St Cecilia's News
It's a busy week in school as we celebrate St Cecilia's Day and start to prepare for our Advent activities, including the Christmas Fair.
Please check below for details of events coming up over the coming weeks, it's a busy time of year. We aim to send reminders on Dojo to keep us all on track.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the many events coming up this Advent.
PTA Information on the Christmas Fair
We hope that everyone is excited about the St Cecilia’s Christmas Fair on
Saturday 3rd December 2022 11am -2pm – we definitely are!
To make this event possible we rely on parents support on donations and in their
help running stalls. Please email PTA if you are free to help firstname.lastname@example.org
We are asking for DIY Christmas Crackers - please send back to school clearly
labelled with name and class name between Monday 28th and Thursday 1st
December. Please see the PDF below for more information.
Non-uniform day for chocolates - Friday 25th November
Non uniform day for bottles - Friday 2nd December
We will be at the gate to collect donations as your child enters school on each Friday.
As usual, we ask for donations by Class / Year Group to support the Fair.
The donations list for this year is as follows:
Please bring in your donations to school between 28th November – 2nd December.
Nursery – Items for Christmas Hampers (Please ensure all donations are in by
Wednesday 29th November – a list will be on the Nursery door)
Reception – Toiletries (male/female) or nice gifts for the” Secret Present Room”
Year 1 – Sweet cones (cellophane empty cones will be provided to return filled)
Year 2 St Joan of Arc – Wrapping paper for “Secret present Room”
Year 2 Thomas More – Mince pies / Christmassy ready to eat pudding treats
Year 3 – Toys, games/puzzles for Toy shop stall
Year 4 – Whole cakes (cake sale Stall) * nut free please
Year 5 – Multi pack of individual bags of crisps / popcorn/ treats for Café stall
Year 6 – Soft Drinks for Café stall (multi pack of Cans / small cartons)
*Please ensure that all food and drink items are unopened, in date and do not contain nuts.
Thank you again for your continued support to the school and children.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd December.
St Cecilia’s PTA
Christmas Swap Shop
We are running a Christmas Swap Shop on Friday 9th December in school, details on the poster below. Thanks to Mrs Nadarajah and her team for organising this!
Disco Night - Thank you PTA!
We have to say a massive thank you to the PTA committee and parent helpers who came along, prepared, managed and cleared away after the event. The children were very safe with all of our volunteers and behaved incredibly well, a good time was had by all, adults and children.
We did take photos on the night in the photo booth, printed copies have been ordered and will be distributed to you once they have arrived from the photoshop.
We've put some photos above for you so that you can see the action!
Covid and Winter Illnesses
The Department for Education's latest advice on illness this winter includes
- A Children and young people should not attend if they have a high temperature and are unwell.
- B Children and young people who have a positive test result for COVID-19 should not attend the setting for 3 days after the day of the test. (Positive on Monday, return Friday etc.)
- C. Children with mild symptoms such as runny nose, and headache who are otherwise well can continue to attend their setting."
When we can see that a student has a fever, very regular cough or is clearly unwell we will ask parents to keep their child at home under categories A and B above, this will help us to protect the school community from a major outbreak of infection.
As we enter the winter period we have always changed our disinfection routine to protect the school community from influenza, Winter Vomitting Bug and other Noroviruses, we will do the same this year. Please don't forget that children with sickness or diarrhoea must remain at home for 48 hours after the last episode.
Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars
Teachers have letters and stickers which will come home in the Y1-6 students homework folders with login information from Maths Circle, who provide both products.
Mrs Martin, who leads on Mathematics and I are looking for an additional Maths online product and are trialling different companies at the moment.
For those of you new to Numbots or Rockstars I've included some videos for you below, you can find more on Youtube if you need additional support.
New clubs in January
Some of our current clubs will not be returning in January however we are pleased to announce that Mrs. Kane will be running 3 chess clubs and InnovationPod is adding Coding for KS1 and Debating for KS2. All the details of what is going to be available will be sent out in time for you to book online.
Front gate not working
As soon as it is repaired we will let you know.
Dates for your diary
Friday 18th - Years 4-6 School Disco at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 22nd - St Cecilia's Day
Wednesday 23rd - Netball Match v Brookfield School, after school.
Thursday 24th - Year 6 NHS Height and Weight Check
Friday 25th - Flu vaccination for Years R to 6
Friday 25th - Chocolate for the Fair - non-uniform day
Monday 28th - First week of advent and last week of ECAs (some may continue - check dates on SchoolCloud)
Tuesday 29th - Y6 Football Borough Cup v Barrow Hedges
Wednesday 30th Y6 Netball match @ Green Wrythe
Thursday 1st Y6 League v Cheam Common
Thursday 1st Year 6 WW2 Workshop
Friday 2nd - Bottle for the Fair non-uniform day
Saturday 3rd - PTA Christmas Fair from 11am until 2pm* (revised timing)
Thursday 8th Drop off for the Christmas Toy Swap
Thursday 8th Y2 Nativity at 2pm.
Friday 9th Christmas Toy Swap Shop
Monday 12th - Christmas Lunch and Jumper Day
Wednesday 14th at 6.30pm. Candlelit Carol Concert (School Hall)
Thursday 15th - Last day of term for Nursery
Thursday 15th - Y4 Nativity for parents of children in St Angela's Class
Thursday 15th - Data Reports issued to Years 1 to 6 (All national curriculum subjects)
Friday 16th End of Term for Christmas at Midday - breakfast club only, no after-school childcare.
Spring Term 2023 commences on Wednesday 4th of January.