DELAY TO SCHOOL OPENING
FRIDAY 2nd MARCH
School will open again at the later time of 9.30am due to continued adverse weather conditions. As there is no supervision in the playground before this time, please do not arrive before 9.30am. This is to ensure we have enough staff for pupil safety. Thank you for your co-operation.
The book fair arrives in school next week and it would be lovely to have lots of parents involved in the running of each session.
At each session the children have the chance to look at the range of books. Some children bring money for a book that they’ve agreed at home with parents, others just have a browse around, but most write a wish list to bring back home. The wish list gives you an opportunity to discuss and decide whether you would like to buy a book with your child. If so, please send the money back in with your child the next day. A percentage of the book sales is donated back to the school.There is no obligation to buy anything.
The volunteers help the children browse the books, write wish lists and if time permits to sort out any return orders.
You are most welcome to join your class regardless.
To volunteer or for more information please contact Eliz Willox directly on email@example.com
Thank you for any involvement.
This year we decided to do something different as an alternative to dressing up – we wanted to focus on the books and sharing our favourite stories and authors. There is nothing better than getting comfy with a good book – so bring in your book and something to snuggle with! We will have lots of fun things planned in class & school. We are looking forward to getting classes together to snuggle up and share stories.
We are going to…
and check out new books
Inspiration from authors and illustrators in
Want to help your child find the perfect book? Try here!!
Today at Assembly we watched a video about a family in Cambodia whose lives had been helped by the fundraising done by SCIAF.
Each class has a ‘WEE BOX’ and is organising a way of raising money to fill it.
Fantastically, the Government will double all donations.
We look forward to sharing what we got up to!
Items that are left around the school are put inside the boxes at the infant porch door. Lost property prefects will return named items to the pupils once a week. Unnamed school uniform will be bagged and given to the Parent Council. Distinctive jackets/hats will be left at infant porch door. Pupils can look during the day.
Please name everything!
Uniforms: Shops, Lost & Found
The PC sells new uniforms (form to download will be here) – forms should be sent into the office, with payment, and your purchases will be sent home in your children’s school bags.
We also organise a couple of Nearly-New Uniform sales every year, where clean and good-condition items can be bought. All jackets / blazers are £5 and everything else is £2; any donated items are worth £1 in credit towards nearly-new purchases.
We are also aware that lost property is a frustrating thing for parents and will try to post here photos of large items that are unclaimed, so that parents who don’t make it to school have a chance to claim them! You can also email us to report missing jackets etc (distinctive items please! We won’t have time to run after unlabelled navy blue sweaters…) using the form here.
LABEL YOUR ITEMS! The PC has a partnership with label company Mine4Sure:St Joseph’s families get 5-15% off with “organisation code” ABE1269.
Coaching also runs in school on a Wednesday and Thursday after school. Wednesday for Primary 1 & 2 and Thursday for everyone else. A great way to develop new skills with fantastic coaches.
Camp for In service Days
Keep Safe Online: What pupils need to know.
We all need to keep safe online: on our computers, devices, game consoles and on our mobile phones. This is a quick list of what you need to know to stay safe.
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures, videos or live streaming of yourself. Once you’ve put content of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you share something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the service or app, turn off your device and talk to a trusted adult. If anyone contacts you online in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult.
In some apps, your details might be shared with other people who are not your friends, but friends of someone else you are sharing with. Be aware, if you don’t know someone its best to leave the conversation.
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