JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
We are into our final half term of the school year, and we are looking forward to several school trips and other sporting activities. We are also looking forward to our sports day on 13th June and Race4life on 28th June too!
24/05/19 Y3 Assembly 9.05am
24/05/19 Finish for half term 3.30pm
10/06/19 Return to school
10/06/19 Tri-golf Y3/Y4 competition 1pm
11/06/19 Whole school Mass 9.15am (Church)
11/06/19 Cricket Y5/Y6 competition 1pm
13/06/19 Tennis Y3/Y4 competition 9am
13/06/19 Sports Day at Poolfoot Farm 1pm
17/06/19 Y1/Y2 trip to Clitheroe Castle
18/06/19 Y5 trip to Cardinal Allen Drama Studio
19-21/6/19 Borwick Hall residential Y6
20/06/19 Y5 Girls’ cricket 1pm
21/06/19 Y1 Assembly 9.05am
25/06/19 Y5 visit to Cardinal Allen– full day
25/06/19 Y4/Y5 mixed cricket competition 9.30am
28/06/19 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
28/06/19 Race4life 2.15pm
01/07/19 Y3/Y4 trip to Liverpool World Museum
03/07/19 Area Athletics competition Northfold
04/07/19 Summer Fair 2.30pm
05/07/19 Reception Assembly 9.05am
10/07/19 Rounders competition at M. Beach
11/07/19 Pre-school assembly 9am
12/07/19 Choir Assembly 9am
16/07/19 Music Concert 3.30pm
18/07/19 Y6 Leaver’s Mass 9.15am
19/07/19 Y6 Assembly 9.05am
We have a number of school trips planned:
Monday 17th June– Y1/2 to Clitheroe Castle
Monday 1st July– Y3/4 trip to Liverpool World Museum
Monday 15th July-Y5/6 trip to Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park
Listed above are the key dates coming up, including Sports Day and Race4life . These dates also represent an opportunity for parents, with the adults race at sports day and the whole school participation in our Race4life. All children will participate (as part of their PE lessons / Daily Mile). All spectators are encouraged to participate, there will be an entrance charge for all spectators.
We also have the summer fair on 4th July– if you have any unwanted toys, books etc, all donations will be welcome!
Year 6 are going on the annual residential visit to Borwick Hall, on the 19th to 21st June. We thank the staff who are giving up their time to attend the visit, and we hope everyone has a wonderful experience.
Y3/4 GIRLS’ FOOTBALL:
Well done to our children competing in their first football event for the school. They competed well against the other local schools, with some excellent performances– which bodes well for the future!
Congratulations to Benji Walker for winning our school chess competition. Benji will be attending the Northwest Megafinal. Thank you to Mrs Pagen, Mr Santamera and the 26 chess players who have made the club such a success.
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including girls’ football matches, a hockey competition, tennis, golf and three cricket competitions.
YEAR 6 SATS:
Our children and staff in Year 6 have worked hard and done their best in the recent tests, and we hope the hard work has paid off for them. The children have learnt how to revise, which is a skill they will need in future education!
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Congratulations to all of the Holy Communicants for committing their time in preparation for taking the Sacrament. The service was a wonderful occasion, and the children read brilliantly!
Congratulations to our school netball team for winning 6 out of 8 matches in the Fleetwood Netball Competition, where they finished a best ever third place. Thank you to Mrs Holroyd-Swarbrick, Mrs Hewitt and Mr Santamera for their commitment to the sport.
WORK AROUND SCHOOL:
We are having some painting work taking place over half term, which will make a positive difference to the school.
We can no longer allow photographs and videos to be taken during any performances, including any concert, assembly, sports day or Nativities. Thank you to everyone for their understanding with this issue. This does allow the audience to relax and enjoy the performances more!
BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB:
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. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and cancellations fees now strictly apply. 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!
ABSENCES AND APPOINTMENTS:
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 to be worn by children.
Please can all property and clothing belonging to your children have their names clearly 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
ADMISSIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS:
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!
FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART:
We are now planning ahead to the Summer Fair, and considering stalls, games and activities for the event.
SCHOOL CAR PARK:
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.
SCHOOL DRIVEWAY—PLEASE DO NOT WALK ON IT!!!!
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.
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)
Change4life: Y1/Y2 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Tag Rugby 12.40pm lunch times
Choir: Y2-Y6 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Art Club Y5/Y6: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
There will be other running opportunities in school time.
Chess – Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
Bootcamp (y5/6)- Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm