Hallowe’en Disco!

Thursday 2nd November

P1-P3            6-7pm

P4 – P7    7.30 – 8.30pm

Gym Hall       £3 entry 

Costumes

Music

Dancing

Competition – Guess what’s in the box! 30p a go. 

Home Baking

Come along and join the fun!

All donations of home baking would be gratefully received. Please deliver to main office on the Thursday please. 

ALL DONATIONS GOING TOWARDS THE UNICEF HURRICANE APPEAL AS PART OF OUR RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS GOAL. 

Big Scottish Breakfast Appeal

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When?          Friday 13th October            9.30am

Where?        A classroom near you!

Who?           Check with your class teacher – Mums & Dads invited!

What?          Wear your pjs and share breakfast together in class. 

Why?           To contribute to the Big Scottish Breakfast Charity to help                       with child poverty. We are also highlighting the                                           importance of breakfast as part of our Health & Well-                               being curriculum.   

A crew from STV will be visiting on the morning. Please inform your class teacher if you do not wish your child to be featured. 

We look forward to finishing the term with this exciting community event! 

Golden Time Clubs volunteers

We will be starting our Golden time clubs on Friday 10th November. We are hoping to be able to give our pupils in P 4-7 an exciting range of fun activities to sign up for. We really need volunteers to help make this a success.  

Last year we had Lego, Gymnastics, Sewing, Hama Beads, Outdoor games, Digital Club, Cooking, Karate, Art ….

Are you free to give 45 minutes at the end of the week to help run a club / help out a teacher? We’d love to hear from you!

The dates are 10th, 24th Nov & 1st, 8th Dec, from 2.15 – 3.00pm.

Please drop Mrs Lacaze an email at LLacaze@aberdeencity.gov.uk  with the following information –

Name –

Child’s Class –

I’d be interested in helping out with –

Thank You!

School Parking Issue

School Parking Issue

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had another complaint, via the school website, from a local business on Queen’s Lane South (Strategic Offshore Research). Parents from St Joseph’s Primary School have been parking across the entrance on single, yellow lines at school drop off and pick up times.  This is causing an obstruction and is an offence.

Cars parked in this way are blocking vehicles accessing the business during that time. It is not good for community relations and traffic police are currently monitoring the situation in an effort to avoid issuing parking fines.

I am confident of your co-operation in this matter and understand the difficulties of finding a parking space in the locality. Please speak to members of the Parent Council or visit their website via the main blog. This provides safer parking alternatives in the surrounding vicinity.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Orla Fowler

Acting Head teacher

Pupil Voice

At St Joseph’s we value working in partnership with our amazing pupils. This year’s pupil groups have been chosen to help give every child a voice in how the school is run.

Pupil Council meet every 2 weeks with Mrs Lacaze. They represent all the classes in the school. The pupils from P4-7 have the responsibility of liaising with P1-3 also and getting valuable feedback from them. They help to gather all the views and bring them back to meetings. Meetings also include the Head Boy & Girl and the House Captains.

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Please sign up now.



New Expressions service – please sign up

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Dear Parents/Carers,

View your child’s information on your mobile phone!

An exciting new service is now available for parents to ensure communication between the school and yourselves is easier and more effective. Groupcall Xpressions is created by the award-winning school communication company Groupcall Limited.

The app is completely free of charge to you and can be installed on your mobile phone or tablet. It currently supports both Apple iOS and Android devices (with Windows mobile to follow) and you’ll be able to see information for your children. St Joseph’s are planning to switch over to Expressions completely by the end of October 2017

If you have children in different schools and those schools also use Groupcall Xpressions, you will be able to view information on multiple children within the same app.

What do I need to do now?
Please ensure we have your correct mobile number and email address on our school database to ensure you can use the new app. Forms are available from the school office to check and update your details or simply email them to the school. You’ll need to make sure you keep these details up-to-date in future to maintain access to the service.

What happens next

Click here to register for Xpressions and download the app.

Once installed and set up you will be able to see some or all of the following information depending on the school’s system:

• Free messages sent by the school delivered directly to the app
• Updates regarding selected partner systems, used by the school such as homework, catering and library systems
• Attendance records and absences*
• Marks and grades*
• Achievement records*
• Behaviour events*
• Timetable*
• School calendar*
• Notification timeline for all of the above.

*Enhanced Service

Kind Regards,

Mrs Lacaze

Wet weather breaks

Wet Weather Breaks

Research has shown that outdoor play is an essential element in helping children to becoming healthier individuals and better learners.  Playing outside does not only increase childrens fitness levels but also helps children to develop their social skills and increases their ability to use their imagination. Most importantly a break in the fresh air helps children to become better learners as they are able to concentrate more in class and become more focused learners.

In response to parental feedback re indoor breaks,  it is now school policy that we try as far as possible to ensure children get fresh air and exercise at playtime and lunchtime. Children will spend time outdoors even if there is light rain.

As we head towards days of typical Aberdeen autumn/winter weather could we ask that all children come to school prepared for the elements.   Unless the weather is extremely bad we will encourage pupils to play outside where they are supervised by our experienced pupil support assistants.

Please ensure that your child comes to school with suitable outdoor wear and footwear.  Waterproof jackets (everyday), and if possible waterproof trousers and wellington boots should be worn on wet days. We also recommend a change of clothes that could be left in school.

Many Thanks,

SMT

St Josephs RC Primary