Newsletter 18

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Award Assembly
The following children were awarded star of the week, last week: Macy Hutchinson, Joshua Borg-Potter, Gianluca Carlo, Hayden Appleyard, Aoife Hallam, Tomas Donaldson, Darcey Cooper, Seb Sutehall, Emily Rose Darkin, Lorien Middle, Elyssa Webster, Lucy Marshall-Riche, Evan Simmons, Emily Bradley, Joseph Bickford, Niamh Maher, Holly Griffiths, Daragh Higgins, Laoise Barnard, Zach Adnani, Finley McLaughlin, Hana Mahmood, Lucy Newman, Hugh Barnard, Nathalie Prokes and Thady Mitchell.
Good Manners Awards went to Hannah Roth and Monty Harte.
Book Prizes were awarded to Darcey Cooper and Dexter Manley.
Walk to School was won by Mrs Camp-Overy’s and Miss Dobson’s  classes.
The Eco-Poster winners were Zalan Farago and Arthur Sevenou; Vincent Marshall-Riche and Freddie Bartlett; Lottie Mitchell and Steffie Swanson.
Word of the Week
This week the word is futile (useless).
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were:  Stefan Konig, Josephina Rowe, Alexander Konig, Sarah Fernando and Marcel Arora.
Talk Homework
This week we are reading the story of the Three Little Pigs. Why did the brick house stay up?
Year 1
Retell the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Year 2
What are your talents? How do you use them?
Year 3
What is the best way to listen to God’s word and show that you are responding?
Year 4
Why do we waste so much food in the UK?
Year 5
Believe it or not, we are now almost half way through this academic year! Reflecting on what we have done well and areas for improvement; how can we make the most of the rest of this year –  to be our absolute best? What do we want to feel really proud of by the end of Year 5?
Year 6
It costs £460 000 a day to run the RNLI. If you were head of fundraising, what ideas would you come up with?
Cleaner Required
We require a trustworthy school cleaner for two hours a day, either before or after school, or even in the evening.  The successful candidate will need to undergo a DBS check.
Pool Lifeguard Volunteers Needed
During the summer term and over the summer holidays we open the pool after school 3.30-5pm and weekends and holidays 2-4pm.
In order to be able to open the pool we need volunteer lifeguards.
The PTA funds the shallow water lifeguard course which you will need to go on for the training. This is held over 2 afternoons at Windsor leisure pool (dates to be confirmed). As the PTA fund this training we ask you to commit to doing at least 10 life guarding sessions throughout the summer (these can be weekday or weekend sessions).
Please remember that when you are lifeguarding your focus HAS to be on the pool and the safety of those using it, so if you have young children who are unable to swim unaided and will therefore need your attention then this may not be a suitable role for you at the moment.
We need to get the lifeguard courses booked up so if you feel that this is something you could do then please email
Thank you to those of you who have already put your names forward – Lucy will be in touch with course dates when she has them.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Aerobathon on Sunday.  It was a great turn out and we raised just over £375.00 so thank you all.
Also thanks to the instructors and all those who donated raffle prizes: Achieva Pilates & Fitness, Immortal Fitness, Training Unity, Fitbuzz Pilates, Zoe Brennan Pilates and Amy at the Drummond Clinic and Garmin.
Cake Sale
Thank you to those who donated cakes for the cake sale.  The fantastic sum of £440 was collected.
NSPCC Maths Day- Friday 3 February
As usual the children can wear something that has spots, stripes or anything mathematical. In return a donation of £1 per family is requested to go to the NSPCC.
Mrs McQuillan and Mrs Treacy’s Class Assembly- Tuesday 7th February, 9.10
Parents welcome.
PTA Meeting- Tuesday 7th February, 8.00pm
All welcome.
Year 5/6 Girl’s Football
The school can be very proud of the girl’s year 5/6 football team playing in the recent Ascot and Maidenhead girl’s tournament, their very first competition.
The team defended well in their first two group matches, only losing 1-0 to both Holyport and Holy Trinity.
The team’s confidence grew from match to match. Saving their best performance to last with a 0-0 draw against a strong Furze Platt side, with most of the play in their half.
The experience they gained will be a massive help when they play future matches and competitions.
Very well done to the 10 girls who represented the school.
Nursery Admissions 2017-18
Children born between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015.
The deadline to apply for the nursery is 28th February 2017.
Father Pepe will sign the SIF for those children in Categories 3,4 and 5 only, based on Sunday Mass attendance cards (or letter from the parish priest if from another parish), on 1st, 2nd, 22nd and 27th February 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 11:00 AM to 12 PM, not before.
Nursey and Infant Disco 5.15-6.30 and Junior Disco 6.45-8.30 on Friday 10th February
Nursery parents are required to attend.  Parents from Reception, Y1 and Y2 should not attend  unless they are helpers.  Apply to help through the PTA Facebook or the office. The cost will be £3.50, which includes refreshments; tickets are on sale at the door.  Please note that pick up at 6.30 for infants is from the infant playground door.
If there is anything in this newsletter that is not clear please do ask.

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