NEWS

Marvellous Maths!

Our Spring whole school curriculum topic will be ‘Marvellous Maths’ and we are again looking for support from our parents during week commencing 8 January 2018! Are you a keen mathematician? Do you use maths as a key part of your work? Are you able to bring a new dimension of learning to the school? Please contact us – we would love to hear from you!

PTA – ALADDIN!

The PTA are very pleased to announce that they are able to offer discounted tickets again for the Aban Arena Pantomime! Tickets are allocated strictly first come, first served! Don’t delay! Click HERE for order form!

New Dinner Menu

Children will be bringing home the new Winter/Spring 2017-18 school lunch menu this week. If you would like to change your child’s regular meal pattern then please let us know.

A simplified menu can be found under LUNCH, MILK and FRUIT Tab

Y5 Seacity

Y5 expect to be back at 4:20pm after a brilliant day at Seacity!

St Albans City Football Club – free child tickets

This Saturday (7th October) is National ‘Non-League Football Day’ and to raise the profile of local non-league football, St Albans City F.C. will be giving out vouchers for free attendance to all primary school children in the St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn and Wheathampstead areas for their upcoming match against Bath City. TICKETS FOR YOUR SCHOOL ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

Both St Albans City and Bath City have enjoyed a good start to the season and are competing for places at the top end of the table, so it promises to be a good match.

The club are going out of their way to promote this particular match as it falls on Non-League Day. Players will be kicking over 100 signed footballs into the crowd at the start of the game, and they will also be launching their Young Saints initiative for 2017/18 on the day. This is a fantastic scheme where children can buy a membership card for the season that entitles them to attend five further matches free of charge, with an accompanying adult paying half-price. This season, members will also receive regular newsletters/updates, as well as having opportunities to enter draws for mascot packages and signed shirts. Membership cards will be on sale for just £5.00 at the Bath City match (next to the club shop at the York Road end.)

The club have developed a strong partnership with local schools over the past few years and particularly look forward to welcoming children and families to the match against Bath.

Tom Norman (St Albans City F.C.)

PTA – Parking Fundraising – Thank You!

Great to hear the PTA’s fundraising parking was a success on Sunday, managing to raise £182! Thanks to Mel Jones for coordinating and to Ewa Riches, Carlee Haywood, Lisa Gorsuch, Debra Powell, Hannah Partridge, Natalie Round, Jools Hill and Richard Johnson for giving up their time to help.
We would also like to thank Mienna & Dexter Jones, Emily Gorsuch and Stanley Round for their help with Sunday’s fundraising as well.
Good to see a number of children helping their parents out too! Mr Farrugia

Newsletter

Our second newsletter of the term is ready to view! Click here to be taken to the newsletter page!

GFS Winners!

Our special congratulations to Mrs Johnson and the whole sports team for their successes at the St Albans and District Sports Awards on Tuesday! Garden Fields was named ‘Sports Primary School of the Year’ and our cross country team was named one of the Primary Teams of the Year! Mrs Johnson won the ‘Services to Sport ‘Award – which is testament to her continued hard work and dedication to sport and GFS. We are extremely proud of her!

Daily Mile Track Opening – Cake and Castle!

We hope that families will be able to join us on Friday 22 September at 3:30pm as we formally open our new Daily Mile Track! The PTA will be selling cakes (please bring donations to the dining room in the morning – no nuts or fresh cream please) and there will be a bouncy castle on the field (£1 per go)!

Flu Vaccinations – Rec, 1,2,3&4

The NHS are offering the flu vaccination to all children in Reception and Years 1 – 4. The vaccination will be administered during school time at the end of October. You will need to register your child by Friday 29 September. Details can be found on the school calendar.

 

IMPORTANT – Communication

Unfortunately we are experiencing technical difficulties with emails and schoolcomms. This means that we are currently unable to send or view any communications. If you have emailed/texted us since Friday morning AND it  is an urgent matter, then please ring the school. We will respond to non-urgent queries as soon as we can, however this is unlikely to be before Wednesday. Thank you for your understanding.

Newsletter

Our final newsletter of the year is ready to view HERE. We wish all our families a relaxing summer break. Some dates, including Curriculum Meetings for the Autumn Term are already on the school calendar – take time to have a look!

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