Friday 1st December - Issue 49

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday we begin the season of Advent - a time when we prepare for and await the arrival of Jesus.  At school we are starting our preparation with a special Advent Mass on Monday at Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone at 9:45am.  Parents are welcome to join us there or may walk with us from school.

All our classes were very busy last week creating Nativity scenes for our inter class competition.  The standard was very high and our chair of governors, Mena Rego, had the unenviable task of choosing a winner. After some deliberation Class 14 was chosen as the winner! With the Class 4 crib.  Well done to all our classes for producing such beautiful work.  I am sure you will enjoy the pictures of all the entries below. 

We are in full swing preparing for our Christmas Fair which will be happening on Wednesday 13th December 3:30-5:00pm - any parents who would like to volunteer or help, just let the school office know.  A big thank you to all who brought in their filled cups for the children's tombola - it was good to see our children enjoying an own clothes day as a reward.

Here is a quick reminder of upcoming donation appeals: 

  • Friday 8th December - Own clothes day -Donations of items for the adult's tombola e.g bottle (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), and chocolates
  • Monday 11th December - Mince Pie Monday!  Please bring in donations of mince pies. Children should be in full school uniform

There is still time to sell our Christmas Fair Raffle tickets so, to be in with a chance to win some great prizes, please return your sold ticket stubs and monies to the school office by Monday the 11th December. Thank you to everyone who has already done so.  All funds raised will go towards creating our school's new computing suite.  The winning tickets will be drawn at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday the 13th December.  If for any reason you are unable to sell tickets please bring them back and hand them in at the school office, as we have had lots of parents asking for more raffle tickets to sell - therefore we will happily pass them onto them! 

I wish to welcome our Year 6 children and staff back from their three day residential trip to Sayers Croft.  They braved the very cold weather to enjoy a range of activities including high rope climbing, a country walk, pond dipping and a disco.  I am sure they have made memories to cherish and strengthened friendships that will last for years to come. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss C O'Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

DECEMBER DATES

4th December Monday - Advent Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary at 9:45 am - parents welcome

5th December Tuesday - Class 12 visit the library

6th December Wednesday - Year 4 trip to Kidzania

6th December Wednesday - EYFS Nativity Production for parents 2:00pm

8th December Friday - Own clothes day please bring in a bottle/chocolates for the adult's tombola 

11th December Monday - Deadline to return raffle tickets and monies

11th December Monday - Please bring in donations of mince pies 

12th December Tuesday - Year 5 to attend Westminster Cathedral Carol Service

12th December Tuesday - KS1 Christmas Production for parents 2:00pm

12th December Tuesday - Class 13 visit the library

13th December Wednesday - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Fair (3:30-5pm)

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

15th December Friday - EYFS trip to London Zoo

18th December Monday - Christmas Lunch

19th December Tuesday - Last day of term 1:30pm finish

JANUARY DATES

4th January Thursday - Children return to school, please be in the playground by 8:55am


THE WEDNESDAY

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ADVENT

Dear Lord Jesus, help us to stay awake and to be aware of your presence in the people that we meet in this Advent season.  Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Attendance

Class 5 and 11 are our attendance cup winners this week.  Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

 

Nativity Competition

Luca, manager from the Seashell Restaurant, thought our children's nativities were brilliant! Class 14's nativity and class 4's crib will be on display at the Seashell all through Advent.  Well done to the children on their amazing work!


Westminster City Council works with St. Edward's to improve road safety.

We are three months into Westminster City Council’s trial of 20mph roads around schools and the council has been engaging with students from St. Edward's into promoting road safety.  Our Year 6 pupils were given road side lessons using maths to calculate road speeds and told about the issues with driving at speed.  See more here.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's assembly.  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this morning's assembly.  Keep up the good work!

 
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Miryam received a special mention at this morning's assembly thanking her for her kindness towards her fellow classmates.  Miryam is a true representative of our school motto 'To help one person to grow is to help to build the world.'