Friday 21st September 2018

International Peace Day and Feast of St. Matthew

'Peace One Day' is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1999. In 2001 due to the efforts of this organisation the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September - Peace Day. Let us think about those around the world who may be persecuted because of their faith or belief. Who can you go to Mass for to support the persecuted Christians around the globe? For further information about 'Peace One Day' go to: To support the 'Aid to the Church in Need' go to: Today is also the feast day of St. Matthew. He was a tax collector when he was summoned by Jesus. As an apostle he accompanied Jesus until the time of His Passion and witnessed His Resurrection. He was also present at the Ascension and was the author of the first book of the New Testament. He lived out a life of service. We too are called through the love of God to serve each other. Family and school life become more joyful when we follow Jesus' example and live as God intends.

What's On

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 and Commitment Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Monday 1st October Little Way Week
Monday 1st October Fourth Anniversary of the formation of St. Nicholas Owen CMAC
Wednesday 3rd October Year 2 Class Mass 9.10am
Friday 5th October CAFOD Harvest Fast Day and Year 5 Class Assembly 9.10am
Wednesday 10th October Year 4 Class Mass 9.10am
Thursday 11th October School Games Tag Rugby Competition am
Friday 12th October INSET Day 2 - no children in school on this day
Saturday 13th October Hagley Catholic High School Open Day 9am-12noon
Monday 15th October Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Tuesday 16th October Reception Open Morning (September 2019) 9.30am-10.30am
Thursday 18th October Feast Day of St Luke - children can wear green on this day
Tuesday 23rd October Parents' Evening 3.30pm-5.30pm
Wednesday 24th October Parents' Evening 5pm-7pm
Friday 26th October PTA Children's Disco R and KS1 6pm-7pm and KS2 7.15pm-8.15pm
Friday 26th October End of Autumn term 1
Half term Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November
Monday 5th November Autumn term 2 begins

Read Write Inc. Parents' Session

We will be holding a Read Write Inc. Phonics session led by the school's consultant Mrs Derby. The session will take place in the school hall on Wednesday 26th September starting at 6.30pm. This session is open to any parents in Reception and Key Stage 1.

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. 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.

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

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Charlie Gabriella & Theo
Year 1 Annabel Georgia
Year 2 Arianna Oscar
Year 3 Isla Max
Year 4 Harry O Kieran
Year 5 Theo Lisa
Year 6 Erica Phillippa

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. There is a two hour limit at the Aldi car park as an alternative.

Autumn Craft and Gift Fair at St James' School

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.

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 - St. Matthew

Almighty God, who by the hand of Matthew the evangelist, has given to your church the gospel of Jesus Christ Your Son. We thank you for this witness and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth through Jesus Christ Our Lord. 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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