Parking
A polite request to all parents dropping off and collecting children by car.
Please could we ask parents to be considerate to our neighbours and not block (or park on) driveways, preventing access to properties around the school.
Unfortunately, we have received complaints from residents about some such incidents. Local residents have been advised to contact the police if this continues.

 BBC Radio 2 500 Words Competition
Huge congratulations to Lara Akhurst for her short story, ‘Blue’, which has been selected as one of the Top 50 stories this year. The final is on Friday 29 May 2015 when the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE winners in each category will be revealed live on ‘The Chris Evans Breakfast Show’! To find out more about Lara’s story, please click on the link below:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4B7BcHckcrgD12yBBwFSb1b/blue

‘Wondering Question’
The question from this week’s Collective Worship is: ‘I wonder how we can tell if someone is really telling the truth?’

NEW: St Mary’s Maths Challenge
Have a go at our latest Maths Challenge! Follow the link below or you can find a further link in the Newsletters section of the website.
 St Mary’s Maths Challenge – Matchstick Maths – May 2015
  Give your solutions to Mrs Brennand

Flower Festival Singing
Some of our children will be singing some favourite hymns, in Church at 11am. Please come along to support them – we hope to see as many children as possible for the singing!

10K Road Race 25th May
If you are able to offer any help on race day it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mark Haddon mark@hbo-pta.co.uk

Early Years play area
Please take a look at the plans for the fantastic redevelopment of the Early Years play area, which are available in the school reception. The PTA&F are kindly funding these improvements, so please watch out for and support the upcoming money raising activities, one of which is:
Quiz & Chips 19th June 2015
Please save the date & support this event, being run by Mrs Brennand & Miss Parker. Tickets will be on sale from 18th May. Full details to follow. 

School Closure Notices
In the unlikely event of a school closure, due to bad weather or an emergency situation (e.g. heating failure), the information will be presented on this website and you will also be informed by Parentmail.  In addition, the local authority lists all school closures on its website
http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Dates/Pages/Emergency-School-Closures.aspx
Please note, closures will no longer be broadcast on local radio.

PTA&F News & Events:
For full details of news & upcoming events, please click on the PTA&F Section of the website.
Next Event: 25th May – 10K Road Race

Next Meeting: 24th June at 6:30pm

For the week ending
8th May 2015:

Sophia, Daisey, Tyler, Tabitha, Mimi-Bella, Abbie, Breeanna, Fletcher, Charlie H, Louie, Ethan, Nina, Peter, Joe & Lara
15th May 2015:
Jessica, Isaac, Jasmine, Stanley, All of Class 2, Carla, Brooke, Kian, All of Class 3 and All of Class 4

 

Sporting events for the coming term are listed below. Please note that after school matches will commence at 3.15pm unless otherwise specified. Football fixtures are noted (f), netball (n) or both football and netball (b). The home team is always listed first.

22nd Jan 2015  Howe Green v St Marys HBO (f) Cancelled
27th Jan 2015    Henham 1 v St Marys HBO 4 (n)
4th Feb 2015    St Marys HBO v Little Hallingbury (n only)
10th Feb 2015    St Marys HBO v St Marys Stansted (n)Cancelled
13th Feb 2015  Tag Rugby Competition at Howe Green

   3rd Mar 2015    St Marys HBO 3 v Howe Green 17 (n)
9th Mar 2015    Manuden 13 v St Marys HBO 11 (n)
10th Mar 2015  Howe Green 1 v St Marys HBO A 0 (f)
10th Mar 2015  Howe Green 1 v St Marys HBO B 1 (f)
11th Mar 2015  High 5 Netball Competition at Forest Hall
17th Mar 2015    Birchanger 7 v St Marys HBO 7 (n)