Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Lunch – 16th December 2021

 

Festive Lentil Soup

Allergens – Celery

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Turkey, Chipolata, Sage & Onion Stuffing Ball with Roast Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Allergens – Gluten

OR

Party Pasta in a tomato and roasted vegetable sauce topped with mozzarella

Allergens – Celery, Gluten, Soya Milk

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Festive Ice Cream

Allergens – Milk

Fudge Treat

Allergens – Milk

 

Sandwich and Baguette options also available

Advent Assemblies and Carol Service

Following updated guidance from East Renfrewshire Council Education Department regarding Christmas activities the undernoted events have been arranged although are subject to suitable weather conditions (fingers crossed!). Should any performance be cancelled it will be recorded in the hall and uploaded onto Google Classroom as previously advised.

P3-7 will now hold their Advent Assemblies outdoors.

P3 – Wednesday 1st December at 2.15pm in the infant playground.

P4 – Wednesday 8th December at 2.15pm in the upper school playground (next to  the MUGA).

P7 – Thursday 9th December at 2.15pm in the upper school playground (next to  the MUGA).

P6 – Monday 13th December at 2.15pm in the upper school playground (next to  the MUGA).

P5 – Tuesday 14th December at 2.15pm in the upper school playground (next to  the MUGA).

Your child will be issued with 2 tickets the week before their assembly. Unfortunately we can’t allow more than 2 people per child to attend. If you do not have a ticket we can’t let you in so please put them somewhere safe! Your child will take their school bag outside with them and you can take your child home after their performance. The playground must be clear of adults for 3pm to allow all other children out safely.

P1 and P2 Nativity will still be performed in the hall and recorded for Parents. However P1 and 2 will have an additional Carol Service outdoors where they will perform the songs from their Nativity.

 P2  – Monday 20th December at 2.30pm in the infant playground.

P1 – Tuesday 21st December at 2.30pm in the infant playground.

Your child will be issued with 2 tickets the week before their Carol Service. Unfortunately we can’t allow more than 2 people per child to attend. If you do not have a ticket we can’t let you in so please put them somewhere safe! Your child will take their school bag outside with them and you can take your child home after their performance. The playground must be clear of adults for 3pm to allow all other children out safely.

 

Winter Wonderland 2021

Friday 17th December 2021

Winter Wonderland returns with more festive fun for our children

  • Santa and his Reindeers 
  • Present for every child
  • Inflatable Snow Globe
  • Fairground Rides
  • Hot Chocolate and Sweet Treats to enjoy during a Christmas movie

Please ensure you pay your £10 per child via Parentpay

8 Weeks and Counting

 

Message from Mrs Martin

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas. It has been a year like no other but one that has taught us how strong we are, as individuals and as a St Joseph’s family. Thank you for all your kind words and gifts, we are overwhelmed with the gratitude and affection shown to us.

As we recover from the amazing day that was our Winter Wonderland ( I am sure there were lots of very tired children!!) I would like to express our deepest gratitude to our Parent Council who created the most amazing experience for our children yesterday. A special mention to Stacey Hogg our social secretary, we asked for help and she made it all happen!

We have been very fortunate over the last few months not to have had any positive cases in our school. This is due to you, our parents, being vigilant and taking all necessary precautions and we thank you for this. Unfortunately we are still living with this virus and although we move into 2021 with hope and the certainty of a vaccine we still have to live with the current restrictions.

While the number of cases remain low and the measures across our school are helping to keep everyone as safe as possible, unfortunately we might still see some more positive cases in the weeks ahead.  I therefore wanted to update you on the arrangements that have been put in place which should be followed if your child does happen to test positive during the holidays when the school is closed from Friday 18th December.

Positive Case where your child’s symptoms first developed on or before Sunday 20th December

  1. Email COVIDeducation@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk – there is no need to contact the school directly
  2. Provide your child’s details including the name of the school, their class and their date of birth.  This will help make sure your child’s details can be found quickly.
  3. Explain when the symptoms first began
  4. Give details on when the test was undertaken and when you received the positive result
  5. Let us know when your child was last in school

Positive Case where your child’s symptoms developed on or after Monday 21st December

If your child develops symptoms on or after Monday 21st December, there is no need for you to email the Education Department.  Instead, you will be contacted by the Test & Protect team who will discuss the details with you and ask for the information they need.  As your child will not have been in school for more than 48 hours before they developed symptoms, there won’t be any need for any in school contacts to be identified.

Please note, it is important to remember the response required will depend on when your child’s symptoms first start – not from when they receive a positive test result!

It is important if your child tests positive during the holidays and has to self-isolate beyond the school return date of 5th January that you contact the school directly as you would for any other absence.

 Have a blessed Christmas and come back to us safely in 2021!

Kindest regards

Suzanne Martin

Head Teacher

Christmas Message from Mrs Martin

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continual support in everything we do here in St Joseph’s. At this time of year we have a chance to reflect on what has passed in the last year and we are so very proud of the achievements and attainment of our children and our staff. St Joseph’s is a place of love and nurture where our children are provided with excellent learning experiences and supported unwaveringly by our parents, we are very lucky!

We wish you a very happy and Holy Christmas full of the love of Christ and the closeness of family.

Now it is time to relax and enjoy!

Warmest regards and best wishes

Mrs Martin and all the staff of St Joseph’s Primary School

 

 

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY AND ADVENT ASSEMBLIES

P1 Nativity – The Innkeepers Breakfast

10th December 10am and 11th December 2pm

P2 Nativity – Busy Busy Bethlehem

3rd December 10am and 4th December 2pm

P3 Nativity – A Present for the Baby

16th December at 10am and 17th December at 2pm

Please click on the Nativity Name above to request your tickets

P4 Advent Assembly

5th December at 2.15pm

P5 Advent Assembly

6th December at 2.15pm

P6 Advent Assembly

13th December at 2.15pm

P7 Advent Assembly

19th December at 2.15pm

Please click on the date above to confirm your attendance

Christmas Fundraising

 

  

P1-3 and P4-7 Enterprise Committees are running a Christmas Enterprise afternoon on Tuesday 11th December from 1:45-2:45pm to raise funds for our school. P6 children will also be a running a stall to raise funds for SCIAF.

Items will range from from 50p-£1.50.  All children will have the opportunity to purchase an item when they visit the stalls during class time. There will be a wide range of items for sale ranging from Christmas crafts to homebaking.  We will also be running some raffles.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Enterprise Committee and P6 SCIAF group

Advent Assemblies

 

P4 Advent Assembly will take place in St Joseph’s Church on Thursday 13th December at 6.15pm.  All parents and staff welcome.

A collection will take place for Missio

P5/7 – Click on link to indicate number of guests attending

 

P5 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Friday 7th December at 2pm.

A collection will take place for Social Bite

P6 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Friday 14th December at 2pm.

A collection will take place for SCAIF

P7 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Wednesday 19th December at 2pm

A collection will take place for Marie Curie

Infant Nativities

St Joseph’s Primary will be presenting Infant Nativities on the following dates and time.

Each heading below is a link to the Nativity Ticket Request form.

Please have your ticket requests in by Friday 23rd November.

P1 – Sleepy Shepherd

Tuesday 11th December at 10am

Thursday 13th December at 2pm

P2 – The Nativity

Tuesday 4th December 10am

Thursday 6th December at 2pm

P3 – We Three Kings

Monday 17th December at 10am

Tuesday 18th December at 2pm