DATE: Friday 17th May 2019

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

Love is life's greatest blessing. St Teresa of Calcutta once said, ;Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do that matters......but how much love we put into it.'

MASS WILL BE LED BY YEAR 6 ON WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY AT 9.15AM. EVERYONE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

MAY PROCESSION:

We would like to welcome you all to join in the May Procession that will be led by Father Lamb and take place at school on Monday 20th May at 1.30pm. Thank you for your continued support.

YEAR 6:

Everyone at St. Ambrose would like to say a huge congratulations to all of the Year 6 pupils for completing their SATS. Well done for all of your hard work and thank you to the parent's for your support. 

We'd also like to thank all of the staff for their commitment and assistance with the exams.

PLEASE CAN WE ASK THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS THAT THESE ARE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL ASAP.

Please can you ensure that when collecting your child/children from school/pre-school that they are supervised at all times and they are not let to play around the cars parked within the vicinity of the school.

Can we please remind you that we are a nut free school and that your child MUST NOT bring in any lunchbox items that contain nuts in any form. This also includes peanut butter and hazlenut chocolate spread on sandwiches.

Our school will be holding a “Non-Uniform Children’s Disability Awareness Day” in aid and support of Crackerjacks Children’s Trust (Registered Charity No 1146586) on Friday 21st June. This will be football themed and children can come to school wearing something football related. We are asking for a £1 donation per child to support the Crackerjacks charity.

Crackerjacks Children’s Trust are a local charity that supports children and their families that apply for a grant to support their child’s disability. They strongly believe that every child who has a disability should have the right to live a normal life as any other able child. With this in mind, they try, where possible to help every disabled child who asks Crackerjacks for help by supplying them with the desperately needed specialist equipment or a respite break in order to help them live and enjoy life to the full.

One of Crackerjacks new projects is to raise funds for the upkeep of their Respite Holiday Home which was purchased in March 2018 and is located at HRU Brean Sands, Somerset. This will allow the children and families to have a well-deserved free respite break in a safe and workable environment. Rays Sunshine Holiday Home will be available 46 weeks of the year at no cost to our families and will need to be maintained and cared for, taking into consideration the needs of children with a disability. For more information regarding the Holiday Home and how Crackerjacks supports disabled children, please visit www.crackerjacks.org.uk

National Book Tokens prize draw is back!! We could win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for our school library and if your individual entry is picked you could also get £100 to spend on yourself!!

The more entries we get the greater the chance we have of winning so please spread the word and encourage friends and family to enter also. Please can you click on the link below to complete your entry. 

Thank you for your support.

LOCAL EVENTS:

TENNIS:

KIDDERMINSTER TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY

SUNDAY 19t MAY 2019
2.00  - 4.00pm

Please click on the link below to see their poster.

Bewdley Bike Week 25th- 31st May 2019 (half term holiday

Bewdley Bike Week brings us a whole week of activities designed to encourage all to discover, enjoy and benefit from cycling in our local area.

GET READY on Saturday 18th May for a Bewdley Repair Café’s Bike special - get basic repairs sorted for free to get you ready to roll during the full week of cycling action ahead including:


Bewdley Bike Jam on Bank Holiday Monday: A day packed with activities Jubilee Gardens. Including demo bikes, coaching, ultimate skills track, free check and tune service, security marking, special cycle challenges and heaps of info and help for cycling in and around Bewdley.

Rail and ride- Bewdley Bike Week have teamed up with Severn Valley Railway to take you and your bike on the train for a fantastic historic adventure! Ride the train and explore our beautiful local National Cycling Network at the fantastic price of just £5 per ticket WOW!

Social rides for experienced and novice riders. Join us on a guided ride of either 20 or 60 miles through our beautiful countryside. 60mile ride includes some tough challenges whilst the 20 miler is mostly flat and traffic free!

Bikeability coaching (aka cycling proficiency) and Open Trail’s Learn To Ride sessions for all ages looking to ditch their stabilisers.

There are lots more activities too! Further details are available on our website: www.bewdleybikeweek.info or like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bewdleybikeweek

Kidderminster Harriers Community Trust are holding Half term  football courses this month. Courses include the Skills Challenge Award, everyone can win a medal, and the FA cup 6-a-side tournament. Courses will run 10am-3pm. Cost £10 per day, £20 for two. Younger children (5-7 years) can attend for half a day @ £5 per morning/afternoon. Open to  children aged 5-14 years. The venues are

Droitwich, Dodderhill School - Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May

Kinver High School - Tuesday 28th& Wednesday 29th May

Malvern, Dyson Perrins Academy – Tuesday 28th& Wednesday 29th May

Worcester, Bishop Perowne College - Tuesday 28th& Wednesday 29th May

Bromsgrove, Catshill Middle School - Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May

Kidderminster, Baxter College - Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May

Cleobury Mortimer Sports Centre -Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May

To reserve a place please send their name, age, any medical conditions and an emergency contact to harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk or Tel. 01562 863821

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

ATHLETICS:

KS2 (Year 3-6):

The CTA Athletics Tournament will take place at Abbey Stadium, Redditch on Monday 20th May. If you are able to offer lifts to this event please see the school office.

Many thanks, Miss Ballard.

COMPETITION CAKE SALE:

We will be holding a competition cake sale on Wednesday 22nd May and asking you and/or your child to decorate cakes with a garden theme.

There will be 1st and 2nd prizes in both KS1 and KS2. After the winners have been announced we will then hold an auction sale at 3.15pm in the school hall.

All funds raised will go towards the 'Peace Garden' details of which will be explained at the sale.

TEA POT TUESDAY:

Teapot Tuesday will be starting, term time only, on the 4th June in the Parish Hall or Adams Lounge (depending on the date).Please come along from 9-10am for an informal chat and to help form a group that could support you and your children.We look forward to welcoming you.Should you require any further information please see Mrs Wallace for more details.

MORNING BREAK TOAST:

The children are really enjoying their toast on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Can we please ask that you continue to support this venture.

Many thanks.

Can we please remind you that you need to give the 20p to your child for them to give to their teachers and not to the staff on the gates as this slows down the system that we have in place.

FOODBANK FRIDAY:

Please can we ask that you continue to keep giving tins and packets of food to our school foodbank. The food collected is given to a foodbank for local distribution. Many thanks for your continued support.

PTA INFORMATION:

A reminder that the school disco is being held this evening.

KS1 6-7pm

KS2 7-8pm

Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase along with flashing light toys.

SCHOOL FETE:

The summer fete is now in full preparation and we have a fantastic variety of stalls attending this year.Once again we are asking for donations of bottles,beers ciders,wine, spirits,but also we are looking for glass jars containing sweets or craft.

As our track record shows we like to put on a good show and this year it will be even better, we really are going to put a real show stopper on for you!

As always we need extra help and assistance to be able to do this.

We have a number of our own stalls etc so the profit goes straight back into our school however, if you can volunteer any of your time on the day of the fete it would really help us to be able to deliver an amazing event.

If you require any further info please see our Facebook page,see us for a chat at the tuck shop or as we pick up and drop off our kids.

We are really pleased to inform you we have lots of exciting prizes for this years raffle in the run up to the fete.

So much so that the value some of them hold really will make it worthwhile buying tickets for your chance to bag a great prize.

The raffle tickets will go on sale soon and once again we will be sending some home for you to sell to family and friends.

The prizes up for grabs will be announced very soon.

They will cost £1 each or 6 for £5.

When returning the tickets with the money please ensure a contact telephone number is on the back of each ticket.

We will hold the raffle the day after the fete this year as the program on the day is completely filled with entertainment, acts and a DJ.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO KEEP BRINGING IN BOTTLE DONATIONS FOR THE SCHOOL FETE! THE CLASS THAT COLLECTS THE MOST WILL BE REWARDED WITH A SPECIAL PRIZE. YEAR 1 ARE CURRENTLY IN THE LEAD. EVERY DONATION MAKES OUR FUNDRAISING A SUCCESS.

HOT DOG FRIDAY:

Hot dog friday has been a real hit and the feedback has been great.We are going to purchase bigger hotdogs as requested by the kids. So watch this space for notification of the next 'Hot dog Friday'.

If you have any (undamaged) children's toys/teddies/lego etc that you would like to donate, the PTA will have a box for donations at every tuck shop/hot dog stall until the end of June.

Kind regards.

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 95.5% 95.6% 95.5%
Reception 96.0% 94.0% 94.1%
Year 1 98.7% 96.0% 95.6%
Year 2 97.2% 97.0% 95.9%
Year 3 94.0% 96.0% 95.5%
Year 4 93.0% 95.4% 95.6%
Year 5 93.2% 94.0% 96.0%
Year 6 96.7% 96.8% 95.4%

WELL DONE YEAR 1 !!!

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.

SCHOOL UNIFORM ORDERING UPDATE:

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

DATES:

HOLY COMMUNION MEETING DATES FOR YEAR 3:

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

Wednesday 22nd May Meeting 6
Wednesday 5th June Meeting 7
Saturday 22nd June 12:00pm Holy Communion Day

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Reception, Year 2, 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

Kind Regards.

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