NEWS

Townsend House Winners!

Congratulations to children in Townsend House who are our house winners this term.

Children in Townsend House only can wear their own clothes to school today.

Townsend House Winners!

Congratulations to children in Townsend House who are house winners this term! Non-uniform day for children in Townsend House ONLY on Tuesday 19 December!

Collection – 12 December 17

The parent drop off area and middle playground remain closed. Collection points for children are as follows:

EYFS – no change
ALL Year 1 – old school entrance (just along from EYFS playground). Please wait outside and be patient as we dismiss by class.
ALL Year 2 – Upper School Hall – exit through fire doors
ALL Year 3 – Upper School Hall – exit through fire doors
Years 4,5&6 – no change

Some areas of the school site remain icy – please take care. Thank you.

School OPEN Tuesday 12 December

GFS will be open tomorrow morning. A huge amount of effort has gone into clearing driveways and paths however the parent drop off zone will be closed. Registers will remain open until 9:15am tomorrow to allow for a staggered start in the morning.
Please:
– walk to school if possible and keep to cleared paths on the school site
– ensure your child is wearing appropriate footwear when walking to school but don’t forget to pack school shoes and a spare pair of socks!
– wrap up warm and please don’t forget to label hats, scarves, wellingtons etc

WOW! PTA Christmas Fair

A special thank you to Carlee Haywood and the PTA for an amazing Christmas Fair on Saturday. A fantastic £10,044 was raised! None of this is possible without the continued support of the Garden Fields School community please click HERE for a message from your PTA.

School Photographs

The photograph proofs arrived yesterday afternoon and will be sent home with children today. We have asked, if possible, for delivery before the end of term. If you are not ordering on-line then please return your order to the school office by Thursday 7 December. You are able to order directly to Tempest Photography after this date but will incur a £4 postage fee.

Happiness and Wellbeing!

We are holding our very first wellbeing week in March and are again calling on the GFS community for help! Further details can be found HERE.

PTA Chloe James Shopping Event

Your PTA is delighted to offer you a morning of shopping exclusively for Garden Fields parents, family and friends at Chloe James Lifestyle, St Albans. Being held on Thursday 30th November 2017, 9:30am to 12:30pm. 10% of total sales will be donated to GFS PTA! Full details HERE! Please let us know if you plan to attend so I can confirm numbers – and so they can stock up on mulled wine & mince pies! There are so many beautiful things to browse in-store.

 

School Milk Spring 2018

If you would like your child to have school milk in the school term then please order by 1 December 2017 – payment via the SchoolGateway please. Forms can be found HERE.

Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has been published today! Click HERE to find out what the children have been up to!

PTA Christmas Fair

Preparations for our Christmas Fair are well under way! There are plenty of ways that every family can help. Click HERE for details!

NO HALAL MEALS – 8 November

The kitchen are unable to provide any halal meals tomorrow as the order has not arrived. Children will be offered Vegetarian Roll or Egg Roll as the alternative.
EYFS – if you pre-booked a halal meal for your child tomorrow we have automatically ordered Vegetarian Roll for them. Please let us know by 9:30am if you would prefer Egg Roll or to bring a packed lunch from home

Poppy Appeal

GFS is supporting the Poppy Appeal again this year. Year 6 monitors will be visiting classrooms this week if your child would like make a donation for a poppy.

Young Saints

Mr Farrugia mentioned in assembly today that St Albans City Football Club are continuing their Young Saints Supporters Club initiative this year. Please see their FLYER and LETTER for more information.

Flu Immunisation

All children aged 4-7 years are offered seasonal flu immunisation by the School Immunisation Service. If you missed the opportunity to have your child immunised in school this week then please contavt the Immunisation team on 01727 734026 to book an appointment.

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