Friday 14th February 2020

The Sermon on the Mount

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus teaches us how important it is to follow God's laws; our Catholic schools and parishes try very hard to do the same too.  Jesus stood out a a teacher. Seeing the power and authority of God at work in Jesus' words and actions gave the people confidence in his teachings.  When we have Jesus as our teacher, we are being taught by God. We also thank God for all our teachers and support staff at St. Joseph's, who support our parents, as the primary educators, in supporting every child to be the person God wants them to be and achieve their potential.  Wishing all our children and families an enjoyable half term break.  We look forward to seeing the children return to school on Monday 24th February.

School Uniform and Dress Code Reminder

As in line with school policy, can you please ensure that girls only wear stud earings to school and use simple hair bands or bobbles.  If they are unable to remove their earings independently then please ensure they do not wear these to school on days when PE lessons are taught. No extreme hairstyles and/or tram lines are allowed either.  Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Amy's Coffee Morning - Saturday 15th February 2020

Amy, a former pupil of St. Joseph's School, is organising a coffee morning on Saturday 15th February at Our Lady and All Saints Parish Centre from 10.30am until 1pm.  This is in aid of her fundraising programme to support her to attend the International Girlguiding Event in Peru.  Thank you for your support.

Stourbridge Foodbank Request

Food shortages for the loacl food bacnk are as follows: small jars of coffee, 1L cartons of UHT milk, 1L cartons of fruit juice, biscuits, jam, marmalade, tinned potatoes, instant mash, tinned tomatoes, veg. ready meals, jars of cooking sauces, tinned meat and fish, tinned fruit, rice pudding and custard.  Non-food shortages include: shaving foam, single toothbrushes, shower gel, soap, toothpaste, can openers, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, flannels and sponges.  Thank you for your continued support.

Save the date - PTA Fundraiser -Saturday 21st March 2020

The PTA are holding a fundraiser football match on Saturday 21st March 1pm on the playing fields by school. Kick off 2pm. There will be a parents' football match, kids penalty shoot-out, games, food, drink and fun for all the family. Please come along and join in the fun. Anyone interested in playing, please contact the school office. More details to follow in the coming weeks. Please show your support for this fantastic event. All monies raised by the PTA goes directly to enriching the lives of all our children at St. Joseph's.

Drop-off for Morning Gymnastics Clubs

The school has been informed that the Sport Educators who lead the morning gymnastics sessions are not insured until 8am and therefore children should not be dropped off any earlier for these sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Thank you.

Ash Wednesday Service

Please join us for our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday 26th February at 9.10am as we prepare to embark on our Lenten pilgrimage.  

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work Golden Table
Reception Isla A Daniel Isla L
Year 1 Charlie Will and Louis Lloyd-Lucas
Year 2 Annie Zac Archie
Year 3 Toby Leo Millie
Year 4 Lara Sophie Veronica
Year 5 Christy Gabriel Violet
Year 6 Liam Maddison Cormac

Prayer of the Week

Dear Lord Jesus, please bless all the people in my life who teach me.  Thank you for being my friend and teacher.  Please help me to learn and grow in your love. Amen.

Virtues Focus - Compassionate and Loving

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

Pope's Intention for February

Listen to the Migrants' cries: We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered. 

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