Friday 25th January 2019
Coming of the Holy Spirit
This Sunday we welcome Bishop David McGough back to the Parish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our Year 6 pupils. The Confirmandi have been working hard to prepare for this wonderful occasion which recognises these young people as full members of the Church community. We thank our staff, sponsors and parents who have supported our young people in their continued journey of faith. This Sunday's Gospel reminds us about spreading the Good News (Gospel) to all people. At Pentecost, Jesus' disciples were filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News. May our Confirmandi be given the strength and courage to be witnesses to Jesus through their words and actions too. Please keep these children in your prayers.
Nut Allergies in School
Please be aware that some children in school have a nut allergy. Please be vigilant to check food labels on snacks, lunch box items and any food items sent in to school.
PE and School Sport Update
Congratulations to the team of 11 children from Years 5 and 6 who represented St. Joseph's at yesterday's Primary Sportshall Athletics Competition at OSH School. It was a very closely contested event and St. Joseph's were placed 3rd out of 11 teams. Unfortunately, only the top two teams progress onto the Dudley finals. Well done to the team for being great ambassadors of the school.
Year 4 Cake Sale
Thank you for your generosity in supporting Year 4's cake sale to raise funds for the "Build a Brick" campaign for Project Gambia. Congratulations to Year 4 who have raised £78.37.
Vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor
We have a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor, Monday to Friday 12.00pm-1.25pm each day. If you are interested or know someone who might be contact the school office for more details.
Donations of girls' clothes
St. Chad's Sanctuary is a place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Their aim is to make people welcome through the provision of practical support, English classes and welfare support. They URGENTLY need donations of good quality girls' clothing aged between 7 and 11. Please bring any donations to the school office for collection by Friday 1st February. Many thanks for your continued support for those in need.
|Year Group||Catholic Virtues||Good Work|
|Reception Class||Tabitha||Lucas and Emily|
|Year 3||Isaac G||Veronica|
|Year 6||At Church||At Church|
What's On - Spring term 2019
|Sunday 27th January||Year 6 Sacrament of Confirmation||1pm|
|Wednesday 30th January||Reception Class Mass||9.10am|
|Tuesday 5th February||Safer Internet Day - Together for a better internet|
|Wednesday 6th February||Year 3 Class Mass||9.10am|
|Wednesday 6th February||Dudley Inter School Maths Competition for Years 3 and 4|
|Thursday 7th February||Tempest whole class photographs||am|
|Thursday 7th February||Year 3 First Holy Communion Session for Parents at OLAS||7pm|
|Saturday 9th February||Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Session at OLAS||10.30am|
|Sunday 10th February||Year 3 First Holy Communion Enrolment Mass at OLAS||10.30am|
|Monday 11th February||Full Academy Committee Meeting||7pm|
|Tuesday 12th February||Year 1 Assembly||9.10am|
|Wednesday 13th February||Year 4 Class Mass||9.10am|
|Thursday 14th February||Year 5 Pyramid Concert with Hagley Catholic High School||pm|
|Friday 15th February||Dudley Primary Gymnastics Competition at Leasowes||am|
|Friday 15th February||Finish school for half term break||3.15pm|
|Monday 25th February||School INSET Day - children not in school on this day|
|Tuesday 26th February||Spring term 2 starts for children||8.45am|
|Wednesday 27th February||Dudley Inter School Maths Competition for Years 5 and 6|
|Thursday 28th February||Year 3 First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS||7pm|
|Saturday 2nd March||Year 3 First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS||10.30am|
|Sunday 3rd March||Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS||10.30am|
|Tuesday 5th March||SLP Unity Service at St. James' Church||am|
|Wednesday 6th March||Ash Wednesday Service||9.10am|
|Thursday 7th March||Year 3 First Confession at OLAS||6.30pm|
|Monday 11th March||Gospel Assembly - Fr. Hudson's Appeal|
|Monday 11th March||Year 5 Confessions||11am|
|Tuesday 12th March||Parents' Evening||3.30pm-5.30pm|
|Wednesday 13th March||Year 2 Class Mass||9.10am|
|Wednesday 13th March||Dudley Area Finals - Tag Rugby||am|
|Wednesday 13th March||Parents' Evening||5pm-7pm|
|Monday 18th March||Year 4 Confessions||11am|
|Tuesday 19th March||St. Joseph's Feast Day Mass||2pm|
|Monday 25th March||Year 6 Confessions||11am|
|Wednesday 27th March||Year 1 Class Mass||9.10am|
|Thursday 28th March||Year 3 First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS||7pm|
|Saturday 30th March||Year 3 First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS||10.30am|
|Sunday 31st March||Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS||10.30am|
|Monday 1st April||Full Academy Committee Meeting||7pm|
|Tuesday 2nd April||Years 3 and 4 Production||6.30pm|
|Wednesday 3rd April||St. Mark's Feast Day - children of this House can wear blue|
|Wednesday 3rd April||Years 3 and 4 Production||6.30pm|
|Friday 12th April||End of term Mass||9.10am|
|w/c Monday 15th April||Holy Week|
|Friday 19th April||Good Friday|
|Sunday 21st April||Easter Sunday|
|Monday 29th April||Start of the Summer term for children|
Fizz Free February
‘Fizz Free February is coming to Dudley for the first time, will you be making the pledge to #gofizzfree?
Could you and your family give up fizzy drinks for February?
Out of School Hours Activities
|Monday||Multi-skills||Years 1 to 3||8am|
|Monday||Cross Country||Years 4 to 6||12.30pm|
|Tuesday||Gymnastics||Years 3 to 6||8am|
|Tuesday||Irish Dancing||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||Play Leader Training||Years 5 and 6||12.50pm-1.20pm|
|Wednesday||Multi-skills||Years 4 to 6||8am|
|Wednesday||Cross Country||Years 4 to 6||12.30pm|
|Wednesday||Football (mixed)||Years 3 and 4||12.45pm|
|Thursday||Gymnastics||Years 1 and 2||8am|
|Thursday||School Football Team (mixed)||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|
Virtues Focus - Eloquent and Truthful
Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Prayer of the Week
Pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come; through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Pope's Intention for January
Evangelization - Young People:
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.