SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the first newsletter of the new school year. I would like to thank all of our school staff for their hard work in preparation for the new school year.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new parents whose children have joined the school, in our Reception class and other classes in school.
11/09/19 Year 5 swimming restarts
13/09/19 Year 6 Assembly 9.05am
17/09/19 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm
20/09/19 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
25/09/19 Football v Hambleton
26/09/19 Our Open Morning 9.15am-12pm
26/09/19 Cardinal Allen Open Evening 6.30pm
27/09/19 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
02/10/19 Chocolate Bingo 6pm
09/10/19 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC
10/10/19 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
11/10/19 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
11/10/19 Swimming Gala at Rossall 2.45pm
18/10/19 Finish for half term 3.30pm
28/10/19 Return to school
08/11/19 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
22/11/19 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
29/11/19 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
The children will be voting in new house captains for each house, and also choosing school and sports council members from each Junior class.
OPEN EVENING FOR PARENTS
We will be holding our first Parent’s Evening on Thursday 10th October, when you can find out about the progress of your child, with their academic work , and how to support them at home.
OPEN MORNING FOR POTENTIAL NEW PARENTS
We are holding our annual Open Morning for parents with children of Pre-school age, to show our school in action, and give parents the opportunity to look around school and ask questions to me and other staff. This takes place on Thursday 26th September from 9.15am to 12pm.
Thank you to all of the children who performed at the music concert. The Samba and Ukeleles were performed brilliantly, and congratulations to all of our children who played their individual lessons, the practise had certainly paid off! 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.
FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We have our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday 17th September, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events.
Following the success of our school in sport over the last few years, we intend to continue giving all children opportunities for sport in school. The dedication of our staff and children towards sport has led us to be one of only 150 schools in the country to receive the Platinum Award from Youth Sport, after four years of receiving the Gold Award. We will be providing this in PE lessons, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs, bringing coaches in for sessions during and after school, and by having our own in-house competitions. We have lots of clubs starting, and we are involved in the football league starting soon, and the tag rugby tournament in October.
CARDINAL ALLEN GCSE RESULTS
As you may have read in the Gazette and Fleetwood Weekly News, Cardinal Allen’s GCSE students achieved good results, with some outstanding performances, including several of our former pupils. The hard work of the staff has paid off, and it shows that with the right attitude to work, Cardinal Allen provide excellent staff to guide students to achieve well. Congratulations to the students and staff of Cardinal Allen! Their Open Evening takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 26th September 2019.
ADMISSIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see the School Office, 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 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 will be hosting an Autumn Chocolate Bingo, in the school hall on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, starting at 6pm, with lots of chocolate prizes to win!
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. 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.
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 9.30am 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. 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
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.
TRAINERS FOR PE AND SPORT
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!
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. This is 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.
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 Y5/6 (Mon)
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