NEWS

PTA May Fair – WOW!

We would like to extend a massive thank you to every member of the Garden Fields community who contributed to an amazing school fair! An outstanding £9,200 was raised! To find out more click HERE.

PTA Silent Auction – ACT NOW!

We have a wonderfully diverse selection of lots available to bid for in our silent auction. You can bid online until 7pm on Friday 19 May or in person at our May Fair on Saturday. Click HERE for more information.

Parent Course – Gender

There is a briefing for parents and carers about ‘Understanding 21st century approaches to gender in schools’ on Wednesday 21 June at 7pm at Oakwood School. Details can be found HERE.

PTA – Help Needed 5 May

The PTA need some help please on Friday 5 May to set up the large marquee etc. Please email pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk if you are able to spare some time. Thank you.

PTA St Albans Half Marathon

Your PTA are setting you a challenge! …..to sign up for this year’s ‘Primary School Challenge’ fun run as part of St Albans Half-Marathon on Sunday 11th June! For the last few years Bernards Heath has had the highest percentage of pupils entered. For Garden Fields to win this year, we would need to register 190 children – I’m quite certain Garden Fields has what it takes to win this year!

Full details can be found HERE or on the school calendar. Don’t worry if you don’t normally run – it’s only 1.5K around the park and you can walk if you wish. It’s a fun family morning with a great community spirit. In addition to the fun run there will inflatables, a mini tennis court, football challenges, crafts area, face painting, our local ‘fit for sport’ will be there getting the kids involved….all free.

Please read the letter and sign up online! Don’t forget to input ‘Garden Fields JMI School’ for each child!

Parent Courses

We have added details of some free new courses available to parents on our Parent Classes page on the website! They cover a variety of topics including Gender, Autism and Teens.

PTA May Fair

It is less than a month until our May Fair and every family is able to contribute in some way. Please click HERE for more information!

Newsletter

Please click here for our final newsletter for the Spring Term! Please take time to read it – there are some dates for your diary for the Summer Term.

We wish all our families a restful holiday and look forward to seeing children back in school on Wednesday 19 April.

Comic Relief and Mud Run

We are looking forward to supporting Comic Relief tomorrow!

Children are invited to come to school dressed in something red as part of their uniform or sports kit with something red to show their support. This year we are accepting contributions electronically through the SchoolGateway. (Please come and speak with us if you are experiencing any difficulties.)

Mrs Johnson will be hosting a ‘mud run’ after school on the school field. Parents are responsible for their children during this event.  Children will need to wear trainers and sports kit. The event is free to enter, but we would welcome a donation towards the charity. The Garden Fields PTA will be selling refreshments and snacks. There is no need to book – just come along and join in the fun! (Children may need to have a change of clothes – they can get very muddy!)

New Dinner Menu

Children will be bringing home a copy of the Summer/Autumn 2017 dinner menu. Please let us know if you would like to change your child’s meal pattern as a result of the change.
Meals for children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 continue to be free. School meals will cost £2.35 per day from 18 April.

PTA – Events Coming Up!

The PTA continues to work hard to raise funds for our school. Events coming up include the Mothers Day Sale (Thursday), Mud Run and Y1-6 Film Night (Friday) and EYFS Easter Egg Hunt (Monday).
None of these events are possible without the support of our families. Any contribution including volunteering (CLICK HERE), bringing in cakes or simply allowing your child to participate is welcome and appreciated!
Further details can be found on the school calendar.

Parent Questionnaire

All parents are invited and encouraged to complete our annual parent questionnaire.

The survey can be accessed here.

If you experience any difficulties or would prefer to complete a paper copy then please contact the school office.

Your opinion counts and is used in our planning so please take time to give us feedback!

Parent Questionnaire (PDF) – Results – 2015 – 2016
Parent Questionnaire (PDF) – Results – 2014 – 2015
Parent Questionnaire (PFD) – Results – 2013 – 2014

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