News

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

PTA news

Quiz Night - Friday February 8th, bar opens 7:30pm, quiz starts 8:00pm at the Infant school. Come along to our quiz night, one of the funniest nights of the PTA calendar! Teams of up to 8 people can take part. Non parents are very welcome. You can apply as a team, part team or as an individual. There is an application form in this week's PTA newsletter. Alternatively send a sheet of paper with your name, and the names of any team members you have organised, together with contact details for at least one team member in an envelope marked 'PTA Quiz night'. Cheques should be made out to 'Ss Alban & Stephen Schools PTA'
Children's Raffle Prizes - Do you have any unwanted Christmas gifts that could be used as raffle prizes for the Junior discos? They would need to be unused and suitable for children age 7 - 12. If so, please e-mail ssaspta@gmail.com

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.

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.

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