DATE: Friday 15th March 2019

Polite Notice

As a matter of safety and courtesy to the resident of the house, could parents please ensure that all children are supervised at the beginning and end of the day whilst waiting to enter the playground and not left unattended.

CTA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Here are some photo's and quotes from the children about their experience in the football tournament last week. Again can we extend a huge thank you to them for partaking and for all parents who kindly gave up their time to give lifts and support our school.

Oliver G : "It was the best day ever and I had lots of fun playing football with my friends. I am very pleased that we came FIRST!"

Archie: " I was very joyful and we all did very well."

Tom R: "It was very exciting to play against other schools, and I was very surprised to win!"

Zach: " It was fun taking part in the Football Tournament and it was a surprise to us all that we won!" 

Andre: " It was really fun and I underestimated my team, so glad we won!"

YEAR 5 TAG RUGBY PRACTISE:

Year 5 are in training for their tag rugby tournament that will take place in April.

See the photo's below of the children enjoying this activity.

FRIDAY ASSEMBLY:

Today in assembly we were treated to a flute performance from Theresa in Year 6 who was kindly accompanied by Mr Tattam on the piano. Theresa is due to take her grade exam next week and so this was perfect practice for her. We would like to commend her on how beautifully she played. Well done Theresa!!

Keeping with the musical theme, we also had a performance from our bell plate ringers. Mrs Lloyd has done a wonderful job and they too played beautifully. We are very proud to have such wonderful musical talent within our school.

BAG2SCHOOL:

We are having a clothing collection on 19th March and hoped you would take the opportunity for a sort out. Bags and letters went out before the half term and we would like to thank everyone who has already donated. We have spare bags in the school office if you require them.

FOODBANK FRIDAY:

The Junior SVP will be collecting tins or packets of food every Friday which will be donated to Kidderminster Food Bank. Please can your child hand any contributions to their class teacher each week. Thank you for your generous support for this worthy cause.

PTA BOTTLE COLLECTION COMPETITION:

In preparation for the Summer Fete, the PTA would like to get a head start for the bottle tombola! When the pupils return after half term, each class will have a 'Treasure Map'. Every time a pupil brings in a bottle of drink (fizzy pop, squash, alcohol etc) they can colour in another step closer to the treasure chest. The class that is closest when the collection ends in June will get a treat! Every little donation helps make our fundraising a success. 

Many thanks,

The PTA.

BOOK FAIR:

The Book Fair will be in school until Tuesday the 19th of March. Please bring your children along after school so that you can purchase books from an array of authors in order to encourage your child(ren) to have a love of reading. Money raised will go to our ongoing library fund.

Many thanks

Miss Holtom

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.0% 96.3% 95.2%
Reception 92.2% 95.4% 94.1%
Year 1 96.0% 96.3% 95.1%
Year 2 98.0% 98.7% 95.1%
Year 3 95.0% 96.1% 95.6%
Year 4 94.5% 95.1% 95.2%
Year 5 98.6% 96.9% 96.0%
Year 6 97.3% 95.5% 95.2%

WELL DONE YEAR 5!!!

Good attendance is very important to us here at St Ambrose Catholic Primary School and we are working hard to make sure that all children attend school as often as possible. Our school target is 96%. We understand that children cannot help being ill, but we would urge parents to do their best to ensure that medical and dental appointments are made for outside of school hours. Below is a table highlighting how time off affects a child's learning:

SEN DROP IN:

Appointments on a 1-1 basis can be arranged with Mrs Price - this can also be done via the School Office.

SEN PARENT'S EVENING WILL BE IN APRIL. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR CHILD'S APPOINTMENT VIA THE SCHOOLLIFE APP FROM WEDNESDAY THE 20TH MARCH.

<p>UNIFORM ORDERING UPDATE:</p>

The link for ordering uniform through MG Sportswear has changed. The new link is:

A MESSAGE FROM CLASS CATERING:

Class Catering have kindly asked that any lunch orders are ordered in advance and not on the day that a lunch is required. Many thanks.

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:

Holy Communion Meeting Dates for Year 3:

(All meetings will take place at 6.30pm in the School Hall)

Thursday 14th March Meeting 1 for Parents and Children
Wednesday 3rd April Meeting 2
Thursday 11th April Meeting 3
Wednesday 8th May Meeting 4
Wednesday 15th May Meeting 5
Wednesday 22nd May Meeting 6
Wednesday 5th June Meeting 7
Saturday 22nd June 12:00pm Holy Communion Day

Whole School Mass:

12th April - 10:30am End of Term (Easter)

Parish/School Masses - Wednesday 9:15am

DATE YEAR GROUP
13th March Y6
20th March Y5
27th March Y4
3rd April Reception, Y1, Y2 and Y3
12th April - 10:30am Whole School Mass

Class Assemblies:

DATE YEAR GROUP
22nd March Y2
17th May Y3

Spring Term Parents Evening:

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR CHILD'S PARENTS EVENING APPOINTMENT VIA THE SCHOOLLIFE APP FROM TODAY, FRIDAY 15TH MARCH.

DATE TIME
25th March (Reception only) 4:30pm - 7pm
27th March 5pm-7:30pm
28th March 3:30pm-6pm

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

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.

ALTAR SERVER'S ROTA:

Please see attached the rota for Altar Serving. Thank you.

THE PARISH 200 CLUB:

The Parish 200 club is a major fundraiser 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.

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'.

MASS TIMES:

Sunday 11am & 6pm

St Ambrose

CONFESSION:

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

Kind Regards.

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