Thursday 29th March 2018

The End of our Lenten Journey

Jesus' entire life was a journey to the cross. He was born to die, and by dying he destroyed our death and by rising restored our life. Holy Week invites us to survey the cross: to ponder, pray and reflect on the glory of Jesus' death which won for us every spiritual blessing. We boast on the cross, rejoice in it and thank God for sending Jesus to die for our sins. In baptism we were immersed into Jesus' death and resurrection, and by God's grace we no longer love for ourselves but for Him who dies and rose for us.

The Celebration of Jesus' Resurrection

Easter Sunday reminds us that Jesus offers each one of us a share in his everlasting life and eternal happiness. On behalf of all the Staff and Academy Committee Members I would like to wish all our pupils and their families a happy Easter. Let this be a time to celebrate Easter together and to make this a special occasion to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.

What's On

Monday 16th April Summer term begins for pupils
Wednesday 18th April 9·10am Whole School Mass
Wednesday 18th April 2.45pm School Nurse Drop in
Thursday 19th April 4pm SLP Cross Country Competition Round 3 (Brindley Heath)
Sunday 22nd April Day of Prayer for Vocations
Monday 23rd April - Friday 27th April 3.15-4.00pm School Book Fair
Monday 23rd April 11 Year 4 Confessions
Monday 23rd April Tennis Taster Sessions (Years 2 to 6)
Tuesday 24th April 7pm SNOMAC Mass of Thanksgiving for Staff, Academy Committee Members and Directors
Wednesday 25th April 2.15pm St. Mark's House Mass
Thursday 26th April 3.50pm School Football Fixture v Gigmill Primary
Thursday 26th April 7pm First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS
Saturday 28th April 10.30am First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS Parish Centre
Sunday 29th April 10.30am First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS
Monday 30th April Bikeability for Years 3 and 5
Tuesday 1st May Bikeability for Years 3 and 5
Tuesday 1st May 9.10am Year 1 Class Assembly
Tuesday 1st May Feast of St Joseph the Worker
May 2018 Key Stage 1 Statutory Test Adminstration Period
Wednesday 2nd May 9.10am Year 5 Class Mass
Thursday 3rd May 1.30pm Year 6 Transition Session with Hagley Catholic High School
Monday 7th May Bank Holiday
Thursday 10th May 9.10am Whole School Mass - Soilemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Thursday 10th May TBC PTA Indulgence Evening
w/c Monday 14th May Year 6 Statutory Assessment Week
w/c Monday 14th May Walk to School Week
Sunday 20th May Pentecost Sunday
Monday 21st May 7pm Full Academy Committee Meeting
Tuesday 22nd May # PTA Bags2School
Tuesday 22nd May 1.30pm Year 6 Transition Session with Hagley Catholic High School
Tuesday 22nd May 2.15pm Reception Class Mass
Wednesday 23rd May Hagley Catholic High School Mass Band
Friday 25th May School INSET Day 5 (no pupils in school on this day)
Monday 4th June Summer term 2 begins

Dudley Family Investigation Service - Easter Activities and Events

If you would like to find out about what activities are on offer during the Easter break around the Stourbridge Township then please go to the Dudley Family Information Service website for more details:

Lunchtime Sports Clubs

Monday Years 4 - 6 Cross Country (Mr Carry)
Tuesday Years 4 - 6 Football/ Competition Preparation (Mr Taylor)
Wednesday Years 3 and 4 Football Training (Your Sport)
Thursday Years 4 to 6 Cross Country (Mr Carry)
Friday Years 5 to 6 Football Training (Your Sport)

St. Joseph's PTA

A huge THANK YOU to the PTA for all their support at school events, we could not go ahead without you. The PTA are always looking for new members, please come along to the next meeting if you can, or alternatively pop into the school office and let them know you are interested in helping. The next PTA event will be our annual Summer Fayre, Saturday 14th July 2018, if you can spare an hour or two to help it would be greatly appreciated.

School Funding Cuts

There will be a meeting for parents of Stourbridge children regarding the potential cuts to school funding. This will be by Mrs Middleton, Head teacher of Rufford Primary School and NAHT Branch Representative. The meeting will be held at Rufford Primary School on Wednesday 25th April at 2.15pm. Refreshments will be available upon arrival.

Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic

Pupils at St. Joseph's School 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. Intentional means planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to. Prophetic means spreading the word of God through how we live our lives.

Prayer of the Week (Wednesday Word)

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for this Sunday's wonderful celebration of your resurrection. Please bless my family with new life throughout the great season of Easter. Amen.

Pope's Intentions for March

Say "No" to Corruption - That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Book Fair

Our next Book Fair will be held on Monday 23rd April until Friday 27th April - 3.15-4.00pm. Booklets have been sent out this week with further details. World Book Day £1 book tokens can be redeemed against purchases. Please come and support this event .

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