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December Newsletter

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

We are looking forward to all of the Christmas events in school and Church. We have the music concert, infant nativities, the junior concert, the panto visit and the Christmas Fayre in the next three weeks!

We hope you enjoy all the Christmas activities. Our children, parents and staff have worked hard to prepare for the Christmas celebrations, and we hope that you enjoy attending our performances!

NON-UNIFORM DAY
We are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 16th December, in return for donating chocolate (infants) or a bottle (juniors) for the privilege of wearing their own clothes, to stock our bottle and chocolate tombolas at the Christmas Fair. Thank you in advance for the donations.

LADIES’ EVENING
We are hosting a Ladies’ Evening on Thursday 1st December, at which there will be a Noosa fashion show, stalls for jewellery including candles, cakes and handbags and many other gift ideas. Clarins and Tropics will also be in attendance, and the jazz singer Simply Jack will also be entertaining.
Tickets are available from school, and this also includes a choice of fresh poached salmon or quiche with salad, and a glass of bubbly! And a free gift bag!

INFANT NATIVITY
All of our infants are performing in the Nativity in Church, starting at 6pm on Wednesday 14th December, with a matinee on Thursday 15th December at 2pm, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed). There will be a raffle for a hamper at each performance.

BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from several staff, and congratulations to our dancers for their excellent performance at the Opera House. We were very proud of your achievements at the Dance Festival, and it had a wonderful reaction from the 2000 strong audience.

BRITISH BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Rafael Eaton for representing school at the British Championships in Solihull, after being one of 50 children to qualify (out of 400). Rafael managed to take 1.5 seconds off his 50m time in winning his heat, then coming third in an incredible 800m heat with the fastest 800m runners in the UK. Overall, Rafael finished in second place at the British Biathlon Championships, which is an incredible achievement.

COMING SOON….
01/12/16 Swimming Match at Rossall
01/12/16 Ladies’ Evening 6.30pm
04/12/16 Parish Christmas Fair and Mass 10am
08/12/16 Junior Christmas Concert in church 6pm
11/12/16 Confirmation mass 10am
12/12/16 Choir singing at Care Homes
13/12/16 Music Concert in school 3.30pm
14/12/16 Infant Nativity in church 6pm
14/12/16 School Christmas Dinner
15/12/16 Infant Nativity in Church 2pm
16/12/16 Non-uniform day
19/12/16 School Christmas Fair 2.30pm
20/12/16 Trip to the Panto
21/12/16 Finish for Christmas 1.30pm
04/01/17 Return to school

FOOTBALL RESULTS
Congratulations to our children for the recent impressive performances and results:
Sacred Heart A 5 v 0 Northfold A
Sacred Heart B 1 v 0 Northfold B
Sacred Heart 2 v 3 St Johns
Sacred Heart 5 v 1 St Marys

INDOOR ATHLETICS
Congratulations to our team for winning the Indoor Athletics competition for the fourth consecutive year! The children now qualify for the regional finals, held in January. We had lots of winners of races in the competition (winning 14 out of 24 events), and overall, it was a landslide victory!

JUNIOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT
All of our juniors are performing in the Junior Christmas Concert, in Church, starting at 6pm on Thursday 8th December, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed). There will be a raffle for a hamper too!

CHRISTMAS MUSIC CONCERT
The children have been working hard to prepare for the concert, with Year 3 performing Samba and singing, and Year 5 will be performing the ukuleles with Mr Smith.

Every child who has tuition from school will also be taking part in the performance, for their parents. The event is not ticketed, and will take place for parents at 3.30pm on Tuesday 13th December 2016 in the school hall.

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 Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.

SCHOOL CAR PARK
Please could all parents not use the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, and before school for Wake Up Shake Up, to protect the safety of everyone.

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 can all parents contact school before 9.30am if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.

REMINDERS
Articles of jewellery are not allowed in school, 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.

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

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

MEDICINES
Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicines 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 me or Mrs Fairclough. 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 2017 and 2018.

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We have our next meeting of the school year on Tuesday 6th December 2016 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. We will also be voting in the new Chair and Vice Chair of the committee.

MUSIC
If there is any child who would like to learn to play the violin, guitar, keyboard, clarinet, flute or brass, please speak to Mr Eaton or Mrs Fairclough, and we can arrange this for you.

SCHOOL MEALS
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 week notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

SCHOOL CLUBS
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) (Thu 3.30pm to 4pm)
Change4life: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Cross Country (Fri 12.10pmY3-6)
Music Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Wednesday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Tag Rugby 12.40pm Thur lunch
Yoga KS2 Tue lunch
Mary Poppins rehearsals Mon 3.30-4.30pm
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Also Laser/running (Tue 3.30-4.30pm)

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October Newsletter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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 Thursday 27th October, and Ladies’ Evening on Thursday 1st December.

We are also delighted to announce the final total for Race For Life, which is £2239 raised by our families for the charity. Thank you so much to everyone who ran or gave money.

Mr Eaton

WYRE SPORT SCHOOL OF THE YEAR!
It is an amazing achievement by our school to be given the honour of Wyre Sport School of the Year, and it recognises the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of all of our children, staff, parents and governors to sport and promoting physical activity. We will continue to give as many physical activity and sporting opportunities throughout the school year.

This is the third time in four years we have been awarded the title, and we are now representing Wyre at the Lancashire Sports Awards in November.

SCHOOL COUNCIL / HOUSE CAPTAINS
Congratulations to our new school councilors and House Captains who were selected by their peers following elections.
School Council:
Ellie Dixon, Chloe Beck
Angel Shearstone, Hannah Schwela
Elliotte Wheeldon, Harry Clarke
Megan Hadley, Alfie Broughton

House Captains:
Gold: Leonie Beswick, Daniel Colluney
Ruby: Harry Grant, Megan Hadley
Sapphire: Rafael Eaton, Kurtis Whipp
Emerald: Emily Hardcastle, Joshua Trusler

NW BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Good luck to our team of 12 children who are taking part in the Northwest Biathlon Championships at Leigh Sports Village. They have been working very hard to prepare for the running and swimming event. Good luck to Tyler, Daniel, Rafael, Leonie, Lilly, Emily H, Emily M, Jonathon, Reece, Natalia, Taylor and Anirudh.

COMING SOON….
05/10/16 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
05/10/16 Football v Baines
07/10/16 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
10/10/16 Y5 pilgrimage to Lancaster
10/10/16 Football v Shakespeare
14/10/16 Girls’ football tournament at Fuse 10-12pm
19/10/16 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC
21/10/16 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
28/10/16 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
28/10/16 School finishes for half term at 3.30pm
07/11/16 School re-opens
18/11/16 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
25/11/16 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
01/12/16 Ladies’ Evening 6.30pm
11/12/16 Confirmation mass 10am

OPEN EVENING FOR PARENTS
We will be holding our first parent’s evening on Wednesday 5th October, when you can find out about the progress of your child with their academic work, and how to support them at home.

FOOTBALL RESULTS
Congratulations to our children for the recent impressive performances and results:
Sacred Heart A 2 v 2 Stanah A
Sacred Heart B 2 v 1 Stanah B
Sacred Heart A 1 v 1 Larkholme A
Sacred Heart B 2 v 1 Larkholme B

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY EVENT
Thank you to the 160 grandparents who attended our event, and thank you especially to the parents, staff and children who helped make the event run so smoothly.

MUSIC
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.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES
Children in Year 6 (and Years 7 and 8 in high school) are beginning their preparation for Confirmation (11/12/16), with weekly sessions in the Bamber Room from 6-6.45pm. The date for the Mass has now changed to Sunday 11th December, at 10am, due to a clash in the Bishop’s diary.

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 Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.

SCHOOL CAR PARK
Please could all parents not to use the school car park 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 everyone.

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.

REMINDERS
Articles of jewellery are not allowed in school, 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.

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

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

EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Please 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.

ADMISSIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Fairclough. 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 2017 and 2018.

CHOCOLATE BINGO NIGHT
We are having a Family Chocolate Bingo Night on Thursday 27th October, 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.

MUSIC
If there is any child who would like to learn to play the violin, guitar, keyboard, clarinet, flute or brass, please speak to Mr Eaton or Mrs Fairclough, and we can arrange this for you.

SCHOOL MEALS
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 week notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

SCHOOL CLUBS

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 3.30pm to 4pm)
Change4life: Y5/6 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Cross Country (Fri 12.10pmY4-6)
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Wednesday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Wed lunch
Tag Rugby 12.40pm Thur lunch
Yoga YR-2 Tue lunch
Speedstacking KS2 Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Also Laser/running to be arranged.

And rehearsals will begin soon for our next stage show….

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