We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 7th November and have a busy half term ahead of us...

Thanks!

Many thanks to you all for your support with our fundraising for Cafod - through your 50p for the hot chocolate (School Council loved making all the drinks for you!) and also for raising money for extra reading books through your amazing (and very creative...) silly socks. A great day was had by all!

Ballot for a new Parent Governor

Following the notification of a space for a Parent Governor on Our Lady of the Assumption Governing Body, we are delighted that we have had 2 candidates apply for the position. This means that we will be holding a ballot to elect one of the candidates upon our return after half term. Look out for the letter and ballot forms!!!!

We would appreciate your feedback...

Thank you to all the parents who came into school on Thursday 26th October to speak to your child's class teacher. We hope you found this helpful and we would very much appreciate your further feedback and views on school.

Did you know that Ofsted have a site dedicated to this for every school? You can answer some simple questions about your child's school online. The site is called 'Parent View'.                   You can access the site HERE - or it can also be accessed on our school website on the Parents area on the 'Ofsted Reports & Assessment Results' button (The picture/box right in the middle) There is a leaflet explaining more about the site and the questions you can respond to - Parent View Leaflet

If you do have the time - please take 5 mins to answer the questions. Feedback is always useful and can help us to change/improve things for our whole community!

Athletics Competitions - Stanley Park

 Our children who have been attending athletics clubs in the mornings will have the opportunity to take part in the Blackpool Athletics Tournaments at Stanley Park on:                   Tuesday 28th November - Y3 & Y4                                                                                       Tuesday 12th December -  Y5 & Y6

The events begin at 4pm and end at 6pm when parents will collect their children to take them home. Good Luck to everyone taking part!

 

Christmas Events at Our Lady of the Assumption

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Advent Liturgy 2017

We will be joining our family of Catholic Schools on Tuesday 5th December at 6pm when we will be participating in the Advent Liturgy being held at St Bernadette's Church, Devonshire Road Bispham FY2 0AJ.                                                                                                                  We hope families will be able to come along to this wonderful event.

Nativities & Carol Concert

Our Reception Nativity will be held on Friday 15th December at 2pm and KS1 (Year 1 & 2) will perform their Nativity on Tuesday 19th December at 2pm and also 6pm. REMEMBER... because of the number of people we can safely contain in our hall, these events will be limited to 2 tickets per family for each performance. KS2 will hold their afternoon of carols on Wednesday 20th December.                                                                                                                             We look forward to seeing you there!

Advent Masses

We will be holding our Friday morning masses at 8.10am during Advent for the last 3 Fridays of this wonderful season. As usual, we will have tea and coffee (& toast) in the hall afterwards. We think these masses are a very special time of prayer during these important seasons and hope that as many of you as possible can join us for these. There are a very special way to reflect upon preparing ourselves to receive Jesus in our lives.

'Fit & Elfie' Sponsored Run

Yes... its that time of year! We will again be asking the everyone at Our Lady's  to get a sponsor and dress up for a special 'elfie' run before school on Thursday 21st December. (No prizes for guessing the theme this year...) So get your elf hats at the ready and join us for a frosty wake up call for a good cause before we break up.  Sponsor forms will be sent out closer to the date!

Christmas Market Trip 3rd December

And finally....

We have again organised for a 'bargain' shopping trip to Manchester by coach on Sunday 3rd December. The coach will leave school at 8.30am and return from Manchester about 5pm.          This is a very popular trip to the Christmas Markets as it is a very reasonable cost of only £11 for the day - and will obviously very soon be booked up. If you would like to buy a ticket for the trip please contact the school office and Mrs Wilson will put your names on the list!

 

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Authormelanie Haggerty

Our newly established PTA have organised a 'Silly Sock Day' on the day we break up for half-term - Wednesday 25th October.

The cost for this is a donation of 50p to help replenish our new reading books across school with our 'Accelerated Readers'

 

 

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Also being held on this day is a 'Hot Chocolate & Mallows' morning!!! 

This is the brainchild of Our Lady's School Council children who want to raise money for CAFOD - particularly relevant at the moment as we are hearing about further refugee crises in Myanmar...

The cost of the hot chocolate is also 50p

Also being held on this day is a 'Hot Chocolate & Mallows' morning!!! 

This is the brainchild of Our Lady's School Council children who want to raise money for CAFOD - particularly relevant at the moment as we are hearing about further refugee crises in Myanmar...

The cost of the hot chocolate is also 50p

If each child brings £1 on Wednesday they can take part in both of these events and be giving towards 2 very good causes.

We hope you can support us!

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Authormelanie Haggerty

You will know that Our Lady of the Assumption hasn't run a Holiday Club for several years - however we were approached this week by Blackpool Football Club to ask if they could 'trial' a club at Our Lady's this coming half-term!

We have agreed to host the club which will be run by the sports coaches from BFC - many of whom the children will know from the sports clubs, football etc held here at Our Lady's. The club will run from 8am - 5pm beginning on Monday 30th October until Friday 3rd November.

The cost of the club is £10 per day. 

Please do not contact school regarding bookings - but on the leaflet attached there is a phone number and social media links where you can get further information.

You can see the leaflet by clicking HERE....

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Authormelanie Haggerty

I know that drop-off times around 8.45am and also at the end of the school day become very busy with cars around our school perimeter. Unfortunately, due to the amount of families trying to park as close as possible to the school building mornings and afternoons are noticeably becoming increasingly dangerous for those who are walking with their children and also the older children walking themselves.

I was horrified to hear that yesterday some parents were actually mounting the pavement in their rush to try to park at/around Thornhill Close.

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I am sure I do not have to explain to you the danger that poses to our families and particularly our young children, who are already difficult to see when driving.

I am really surprised and upset that parents are not giving due regard to each other and trying to ensure the safety of all when bringing children to school. I'm sure it would not take too much for parents to park in some of the nearby streets and walk children to school - we do currently have the children looking out for times that they can walk!!!!

Please. please don't endanger a child's life and take extra care in cars!

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Authormelanie Haggerty

On Thursday 19th October Our Lady's school will be celebrating Maths's Day

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AuthorEmily Hollinghurst

On Monday 9th October, eight of our Year 5 children made the journey to Stanley Park to take part in a very exciting tournament, arranged by Blackpool Football Club! 

We all had a fabulous time and showed off not just our amazing football skills but the amazing qualities that Our Lady's children really pride themselves on - humility, kindness, resilience and strength of character. 

The cup started with a mini-league. We had four games to play. In our first game, we drew 1-1 with St Kentigern's. In our second game, we managed to fend off Baines Endowed to win 3-2. Our third game against Waterloo ended 1-0 to Waterloo and our fourth game ended 4-0 to Hawes Side.

We finished third in our group of five and Mr Whetnall couldn't have been any more proud of how each and every player conducted themselves and showed off all of their fantastic talents. 

Well done, Our Lady's FC!

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AuthorLiam Whetnall

Our Lady's Governing Body currently have 1 vacancy for a parent governor and welcome nominations from parents.

If you have ever considered joining a Governing Body or are simply interested in finding out what this may involve - please look at our Governors Section on the website where you will find election procedures and nomination forms.

Just click on Parents Tab. This will take you to lots of different information for parents. Just hover over pictures. On the second row is the Governors area. Clicking on this picture will open the page where the forms and information can be found.

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Authormelanie Haggerty

On Tuesday 26th October we will celebrate European Day of Languages. To celebrate this day, each class will learn about a different country and the children have been asked to dress in the colours of that country for the day:

Reception -  England - red and white

Year 1 -         France- blue, white and red

Year 2 -         Italy - green, white and red

Year 3 -         Germany - black, red and yellow

Year 4 -         Sweden - blue and yellow

Year 5 -         Spain - red and yellow

Year 6 -         Greece - blue and white

During the afternoon the children will engage in activities about their chosen country. Thank you for your support in this day!

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AuthorKay McVey