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Last Week’s “Stars of the Week”    


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Polly P

Donnie-Dean J

Millie L

Noah W

Danielle K

Freddie B

Emilie G

This Week’s Success Stories

WELL DONE The School has been awarded Platinum Award for the School Games Mark! This is a Government led award scheme, launched in 2012, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. A big thank you to staff and the PTFA who plan and organise sporting events for the children . A very special thank you to Mr Merrick, PE Co-ordinator, who gives much of his own time taking the children to matches and sporting events

Competitions – Well done to all of the children who have represented the school in the last couple of weeks in football and Hi 5.

Collective Worship – “May we learn to be generous – to love without limits.” – Pope Francis

We are Reading – “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. —Dr. Seuss

Brighten up the Harvest – Thank you to those who have returned the envelopes, we have raised £132.94 so far.

Eco-bricks – Please remember to collect and fill 2L soft drinks bottles to enable us to use them as eco bricks to build furniture for our outdoor classroom. The filled bottles must be filled with single use, clean plastic waste and must weigh 500g.

PTFA Halloween Drawing Competition – There have been some amazing entries into this competition so far. Closing date is 31st October so you can use your time over half-term to complete your picture and send it in after half-term - 50p entry

New Dinner Menu – A new dinner menu comes into effect after half-term, please see the school website or the copy emailed home today to see the meal choices available. We will be starting on Week 2.

New School Twitter Page “STJOSEPHSANDER2” – In order to share photographs of children on Twitter we require your consent. If you have not returned your consent for your child to appear on our Twitter page, please can you do so or contact school for a new form?

PTFA Uniform RecyclingThe PTFA are going to continue with their uniform recycling scheme. Any uniform in good, clean condition can be handed in to the office in a carrier bag, which will be passed onto the PTFA to be recycled. If you wish to purchase recycled uniform a form can be downloaded from our website and passed to the PTFA or dropped at the office.

Theatre TripsWe have booked for the whole school to have the opportunity to experience theatre productions this Christmas. Reception & Yr. 1 will visit The Lowry, Salford to see The Gruffalo’s Child“ and Yrs. 2-6 will visit the Liverpool Empire to see “Peter Pan”. Payment can be made online. More details to follow.

Cauliflower Cards – The children will be designing Christmas cards in school over the coming weeks. Their designs will be sent home to you in the first week back after half term to place orders if you wish. Orders must be placed online with Cauliflower cards and all designs returned to school by Tuesday 5th November. Any orders after this date must be ordered directly with Cauliflower Cards.

Year 4 “With you Always” – The first session will be held in the school hall at 6.30pm. All parents/carers of children who will be making the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion this year are expected to attend.

PTFA – Last year our PTFA raised £7552.52 of which £6734.52 was spent on enrichment activities for the children such as: transport for class trips; theatre productions in school; book bags for the new Reception class; theatre trips outside of school and science and history workshops within school. Without financial support from the PTFA, these activities would be at additional cost to parents so we are very reliant on the PTFA fundraising events to keep on providing such a rich array of curriculum activities.

Reception’s Stay and Read Session – This was a lovely event and well attended by parents. PTFA provided refreshments following the session. PTFA plan to organise refreshments after each class assembly in school to give parents the opportunity to stay and chat.

Dates for your Diary

Please see below the dates that we have so far in the school diary, please check regularly as more dates will be added.



18th – School closes at 3.15pm for half term.

21st – 25th – Half term week.

28th – Year 4, 1st Communion and Confession meeting in school @ 6.30pm

30th – PTFA Spooky Disco – please pre book online to reserve your child’s place


1st – Whole school Mass @ 10.30am (All Saints Day)

4th – Last day to place Cauliflower card orders (all designs MUST be back in school by 5th November)

5th – TIME Drama workshop for Y3 & Y5

8th – Y2 Remembrance Assembly @ 9.15am (Y2 parents/carers are invited to join us, refreshments will be served afterwards)

8th – PTFA Christmas Markets

10th – First Communion Catechesis after 9am Mass (10am) in church

12th – Y6 will attend Mass in church @ 9.15am

15th – Whole school ‘Nasal Flu Vaccinations’ any problems with consent contact Tel 0333 358 3397 (option 6)

15th - Own Clothes Day in exchange for chocolate for the Christmas Fair (Sports clothes for ‘Fun Run’)

15th – BBC ‘Children in Need - Fun Run’ fundraiser – cash donations please

18th – 22nd – PSHE week - Anti Bullying Theme

22nd – Y5 Anti Bullying Assembly @ 9.15am (Y5 parents/carers are invited to join us, refreshments will be served afterwards)

22nd - Own Clothes Day in exchange for Christmas novelties/toys for the Christmas Fair

25th - TIME Music workshop Y3 & Y5.

25th - First Communion Catechesis 6.30pm (in the Upper Room, above Anderton Day Nursery))

26th – Y5 will attend Mass in church @ 9.15am

27th – 4th December Scholastic Book Fair

27th – PTFA Movie Night (details to follow)

29th – Own Clothes Day in exchange for bottles for the Christmas Fair


3rd – Reception Christmas play @ 9.30am

3rd – Parents’ Consultation – from 2pm – 6pm (details to follow)

3rd – Last day for Scholastic Book Fair

4th – First Confessions @ 6pm

5th – Repeat of Reception Christmas play @ 9.30am

6th – PTFA Christmas Fair

9th – Reception & Y1 to see ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ at The Lowry, Salford

10th – Y4 will attend Mass in church @ 9.15am

11th – KS1 Christmas play @ 2pm

12th – KS1 Christmas play @ 6pm

13th – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

17th – Yrs. 2-6 to see ‘Peter Pan’ at the Liverpool Empire

17th – Christmas Carol Service in church @ 6pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19th – Finish after school for Christmas.

20th – Inset Day


Uniform Suppliers Slaters Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Rd, Wigan WN3 5BE Tel 01942 244426 and Impressions formerly Standish Sports and Uniform based in Standish: The Standish Centre, Cross Street, Standish, WN6 0HQ. Tel 01257 400010. Deliveries can be made to school free of charge


Office Hours -The school office is unavailable between 9.30am and 11am daily. Please drop any items in the drop-off box in the entrance vestibule during this time.