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Friday 23rd October 2020

The Power of Love

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that our love for God is also made known through the way that we love others. Whenever we love and care for one another we can be sure that God is with us. These are God's greatest commandments: to love God, our neighbour and ourselves. During these unusual times, we can forget to love and look after ourselves.  Unfortunately, when we forget to do this we can become withdrawn, depressed, lonely and perhaps feel unloved by others.  The wellbeing of adults as well as young people is so important too especially with all the pressures of life.  Further details about 24-7 support in our locality can be found below.  Remember it is important to talk to someone.

 

Autumn Term Parent Consultation

Today, you will receive a push notifcation via the School Life App, which will alert you to check your emails for your child's Autumn term report.   As mentioned in the letter sent out earlier this week, this will provide parents with an overview on how the children have settled back into school life as well as the academic achievements and targets for the year ahead.  We hope you find this a positive alternative under the current climate of restrictions.  Next term, we are hoping to be able to offer either face-to-face sessions or possibly consultations using Microsoft Teams.  If you do have any queries about your child's report then please contact the school via the 'info' email address. We wish every member of our school community a happy and relaxed half term break.  School will reopen on Monday 2nd November to all children.

Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal

Thank you to everyone who has supported the ‘Christmas Shoebox’ appeal to help the children who live in Kotusilo and also the children who attend the schools at Half Dye, Hanne Vibe and Spring of Life. We hope to be able to share some images of the children receiving their gift boxes later on this term.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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. 

Year Group Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Erin Seth
Year 1 Oscar Grace
Year 2 Sam Grace
Year 3 Ethan Archie
Year 4 Benjie James
Year 5 Sophie Hermione
Year 6 Christy Philip

Your Sport Football Club for Years 1 & 2 and Years 3 & 4

We are pleased to announce that the start of the 'Your Sports' football after school clubs will commence from Monday 2nd November.  Your child will have received a flyer with further details today, if you would like your child to particpate in this activity then please complete and return the consent form by Friday 23rd October.  The Years 1 and 2 sessions take place on Mondays from 3.15pm until 4.15pm, and the Years 3 and 4 sessions are on Fridays from 3.15pm until 4.45pm.

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.  

Rainbow Hour

Please click on the following link for a Halloween special version of the Rainbow Book for families and pupils to complete during half term week  

www.blackcountryrainbowhour.co.uk

#blackcountryrainbowhour

 

Remembrance Day

As we are unable to sell poppies in school next term, we thought we could still support this charity and mark this event by asking the children to wear red to school on Wednesday 11th November and donating £1.00 per child.

 

                                                            

Our Lady and All Saints

There will be an adoration, Rosary, and Benediction on Sunday 1st November at 3pm and as it is All Souls day on Monday 2nd November, Father Philip will celebrate Mass at 9am, 12.30pm and 7pm.

Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word

Dear Lord Jesus, help us to love others as we love ourselves. Please help us to see that other people have needs too, and to love you through loving them. 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 October

The Laity's Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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