Archive for March, 2017

April Newsletter

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The children are starting to benefit from the warmer weather with more activities outdoors, particularly using our extensive grounds for science, PE and art activities. We have lots of sporting activities next term, and several competitions to participate in.

We are also holding our annual Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in the hall.

Mr Eaton

MOTHER’S DAY EVENT
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Mother’s Day event and sending in presents and money, and to the Catholic Women’s League for wrapping the gifts.

SWIMMING / BIATHLON / BIATHLE
Congratulations to Rafael Eaton for competing at the British Schools’ Biathlon Championships, representing Sacred Heart at the event at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace.
Rafael achieved his personal best in both the run and swim. Congratulations for a wonderful personal achievement, finishing 6th out of 120 competitors. Rafael also represented Lancashire for the first time, at the Regional Sports hall championships at Sports City in Manchester.

Congratulations also to Jonathan Fielding and Kristen Beswick, who competed in the Regional Swimming Champsionships, who like Rafael, swam in the Olympic-size 50m swimming pool, at Sheffield. The children also scored personal bests in their races, and I hope they take great confidence in their success.

ICE SKATING
Congratulations to Scarlett Tushingham for winning the regional event in Burnley, well done for committing so much time to practice and training!

DANCE COMPETITION
Congratulations to Year 5 who competed at the inaugural dance competition at the Marine Hall. The children had put a lot of time and effort into their rehearsals, and put in an excellent performance on the night.

FINISH FOR EASTER
Just to remind everyone, we finish for Easter on Friday 31st March at 1.30pm, and re-open on Tuesday 18th April, following the Easter Weekend.

COMING SOON….
30/03/17 Easter Chocolate Bingo 6pm in school
31/03/17 finish for Easter 1.30pm
18/04/17 School re-opens Tuesday (Monday-Bank Holiday)
23/04/17 NW Biathle at Fleetwood YMCA 9am
25/04/17 Cross Country at Stanah 4pm
26/04/17 Netball Competition at FW High 1-4pm
28/04/17 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
28/04/17 Orienteering at Stanah Park 1-3pm
01/05/17 MAY DAY SCHOOL CLOSED
03/05/17 Gymnastics competition Y3/4 at Preston
05/05/17 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
08/05/17 SATs week
12/05/17 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
19/05/17 Year 2 Assembly
26/05/16 Girls’ football competition at Fuse Football
26/05/17 School closes 3.30pm for half term
12/06/17 School reopens after half term
15/06/17 Sports Day at Fuse Football!

SPORTING COMPETITIONS
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including Basketball at Cardinal Allen, , Orienteering at Stanah country park, Y3/4 Gymnastics, several football matches, girls’ football matches, a Hockey competition, the Wyre netball tournament and the football league finals at Fleetwood Town.

MARY POPPINS!
On behalf of all the staff involved with the Mary Poppins production, we would like to congratulate all the children involved in the fantastic performances. The children have utterly excelled, with superb acting, singing and dancing, particularly with all the songs and dances they learned.

Thank you to all of the adults and staff who have supported the children. Their dedication and commitment is mirrored in the efforts of the children, who have thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful experience. Thank you to FOSH for their kind donations towards the costumes.

QUIZZES
Congratulations to both our Quiz teams for finishing third at the Top of the Wyre Quiz.
Well done to: Grace, Elliotte, Anirudh, Reece and Taylor.

ATHLETICS
Our Years 3 and 4 children competed in the sports hall athletics competition at Cardinal Allen, putting in some excellent track and field performances.

RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Thank you to Father Peter and Deacon Edwards for leading the children in the Reconciliation Service last week, as part of our Lentern reflections.

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.

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.

TAG RUGBY
Congratulations to our Tag Rugby teams who won the Shield at the Wyre competition, and especially to Team 2, who came third overall. Well done to all three teams for your amazing try-scoring exploits!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Thank you to the children and families who have committed to the Holy Communion programme. The children will receive excellent support from the parish, the Catechists and Father Peter as they prepare for their first Holy Communion, following their first Reconciliation on Saturday.

REMINDERS
Articles of jewellery (including earrings) 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. Please ensure all nail varnish is removed before attending school.

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

SCHOOL CAR PARK
Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, and especially dropping off at school time in the morning.

BLACKPOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from Mrs Boulton and several parents, for the extremely successful performance at the Opera House. We have lots of wonderful feedback regarding how well the children performed, and the audience clearly loved their performance. Congratulations!

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 2018 and 2019.

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We have the Easter Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in school.
Our next meeting is in school at 3.30pm on Tuesday 2nd May.
We will be discussing summer fair and spending money!

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) (Tue 8am)
Change4life: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm
Athletics Club (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y5/6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Music Festival Y3-6 Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm
KS1 Football Club: Y5/6 Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Running club: weather dependant
Tag Rugby, cricket: KS2 most lunches
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am
Football: Y4-6 Mon 3.30-4.30pm
KS2 Boccia Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Rounders: Mon, Fri lunch

HAIR
At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable. Also, please do not wear fashion bows, bobbles and clip are preferable, thank you for your cooperation.

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