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Friday 6th November 2020

Temporary School Closure

On behalf of all at St. Joseph's, I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused as a result of the temporary closure of the school.  I would like to reassure all parents that the school did follow all Government guidance as set out in the risk assessment. The regrettable decision to close the school was made based upon the advice both from the Department for Education and Public Health England. We appreciate and understand the difficulties the closure of the school has placed upon working families and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the school, home and parish in the future.

Knowledge Speaks but Wisdom Listens

Wisdom is a gift from God which helps us to see things more clearly and make the right choices in life.  In this Sunday’s Gospel, five bridesmaids were sensible and wise. The other five were foolish – they were unprepared. The wise bridesmaids’ brightly lit lamps – filled with oil – can remind us of the light the bridesmaids brought into the world through their faith and good works. The bridegroom represents Jesus and the wedding feast represents the kingdom of heaven. Because of their wisdom, the five sensible bridesmaids prepared well for the wedding and experienced all the joys of the wedding feast, that is, the joys of the kingdom of heaven. Loving our neighbour as ourselves is a powerful way to show that we are growing in wisdom. For this week's Wednesday Word, please click the following link: https://www.paperturn-view.com/uk/wednesday-word/wisdom?pid=MTA101634&v=8.8

Remote Learning Arrangements

You will have received a letter on Thursday evening regarding the launch of the new Remote Learning facility via the School Life platform.  This will be accessed through the landing page on the school website.  Select the 'Remote Learning' tab and then the appropriate year group.  Parents and children will then be able to view the remote learning planned.  A designated year group email has been created in order for parents/children to feedback for work-related questions only.  This will be reviewed by your child's class teacher. The class email addresses are as follows: Receptio@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk, year1@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk, year2@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk, yearthree@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk, year4@st-jo-st.dudley,sch.uk, year5@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk and year6@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk.

For any other questions or queries please use the info@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk  Thank you

Remembrance Service at Hagley Catholic High School

We are delighted to be able to join the staff and students from Hagley  as they lead us in a Remembrance Day Service on Wednesday 11th November from 10.50am . The service will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will include the last post, the two minutes' silence, a reading and prayers. The stream can be accessed on the day using this link: https://youtu.be/ypUeKEFBiZ8

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

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.  

Our Lady and All Saints - Daily Live streaming of Masses

Due to the arrangments of the national lockdown which came into force yesterday, there will not be any further Class Masses for children in school.  Fr. Philip will livestream daily Masses from OLAS Church at 10am from Tuesday to Friday so that our school community can join together with the parish when appropriate.

Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to grow in wisdom, to be kind and loving, and so one day to share with you in all the joys of heaven. Amen.

 

Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be: Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and Prophetic in the example they set to others.

Pope's Intention for November

Artificial Intelligence
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

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