Thursday, April 11, 2019

School note April 11th

11-4-2019

Dear parents,

                      The school's Under 13 camogie team played Monaleen NS yesterday. They put up a great display but lost narrowly. Beidh lá eile againn!

                     Table Toppers: The stage is set for the 2019 Grand Final of Table Toppers which takes place in school today. 

                    School Tours: All classes will go on school tour on Thursday June 20th. All teachers will be on tour that day. In order to give parents time to plan ahead, it is school policy to give parents as much advance notice as possible. Monies needed by May 30th as tour venues need to finalise numbers etc. Parents may pay by e payments after the Easter break should they choose this method. Otherwise, put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it and give to the class teacher.

 Yesterday, the Parents Association presented a cheque for €275 to Brian O Callaghan of Special Olympics Ireland.

                       Easter Holidays: School will close at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow for Easter and will reopen on Monday April 29th. Children in Junior and Senior Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m. on that day to ease traffic congestion.                               

                    ''DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018 - 2019 PROGRAMME": Mass 6 is on Holy Thursday night at 8 p.m.  Children are asked to be in the church 10 minutes before Mass. Please bring your candle.

                    Parents Association News:To date we are short on volunteers to hold the school bag packing day that is organised for the 27thApril 2019 in Dunnes in the Jetland Shopping Centre please let Caroline Sheehan know on 0879276776 if you are available to help on the day.   Time slots are 10 -12pm/12-2pm/2-4pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

                        The National Parents Council are holding a talk on  "Supporting parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" in the school on 9th May at 19.30. All are welcome to attend.

                       Mindfulness, Self-awareness classes to help and support children 5 - 12 years, who may be feeling anxious, lacking in self- confidence, self-esteem. Teaching them tools and techniques that they can use daily to build resilience and confidence. Classes starting end of April in 11, Thomas St. For more information contact Therese 087 7531979. 

                     Limerick Sports Partnership has organised an Eggs-Ercise Easter camp for children from April 16th to 18th. in the Factory, Southside Youth Space, Galvone Road, Limerick.  Register online at www.limericksports.ie or call Rachel, Laura or Dyon on (061) 333600.

                        Ballybrown GAA: Ballybrown Juvenile Club will run an Easter Camp again this year at our clubhouse pitch. Camp will run from WednesdayApril 24th to Friday April 26th, 9.30 to 1.00 each day. The cost is €30 for the first child and €20 for second, boys and girls from u6 to u13 are welcome.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

Tours

Thursday 20th June, 2019.

 

Junior and Senior Infants

Stonehall Farm

Price €18.00

 

1st  Class

Adventure World, UL

Price €35.00

 

2nd Class

Killarney National Park

Price €30.00

 

3rd Class and 4th Class

Tralee Bay Wetlands

Price €30.00

 

5th Class and 6th Class

Nevsail Watersports, Kilkee

Price €55.00

 

 

You can pay by ePayment or

give monies to your class teacher

Monies to be paid on or before Thursday 30th May

 



Thursday, April 4, 2019

School note April 4th

Dear parents,

                     We have reached the penultimate week of this school term. School will close for Easter on Friday April 12th at 12.30 p.m. Children in Junior and Senior Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m. on that day to ease traffic congestion. School will reopen on Monday April 29th at 9.15 a.m.

                     Reminder: Children are supervised from 9 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. each morning. Parents are requested not to bring children to school prior to 9 a.m. as the school will not be responsible for them. As all children assemble in the same yard, children line up in readiness for school. This is not playtime.

                 MPCC Credit Union: Credit Union will visit school tomorrow morning Friday April 5th.

                 School teams: Ballybrown NS under 13 hurling team lost to Patrickswell NS in the Olo Cup on Tuesday. Our under 13 camogie team defeated An Mhodh Scoil yesterday. Well done to both teams and their coaches. Under 13 hurling training today straight after school.

              Spelling Bee: Neal Buckley represented Ballybrown NS in the Limerick final of the Eason's Spelling Bee competition. Neal did us proud as he finished in third place.

              Parents Association News: Thanks to all parents who contributed to the recent clothing recycling day, which raised over €1000.  The Parents Association have donated €300 to St Gabriel's Respite Centre which is located in Mungret. There is a shortfall to open the centre.  https://www.stgabriels.ie/respite_house/ All remaining funds will go to a range of learning activities in St Josephs NS. 

The recent Colours Day in association with the Special Olympics raised €550. The Parents Association have decided to offer the Special Olympics 50% of monies raised. Again thanks to all families that contributed on the day. 

To date we are short on volunteers to hold the school bag packing day that is organised for the 27thApril 2019 in Dunnes in the Jetland Shopping Centre. Please let Caroline Sheehan know on 0879276776 if you are available to help on the day.   Time slots are 10 -12pm/12-2pm/2-4pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated. 

The National Parents Council are holding a talk on  "Supporting parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" in the school on 9th May at 19.30. All are welcome to attend.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

            

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

School note March 28th

28-3-2019

Dear parents,

                     Everybody in the school community is enjoying the glorious sunshine this week. It is ideal for the building work which is progressing very well. The blocklayers have been busy this week. I look forward to having the additional classroom and two Resource rooms available to us in the new school year.

                  Please ensure that your child's name is on all items of clothing. In the warm weather, many children take off jumpers and this can lead to confusion.

                   Junior Achievement: A big thank you to Rob Geary and Zimmer Biomet who delivered the Junior Achievement Programme to Ms Keyes' Senior Infants over the past 5 weeks. The children were excited to learn about how their families and communities acquire goods and services through hands-on, classroom- based activities. This week Junior Achievement concluded with the all the children working together to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses.

                    Our Under 13 hurlers played Ghaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh on Tuesday. They put up a great display and Mr Barry and Mr Tuohy were very encouraged despite the defeat. The school's Under 13 camogie team played the same opposition in the second game on Tuesday and recorded a great victory. Coaches Ms Hayes and Ms Keyes were delighted with the effort from all the girls. The second round of fixtures sees the boys travel to Patrickswell on Tuesday April 2nd. Throw in 1.30 p.m.

The camogie team play an Mhodh Scoil in Ballinacurra Gaels on Wednesday  April 3rd at 1 p.m.  Sport is so valuable for children as part of a healthy lifestyle, learning skills, making new friends, being part of a team and learning to accept victory and defeat as part of life.

               School will be closed on Thursday May 23rd as all teachers will attend Inservice on the Primary Language Curriculum on that day.  The school will be in use as a polling station for European Elections on Friday May 24th.

              Parents Association: The Parents Association have organised a bag packing day in Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre on Saturday 27th April from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Time slots are 10 -12 p.m./12-2 p.m./2-4 p.m. We need your help to cover around 10 tills for a 2 hour slot during the day. Please phone or text Caroline Sheehan on 087-9276776 to let her know your availability. Your help would be very much appreciated. All funds raised go to school activities.

 

                    Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website www.ballybrownns.ie . Check in on  Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal