Date: Friday 19th October
ST LUKE'S FEAST DAY:
Happy Feast Day St Luke's House!
Yesterday was the feast day of St Luke, one of the patron's of our school houses. To celebrate, the whole school today heard all about the life of St Luke as one of the Gospel writers and for also writing the Acts of the Apostles.
The children in St Luke's house then had their own celebration with an extra play before receiving a chocolate bar and colouring sheet.
Thank you to all the children who wore yellow to mark the feast day. We look forward to the next celebration of St John's on Thursday 20th December.
On behalf of the PTA we hope you enjoyed the fancy dress disco that we held last week - it was a huge success! So far the school discos are a real hit and we will continue to host them throughout the year. It was really nice to see lots of our children dressed up and showing their support for the school event. We introduced lots of new items to refresh the tuck shop; We will run treat Fridays when ever we can with the weather permitting. As always, volunteers are a must so we welcome new people with open arms.
We introduced a new line of flashing light up items at our recent disco; we hope you find these useful when attending other events on the run up to bonfire night. Should you wish to purchase any, please don't hesitate to get in touch. These will also be available to buy at all of our future events.
We started to plan Christmas back in September and 'Operation Christmas' will be put in place from today! Just to give you an idea.....we have decided on a 'Polar Express' event. I'm sure you agree this is one of the most magical Christmas movies and if you haven't seen it up to now, well .... you are in for a real treat!
On Saturday the 1st of December, we will be holding two sessions with details to follow. Tickets will be avaliable to buy soon. We will show the magical movie, The Polar Express, in our main school hall on the big screen. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes will be served with all the added extras. The school will have a Christmas transformation including a snow machine, art work along with Christmas trees, decorations & trains to give it that magical feeling we all love and hold. Santa will be there and will be available for a visit and photos with the children! We are working hard behind the scenes as usual to bring you an unforgettable event.
For parents who want to leave their children to watch the movie but would like to stay at the school, we will be offering a lounge area to relax where mulled wine, Baileys, hot drinks and a tuck shop will be available to purchase as you enjoy the full Christmas atmosphere St Ambrose has to offer. But as always we need some volunteers to assist us in bringing you an event to remember, so if you can help us in any way please get in touch with us at the PTA or the school office. All the money raised will go forward to the children's library book fund. On behalf of your PTA, thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Last week, Reception class had an ambulance come to visit. The children were spoken to by Steph who then showed them inside of an ambulance and explained what everything was used for. The children throughly enjoyed their session and enjoyed learning about ambulances.
Logan- "There was a seat and a bed. I put something on my finger."
Sammy- "I sat in the ambulance and listened to Steph."
Jared- "There were 4 numbers on the side of the ambulance. I asked lots of questions. I saw a phone in there."
Sophie- "I liked seeing the beds and learning about the ambulance. We need to know the number of our house."
ARMISTICE DAY - CASCADE OF POPPIES:
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, the parish are going to create a cascade of poppies in church. Some of the children are going to attempt to knit poppies to contribute to the display but they need as many poppies as possible. If you would like to take part, the school office can supply you with the knitting pattern. All finished poppies need to be returned to the office by Monday 5th November.
Whole School Masses - Wednesday 9:30am
|(School Hall) 7th December||St Ambrose Feast Day|
|21th December - 10:30am||End of Term|
|4th December||Y6 Confirmation 7pm|
Parish/School Masses - Wednesday 9:15am
|24th October||Reception, Y1 and Y2|
|7th December - 9:30am||Whole School Mass|
|12th December||Reception, Y1 and Y2|
|21st December - 10:30am||Whole School Mass|
|7th November||3rd Meeting|
|13th November||4th Meeting|
|28th November||5th Meeting|
|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|
Autumn Term Parents Evening:
|Year Group||This Week||This Term|
Well Done Year 5!!
Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
|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, BRING IN THE EXACT CHANGE. THIS PREVENTS ANY DISCREPANCIES. THANK YOU.|
|RECEPTION||Can you ensure all children's uniform is clearly labelled with their name.|
|Just a reminder that only water is allowed in children's water bottles for school.|
|YEAR 1||Please read with your child 5 times every week and record all reading in their record book.|
|Please remove earrings on Mondays. If you are unable to do this please tape them before school.|
|Homework is issued on Wednesdays. Please return books on Mondays.|
|YEAR 2||P.E. kits must be in school on a Tuesday ready for their lesson.|
|Please can you make sure your child is reading every day.|
|Year 2 spellings are on a Friday.|
|YEAR 3||Spellings and timetables will be on a Monday.|
|Please can children ensure their PE kits are in school for Monday.|
|YEAR 4||Please ensure that your child hasn't got their earrings in on P.E or swimming days or provide own tape to cover the earrings.|
|Spelling: Ensure the children are using a dictionary in order to learn the meanings of the words given.|
|Please return the forms regarding the use of the clarinets to the office.|
|YEAR 5||Please can children bring in any spare plastic bottles to create some artwork.|
|YEAR 6||Please can children order their CGP study guides (see letter given)|
|SATs will begin the week of Monday 13th May 2019.|
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:
Sunday 11am & 6pm
Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm, and by request.