A New Broom……………

At the end of this term, our Caretaker, Mrs. Digman is hanging up her paintbrush, saw, hammer, vacuum and cleaning cloths and is heading into well-deserved retirement status. For twenty years, Mrs. Digman has served Nabb School as a teaching assistant and, more recently, also as its caretaker. The manner in which Mrs. Digman has gone about her tasks has been a shining example to us all; always enthusiastic, always determined, always adaptable, always willing to do whatever needs doing and always with a cheery word and smile. We will miss Mrs. Digman’s contribution to our school, both as a caretaker and as a key character. However, if you have a head for speed, you may just catch a glimpse of Mrs. Digman in the valley on her two-wheeled adventures. We wish Mrs. Digman good health and happiness in her retirement.

In the New Year, we will welcome Bartosz Swieton as our new caretaker. We look forward to working with Bartosz over the coming years.

Amazon Wish List

Last year we were asked to post a ‘wish list’ of items we would like from Amazon.  Thanks to some very kind donations all the items on this wish have now been bought for us and delivered.  Thank you!

We have now created a new Amazon ‘wish list’ – which can be found by following this link https://amzn.eu/8jOiqcs – we would be so happy to receive any of the items on this list if you would rather buy something for school at Christmas.  Don’t forget to complete the sender information so we are able to say thank you for any gifts sent to us!

Crafty Cave Creations

Our friend, Jo, from Craft Cave Creations, has been playing Santa again and has sent us lots of lovely Christmas craft supplies for the children to make their Christmas Cards with.  Thank you very much Jo! If you have a moment have a look at her Facebook page Craft Cave Creations by Jo Marshall.

Thank you Jo!

Amazon Smile

If you shop Amazon Black Friday Week deals from 20th – 30th November, you can do more than discover great deals: Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1040723-0 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Holmfirth Junior,Infant And Nursery School Parent Teacher Association at no extra cost to you.

We are looking for a new Caretaker

At the end of this year our current Caretaker, Mrs Digman, will be retiring – we would like to wish her all the best for her retirement and thank her for her long service.  We are now looking for someone to replace her.  The post of Caretaker is currently being advertised on the Kirklees Council website, an application form and further details  can be found by clicking here

If you need more information please contact Miss Sykes, our School Business Manager, or Mr Rose, Headteacher.


Holmfirth Community Spirit!

⭐️ FREE SCHOOL MEALS at the Old Bridge Bakery Holmfirth 

🌸Big thank you to Andrew’s Greengrocers who are supporting us by providing all the fresh fruit and veg for your lunch boxes🌸

We understand the difficulties caused by this pandemic and we don’t want to see families go through any more of these difficulties and we certainly don’t want children to go without meals this half term.

We are offering free lunch boxes to any family that qualifies for free school meals in term time.

⭐️ Please Message or Call us to pre book and order your child’s lunch box ⭐️

This will run Monday to Friday during the half term week and boxes can be collected between 10am and 2pm from the Old Bridge Bakery, Holmfirth

Lunch Boxes will be filled with:

  • Sandwiches (ham or cheese)
  • Crisps
  • Fruit Juice
  • Piece of Fruit
  • Sliced Cucumber & Carrot
  • Gingerbread Man

Thank you to all our local businesses who are offering to help out over the half term holidays. Below is a copy of a newsletter from Holmfirth High School which has information about more local help for any families struggling at this time.

Image copied from Holmfirth High School

Parental Survey

Dear Parents

We have created a survey for Parents and would be grateful if you could take 2 minutes to complete it for us?  Your views are important to us and we would appreciate your feedback.

Please follow this link to complete the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8352KG9

The survey will be open until Monday 7 November.  We will share the results with you in late November.  Thank you in advance.

FONS Donations

Supporting FONS during the Covid-19 outbreak is difficult when we are unable to host our usual fundraising activities in school.  Here are a couple of way you can support us from home!

MY SCHOOL LOTTERY  – would you consider supporting FONS and the school by joining our school lottery?  Tickets cost £1 per week and you could even be the lucky winner of £25,000!  Visit http://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for Holmfirth J I & N School.  Thanks!

Do you shop with AMAZON?  If you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on 13 & 14 October, you can make a difference: Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1040723-0 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and every time you shop AmazonSmile donates to Holmfirth Junior, Infant And Nursery School Parent Teacher Association (Friends Of Nabb School).  You can shop via AmazonSmile at any time – not just on Prime Day!

Thanks for your continued support of FONS!