Friday 4th September 2020
A Positive Start to a New School Year
Thank you to all our parents for their support and patience in what has been a busy summer break in preparation for our children to return to school. It was wonderful to welcome back so many happy and smiling children on Thursday. Please remember which entrance and exit point your family has been allocated along with the timings to ensure a more fluent and safe entry and exit for our children. Thank you.
Dress Code for PE lessons
A reminder that on your child's PE day that they can wear their PE kit, tracksuit and trainers in order to reduce the number of personal items being brought into school. The days for each year group are outlined below.
|Year||PE Day||PE Day|
Latest Government guidance for parents for this term (updated 1st September 2020)
The Government has published updated guidance for parents and carers to support with children returning to school. This can be found via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term
Saying Farewell to Fr. Des this weekend
A reminder that it is Fr. Des' last weekend in our parish. Please watch a Mass via the following live stream at either 5pm Saturday, 8.30 am or 10.30 am Sunday. https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/our-lady-all-saints
Fr Des was such an inspirational and heart-warming parish priest who has been part of our community for the last four and a half years.
Purchasing School Uniform
We now have new stocks of uniform please place your orders via ParentPay. If you have not activated your ParentPay account email the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Username and Password.
|Sweatshirt||£ 9.00||Polo Shirt||£ 7.50|
|Cardigan||£11.00||Book Bag||£ 5.50|
|PE Shorts||£ 5.00||PE Top||£ 6.00|
Dudley Performing Arts are making a temporary offer for online music lessons during the first half of next term. This is a one off arrangement and is available for existing students as well as anyone who would like to play an instrument or have singing lessons. The cost is £7 for a 20 minute individual lesson which includes instrument hire for certain instruments. You can find out everything you need to know including how to enrol at this website.
Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people
Resources to Support Children's Liturgy and Prayer from the Birmingham Diocesan Education Service
At the Birmingham Diocesan Education webiste there is a webpage containing links to Prayer and Learning Resources for both home and school. This includes the CAFOD Virtual Sunday Children's Liturgy and a child's prayer for Spiritual Communion. More resources will be added as they become available. https://www.bdes.org.uk/des-support-for-schools-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Prayer of the Week - Family prayer for the start of a new school year
O God, we long to know you and to love you, but the busyness of life often gets in the way. Help us to recognize the ordinary, daily ways that our family can learn about you and grow closer to you. We know that you are with us, leading us and guiding us on our way. Amen.
Virtues Focus - Curious and Active
Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Pope's Intention for September
The Maritime World: We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.