News - January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Thank you to the children for the way in which they have started the new year.

The children have returned to school and re-started the New Year very well, in terms of hard work and enthusiasm for school life.

Mr Eaton



09/01/19 Football v Staining at Poolfoot 4pm

10/01/19 New Year Mass 9.15am in Church

11/01/19 Year 6 Assembly

18/01/19 Year 5 Assembly

21/01/19 Year 6 Fire safety talk

23/01/19 Football v Hambleton at Poolfoot 4pm

24/01/19 Year 4 Class Mass in Church 9.15am

25/01/19 Year 4 Assembly

25/01/19 Lancashire Football Finals 1-4pm P/F

30/01/19 Football v R. Brook at Poolfoot 4pm

31/01/19  Wyre Athletics Finals 6-8pm

01/02/19 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am

13/2/19 Swimming Gala at Fleetwood 3.45-5.45pm

15/02/19 Finish for half term 3.30pm

25/02/19 Return to school

01/03/19 Year 2 Assembly

04/03/19 Peter Pan Week

15/03/19 Reception Assembly

18/03/19 Music Festival at the Opera House

22/03/19 Year 1 Assembly

05/04/19 Close for Easter 1.30pm



Our children in the Athletics team are now preparing for the Regional Finals, held at Blackpool Sports Centre, on Thursday 31st January, with a place in the Lancashire Finals at stake!



Thank you to everyone, staff, children and parents, for their hard work in organising the school fair, which was a great success, making over £1000.   The children also enjoyed the spin-off, Breakfast with Mrs Christmas!



We would like to express our thanks to the staff, children and parents who supported all of our Christmas performances– including the Infant Nativities, Music Concert and Junior Christmas Performance, and we appreciate the positive comments following the performances, especially as the hard work from our children and staff paid off!



Congratulations to the musicians who performed so well at the music concert, and to Year 3 for their Samba performance and Year 5 for their ukulele performance. We would also like to thank Mr Fox, Mr Smith, Mrs Hume, Mrs Shipway and Mrs Spence for supporting the children in school, in both the practices and lessons.



Father Peter will be announcing the dates for the Holy Communion programme shortly.  Baptised Catholic children in Year 3 or older who have not yet taken their First Holy Communion will be welcome to take part.  Please look out for the information at Church.



Thank you to all the children who auditioned for Peter Pan, with 80 children showing an interest in participating in our next show.  Congratulations to the children shortlisted for acting parts, and there will be a role for every child in the show who auditioned.  Rehearsals take place on Thursdays, after school.

Thank you to the children for the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Saraswathy, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Ball, Miss Collins, Mrs Porter, Mrs Rogerson, Isabella, Emily, Mia and Safron for their hard work in preparing the children.

The performance dates (in school) are as follows:

Tuesday 5th March 6.00pm

-Thursday 7th March 6.00pm

-Friday 8th March 1.30pm



We have our next meeting of the school year on Monday 28th January 2019 at 3.30pm, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school social and fundraising events.



Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from several staff, as she prepares the children for the Blackpool Music Festival on Monday 18th March, at Blackpool Opera House.



Thank you to the choir, Mrs Bowden, Mrs Brodrick and Mrs Johnson for arranging to visit care homes to sing Christmas carols and entertain the residents. It was very much appreciated by the residents and staff of all the nursing homes, and the behaviour of the children was exemplary.





If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508.  We have extended opening until 6pm.   The cost of the morning session is £2.75 and the after school session is £5.50.

The Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.  The children also get access to our new TV / Relax room!



In addition to no longer being allowed to authorise holiday absences, we are now expected to see evidence of appointments, if your child requires a medical appointment during school time. Please contact school before 9.30 a.m. if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.



Articles of jewellery are not allowed in school, as they could cause injury to the wearer or another person. Earrings have been a constant source of argument and injury in the past. The Local Authority bans them for P.E. and swimming. The Governors of this school have ruled that no jewellery, other than a wrist watch, can be worn in school. Shoes must be worn as standard uniform.  Nail varnish is also not be worn by children.



Please can all property and clothing belonging to your children have their names written or sewn in.



Please use plain hair bands and clips for children’s hair, fashion bows or headbands are not part of our school uniform.

At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.



Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicine in school. If you need a form (for prescribed medicines only), please contact the school office or see Mrs. Bowden



If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see Mrs Porter or Mrs Bird. If you have a sibling of a child currently at Sacred Heart, it is still worth registering with us. We also hold registers of interest for 2020 and 2021!



Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park at all times. This includes when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, as we do not have the space for all cars, and to protect the safety of parents and children.



Please do not drive up the school drive at all during the beginning or end of the school days.  Please can parents refrain from walking on the drive, as it is dangerous, potentially life-threatening and a terrible example to children.   We have a barriered pedestrian path suitable for everyone.  If you use a taxi company to collect or drop off children, taxis are also not allowed in the school car park.  We have very limited space, so we cannot have parents, grandparents or taxis on the school drive and car park.



We are continuing to retain our school meal price at £1.65 per meal, which we will continue to keep for the foreseeable future, still the lowest of all the local schools. School requires two weeks notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.  The children who have regular school dinners are eligible for a prize draw later this term.



Thank you to all the staff who have given up their time to start clubs for the children already this term.

Dance for infants (Mrs Rae) (Tuesday 8am)

Change4life: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm

Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)

Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)

Football Y4/5/6 (Mon) – to re-start later in the term

Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Tag Rugby 12.40pm lunch times

Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)

(Art will resume in the Summer term)

Peter Pan rehearsals: Thur 3.30-4.30pm

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

Chess and Netball to start soon.