Diary Dates

Autumn Term Diary Dates 2019

Monday 2nd September
Inset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 3rd SeptemberInset Day (Children do not attend school)
Wednesday 4th September     Autumn Term starts 8.55am
Week of Wednesday 4th SeptemberReception in school until 12pm
Friday 6th SeptemberYear 4 start swimming lessons at St Albans School
Week of Monday 9th SeptemberReception in school until 1pm (including lunch)
Thursday 12th SeptemberWeekly Service in Lady Chapel, Cathedral 9.15am – Years 1-6
Thursday 12th September8pm First Friends meeting Lower Red Lion – All welcome!
Friday 13th SeptemberTermly Curriculum Letters and Vocabulary Lists sent home for Years R-6
Friday 13th SeptemberYear 5 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
From Monday 16th SeptemberReception children start full-time finishing at 3.20pm
Monday 16th SeptemberYear 2 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
Tuesday 17th SeptemberYear 1 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
Wednesday 18th SeptemberYear 6 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
From Thursday 19th SeptemberReception attend their first weekly Abbey Service 9.10am (Parents welcome to sit at the back two pews in Lady Chapel)
Friday 20th SeptemberReception Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
Monday 23rd SeptemberYear 4 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
Tuesday 24th SeptemberYear 3 Curriculum Meeting for parents – 2.30-3.20pm
Friday 27th SeptemberWelcome Assembly for new Reception parents (1 hour approximately) 9.10am Reception must have a school cardigan/ jumper
Wednesday 2nd OctoberIndividual and family photos (8.15-8.55am for pre-school siblings)
Friday 4th OctoberFriends’ Association Bake Sale and Second-hand Uniform Sale 3.20pm Parents of Years 1,3 and 6 to bake
Tuesday 8th OctoberSign up online for 10-minute Parent Consultation slots from 7am
Wednesday 9th OctoberFull Governing Body Meeting 7-9pm
Wednesday 9th OctoberSt Cecilia Festival Society Rehearsal 6.45-8pm – Year 6 pupils
Homewood Church, AL1 4BH
Wednesday 9th OctoberFriends’ Association Meeting Lower Red Lion All welcome! 8pm
Thursday 10th OctoberSchool Harvest Festival (Parents to sit by altar in the Crossing). 9.15am
Non-perishable donations only please for St Albans Food Bank
Saturday 12th OctoberSt Cecilia Festival Society in Cathedral 7.30pm – Year 6 pupils to perform
Thursday 17th OctoberFriends’ Association Event ‘Pilates and Prosecco’ 7.30-9.30pm School Hall
Tuesday 22nd OctoberParent Consultations in the hall – 3.40-7.30pm (Parents only-no child supervision)
Wednesday 23rd OctoberParent Consultations in the hall – 3.40-6pm (Parents only-no child supervision)
Friday 25th OctoberHouse points winners Non-uniform day
Friday 25th OctoberEnd of first half of Autumn Term 3.20pm (Year 4 no swimming)
Monday 28th October–Friday 1st NovemberHALF TERM
Monday 4th NovemberInset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 5th NovemberSecond half of Autumn Term begins 8.55am
Tuesday 5th NovemberReception–Year 6 Nasal Flu Vaccine (Optional-Details to follow)
Friday 8th NovemberFriends’ Association ‘Popcorn Night’ 3.20-5pm
Week of 11th NovemberWhole School Friendship Week
Thursday 14th NovemberFriends’ Association Meeting at Lower Red Lion - 8pm
Friday 15th NovemberChildren in Need – Dress in spots, stripes or as a superhero for a £1 donation
Saturday 16th NovemberFriends’ Association Event ‘Race Night’ 7.30pm for 8pm (adult only event)
Week of Monday 18th NovemberYear 6 Cycling Proficiency (Bikes chained to pond fence at parents’ responsibility if you wish)
Friday 29th NovemberNon-uniform Day – Bring a Bottle/Sweets for Tombola at the Christmas Fair
Saturday 30th NovemberFriends’ Christmas Fair 12-3pm
Monday 2nd DecemberChristmas Post Box arrives for children’s Christmas cards until end of term
Tuesday 3rd DecemberSt Albans Primary Schools Carol Service in the Cathedral am – Year 4 performing
Thursday 5th December9.15am Abbey School Advent Eucharist – Cathedral Crossing (parents welcome to sit in the Crossing)
Friday 6th DecemberWhole school visit to The Odyssey cinema to see a Christmas film
Friday 6th DecemberAll KS1 and KS2 children to have a packed lunch provided by school or home due to late return from Odyssey Visit
Friday 6th DecemberLast swimming for Year 4
Saturday 7th DecemberAbbey School Penalty Shoot Out at St Albans City Football Club 2.40pm
Sunday 8th DecemberCathedral Christingle Service 3pm
Monday 9th DecemberAfternoon dress rehearsal for Infants’ Christmas Nativity performance
Monday 9th DecemberBook Look 3.30-4.30pm (Entrance via external doors. No teachers present)
Tuesday 10th DecemberInfants’ Christmas Nativity performance 6pm – tickets required (Doors open/ All KS1 children to arrive at 5.30pm)
Wednesday 11th DecemberInfants’ Christmas Nativity performance 1.30pm – tickets required (Doors open at 1.10pm)
Wednesday 11th DecemberAll KS1 and KS2 children to have a packed lunch provided by school or home due to the School Hall being set up for the Nativity performance
Wednesday 11th DecemberFriends’ Association Meeting Lower Red Lion – 8pm
Wednesday 11th DecemberFull Governing Body Meeting 7-9pm
Friday 13th December‘Save the Children’ ‘Christmas Jumper Day’-Wear a Christmas jumper and bring in £1 donation
Friday 13th DecemberClass Christmas parties in the afternoon (children bring party clothes to school in a carrier bag, party food provided by the school)
Monday 16th DecemberCarol Service in the Cathedral Nave- 1.30-2.30pm (Parents welcome) Normal pick up from school at 3.20pm
Tuesday 17th December    Christmas Lunch 11.30am-1pm and Talent Show in pm (children only)
Wednesday 18th December‘A Christmouse Tail’ Theatre Production to whole school
Thursday 19th DecemberEnd of Autumn Term 2pm following a 1.10pm assembly
Friday 20th DecemberOccasional Day (Children and staff do not attend school)
Monday 6th January 2020Inset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 7th January 2020Spring Term starts 8.55am