Newsletter 8

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Gospel Target: based on the two most important commandments to love God and to love everyone.  How do you show love?
Award Assembly
Stars of the week last week were: Lily barbe-Da Silva, Hamza Akbar, Luca Davies, Marcella Dukes-Pinto, Ava Folan-Murtagh, Philippa Roden, Kacie Merkel, Jaxon Adio, Sean Turley, Emily-Rose Darkin, Aoife Hallam, Josephina Rowe, Charles MCMahon, Eve McTaggart, Niamh Fitzgerald, Scarlett Cooper, Amelia Rodgers, Elyssa Webster, Gabriella Garcia de Miguel, Teresa Debickaa, Niall Bateman, Izabella Barua-Wilding, Antos Debicki, Isla Degiorgio Maclaren, Gabriel Shaw, Harry Fitzgerald and Ella Steel.
Apologies to Daniela Di Cioccio for spelling her name incorrectly in the last newsletter.
Good Manners Awards went to Ellie lam and May Kelly
Book Prizes were won by Luana Meringo, Lottie Mitchell and Lauren Evans.
Words of the Week
Year 2:exclusive; Year 3:meander; Year 4:foliage; Year 5:prominence; Year 6:misinterpret.
Talk Homework
Have you seen any fireworks yet? How could you describe them to someone?
Can you name a saint? Why were they made a saint? Can you name a saint? Why were they made a saint? Can you name a saint? Why were they made a saint?
Why is it important to eat a balanced diet and exercise?
What big events have been in the news this week?
What is Art?
What’s your favourite Christian celebration and why?
What are the different ways in which you can be nice to others?
Tag Rugby Competition – Years 3/4
Congratulations to our squad of players made up from: Niamh Maher, Amelia Richards, Amelia Smyth, Matilda Gilfeather Carr, Charlie McMahon, Murphey Camp-Overy, Jack Ruddick, Tao Liverpool, Cameron Mullen-Brown and Max Wolski.
Maidenhead Rugby FC hosted a splendid inter schools competition on Tuesday 18th October and many of our children were given their first ever chance to try out tag rugby. There was some really committed defence from our team to keep the scores down and then some amazing break away tries resulting in our team losing just one game, winning six and drawing their final game! Almost unbeaten and already looking forward to bettering their experience next year in the Y5/6 competition!
Year 5/6 Boy’s League Football
The Year 5/6 school football team played their first matches of the season recently, with mixed fortunes, losing 4-1 to Lowbrook and beating Waltham St.Lawrence 6-0.
The match against Lowbrook was a game of two halves. Finding themselves 4-0 down at half time the team came back strongly in the second half and scored a well deserved goal.
An outstanding display of goalkeeping from Waltham St. Lawrence kept the score down to 6-0 in their match.
Well done to the ten boys who represented the school, showing great sportsmanship.
Also a big thank you to the parents who helped with the transport and stayed and supported the team.
Netball Report
A tough match against last year’s league winners. A last minute step in from one of our Year 5′s meant we had a strong team to play. Fighting off the rain, the first quarter was a tough one with lots of fantastic play and defending from all meant we conceded minimal goals. As we went into the second quarter, we had to abandon play due to rain however after a short downpour, we continued play with the same winning attitude they started the game with. We saw fantastic goals which saw us win a match that prior we would not have thought we could have. Man of the Match went to Emily Bradley for fantastic shooting.
Poppy Appeal
We are selling poppies and other accessories from the school office.  Costs range from 50p -£1 if your child wants to bring in money.
School Mass-Wednesday 1st November, 9.30
As the feast of All Saints is a holy day of obligation the children from Year 1 upwards will be going to Mass.  Parents are welcome. Y2 are presenting the Mass.
PTA AGM-Tuesday 7th November, 8.00pm
All parents are welcome to this meeting in the staffroom.
Individual and sibling group photos will be on either the 8th, 9th or 14th November.
Own Clothes Day-Friday 10th November
In return for wearing their own clothes, the children are asked to bring in a donation for our Christmas Hampers which will be raffled at the Christmas Fayre.  Suggestions include chocolates, mince pies, Christmas puddings,  Christmas crackers.  We do also create hampers of beauty products.
PTA Quiz Evening
This will be held on Saturday 11 November at 7.30pm in the school hall. Bar opens at 7.15pm. Please bring your own snacks. Tables ideally of 6 to 8 people (can be ladies or men only if you want to avoid baby sitters!). £5 per person. To book, please email or drop your money into the school office with team details on the envelope.
Christmas Shopping Evening-Friday 17th November, 7.00pm
This promises to be an exceptional evening with over 30 stalls of Christmas present ideas for you to buy.  You can also enjoy a glass of wine with friends.  Make sure you put this date in your diary so you don’t miss out.
Would you be able to lend us a Christmas tree for the occasion? If so please contact
Parents’ Evenings-27th and 28th November3.30-6.00
The sign up sheet to book your time with your child’s class teacher(s) is available on the doors to the main entrance for all classes.  Y2s will have additional slots available from1.00-5.30on Thursday 30th November as their meetings will be with both teachers.  Additionally, Mrs Van Schie will have some slots on Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 onwards.
Please attend the meeting at least 15 minutes early to look, with your child, at their work in their classroom.  Available in their tray will be a home school agreement for you to read and sign and an information sheet to fill in regarding your child’s interests, talents, targets or whatever comments you wish to make.  Please leave both documents in the tray when completed.  Y5/6 children are expected to attend the meeting with their parents. Other age groups can watch DVDs outside my office whilst you chat to the teacher.  Please try to stick to your 10 minute slot so that people are not kept waiting; if you need a longer time do arrange this for a later date.
Christmas Fair-3rd December
The Christmas Fair team would like your help with the following if possible:
Do you work for a company that could donate a prize for our raffle? If so please get in touch with Angela Billson or Margaret Kiernan through the school office or the PTA Facebook page. We would love to hear from you.
We need donations of old bottle bags, gift bags, empty wine bottles with screw lids and full bottles for the bottle tombola. The donation box is in the school reception.
Gifts for the Elderly
One of our end of term Christmas activities is visiting the elderly at a number of residential homes.  We like to take gifts with us and if you are happy to donate, will collect these after the Christmas Fayre.  Items such as socks, pop socks, jewellery, biscuits etc would be ideal.
Christmas Production Dates
7th December, 2.00 Reception Christmas performance for parents.

8th December,2.00 Yr 1Christmas performance for parents.

18th December,7.00 Yr 2 Christmas performance for parents.

Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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