Date: Friday 7th December

TICKETS FOR THE EARLY YEARS AND KS1 CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO COLLECT FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE. ALLOCATION IS 2 TICKETS PER CHILD FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A WAITING LIST FOR PARENTS WHO REQUIRE EXTRA TICKETS.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY:

Christmas Jumper day will be held on Thursday 13th December. Children can wear Christmas jumpers or festive accessories. 

CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION:

The Junior SVP would like to invite the Year 6 parents to share a cake to celebrate their Confirmation and join them for a Christmas Quiz at 2:15pm on Wednesday 12th December. Quiz sheets are £1 each on the day.

HALF PRICE THANK YOU BOOK FAIR:

Thank you for supporting our Book Fair this week. We hope you enjoy your new books. 

MESSAGE FROM THE PTA:

We are very pleased to announce that the hard work the PTA are doing is paying off. We will be handing over more money towards the library fund to go towards new books for the children. This is another fantastic achievement and further details will follow. 

We firstly want to say a huge thank you to the teachers for creating a huge amount of art work to represent the children and the school in the hallways - we also want to say thank you to the children for their time and hard work on this. We hope you like the decorations shown in the hall and in the playground that are on display. These have been donated to St Ambrose and will remain at the School.

The Polar Express event was a huge success; lots of time and effort went into this to pull it off and it was only possible with the help and support from the teachers, parents and children. I'm sure you enjoyed the train sets dotted around for the event and we want to thank the Footplate Train Shop for their support in this. Should anyone want to purchase the Polar Express train set, it's available to buy from the Footplate Train Shop. We also want to say a huge thank you to Santa for dropping in to see the children - the pictures will soon be available to pick up. We owe Miriam a huge thank you for taking the time to take pictures of the special magical moments and her daughter, Isobel, who also assisted with this role. To everyone who assisted on the day we are so greatful to you - I know we keep saying it but, it's only possible with some help from you.

We will be holding a free disco in the New Year for the children of St Ambrose with a free drink and a snack. Further details will follow for this very soon! We also have a Vice Chair position available on the committee. Should you require any further information, please get in touch with us on our Facebook page or come and have a chat with us in the playground. We will be filling this position in January at the PTA meeting to be announced. We will also be sending the children home with a little something on behalf of the PTA. 

The PTA.

MUSIC CONCERT:

There will be a Music Concert for parents of children who play the Violin or Bell Plates on Monday 17th December at 9am. All are welcome.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DINNER:

WEDNESDAY WAS THE LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH ORDERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED THE SLIP WITH THE MONEY THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR CHILD'S DINNER ON THE DAY OF THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER.

CAROLS ON THE PLAYGROUND:

We would like to invite you to sing Christmas Carols on the playground with our School Choir and Bell Plates along with the children from Key Stage 2 on Friday 14th December at 3:10pm. Hot chocolate, mince pies and tuck shop treats will be available to purchase. We look forward to seeing you there! 

SEN DROP IN:

Mrs Price holds a drop in session from 2-3pm every Thursday afternoon. Please remember appointments on a 1-1 basis can be arranged with Mrs Price for any Thursday or Friday.

THE PARISH 200 CLUB:

The Parish 200 club is a major fundraiser for the Parish to help support the running of the Parish. Members contribute £2 a month (£24 a year) and there will be monthly drawers for cash prizes. Application forms for new members are now avaliable from the School Office.

CAR PARK:

PLEASE CAN WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE THE CAR PARK AT DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES AS IT IS DANGEROUS AT THESE BUSY TIMES.

DATES:

Other Events:

DATE EVENT
17th December KS1 Nativity Dress rehearsal pm
18th December KS1 Nativity 2pm
19th December KS1 Nativity 9:30am
20th December Parish and KS2 Carol Concert 7:30pm

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 94.8% 94.8% 95.5%
Reception 94.4% 93.0% 94.5%
Year 1 97.7% 96.0% 95.8%
Year 2 93.7% 94.8% 95.8%
Year 3 95.7% 95.6% 95.9%
Year 4 94.5% 94.8% 95.4%
Year 5 94.8% 93.0% 95.4%
Year 6 93.0% 95.9% 95.6%

Well Done Year 1!!!

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY:

Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Best wishes,

Mrs Stewart.

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Reception, Year 3 & Year 5. If you know of anyone who would be interested please refer them to the school office in the first instance. Many thanks.

PARISH BABY AND TODDLER GROUP:

If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along to the Parish Baby and Toddler group, the sessions are held on a Wednesday from 9-11am. We welcome newborn up to pre-school children and their parents. Your first session will be free of charge and thereafter will be 80p. This cost includes refreshments for you and your child. They have an array of toys and activities for you and your child to enjoy and this is also a great opportunity to meet and socilaise with other families. If you have any enquiries please see the Facebook page 'St Ambrose Toddlers Kidderminster'.

SEVERN ARTS MUSIC LESSONS:

MASS TIMES:

Sunday 11am & 6pm

St Ambrose

CONFESSION:

Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm, and by request.

Stars of the Week

Diary Dates

Attendance

  • Whole School - 96.2%
  • Year R - 94.6%
  • Year 1 - 92.6%
  • Year 2 - 98.1%
  • Year 3 - 97.0%
  • Year 4 - 94.4%
  • Year 5 - 99.3%
  • Year 6 - 97.9%
  • Class Assemblies

  • Year 4 - 08/02/19
  • Year 3 - 22/03/19
  • Year 2 - 17/05/19
  • Reception - 21/06/19
  • Year 6 - 16/07/19