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Friday 5th July 2019

God's Kingdom on Earth

This Sunday's Gospel reading reminds us that Jesus came to establish a kingdom.  With Jesus' blessing, his friends are sent on an urgent mission to all who will listen.  The disciples were tasked with announcing the good news of God's kingdom - to make present God's blessing of peace and healing.  The Church invites us all to enter into God's kingdom and to help it to grow here on earth.  Everywhere we go, we can spread either gossip or peace, either hurt or God's healing - the healing which Jesus brought as he went round the countryside.  We may not be able to heal physically, but we can spread the healing of peace in our communities.

Pupil Supervision - Staff Car Park

Please be aware that staff and other visitors may be parking their vehicles on the staff car park up until around 8.45am when Mr Dixon will monitor access via the drive.  Children must be supervised at all times and should be running around any parked vehicles.  Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Head lice Guidance

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact. There is nothing that you can do to prevent headlice. You can help stop them spreading by wet or dry combing regularly to catch them early. NHS advice on the treatment of head lice can be found at the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

Treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You should check everyone in the house and start treating anyone who has head lice on the same day. There is no need to keep your child off school or wash laundry on a hot wash. Do not use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice.  They can irritate the scalp.

Praise Assembly

Class Good Work
Reception Xanthe and Jude
Year 1 Riley
Year 2 Toby
Year 3 Isla
Year 4 Harry G
Year 5 David
Year 6 Daisy and Lucia

Out of School Hours Activities

Day Activity Year Group Time
Monday Multi-skills Years 1 to 3 8am
Monday Girls' Football Training Years 4 to 6 12.20pm
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 Years 3 and 4 12.50pm
Thursday Gymnastics Years 1 and 2 8am
Thursday High 5 Netball Years 4 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Friday I'm an Archer 9 Years 3 to 6 8am
Friday Football Years 5 and 6 12.20pm
Friday Football Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.45pm

Race for Jude - In memory of Mrs Mooney

Thank you to everyone who kindly sponsored the children who participated in this wonderful event. So far we have raised an amazing £1102.60 to support Mrs Marrey's son, Jude ,with vital equipment he needs.If you haven't returned your form please do so by Friday 12th July.

Walk Once a Week Update

During the month of June, 124 children earned the activity badge for walking, cycling or scooting to school at least once per week.  The aim is to exceed our highest total so far of 150 which was achieved back in April.  Please continue to support this programme to help support the children's readniess for school and also in achieivng the Chief Medical Officer's target for 5 to 15 year olds of 60 minutes of physical activity each day.  We have received funding to continue the programme next academic year.  Our WOW Coordinator will be speaking with the children in September to relaunch the programme. 

Summer Activity Camps at St. Joseph's

On Thursday, your child should have brought home a flyer about the new Activity Camps which will be taking place at St. Joseph's School over the summer holidays (Monday22nd July to Friday 30th August).  This is being led by the company which we use for the majority of our clubs, PE curriculum support, Active Maths and Balance Ability programmes - RB Gym and Sport.  Contact details for further information as follows: 0121 695 1394 / www.rbgymandsport.co.uk / info@rbgymandsport.co.uk.

Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club Open Day - Saturday 6th July (10am-4pm)

All are welcome to the tennis and squash finals day on Saturday 6th July.  Fancy trying tennis, racketball or squash?  Free adult and junior coaching, fun and games.  All day BBQ.

Stourbridge Tennis Club Summer Camps

Three Summer Camps for children of all ages and abilities will take place during the holidays on the following dates: 31st July, 1st and 2nd August; 21st, 22nd and 23rd August; 28th, 29th and 30th August.  Please contact Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755567 or Grant Chapman on 07800 936550. 

Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic

Children in St. Joseph's School are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Prayer of the Week

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

Pope's Intention for July

That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

For school dates please refer to 'Calendar' on the school website

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