St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 2nd October 2020

2nd October 2020


Harvest Festival

Children will be celebrating Harvest Festival week commencing 19th October in their class rooms. Once again we are joining with the church to support Swindon Food Bank. Children are invited to bring tins or dried products and leave them in collection boxes at the school gates from Monday 19th October as their harvest gift.  This year particularly we recognise some families have found things harder than usual and are needing to use the Food Bank, we therefore would like to donate as much as possible from our school community.


Lost Property

We have a number of unnamed lost property items at the moment which will be left in boxes by the school gates next week for parents to collect. Moving forward, please can you ensure ALL items of clothing are named.


School Uniform

Now we are experiencing colder weather, please ensure children bring a coat to school with them every day.


Flu Vaccination

If you haven’t already done so please give your consent/decline consent for your child to receive the nasal flu vaccination by completing the online form – https://schoolimms.virgincare.co.uk/flu/2020/wilts. If you have any queries, please see the FAQ on the link or contact the team directly on 0300 247 0082.   Vaccinations are planned to take place in school on Thursday 8th October.


Welly Walk

Our annual Welly Walk is only a few weeks away! We would like to reassure you that the children will be walking in their bubbles to insure we adhere to the current guidelines. Children can be sponsored using the sponsorship form sent out earlier this week or through our Virgin Money Giving website so that we can claim 25% extra money in Gift Aid.


To fundraise in this way log into https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ > Fundraisers> Create a page> sign up or log in to do a Welly Walk> Tell it you’re doing “something else” on 21st October 2020> search for our charity, this is: St Michael’s Aldbourne PTA.


Safari Supper

Unfortunately, the Safari Supper has had to be postponed until at least Spring 2021. Please look out for information nearer the time. If you have paid and would like to be reimbursed, please contact the School Office.


Music Lessons

During school hours we have a number of private music lessons including drums, piano, violin, brass and guitar, where music teachers are following all the current Covid guidance. If you would like further information on these music lessons and how to book, please contact the School Office.



Bag2School donation bags are available from the school gates ready to bring your donations to school on Monday 5th October by the front gate, before 9am.  Unfortunately we are unable to store any bags before the collection date. The more we give, the more money is raised for our school. Further details on what can be included is held on the Bag2School website.


Message from the PTA

Online Swishing Event (ladies only) – 8pm Thursday 15th October

We are taking our popular swishing (clothes swap) event online to give you the chance to swap from the comfort of your own home. Tickets: £10 (includes approx 5 items). All proceeds go to St Michael’s School PTA. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/770261700465048/.


Double sided bookcase available

We have a 2nd hand double sided bookcase that is no longer in use and we would love for it to continue to be used outside of school. If anyone would like the bookcase and wishes to offer a small donation to the school, please contact the School Office.


Diary Dates – Term 1


Date Details Class
Monday 5th October Bag2School donations Whole School
Thursday 8th October Flu Vaccinations Whole School
Wednesday 21st October Welly Walk Whole School
Wednesday 21st October End of Term 1 Whole School
Thursday 22nd October  to Friday 30th October Half Term Whole School