News - October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

We have had a very good start to the new school year, with our children settled into their new classes and resuming their positive work ethic across school. We have several events to look forward to in the next few months, including the Family Chocolate Bingo Night on Wednesday 14th November.

We are also delighted to announce the final total for Race For Life, which is £1600 raised by our families for the charity. Thank you so much to everyone who ran or gave money.

Mr Eaton

04/10/18 Athletics session from Cardinal Allen
05/10/18 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
08/10/18 Football match v Staining 4pm
10/10/18 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC 1.15pm
11/10/18 KS1 Multiskills at Cardinal Allen 2.30pm
12/10/18 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
12/10/18 Swimming Match at Rossall 3pm
17/10/18 Football v St Chads 4pm
19/10/18 Finish for half term 3.30pm
29/10/18 Return to school
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
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
30/11/18 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am

Congratulations to our house captains, who were chosen by the children in each house:
Gold: Matthew Avis and Leona Donnelly
Ruby: Lucy Forsyth-Parker and Connor Simeon
Sapphire: Daisy Whole and Oliver Wilkinson
Emerald: Dominic Birch and Lexie Latham

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.

We are having a Family Chocolate Bingo Night on Wednesday 14th November, at 6pm.
The evening promises to be very entertaining, with lots of bingo games which all family members will able to participate in. It promises to be fun, as well as a good opportunity for our families to meet together.

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.

We have several exciting projects taking place over the next few months, following on from our work in the school kitchen and outdoor stage.
We are fitting a new staff toilet! Our friends at Simmons continue their gradual remodeling of our school with this latest development, and we have having some boiler work also, in preparation for the winter. We are also having work done to our junior library, Mr Scott’s ‘office’, and hand-driers installed to reduce our paper waste. We are also having outdoor lights fitted near pre-school, and we are buying a number of class resources to support the children’s learning, including Maths and comprehension resources.

We are continuing with music tuition this year, and we have tutors available for clarinet, guitar, keyboard, flute or violin. If your child is interested in starting to learn to play an instrument, please see the school office.

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 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

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)
Football Y4/5/6 (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