Friday 11th November - Issue 9


HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear parents, carers and children,

With November being the month of Holy Souls, we continued our honouring of our faithfully departed by commemorating Remembrance Day.   It is so very important that we remember and respect the sacrifices that have been made during times of war.  Our School Council laid a wreath in Marylebone Station, we observed a two minute silence and children have been busy during their lessons making very impressive pieces of art.  I am sure you will enjoy the beautiful artwork so please visit the school foyer to have a better look at the striking display. 

Our PTA are very busy organising our Christmas School Fair and Friday the 18th November will be an own clothes day for children.  As a donation, we are asking for any items suitable for our tombola stall.  If you are able to assist with the fair in any way, please contact our PTA (details elsewhere in this newsletter).  We will also be distributing Christmas Raffle tickets next week and it would be great to see as many tickets sold as possible!  Funds raised at the fair will go towards refurbishing our new school library.

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss O'Connor

 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

PARENTS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND THEIR CHILD'S CLASS ASSEMBLY.  CLASS ASSEMBLIES ARE HELD ON THURSDAYS AT 9:00AM IN THE TOP HALL.

17TH NOVEMBER CLASS 9

24TH NOVEMBER CLASS 8

 

CHRISTMAS PLAYS AND CAROL SERVICE DATES

29th November at 2:00pm -  EYFS Christmas play for all Reception and Nursery parents.

8th December at 2:00pm -  KS1 Christmas play for Year 1 parents.

9th December at 2:00pm -  KS1 Christmas play for year 2 parents.

14th December at 2:00pm -  KS2 Carol Service at Our Lady's Church

 

OPEN DAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 NURSERY AND RECEPTION ADMISSIONS

MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2016 10:00-11:00 AM.  FAMILIES APPLYING FOR NURSERY AND RECEPTION PLACES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND A SCHOOL VIEWING AND INFORMATION SESSION.

 

OWN CLOTHES DAYS

The following Fridays will be own clothes days for the children.  We will be collecting donations for our upcoming Christmas Fair.

Friday 18th November - please donate items suitable for tombola, e.g. bottles of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink, unwanted gifts, toiletry gift sets.

Friday 25th November - please donate items for the class hampers. More information to follow.


THE WEDNESDAY WORD

FAITHFULNESS

Dear Lord Jesus,  thank you for being our faithful friend.  Please help us to keep growing in faithfulness to you and to one another.  Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Well done to classs 1 (EYFS and KS1) and class 7 and class 12 (KS2) on achieving the best attendance this week.

NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 12's Assembly

For class 12's assembly this week, we decided to focus on the ideas of love and service.  Having just finished studying a unit on 'Life Choices' and with the end of the year fast approaching, we thought it would be fitting to remind everyone of ways we can love and serve each other on a daily basis.  Class 12 worked extremely hard to get this message across through using their acting and singing talents, whilst working together as a team.  We hope this assembly has inspired everyone to bring a little bit more love and happiness into the world!

'A simple act of kindness creates an endless ripple' Unknown
 

Remembrance Day

November the 11th is the day we remember and honour the sacrifices that have been made by past and present generations to secure the freedoms that we enjoy today.  Our school has been involved in various activities to commemorate the day: we observed a 2 minute silence at 11:00am, our school council visited Marylebone Station to lay a wreath and below you can see some of the beautiful artwork which is on display in our school foyer. 

As part of St. Edward's art lessons, all children prepared a piece of work to reflect and recall Remembrance Day.  Classes used a variety of methods, materials and techniques.

 

Own Clothes Day

Friday 18th November - all children are invited to wear their own clothes to school and in return we are asking for a donation for our Christmas Fair Tombola stall. Please contribute bottles (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), gift sets, luxury food items or toiletries (new).

 

St. Edward's Christmas Fair - 2nd December 15:00-17:30

Volunteers needed!  If you are available for preparation work, on the day or both, please let us know!

  • Bernice - vice-chair@school-pta.co.uk
  • Clara - treasurer@school-pta.co.uk

A raffle will be drawn at 17:00 on the day of the Christmas Fair.  Raffles to be distributed after half term.

  • Raffle tickets £1 each
  • First prize £250 cash
  • Second prize 16GB Amazon Kindle Fire HD7"
  • Third prize luxury Christmas cake

Stalls

  • Adult and children tombola
  • Cake sale
  • Christmas shop
  • Grotto
  • Face Painting
  • And many more

All proceeds of the Christmas Fair will go towards the school library.

 

Mathletics

Well done to the children who received a Mathletics certificate!  I hope you enjoyed your reward of extra break time! 

Please encourage your children to use this fantastic maths resource.  Log into the Mathletics site using the password which is in your child's reading record.

 

Reception and Nursery Places:  September 2017

The deadline to apply for a primary school place (reception) is 15th January 2017.

Supplementary information forms need to be submitted to the school office by the same date.

If you live in Westminster, visit westminster.gov.uk/admissions for step-by-step advice on how to apply for primary school places.

The deadline for nursery applications is the 15th January 2017. 

Please collect a supplementary form from the school office or download a form.  Applications for nursery need to be submitted directly to the school.

 

School Dinner Payments

The cost of a school dinner is £1.90 per day  or £9.50 per week payable in advance.  If you are currently owing school dinner debt, please pay at the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.


SPORT

 Here is a fantastic opportunity for all our football stars!  Please book your place using the contact details above.

Here is a fantastic opportunity for all our football stars!  Please book your place using the contact details above.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES


HOUSEPOINTS

Housepoints

Well done Southwell!