Happy New Year
I’d like to express a huge thank you to all who sent in cards and gifts for staff before Christmas; your generosity was very much appreciated by all. I’d also like to wish all in our school community a very happy and blessed 2018!
The next class assembly will be Year 1 and will take place this Friday 12th January at 9:10am in the hall. Year 1 parents and friends are invited to attend.
As we start a new year a few reminders about how you can help us to keep the children safe whist they are at school.
To ensure the safety of our pupils, I would like to kindly ask that you close the school gates securely after you walk through them. These gates are guarded with a security code and any parent with a pupil at the school will have this code. Please do not be afraid to close the gates if you do not know the person behind you. Equally, please do not be offended if a parent closes the gate in front of you as they may not recognise you. We must all work together as a school community to keep our children safe. Thank you very much for your cooperation and help to ensure the safety of our pupils.
We ask that parents do not park on the double yellow lines on the corner of Coventry and Morland Road as it obstructs the view of anyone turning into the corner. Please do not park on the zig zag lines to enable pupils and parents to walk out of the school safely.
Can I please also remind everyone that the parking bays in the front of the school are for staff only and must not be used in the morning for dropping off. This is currently causing staff lateness which impacts on your own children.
Playground and After-school club
In order to safeguard the children can we please ask that parents do not enter the playground when dropping their children off in the morning? When collecting from after-school club please ensure that you sign the children out by signing the register and remain by the door until your child comes to you.
House Points Totals
Congratulations to St Vincent who gained the most house points with a grand total of 1674 points! St Cecilia were right behind them with 1515, St Ursula with 1482 and St Francis with 1390. St Vincent will be awarded an extra playtime for their excellent work. Well done to all!
EYFS & KS1 Nativity
Congratulations to all of EYFS and KS1 for a very successful Nativity play. Thank you to all parents and families who attended the performances and donated money to the CAFOD. With the £43.50 collected, the school will able to purchase a variety of gifts, chosen by the school council, from the world gifts catalogue. A very big thank you to all of the teachers and staff who helped organise the Nativity.
Energy Saving Month
The Eco-committee worked hard to ensure that staff and pupils knew ways that they could help us to save energy such as turning off lights and taps, ensuring computer screens are put on standby and closing any doors and windows. During the month we saved 2094 KWh of energy amounting to £261. This is a huge reduction and means that we will be having a Pyjama non-uniform Day on Friday 12th January. Well done to the Eco-committee for all of their hard work.
Stevensons have sent some additional information to assist when purchasing uniform from their site.
- Live Chat – we now have a live chat button on our website which shows in the bottom right hand corner. If you have any queries you are able to chat with one of our Customer Services team during normal opening hours. If you are using the chat outside of normal hours, you are able to leave a message and one of our team will come back to you during opening hours.
- Telephone Customer Services – you are able to place orders via our telephone line on 01727815700. Our Customer Service representatives will be able to answer any questions you have as well as being able to advise on sizing.
- Out of stock items– if an item is showing out of stock on the website, you are still able to place the order as normal and this will create a back order. As soon as stock arrives in, the item that has been reserved for them will be dispatched out to your selected delivery address.
- Selling events – please do attend our dedicated fitting days so that our members of staff can assist with sizing. Even if you do not wish to purchase on the day and wish to buy online at a later date, we can still assist you in finding out the sizes you require.
School Term 2018/2019
The dates for both the current and next academic year, 2018-2019, are attached.
Extra Curricular Clubs
Clubs will commence today Monday 8th January. If you have not yet returned your form please do so as soon as possible.
Serviam Star of the Month
Congratulations to our December Serviam Star of the Month, Adwaitha!
PTFA Christmas Fayre
Thank you to all who attended to support the school’s PTFA Christmas Fair. The evening was a huge success and helped raise a profit of £3,330 for our school. Thank you to all those who donated their time, money, prizes and help to make the fair a success. I’d like to extend an especially big thank you to the PTFA committee for their hard work and Ms Roddy who worked tirelessly to organise the evening.
Independent School Entrance Exams
I would like to wish our Year 6 pupils the best of luck as they begin the Independent school examinations this weekend. Booster classes will run on Thursday mornings from 8am in Year 6 classroom focussing on school specific questions and advice.
School Website Parent area
A new parent area is now on our website. In this section you have contact details for each class teacher, a copy of the timetable and access to what is being covered by each class during the week along with any homework given. I hope that this will assist parents by having a quick and easy way to find out what your child is doing without having to contact the school directly. If you have any problems please contact the school directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
To log in you need to go to www.urspsi.org.uk. You then need to enter the password (which you have received via Clarioncall) to access the class pages.
Well done to all of those pupils who had 100% attendance last term with no lates: Kosi, Charisse, Aniyah, Phoebe, Ahalya, Kayla Olatunji, Vihaan, Bernard, Isaiah, Kieran McBeth, Peyton, Gabriella, Karis, Samar, Letizia, Momo, Alex, Gabriella, Isabelle, Anjali, Zachariya, Aryan, Anisha, Raphael, Ashlyn, Cassidy, Adwaitha, Arjun and Rebecca. Well done also to those children who had 100% attendance and less than three lates: Moyo, Jayan, Aiden Miah, Umaynah, Uzair, Skye, Ayaan and Puja. I hope that this term there are even more children with excellent punctuality and attendance.
Please can you inform the office if you have any change in your contact details (email address, phone, address, etc.).
The Ursuline Preparatory School Ilford is now on Twitter! You can follow us on Twitter at @URSPSI or follow the link on our website.
Stars of the week
|This Week’s Stars|
|Year 6||Sunaina||For working so hard and always being so positive about her learning|
|Year 5||Anisha||For being so determined in her learning and always with a smile|
|Year 4||Benita||For always putting in 100% in all that she does and never giving up.|
|Year 3||Umair||For never giving up and trying his best in all he does.|
|Year 2||Shemilore||For making excellent effort and showing perseverance especially during the Nativity.|
|Year 1||Rohan||For always trying with his work and behaviour.|
|Reception||Moyo and Aarushan||For developing a great friendship|
|P.E.||Michael||For being polite, determined and enthusiastic.|
|Playground||Momo||For helping staff|
|Key School Dates|
|Monday 8th January||After school clubs begin, Year 6 Mock Interviews|
|Wednesday 10th January||Ballet begins|
|Thursday 11th January||Year 5 Swimming, Irish Dancing begins|
|Friday 12th January||Non Uniform Day - Pyjamas|
|Tuesday 16th January||Speech and Drama begins|
|Tuesday 23rd January||Music Day|
|Friday 26th January||Feast of St Angela Mass 10.30am|
|Friday 2nd February||Number Day, Reports out|
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