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Thursday 8th June 2017

Welcome back! Hope you had a fantastic break last week with your children. We have a busy half term ahead with lots of activities planned including class trips, our annual Health Week, Sports Days, assemblies, productions, workshops, Judaism Week and of course our Summer Fair. Year 6 have a particular hectic few weeks ahead with their planned PGL residential, Bikeability cycling training, Leavers’ Production and Mass.  

Book Sale on 27th May

Thank you to Esmae's mum in year one for organising the book sale and to all the other mums who helped.  They raised an incredible £170!  This will be used to purchase new books for the library.

Class/Group Photographs

Our school photographer will visit school tomorrow to take all class/group photographs. Please ensure your child has their full school uniform.

Raffle tickets and money

Can all raffle tickets and money be returned to the PTA via book bags as soon as possible.

Workshop for parents whose child (aged 9-12) has been given a diagnosis of autism

Workshop: What do I do now?

This session will provide parents with an opportunity to find out more about autism and to learn about services that can support them including information about the Early Bird and Healthy Minds initiatives.

Date: Monday 10th July 2017

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: Eastcote House Gardens, High Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2FE

To book onto this session please use the link below -

(Please use a Google Chrome browser)

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Throughout next week all Year 1 pupils will take the national phonics screening check. This is a short

assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an ‘expected’ government standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support to improve their reading skills. They will then be able to retake the check so that we can track children until they are able to decode. This is undertaken in all state schools in Year 1 and for children in year 2 who did not meet the ‘expected’ standard last year. It consists of a list of 40 words, half real words and half non-words, which

pupils read to a teacher. We will not tell the children that they are being formally assessed - the check will be administered as part of their everyday phonics activities and not as a test.

Early Years Assembly

Our Early Years’ Assembly will take place on Tuesday 20th June – at 9am. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend.

House Points

This week’s winning house is:

St Thomas with 247 house points

Class House Points winners this week



House Points

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



Oversubscription at St Mary’s

The school has been regularly oversubscribed by Catholic applicants for a number of years.  We are a one form entry school and have one Reception class with only 30 spaces.

Shown below are the numbers of applications for Reception 2017:

191 applications

73 Catholics of which 46 are in our Parish.

School Uniform Suppliers

Please note that our two approved uniform suppliers are the following:

  1. PMG Schoolwear

Telephone Number: 01895 809 321

Show Room: Unit 4, Swan Wharf Business Centre, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2RA

Try on and order and collect when ready / ordering on internet.

Website: (Charges apply to postage)

Uniform from “Blue Max”.

  1. Tesco (F&F Embroidered Uniforms)

Please note that Tesco have available some of the school uniform. They do not supply jogging bottoms or shorts.

They offer free returns.

You can earn Tesco Clubcard points when buying school uniform.

With a 5% cash donation on every purchase, the school benefits too.

The following items are available from the school at the moment:

  • Hats
  • P.E. bags
  • Book bags
  • Shoe bags

If you would like to order a hat or a bag, please complete an order form, located in the boxes at the main entrance, and return it in a sealed envelope with the right change via your child’s book bag.

The Pantry Catering

On 28th June, staff from The Pantry Caterers (suppliers of the school meals) will be available to answer any questions (i.e. food allergies, menus, etc.) and assist parents to set up their accounts to order dinners on their website. Please come along between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Dates for your diary

June 2017

        Fri 9th – Class Group photographs

        Fri 9th – PTA sending ‘sweet cups’ home

        Mon 12th – Start Yr1 Phonics Screening

        Fri 16th – Crazy Hair Day – bring back ‘sweet cups’

        Mon 19th – Start of Judaism Week

       Mon 19th – Start of 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

                                The Pantry Catering available for queries at school

          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)

                                 Y3 & Y4 BT Workshops

                                 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

              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 6th June 2017

3 weeks

to our largest fund raiser of the year!!!

Summer Fete 24th June

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.

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

Important Summer Fete dates:

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


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

Cat’s Book Sale                   £170.00

Total:                             £2,303.11

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

Well done and thank you

The book sale was a huge success, thank you to Catherine and her team in raising funds for the school. A huge thank you - £170.00.

This really embodies our motto of ‘community not a committee. We welcome and support  parents coming forward to organise different events to ultimately benefit our children.

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

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: