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Friday 18th September 2020

Generosity isn't an act. It's a way of life.

We are reminded in this Sunday's Gospel about God's generosity which is unlimited and open to everyone. Pope Francis reminds us, "How generous is God, let us ask him for the grace of being generous too." As a global community in such extraordinary times, let us be generous to one another through our thoughts, words and actions.  Each day, we should be thankful for the blessings God has given to us.  At times when we struggle, God can be with us through prayer, meditation and in receiving the Blessed Sacrament.  It was also wonderful to welcome Fr. Phillip to St. Joseph's School on Tuesday to meet all our children and staff.  We look forward to working in partnership with Fr. Phillip to contiune to support our young people on their journey of education and faith.  The Wednesday Word for the remainder of the half term can be accessed via the folowing link: http://www.wednesdayword.org/Forthcoming-Resources/

 

Feast Day of St. Matthew - 21st September

Children from St. Matthew's house can come into school on Monday 21st September wearing their own clothes including their house colour which is purple.  Apologies for any confusion caused by the error in the date last week.

Covid 19 Weekly Update

A reminder that Reception parents will need to drop-off their children at 8.45am first and then any other children.  Reception children are then to be collected at 2.55pm. We also ask that parents refrain from gathering together on the school grounds before or after drop off, and to maintain social distancing at all times. Thank you for your continued support.

Latest guidance on what to do if you or your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms

Praise Assembly

Congratulations to the children who have been chosen by their teachers for either Good Work or the Catholic Virtues this week. Well done also to the children of St. John's house who gained the most points this week.

Year Group Good Work Catholic Virtues
Year 1 Rhydian Darcey
Year 2 Louis Lloyd-Lucas
Year 3 Lois Joseph
Year 4 Toby Millie
Year 5 Veronica Isaac P
Year 6 Esme George

Pupil Elections at St. Joseph's

Congratulations to the following children who have been chosen by their peers to be their Class Representatives for 2020-21.

Year 6 Representatives
Head Boy Harry O
Head Girl Emilia
Deputy Head Boy Philip
Deputy Head Girl Esme
Sports Captain Harry G
Sports Captain Violet
Sports Vice Captain Leo C
Sports Vice Captain Phoebe
School Council Chair Yousaf
School Council Vice Chair Elan
School Council Secretary Charlotte
Liturgy Leader Laurence
Liturgy Leader Christy
Liturgy Leader Ben
Year Group Liturgy Leaders School Council Representatives
Year 5 Veronica and Kamran Lola and Tyler
Year 4 Tess and Toby Millie and Jarvis
Year 3 Chloe and Rhodri Clemency and Chris

Dress Code for PE lessons and Sports Clubs

The PE days for each year group are outlined below. If your child participates in a breakfast club which is not on the day of their PE lesson then they will have to bring in their uniform to change afterwards. Thank you for your continued support.

Year PE Day PE Day
Year 1 Thursday Friday
Year 2 Monday Thursday
Year 3 Tuesday Friday
Year 4 Tuesday Friday
Year 5 Monday Wednesday
Year 6 Monday Wednesday

Reading Newsletter

Reading lies at the heart of all we do here at St. Joseph's. To help support reading for pleasure at home please have a look at the Autumn Reading Newsletter on our school website. It has lots of suggested books that will appeal to all of the age groups throughout the school.

DPA Music Lessons from Year 3 up to Year 6

Dudley Performing Arts are making a temporary offer for online music lessons during the first half of next term. This is a one off arrangement and is available for existing students as well as anyone who would like to play an instrument or have singing lessons.  The cost is £7 for a 20 minute individual lesson which includes instrument hire for certain instruments.  You can find out everything you need to know including how to enrol at this website.

 

Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you.  Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.  

Resources to Support Children's Liturgy and Prayer from the Birmingham Diocesan Education Service

At the Birmingham Diocesan Education webiste there is a webpage containing links to Prayer and Learning Resources for both home and school. This includes the CAFOD Virtual Sunday Children's Liturgy and a child's prayer for Spiritual Communion. More resources will be added as they become available. https://www.bdes.org.uk/des-support-for-schools-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your generous love. Please help us to grow in generosity and to do your work in the world with a loving and generous heart. Amen.

Virtues Focus - Curious and Active

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

Pope's Intention for September

The Maritime World: We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

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