School Newsletter 4 – 2018/19

Dear Parents/ Carers

We have had a busy term fundraising for a variety of organisations. I would like to thank you all for your most generous support for these.

We finally made up 58 Backpacks with the help of the UCM which were collected and should be on their way to Malawi in good time for Christmas.

Some of the Class 4 children helped to make 7 hampers to be distributed to those in need over the Christmas period.

Advent
The Mini Vinnies have been busy again this half-term, leading Advent liturgy for the whole school. The liturgies were based around the Jesse Tree – which tells the stories of Jesus’ family tree/ ancestry.

The children involved read beautifully and reverently. I know that they were well-received by the children as they often asked who the next story was going to be about.

It was wonderful to see the Christmas productions so well attended by parents, siblings and grandparents. It is always lovely to be able to welcome you all into school and for you to see the gifts your children have being shared with others.

I hope that you enjoyed the Travelling Crib coming home and the opportunity it gave to pray as a family. I have enjoyed reading all the prayers you wrote together as I put them up in the entrance hall over the past 3 weeks.

The carol service completed the term beautifully, reminding us all of the true meaning of Christmas. It was great to see so many people in church that we were left with standing room only. I hope that you all spare an hour to attend Mass on Christmas day and receive Jesus in Communion. Also, that you offer up a prayer of your own in your homes as a reflection on Jesus’ birth.

E-Safety update
We have been sending home a monthly E-safety newsletter which is prepared for us by E-safety professionals. I do hope that you are finding this informative and useful.

Just a reminder that if Santa is exceptionally generous and brings any new devices this Christmas, that any O2 shop will set up the security settings for you at no cost, wherever it was purchased – even at the North Pole.

Dates
Monday 7th January 2019 – school re-opens
Wednesday 9th January – Young Voices
Thursday 10th January – Well-being afternoon for Classes 3, 4 and 5
Friday 11th January – Governors’ Day in school

Monday 21st January – Class Saints’ Day

Friday 15th February – school closes for Half-term break

Monday 25th February – school re-opens

Wednesday 6th March – Parents’ Evening
Thursday 7th March – Parents’ Evening
Friday 8th March – Sublime Science day in school
W/C 11th March – Science week

1st April – 3rd April – Y6 Retreat to Castlerigg

Wednesday 10th April – E-safety for children, staff and parents
Friday 12th April – school closes for Easter

More dates to follow!

Wishing you all a Happy and Holy Christmas.

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