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Consultation on the admission arrangements 2020 - 2021 of Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Infant & Nursery School

The governing body of Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Infant & Nursery School is putting the documents out for consultation between Wednesday, 12 December 2018 and Wednesday, 23 January 2019. Here is the  consultation letter

Please read the Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Infants Admissions Policy and SIF 2020-21

The published admission number (PAN) for 2020 - 2021 will be 60 and this has not changed from previous years.

We would be pleased to receive any comments on this. The policy and SIF are on the school website, with contact details for replying by email. You may wish to contact the school for a hard copy of the admission arrangements which you can collect or which can be posted to you.
Please address your comments to Mrs O’Regan, Office Manager, at the school address, or by email to admin@ssasinfants.herts.sch.uk. You can also reply by phone on 01727 854643.
Please make sure to reply by Wednesday 23 January 2019 as governors will then be meeting to determine the admission arrangements for 2020-2021.

Christmas dates

It gets very busy at this time of year so below is an over-view of everything happening before the end of term. These dates are also on our school calendar Dates & Calendar
• Friday 14th Dec - Nursery Purple Party, 14:00 (PM, Flex 2)
• Monday 17th Dec - Christmas treat for Reception-Year 2, Pantomime, The Snow Queen
• Tuesday 18th Dec - FS crafts morning, 09:15
• Tuesday 18th Dec - Christmas tea and carols for our grandparents
• Wednesday 19th Dec - KS1 crafts, 09:10 and Christmas dinner day for children, wear party clothes!
• Thursday 20th Dec - FS Christmas craft afternoon, 13:30
• Thursday 20th Dec - Nursery closes for Christmas, last day for Badgers
• Friday 21st Dec - 09:10- Assembly, 12:50- Carols around the Tree, 13:20- School closes for Christmas Holidays!

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!

PTA News

Easy Fundraising - signing up is simple www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ssaspta You can collect free donations for our PTA any time you shop online.
Amazon Smile - f you are planning to buy online on Amazon, shop via this site smile.amazon.co.uk and 0.5% of your transaction will be donated to our PTA.
Christmas Treeasy - if you are buying a real Christmas tree, consider Christmastreeasy. A real tree with free delivery to your door; simply go to the ordering page of this site, and choose our school www.christmastreeasy.co.uk
PTA Santa Letter 2018 - Reply letters will be distributed by Wednesday 19th December. Any questions, please e-mail the PTA at ssaspta@gmail.com.
The Ball by the Lake - Tables are going fast. February 2nd, 2019 (priority for Junior parents) and March 30th, 2019 (priority for Infant parents). Form a table with people you would like to sit with (maximum 10 people), and nominate someone to be table leader. The table leader can then e-mail the PTA with the chosen ball date and the names of everyone on the table. Note: It is not first come first served, and payment is not at this stage. By the end of term, the PTA will confirm to table leaders that a table has been reserved, and arrange payment. Tickets cost £60 per person.

Year 2 went to Mountfitchet

Italian Club news

There will be an end of term showing for the parents of the Italian club children on Tuesday 11th December at 2.50 in class 6.  Parents and cares of the children are welcome.

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