St. Michael’s Weekly Post – For Week Beginning 26th November

St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 26th November 2018


23rd November 2018

Kennet House Day:  This year, Kennet will be having their House Day in support of The King George VI Centre for Children with disabilities in Zimbabwe.  On Friday 30th November come to school wearing the colours of the Zimbabwean Flag (red, black, green, yellow) for £1, bring in a picture entitled  ‘Dream World’ for our art competition for 50p, and bring spare change to create a ‘Coin Trail’ around our track linking the British Flag with the Zimbabwean Flag.

The majority of children who attend KGVI come from socially deprived backgrounds, with very little income coming into the families.  Many of the children are orphans, cared for by grandparents or older siblings and even more are from single parent families.  Currently the centre has 27 children (13 girls, 14 boys) whose families cannot afford the boarding fees or the school fees and who would not be able to attend KGVI without financial help.  For more information visit http://ihussey.wixsite.com/king-george-6

Phonics Workshop for Year 1:  On Thursday 29th November, Mrs Godfrey will be holding a phonics workshop for Year 1 parents and carers at 2.30pm in the school hall.  Please come along to find out more about how we teach phonics in Year 1 and how you can help your child on their reading journey.  All welcome so please invite any grandparents and friends who read with your children.

Reception:  Please can you ensure that your child has a warm coat, gloves and a hat in school.  From Monday 26th Reception will be running each day on our new running track.  Please can all children have a pair of suitable trainers that they can leave in school.

Plank Challenge:  We are starting a termly physical challenge, and this term it’s going to be the plank.  The children will be shown how to do it in their P.E lessons and to hold the position for either 10, 20 or 30 seconds.  We are aiming to have pictures of everyone completing this challenge on the board at school, so if you can take a photograph of your child attempting the challenge individually or with the family could you please send it to admin@stmichaelsaldbourne.co.uk.

Junk Modelling:  Reception would love any suitable clean junk modelling especially kitchen rolls, plastic bottles, drinks bottles, fairy liquid bottles, bottle tops, lids, corks, plastic tubes, buttons, cotton reals, thread, yarn and fabric scraps.  We cannot accept toilet roll inner.

Music Lessons: From January, Gillian Farkas-Blake will have availability for one new pupil to learn either the flute or recorder.  Enquiries to gfarkasblake@btinternet.com in the first instance.

Message from Friends of St Michael’s School

The Friends of St Michael’s School would like to remind those coming to Popcorn Club this week to collect your child from the playground and not the front door at 5.15pm.

Do please remember to bring your Bags 2 School on Thursday 29th November. We will find out on the day how much we’ve made!

Everyone did fantastically well with sponsorship for the Welly Walk.  We made £1559!! The vast majority of you managed to sponsor online and so our Gift Aid was added automatically. Thank You!

The Christmas Fair and 3k Festive Fun Run is on 8th December. Please come along to support what will be a fantastic day. To secure your slot for the Festive Fun Run go to www.aldbourne5kfunrun.co.uk. We need marshals for 30 minutes or so from 3pm for the race. If anyone can help please email aldbourne5kfunrun@gmail.com

The Wreath Making Workshop is full. If you haven’t yet paid, please put your £15 in an envelope addressed to the Friends of St Michael’s School and post in the blue post box outside the school office.

The next meeting of the Friends of St Michael’s School will be on Thursday 29th November at 8pm in the school. Everyone welcome.

Co-op Community Projects:  Please don’t forget to choose us as your local cause by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/20473.

Message from Sue Rodd

Saturday 24th November: Church Christmas Fair between 2pm and 4pm in the Memorial Hall.  Come and join us to meet Santa, have a go at a lucky dip, buy Christmas gifts and decorations, and have a drink and some cake.

Sunday 25th November:  Breakfast Church at 10.15am before the Morning Worship and Baptism takes place at 11am.

Sunday 2nd December:  Christingle Service and start of the Posada is on at 4 pm. Come on Saturday the 1st December at 10am to help make the Christingles in church!

Diary Dates

For the latest, visit the School Diary.