Newsletter 18

Wednesday 31st January 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Gospel Target
To turn to Jesus when you are worried.
Award Assembly
The following were stars last week: Ella Walters, Zack Hunt, Oliver Rands, Jaden Le, Carys Edwards, Finley McLaughlin, Harry Fitzgerald, Ella Steel, Maks Wolski, Zach Adnani, Eugenia Sanchez-Giron, Kashav Sathish Babu, Lily Rowles, Alexander Konig, Oliver Murray, Emiliana Ryder, Hugo Gray, Della McWalter, Harry Ruddick, Ruby Rowles, Lachlan Carroll, Leo Stephens, Ruby Sibley, Luke Hallam, Daisy Newman, Lottie Muncie, Thomas and Alexander Billington.
Good Manners Awards went to Emma Young and Josephina Rowe.
Book Prizes went to Amy Cheeseman, Ellie Lam and Ruby King.
Words of the Week
Year 2: priceless; Year 3: humorous; Year 4: awe-inspiring; Year 5: elegant; Year 6: lapse.
Talk Homework
Can you think of three things that are heavier than you? What about three things that are lighter?
Why should we forgive others?
How can you be a follower of Jesus?
Human rights are a set of basic things all people need to live in dignity. Children have additional special rights. Why?
How many items in your home use electricity?
Tell the story so far of ‘Podkin One Ear’
If you were to write your biography on your life so far, what would the sub headings and introductory sentence be?
Reading for Pleasure
Research has found that children who read for pleasure are not only more likely to be lifelong readers, but they are also more likely to succeed both academically and socially.
I recently heard of a school where, instead of bringing in cake or sweets on their birthday, the children were asked to donate a book to school instead (new or second-hand).  Worth considering!
No Jacket Potatoes for KS1
We are aware that many infant children continue to choose jacket potatoes every day because they are afraid to step out of their comfort zone.  To this end we have decided to eliminate them from the infant menu from half term. The exception to this rule are children who are gluten intolerant or celiac.
Turning Circle
This facility is for children who cannot be picked up until later and to help with parking.  Some parents are waiting in the infant playground for their child to have a play before they go home. Please do not do this as it is not fair on our two wonderful ladies who look after the children at the end of the day.
NSPCC Numbers Day-Friday 2nd February
In order to raise money for this worthwhile charity we are holding an own clothes day and will be doing lots of  fun maths. A donation of £1 per family is requested but is not compulsory.  It would be great if your child’s clothing could be on a maths theme ie stripes, spots etc.
PTA meeting-Tues 6th February at 8.00pm
All welcome-the meeting will be held in the staffroom. It would be great to see you there.  Attendance does not commit you to running an activity; it would just be great to have your support.
Easter Egg Hunt
I know it’s only January but planning is underway for this years Easter Egg Hunt on March 29th 2.30 – 4.30.We will need lots of volunteers to help man stalls on the day, help set up beforehand & to help plan it.If you would like to be involved please email Kelley at
Class Assemblies
Thurs 8th February-9.10 Miss Opalko’s class assembly.
Fri 9th February-9.10 Mr McKell’s class assembly.
Class parents welcome.
Disco-Friday 9th February
5.15-6.30 Infant/nursery disco. 6.45-8.30 Junior disco.
Nursery parents will need to accompany their child. Reception, Y1 and Y2 children should be unaccompanied. We are however looking for 10 parents to help at each disco; please contact the PTA through their facebook page or approach the chair Kelley Phelan. The cost is £3.50 which includes refreshments.
Entrance and exit for nursery and infant children will be through the front door. Entrance for juniors will be round the back of the school, through the studio door, but they will leave through the front.  We do not allow children to have phones or glow sticks at the disco.
PTA Quiz
The PTA quiz is taking place on Saturday 24th February at 7.30pm.  If you would like to book, please either drop your money into the school office in an envelope detailing your name, email address and team name or email with your table details.  The cost is £5 per person.
Teams can be made up from between 6 and 8 people. We can help organise a table for you – just let us know your details.
A bar will be available on the night, open from 7.15.  We really appreciate you buying alcohol from the bar; please do not bring your own, as it helps us to raise more money for our children.  Please bring along your own snacks and nibbles.
Nursery Admissions 2018-19Children born between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 will be allocated in the academic year 2018-19.
The deadline to hand the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to the nursery is 28th February 2018. If you require Fr Liam to sign your SIF as per our Admission Policy, he has asked us to let you know that he will be available after Mass during January and February. For any queries or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Powell on 01628 639891 or email her on
Netball Camp
This half term Eagles will be running a netball training camp for children in years 3-7 and for all abilities.  Training will be provided by their highly qualified and experienced coaching staff, ably assisted by some Eagles/England Pathway netball players.
Location: The Marist Schools, Kings Rd, Sunninghill, Ascot, SL5 7PS
Date: Monday 12th February & Tuesday 13th February
Time: 10am – 3pm to book online
Half Term Dates
12th-16th February
Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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