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Ramsgate Arts Primary School

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Information Sent Home

Please see below copies of information and messages sent out via email & through MCAS. 

Tuesday 8th June 2021:

Dear Parent/Carer

House Emin received the highest amount of House Points last term with a total of 374 across the School. To celebrate this we would like all of those children in House Emin(Blue) to come to School this Friday in Non-School Uniform.

Best wishes

Friday 30th April 2021:

Monday is a Bank Holiday and as such School will be closed. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning. Enjoy a wonderful, safe and extended weekend, from all of us here at RAPS.

Monday 26th April 2021:

Parents Evening: Please remember in order to access your child's Teams meeting you will need to login and access their Teams account. The best way to check what their appointment time is etc is by accessing your child's calendar on Teams. If you do not know their login details these can be found in the Reports section of your MCAS account. To find this select the three lines in the top left corner of the app and select reports. If you need any further support please contact the school office.

Best wishes

Wednesday 31st March 2021:

  • Good afternoon, this is a reminder, that if you wish to sign your child up for either the Viking Holiday Club, or Saturday Sports for All club, the cut off is tomorrow at 12pm. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office. Thank you

  • Dear Parent/Carer We would like to remind you that tomorrow the whole school will finish early at 3pm and that RAPS Club is not available. If your child is in Years, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and would normally wear their PE kit on a Thursday please be advised that they will need to come into School in their normal School Uniform and that they do not need to bring in their PE kits as there will not be any PE tomorrow. Best wishes RAPS Team

Thursday 11th March 2021:

Dear Parents, We have been liaising with the Schoolwear Centre and from today, you will have the option to have your uniform order delivered to the school free of charge.Orders will need to be placed over the phone by leaving a voice message or via Facebook messenger as the website will only offer the paid delivery service. Any delivery orders placed prior to today will not be able to be cancelled, however.Once received in school we will give the order to your child to bring home.Kind regards, Ramsgate Arts Primary

Wednesday 10th March 2021:

Dear Parents/carers, please can we remind you to continue to follow social distancing at all times and to please avoid congregating in small groups around entrances and exits on the school site. Thank you for your co-operation, RAPS Office Team

Thursday 25th February 2021:

Good morning, We are pleased to inform you that tomorrow the children will be taken out onto the school field in their bubbles at different times to help plant some new flowers in our soon to be meadow area. We can't wait to see the flowers bloom and ask that if possible you could make sure that your child comes to school tomorrow with appropriate footwear (possibly wellies if you have them) and any other gardening attire that you may feel necessary, for example different trousers so that their uniforms do not get messy. Please can any items be sent into school in a labelled carrier bag. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Thursday 11th February 2021:

Good afternoon

We have really missed everyone and their amazing talents at RAPS so we have organised a talent show competition! Please watch the following video:

If you would like to enter, record and upload your video using Flipgrid. You can see how to do that here:

The closing date is Monday 22nd Feb (after half term). Each teacher will then pick the winner from each class who will then be entered into the final! 

Good luck!

Thursday 7th January 2021:

Good morning, please view the current menu choices. The menu has changed from what is currently on the school's website so please do check to see if there is something your child may like. Payment can be made via the principals website unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.

Best wishes


Thursday 17th December 2020:

Happy Christmas!

  • Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to thank you for all of the support, well wishes and presents we have received from you over the last few months. The support that has been given to us over such a difficult period of time, that has affected everyone in some way or another, has meant so much to all of us here at RAPS. We really couldn't do what we do without your continued support.

We would also like to remind Parents/Carers that today is the last day of Term and that we finish today at 2pm.

We hope you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will see you on Tuesday 5th of January.

Best wishes from all of us at RAPS

  • Dear Parents/Carers

We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday. Please can we ask, that should anyone in your household show covid symptoms or if any of you have a positive test before Christmas please can you email ( please copy and paste email address )

Thank you

RAPS office team

Wednesday 16th December 2020:

Dear Parent/Carer

I have attached some information with details about courses that are available to Parents and Carers in the New Year from Kent Adult Education. Please can all queries regarding the courses on offer be made directly to them.

Managing Children's Behaviour Course

Keeping up with the Children - English

Keeping up with the Children - Maths

Best wishes

Thursday 10th Decmber 2020:

Re: Microsoft Teams and Home Learning for 14th-17th December

Dear Parents and Carers,

This is information that will be relevant for those who have decided to keep their child/children home next week. The Microsoft Teams logins for your child/children can be found in the MCAS app or

Once you have logged in please click on the 'Reports' tab where you will see a document titled Office365. (Instructions are attached)

If you do not know your MCAS login details or experience any difficulties logging into your child Microsoft Teams account please contact the School Office.

There will be more information about how learning will be facilitated for those children that are staying at home in Mr Budge's Newsletter which will be available tomorrow.

How to access Reports on MCAS       How to login Microsoft Teams

Best wishes


Friday 4th December 2020:

  • Re: EYFS-Party Food

Dear Parent/Carer, please can you bring in your sealed party food on Monday morning ready to be quarantined for their Christmas party on Wednesday 9th December. Best wishes, RAPS Team

  • Re: EYFS Christmas Shop

Dear Parent/Carer, please can you send your child into school on Monday with any money that they would like to spend at the Christmas Shop in a named and sealed envelope. Best wishes, RAPS Team.

  • Re: Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Party Food

Dear Parent/Carer

Please can you bring the party food in that you wish to share with your child's class on Monday morning so that it can be quarantined ready for their christmas party on Wednesday 9th. Food will need to be individually wrapped and pre-packaged. Best wishes,RAPS Team

  • Re: Breakfast and After School Club

Dear Parent,

As usual, we will not be holding an After School Club on the last day of term which this year is Friday 18th of December. However, there will be Breakfast Club available on that day.

Last After School Club is 17th December 2020.
Last Breakfast Club is 18th December 2020.

First After School Club next term is 5th January 2021.
First Breakfast Club next term is 5th January 2021.

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

Suzi Stow
Breakfast and After School Club Supervisor

Thursday 3rd December 2020:

  • Re: Christmas Show filming for EYFS

Dear Parent/Carer, please remember the children will need to wear Christmas jumpers or a Christmas top for their filming that is taking place tomorrow. Best wishes, RAPS Team

  • Re: Christmas Play Costumes for Year 1 and 2

Dear Parent/Carer, please can you ensure that your child's costume is brought in by tomorrow morning at the latest as they will be filming tomorrow morning. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Monday 30th November 2020:

  • Re: Message from School SENCO to Years 1 and 2

Dear Parent/Carer, Miss Hughes has asked me to send out the following key survey to Parents and Carers across Years 1 and 2 regarding some Parent Training that is being planned: (please click on the link or copy and paste into your browser)

Best wishes, RAPS Team

  • Re: Rag Wreath Making

Dear Parent/Carer

Miss Vost has asked if members of our school community might be able to contribute towards making the rag wreaths this year. This year it will have to be run differently so unfortunately Parents/Carers will not be able to join us, however we would still like this craft to take place. She has asked if anyone has any wire coat hangers, thin materials, tinsel or spare christmas decorations, please could you send these into school this week. Best wishes, RAPS Team.

Thursday 26th November 2020:

Good afternoon, this is a reminder that the class fundraising Christmas card orders need to be back in tomorrow morning. Thank you, Raps Team

Wednesday 25th November 2020:

Re: Reception classes Superhero Day

Dear Parent/Carer

Please can all children come to school on Friday 27th of November (this Friday) wearing homemade costumes and their Love to Learn book. We cannot wait to see your amazing creations and super powers. Class teaching staff cannot wait as they will also be transformed into 'official' superheros for the day. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Monday 23rd November 2020:

Good morning, 
This is a reminder that all the class fundraising Christmas card ordering forms MUST be returned by Friday at the latest, or we may be unable to fulfill your order. 
Thank you

Thursday 19th November 2020:

Well done to everyone who was able to support our Children in Need non-uniform day last week. We raised a total of £191.40. Thank you, RAPS Team

Wednesday 18th November 2020:

Good morning, please can we remind Parents and Carers that Scooters and Bikes etc. are not to be rode on whilst on school grounds as we have had an incident this morning where another child was ridden into. 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Tuesday 17th November 2020:

Re: Year 2 Return to School

Dear Parents/Carers , 

Several of my Year 2 staff had tested positive for COVID 19, they are better now but are still required to self-isolate until Midnight on Thursday 19th November. 

Sadly, as I do not have enough Year2 Teaching Team to cover either Team O’Kai or Team Rees-Boughton on the original return date of Thursday 19th November the children will now be due back on Friday 20th November. 

Learning will continue via Teams for the Thursday 19th November as it has been for the last 2 weeks. If you have been unable to access Microsoft Teams or need support in doing so please contact the School Office.

Thank you for your understanding in advance. 

Kind regards 

Nick Budge 

Monday 16th November 2020:

Re: Flu Immunisation Nasal Spray-Wednesday 16th December

Dear Parents/Carers

You may remember that we were due to facilitate the Flu Nasal Spray for children from Reception through to Year 6 a little while ago, however they cancelled their visit with us. We are pleased to announce that they have booked us back in for Wednesday 16th December. If you have already requested the immunistaion for your child then you do not need to do anything as we have the original list of children. If your child has since had their nasal spray through your GP then please let us know so we can update this list. If you have any queries or if you have since changed your mind and would now like your child to be immunised or would now like them not to receive this please call the immunisation team directly on 03001235205.

Best wishes


Thursday 12th November 2020:

Re: Children in Need


As you may be aware Children in Need is tomorrow, and we would like to collect some money on their behalf. For this we are asking that children across the whole school come to school tomorrow in non-school uniform in exchange for a £1 donation.

Best wishes


Wednesday 11th November 2020:

Dear Parents/Carers, a member from our school community has found a valuable local resource which may be helpful for some of our school community:

The Isle of Thanet Food Club has opened in Ramsgate. They are offering fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods - for as little as 20p a bag. There are a few videos on the website:

Best wishes, RAPS Team

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Re: Home Learning for Year 2

Dear Year 2 Parents

Thank you for your understanding while we try and thrash out a few issues regarding Teams. Please can any technical issues you may have be directed to the RAPS Office who will endeavour to sort it out or will pass to the ICT Team.

Please can all work related questions come through Teams-either click 'reply' or wait until the catch up sessions. Please only email if it is not work related or a private matter.

Please note that live lessons are held at 10.30am.

Best wishes


Friday 6th November 2020:

Re: Primary School Applications for September 2021

  • Dear Parent/Carer

If you have a child due to start school in September 2021 it's now time to apply for your child's primary school place. Applications will close on the 15th of January 2021. To apply and for more information please follow this link: Best wishes, RAPS Team

  • Dear Parents/Carers

The below message was sent out in September, but many parents did not complete as they were concerned it was not a genuine email. We can confirm that this is a genuine email and you can complete the survey.

Thank you RAPS team

"The Kent School Public Health team wishes all the new starters in reception good luck for their first year at school. Reception year is an important time for your child as they settle into school life. Children are offered three health checks in reception including hearing, vision and height and weight. We also ask ALL YEAR R parents to complete an online health and development review to help identify any health needs your child may have, so support can be put in place for them. We work in partnership with KCC so you will have received emails from them about this.

We offer health and development review questionnaires for children in YEAR R to help us to identify any health needs early so action plans and support can be put in place to give children the best start possible in primary school. A child may have a long-term medical condition, like diabetes, asthma or anaphylaxis, behavioural needs, or perhaps need counselling to cope with bereavement or a relationship problem. We want to support children to reach their full potential by identifying and supporting them with these needs. 

To complete the survey, please click this link The survey should take around 15 minutes and you will need to enter the password/location where your child’s school is located (please note, the link and passwords are case sensitive):

School Location                                                                        Password

Ashford, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe-                                  South2020

Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks                                         North2020

Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells          West2020

Canterbury, Thanet, Swale                                                    East2020

Open until the 30th of November"

Tuesday 3rd November 2020:

Good afternoon, this is a reminder that Breakfast and After School club MUST be booked in advance via the school money website. Even if there is credit on your account the spaces Must be booked to ensure our bubbles are not too big, and we have the correct staffing. You will only be able to book a place if we have received the correct forms. I have attached a copy of our new Extended day policy.

Thank you

Friday 23rd October 2020:

Re: Secondary School Applications for Year 6

*Dear Parent/Carer, please can we remind you that Secondary School Applications close on Monday 2nd November and that you will need to apply for a secondary school place for your child before this date. You can do this by following the link below:

Best wishes, RAPS Team

*Good afternoon, from all of us here at RAPS we hope you have an amazing Half Term,  and we look forward to seeing you back here well rested on Tuesday 3rd November. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Thursday 22nd October 2020:

Re: Horror Hair Day

Good morning, tomorrow is Hair Horror Day for the whole school, children are welcome to come into school with crazy hair and non-school uniform in exchange for a £1 donation. Reception classes (Green and Blue) are asked to join in with Hair Horror Day but they are also welcome to come into School in their Halloween costumes for their Spooky Arts Day. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Tuesday 20th October 2020:

Re: Parents Evening

Good afternoon, please be advised that due to the amount of Teams Meetings currently being held there have been instances where Teams meetings may not have gone according to plan. Please be assured that we are aware and are trying to facilitate everyone's appointments accordingly. However it may be necessary for the Teacher to call you directly if your Teams meeting fails for any reason. Best wishes, RAPS Team.

Thursday 15th October 2020:

Re: Hair Horror Day: Good morning, please be aware, alongside having creative and fun hair, the children are also welcome to come to school in non-school uniform. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Wednesday 14th October 2020:

Good afternoon, you should have by now received a Teams invitation for your Parents Evening booking. Please can you ensure that you accept the time so that the response comes through to us if you have not. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Tuesday 13th October 2020:

Message from the Immunisation Team

 Dear Parent/Carer, there is still time to complete the online consent form for your child to receive their nasal flu vaccination.

Please click here and enter our school URN which is: 142117

The online portal will close on 19.10.20 , three working days before our visit,  and no late forms can be accepted after this date.

Someone from our team may call  you to discuss the online consent process if we do not hear from you.

Watch this short film to find out what happens at a nasal flu clinic. What is the nasal flu vaccine?

Show your child this short film to help them understand the nasal flu vaccine What should I say to my child?

Best wishes


Tuesday 6th October 2020:

Dear Parents and Carers, we have had a number of complaints from the local community regarding how some of our school community are parking in the neighbouring roads. We are aware that there is a shortage of parking on site and in some of the neighbouring roads, however we would like to ask that you are considerate in the way that you park. Please can we ask that you do not park on residents driveways, across their driveways and that you park in a manner that will allow access to emergency services. We thank you for your cooperation and support in this matter. Best wishes, RAPS Team

Thursday 1st October 2020:

Good morning, Apologies for any confusion regarding the PE message that was sent the other day, the message was to inform all Parents of Year 2 that they children will need to wear their PE kits into schools on Thursdays. We will be fine tuning how we send out all future messages. Best wishes, RAPS Team.

Tuesday 29th September 2020:

Dear Parents/Carers, on Thursday 1st October we have a school census where we complete data about the numbers of children in school and whether they are having a school meal or eligible for an income based Free School Meal.  Our funding is then paid to us from this information. We therefore need as many children as possible to have a school dinner (hot dinner, jacket potato or school sandwiches).  Please try to help us get the funding we need so we can create the best educational experience for your child.  For every infant child that eats a school meal on the 1st October we get £2.30 a day for every day of the school year (that’s a whopping £437 per year) and for every free school meal child who eats a meal we get a further £1,345 per year. If your child always has sandwiches from home, and you are worried that, if they have a school meal on the 1st that they won’t like it or eat it, please feel free to send in sandwiches and then they can have these if they don’t like the school dinner (please just tell the class teacher so they know).  Please see below for the special menu Principals will be providing:
Special Menu on Thursday 1st October: 
Hot dog with fried onions and tomato ketchup 
Veggie hot dog with fried onions and tomato ketchup 
Served with chunky wedges, boston beans and vegetable crudité 

Chocolate sponge with vanilla ice cream 

If your child is eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals or Free School Meals then this meal will be provided free of charge.  For everyone else, the charge is £2.15.  Please book your child's meal in the usual way.

Best wishes

Monday 28th September 2020:

Good morning, If you haven't already done so, please can you book an appointment for your child for Parent's Evening. This year we will be facilitating this slightly different due to government guidelines. Once you have booked you will receive an email before your appointment time with instructions of how to use Teams and a link on the email that will take you to your meeting. Appointments can be made via the MCAS app by clicking on the three red lines which will then produce a drop down menu where you can select Parents Evening followed by the date you would like, select book, and then scroll down to your preferred time. If you have any questions or are unable to book for any reason please contact the School Office. Best wishes, RAPS Team.

Friday 25th September 2020:

Parents Evening is now ready to be booked. Please could you book an appointment for your child for Parent's Evening. You will be able to book this via the MCAS App. This can be found in the menu bar on the left hand side where the three red lines are. Click on the three red lines in the top left corner which will then produce a drop down menu, select parent's evening, select your preferred date and then select book, followed by a scroll down menu where you will be able to select a time. If you have any problems please contact the School Office or pop in to see us. Thank you

Good morning, now that Autumn seems to have arrived, and the temperature has dropped, please can we ask that a coat is sent in with your child each day. Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Good afternoon. Due to current government guidelines it has been necessary to arrange Parents Evening differently this year. This year we will be holding meetings via Microsoft Teams. You will still need to book your meeting via MCAS or by calling the school office if you have not installed the MCAS app. The parents evening section can be found on the left hand side. Booking will be open from 10am this Friday to 10am on the 7th of October. If you have booked your slot you will receive an email prior to your appointment time with details about how to access the Teams meeting with your child's Teacher. If you have any questions please contact the School Office. If you have more than one child attending RAPs you will need to make an appointment for each of them as this is for the Whole School. Thank you.

Friday 18th September 2020

We have noticed that at the start of the day parents are starting to congregate outside the school gates before 8.15. Can I remind you the School gates will open at 8:15 and close at 8:30 to allow a ‘fluid’ entry and avoid over-crowding – please do not arrive on the school site prior to 8:15 .We have opted for a fluid entry as we felt that if we give year groups set times then we will have lots of parents waiting around as they may have 2 or even 3 different drop off times. Lots of schools that had set entry times have now opted for a fluid entry system. We operate a one-way system and parents leave via the Newington Road gate. Children can be taken around to classrooms by one parent. If your child is old enough to be dropped off at the dance-studio gate to walk around to class by themselves, that would help us maintain social-distancing at drop-off time. Please can parents be mindful of social distancing and ensure that they keep their distance and leave the school site as quickly as possible. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Friday 4th September 2020

We have sent home the following message this morning: Good morning, The local traffic enforcers were out issuing tickets this morning. We understand that parking is very limited, but ask that parents please park responsibly for the safety of all our children. Thank you RAPS Team

Dear Parent, We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to After School Club.  We have moved the club into the main hall. The pick up gate is to the left of the reception entrance, adjacent to the dance hall. There is a bell and a sign besides it to help direct you. Please ring the bell upon arrival and we will come to let you in. Kind regards, Suzi Stow, After School Club Supervisor

Thursday 3rd September 2020

We have sent home thew following message: Good afternoon, please remember that the arts curriculum is not running during this week and as such all children will be finishing their school day at 3pm today. Thank you

We have sent home the following message this afternoon: Good afternoon, When collecting your children, please stand in the designated area for your year group. These are all marked out. Key stage 2 parents, please walk along the grassed area round the side of the playground to stand on the field behind the designated posts. Thank you RAPS Team.

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Ramsgate Arts Primary School 
140-144 Newington Road
CT12 6PT

01843 582847