Newsletter 4

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Dear Parents and Children,

Gospel Target
Our target for the week based on the Sunday Gospel is for the children to do things straight away when asked.
Award Assembly
The following children were stars the week before last: Ruby Cairncross, Erin McLaughlin, Theo Hubbard, Marcel Sztankay, Tomas Donaldson, Olivia Bong, William Burns, William Clough, Ellie Lam, Orlagh McColgan, Ciara Bell, Caitlin Griffiths, Vincent Delacour, Caitlin Bussutil, Maddie Evans, Ben Bradley, Charlotte Griffiths, Luca Dance, Aidan Bell, Beatrice Brookes, Amelia Smythe, Nina Gibson, Vanessa Prokes, Matteo Cedrola, Zalan Farago, Lois Atkinson, Immi Palmer and Ian Balfe.
Good Manners Awards went to Dylan McCartney and Ella Walters.
Erin Morris and Oscar Menzies won the Book Prize.
Mrs Campbell’s and Mrs Brookman’s classes won the Walk to School Award.
Last week the stars were Wills McLachlan, Florence Stroud, Freya Groves, Lewis Cowell, Zach Mullin-Brown, Charlotte Camp-Overy, Oliver Milnes, Jerika Schmitt, Korbin Gabb, Luana Meringo, Louis Caballero, Chloe Bennett, Chloe Peacock, Neve Emmit, Pablo Cruz Domenzain, Zidane Nazir, Beatrice Brookes, Catalina Donaldson, Scarlett Shaw, Oscar Menzies, Jack Ruddick, Patrick Welsh, Elenie Kelly, and George Holden.
Good Manners Awards went to James Boland and Tali Evans.
The Book Prizes went to Oscar Menzies and Lachlan Carroll.
Words of the Week
Year 2:witness; Year 3:prone; Year 4:immediate;  Year 5:moderate;  Year 6:amenable.
Talk Homework
Reception
The season is changing to Autumn. What signs can you see to tell you that things are changing?
Y1
What are our five senses and how do they help us?
Y2
What is your favourite part of God’s creation?
Y3
How can you keep your body healthy?
Y4
Why are the Invictus Games important?
Y5
What objects can you think were made specifically for a purpose and why?
Y6
If you could create an Eleventh Commandment, what would it be and why?
Start of School Mass-Postponed
A date will be made later in the term. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Book of Condolences for Mrs Moore
A book is now available in the entrance hall for anyone who wishes to contribute.
Meeting for Y5 Parents-6th October, 3.30
We are holding a meeting in the school hall to finalise details of the PGL trip in November.
Reception Parent Workshops
Tues 10th Oct, 7.00pm: Early reading & writing (in class)
Mon 16th 7.00pm Oct: Maths (in class)
Phonics Workshops with Cathy Mason
Tuesday 10th October 10-11.30
Wednesday 11th October 1.30 – 3.00
Thursday 12th October 7-8.30pm
Y1 Parents Maths and English Workshop
9th October, 7.00pm in Miss Lazenby’s classroom
Y2 parents English and Maths Workshops for Parents
12th October at 7.00pm in Mrs Camp-Overy’s classroom
Y5/6 Maths Workshop for Parents
16th October at 7.30pm
Harvest Assembly-17th October at 9.10
Mrs McQuillan’s/Mrs Treacey’s parents may attend as their class is presenting the assembly.  We ask that all pupils bring in a grocery item for display on the stage.  This food will then be donated to Foodshare.
Flu Jab for Reception –Y4
This will take place on the 17th October. Please return forms asap.
Art Gallery-19th October, 3.15
Parents invited to view our art gallery in the hall and other areas. All pupils’ work displayed.
Grandparents into School Morning-20th October
Please make a note in your child’s homework or reading record to let the class teacher know if your child’s grandparents are visiting.  Make sure you tell your child to show the book to their teacher.
Discos-Friday 20th October
Infant and Nursery-5.15-6.30 and Junior-6.45-8.30
We need 10 helpers for each disco. If you can help, please let the PTA know by emailingecpta@hotmail.co.uk, or by leaving a message on the parents Facebook page. Please note only nursery parents will be able to stay with their children unless the parents are helping. Nursery and Infant children will enter and leave by the front door. Junior children will enter by the studio door and leave by the front door. The cost will be £3.50 to include refreshments.
Nursery Play Equipment
No child from our school should be playing on the nursery equipment at the end of the day, even if they have a sibling in the nursery.
Cross Country Competition
We shall be entering a cross country competition on Monday 27th November and this event is open to children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Trials will be held (during school hours), nearer the date to select out two fastest boys and girls for each year group. Should your child have an interest in running then please encourage them to come to running club on Friday mornings – 8.00am.  Meet at the gazebo. Children do not need to attend the club to be selected for the team but practice will give them a better chance of selection.
Football After-School Club
Two regular helpers are needed to assist with the running of the Year 3/4/5/6 Friday after school football club. This will prevent having to limit places at a very well supported club.
The club has its first session on Friday 6th October, 3-30 /4-15pm. Please contact Mr. King if able to help.
Accommodation Needed
For many years now we have been hosting trainee teachers from Bethel University, USA. We are looking for host families to accommodate these students from Thursday 4th to Thursday 27th January.  For some of these days they will be travelling to other countries/places of their choice and for two of the weeks they will be attending various schools around Maidenhead.  You will be paid £320 for their accommodation.  My preference is for two young people to share so that they can travel together, especially if they are coming home late at night. If you are able to provide accommodation please let me know. They are delightful young people; host families in the past have always enjoyed having them.
Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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