March Newsletter

March 5th, 2018

We are in the midst of a very busy half term, so I have produced this newsletter earlier to inform everyone of the events. We hope everyone enjoys participating the various activities, and good luck especially to those involved in shows, such as The Lion King and the Music Festival at the Opera House. We are also holding our Easter Chocolate Bingo on Wednesday 28th March at 6pm in the hall.

Mr Eaton

COMING SOON…

28/02/18 Y3/4 Basketball– Blackpool Sixth Form
02/03/18 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
02/03/18 non-uniform day
05/03/18 The Lion King Week
09/03/18 Mother’s Day Event
12/03/18 NSPCC workshops
12/03/18 Music Festival at the Opera House 6.30pm
14/03/18 Netball league matches– Millfield
15/03/18 Last Choir Standing—Marine Hall 6.30pm
16/03/18 Reception Assembly 9.05am
16/03/18 Y5/6 Tag rugby tournament Rossall –1pm
20/03/18 Cross country championships—Stanah
21/03/18 Y3/4 Football at Poolfoot Farm 1pm
21/03/18 Netball league matches– Millfield
22/03/18 Top of Wyre Quiz– Millfield 7pm
23/03/18 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
28/03/18 Easter Chocolate Bingo 6pm
29/03/18 Close for Easter 1.30pm
16/04/18 Return to school

NON-UNIFORM DAY

We are holding a non-uniform day for the children on Friday 2nd March, in advance of our Mother’s Day event. The ’payment’ is to bring a present for the event, which is on the following Friday, where children will buy a present (which is wrapped for them) for £2.

SWIMMING GALA

For the fourth time in six years, we became the area Swimming Champions! We are especially proud of the extraordinary effort of our talented swimmers! All of our children produced excellent performances, under the pressure and nerves of being at a major event. Congratulations to the children for their success, and to Mrs Halstead, Mrs Boulton, Mrs Heatley and Mr Cooke for their work with all of our swimmers.

Huge congratulations for becoming Swimming Champions to:

Grace Oates, Jonathan Fielding, Taylor McCarron, Reece Hughes, Isabella Urmston, Elliotte Wheeldon, Anirudh Vikram, Kristen Beswick, Scarlett Tushingham, Lucy Forsyth-Parker, Leona Donnelly, Hannah Schwela, Matthew Avis, Louie Taylor, Oliver Hargreaves and Dominic Birch.

And to Jonathan, Scarlett, Isabella and Reece (who all became the Backstroke Relay Champions).

Congratulations also to our boys freestyle team, who won gold for the first ever time! (Oliver Hargreaves, Louie Taylor, Matthew Avis and Taylor McCarron).

And a special mention to Jonathan Fielding who became the individual freestyle champion.

What has impressed us the most is the determination to improve, their support of each other and sheer will to do their very best!

PLAYGROUND MARKINGS

The Friends of Sacred Heart have paid for new line markings for the children, for both the infant and junior playgrounds. We hope the children get years of enjoyment from them. Parents are welcome to use the fitness circuit training before and after school (no charge).

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART

We have recently donated money to fund costumes and props for The Lion King and the Music Festival, and contributed to paying for the Panto trip and coaches, and paid for new line markings on the playgrounds. We have the Mother’s Day event on 9th March, and the Easter Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 28th March at 6pm in school. We have our next meeting of the school year on Tuesday 13th March 2018 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.

BLACKPOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from several staff, as she prepares the children for the Blackpool Music Festival on Monday 12th March, at Blackpool Opera House.

THE LION KING!

Good luck to the children involved in our latest stage production! We are sure all of their hard work will pay off!

Thank you to the children for the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Heatley, Abbie Heatley, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Saraswathy, Mrs Porter, Ms Collins and Mrs Johnson for their hard work in preparing the children.

The performance dates (in school) are as follows:

-Tuesday 6th March 6.00pm

-Thursday 8th March 6.00pm

-Friday 9th March 1.30pm

WYRE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to our Sportshall athletics team, who represented Wyre at the Lancashire Sportshall athletics Final. The children finished 12th overall, out of 450 primary schools in Lancashire!

The children have used their break times to practise, showing great dedication and determination., and many competed for Blackpool Athletics Club in preparation for the event.

Well done to all of the team members: Dominic Birch, Matthew Avis, Trayden Jarrett, Louie Taylor, Taylor McCarron, Jonathan Fielding, Reece Hughes, Liubomyr Tolkach, Connor Simeon, Oliver Hargreaves, Grace Oates, Dakota Higson, Mia Bradley, Natalia Sproat, Emily Robinson-Edwardes, Bethany Hutchinson, Phoebe Hutchinson, Lucy Forsyth-Parker, Leona Donnelly and Kristen Beswick.

The boys finished an amazing 4th overall, and we had some exceptional team and individual performances:

Grace Speed bounce 2nd place overall
Boys javelin team 2nd place overall
Boys speed bounce team 2nd place overall
Dominic Speed bounce 1st place overall– Dominic is the official Lancashire Speed bounce champion!

Bethany Hutchinson and Grace Oates ran the 6 lap relay (Girls 6 lap paarlauf) and came 1st place overall– Bethany and Grace are the official Lancashire 6 Lap Champions! Grace produced the individual performance of the day in that event, running four of the six laps and keeping the lead from start to finish.

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 9.30 a.m. 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 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.

Y3/4 SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS

Well done to our children competing in their first athletics event for the school, they competed brilliantly against the other local schools, with some excellent individual and relay performances, which bodes well for the future!

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 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. The children who have regular school dinners are eligible for a prize draw later this term.

GYMNASTICS

Congratulations to Verity Beaumont-Cooke, Layla Andrews and Lexie Latham for winning gold medals at the Burnley Gymnastics Championships, well done!

CROSS COUNTRY

We will be entering a team for the annual cross country at Stanah country park before Easter, and we have been practising running at Stanah. We held our first ever cross country championship at Stanah, with 27 children volunteering to participate (and finish). Congratulations to the first three boys and girls- 1st- Trayden Jarrett, 2nd Dominic Birch, 3rd- Reece Hughes, Girls 1st- Grace Oates, 2nd-Bethany Hutchinson, 3rd- Mia Bradley.

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) (Tuesday 8am)

Change4life: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm

Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)

Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)

Football Y4/5/6 (Mon) – to re-start later in the term-we need a dry pitch!

Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Girls Football: Fri lunch, Running Club: Tue 8.20am, Friday 12.10pm

Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times, Boccia Wed 3.30-4.30pm

Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden), Chess Tue 3.30-4.30pm

Speedstacking y3-6 KS2 Thur 3.30-4.30pm

Netball Y5/6 Thur 3.30-4.30pm

(Art will resume in the Summer term)

Lion King rehearsals: Mon 3.30-4.30pm

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

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December Newsletter

November 30th, 2017

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!

Mr Eaton

COMING SOON….

05/12/17 Choir singing at local Care Homes
05/12/17 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm
07/12/17 Swimming match at Rossall 3pm
12/12/17 Christmas Music Concert 3.30pm
13/12/17 Infant Nativity in Church 6pm
14/12/17 Infant Nativity in Church 2pm
15/12/17 Non-uniform day
15/12/17 Pre-school Christmas Concert 10am
17/12/17 Church Carol Concert 3pm
18/12/17 Junior Christmas Concert 6pm
19/12/17 FTFC Anti-racism event 12.30pm
19/12/17 Christmas Fair 2.30pm
20/12/17 Christmas Dinner
21/12/17 Panto trip!
22/12/17 School finishes 1.30pm
24/12/17 Christmas Eve Mass in Church 6.30pm
04/01/18 Return to school

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Thank you to the children, parents and staff who attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at Thornton. We appreciated the excellent turnout for this significant community event.

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! Congratulations to our 9 teams of relay winners (out of a possible 12!), plus team winners in boys speed bounce, boys triple jump, boys long jump, boys javelin and girls speed bounce.

Congratulations to individual winners, for Dominic Birch in both Speed bounce and Triple Jump (equal with Taylor McCarron), Taylor McCarron in long jump, Reece Hughes in Javelin, Louie Taylor in Chest Push, Grace Oates in both Triple Jump and Speed Bounce.

BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
Thank you to Mrs Rae and Mrs Boulton for all their hard work, with support from several staff, and congratulations to our dancers for their excellent performance of Shrek! 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.

MR CHARNLEY
We are sad to announce that Mr Charnley will be leaving us at the end of January as he is retiring. Mr Charnley will be much missed by our staff, children and parents, but we know we will stay in touch, and Mr Charnley has offered to help on school visits etc.!

SPORTS FIXTURES
Congratulations to the children chosen to represent school for our fixtures at Rossall, the children competed extremely well at both football and hockey.

We are currently preparing our children for the Y4-6 Swimming match at Rossall.

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to Grace Oates for finishing 24th at the British Cross Country Challenge at Sefton Park in Liverpool for under 11 girls (for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club). It was an excellent run in treacherous conditions, following the recent appalling weather!

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS
Congratulations to Grace Oates and Dominic Birch for their outstanding performances at the Lancashire Sportshall Competition for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club. Dominic won the speed bounce and came third at 2 lap running and triple jump, with Grace coming third in speed bounce, triple jump and 2 lap running.

NON-UNIFORM DAY
We are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 15th 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 tombola at the Christmas Fair. Thank you in advance for the donations.

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We have our next meeting of the school year on Tuesday 5th December 2017 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.

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 12th December 2017 in the school hall.

THORNTON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Congratulations to Reece Hughes who had the honour of switching on the Christmas Lights in Thornton, after winning the schools’ poetry competition.

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 drink 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 9.30 a.m. 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.

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.

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 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.

JUNIOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT
All of our juniors are performing in the Junior Christmas Concert, in Church, starting at 6pm on Monday 18th December, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed). There will be a raffle for a hamper too!

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 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. The children who have regular school dinners are eligible for a prize draw later this term.

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.

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: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football, Tag Rugby Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Girls Football: Fri lunch
Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Change 4 life y5/6 KS2 Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Netball Y5/6 Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Art KS2 Mon 3.30-4.30pm
Lion King rehearsals: Mon 3.30-4.30pm
Basketball Tue 12.10-1.10pm

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

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