DATE: Friday 24th May 2019

We would like to wish everybody a safe and happy half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you all when we return on Tuesday 4th June.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

'Dear young people, let us pray for peace in our hearts.'

Pope Francis.

Can we please ask that you do not send cutlery in your child's lunchbox. If your child requires any cutlery, school are able to provide this for them.

As the warmer weather now approaches can we please ask that you apply suncream to your child before school, that they have a sun hat with them and that they have a clear water bottle in school at all times.

Please can we ask that if you have any outstanding payments that these be brought into school ASAP. Reminder letters will be sent out over the next few weeks.

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 hazlenut chocolate spread on sandwiches.

NOTE TO PARENTS:

We have been very busy in Reception this term. Jake, the Gingerbread man decided to run away from the oven and take us on a new adventure each day. Every morning we received an envelope with a photo in of Jake. He got up to lots of mischief. He sat on Mrs Stewart's chair and even went in Miss Brewer's car. In class we made traps to try and catch him and sent our own messages to him. Would you believe he was found in the lost property box? He is now safely back in Fairytale land making friends with the Three Little Pigs and Cinderella. 

Please note that there will not be any spellings homework during half term or during the week of Monday 3rd June. Children have this week been given a set of phonics practice sheets for the following two weeks. Many thanks for your continued support.

On Wednesday Year Two went on an exciting adventure. We had to be blindfolded and entered a dark room. Inside the room was a tunnel which we had to courageously crawl through. Miss Brewer told us to use all our senses when we were in the tunnel. After successful completion we went back to class and discussed how we felt. This helped us write about the Tunnel book by Anthony Browne. We thought of some excellent adjectives to describe how we felt.

If your child is taking part in the Bikeability course can you please remember to send them in with their bikes and a helmet on Tuesday 4th June. Children are welcome to store their bikes safely at school for the duration of the course. They will also need to bring jogging bottoms/shorts into school to change into for the session.

LOCAL EVENTS:

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS HALF TERM FOOTBALL CLUB:

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

SSE WILDCATS GIRLS FOOTBALL:

SSE Wildcats are holding football training sessions for girls aged 5-11 years. Complete beginners are welcome.

Sessions take place on Sunday 10-11am at White Wickets Park, Franch Road, Kidderminster.

If you would like further information please contact Sue on 07912012328.

ATHLETICS:

Well done to all of the children who took part in the Athletics on Monday evening. We managed to compete in a number of heats before it was cancelled due to rain. The results from the heats were:

U9 Girls throwing - Honey B - Bronze.

U9 Boys 80m sprint - Ollie G - Silver.

U11 Girls 100m sprint - Millie C - Gold. 

COMPETITION CAKE SALE WINNERS:

Congratulations to the winners of the Cake Competition who are listed below.

Also a big thank you to all parents, carers and staff and children as we raised £145 towards our Peace Garden.

KS1

1st - Jared J from Reception

2nd - Izabela R from Year 1

Runner up 1- Ben R from Year 2

Runner up 2- Hannah R from Reception

KS2

1st - Ethan S from Year 3

2nd - Alex Powell from Year 5

Runner up 1 - Izzy D from Year 4

Runner up 2 - Louis T from Year 4

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 toast is selling really well and we would like to thank you for your support in this new venture. It is available for a cost of 20p per slice every Tuesday and Thursday at morning break.

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:

We are hosting another Craft Club for KS1 and KS2 on Wednesday 5th June. Letters have gone out with your child this week. We are limited to 40 places and these are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The school disco was once again a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came. Watch this space for details of the next one!!

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.

The raffle tickets have gone out with your children this week. If you need any more to sell to family and friends, these are available from the school office. 

They 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.

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/freezepop/hot dog stall until the end of June.

Kind regards.

The PTA.

PARISH INFORMATION:

The Parish will be holding a jumble sale on Friday 14th June. 

Please can we ask you to donate any unwanted items that are in good condition such as clothes, shoes, books, bric-a-brac etc.

Many thanks.

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 92.0% 95.0% 95.4%
Reception 86.6% 92.3% 93.9%
Year 1 86.3% 93.8% 95.4%
Year 2 94.0% 96.4% 95.9%
Year 3 96.4% 96.0% 95.5%
Year 4 92.1% 94.6% 95.5%
Year 5 93.3% 93.9% 96.0%
Year 6 95.0% 96.4% 95.4%

WELL DONE YEAR 3 !!!

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

TRIPS/ACTIVITIES:

DATE YEAR GROUP TRIP/ACTIVITY
Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th June Y6 Bikeability
Tuesday 11th June Y5 Good Shepherd Mass
Y6 Young Citizen Challenge
Friday 21st June Whole School Mufti day for Crackerjacks charity
Tuesday 25th June Y4 Museum Trip
Thursday 27th June YR Bishopswood Trip

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Reception, Year 2, 3 & 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