News - November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

We are heading in to one of the busier half terms, on the lead up to Christmas. We have several events coming up over this half term, including the Infant Christmas Nativity and the Junior Christmas Concert, led by our Junior children, and the Dance Festival.

Mr Eaton

31/10/18 Sportshall Athletics at Millfield 2pm
04/11/18 Lancashire Sportshall Athletics B/P 10am
09/11/18 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
11/11/18 Thornton Remembrance service 10.30am
12/11/18 Fleetwood WW1 Remembrance 10am
13/11/18 School photographs
14/11/18 Chocolate Bingo! 6pm
16/11/18 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
16/11/18 Kids’ Cup football Poolfoot Farm 10am
20/11/18 Dance Festival—Opera House 6.30pm
25/11/18 Church Christmas Fair in school 10am
27/11/18 Girls’ Football tournament
28/11/18 Football v Staining 4pm
30/11/18 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
06/12/18 Drop and Shop event 5-8pm
11/12/18 Christmas music concert in school
12/12/18 Infant Nativity in church 6pm
13/12/18 Infant Nativity in church 2pm
16/12/18 Parish Christmas Carol Concert 3pm
17/12/18 Junior Christmas Concert in Church 6pm
18/12/18 Christmas Fair in School 2.30pm
19/12/18 Panto trip!
21/12/18 Finish for Christmas 1.30pm

Good luck to the children chosen to represent school in the Sportshall Athletics competition, as we attempt to win it for the sixth year running! Thank you to Mrs Rae, Mrs Birch, Mr Cooke and our high school students for helping prepare the children.

We have our next meeting of the school year on Monday 12th November, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events.

Congratulations to children chosen for the school football team! It was a very difficult choice this year due to the excellent ability of a number of children. The team beat Royles Brook 5-2, with two goals each for Connor Simeon and Jay Smith, and a goal for Thomas Holmes, in an excellent team display.

Please do not forget that it is the Bonfire Lunch on Monday 5th November (for those who have booked this), especially if your child has packed lunches, as they will not need one that day!

We would like to encourage the children to wear trainers for PE and sport, particularly outdoors. If the children have their PE kits and trainers in school every day, then we have more flexibility with sport, especially with our mixed weather, and we can hold emergency running sessions with little notice!

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.

Thank you to Mr Santamera for holding girls’ football sessions, as we prepare for the Girls’ Football tournament at Poolfoot Farm on 27th November. There is an incredible amount of interest from girls in the sport, as we build on our success over the last twelve months.

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.

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. Also, if your is absent from school, please ring the school office before 9.30am, otherwise the absence could be deemed as 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 to 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. Please can long hair be tied back.
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

Our school photographers will coming on 13th November to take photos of the children individually and with siblings. Class photographs will take place in February.

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. This is to protect the safety of parents and children.

Please can you ensure that you have given school any change of contact details, particularly changing mobile phone numbers. Also, the more contacts listed for a child the easier it is to get in touch regarding your child, particularly in an emergency.

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.

If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me 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 2019 and 2020.

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) Mon 3.30-4.15pm Y1/2
Change4life: Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm Y5/6
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Modern Pentathlon Y5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Dance Festival rehearsals: Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Running: Friday lunchtimes