Family Numeracy continues for all infant parents on Friday 7th NOVEMBER 
1.30-3.30 in the Small Hall.  It's a fun session -no pressure! 

'Inclusion in the heart of the community'

Special Menu for Tuesday 4th November
Bonfire bangers, served with Guy Fawkes mash and flaming baked beans - and toffee apple cake!

IMPORTANT - 6.11.14
Don't forget we are closed for INSET on Thursday 6th November. 
This is the first Thursday back in school after half term!

Important Choir Concert Dates
Friday 7th November
Singing at remembrance concert with Mello'D at St. Hilda's Church. (details to follow in letters to parents)
Wednesday 12th November
Remembrance concert at West Mon School. Start time 7.00pm till 8.15 approx.  Tickets available to purchase from Miss Crane and Mrs Hall at the price of £2.50 each (maximum of 2 per child). Letters will be sent out shortly.

Non Uniform Day on 28.11.14
Eastern Valley Food Bank - Christmas Collection
Please donate Christmas type food items for less fortunate families across Torfaen.  Bring items in to school on Friday 28th November.  This will help to bring a little sparkle to people's lives at a special time of year.

Content of the 'PIAP' Presentation to Parents on 21.10.14
Click on
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PIAP Presentation

NETBALL CLUB cancelled (until further notice):
Miss Kembrey has broken her leg. We'll keep you posted with further developments.

IMPORTANT
:

please note that if your child is coming in late but requires a school meal, please notify us before 10am on that morning!


Attendance Target for 2014/15
94.5%
We are currently (22.10.14) achieving 95.49%! Fab-u-lous!
But this is 0.1% lower than the same period last year!
And Winter is yet to come!
Please make every possible effort to take medical appointments out of school hours.  Thank you.
If you have concerns about attendance you can meet our newest part time member of staff,
Diana Mollaney (Family Engagement Worker).  Click on the link:
Coffee morning with Diana Mollaney

For July 2015:
100% Attendance £10 Challenge
Any child who achieves 100% attendance between 1.9.14 and 10.7.15 will receive a £10 gift voucher, to be awarded in the last week of term.


School Nurse Drop In Sessions
He will be in school between 9.00am and 11.00am.
To arrange a meeting contact him directly on 01495 768728
For guidance and information on, safety, emotional wellbeing, behavioural concerns, toileting, head lice etc.
He is not a GP and so is not able to provide information on first aid.
The dates for these sessions are:
13.11.14,   11.12.14

FOOD CO-OP NEWS
A big thanks to all those who bought fresh/local fruit and veg on Friday. Please can you remember to bring the bags back next week to collect your next order. Also could parents please collect their produce before they collect their children. If you forget to order on Friday you can give the money to Mr Lockwood by Tuesday and he will pass it on to us. Please ensure that you have the correct money and it is in an envelope clearly marked with your name and the type of bags that you want. 
http://www.foodcoopswales.org.uk/


Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Griffithstown
Head Teacher: Mr N Blackburn
Griffithstown Primary School
Florence Place
Griffithstown
Pontypool
NP4 5DN
Telephone: 01495 759679
Fax: 01495 757177
email: head.griffithstownprimary@torfaen.gov.uk