DATE: Friday 29th March 2019

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Can we please remind you that any medication for your child needs to be held securely in either the school office or with the class teacher. This includes cough/throat sweets.

Thank you.

THIS WEEK'S STARS:

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

RECEPTION TALENT SHOW

To all reception parents.......

Please come along to the reception talent show which will be held on Thursday 4th April at 2.30pm. 

There are still a few tickets available for purchase at £1 each.

Do not miss this showcase of your children's amazing talents!!

THIS WEEK IN YEAR 3:

Year 3 created freeze frames to show the Miracle of Jesus Healing the Paralysed Man.

“We try to change during Lent because Jesus had the power to change people.”

“The paralysed man was healed.  His mind changed and his body.”

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

EXEMPLAR EDUCATION:

Please can any remaining reply slips for Exemplar Education be handed into the school office or your child's class teacher on Monday.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Holtom

SATS INFORMATION EVENING:

Can we please remind you that the Year 2 and Year 6 SATS information evening will be held on Monday from 3.20-4.20pm.

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.

SCIENCE WEEK ACTIVITY:

Please see the letter below that went out with your child last week.

To celebrate science week we have asked children to create and present a project around a scientific journey i.e. space, nature, electricity etc.

All projects will be displayed and celebrated in school on the 11th April.

BELL PLATES:

Our school Bell Plate group will be performing at a Bell Plate rally in Areley Kings at the weekend. We would like to wish them luck and hope that they enjoy their day.

We would like to extend a thank you to Mrs Lloyd who has prepared and taught them so well for the Rally.

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.

NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY:

The new school library is having a grand opening next week. We have a past pupil and parish member (who will turn 100 this year!!!!) and members of the PTA who are officially opening the library. 

We are extremely grateful to our school PTA who have helped to raised and contributed so much money to enable us to update the library.

Please see the newsletter next week for photo's.

PTA INFORMATION:

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.

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 School  PTA.

Mike Jones will be running a photography club for our KS2 children that will commence on Monday 10th April. 

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 the upcoming 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 97.0% 96.4% 95.3%
Reception 93.7% 94.1% 94.0%
Year 1 98.3% 97.2% 95.4%
Year 2 98.7% 98.3% 95.7%
Year 3 96.4% 96.4% 95.3%
Year 4 97.9% 95.9% 95.3%
Year 5 98.2% 97.3% 96.1%
Year 6 95.7% 95.5% 95.2%

WELL DONE YEAR 2 !!!

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:

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
3rd April Y2 and Y3
12th April - 10:30am Whole School Mass

CLASS ASSEMBLIES:

DATE YEAR GROUP
17th May Y3

SEN PARENTS EVENING INFORMATION:

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.

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:

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