In this Sunday’s Gospel, the father represents God and the sons represent ways that we can respond to him. Initially one son refused his father’s request, but then he had a change of heart for the better. This Gospel message sets us all a challenge. Sometimes we may not always respond to God in the best way, however, God is always there to welcome a change of heart.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your fantastic support of the MacMillan Coffee Morning today. I have been told of the support in the hall, which was full of people having a lovely catch up and at the same time raising money for a great cause. When we have added up the final amount we will let you know. Thank you to all the kind ladies and children that helped with the teas and cakes and also to all the bakers. All containers are at the front office for collection. Apologies from myself for not being able to make it.
Next week, as a special treat for the children, we have arranged for an inflatable Planetarium to visit the school. I have asked the children to reach for the stars this year and hopefully they will all benefit from these exciting one off opportunities. The PTFA have very kindly paid for this learning opportunity and every child from FS2 to Y6 will visit the planetarium for a special Science Session. This should inspire the children before a National Space Week next week.
When was the last time you looked at the school website or twitter feed? Did you know this newsletter is available as are all previous ones. Take a look at www.st-paulinus.co.uk . The twitter feed periodically has different photos or comments about daily school life. Search for @stpaulinus We also have a facebook page.
Next Friday it is the Harvest Celebration Mass or Assembly at 10am. For the past few years we have brought in tinned foods that are then boxed up and given to the Middlesbrough Food Bank. This will help families locally in the Guisborough area. Please remember to only send in dry or canned goods, nothing fresh that can go off! It is our intention to do the same again this year and I ask you to support this very worthy cause. Remember that they rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, please donate in-date non-perishable food.
Mrs Hemblade continues to be unwell and I hope that you will join me in wishing her a speedy recovery. Mrs Tetley will continue to work alongside Mrs Ellis in our Nursery sessions.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone.
Mr GeavesNewsletter 29-09-2017