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Weekly Newsletter - Thurs 15th June

Crazy Hair Day

Last Friday our PTA sent home a ‘sweet cup’ with every child. The ‘sweet cup’ tombola is one of the most popular stalls at the Summer Fete.  We would really appreciate it, if you could please fill this cup with sweets and treats (pencils, little toys, hair clips). Lots of items can be found around the house, maybe from party bags. When filled, kindly place some tape around the lid to keep it attached. Tomorrow we are inviting all pupils to come to school wearing ‘crazy hair’ in return for bringing back their filled cup.

We look forward to seeing the range of different hairstyles on display!

JDP Scavenger Art Competition for Y3 and Y4

Each year, pupils across England, Wales and Scotland take part in the JDP’s Sustainability in Schools programme.

This year’s theme, a Scavenger Hunt, tasked pupils in Year 3 and Year 4 to go on a scavenger hunt in their local area and create a collage of a forest/woodland scene with their findings.

We are so pleased to inform you that all Year 3 and Year 4 children who participated presented very good works and Charlotte Jeffreys from Year 4 won the runner up in the South East regional heat of a “Sustainability in Schools” art competition , Charlotte won £200 for St Mary’s and a £20 high street gift voucher.

Early Years Assembly

Our Early Years’ Assembly will take place next Tuesday 20th June – at 9am. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend. We will open up the front entrance to school, shortly before 9am, for all visitors to make their way to the school hall.

Test Week

Throughout next week, all pupils will take various age appropriate tests. The results will be analysed and used to identify targets and future support for the remainder of this term (and also for the next academic year). We will send home the individual scores in our Annual Pupil Progress Reports (due to go out to parents on Friday 7th July).

Non-Uniform Day

This will take place on Thursday 22nd June. All pupils may wear their own clothes in return for bringing in a luxury item (wine, spirits or chocolates).

St Peter and St Paul Mass on 29th June

All parents, carers and relatives are invited to St Peter and St Paul Mass on Thursday 29th June at 2:00 p.m. in the school Hall.

School Dinners Taster for Parents of Children in Nursery

On Tuesday 4th July, parents of Nursery children moving to Reception classes in September are invited to come and taste the school dinners at 1 p.m. Please come along and taste our school dinners.

Sports Days

Our main Sports Day for pupils in Years 1 to 6 will take place on Monday 10th July, from 9am. The planned Sports Day for all Early Years pupils will take place on the following day - Tuesday 11th July (from 9am also). In the event of poor weather conditions we may have to reschedule (please see diary dates for back-up dates).

Year 6

Our Year 6 pupils have worked incredibly hard this year and they still have a busy half term ahead. They have the following activities to still look forward to:

·Mon 3rd July: ‘Bikeability’ cycling training

·Tues 4th July: Secondary School Induction Day

·Wed 12th July: Leave for PGL Residential trip

·Tues 18th July: BT Volunteers Workshop

·                        Year 6 Production – 6pm

·Wed 19th July: Year 6 Leavers’ Mass


Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information

Hopefully you received a copy of this term’s SEN Newsletter (sent home last Wednesday). A digital copy of this newsletter, together with other up-to-date information for parents and carers is available to view on the SEN page of our school website:

If you require any further information, please contact our school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) Mr Ellis -

·Tel: 01895 232814



Health Week 2017

During the week beginning Monday 26th June we will be celebrating our annual Health Week in school. On Friday 30th June we have arranged for Lynne Wilkes to lead some Mindfulness workshops with all classes. These sessions will explore techniques pupils can use to combat stress/worry and to promote mental wellbeing. Lynne has asked if all children can bring a cushion into school on this day. Thank you in advance.

For more information about the benefits of Mindfulness please visit the following NHS website:

Halfords’ Donation

We want to thank the Halfords Garage across the road for the donation of 10 footballs. These will be used during PE lessons and break times.

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. 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

Thank you for all the donations of these vouchers. Could you please check if you have any Sainsbury’s vouchers at home, handbags, wallets, etc. that you could donate to school by 30th June. Thank you

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.

House Points

This week’s winning house is:

St Bernadette’s with 169 house points

Class House Points winners this week



House Points

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3

Cathal and Harry W


Year 4



Year 5



Year 6

Ryan P


Dates for your diary

June 2017

    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 (1:30 - 2 pm)

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

    Fri 23rd – EYs Trip – Look Out Centre

                       Year 6 Football Tournament

    Sat 24th – Summer Fete

    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 (2:00 – 3:00 pm)

July 2017

    Mon 3rd – Year 6 Bikeability

    Tue 4th – All school induction day

                      School dinners taster session for Nursery parents (1:00 p.m.)

    Wed 5th – Y1 & Y2 BT Workshops

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

    Y3 & Y4 BT Workshops

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

    Wed 12th – Fri 14th - Year 6 PGL

    Thu 13th – EYs Sports Day Back Up (9:00 -12:00)

    Fri 14th - Year 5 Trip to Go Ape

                      Y1 & Y2 Trip to Gulliver’s Fun Park

    Mon 17th – KS1 and KS2 Sport Day Backup (9:00-12:00)

    Tue 18th – Y5 & Y6 BT Workshops

                         Open Afternoon (3:45 – 5:30 pm)

    Tue 18th - Year 6 production (6:00- 7:00 pm)

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

                           Last Day of Term, school finishes 1:30 pm

 September 2017

    Tue 5th – Pupils back to school


School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 15th June 2017

1 week

to our largest fund raiser of the year!!!

Summer Fete 24th June


Please return filled ‘sweet’ cups on Friday 16th June

with your crazy hair !!!

Important Summer Fete dates:

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

Please keep sending in your sold raffle tickets with money in an envelope


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


Everyday next week 19th – 23rd June

Please bring in 2nd hand uniform, children’s DVDs, children’s books, games, jigsaws and cuddly toys 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.

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

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: