DATE: Friday 22nd March 2019

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.**

THIS WEEK'S STARS:

Well done to all the children who received their certificate in assembly on Monday.

YEAR 2 CLASS ASSEMBLY:

Well done Year 2 for delivering a wonderful assembly this morning!!

Here is what the children said about their assembly:

'I liked performing the Kenyan song to the people.' Theo Z.

'The best part of the play was when I made the flag and that I held the flag up with Theo and Jacob.' Rosie B.

'I like all of the animals and the song but my favourite animal was the rhino. I liked the flag, that was my best part.' Casey K.

'I liked performing the song. Also, I liked putting our hands together when sang. I loved it.' Catherine C.

'I liked making the Kenyan flag.' Bertie B.

**CAN YEAR 2 PLEASE BRING IN AN EMPTY PLASTIC BOTTLE ON MONDAY 25TH MARCH. IT WILL NEED TO BE AT LEAST A 1L BOTTLE FOR EXAMPLE; SQUASH OR MILK BOTTLE. THANK YOU.**

EXEMPLAR EDUCATION:

On Monday, your child will receive an envelope containing information about services ExemplarEducation can offer your child. Please can you complete the reply slips to indicate whether you are interested in their services or not. The more reply slips we get back, the more funds we receive to spend on resources for our new school library.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Holtom

SATS INFORMATION EVENING:

The Year 2 and Year 6 SATS evenings will be held on Monday 1st April. Please can we ask that you fill in and return the slips to let us know of your attendance.

The evening is both informative and useful and gives you the opportunity to discover ways in which to support your child and also to ask any questions regarding the SATS.

FOODBANK FRIDAY:

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

PTA INFORMATION:

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. 

PTA MEETING:

The School PTA will be holding a meeting on Monday 8th of April. Please come along to share any fundraising ideas or if you would like to be part of the team.

Many thanks,

The School  PTA.

Mike Jones will be running a photography club for our KS2 children that will commence on Monday 10th April. He will be in to deliver an assembly to them next week promoting this wonderful opportunity.

Please see below the letter and registration form that will need to be completed if you wish your child to attend. 

Please note that this club is only open to KS2 (Y3-Y6)

PAYMENTS:

Please can we ask that any outstanding payments for trips and/or music lessons for Spring and Summer term are handed into the school office as soon as possible. 

Also, if there are any outstanding payments for swimming lessons from last term, for our current Year 4 children, this needs to be paid immediately.

Kind regards.

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.1% 96.2% 95.3%
Reception 90.7% 94.2% 94.0%
Year 1 98.7% 96.9% 95.3%
Year 2 96.7% 98.2% 95.6%
Year 3 97.1% 96.4% 95.3%
Year 4 96.2% 95.4% 95.2%
Year 5 97.5% 97.0% 96.1%
Year 6 95.3% 95.4% 95.2%

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:

SCHOOL UNIFORM ORDERING UPDATE

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

Thank you to everyone who sent in clothing donations for Bag2School. This is a worthy cause that not only supports people less fortunate than ourselves but also creates extra funding for school.

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.

DATES:

HOLY COMMUNION MEETING DATES FOR YEAR 3:

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

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 COLLECTIVE WORSHIP:

Year Group Date Time
Y3 Monday 8th April 9am
Y5 Tuesday 9th April 9am
Y4 Wednesday 10th April 9am
Y6 Thursday 11th April 2.30pm

CLASS ASSEMBLIES:

DATE YEAR GROUP
17th May Y3

SPRING TERM PARENT'S EVENING:

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

Please make your parent's evening booking via the schoollife app. If you are experiencing any difficulties please speak to the school office.

SEN PARENTS EVENING INFORMATION:

SEN DROP IN:

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

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

SEN Parent's evening appointments are now live on the schoollife app. Please note that if your child is in Year 1 or Year 2 you will need to avoid booking on the day of their school trips. Year 1 trip is 9th April and Year 2 trip is 3rd April.

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

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