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October 2017

27th

Dear Parents

 

Operation Christmas Child

 

Once again, we are participating in Operation Christmas Child.   This campaign aims to get Christmas presents to the very poorest children.  It's amazing what a simple act - like packing a shoebox can do.  Because of people like you, over a million children overseas will experience the joy of receiving a present this Christmas.

 

Your child will bring home a leaflet that explains how to pack your shoebox and what it should contain.  Please remember to put £2.50(in an envelope) in the shoe box to cover postage and packaging. If you cannot fill a box, you are more than welcome to drop in any items from the list that you wish to donate.

 

We would be grateful if you could please return your shoeboxes no later than Wednesday 15th November.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Richard Jones

Head Teacher


 

26th

Dear Parents

 

Don't forget tomorrow Friday 27th October we will be having a ‘Wear it Pink’ day for Breast Cancer.

 

The children are invited to come to school wearing their school uniform and an item of pink clothing (eg. socks, 

t shirt, hat, pink hair). Or they can come totally dressed in pink!

 

Any donation, small or large will go to the Breast Cancer campaign. 

 

Thank you for your continual help and support.

 

 

Regards

 

Richard Jones

Head Teacher


 

25th

Dear Parents

During the winter months when the children cannot go on the field, playground space is limited therefore we have told the children they can only play ball games on certain days and only with lighter rubber or foam balls. 

 

A wet, heavy leather ball can be very painful when it hits an unsuspecting child but also it can and does cause damage to the school and church buildings. 

 

Unfortunately a piece of guttering has been broken on the side of the church today by a ‘rogue’ leather ball which had been taken out at lunchtime without permission. 

 

Despite many requests not to, some of the older pupils are still bringing leather footballs to school.

 

Can we ask for your help in ensuring the children do not bring leather balls to school until further notice. (Probably late springtime when the field has dried up sufficiently for the children to play on it)

 

Thanks for your support. 

 

Richard Jones


25th

Dear Parents

 

Unfortunately Urdd will be cancelled after school tomorrow 26th October. The next session will be Thursday 16th November.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Regards

 

Rhian Lloyd Williams/Michelle Jones


 

20th

Dear Parents,

Next Wednesday 25th October, the school council members will be visiting the classes with this year's Poppy Appeal merchandise.

The children will be given the opportunity to buy the various items on sale.  All items cost either 50p of £1 (Children will be limited to 1 item each).

Many thanks for your continued support.

Chelsea Ford

School Council Coordinator


 

19th

Dear Parents

Unfortunately, there will be no Lollipop lady on Longford Road tomorrow Friday 20th October.

Regards

Richard Jones


19th

 

Dear Parents

 

On Friday 27th October we will be having a ‘Wear it Pink’ day for Breast Cancer.

 

The children are invited to come to school wearing their school uniform and an item of pink clothing (eg. socks, 

t shirt, hat, pink hair). Or they can come totally dressed in pink!

 

Any donation, small or large will go to the Breast Cancer campaign. 

 

Thank you for your continual help and support.

 

 

Regards

 

Richard Jones

Head Teacher


 

17th

Dear Parents

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Gardening club will be cancelled this afternoon. This session will be made up towards the end of term.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Regards

Chelsea Ford


16th October

Dear Parents

Due to the amber weather warning, we will be closing the school early. Could you please collect your child as soon as possible.

Many thanks

Richard Jones


 

11th

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

 

To further explain the ‘using Hwb consent form’ please see below an explanation of Hwb.

 

Hwb is a online digital learning platform which has been designed to allow all pupils and teacher in Wales to access educational resources and share information. There are many useful programmes on the site which support the primary school curriculum in Wales. 

 

In St. Mary’s School, we will be using Hwb to help us develop the children’s skills in ICT and other subjects including as Mathematics and English. 

 

Once your child has returned their consent form, they will be able to use their individual login details (a username and password) to access their online files from home, if they wish. 

 

Please see the website  http://hwb.wales.gov.uk  for more information


 

11th

Dear Parents

Unfortunately, there will be no Lollipop lady on Longford Road tomorrow Friday 13th October.

Regards

Richard Jones


 

5th

Dear Parents

 

Don't forget that tomorrow, Friday 6th October is CAFOD FAMILY FAST day. 

There will be no mass in church as Father Frank is away. 

The children will participate in a Harvest Service in school instead.

 

Each child will be asked to donate food to present at the Service. 

We would welcome tins, packets and dried food but request no fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables or cakes as these have a limited shelf life. 

The food will be donated to a local homeless charity.

 

As well as their food contribution we are asking the children to pay £1 for non-uniform and to come wearing bright autumn colours in line with the theme.

All the money raised from the day’s events will be donated to CAFOD.

 

Many thanks

 

Ceri Doutch


4th

Dear Parents

 

We will be holding a short meeting next Tuesday 10th October at 9am to discuss this year’s Christmas Fair and Grotto which will be held on Wednesday 6th December.

 

Last year was a great success and once again we want to make this evening an enjoyable and memorable experience for our children.

 

Are you available to run a stall? Can you help collect prizes for the games? Can you make cakes? Do you have a good fundraising idea for the Fair? Again it won’t be possible to hold the Christmas Fair without the help of parents and friends. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get together, have fun and raise valuable funds for our school.

 

We look forward to seeing you there. If you are unable to make it but have any ideas to put forward, then please contact Natalie in the office.

Thank you for your continued support

Richard Jones


2nd

Dear Parents,

 

This Friday 6th October is CAFOD FAMILY FAST day. 

There will be no mass in church as Father Frank is away. 

The children will participate in a Harvest Service in school instead.

 

Each child will be asked to donate food to present at the Service. 

We would welcome tins, packets and dried food but request no fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables or cakes as these have a limited shelf life. 

The food will be donated to a local homeless charity.

 

The theme is brighten up this harvest to build a brighter world. 

As well as their food contribution we are asking the children to pay £1 for non-uniform and to come wearing bright autumn colours in line with the theme.

All the money raised from the day’s events will be donated to CAFOD.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ceri Doutch

 

                        

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