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ST. MARY’S R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL! 26 NOVEMBER 2010
NEWSLETTER

Tag Rugby Team Success
The children are at the heart of everything we do.
Congratulations to the Tag Rugby Team who were joint champions of the Eastern District Competition. They will now play the winners of the other 3 regions in the Final on 1st December 2010 from 1pm to 3pm at the National Sports Centre.
Congratulations are also in order for all the Year 3 / 4 Football Team who came 3rd in the Douglas Primary Schools Competition.
Well done to all the pupils who met in Peel for the Fell Race, Connor Cooke from Year 4 had a particularly good run and came a close 2nd in his age group.
After Christmas Years 3 and 4 will be able to take part in a Hockey Club more details are available from Mrs Quinn.

St Mary’s Community Choir

The next Community Choir Practice will be 3.30 to 4.30 on Wednesday 1st December 2010 in the school Hall

St Mary’s School Choir
Monday 29th November 2010 choir members from Years 4, 5 and 6 will be singing at Nobles Hospital to promote a new hand hygiene initiative singing a specially composed rap song. This perform- ance will be recorded by Manx Radio.
The Choir will also be singing Christmas Carols outside Marks and Spencer on the 9th December from 5pm - 6pm. Please come along and put money in our charity collection buckets!

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Sickness Bugs and Vomiting
Please remember that if your child has been vomiting it is recommended that they do not return to school for 48 hours after they have last vomited. This will help to prevent the spread of illness amongst the other pupils.

Congestion Problems
At 3.30 to avoid congestion please can arrangements be made to meet children either in the school yard or outside by the kitchen. The smaller children are finding it increasingly difficult to get through the crush at the foot of the stairs in the Lower Key Stage 2 area where parents appear to be gathering.
Sadly we do not seem to have seen any improvement in the traffic congestion at the end of the school day. PLEASE do not drive into St Mary’s Road to collect your child. Parents are parking on double yellow lines, double parked, stopped on corners, stopped in the bus stop lane, parked on the zebra crossing zig zags and this really does need to improve. We have a new Police Liaison Officer who has been working with the children selected to be our Road Safety Officers highlighting the dangers and problems of parking and speeding. Gabe and Jamie appeal to all drivers to please take more care around the school.

Calendar

November 28th, 2010
Christmas Fair Sunday 2-4pm

November 29th, 2010
Shoe Box Appeal Ends - all donations by this date please

December 6th, 2010
KS2 Concert Dress Rehearsal

December 7th, 2010
KS2 Christmas Concert 2pm and 7pm

December 8th, 2010
KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal KS2 Final Performance 7pm December 9th, 2010 KS1 Nativity 10am and 2pm

December 10th, 2010
Carol Concert and Tombola Night 7pm to 9pm

December 16th, 2010
Junior Disco 7pm to 8.30pm

Please note earlier finish time December 17th, 2010
Mass 10am St Mary’s Church.Whole School Mass - all welcome.

We need Volunteers to help us walk the children there and back please.

December 17th, 2010
Children finish school on 17th December and return on Tuesday 4th January 2011

Christmas Cards
Congratulations to Cyreline, Joshua, Olivia,Tom and Scott for their Christmas Card designs now printed on our School cards.