Friday 14th September 2018

Adoremus - Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament

On Tuesday afternoon, through the power of technology, our school along with thousands of other children from across the Archdiocese of Birmingham joined with Archbishop Bernard in prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. Fr Des was also able to join us and brought a beautifully ornate monstrance which displayed the Blessed Lord too. We are all called to renew this supreme moment when we can pray before the Lord in adoration. The Aid to the Church in Need are calling to all Christians to go to Mass or Adoration for someone who is unable for many different reasons. For further information please go to the following website:

Home-School-Parish Agreement

Today your child will be bringing home today a copy of our revised version of our Home-School-Parish agreement. A real strength of this school from feedback by all stakeholders is the strong community feel and partnership that exists. This agreement affirms all our commitment at the beginning of a new school year to support every child through their education and faith journey here at St. Joseph's. Please read through, sign and return the agreement on Monday 17th September. One way that you can help all members of our school community would be through supporting the PTA and the events organised throughout the year. Mr Carry and the PTA will be meeting together here at St. Joseph's on Thursday 20th September starting at 7.30pm. You are very welcome to come along.

School Uniform Reminder - Physical Education

Please ensure that your child is able to take out any earrings before taking part in PE and School Sport. For younger children it is advisable to not allow them to wear earrings on the days when they have PE in school. For further information please read our PE policy which is available on the school website.

School Nurse Drop-in Sessions

Our School Nurse, Mrs Julie Price, will be holding the first of our parent drop-in sessions here at St. Joseph's on Wednesday 19th September from 8.30am. If you have any concerns about your child's health then please come along. No appointments are necessary. A further date will be arranged later on this term.

What's On

Wednesday 19th September School Nurse Drop In 8.30am
Thursday 20th September Feast Day of St. Matthew - children come into school in house colour (purple)
Thursday 20th September PTA AGM at St. Joseph's - all welcome 7.30pm
Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September School Book Fair 3.15pm
Tuesday 25th September Wecome Assembly for Reception (with Year 6) 9.10am
Wednesday 26th September Read Write Inc. Parents' Session 6.30pm
Friday 28th September Macmillan Coffee Morning 9.15am-10.30am
Friday 28th September Dahlicious Dress Up Day - please bring in £1 to support Macmillan
Sunday 30th September Reception Welcome Mass at OLAS 10.30am

Out of School Hours Activities

Day Activity Year Group Time
Monday Multi-skills Years 1 to 3 8am
Tuesday Gymnastics Years 3 to 6 8am
Tuesday Irish Dancing Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Wednesday Multi-skills Years 4 to 6 8am
Wednesday Football (mixed) Years 3 and 4 12.45pm
Thursday Gymnastics Years 1 and 2 8am
Thursday School Football Team Years 4 to 6 12.45pm
Thursday High 5 Netball (mixed) Years 4 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Friday Football (mixed) Years 5 and 6 12.45pm
Friday Football (mixed) Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.45pm

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Dahlicious Dress Up Day

On Friday 28th September we will be holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer from 9.15am until 10.30am. Please bring any donations of cakes/biscuits during the latter part of this week. The children will be able to purchase a cake at break time on this day too. Also on this day we will be holding a 'Dahlicious Dress Up Day' in support of Macmillan. Children wearing a costume of their favourite Roald Dahl character are asked to bring in £1. A letter with further details was sent out earlier this week. For ideas on costumes please go to the following link:

Reception 2019 Open Morning for Parents

On Tuesday 16th October we will be holding an Open Morning for parents of Reception children for September 2019. This will take place in the school hall from 9.30am until 10.30am. Please encourage any friends and family members with children who are due to start Reception in September to come along. Thank you.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Emily Whole Class
Year 1 Rhodri Amelia
Year 2 Nancy Megan
Year 3 Holly Lara
Year 4 Violet Yousaf
Year 5 Phoebe E Teddy
Year 6 Aidan Elisabeth

Parking at Our Lady and All Saints Parish Church

A reminder that due to ongoing building work at OLAS, there are limited spaces available for parking. Please be mindful of this when we hold our Reception Welcome and Commitment Mass on Sunday 28th September. The parish are currently liaising with other local businesses to assess whether further parking is available nearby. There is a two hour limit at the Tesco car park as an alternative.

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair

On Saturday 29th September, a craft and gift fair is being held at St. James' CE Primary School (DY8 4RU) between 10am and 3pm. There will be a wide range of handmade craft and gift stalls - perfect for early Christmas shopping! There will be cakes and refreshments served all day too. This event is being held to help support local Scouts who have been selected to represent West Mercia at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in America.

Access to School Life App

Next week a letter will be sent to parents with instructions on how to upload an App to access the School website via the platform School Life. This will allow parents to read notifications and newsletters via a smart phone in addition to a PC or tablet.

Virtues Focus - Compassionate and Loving

Pupils at St. Joseph's are compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

Prayer of the Week

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to understand and to know you - to listen to your words and to follow your way. Amen.

Pope's Intentions for September

Universal: Young People in Africa. That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

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