Head's Newsletter

A message from Mrs. Fleming

It is not long now until the end of term and we are starting to think about our Summer holidays, the friends and family that we will spend time with and all the jobs that we are going to be catching up on. We are also beginning to prepare for the next academic year and some of us may already have started telling our children that soon they will be in the next year group and so they must be organised / a good listener / practice their reading / learn their spellings. This is all true but we must not spend too much time looking towards the future as it will be at the detriment of enjoying the gift of today. Children grow up so quickly and their childhood is so precious; it is important to take time to celebrate their achievements and hard work during this academic year. These successes can be built upon during the next year but for the minute let us enjoy the moment, congratulating our children on their learning and making memories with them that will last throughout the years.

Upcoming Events

6th - 10th June: Year 6 on PGL trip

Tuesday 7th June
6:30pm SJSA meeting - CANCELLED

Wednesday 8th June
PE Intra sports competition – all pupils
7:00pm: Life Without Levels Parents Workshop

Thursday 9th June
9:10am: 2M Assembly
2:00pm: Year 4 going to Westminster Cathedral for Good Shepherd Mass

Friday 10th June
9:10am: Learning Celebration

13th – 17th June: Year 1 Phonics Screening

Monday 13th June
Road Safety Day
9:10am: Year 6 library visit

Tuesday 14th June
Class Photos

Wednesday 15th June
Year 4 Multi-skills sports festival

Thursday 16th June
Year 3 trip to the floating classroom
9:10am: Sharing assembly: Islam

Friday 17th June
Year 3 trip to the floating classroom
9:10am: Celebration Assembly

Coffee Afternoon with Mrs. Richardson

We are looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Richardson, St. Joseph’s new Head teacher, to our school in September. There will be an opportunity for parents to meet her before the Summer holidays during a coffee afternoon on Monday 20th June at 2:30pm.

Parent Partnership Team meeting

Our next Parent Partnership Team meeting will be at 9:10am on Monday 27th June 2016. The topic for discussion will be the school’s e-safety policy. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have views that you would like to share please send them to ppt@stjosephsschool.org.uk.

Welcome to...

...Danny, a baby brother to Charlie in Year 2 and Alessia a baby sister to Matteo in Year 1 and Joshua in our Nursery class. Sara in Year 3 and Elena in Reception also became big sisters to twin brothers on the 26th May. We send all three families our very best wishes at this joyful time and look forward to meeting the new arrivals.

Please pray for...

... All of our Year 6 pupils and the staff that are away this week in the Isle of Wight. We hope that they have a marvellous time.

...the Panis family; Gabriel’s great grandmother, who was 101 years old, died last week. We ask that you keep his family in your prayers.

ICT News

How Stuff Works is an engaging encyclopaedia of the modern (and not so modern) world, with good illustrations and clear text.

Other Important Dates for Your Diary

We look forward to seeing many of you at these upcoming school events:

Parents’ Assessment information evening: Wednesday 8th June at 7:00pm

Doughnuts for Dads and Fathers’ Day Liturgy: Monday 20th June 9:00am

Summer Fayre: Saturday 2nd July 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Parents’ Consultations: Wednesday 6th July (6:00pm-8:30pm) & Thursday 7th July (4:00pm 6:30pm)

Sports Day for Years 1 – 6: Thursday 14th July

Sports Day for EYFS: Friday 15th July

Merit Winners

All our children were merit winners in the week before half term due to there not being a Celebration Assembly.

House Points

Class Attendance

Congratulations to 2V and Year 5 on their excellent attendance this week and to Classes RG, 1N, 2V, Year 3 and Year 6 for their outstanding punctuality.