On Tuesday, we had a lovely Easter Mass with Fr Francis Lynch from St Winefride’s parish. Thank you to Y4 for preparing Mass for us and for speaking so well.
Our Y5 pupils are getting very excited about their school journey next week to the Isle of Wight and I am equally excited to be accompanying them! The Isle of Wight provides an amazing learning opportunity for the children and helps them to develop their independence.
The summer termly dates have been sent this week and as you can see we have an exciting term ahead. Please do note key dates in your diary and we look forward to seeing you at these school events.
Our School May Fair is fast approaching! This year’s fair promises to be a lot of fun and there will be many activities for all of the family. Over the next few weeks, there will be various communications from the PTA with many ways to get involved. The raffle tickets have already started to come in and there are some fantastic items to bid for in the Silent Auction.
Great news!! Sponsorship is building for our ‘Richmond to Brussels 2019’ Cyclists! Any donation, big or small, is very gratefully received and will go directly towards their target to raise funds for our Infant Playground with the installation of new play equipment, including a sports wall and a tugboat. Your generous support will really help to motivate our 22 riders with this amazing 210 mile challenge! Please make your donation via the PTA Sponsored Cycle JustGiving webpage – thank you: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/r2b *please see note below.
The school will come together just after 9:00 a.m. on Friday 17th May to wish our cyclists good luck and send them off with a big cheer! Please do come along and show your support – all are welcome. A few of our cyclists will be setting off slightly earlier at 8:00 a.m. – please do come to school at this earlier time to wave off our first group of riders.
Corporate sponsorship makes a real difference to any fund raising target. If you are aware of any possible sponsorship opportunities to support this year’s cycling event, please contact Tom Andrews on firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with details of the sponsorship opportunities is attached.
Tuesday 7th – Friday 10th May – Y5 School Journey to the Isle of Wight
Wednesday 8th May, 9:15 a.m. – Y3D assembly. Parents are welcome.
Thursday 9th May, 7:30 p.m. – PTA Meeting.
Friday 10th May, 3:00 p.m. – Reception PTA Cake Sale.
Monday 13th – Friday 17th May – Y6 National Curriculum Test Week (SATs)
Tuesday 14th May – Educational Visit for Reception to Bocketts Farm Park
Friday 17th May, 8:00 a.m. & 9:15 a.m. PTA Sponsored Cycle to Brussels – cyclists leave school
Friday 17th May – Non-Uniform Day (children may wear their own clothes for a donation of a full bottle for the May Fair. Thank you).
Sunday 19th May 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. St Elizabeth’s May Fair.
Please be reminded that school will not be open tomorrow, Friday 3rd May, as it is a staff training day. This is followed by a Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May, so the children return to school on Tuesday 7th May.
Finally, many congratulations to Miss Kilpatrick who completed the London Marathon in a fantastic 4 hours and 22 minutes – a personal best! What an amazing achievement and we are very proud of Miss Kilpatrick.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
* A note when making a donation on the JustGiving page – after you have clicked on the ‘Donate’ button, you are taken through to the ‘Donation Amount’ page. After you have selected your donation amount, please be aware that JustGiving has automatically pre-selected a 10% contribution for themselves to receive as an organisation. This JustGiving percentage is not Gift Aid related and is not part of the monies received by the PTA. If you wish to opt out of this contribution to JustGiving, select ‘Other’ in the drop down menu and ensure that zero is entered in the amount field.