PTA Meeting – All Welcome!

There will be a PTA Meeting in the School Hall at 7.00pm on Wednesday 1st November, 2017. You don’t have to be a member to attend, all parents and carers are welcome.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to get involved with the PTA or find out more then please email us at: pta@stjosephs351.herts.sch.uk .

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

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School Closure

Please be reminded school will close at 1.00pm to allow for Parent Consultation’s to start promptly.

School will also be closed all day on Friday 20th October for staff inset day.

Pupil’s return to school on Monday 30th October, 2017

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Parents Your School Needs You.

Do you want to be involved in your child’s school?  Do you want to really make a difference?

Are you organised?  Can you manage a team?  Do you like to have fun?

THEN WE NEED YOU!

Your Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is looking for a new Chairperson and that person could be you!

Unfortunately at the AGM held on Thursday 21st September, 2017, a new committee could not be formed as there was a lack of interest for the elected Chair & Vice Chair positions available.  Our current Chairperson resigned from her one year term of office.  Many thanks to last years PTA, it was a truly wonderful year of fundraising which raised £7,500,  Funds received from the PTA contributed to our Forest School which I’m sure you and your children will agree is a truly wonderful addition to our school grounds.

A new Chairperson is now urgently sought, to lead the PTA with their continued fundraising efforts which help make improvements to the school and your child/children’s education and learning experience.

The Chairperson’s role involves co-ordinating the various fundraising events throughout the year and chairing the monthly PTA meetings. The term of office is for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. The PTA is made up of four elected roles Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer plus voting members, there are currently vacancies for all mentioned roles. There are also a number of parents who cannot commit to being members of the PTA but who provide invaluable support by volunteering for particular events.

Unfortunately if these roles are not fulfilled then the following events will no longer take place.

Children’s Designed Christmas Cards * Christmas & Summer Fair * Christmas Pantomime & Party * Christmas Visit & Selection Box Gift from Santa * 2nd Hand Uniform Sales * Bags to School *

Fun Friday Events * Film Night * Pizza Making * Easter Eggs * Disco’s *  Freeze Pop Fridays *

We would therefore encourage all parents to become members of the PTA and work together to enhance our school community, be it through fundraising or providing enjoyable events for our children and their families to take part in.  Becoming an active member is a good way to get really involved with your child’s school and make a difference.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Chairperson or if you just want learn more about the PTA and the role it plays within our school community please come along to the EGM this evening (Tuesday 17th October) at 7.00pm in the school hall.

A new committee will need to be voted in at this meeting. which has been arranged in accordance with our PTA constitution which is adopted following guidelines from the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations.

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Parent Consultations

The appointment system for Parent Consultations will close today.

If you have not yet made your appointment for Thursday’s Parent Consultation or have been experiencing difficulty making your appointment via the ParentMail app, please contact the school office for further assistance.

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Dignity Of Workers

This week’s ‘Love In Action’ focus is ‘Dignity Of Workers’.

As Pope Francis states:

‘Work is fundamental, it ‘anoints’ us with dignity, makes us similar to God.’

During the course of this week we are asked to reflect on the following:

Are people around us enabled to work with dignity?

How do we treat people who work for us? Or the people who make the clothes we wear or the coffee we drink?

We are also asked to consider what actions we can take to support the dignity of workers.

What decisions and actions can we take to ensure people can work with dignity?

‘There is no worse material poverty…than the poverty which prevents people from earning their bread and deprives them of the dignity of work.’

Pope Francis

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This Week’s Newsletter

Another week comes to an end!

As always…there is lots to celebrate…and to look forward to in the last week of this half term!

Click on the link below to see this week’s newsletter.

13-10-17

Have a lovely weekend!

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Buddy Assembly II!

This morning we celebrated our second ‘Buddy’ assembly as we ‘officially’ welcome our Reception children to St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

During the last six weeks, the Year 6 buddies have done a wonderful job helping their Reception buddies to settle into ‘Big School’ and the relationships that have been formed between during this time was clear for all to see (and hear!) this morning.

Many thanks to the boys and girls in Year 6 for helping our Reception children to settle into St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School so quickly…you have all done a wonderful job, boys and girls!

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Thank You Mrs Akinbogun and Mrs Komolafe!

This afternoon, Mrs Akinbogun and Mrs Komolafe visited us to share some of the wonderful African art/patterns that can also be seen on some of the children’s costumes today! 

The children were treated to a fabulous display of African pictures, clothing, musical instruments and ornaments…and much more besides! 

Many thanks to Mrs Akinbogun and Mrs Komolafe for sharing their wonderful artefacts with us today.

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