Thursday, November 16, 2017

School note November 16th

16-11-2017

Dear parents,

                       It has been another busy week in Ballybrown NS.

                        Yesterday, John Clancy of  Cycling Right presented certificates to Fifth Class who have completed a six-week cycling programme.

                      Last Friday, Tadhg O Shea from Twomey's Bakery paid a visit to the school. He had heard that Ms Keyes' class were bitterly disappointed when there was no fáinne in their Báirín Breac at Hallowe'en. Tadhg gave every child a báirín breac. The class sang the Báirín Breac song for Tadhg to say 'Go Raibh Maith agat' to him for his kind gesture.

            Dean and Cian, students in LIT Sports Department, began a four week programme of  Fundamental Movement Skills with Junior & Senior infants last Friday.

           Killian Gavin, hurling coach, began skills coaching  with Ms Griffin's and Mr Sheehy's classes last Friday afternoon.

            Ms Burke's class were delighted when Fear an phoist  Joe Kiely called to see them last Friday and talked about his work. We appreciate his generosity.

            Mr Eddie Cunningham, an engineer who works with Dell, visited Sixth Class as part of Junior Entrepreneur programme.

           Science Week: This is Science Week. A range of interesting activities are going on in classes throughout the school. Lismore Mobile Science Workshop will visit the school on Monday next November 20th. to provide a practical Science  workshop with 5th & 6th classes.  Cost €4 per child. Please give money to your class teacher.

         

          Book Fair: The Book Fair will take place today, Thursday November 16th.  and tomorrow Friday November 17th . Books will be available for viewing by all classes today.  Books on sale today between 2p.m. - 4p.m. and between  7.30pm and 9 pm, or tomorrow from 9a.m.-10 a.m. or from 2.pm. to 3.30pm.

              Congratulations to Seán O Brien, Emer Conroy and Jools Deegan who were selected to play on Limerick City football selections this week.

          The school is now taking applications for enrolment for Junior Infants for September 2018. There are already almost 50 applicants. Please contact the school office any day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

                Our best wishes to Mr Keoghan who will be married tomorrow.

                Please remember to check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons

 

Principal

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

School note November 9th

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    Parents of children in Mr Lordan's class who were due to have parent -teacher meetings on Wednesday October 25th will have meetings on Wednesday next November 15th. All other classes have completed their meetings. As usual, there was almost 100% attendance.

                    Fourth class enjoyed the first of six swimming lessons in Askeaton Leisure Centre yesterday. It will be the turn of  Third class after Christmas holidays.

                    The children in Mr Sheehy's and Ms Griffin's classes will enjoy hurling lessons with a coach from Ballybrown GAA club tomorrow and each Friday until Christmas. Hurley and helmet needed, if possible.

                    All three Infant classes will take part in a PE module with  Sport and Leisure students from LIT each Friday morning for the remainder of this term.

                   Tomorrow, all children from Third to Sixth classes will attend UCH for a performance of 'Cork Pops'. All classes have been learning songs in readiness for the big day. Thanks to the Parents Association who have paid for the buses to UL.

                     Best wishes to Ms Griffin, Second Class teacher,  who plays for Munster v the Barbarians in Thomond Park tomorrow evening.

   Congratulations to Mr Sheehy  and his wife on the birth of their second child, a boy.

Colours Day- The Parents Association would like to thank the parents for their contribution to Colours Day on Friday October 21st.  €465 was collected on the day. 

Book Fair - The Book Fair will take place on Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th this year. Books will be available for viewing by all classes on Thursday November 16th. The Parents Association are looking for volunteers with the Book Fair. If you are available to assist on Thursday Nov 16th between 2-4pm or between 7.30-9pm or on Friday November 17th between 9am-10am or from 2pm to 3.30pm, please text Susan MacNamara on 087-2257625.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

 

Principal

Thursday, October 26, 2017

School note Thursday 26th October

Dear parents,

                      I wish to bring the following to your attention.

            Mr Lordan's brother, Conor, died in a workplace accident on Sunday last while helping to repair a roof which was damaged in the storm. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, children and family. Today's Parent-Teacher meetings have been postponed until Wednesday November 8th.  to allow teachers travel to West Cork for the removal.

            Yesterday, 75 children from this school took part in the Limerick Primary School Cross Country Championships in Limerick Racecourse.  Well done to all who took part. There were excellent performances from so many children. Special thanks to Mr Sheehy, Mr McCarthy and all the parents who assisted.

            Congratulations to Mr Barry  and his wife Sinéad (who taught in Ballybrown NS last school year) on the birth of their first child, a boy.

            Fifth Class children have completed a six-week programme with Cycling Safety School. It was very worthwhile.

            Fourth class begin a six-week swimming module on Wednesday November 8th in Askeaton Leisure Centre. Third Class will have swimming lessons after Christmas.

           Music: All children from 3rd to 6th classes will attend Cork Pops in UL Concert Hall on Friday November 10th. Tickets cost €10 each. The Parents Association are paying for the buses on the day. This is a very generous gesture.

            Colours DayThere will be a Colours Day in the school  tomorrowFriday October 27th, to coincide with the children getting dressed up for Halloween and the start of mid-term break. Suggested donation of €2 per child. All proceeds to the Parents Association. Home-made costumes are ideal. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Book Fair - The Book Fair will take place on Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th this year. Books will be available for viewing by all classes on Thursday November 16th. The Parents Association are looking for volunteers with the Book Fair. If your are available to assist on Thursday Nov 16th between 2-4pm or between 7.30-9pm or on Friday November 17th between 9am-10am or from 2pm to 3.30pm, please text Susan MacNamara on 087-2257625.

Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games:Draughts have started back in the Resource Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6.45 to 7.45. All are welcome and training will be provided. The cost is €2.00 per person.

School will close tomorrow Friday at 3 p.m. for mid-term and reopen on Monday November 6th.

 Ballybrown Parish Choir: We would love to hear from new members,  if you are someone who enjoys singing then why not sing in our choir?     Rehearsals for Christmas now ongoing Tuesday nights 8 p.m. in the church – so it's a good time to join.  For further information please contact the Parish Office 061 353454


Gach dea-ghuí,


 

J. Lyons

Principal