July 2018 Newsletter

On behalf of the staff of Sacred Heart, we would like to thank all parents, Governors and parishioners for their help and support throughout the year.  I would like to thank all the children for all their hard work, and we intend to keep up the achievement next year.  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer holiday, and we finish at 1.30pm on Friday 20th July!

Mr Eaton

COMING SOON….
02/07/18 Y6 visit to Ribby Hall
02/07/18 Girls’ football v St Hildas (Poolfoot)
04/07/18 Athletics at Northfold 4pm
06/07/18 Reception Assembly 9.05am
08/07/18 Church Summer Fair 10am in school
09/07/18 Girls’ football v M. Beach (Poolfoot)
11/07/18 Rounders tournament at M. Beach
11/07/18 CAFOD walk from Cleveleys 6pm
12/07/18 Leavers’ Mass 9.15am
13/07/18 Pre-school leavers’ assembly 10.30am
16/07/18 Girls’ football v Thornton (Poolfoot)
17/07/18 Summer Music Concert 3.30pm
20/07/18 Leavers’ Assembly 9.05am
20/07/18 School finishes 1.30pm
21/07/18 Guinness World record attempt at Lytham Festival (huge fitness workout, more information to come!)
31/08/18 Staff INSET day
03/09/18 Return to school

SPORTS DAY
Thank you to all the parents and family members who supported the children for our sports day.  The children produced many exciting races, and thank you to our staff for preparing the sports day.  Thank you also to all competitors in the parents’ race, and for being good sports!

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
Thank you to all members of FOSH for their hard work this year in organising social events which have benefitted our children and families.

MRS HALL
Mrs Hall is sadly leaving us to take up a post of Nursery Practitioner in Pilling from September, and we wish her the very best for the future and thank her for all of her work over the past eleven years.

MISS GREEN
Miss Green is also leaving us to relocate to Staffordshire, taking up a post of teacher at Ravensmead Primary School in Stoke from September, and we wish her the very best for the future and thank her for all of her work over the past seven years.  We also wish Miss Green the very best with her forthcoming wedding later this month (hence the relocation!).

NEW APPOINTMENTS!
We are delighted to announce that we are employing two new members of staff from September.  Mr Santamera will be teaching Year 5, and Mrs Hewitt will be joining Mrs Pagen in Year 3.  All the current class teachers will remain in the year groups.

GIRLS’ FOOTBALL
Congratulations to the girls for continuing their excellent form this year, with victory over Hambleton in the inaugural girls’ football league.  The girls have several more fixtures to play, but in 8 matches this year, they have won seven and conceded only one goal!

CRICKET
Congratulations to our girls’ cricket team for playing some excellent cricket to finish third in the Wyre cricket tournament.  Congratulations also to our mixed gender Y5 cricket team, who were runners-up at the Wyre cricket tournament, winning five out of six matches.

Y3/4 TRI-GOLF
Well done to all of children involved in the Wyre golf tournament, and thank you to Mrs Pagen for practising with them and organising the team.

Y3/4 TENNIS
Congratulations to the children in Years 3 and 4 for finishing 9th in the Wyre Tennis Tournament, which was our best ever result.  Thank you to our staff for preparing the children.

RIBBY HALL
As a reward for their achievements and huge contributions to our school over the last seven years, we are taking Year 6 to Ribby Hall for a day of sport, to experience the facilities, and hopefully continue with a love of sport and fitness.

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.

REMINDERS
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.

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

HAIR
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.

MEDICINES
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 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.

Y5/6 HOCKEY
Well done to our team for finishing 3rd in the Wyre Hockey tournament, producing some excellent displays and great teamwork!

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.

SCHOOL DRIVEWAY
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.

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 weeks notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

SPORTING COMPETITIONS
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including several girls’ football matches, rounders and athletics competitions.

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 3.30-4.15pm
Change4life: Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-5pm 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), Chess Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Fitness Bootcamp: Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Running: Tue 8.20am, lunchtimes

We wrote this article on Friday, July 20th, 2018

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