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School News | Friday 28th February 2020

Lent and St Joseph’s Penny Boxes

Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is one of the most important times of the year for many Christians around the world. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday 26th Feb) and finishes on Thursday 9th April – 3 days before Easter Sunday.

With Lent in mind, today your child will bring home a St Joseph’s Penny Donation Box. This is one of Caritas’ Diocese of Salford’s special charities that began in 1904.

The idea was that children within the diocese would raise money for other children faced with poverty, inequality and injustice. Any donations will be gratefully received.

Please can all boxes be returned by Friday 10th April.

Year of the Word

This week in the run up to Lent we have focused on kindness and why it is important to look for the goodness in people and to show forgiveness. We also looked at why Jesus tells us to “go the extra mile” and why we should “love our enemies”.

On Ash Wednesday we presented ourselves to have ashes placed on our foreheads as a sign of repentance – as Lent is a time for change and to become more like Christ in every aspect of ourselves. Please ask your child about what they have learned.

Diary Dates:

  • Class 7 Assembly | Friday 6th March | All welcome
  • EYFS Learning Journeys | Monday 9th March
  • Sports Relief Day | Friday 13th March
  • Class 5 Assembly | Friday 20th March | All welcome
  • Drop In and EYFS Learning Journeys | Monday 23rd March
  • Stations of the Cross at Church | Tuesday 24th March
  • Theme Work Celebration | Wednesday 25th March (TBC)

PE Kits

Please can you ensure your child has the correct indoor and outdoor PE kits in school. Indoor kit: white T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Outdoor kit: tracksuit, white T-shirt and trainers.

Football Tournaments

On Monday 2nd March, the School Football Team will be playing in the quarter finals of the Hartley Plate at Hameldon Community College. 

On Tuesday 3rd March, the school team will also compete in a tournament organised by Blessed Trinity at the Prairie.

We wish them good luck and we are sure they will do the school proud.

CAFOD Soup Lunches

St John’s Church will again be holding a Soup Lunch every Friday for 6 weeks at 12.30pm following Mass at noon starting on Friday 6th March until Good Friday (10th April).

Lunch consists of soup, bread and tea or coffee for just £2.50. Please call along – all proceeds go to CAFOD to help support the world’s poorest people.

Stations of the Cross

Father David has confirmed Tuesday 24th March for Stations of the Cross. We will be visiting Church for the Stations of the Cross Mass at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Sports Relief

Sports Relief is on Friday 13th March this year. There will be lots of events and activities happening in School – further information to follow.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Samanta Stonkute
C2 – Zara Arshad
C3 – Holly Burton
C4 – Sophia Alviz
C5 – Olivia Coates
C6 – Lucy Currie
C7 – Wiktoria Skraba
C8 – Mughees Butt
C9 – Abbie Hayhurst

Writers of the Week:

C1 – James Townend
C2 – Reece Halstead
C3 – Maia Lacy
C4 – Vivienne McCarthy
C5 – Bella Thomas
C6 – Honey Jones
C7 – Olivia Lim
C8 – Aailyah Alam
C9 – Charlie Foxcroft

Best Attendance – C9

House of the Week – St Andrew

Golden Boot – CL 1 & 9

Healthy Eater – Mia Quimpo

Headteachers Card – Olivia Lim

Corona Virus Leaflet

You can download the latest NHS guidelines leaflet for Corona Virus below.