DATE: Friday 7th June 2019

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

'The Holy Spirit helps us to view others with fresh eyes, seeing them as brothers and sisters in Jesus, to be respected and loved.'

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 hazelnut chocolate spread on sandwiches.

TRIPS/ACTIVITIES:

DATE YEAR GROUP TRIP/ACTIVITY
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

(All meetings have now taken place, and we now look forward to First Holy Communion Day itself.)

Saturday 22nd June 12:00 noon Holy Communion Day

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, Franche Road, Kidderminster.

If you would like further information, please contact Sue on 07912 012328.

PARISH INFORMATION:

The Parish are holding a Jumble Sale on Friday 14th June between 2 and 5pm. They have asked for contributions of items, e.g. clothes, shoes, bags, books, furniture, etc (no electrical items) for this event.

Please also come along to support their fundraising.

TEA POT TUESDAY:

Mrs Wallace is running 'Teapot Tuesday' every Tuesday in the Parish Hall or Adams Lounge (depending on the date). Please come along from 9-10 am for an informal chat and to help form a group that could support you and your children. If you would like more information, please see Mrs Wallace.

We have our first speaker booked for 24th September: Lee from West Midlands Autism. He has been recommended to us and we are very lucky to have him as a guest speaker. Please put the date in your diary!

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.

We have already raised over £100 towards the 'Peace Garden'. This is the area outside of the nurture classroom that we will be transforming into a mindfulness space for children, parents and staff to relax in and enjoy a small outside space.

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?

We are so proud of the children in Year 6 who have taken part in the Bikeability training. They have practised their practical skills on a bike and learnt all about how to cycle safely with traffic on short road journeys, such as cycling to the shop or to school.

Well done Year 6!!

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:

Once again, the PTA craft club was an amazing success and the children made some wonderful things!

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, 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.

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

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 94.1% N/A 95.3%
Reception 82.9% N/A 93.6%
Year 1 97.0% N/A 95.4%
Year 2 94.8% N/A 95.7%
Year 3 93.3% N/A 95.5%
Year 4 93.3% N/A 95.4%
Year 5 99.1% N/A 95.9%
Year 6 97.5% N/A 95.5%

WELL DONE YEAR 5 !!!

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:

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Reception, and Years 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 SERVERS' 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 draws 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's Baby and Toddler group, the sessions are held on Wednesdays in term from 9-11 am (except the last Wednesday of the month). 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. We 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 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, 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