Expressive Arts Week
We were very lucky to hear some live Mexican music and see some dancing too.
There will be an end of term showing on Tuesday 10th July at 3.50 in class 6 for parents and carers.
Junior Transition Meeting
Mrs. Porter is inviting September Year 3 parents to a meeting on Thursday 12th July to find out more about moving to KS2. The meeting starts at 9:10am and will take place at the Junior School. Letters are to follow but put the date in your diary.
Primary Schools Challenge Fun Run
School came second overall & received a shield for 'most improved school' - a great achievement!
30 June - Summer Event: Information on how to buy tickets for the PTA Summer Event went out in the book bags this week so please look out for it. Tickets are limited so please return as soon as possible to guarantee your entry to this fantastic family event. PTA Newsletter and Summer Event
Parish Summer Garden Party
Sunday 1st July, held in the grounds of Loreto College from 2pm to 5pm (or at the Parish Centre in the event of rain). It promises to be a lovely afternoon and the organisers would greatly appreciate donations of cakes and volunteers to help serve drinks, man stalls so please contact Melanie O’Neill firstname.lastname@example.org 07900 051 966 or Joanna Roche email@example.com; 07960 519 789. Tickets cost £3 per adult, 2 adults for £5 and under 18’s are free! SAS Church Garden Party
Mass for Mrs Dempsey - Sunday 8th July at 9.30am
Special farewell celebration mass for Mrs Dempsey, Headteacher at Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Infant and Nursery School. This mass will be led by the children from the Infant and Junior schools.
Update......Donations for Foundation Stage concert programmes raised £145 for Sentebale, a charity working with HIV orphans in Southern Africa. The children are delighted, especially School Council, so thank you for your generosity.
Foundation Stage children dazzled us with their confident and enthusiastic performances this week. Well done to all the children and the staff for such uplifting concerts. Programme proceeds will be sent to Sentebale charity, at the request of School Council, who wanted to do something for children in South Africa after hearing about Liam’s trip.
Governors have sent a letter about the proposed federation of the governing bodies of both Infant and Junior schools. There is a dedicated email address for questions, comments and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org . Parents are also welcome to use the Governor Comments Box in the main entrance. There is a Federation page on the school website which will address frequently asked questions as these come in.
Please get involved.
KS1 Summer Concerts
Years 1 and 2 will have their concerts on Thursday 28th June and Friday 29th June. Both concerts are at 9:15. We will open a ticket booking system after half-term so please look out for the notice in the weekly newsletter.
Garbage Gobble Winning Models
Our Easter Gardens
The African Garden has been decorated for Easter by Mrs. Murphy and the children. It’s looking beautiful thanks to home learning – the children are so engaged and enthusiastic. Thank you for your support. We can all be very proud of the way our children think of others, especially during Lent. Pupils Mathilda and Paolo raised £30 and £20 respectively this week with cake sales for Mary’s Meals - a fantastic achievement!
Our collection to date is £370.32 and counting. We will have a final total when we return to school after Easter. Thank you for your generosity.
Each class has a blue beaker similar to the ones that Mary's Meals use to feed children world wide. The children bring in as many pennies at they can (each meal costs just 7p!) to fill the beaker. We will then keep track of the class with the most coins each week.
Further information on Mary's Meals can be found here: www.marysmeals.org.uk
Bring & Buy
The Bring & Buy sale raised £225 with a further ‘pop-up’ sale organised by Mrs. Nicholls on Monday raising another £100 for Dementia UK. Thanks to Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Mills who helped to set it up and to you for coming along. Remaining items will be donated to local charities.
World Book Day - Special Lunch
Green Flag Award
Caring for our Oceans
These are some poster designs that Year 2 children designed about caring for the oceans, following the class work we have been doing about the storm whale story. The children have learnt about how important it is to care for ocean life, in particular by reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the sea.
Other Eco News
Year 2 have been making bird feeders using cheerios this week which they are hanging from the trees. We now have some bird identification sheets along the fence next to Nursery so that children can have a go at naming birds that they see in the school environment.