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St. Mary's Junior School Newsletters

Newsletter 5

Friday 4th October 2019
Dear Parents

It has been another busy week in school and we have welcomed lots of different visitors.

Sarah Jones M.P.
On Tuesday morning we welcomed our MP for Croydon Central to both schools. She held a drop-in surgery for parents in the Infant School and then joined us in the Junior School for assembly. It was a great learning opportunity for the children and proved to us how much they already know about democracy and Parliament. At a politically turbulent time it was beneficial for the children to meet their MP.

Year 2 Transition Meeting
It was a pleasure to welcome parents of children in Year 2 on Tuesday afternoon to outline the process of application to the Junior School. If you know of anyone who missed the opportunity, please pass on the invitation to call into the school office. Our colleagues in the Infant School will be doing the same. We were very proud of the Head Girl and Head Boy who spoke so well.

Meet The Teacher evening
It was very reassuring to see so many parents in school on Wednesday afternoon, and we hope that the information shared was useful. I would like to repeat the main message of the evening, which is how much the staff value the support that you as parents give to the school.

Dress as a pirate day
It was lots of fun to see how many children got into the spirit of the day, and they all really enjoyed the special menu that Mrs Fleming provided.

Voluntary contributions – Governors Fund
The area of ParentPay for parents to make voluntary contributions is now open. These vital contributions have a direct benefit to the children in the school so please consider making a donation if you can afford it.    

Secondary School Applications
Parents of children in Year 6 are reminded that the deadline for applications for secondary school is 
31st October, which is just after our half term holiday. Please don’t miss this important deadline.

Parking
This is a frequent problem around the school and we sympathise with parents about the lack of on-street parking. However, we have also reminded everyone on many occasions that courtesy to our neighbours is paramount and sadly this is often an area that reflects badly on the school. Parking on private property near the school is illegal and could result in prosecution.

Photographs
Tempest Photography will be in school on Tuesday 8th October for individual
photos of the children and class photographs. Please ensure your children are wearing the correct full school uniform. Hair accessories should be school colours and jewellery worn should be in line with the school’s uniform policy.

Croydon Rotary Whitgift
This evening we will be welcoming the Rotary Club for their annual quiz evening. We have had links with The Rotary Club over many years and we value their continued support and generosity.

Liturgy
Our Liturgy will be lead by Year 3 on Thursday 10th October at 9.15am. All parents are welcome

House Points
The points tally is rising:
GREEN Team: 2780 points 
RED Team: 2757 points 
BLUE Team: 2676 points 
YELLOW TEAM: 2474 points

Achievement Certificates are awarded to:

Favour in Class 3A 
Sophia in Class 3E 
Thomas in Class 4D 
Cherice in Class 4T 
Gabriella in Class 5B
Serena in Class 5C 
Jazzlyne in Class 6G 
Kaden in Class 6P 
Headteacher’s Award goes to: Chriis in Class 3A 
Swimmer of the Week goes to: Nadia in Class 3E 
Musician of the Week goes to: Artemio in Class 4T
Kindness Award goes to: Chriselle in Class 6P

Have a pleassant weekend.

Yours sincerely,
A.J. McDonald
Head of School