Friday 15th June 2018

Happy Father's Day

Thank you for your contributions to the PTA Father's Sale earlier this week and also to our team of volunteers who supported in organising this event for the children. We give thanks to our fathers, husbands, grandfathers and think of those who are no longer with us. In this Sunday's Gospel we are reminded how we can help to grow God's kingdom, our heavenly father, here on earth. Jesus was a fantastic story teller and we are reminded about the parable of the mustard seed which is the foundation of our Catholic virtues across the Archdiocese in Birmingham. Each child, made in the image and likeness of Christ, should grow and develop to their God-given potential with support from the school, parents and parish. Let us consider ways in which we can live out God's kingdom here on earth through our words and actions - to love God and each other more each day.

Soccer Aid Playground Challenge - Thank you

Thank you to our Year 5 pupils who supported Mr Carry in organising the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge event last Friday. A total of £191.80 has been raised which will be doubled by the Government. This means that we have helped to raise enough money for UNICEF to buy a water pump for a village of school. The official football match on Sunday evening was also played in a good spirit with England beating the Rest of the World team during an intense penalty shoot out. Overall a grand total of £5,540,249 has been raised by this event nationally which will support so many of our brothers and sisters around the world.

Father Hudson's Good Shepherd Appeal - Thank you

Thank you to the whole school community for supporting this year's Father Hudson's Appeal. We have raised a grand total of £717.76 which exceeded our target of £500. Your continued generosity is appreciated.

School Football Result

Congratulations to our School Football Team who beat Pedmore Primary School in a friendly fixture 7-1 last Friday. There is also a girls' football fixture planned against Gigmill Primary School on Wednesday 27th June.

Drop off and Collection Concerns

The school has received a further complaint regarding the driving and parking in the car park at drop off and collection times. Please be mindful of children crossing the car park. We are very fortunate to have a facility like this in place rather than having to park in the local vicinity. Please work with us to ensure all users are safe but especially our children. Thank you.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Lois Annie and Chloe
Year 1 Leila Millie
Year 2 Tyler and Oskar Isaac P and Isaac G
Year 3 Noah Fin C
Year 4 Freya Phoebe C
Year 5 Patrick Whole Class
Year 6 Whitemoor Lakes Whitemoor Lakes

What's On

Saturday 16th June 11am Year 3 First Holy Communion at OLAS
Sunday 17th June Father's Day
Monday 18th June Year 5 Confessions
Monday 18th June 2.15pm Year 1 Class Mass
Wednesday 20th June Dudley Inter School Maths Competition Finals
Wednesday 20th June Year 6 Road Safety Presentation
Wednesday 20th June 6.30pm New Reception Parents' Meeting
Friday 22nd June 6pm-7.30pm Year 3 First Holy Communion Party at St. Joseph's
Friday 24th June 10.30am Year 3 Mass of Thanksgiving at OLAS
w/c Monday 25th June National School Sport Week
Monday 25th June Hagley Catholic Hgh School Music Tour
Tuesday 26th June Key Stage 2 Music Festival at OSH School
Wednesday 27th June Healthy Active Lifestyle Day
Thursday 28th June 9.15am Reception School Games Event
Thursday 28th June 11am Key Stage 1 School Games Event
Thursday 28th June 1.30pm Key Stage 2 School Games Event
Friday 29th June 9.10am Mass for the Feast day of Ss. Peter and Paul

World Cup Themed Lunch - Monday 18th June

To coincide with England's World Cup journey in Russia this Summer, the kitchen staff will be organising themed lunches. This Monday as England play their first game against Tunisia, there will be a football themed menu available. This will include Jack Butland Burgers and Gary Cahill Hotdogs! The cost of this boxed lunch is £2.30. Please contact the school office if you would like to order a lunch for your child. Thank you.

Lunchtime Sports Clubs

Monday Years 3 to 6 Kwik Cricket (Mr Carry)
Tuesday Year 5 Play Leader Training (Mr Taylor)
Wednesday Years 3 and 4 Football Training (Your Sport)
Thursday Years 3 to 6 Girls' Football Training (Mr Carry)
Friday Years 5 and 6 Football Training (Your Sport)

Dudley Family Information Service - Family Events

There are some big family events taking place during June & July for Under 5's and also for the whole family to enjoy, so I have outlined some of these below for you to view:

Under 5's Events:

•Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 June - Under 5's Day Picnic Party At Dudley Zoo:

•Friday 29 June - Himley Under 5's Fun Day:

•Wednesday 11 July - Baby Festival Under 5's Day at Baggeridge:

Events for the Whole Family

•Sunday 1 July - Armed Forces Day at Himley:

•Saturday 23 June - Saturday 29 July - The Black Country Festival 2018 Events:

All other events can be found on our website, if you click on the 'Events - what's on' section, the information will be on there. Any further activities and events we hear throughout the year will be uploaded onto our directory, so it's always worth checking this out on a regular basis.

Virtues Focus - Attentive and Discerning

Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about their choices they make and the effects of those choices.

Prayer of the Week (Wednesday Word)

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your love and care. Please help us to build up your kingdom in our hearts and in the world - to do your work on earth with love and care for all. Amen.

Pope's Intentions for June

Universal: Social Networks. That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

PTA Summer Fayre - Saturday 14th July - 12-3pm

CALLING ALL PARENTS - We need your help. Our Summer Fayre is fast approaching and we have stalls that still need covering. Dad's, we need help setting up from 9am. If anyone can spare half hour to cover a stall , please contact your Class Rep. To make this year's Summer Fayre a success we need everyone to pull together. All proceeds raised go to enriching your children's school experience. Thank you for your support.

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