Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S8 8JR

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Engage to Explore and Enjoy to Excel

21st October 2022

Hello everyone,
Today is the last day of the first half term back in school and it has certainly been a busy one. Our new children and staff are all settling in nicely and the past few weeks have flown by. 
I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago to let you know that COVID cases amongst staff and children are rising steadily again, and asked you to remain vigilant and observe self isolation periods where appropriate. I am sure that next term will see more positive cases so it's important that we work together and keep infected staff and children at home to reduce the spread.
I also wrote to tell you about a case of Shigella at our Chancet site and I'm hoping that half term will provide a natural break, which will prevent any further cases.
On a more positive and less medical note, we have enjoyed parents evening and two events to welcome new parents into school this half term.  We have a further parents event on Friday 11th November between 1.30pm and 2.30pm where we would love to see as many of you in school as possible. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and share experiences.
The first day back after half term is Halloween and we are inviting children and staff to come into school dressed up. Please do not send your children in wearing costumes that are really scary or linked to programmes that it would be inappropriate for primary aged children to watch. We have already sent out dates for our Christmas events but will send reminders next half term - I'm looking forward to seeing you in school for our Christmas performances.
Finally, I would like to let you know that after twelve years, at the end of next half term,  Gemma Horsfield is leaving Mossbrook school. Gemma is the teacher in Woodpecker class but many of you will know her as the Chair of FOMS. For many years and even throughout COVID Gemma has been instrumental in raising much needed funds for Mossbrook and organising social events. Gemma is moving on for a promotion and while we wish her well, she will be sorely missed.
I wish you all a wonderful half term and look forward to seeing your children back in school, in a costume if they would like, on Monday 31st October.
Kind Regards