19th January 2010 - Letter 17
Love of God, Love of one another,
Love of our world, Love of learning.
Please note all Clubs
are on again this week
Haiti Earthquake Consultation on
I am sure that, as I have been, you are shocked at the destruction Admission arrangements for
caused by the earthquake in Haiti. The vast number of deaths and 2011/2012.
casualties is hard to take in and I am sure all our hearts go out to The Local Authority are
the survivors of this desperately poor country. At assembly on holding a consultation on the
Monday our focus was on taking responsibility for looking after our Admission arrangements for
world but we also discussed our responsibility to help others who 2011/2012. A copy of the
document is available on the
are in need of help. Haiti will not only need immediate financial
Council website at
support but long time help as many schools, hospitals and www.southend.gov.uk .
government buildings have all collapsed in Port-Au-Prince and Should Parents or Carers have
surrounding areas. Therefore, we have decided to hold a non any concerns or objects they
uniform day this Friday and all money raised will go to the Haiti must be sent to the council by
Disaster Fund. As the theme of our Monday assembly was about 1st March 2010, by writing to
making our school more ‘green’ we decided that every child should the Council or emailing
try to wear something green as a reminder of our responsibility. firstname.lastname@example.org
This can be a matter of green socks or a belt. The donation
requested is 50 pence but if you are able to send in more than this I PANTOMIME VISIT
would be most grateful. The pantomime was a
great success and much
PLEASE HELP AND DONATE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. enjoyed by the children.
The children were
particularly delighted to see
PARKING ON ZIG ZAG LINES Mr Poth and Mrs Morgan,
I am afraid some parents of this school were risking children’s two members of staff, in
safety on Thursday by parking their cars on the zig zag lines and the show – obviously
preventing any visibility for children and adults needing to cross the having starring roles!
road. I appreciate it was raining but surely parents of this school
should be concerned about all children’s safety and can risk getting Special thanks.
wet rather than causing an accident. When children join the school A big thank you to Mr
parents are asked not to park outside the school on the zig zag lines Charles Abbot for kindly
so it is difficult to comprehend why some parents continue to ignore clearing the snow off the
playground so that it
any requests where children’s safety is concerned. Naturally other
could be used safely by
parents who obey the rules find it irritating and complain. If the the children at
practice continues we will have to start collecting names which will be playtime and
a great shame. School and parents should work in partnership to for games.
maintain children’s safety at all times.
CROISSANT BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY Parent Helpers Needed!
On Friday, 22 January 2010 we are having a We would like some parents to help
special croissant and hot chocolate breakfast, with reading in the Infants during the
so come along and enjoy. All the usual afternoon sessions. If you are able to
favourites will be available as well.
help in this way, please can you give
your names to the Infant class
teachers or to the school office. As
FOSH NEWS - Did you get a new mobile phone for
this will be a regular thing and parents
Christmas? Please donate your old one so that we can recycle will be working closely with the
it for cash. Please also remember to bring in your used ink children a CRB check will be required.
cartridges (not toner), from work and home. Donations can be There will be a short training session
received in the Recycle Bin just inside the Office doorway. Help in order to support
the environment and raise money for the school at the same time! parents in this role.
We would be most
FOSH NEWS - UNWANTED GIFTS - If you received anything at grateful for any
Christmas that you had already or do not need then why not support parents
donate it to FOSH so that it can be used for raffle prizes during can provide.
the year and can then raise funds for the school. Any gifts can
be left in the office by the FOSH box or given to a FOSH WEEKLY AWARDS
Committee member. Many thanks. Sacred Heartfelt Cushion:
Hostess Trolley Money, Money, Money…. St Bernadette – Year 4
For Sale Unfortunately all money must be paid ON Max the Bear:
Hostess trolley for Year 3
TIME, as the school can not allow any arrears
sale with heated Junior Max:
serving dishes and to build up; please note this includes school
dinners. School dinners will have to be stopped Reception
a warming oven. It
Most improved in PE:
is in very good if a balance is not settled. Therefore please
condition and a ensure all money is paid in on time, via the
bargain at just Year 3
classrooms in a clearly marked envelope. Please
£25.00. Please Sports Performer:
also note the current cost for school dinners is
come to the school Enola Evans.
£1.80 per day, £9.00 per week, as some parents
office for more Year 5
details. are continually paying in the wrong amount. Best Attendance
St Bernadette – 98.4%
STAR OF THE WEEK
Class Name Core value
Reception Amelia Wellington Respect
Year 1 Henry McCaffrey Williams Achievement on
Year 2 Joshua Mackay Responsibility Week 1
Year 3 Helen Jones Faith of the
Year 4 Alexander Stuart Achievement winter
Year 5 Katriona Stidston Achievement menu
Year 6 Francesca Okonta Achievement
Well Done to all!