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Friday 17th June 2016 

Fun at PGL!

Year 6 spent a fun-filled three days at the PGL Residential Centre this week. The children, and staff, returned exhausted after taking part in a range of action –packed activities including the giant trapeze, abseiling, zip wire and obstacle course. Please take a look in the ‘Photo Gallery’ (on our website) for lots of photographs taken during the visit.


Win £5,000 of National Book Tokens

The National Book Tokens website is giving parents the opportunity to win £5,000 worth of tokens for their nominated school (as well as £100 for their own use). To enter this competition, simply visit the site below and complete the nomination form provided. The deadline for entering is the 31st July 2016.


Thank you – Pirate Costumes

Our Early Years Team would like to say a big thank you for all the donations of pirate fancy dress costumes this week. The children have had lots of fun dressing up and playing in a newly created pirate ship – there’s been lots of shouts of ‘land ahoy’ and ‘all aboard me hearties’!


Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

All Year 1 pupils completed the government Phonics Screening Check this week. As soon as the thresholds are published, we will inform parents of the results.


Test Week

Throughout next week, we will be holding our Test Week for Years 1, 3, 4 and 5. The results will be included in your child’s Annual Pupil Progress Report and used to help plan future targets and support. Wherever possible, please avoid booking any non-urgent appointments for next week. Thank you.


Non-Uniform Day

On the 24th June, pupils may wear their own clothes to school, in return for donating a luxury item to our PTA. This could include a bottle of wine/spirits or a box of chocolates. A representative from the PTA will collect any items, at the front entrance to school, next Friday morning.

IMPORTANT: Due to the Early Years trip, LEYs and UEYs pupils must wear their uniform to school on this day.


Group and Class Photographs

Next Thursday 23rd June, our school photographer will visit school to take class and team photographs of the children. Please ensure your child is wearing their full school uniform.


Nursery Trip – Willows Activity Farm

Next Friday 24th June, our Nursery children will visit the Willow’s Activity Farm in St. Albans.

Pupils attending need to wear their full school uniform – thank you.


Upcoming Diary Dates




Thur 23rd June


New UEYs Induction Meetings

Thur 23rd June


Class and Group Photographs

Fri 24th June


Non-Uniform Day (Donations of luxury items please)

Fri 24th June


Nursery trip to Willow’s Activity Farm

Mon 27th June


Last week of Chelsea Football

Mon 27th June


Years 2 and 5 Fire Brigade Workshops

Tues 28th June


Years 5 and 6 BT Volunteers: Good Communication Workshops

Tues 28th June


Early Years Class Assembly (LEYs and UEYs)

Wed 29th June


St. Peter and St. Paul Mass and First Holy Communion Procession

Wed 29th June


Year 6 School/Eco Council: Book and Nearly New Toy Sale (Hall)

Fri 1st July


Year 1 and 2 Trip

Fri 1st July


Years 3 and 4 BT Volunteers: Good Communication Workshops


PTA News

Summer Raffle

Thank you to all parents, teachers and children for selling lots of tickets. Please return completed stubs, cash or cheque ‘Friends of St Marys’ in an envelope, please label envelope with child’s name and class. Teachers have additional books or PTA will have a table outside school on Friday morning and afternoon. All unsold books and money collected have to be returned to school by Friday 24th June.

We have given out all the raffle books and parents are asking for more, please return any books that you will not sell.


Luxury Goods and Non-uniform day Friday 24th June

This is one of the most popular stalls at the fete and your support is very much appreciated.  Please send in bottles of wine or spirits or boxed chocolates on Friday 24th June.


Launch of the PTA Facebook page

We are really excited to announce the launch of St Mary’s PTA Facebook page, please join: ‘Parent Teacher Association of St. Mary's Catholic Primary Uxbridge’

The group’s aim is for the whole school community to share and promote fundraising ideas for the school; for parents to feedback on events organised by St Mary's PTA. It’s also an additional and fun way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on and for parents to engage with each other easily. Please share the group with other parents/carers/family – it is a closed group to ensure data/photographic protection and will be closely monitored by the PTA. Photos will not be published on the page unless they are school approved photos or links to school published photos. 

All applications, school policy queries or complaints should be addressed directly with school as they will not be published.


School uniform donations

Another popular stall at the fete is the second-hand uniform stall, please send in all uniform that no longer fits etc. We will be collecting uniform until Friday 24th June. Just pop it into a bag and leave at school door main entrance.


Silent Auction Offers for the Summer Fete – offers please!

This stall was very successful last year thanks to all your generous offers. On the day of the fete people offer written bids for various services. So please send in your offers to We are looking for parents and their families to offer free babysitting for one evening, 2-3 hours gardening, free cut and blow-dry, cook a dinner for a family, manicure, pedicure, could be an offer of an unwanted gift, you may have the opportunity to bid for Euro Disney passes, make a birthday cake, 2 hours ironing. These are just some ideas.  You all have talents! Offer it free for another school family to bid for and raise money for the school.


We still need ………….

Profit-matching schemes offered by your employer and raffle prizes

Please think about approaching your employer about profit matching schemes, these can hugely boost profits with very little effort.

Also how about advertising in the Fete programme and the need for raffle prizes is ever present! Thank you for your support, all offers of help email or text me Sarah Wells, 07855 998693.

Volunteers please: the fete needs your help…..thank you to all those parents who have already offered

Adams Uniform Shop, in Ruislip Manor, will be selling new uniform at a big discount price at the Fete. Not sure what items or sizes they have, but it will be cash only, therefore be prepared on the day if you think you might like to buy uniform for next September.