Date: 14th September 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY:

There will be a celebration assembly on Monday at 9.05 am.

Parish Meetings, Message from Father Lamb:

Each year the Parish organises a series of meetings giving an explanation of the belief and practice of the Catholic Church. This year we began on Tuesday 18th September in the Monitini Room of the Parish Centre at 7.45 pm and the meetings last for about 1 hour and a quarter. This year we shall be studying the Eucharistic Prayer of the Catholic Mass. These meetings may be of particular interest to parents of children who will be preparing for Confirmation (Year 6), and for First Holy Communion (Year 3). It may also be helpful to parents who are not members of the Catholic Church but who wish to support their children in the practice of their Faith. I am also very happy to be available on an individual basis.

HOUSE GROUPS:

To celebrate the renaming of our House System we will be holding a celebration of each of the feast days of the Gospel Writers.

On each feast day all children are encouraged to come to school in a T shirt in the colour of their house:

Matthew: Red

Mark: Blue

Luke: Yellow

John: Green

On each feast day the children in that particular house will also have a special celebration of their own to commemorate the day.

The first feast day is Saint Matthew on Friday 21st September.

Saint Luke's feast Day is Thursday 18th October.

Saint Mark's feast day is Thursday 25th April.

Saint John's feast day is Thursday December 27th. (This will be celebrated in school on Thursday December 20th)

We look forward to seeing all the children in their house colour on 21st September to celebrate alongside the children in Matthew House.

ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE:

This year the Animal Blessing Service will take place on the School Playground on Thursday 4th October at 2:40pm.

If your child has a pet that they would like to take part in the service please give their name and class and the type of pet into the office by Friday 28th September.

On the day itself the children with pets that are taking part will meet you in the playground at 2:40pm and will leave with you after the service and not return to class.

The arrangements for home time will remain the same for children who do not have a pet.

READING BOOKS:

All children from Years 1-6 will be coming home with new reading books on Monday so please continue to support your son or daughter daily with their reading.

CURRICULUM NEWSLETTERS:

Please check out the school website this weekend and read the Curriculum Jigsaw for your son or daughter. The Jigsaws can be found by clicking Curriculum then Parent Info Jigsaw.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING:

Y6 children in their role as Junior SVP members will be helping out at the Parish coffee morning on Friday September 28th between 9.30am and 11.30am. Donations of cakes to support this event are much appreciated and should be handed in to the office.

Thank You.

DATES:

Whole School Masses - Wednesday 9:30am

DATE MASS
3rd October Harvest
(School Hall) 7th December St Ambrose Feast Day
21th December - 10:30am End of Term
9th January 2019 Start of new term
6th March 2019 Ash Wednesday
12th April 2019 - 10:30am End of Term (Easter)
1st May 2019 Start of Term
19th July 2019 - 10:30am End of Term (Summer)

Parish/School Family Masses - Sunday 11:00am

14th October Y6 Confirmation Commitment Mass
10th February Family Mass: KS2

Sacraments:

4th December Y6 Confirmation 7pm
22nd June 2019 Y3 Holy Communion 12pm
28th June 2019 Y3 Benediction 2:30pm

Parish/School Masses - Wednesday 9:15am

DATE YEAR GROUP
19th September Y6
26th September Y5
3rd October - 9:30am Whole School: Harvest
10th October Y4
17th October Y3
24th October Reception, Y1 and Y2
7th November Y6
14th November Y5
21st November Y4
28th November Y3
7th December - 9:30am Whole School Mass
12th December Reception, Y1 and Y2
21st December - 10:30am Whole School Mass
9th January 2019 Whole School Mass
16th January 2019 Y6
23rd January 2019 Y5
30th January 2019 Y4
13th February 2019 Y3
27th February 2019 Reception, Y1 and Y2
6th March 2019 Whole School Mass
13th March 2019 Y6
20th March 2019 Y5
27th March 2019 Y4
3rd April 2019 Reception, Y1, Y2 and Y3
12th April 2019 - 10:30am Whole School Mass
1st May 2019 Whole School Mass
8th May 2019 Y6
15th May 2019 Y5
22nd May 2019 Y4
5th June 2019 Y3
12th June 2019 Reception, Y1 and Y2
19th June 2019 Y6
26th June 2019 Y5
3rd July 2019 Y4
10th July 2019 Reception, Y1, Y2 and Y3
19th July 2019 - 10:30am Whole School Mass
18th July 2019 - 6pm Y6 Leavers Mass

Class Assemblies:

DATE YEAR GROUP
5th October Y1 Harvest
30th November Y5
8th February 2019 Y4
22nd March 2019 Y2
17th May 2019 Y3
21st June 2019 Reception
16th July 2019 Y6 Leavers Assembly

Confirmation Meetings:

10th October First Meeting (Parents Only)
14th October Commitment Mass
17th October 2nd Meeting
7th November 3rd Meeting
13th November 4th Meeting
28th November 5th Meeting

Other Events:

DATE EVENT
10th October-12th October Y6 at Pioneer Centre
12th October TED day
17th December KS1 Nativity Dress rehearsal pm
18th December KS1 Nativity pm
19th December KS1 Nativity am
20th December Parish and KS2 Carol Concert 7pm
14th February 2019 Y5 Hagley Pyramid Concert
15th July 2019 Sports Day
16th July 2019 Reserve Sports Day

Autumn Term Parents Evening:

DATE TIME
24th October 5pm-7:30pm
25th October 3:30pm-6pm

Spring Term Parents Evening:

DATE TIME
27th March 2019 5pm-7:30pm
28th March 2019 3:30pm-6pm

Summer Term Parents Evening:

DATE TIME
17th July 2019 3:30pm-6pm

MATERNITY LEAVE:

I will be starting my maternity leave on Monday but I will be still popping into school and keeping in touch. Mrs Stewart will be the Acting Principal, Miss Holtom will be Acting Assistant Principal leading Key Stage 2 and Miss Brewer will be Acting Assistant Principal leading Early Years and Key Stage 1.

FUNDRAISING FOR NEW READING BOOKS:

Miss Brewer, Miss Holtom, Mrs Leak, Miss Crumpler, Mrs Baylie, Mrs Fish, Miss Wright, Mrs Price, Mr Garvey and Mr Turner will be taking part in the Wild Warrior Challenge.

Click the link below to find out what they have let themselves in for.

https://xrunner.co.uk/wild-warrior-obstacle-course-race/

Please help us by sponsoring them. All money raised will go towards new reading books for all the children at St Ambrose.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ambroseinaction

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term
Whole School 97.0% 96.9%
Reception 100% 98.7%
Year 1 97.7% 96.3%
Year 2 98.0% 98.5%
Year 3 97.0% 97.7%
Year 4 95.5% 95.6%
Year 5 99.3% 98.6%
Year 6 92.0% 93.7%

Well Done Reception!!

THOUGHT FOR THE AUTUMN:

Best wishes,

Mrs Brocklesby.

YEAR GROUP MESSAGE
WHOLE SCHOOL CAN WE KINDLY ASK THAT WHEN MAKING PAYMENT TO SCHOOL YOU PUT THE MONEY INTO AN ENVELOPE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND YEAR GROUP AND WHERE POSSIBLE TO BRING IN THE EXACT CHANGE. THIS PREVENTS ANY DISCREPANCIES. THANK YOU.
CAN WE KINDLY ASK THAT WHEN MAKING PAYMENT TO SCHOOL YOU PUT THE MONEY INTO AN ENVELOPE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND YEAR GROUP AND WHERE POSSIBLE TO BRING IN THE EXACT CHANGE. THIS PREVENTS ANY DISCREPANCIES. THANK YOU.
CAN YOU PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S P.E. KIT IS IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY. CAN YOU ALSO CHECK THAT YOUR CHILD'S TRAINERS/PUMPS FIT CORRECTLY.
RECEPTION There will be a Phonics Workshop on the 24th September at 3:20pm and 5pm.
Just a reminder that only water is allowed in children's water bottles for school.
YEAR 1 PE will be on Mondays, please ensure children remove earrings. (If this is not possible please tape up earrings.)
Children will been issued with a reading book of the same colour band that they ended on in Reception class. Assessments will be carried out soon and levels may be amended accordingly.
YEAR 2 P.E. kits must be in school on a Tuesday ready for their lesson.
Please can children practise their 2 times tables.
YEAR 3 Spellings and timetables will be on a Monday.
Please can children ensure their PE kits are in school for Monday.
YEAR 4 Homework has been set up on the internet and in children's books.
YEAR 5 Please make sure your child is reading at least 5 times a week.
YEAR 6 If children are getting confirmed, can they please start to think of their Saint Names to adopt.
SATs will begin the week of Monday 13th May 2019.

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