Friday 18th September 2020
Generosity isn't an act. It's a way of life.
We are reminded in this Sunday's Gospel about God's generosity which is unlimited and open to everyone. Pope Francis reminds us, "How generous is God, let us ask him for the grace of being generous too." As a global community in such extraordinary times, let us be generous to one another through our thoughts, words and actions. Each day, we should be thankful for the blessings God has given to us. At times when we struggle, God can be with us through prayer, meditation and in receiving the Blessed Sacrament. It was also wonderful to welcome Fr. Phillip to St. Joseph's School on Tuesday to meet all our children and staff. We look forward to working in partnership with Fr. Phillip to contiune to support our young people on their journey of education and faith. The Wednesday Word for the remainder of the half term can be accessed via the folowing link: http://www.wednesdayword.org/Forthcoming-Resources/
Feast Day of St. Matthew - 21st September
Children from St. Matthew's house can come into school on Monday 21st September wearing their own clothes including their house colour which is purple. Apologies for any confusion caused by the error in the date last week.
Covid 19 Weekly Update
A reminder that Reception parents will need to drop-off their children at 8.45am first and then any other children. Reception children are then to be collected at 2.55pm. We also ask that parents refrain from gathering together on the school grounds before or after drop off, and to maintain social distancing at all times. Thank you for your continued support.
Latest guidance on what to do if you or your child has symptoms of Coronavirus
Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms
Congratulations to the children who have been chosen by their teachers for either Good Work or the Catholic Virtues this week. Well done also to the children of St. John's house who gained the most points this week.
|Year Group||Good Work||Catholic Virtues|
|Year 5||Veronica||Isaac P|
Pupil Elections at St. Joseph's
Congratulations to the following children who have been chosen by their peers to be their Class Representatives for 2020-21.
|Year 6 Representatives|
|Head Boy||Harry O|
|Deputy Head Boy||Philip|
|Deputy Head Girl||Esme|
|Sports Captain||Harry G|
|Sports Vice Captain||Leo C|
|Sports Vice Captain||Phoebe|
|School Council Chair||Yousaf|
|School Council Vice Chair||Elan|
|School Council Secretary||Charlotte|
|Year Group||Liturgy Leaders||School Council Representatives|
|Year 5||Veronica and Kamran||Lola and Tyler|
|Year 4||Tess and Toby||Millie and Jarvis|
|Year 3||Chloe and Rhodri||Clemency and Chris|
Dress Code for PE lessons and Sports Clubs
The PE days for each year group are outlined below. If your child participates in a breakfast club which is not on the day of their PE lesson then they will have to bring in their uniform to change afterwards. Thank you for your continued support.
|Year||PE Day||PE Day|
Reading lies at the heart of all we do here at St. Joseph's. To help support reading for pleasure at home please have a look at the Autumn Reading Newsletter on our school website. It has lots of suggested books that will appeal to all of the age groups throughout the school.
DPA Music Lessons from Year 3 up to Year 6
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 - Wednesday Word
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your generous love. Please help us to grow in generosity and to do your work in the world with a loving and generous heart. 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.