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9.15 am Easter Mass
Wednesday 26th April
Year 4 Jumble Sale
Friday 28th April
Bring a bottle for Play
Monday 1st May
Monday 8th May
Year 6 SAT's Week
Tuesday 9th May
Yr 3 Parents' & Catechists' Meeting
Sunday 14th May
9.00 am Children's Mass
Monday 15th May
Non Uniform Day for Cakes
Tuesday 16th May
Sports Day - Infants am
Wednesday 24th May
Year 4 Residential Trip to Ironbridge
Friday 26th May
Half Term Holiday
Tuesday 6th June
Friday 16th June
Pyjama Night & Cash Bingo 7-10 pm
Our Parent's and Toddler's Group, First Steps, meets every Wednesday morning from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon and they welcome all new comers. Come and meet the rest of the gang and let your children meet some others of their own age.
Uniform and PE Kit
Thank you for all your efforts with ensuring we have the highest possible standards of uniform. Helping us to ensure this is maintained supports us all. This means no trainers for normal footwear and sensible accessories, please don't have headwear that stops other children being able to see the teacher! Could I ask you to also ensure that your child's name is on all their pieces of uniform, especially jumpers and coats?It is also very important that all children have the correct PE Kit. They are not allowed to wear football shirts. The PE Kit consists of a white t-shirt with logo, black shorts and a pair of pumps. It is advisable that the juniors have a pair of trainers for outdoor PE. It is best for all children to keep their kit in school and to take it home each half term to be cleaned. It needs to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag.
During the month of May the children will be taking a series of tests. Year 6 pupils have been very busy preparing for their SATs, beginning on the 8th May. It is vitally important that all children are given every opportunity to do their very best and so full attendance is vital.
Year 2 children will also be doing assessments and tests.
Cycling Accident and wearing helmets Last week one of our children had a serious cycling accident. Fortunately he is going to be alright but he did have to visit Alder Hey hospital and needed
I have talked to the children about the importance of wearing a helmet at all times when riding a bike.
Next time a child has an accident without a helmet they may not be as fortunate and the injuries could be life changing.
ALL CHILDREN RIDING TO SCHOOL MUST WEAR A HELMET
Halton Bake Off Poster
Great Halton Bake Off Competition Letter
St. Martin's Catholic Primary School
St Martin's Lane
Tel 01928 711 207
Headteacher Mr P Hallman
As you are all aware, we are now using the Schoolcomms system for school meals and tuck. Although a lot of parents are set up on the system, we know that a few parents are still experiencing problems. We're having help from Halton to resolve these small issues and hopefully within the next week or so, everything will be up and running, without any problems.
Just a couple of points to remember. If you change your email address or your mobile number, could you please let us know immediately as the system will not work? Also, there are two sections on the system: School Meals and Tuck. As well as crediting the School Meals section, you will need to credit Tuck, if you want your child to have it.
With regard to Universal Free School Meals, if your child is in Year 3, please remember that you will now have to pay for their school dinners, if they are not eligible for Free School Meals. In a few weeks time, we will also put another section on the system so that you can pay for School Trips etc. We have had a really positive response from parents so far and the feeling is that it is an easy system to use. Bear with us and hopefully by next week we will be up and running without any problems.
Year 3 First Holy Communion
The children from year 3 are now looking forward to making their First Holy Communions. The masses are on Saturday 10th June. We will also be having a special celebration day in school with Mass on Wednesday 21st June at 9.30 am. The children will have a party on that day too!
The following Sunday on 25th June we will also be having a Mass and a Procession at Our Lady Mother of Saviour's. Please keep the children in your thoughts and prayers at this special time.
Ironbridge Year 4 residential Trip
Later this month year 4 will be visiting Ironbridge which is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Residential trips give children wonderful opprtunities and we really appreciate your help and support in allowing them to go forward.
Sports Day and Summer Fair
Our Sports Day and Summer Fair will be on Tuesday 16th May. The Infants will be at 10 am and the Juniors at 1.45 pm.
We will be holding a Non Uniform Day for cakes on Monday 15th May.
We are also holding a Bottle for a Play Day on 28th April. All children who bring in a bottle will get an extra playtime.
Many thanks for your support with our recent Book Fair, you spent £899.91. We get 60% of this as free books for our school.
Worries or Concerns
If at anytime you have any worries, concerns or ideas for development,then please do not hesitate to come into school and discuss them with me.
Parking Outside School
Cheshire Constabulary are asking everyone to park responsibly. They will be visiting schools to ensure that everyone is kept safe particularly the children. In particular they wish you to take note of the following:
· Do not park on yellow 'zig-zags'
· Do not park in designated bus stops
· Do not obstruct residential driveways or access to property
· Do not park opposite or in close proximity to a junction, the Highway code recommends leaving a distance of 32 ft/10m, anything less than this can be seen as causing an unnecessary obstruction
The best advice is to ask yourself, 'Am I risking a child?' not 'Am I risking a ticket?'
Visit St. Chad's Secondary School
St Chad's Catholic & CE High school have arranged a number of open mornings for parents of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 over the coming few months. As you know we have very close links with St Chad’s. They undertake both French and Chinese lessons for our year 5 and 6 classes amongst many other activities. Some of our children are going to take part in a Candlemas Service later on this week.
The dates for going to visit are:
Wednesday 22nd February 9.15-10.30am
Wednesday 8th March 9.15-10.30am
Wednesday 15th March 9.15-10.30am
Wednesday 19th April 9.15-10.30am
Please make use of this opportunity.
|||Our school uniform supplier is now|
Boddells in Widnes
Boddell's 17 – 19 Victoria Road Widnes Cheshire WA8 0PU Telephone 0151 424 3257
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Our Breakfast Club continues its great work. It is open from 7.30 am – 8.45 am and only costs £2 per child which is great value including their breakfast. Please note the children are not allowed into the school or onto the playground before 8.45am as there is no supervision. If your child arrives at school earlier than this, then they need to go to the Breakfast Club
After School Club
Our after school club continues to go from strength to strength. If you want to use this facility please contact Karen Hughes directly on 07757840673 rather than via the school office. Infant children will be collected from class while junior children make their own way there. It takes place immediately after school until 4.30 p.m. and costs £1.50 per child. For this they are supervised and get a drink and a biscuit. This is tremendous value for money. Please take note that due to this provision any child not collected at 3.15 pm will automatically be taken to the club and parents will have to pay the fees. All children must be collected and signed out by 4.30 p.m. A few children are unsure of their arrangements at the end of the day and this can cause some upset and distress. Please make sure that your child knows what is happening at the end of the day!
KC's Café and Bingo afternoon
The Parents Café is open every day from 8.50 am until 9.45 am and again in the afternoon from 2.30 pm until 3.15pm. Every Tuesday there is a Bingo afternoon from 1.30 pm and all are very welcome.