Newsletter 28

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Dear Parents and Children,
Words of the Week
Year 2: relationship; Year 3: succulent; Year 4: abbreviate; Year 5: dominate; Year 6: abstain.
Talk Homework
Reception
If a tiger came to tea, what food and drink would you serve him?
Y1
How can we stay safe in the sun?
Y2
What job would you like to do when you grow up? Why?
Y3
How did being part of Jonah make you feel?
Y4
What are the origins of May Day celebrations?
Y5
What similarities and differences does the human life cycle have to the life cycle you researched?
Y6
On Friday the girls played the boys at football. What is feminisim? Are you for it or against it?
School Trips
Sadly there are a number of parents who are not paying for their child’s trip-if this continues it will have an impact on the school’s budget.  We will then have three choices; stop organising trips, cut back on resources e.g. reading books etc or make teaching assistants redundant. If you are having difficulty in affording trips do let us know but otherwise please cover your debt.
Whole School Mass -Thursday 10th May, 9.30
Ascension Thursday has been re-designated as a day when Catholics have to attend Mass.  As all the children will be attending Mass on this occasion all the seats will be in use.
Bingo-Friday 11th May 3.30-5.00
We have changed the date of the Bingo evening to Friday 11th 3.30-5.00.  The cost will be £3.50 which will include the cost of refreshments. Juniors may come unattended but Infant children can only come if accompanied by an adult or older brother or sister who will sit with them. The children can pay on the door.
Plants to School Day - Monday 14th May
This year the school is re-applying for its Green Flag status and as part of our action plan the Eco Group really want to improve our outside spaces, such as the flower troughs outside the year one modular classroom and in particular our Bee and Butterfly Garden located by the doors to the Lower Junior classrooms.  At the moment both of these areas are looking very bare.  We would love to plant lots of beautiful plants and flowers in this area to make it a haven for wildlife and increase the well-being of everyone around it.  If you are able we would like to ask you to bring in a flower, shrub or even some compost to help us on this day.  If you would prefer to leave a donation this would also be very gratefully received.  Please check our Eco section on our school website for updates.
Walk to School Week: 21st – 25th May
Please put this date in your diary and consider making an effort to walk to school during this week; an alternative if you cannot walk the whole way is Park and Stride, i.e. parking about 10-15 minutes away from school and then walking the rest of the way.
Miss Lazenby’s Class Assembly-25th May, 9.10
Parents welcome.
Disco-25th May
Nursery and Infant disco-5.15-6.30. Nursery parents are required to stay with their child.  Reception children must be unaccompanied.
Junior disco-6.45-8.30.
Ten helpers are needed for each disco if we are to run the activity.  Please let the PTA know through their Facebook Page or hand your name in to the office if you would like to assist.
Year 3/4 Cricket Skills Challenge
Seven girls and nine boys joined five other school teams and took part in a Year 3/4 Cricket Skills Challenge at Boyne Hill Cricket Club recently. Fun events introduced to promote cricket throughout primary schools.
Each team practised bowling, throwing, catching, batting and agility skills before taking part in a competition to win points for their team. Very well organised activities which also included a Kwik cricket match, finished with the St. Edmund Campion team finishing 2nd to Riverside, with one point separating the teams.
Well done to all those representing the school.
An Easy Way to Make £4000 for the School
We have been successful in the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme and our project is now available for customer voting in Tesco stores during May and June 2018.
The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.  Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project.
6030    BURNHAM HIGH ST EXP     SL1 7JT Express
6262    MAIDENHEAD BTH RD EXP   SL6 4AQ Express
6897    MAIDENHEAD FURZE EXP    SL6 7NH Express
2869    MAIDENHEAD METRO        SL6 1LL Metro
5810    SLOUGH BURNHAM RD EXP   SL1 6LE Express
4395    Taplow  SL6 0NX Superstores
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:
http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.  Encourage friends and relatives to take part too.  Make sure you ask for a token if it is not offered to you.
Parking in Timbers Walk
Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in the number of people parking in Timbers Walk.  Regularly there are 8-10 cars parked on this residents only area, both in the morning and afternoon. If you are caught by the parking wardens you will get a fine.
Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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