FEBRUARY 2020 newsletter
The children have been making the most of the opportunities across school this term, with countless clubs taking place! Lots of children are participating in the clubs, sporting and musical clubs.
We are looking forward to the Aladdin performances next month, as the children and adults are working hard in rehearsals.
10/02/20 Class photographs (new date)
05/02/20 Football v Staining at Poolfoot 4pm
06/02/20 Y5 Class Mass 9.15am
07/02/20 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
07/02/20 Annointing of the Sick Mass 2pm (Y4)
12/02/20 KS1 Multiskills at Cardinal Allen
12/2/20 Swimming Gala at Fleetwood 3.45-5.45pm
14/02/20 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
14/02/20 Y3/4 Athletics at Rossall 2pm
14/02/20 Finish for half term 3.30pm
24/02/20 Return to school
28/02/20 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
03/03/20 Aladdin Week
13/03/20 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
17/03/20 Cross Country at Stanah 4pm
18/03/20 Tag Rugby tournament FRUFC 1.30pm
20/03/20 Reception Assembly 9.05am
23/03/20 Music Festival at the Opera House
03/04/20 Close for Easter 1.30pm
20/04/20 Reopen for the Summer Term
Thank you to Mrs Pagen and Mr Santamera for holding the Chess Club on Tuesdays, with many children participating, and some learning to play for the first time.
Thank you to all the children who auditioned for Aladdin, with over 100 children showing an interest in participating in our next show. Congratulations to the children shortlisted for acting parts, and there will be a role for every child in the show who auditioned. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays, after school (all cast).
Thank you to the children for the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Hewitt, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Ball and Isabella for their hard work in preparing the children.
The performance dates (in school) are as follows:
–Tuesday 3rd March 6.00pm
-Wednesday 4th March 1.30pm
-Thursday 5th March 6.00pm
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 23rd March, at Blackpool Opera House.
CAR PARK USE
Thank you to the vast majority of parents and grandparents for helping us make the car park a safer place for everyone. The use of the car park is prohibited, unless you arrive before 8am to drop off for Breakfast Club and after 5pm to collect from After School Club. Thank you for your cooperation, as it is much appreciated.
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 several events planned over the next few months, including refreshments and a raffle at each Aladdin performance, a Mother’s Day event and the Chocolate Bingo.
The second half of the football season has restarted for the football team, and they have achieved good results against Royles Brook and Hambleton (a thrilling 4-4 draw).
Bishop Paul Swarbrick had an enjoyable morning with us in school, meeting all the children and staff, attending classes and assembly, following the Mass of Confirmation.
Congratulations and good luck to our children who have been chosen for the Athletics competition at Rossall on 14th February, I am sure they will enjoy the event!
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 to 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 require a form (for prescribed medicines only), please contact the school office.
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 2021 and 2022.
Mr Eaton has continued the Maths Clinic to assist parents in supporting their children with Maths. If you would to talk about Maths, Mr Eaton is available from 8.30am on Tuesday mornings in the Da Vinci Building.
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 poor example to children. We have a barriered pedestrian path suitable for everyone.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our children in Year 5 who competed at the Sports Quiz and Maths Quiz against the local schools, coming third overall in the Sports Quiz.
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 Y1/2
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Music Festival rehearsals: Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Futsal: KS2 Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Chess KS2: Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Running: Friday lunchtimes
Girls’ Football: Friday lunchtime
Aladdin Rehearsals: Thursday 3.30-4.30pm