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Thursday 4th May 2017

Hope you enjoyed the extended weekend! Over the last few days we have been lucky enough to be visited by the Hillingdon Life Bus which has been parked up in our staff car park. Each class has attended an interactive workshop, in the bus, teaching them about the importance of living healthy lifestyles. Thank you to all of you who came along to one of our parents’ sessions.

SATs Week – Year 6 Breakfast Club

Throughout next week our Year 6 pupils will be involved in their end of Key Stage 2 SATs Tests. To help the pupils prepare for these tests we are inviting all Year 6 pupils to attend our Breakfast Club at 8:00 a.m.

Year 4 Class Assembly

Our Year 4 Class Assembly will take place on Tuesday 16th May, at 9am. Please see dates below for all other assembly dates.

Early Years Assembly, date changed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Early Years Assembly will now take place on the 20th June at 9:00 a.m. not the 13th June as stated in last week’s newsletter.

Combined Nursery Session

Please note that Nursery will be combined on Tuesday 20th June. Therefore all Nursery children should attend the morning session from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

New and nearly new book sale!

Fantastic variety of children and adult books for sale. All money raised will go directly back into our school resources. 

All new books £5 and nearly new £1-2 so bring lots of change please. 

Date: Friday 19 may 2017 at 3.30pm

Location: school play ground 


With the cold and hay fever season almost upon us we would be grateful for donations from parents of boxes of tissues.  As you can imagine we get through loads of boxes and have depleted our budget allocation.  Donations would be gratefully appreciated.


Dates for your diary

May 2017

      Fri 5th - Lifebus

      Mon 8th – Start of SATs Week

      Tue 16th - Year 4 Class Assembly (9:00 am)

      Tue 23rd - Year 5 Class Assembly (9:00 am)

      Fri 26th – Finish for Half Term (3:30 pm)

June 2017

      Mon 5th – School re-opens (8:40 am)

      Thu 8th – Y3 Theatre Trip

      Fri 9th – Class Group photographs

       Fri 16th – Reading Gladiators challenge day

      Mon 19th – Start of Judaism Week

                            Test Week

      Tue 20th – Prospective Parents Tour

                           Early Years Assembly (9:00 am)

      Fri 23rd – EYs Trip – Look Out Centre

      Sat 24th – Summer Fate

      Mon 26th – Start of Health Week

                            New Nursery meetings

      Tue 27th – New Nursery meetings

                           Y5 Whipsnade Zoo Trip

      Wed 28th – Year 4 Trip to Gunnersbury

      Thu 29th – St Peter and St Paul Mass (1:30 – 3:30 pm)

                           New Reception meetings

July 2017

      Mon 3rd – Year 6 Bikeability

      Tue 4th – All school induction day

      Wed 5th – Y1 & Y2 BT Volunteers

                          BT Workshops

      Mon 10th – KS1 and KS2 Sports Day (9:00-12:00)

      Year 6 production (6:00- 7:00 pm)

      Tue 11th – EYs Sports Day (9:00 – 12:00)

      Wed 12th – Fri 14th - Year 6 PGL

      Mon 17th – KS1 and KS2 Sport Day Backup

                             Open Afternoon (3:45 – 7:30 pm)

      Wed 19th – Year 6/End of Year Mass (9:30 – 10:30 am)

                             Last Day of Term, school finishes 1:30 pm

At St Mary’s we do not authorise any holiday booked in term time as since September 2013 Government instruction has stated that no holidays in term time can be authorised.


School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 4th May 2017

Meet the PTA Team:

Sarah Wells


Sue Serret

Secretary/Vice Chair

Aileen Gallahue

Treasurer/Social Media


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep UEY


Class Rep UEY

Catherine Scotland

Class Rep Year 1


Class Rep Year 1


Class Rep Year 2


Class Rep Year 2


Class Rep Year 3


Class Rep Year 3

Jayne Brooks

Class Rep Year 4


Class Rep Year 4


Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 6


Class Rep Year 6

As you can see we need class reps for Year 6, Year 3 and UEY. Other years need additional support too.

Class reps. tell parents about fund-raising events, a point of contact about what’s going on in the school. Ask you all for help when needed, they come along to meetings where possible. Enhance our feeling of a community. Please chat to one of the above for more information - you are needed.

PTA Meeting Update:

Thank you to those parents who attended the last meeting, the minutes have been sent to your class reps.

All parents/carers are automatically members of the PTA, anyone can come along to the meetings. It’s all about fund raising for the school, meeting new friends and having fun.


Money YOU have raised so far:

Coffee & cake 30/09/16:       £84.00

Coffee & cake:                    £101.35

Christmas Cards:                £136.00

Christmas Fayre:                 £999.01

Make-up Master Class:          £64.00

(offered by Kelly Doyle)

Bingo Night:                         £237.15

Family Party Night 22/04/17  £397.50

(organised Adriana, Orla, Sharon parents team)

Coffee & cake 28/04            £114.10

Total:                             £2,133.11


The Giving Machine: ongoing – every time your make an online purchase, please donate money to the school

‘The Giving Machine’

How many parents have raised funds for the school using The Giving Machine? Have a go, tell your friends how easy it is ……….

How about putting daily reminder on your phone ‘every online shop, remember to use the Giving Machine’

Please have a look at this website, we are now registered. Search for ‘St Mary’s school, Uxbridge’ this is the cause. You are the giver. Every time you shop online consider using it, raise lots of money for our school from the comfort of your armchair! How about every time you do an internet supermarket shop?

Chocolate bakers please!

The selling of coffee and cakes was a great success on Friday afternoon. However, we need more bakers please! Especially anything made with chocolate. The same people are asked each time, we need more chocolate bakers please. Email, tell your class rep or ring/text Sarah 07855 998693

7 weeks to our largest fund-raiser of the year, Summer Fete 23rd June:

We need to secure our main raffle prizes very, very soon. Would your employer like to donate a prize? A local business ? A huge thank you would be printed in the Fete Programme. Very useful for community engagement. We have letters that can be given out. If you need one, talk to your class rep.

Ads. for our Summer Fete programme, help to raise funds before the Fete begins. There must be many small, local businesses that wish to advertise. The programme is an A5, high quality, professionally printed publication that will reach 250 families. Again, we have letters ready to be given out to small, local businesses. Full page £25, half page £15.