Friday 5th October 2018
CAFOD Family Fast Day - Brighten Up!
Thank you for supporting this year's CAFOD Family Fast Day. I am sure that your child enjoyed the opportunity to wear their own bright clothes today to promote the theme 'Brighten Up.' Thank you also to our Year 5 children, Mrs Lawson and other staff members for leading our whole school assembly this morning and for supporting this CAFOD event too. All the money used from the sale of produce will be donated to CAFOD to help brighten up the future of children and families in need. We have raised a fantastic total of £237.40 plus we have a great deal of items to dontate to the Food Bank too! Thank you for helping our brothers and sisters around the world.
Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal 2018
The chidren across the Stourbridge Learning Partnership will be taking part in this year's Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal. In November, Project Gambia will be shipping a ‘Christmas Shoebox’ to every child who attend the schools they work in: Half Dye, Madiana and The Methodist Special School. Please help us to do this. Your child should have received a flyer today with the details of the items to be included within the shoe box. The deadline for returning the boxes will be confirmed shortly. Thank you for your continued support.
Year 6 Admissions to Secondary School September 2019
A reminder from the Local Authority (Dudley Borough) to parents of children in Year 6. Please submit an application to apply a place for your child for September 2019 by 31st October 2018. This can also be completed online via the following link: www.dudley.gov.uk/admissions or call the Dudley Schools Admissions Service on 0300 555 2345.
Parent Zone has made available a number of guides that focus on 'trending' apps and games that pupils are engaging with. For further details please go to the following website link: https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides
What's On - Updated until the end of the Autumn term
|Wednesday 10th October||World Mental Health Day|
|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|
|Monday 15th October||Booking for Parents' Evening opens - Appointment sheets available in the main entrance.|
|Tuesday 16th October||Reception Open Morning (September 2019)||9.30am-10.30am|
|Tuesday 16th October||Redhill Volleyball Club taster sessions start||4pm-5.30pm|
|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|
|Thursday 1st November||All Saints Day|
|Friday 2nd November||Holy Souls Day|
|Monday 5th November||Autumn term 2 begins|
|7th - 23rd November||Into Film Festival|
|Friday 9th November||Year 2 Remembrance Assembly||10.50am|
|Sunday 11th November||Remembrance Sunday|
|Monday 12th November||Year 6 Confessions||11am|
|Wednesday 14th November||Year 5 Class Mas||9.10am|
|Friday 16th November||Year 6 Retreat to Harvington Hall|
|Wednesday 21st November||Year 6 Class Mass||9.10am|
|Thursday 22nd November||Year 6 Confirmation Meeting for Parents at OLAS||7pm-8.15pm|
|Sunday 25th November||Year 6 Enrolment Mass at OLAS||10.30am|
|Friday 30th November||Year 3 Assembly||9.10am|
|Saturday 1st December||OLAS Christmas Fayre||10.30am|
|Sunday 2nd December||First Sunday of Advent|
|Monday 3rd December||Year 5 Confessions||11am|
|Tuesday 4th December||Music and Mince Pies Performance||9.10am|
|Sunday 9th December||Carol Concert at OLAS||3pm|
|Monday 10th December||Full Academy Committee Meeting||7pm|
|Wednesday 12th December||School Celebration for the Feast Day of St. John - children can wear red this day|
|Thursday 13th December||Reception Nativity||2.15pm|
|Monday 17th December||PTA - Pantomime Performance for children|
|Wednesday 19th December||KS1 Nativity||1.30pm and 6.30pm|
|Friday 21st December||End of term Mass||9.10am|
|Friday 21st December||School Carol Concert||2.45pm|
|Monday 7th January||Spring term begins - children start school||8.45am|
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
|Monday||Multi-skills||Years 1 to 3||8am|
|Monday||Dance SPACE STILL AVAILABLE||Years 3 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||Gymnastics||Years 3 to 6||8am|
|Tuesday||Irish Dancing||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||Tag Rugby Training (until 9th October)||Years 5 and 6||12.50pm-1.20pm|
|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|
RB Gym and Sport Half Term Activity Camps
Our School Sport provider here at St. Joseph's will be running activity camps over the half term holiday from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. There is an early booking discount for the full week's camp at £70. Alternatively, individual camp days can be booked. These camps will be held at Our Lady and St Kenelm Catholic Primary School and Peter's Hill Primary School. To book a place for your child please visit: www.rbgymandsport.co.uk. You should have received a copy of the flyer earlier this week, however, additional copies are available from the school office.
Stourbridge Tennis Club - Half Term Camp
Stourbridge Tennis Club are holding a number of training sessions during half term. The camp will run from 31st October to 2nd November. Camp details as follows: All Day Camp 9am-3pm: £30, Morning Camp 9am-12noon: £17, Afternoon Camp 1pm-3pm: £12, Early Drop Off 8:30am: £2.50. Rackets Can Be Provided. Each Full Day Includes Lunch. Prices Based On Per Person Per Day. For further information please contact either Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755567 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Grant Chapman on 07800 936550 / email@example.com
|Year Group||Catholic Virtues||Good Work|
|Reception||Will||Sofia and Sam|
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 - Family Fast Day
We stillhave space left for the after school Dance club on Monday.
Creator God. In love you give life. In your generosity you create the gifts of the earth. As daughters and sons of the same Father, may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation, especially with those most in need. Give us open hands and loving hearts, so that we take less and give more. We ask that all may benefit from your goodness, and share in the fullness of life you have promised. Amen.
Pope's Intentions for October
Evangelisation: The Mission of Religious. That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.