News

Friday 29th March

Non-Uniform Day - To raise funds to the Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund. Please send your child to school in comfortable clothing. No party clothes please. Voluntary donations are welcome to support this worthy cause.

There will be no 9:10 assembly. Instead, please join us for our special Mother’s Day Assembly and tea at 13:45. Birthdays will be celebrated at this assembly but certificates will not, they will be carried over to the following week.

Easter Garden

Mrs Murphy will be creating an Easter garden in our playground with the children over the coming weeks, please send in something small for your child to contribute such as a plant or a mini garden ornament. Thank you.

PTA news

Next week the PTA will be offering gifts for children to purchase for Mothers' Day. If you would like your child to buy a gift, please send them to school with £1.50 on Wednesday 27th. Flex 1 Nursery will be able to take their gift home on Wednesday, other classes will take them home on Friday 29th.

Odyssey Cinema Screening, March 30th 10am- There are still tickets remaining for the showing of ‘How to train your Dragon: The Hidden World’ at the Odyssey on Saturday March 30th at 10am (hosted by Cunningham Hill PTA). Tickets cost £5 with £1 from each ticket purchased by SSAS children going to SSAS PTA. If you are interested, please send in slips Odyssey Flyer soon as possible.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In school KS1 have been discussing how to stay safe and we used this film to help our discussion www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQ8F0gGKaI

Bethan Woollvin tweeted about Class 6's art work!

Everbridge Severe Weather Closure of Schools System

On rare occasions, such as heavy snow, it may be necessary to close the school. At such times, communications can become slow due to high demand. Central information is more reliable and should be faster. Everbridge is the Hertfordshire notification system for school closure which will inform you by text/email alert if the school is closed. This system, combined with website updates and ParentMail messages, should ensure vital information reaches you quickly.
To sign up, please follow this link: member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489

KS1 Christmas Play

Action for Children

We sent £520 to  from the donations raised at the Christmas performances. This money will go towards giving vulnerable children gifts and a hot meal this Christmas. Your donations really make a difference, thank you. If you would like to find out more, please visit the Action for Children website.

Keeping safe online.

With Christmas coming and children getting new gadgets tyhe following websites may be useful for parents.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online
parentinfo.org

Congratulations

Congratulations to Emilia Murphy in Class 3! Emilia has won the Christmas card competition and her design will appear on the Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Church Christmas card this season. Well done Emilia!

Year 2 went to Mountfitchet

Children in Need

Thank you everyone for your generous support for Children in Need. The children had wonderful fun dressing up in their spots and stripes and participating in our sponsored dance-a-thon. With your support, we managed to raise a whopping £600! Thanks to Miss Ketley and all staff members for getting involved and raising much needed funds for an excellent cause.

Year 1 trip to Clarence Park

Here is Class 4 having fun!

Maths Bring and Buy Sale

The children’s excitement and interest in Maths was evident at our Bring and Buy Sale on Wednesday. Children learned how to handle money, calculating totals and change in a practical way. Thank you to all parent volunteers and for all the donations of goods and spending money; the sale raised £195! The School Council will decide which charity will benefit from these funds.

Harvest Festival

Thank you for your generous donations at our Harvest festival. All donations received were given to the Women’s Refuge in St Albans. The children raised our spirits with harvest-themed songs and we reflected on the wonder of Harvest time through prayers read by Ben and Henry in Year 2.

KS1 at Thorpe Bay, Sept 2018

Some of Year 1 and 2's work following the Thorpe Bay trip