Free Family Fun Day - 21 May 11-4pm
Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XS are holding a fundraising event in aid of a terminally-ill ten-year old boy called Shay Murray. You may have read in the local papers that his family are raising funds for a palliative care suite at home. For the children there will be train rides, face painting, inflatables, beat the goalie, animal corner, games, tombola’s, a magician and more. The adults can enjoy ‘Rock Choir’, the bar and BBQ and watch the antics at the Gaelic football tournament.
Herts County Show 27th -28th May 2017
We have been given one complimentary family ticket for the Hertfordshire County Show which takes place on 27th and 28th May at the County Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn. I will hold a draw for the ticket during assembly next Friday, 19th May. If you would like your name to be included, please inform Mrs. O’Regan. We also have 35 child complimentary tickets which will be available on a first come, first served basis after assembly.
General Election – 8th June 2017
Foundation Stage will be closed on election day and there will be no Nursery – my apologies. At short notice, we have organised a trip to Thorpe Bay for the Reception classes. Year One and Two will come to school as normal. I am unable to swap an INSET day as I did for the European referendum in 2016 as it would mean bringing the children into school on Monday 24th July. Year One and Two will have an opportunity for a trip later in the term.
The PTA committee are looking for someone to take over running nearly new uniform sales. These sales don't make a great deal of money but they provide an invaluable service to the school community and it would be a great shame if we couldn't continue them. They are not time consuming or complicated to run. It involves: organising two (or more) sales of Uniform at the Infant school per year, agreeing a date with Mrs Dempsey & asking for donations of Uniform
through the newsletter, requesting a float from the treasurer, sorting through the donations before the sale starts, running the sale with one or two helpers and giving any leftover items to charity. Each sale takes no more than three hours work in total. It doesn't involves attending meetings, getting pulled into other PTA activities. Please do consider getting involved. If you feel this is a way that you could contribute to the school community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to School - June 15th
We will walk to school from Morrison's on Thursday 15th June, National Clean Air day. Meet at 8.30am and we will walk along the Alban Way.
- We have a shiny new flagpole close to Class 2 for our Eco Schools Green Flag. It’s a fantastic achievement and the
children are rightfully proud of it.
- Our new server has been installed and we have six new desktop computers in Reception thanks to a PTA donation. Thank you for all the cakes donated, tickets bought and events supported that have made this possible. All your donations directly benefit your children.
Half term Maths competition winners
Nursery am - Asher
Nursery pm - Clara
Nursery flex 1 - Lois
Nursery flex 2 - Louis
Class 1 - Rafi
Class 2 - Mia
Class 3 - Daisy
Class 4 - Maddy
Class 5 - Josie
Class 6 - Jack
Internet Safety - Year 1 and School Council made Internet Safety Posters
Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers
We welcome Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers which we can use to get playground and PE equipment. Please ask your neighbours and family to collect too – thank you!