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NEWS - 20 SEPTEMBER 2018

Next week’s value is Friendship

“Do for other people what you want them to do for you.” Luke 6:31

 

Dear parents/carers

We have had another fun-filled week! From the fabulous display of costumes in last Friday’s Dahlicious Day to the events of this week, children have enjoyed their learning and grown in confidence.

Year 1 children had a great day out at Arundel Castle on Wednesday. Thank you to teachers and volunteers who supported the trip. Well done to Year 1 children whose exemplary behaviour made the teachers very proud!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents who have donated to our School Fund. Each term, we ask parents to make a donation (see below under School Fund Donation) and we are always hugely impressed with the level of response. I am indebted to parents who contribute so much to the school, both through their contribution to the School Fund as well as in other ways, including through one-off donations, involvement in PTA fund-raising activities, cake-baking, and donation of resources, toys, gifts and raffle prizes and so on. Please know that your contributions are very much appreciated. The additional income goes towards the extras for the children that make the St Mary’s experience just that bit more special! Thank you again for all that you do for us!

Next week, as part of their preparation and warm-up work for their termly topics, Year 4 children are looking forward to visiting the Rural Life Centre and Year 3 children are going to Butser Ancient Farm. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip.

Have a great weekend.

Janis Radcliffe

Headteacher

REMINDERS

MICHAELMAS TERM

20th Sept @ 6.15pm

Reading, writing and phonics information event – open to KS1 parents/carers

21st Sept @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly  - parents welcome

21st Sept @ 3.00pm

Y6 Booster Maths starts

24th Sept

“All About Me” week

24th Sept

Clubs Week 2

25th Sept

Y4 Rural Life Centre Trip

27th Sept

Y3 Butser Ancient Farm Trip

27th Sept @ 9.00am

Y1SL Class Assembly – parents welcome

28th Sept @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

1st Oct

Clubs Week 3

3rd Oct

“No Pens Day”

4th Oct

Harvest Service at St Mary’s Church – parents welcome

5th Oct @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

8th Oct

Clubs Week 4

11th Oct @ 9.30-11.30am

Open Morning – prospective parents

11th Oct

Y4 Evacuation Day

11th Oct @ 09.00am

Year 1B Class Assembly

12th Oct @ 9.30-11.20am

Open Morning – prospective parents

12th Oct @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

15th Oct

Clubs Week 5

18th Oct

School Photos, Individuals

19th Oct

World Maths Day

19th Oct @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - CHANGES

Please note unfortunately Choir club will be cancelled next Tuesday 25th September due to teacher training, apologies for any inconvenience.

Due to an event on the field, there will be no Football clubs for boys and girls on Wednesday 10th October. The date will be made up with an extra week on Wednesday 5th December.

FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS

Mrs Wright would like to know if there are any willing parent volunteers to take a team to a football tournament on the following dates and times as Mrs Wright is needed at school:-

Wednesday 31st October - Year 3 boys 1-4pm at Tillingbourne

Wednesday 21st November Year 4 boys 1-4pm at Tillingbourne

Please speak to Mrs Wright if you can help.

SCHOOL FUND DONATION

A gentle reminder that the £25.00 School fund donations can be made on Scopay.  These donations are much needed and appreciated and go towards the added extras for classes including art materials, in-house theatre visits to name but a few.  Thank you in advance.

ANNUAL SPORTS DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY EVENT

We now have a date for our annual Sports District Cross Country event. All KS2 children are very welcome to attend - we had a record turn out last year! Please make every effort to come - it is a fun event for all children and very well organised.

GDPSSA Cross Country Event –Saturday 10th November 2018

Glebelands Secondary School – Cranleigh (GU6 7AN)

Mrs Wright will be on site from 9:30am. You are required to stay with your children. You may stay as long as you like, or go home after your race.

The approximate timings for each race this year are: 
 
Year 4 girls - 10.00am
Year 4 boys - 10.10am
Year 3 girls - 10.20am
Year 3 boys - 10.30am
Year 5 girls - 10.40am
Year 5 boys - 10.50am
Year 6 girls - 11.00am
Year 6 boys - 11.10am
Followed by prize giving and team trophies. 

The race distances are as follows (approximates only): 
Years 3 & 4 - 700m
Years 5 & 6 - 1300m

Directions:

Enter Cranleigh High Street. Just after the pelican crossing outside Sainsbury's Glebelands is signposted as a left turn into Rowland Road then continue round the corner and Glebelands School will be on your left.

Parking

Please ensure that you park outside the school grounds and the Christopher Robin Car Park.  Parking is available in Parsonage Road. IT GETS VERY BUSY SO ARRIVE EARLY.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be available on the day at a small price.  There is a small shop running during the event.
   
First Aid
Please ensure that you bring your own medication that your children may need e.g inhalers.  

Please also ensure that the children bring a top or fleece that they can wear when not competing as well as a supply of water.  
 

ADMINISTRATION

Collections – please where possible inform the school office a day in advance of any different collection arrangements either by completing a pink slip or by emailing admin2@stmarys-godalming.surrey.sch.uk – please include your child’s name, class and who will be collecting.

Please note that we cannot forward or pass on notes to other parents in the school for you due to data protection.

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About St Mary's

St Mary's is an academy within the Good Shepherd Trust, part of the Guildford Diocese. We provide education from Reception (age 4) through to the end of KS2 (age 11).

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