St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

NEWS!

A MESSAGE FROM MRS HILTON - TUESDAY 5th JANUARY

Please see below a letter from Mrs Hilton regarding the closure of the school.

A MESSAGE FROM MRS HILTON

Dear parents 

Happy New  Year. 
I am hoping that this year will be a better year than the last and I am hoping that you are all well.

I know this is a very uncertain time for all as we approach the return to school on 7th January for the children. At this moment in time I am aiming to do this but this may change with the government announcement tonight(Monday).
I can assure you that if we do return then we have updated the school risk assessments and we are doing everything we can to ensure that the children and staff are safe while in school. This is a constantly changing situation which does not help you in planning for your children, nor does it help us tying to  get ready to welcome the children back.
Please keep looking at the website as I will put more information on there as I find out more.
Regards
Mrs Hilton
A Christmas Message from Mrs Hilton
ST AMBROSE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Thank you to everyone that bought tickets for the Christmas Raffle.  We raised over £200 for our school fund.

The tickets were drawn out by various children and the winners are as follows:

Hannah Year 5

Isabelle Reception

Mela-Rae Nursery

Isla Year 2

Alex G Year 2

Samuel Year 1

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

We are holding a Christmas Raffle to win a Christmas Hamper - tickets are available from the school office for £1 per strip. You can send money into school with your child if you prefer and we will send home the raffle tickets with them.

There are 5 hampers in total and these include toys, chocolates, a gift voucher and other goodies!

CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Christmas dinner will be served on Wednesday 16th December. Children who do not normally have a school dinner can have a Christmas dinner by letting the office know by Monday 14th December. Juniors cost £2.10, infants are free.

CHRISTMAS OPENING

Please see the attached letter from SMBC regarding Christmas.

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Parents,

We need your help. If any of your children show symptoms of COVID-19 over the holidays, please could you let school know either by text or by email (email addresses below) to myself or Mrs Garratt.  We will need to know the exact date that they symptoms first appear, as your child will have been infectious for 48 hours before this.

This information will mean that I can take the appropriate actions around the guidelines and alert, if necessary, your child's class mates. about isolating.

I really hope that this won't be necessary as we have managed to keep ourselves safe over the last half term.

Thank you

Mrs Hilton

Mrs Hilton:  headteacher@st-ambrose.stockport.sch.uk

Mrs Garratt: admin@st-ambrose.stockport.sch.uk  

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

With many children now back at school – and with parents again adapting to new routines – it is  important we continue to look after emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

This leaflet contains a range of services children and adults can access, such as Kooth and  HOPELINEUK for young people, the Samaritans and SHOUT, alongside online platforms like Togetherall. 

Similarly, parents, carers, students, and staff can find these and additional services online (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/mental-wellbeing-support-coronavirus), as well as some tips and guidance  to look after your health and wellbeing (https://www.stockport.gov.uk/look-after-your-health-and wellbeing). 

It is important to recognise the invaluable support system that families, friends, and colleagues provide,  and if you know someone who is not feeling okay, the Every Mind Matters webpage has some helpful tips  on how you can help (https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/helping-others/) 

School Nurse

You can also contact the school nurse on 0161 835 6085

Guidance for Parents

Please see the attached guidance produced by Mind on "How to Cope with Change"

Kids Community Closet Stockport – Launching 1 October

Hi, I’m Sarah, Offerton mum of two and lover of all things Stockport – including the people!

I am launching a Stockport based clothing bank for children six months up to age 12, covering all of the Borough.

We aim to support families and children who are in need of clothing and promote sustainability and recycling. We have a volunteer seamstress on the team who can upcycle most items! We promise clothes will be washed, folded, stain free and non-bobbly.  I can’t promise we will always have everything in stock, and if we don’t we will put a call around social media to ask for donations.

Where possible we will be able to deliver bundles directly to families or arrange drop off to an office/school etc if working directly with a referrer/professional.

As of 1 October, you’ll be able to submit a clothing request by email (please call/text for urgent cases). The service isn’t means tested and doesn’t need a referral – you just need to be in genuine need. If you’re a Social Worker or school or other professional and want to refer a family then please get in touch.

We already have lots in the bank thanks to loads of kind donations but will always be collecting so please pass like us on Facebook and pass the word round! We can’t accept uniform or baby clothes (up to 6 months) as don’t want to duplicate the good work of other projects such as Early Essentials or The Stockport Uniform Project.

If you want to find out more then please feel free to call or email me. All communications treated in confidence.

Here’s to 1 October!

Sarah  

stockportcommunitycloset@gmail.com

07881 800153 – please call me for urgent referrals

Facebook.com/Stockportcommunitycloset

ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

We are following all the advice for Coronavirus given by Public Health England, the DfE and the Local Authority. We are also ensuring the children are washing their hands properly for 20 secs, and the caretaker is thoroughly cleaning all surfaces with antibacterial spray. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform can now be purchased from Monkhouse at their Cheadle Hulme or Stockport branch and online or from Davensport, Davenport and online or  from MY CLOTHING online.

Monkhouse

You can order online from Monkhouse and use their click & collect service.  Orders will be delivered to school for collection once a week.

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

https://www.monkhouse.com/c/2879/St-Ambrose-Catholic-Primary

Davensport

You can order online from Davensport. They have the whole range of embroidered products and other products without the logo.

https://davensport.com/shop/185-st-ambrose-catholic-primary-school

My Clothing

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

www.myclothing.com

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

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

  

INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS

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

Attention all Nursery Parents! 30 hours childcare for working parents.

From September 2018, St Ambrose will be offering 30 hours free childcare for those children whose parents are eligible to claim.

In the event that you are not eligible to claim the 30 hours free childcare, you will still receive 15 hours of free childcare which will be in the form of 5 mornings per week from 9am till 12pm. 

30 hours funded childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare. It will enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.

St Ambrose also offers a “top up” facility where your child can stay until 3.30pm and the charge for this will be £10 per afternoon session.  


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

INTERNET SAFETY

Dear Parents,

Although there are plenty of fantastic learning materials for your children available online, it is really important that the amount of time children spend on screens is monitored. 

We know where our children are when they are safe at home but do we know where they are online? It is essential to continuously monitor the online activity of children in order to keep them safe. 

Below are some great websites with some fantastic tips on monitoring the screen time and activity of your child. 

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-0-5-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-5-7-year-olds/

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-7-11-year-olds/