As you are aware, we have two very brave children in our school who have been undergoing treatment for Leukaemia (ALL). Emily was diagnosed, while in our school, two years ago and Ethan was diagnosed the year prior to that. This meant we have had two children in our school who have received treatment at the same hospital for the same condition. Every patient is different and they respond to treatment in different ways. It has been a very difficult time for both families, and I am sure you will agree it is amazing to hear that both children are now nearing the end of their treatment.
There is still a long recovery road ahead for these children, but on 30th January Ethan will ring the ward bell with his family and Emily rings the bell on 10th February. All the children and our families have been supportive with these children, either by being a very special friend, supporting us in raising money for children with cancer in 2018, or informing schools when an illness may impact on Ethan or Emily. Therefore, we have the family’s permission to celebrate in school by holding a family assembly and inviting all the children to enjoy a ‘party style lunch’ on Friday 14th February. Ethan and Emily’s favourite foods will form the menu, pizza, chips and fish! We will have music and balloons.
If your child is usually on packed lunches but would like to have a school lunch on this day, please return the order form which will be sent home today before Friday 31st January. Your ParentPay account will be charged on the day (unless on free school meals).
As Friday 14th is the last day of this half term, we usually offer non-school uniform for £1 school council fine. Children can still come to school in non-uniform for a £1 fine, but this will either be donated to the RVI ward or Children with Cancer UK.
Ring this bell,
three times well,
It’s toll to clearly say,
my treatments done,
this course is run,
and I am on my way!
Kind Regards Mrs Raine School Operations Manager