifts and we hope that this year we can replicate that generosity at this very special time of year.

Please find a list of suggested items below:

Female Male
Toothpaste/toothbrush Toothpaste/toothbrush
Soap/shower gel Soap/shower gel
Roll on deodorant / hairbrush Roll on deodorant
Sanitary towels Hairbrush
Flannels/face wipes/lip balm/tissues Flannels/lip balm/shaving cream
Sachets of hot chocolate/coffee/cappuccino Sachets of hot chocolate/coffee/cappuccino
Chocolates/biscuits/brunch bars Chocolates/biscuits/brunch bars
Mini hot water bottles/hand warmers Mini hot water bottles/hand warmers
Socks/gloves/hat/scarf Socks/gloves/hat/scarf
First aid supplies & nail clippers (plasters/dressings /alcohol hand wipes & chewable vitamins)
Reusable water bottles

 

We know that each and every family at Blaenbaglan consistently supports our charity drives and we look forward to being able to make a difference in our local community by gifting the needy with presents that will surely help them enjoy this 2019 festive season.

Yours sincerely

Blaenbaglan School Council

Harvest Food Bank Donations

In the lead up to our annual Harvest assembly, we are collecting items that we can donate to our local food bank.  We are grateful for any donations you are able to make of the following:

Tinned food e.g.

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Fish (all varieties)
  • Custard
  • Corned Beef

Dry items e.g.

  • Long-life milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Long-life juice
  • Squash
  • Biscuits

Toiletries e.g.

  • Sanitary towels
  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Soaps
  • Face cloths

These are just suggestions.  If you are able to donate other items, please feel free to do so to support this worthy cause.

KS2 Pantomime!

That’s a wrap!  What a fantastic pantomime Key Stage 2 put on this week.  All children looked amazing in their costumes and the acting, singing and dancing was excellent.  An extra-special well done to our main cast who have worked so hard over the last seven months preparing for these shows.

A DVD of our dress rehearsal is available to purchase costing £4 per copy.  Please see Mrs Bristowe if you would like to order a copy.

All proceeds from ticket and DVD sales is being put back into improving Blaenbaglan’s expressive arts and we intend to purchase musical instruments – watch this space!

We’d also like to thank our VIP special guest, Michael Sheen, for showing his support during our final concert.  The children (and the staff!) were thrilled.

KS2 Mean Machines Exhibition

We were absolutely blown away by the excellent effort put into our Mean Machines homework this term.  Pupils were asked to create a fairground ride with a moving part and we had, amongst others, chairoplanes, rollercoasters, ferris wheels, helterskelters, drop rides and pirate ships!  All our creations were put on display for a parental viewing.

Thank you again for all your support!

Summer Fete

This year, our Summer fete is being held on Thursday 20th June and the PTA are looking for donations for our rainbow stall.

Each year group has been assigned a colour.  We would be grateful if you are able to donate a prize for the stall.

Nursery/Reception – Red

Year 1 – Green

Year 2 – Blue/Purple

Year 3 – Gold/Yellow

Year 4 – Silver/White

Year 5 – Black/Grey

Year 6 – Multicoloured

Any help before or during the school fete will be very much appreciated.  Thank you for your continued commitment and support to our fundraising activities.