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Thursday 25th May 2017

Thank you to all the visitors who came along to watch Year 5’s class assembly on Tuesday morning. The children taught us lots about the story of Pentecost through drama, readings and prayer and they sang and read their parts beautifully.

Book Sale

Summer Book Sale!

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

All books £1, please bring lots of change. 

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017

Location & Time: School playground 3:30pm. 

EYs and KS1 Drama Workshop

Tomorrow morning, our Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils will be taking part in a drama workshop.

May Procession

Tomorrow, Father Nicholas will visit school, at 2pm, to lead our May Procession. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend, please arrive by 1:50 p.m.

Year 3 Theatre Trip Thursday 8th June

Year 3 children will need to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch, if you haven’t ordered one from our caterers.

Half Term

As we are sure you are aware, we finish tomorrow (at the normal time) for the half term break. We hope you

have a lovely break and a good rest. All pupils are due back to school on Monday 5th June. Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird group will also resume on this day.

May Procession

On Friday 26th May (the last day of this half term), Father Nicholas will visit school, at 2pm, to lead our May Procession. All parents, carers are must welcome to attend, please arrive by 1:50 p.m.

Message from Early Years

Our topic for next term is Superheroes. We would appreciate donations of costumes, figurines and comics. Thank you

Hot weather

During the hot weather season, can parents/carers provide their children with sun hats, water bottles and apply sun screen at home. Please do not send any sun screen to school.

Donations of Boxes of Tissues

We again would also like to ask for donations of boxes of tissues for the classes.  We are most grateful for your support

A reminder that we still collect used stamps which help to support hearing dogs for the deaf. If you have any that you would like to donate, please send them in via your child’s book bag.

Labelling all uniform, water bottles and lunch boxes

Please ensure all your child’s uniform, water bottles and lunch boxes are labelled with their name. This will help to prevent lost property.

House Points

This week’s winning house is:

                                 St Thomas with 169 house points

Class House Points winners this week



House Points

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3

Harry W



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



Dates for your diary

May 2017

                  Fri 26th – May Procession (2 – 3 pm)

                                     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 – Crazy Hair Day – bring sweet cups

                   Mon 19th – Start of Judaism Week

                                         Test Week

                   Tue 20th – Early Years Assembly (9:00 am)

                                        Prospective Parents Tour (1-2 pm)

                   Thu 22nd – Non-uniform day – bring wine, spirits, chocolates

                    Fri 23rd – EYs Trip – Look Out Centre

                    Sat 24th – Summer Fate

                    Mon 26th – Start of Health Week

                                           New Nursery meetings

                                           Reading Gladiators challenge day

                    Tue 27th – New Nursery meetings

                                         Y5 Whipsnade Zoo Trip

                     Wed 28th – Year 4 Trip to Gunnersbury

                                            New Reception meetings

                    Thu 29th – St Peter and St Paul Mass (1:30 – 3:00 pm)

July 2017

                    Mon 3rd – Year 6 Bikeability

                    Tue 4th – All school induction day

                    Wed 5th – Y1 & Y2 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

                    Fri 14th - Year 5 Trip to Go Ape

                                      Y1 & Y2 Trip to Gulliver’s Fun Park

                                      Y3 & Y4 BT Workshops

                     Mon 17th – KS1 and KS2 Sport Day Backup

                    Tue 18th – Y5 & Y6 BT Workshops

                                        Open Afternoon (3:45 – 5:30 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

4 weeks to our largest fund raiser of the year, Summer Fete 24th 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 to businesses. If you need one, talk to your class rep.

I am sure you all know someone that would benefit from an our Summer Fete programme

Help to raise funds before the Fete begins.

  • Do you regularly use the same pub or restaurant?
  • Are you having work done on your house, garden or car?
  • Are you going to a hair salon or beautician this week?
  • Are you going to a children’s party?
  • Do you use a gym or a personal trainer?

Why not ask them if they want to advertise or give a raffle prize? They might say ‘yes’!

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.

Book sale on the Thursday 25th May

Fantastic variety of children and adult books.

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.  3.30pm

Summer Fete Meetings

Monday 12th June

Church Hall – 8pm

Various times:

Outside the school main door

Please help to make the fete a success

for our children.

Important Summer Fete dates:

Everyone has their tickets now!! Will you be the winner of £100?

Empty Sweet cups given out on Friday 9th June

Crazy Hair Day - filled sweet cups to be handed in on Friday 16th June

Non-uniform day - wine, spirits and chocolates to be donated Thursday 22nd June

Second hand school uniform to handed in week commencing Monday 19th June

Children’s books, games, jig-saws to be handed in week commencing Monday 19th June (need to be clean, good quality, complete, pieces counted and boxes taped closed)

 Now need cuddly toys – all sizes – clean please

Auction of Promises

This is a great fund raiser at our fete and it really enhances the community feeling of our school family but we need your promises to make it a success. In the past we have had the following offers that people have bid on:

  • To babysit for a family for one evening
  • Cook a meal for a family and deliver to their house
  • Make a birthday cake
  • 2 hours of ironing
  • A beauty treatment
  • 2 hours of a carpentry job
  • 2 hours of gardening

The list is endless, you all have talents, offer one of them to a family. All offers to, class reps, Facebook, Sarah, Sue and Aileen.

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.

Thank you to all parents who offered to have estate agent board in their garden


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

PTA on the school website!

We have updated our page on the school website, please have a read, this will be updated regularly.

Let us know what other information you would like to see on this page:

Do you have a long wheel base van?

A parent needs your help on the morning of the fete to bring equipment to the school.

Please contact Sarah 07855 998693 asap.  Thank you