St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

NEWS!

Flu Season

Dear parents/ carers

As you are aware there has been cases of Flu confirmed at a Stockport school. While there are no cases in our school at this time we want to ensure that our children remain healthy and take every precaution against the spread of the virus. We have increased the cleaning levels in school and have given pupils information on good respiratory hygiene regimes. The following link gives further information on Flu. 

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Fluandthefluvaccine.aspx

In our school children are given the advice

CATCH IT – Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and use a tissue

BIN IT – Dispose of dirty tissues and bin them immediately.

KILL IT – Maintain good basic hygiene e.g. wash your hands frequently with soap and water

I would be grateful if you could continue to promote these messages in your home.

If your child has any of the following symptoms: fever (37.8⁰C or higher) and any one of the following: tiredness, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, runny nose or congestion, wheezing, please ring to inform us of their absence and keep them off school for at least 5 days.

Thank you for your support

After school clubs will start on Monday 15th January:

Monday           Years 5&6     Football

Tuesday           Years 1&2     Dodgeball

Wednesday      Years 1,2&3 Gymnastics

Thursday         Years 3&4    Multi-sports       

If your child has a place, a letter will have been sent home.  There are still places in Football, Dodgeball and Multi-sports.  Please contact the office.

D.E.A.R. Time - Drop Everything and Read Tuesday 

  • At 3:10 pm EVERY Tuesday we will all participate in D.E.A.R.
  • You can take out your own story/fiction book.
  • Please have your own story /fiction book with you every Tuesday.
  • If you do not have a story/fiction book, you will have 1 minute to select one from the ‘Tuesday’ box.
  • We will silently read. That means no voices, no drawing, no writing, no drinking water. Just reading!
  • All the Teacher’s and Teaching Assistants will be reading a children’s fiction book as well!
  • Which book would you recommend to your class? 

 

THEMED LUNCH THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY

There will be a special themed lunch on Thursday 18th January.  Lunch will be Burgers or French Bread Pizza.  Jacket potatoes and sandwiches will also be available. 

For those Infants that do not already have a school dinner but would like one on this day, can you please let us know by Tuesday 16th January.  Please remember that Infant school meals (Reception to Year 2) are FREE.

For those Juniors that do not already have a dinner but would like one on this day, please bring in £2.05 by Tuesday 16th January

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS JANUARY 2018

Do you want to know how the school runs?

Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes?

There is a Parent Governor Vacancy presently- are you interested?

The role will involve 2 meetings a half term usually at 4:30pm and a Full Governors meeting once a term starting at 5:30pm.

If you would like more information please contact Mrs Hilton or Mrs Sandra Martins (parent Governor) and I am sure we can answer any questions you may have.

Keep an eye out for the ballot papers and then sign up for this role when they come in January.

Bishop Mark's visit to school

Today Bishop Mark came to visit our school.  We had a lovely assembly where the children got to ask the Bishop some questions and he met both staff and children throughout the morning.  

Below are some photos of the Bishop with the School council.

A letter from Bishop Mark

Please see the attached letter from Bishop Mark regarding the Government's faith-based admissions cap on new Catholic schools.

MOSAIC PROJECT

We decided that we were going to enhance the main entrance of the school with two mosaics. The children have all had some input into the design and have worked on the mosaic itself over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy the results. One mosaic is on the wall on the way into school and the other is inside the reception area.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform can now be purchased with our logo on it from TESCO clothing online.

They have the whole range of jumpers, cardigans, coats and book bags available with the school logo on it.

For every item purchased, Tesco will donate 5% to our school.

The uniform can be found at:

www.tesco.com/direct/ues

You can either search by school (St Ambrose Catholic Primary) or by postcode SK3 8LQ.

Weekly attendance award

Congratulations to Year 5 who had the best attendance this week.

Click here to see each class' weekly attendance percentages. 

Attendance rewards 

From September those children who arrive late, even if they get 97% and above, will not have the cinema and other treats. We aim to help you get  the children in school on time as being late has a major impact on their education.  Again you will only receive the £5 token if your attendance is 100% with NO LATES.  

St Ambrose have a Facebook page! Search for St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Adswood for up-to-date news!

St Ambrose now have a Twitter account! Search for @SAPSStockport for up-to-date news!

  

INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Free school meals for all infants from 1 September 2014 - please click here for details

WRITER OF THE WEEK

Please see the WRITER OF THE WEEK page to see each child's piece of work.  These are displayed in the hall on a Friday afternoon for each writer of the week.

Attention all Nursery Parents! Additional afternoon sessions are available.

Children who attend our school nursery in the morning are now able to pay for additional afternoon sessions. 

Children are able to remain in school until 3.30pm, providing that this is booked and paid for in advance.  Booking forms are available from the school office and each additional session will cost £10.  Children who are staying in school for the full day must be provided with a packed lunch.

 

First Aid accreditation

Well done to all the children in school who took part in First Aid training.

In recognition of the School's commitment to First Aid training and health and safety, we have received the St Johns Ambulance School mark.

AUTUMN TERM CHALLENGE

Learn how to juggle


WE ARE A GOOD SCHOOL! Please click here for the link to the Ofsted page 

Lollipop Person Vacancy

Please note we are currently looking for a new lollipop person.  Click here for details