Traffic News

We are getting reports that there has been a crash on the main New Mill to Holmfirth Road this morning near the Muslin Hall Garage, traffic is at a standstill at (8am). Please find an alternative route.

Online Safety Alert – UNICO LIVE

We have been made aware of an App called “UNICO LIVE”.  The app is publicised as age restricted 12+ and designed for young people to upload videos of them performing, singing and dancing etc.; apparently there is inappropriate content on the platform involving young people which is being investigated.

The content does not appear to be monitored and we urge you to raise awareness widely to increase vigilance and reduce the likelihood of any child being sexually exploited.

It has already been removed from the Apple App Store but can still be downloaded on Android phones.  Please can you check that your children do not have this app on any of their devices.

More information can be found by clicking here

Christmas Fair

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas Fair yesterday – it was a great event and raised £1652 – many thanks to the FONS team, other parents and staff who helped make it such a success.

The raffle was drawn and all ticket holders have been informed apart from ticket no 00831 which had no name on the ticket! If this is yours please call into the office to claim your prize!

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Fundraising via AmazonSmile

Do you use Amazon for purchases?  If you purchased your goods from AmazonSmile (rather than the original Amazon website) Amazon give a percentage of the total spend to FONS – last year we made over £75 through this scheme – which costs you nothing – all you need to remember is to order through the AmazonSmile website rather than the usual Amazon website – the AmazonSmile website is exactly the same as the original Amazon website and it is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices.

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Holmfirth Junior, Infant And Nursery School Parent Teacher Association (FONS) in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in App instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

Search for us using the following details: Holmfirth Junior,Infant And Nursery School Parent Teacher Association.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify you when it becomes available, in the meantime you can still purchase items via the AmazonSmile website if you are an iPhone user – just search for AmazonSmile and log into your Amazon account as usual and FONS will get a percentage of your purchase price.

Thank you for your continued support!

Curriculum Information Sessions – 18/9/19

Just a quick reminder that we are holding two Curriculum Information sessions today – one at 2.30pm and another at 6.00pm.  In these sessions we will be showing you details of our new curriculum.  The FONS (PTA) AGM meeting will follow the evening session.
Details of our Curriculum can also be found on this website – follow this link https://holmfirthjinschool.net/curriculum-2019-2020/
We look forward to seeing you later today.

ROTCHER ROAD CLOSED!

We have just been advised by another parent that Rotcher Road appears to be closed at the junction with Hollowgate. I have spoken to Yorkshire Water, who are responsible for the closure, and they have informed us that the road is unlikely to be open by the end of the school day due to a burst water main.
There is a road diversion in place – however, we suspect that this diversion will direct you onto Hollowgate and up Goose Green – which is an extremely narrow road – which is used by pedestrians – including a number of our older children who walk home unaccompanied. In view of this we would ask that you try and walk up to school to collect your children today, and for as long as Rotcher Road is closed.
According to Yorkshire Water, Rotcher Road may be closed for a number of days. We have asked them to keep us updated and have also stressed the importance of getting Rotcher Road re-opened as soon as possible.
We will keep you updated as and when we get any more information.
Kind regards
Alex Sykes
School Business Manager