Thursday, November 7, 2019

School note November 7th

 

7-11-2019

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     Internet Safety is a topic greatly in the news. Many children speak in school of playing the online game 'Fortnite'.  The PGEI rating is 12 years old. I advise parents to read about this game by following this link. https://www.webwise.ie/parents/explained-what-is-fortnite/

 

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.

School GAA: Ballybrown NS contested both the boys and girls football finals in the Gaelic Grounds this week. The girls team lost narrowly but performed very well. The boys had better fortune and defeated our neighbours Gaelscoil an Ráithín by 2-2 to 0-2. A special thanks to  the teachers involved in preparing  all our school teams.

Parents Association news:

1.       The first meeting of the Parents association will take place on Tuesday the 12th November at 7.30 p.m.  in the school halla. We would greatly appreciate as many parents to attend as possible.  

 The annual Book Fair is taking place on the 14th and 15th November in the School   Hall. The times are as detailed below. We are looking for volunteers to help with each time slot if you are available please email emmaharris@live.com or text 0851134368, your help would be greatly appreciated. Times:

·        Thursday 14th November 2pm to 4pm and 7.30 pm to 9pm

 

·        Friday 15th November 9.00am to 10am and 2 pm to 3.30pm.

 

Time to declutter? Community Clothing Recycle event tomorrow Friday  November 8th. Drop off time at 8.45 a.m. at Ballybrown National School. All clean clothing and paired shoes, suitable for re-use welcome. Please no duvets & pillow cases. All monies raised from the event go towards school activities and resources.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons

Principal

Thursday, October 24, 2019

School note October 24th

24-10-2019

Dear parents,

                        The Halloween Fancy Dress which takes place tomorrow is one of the most keenly anticipated dates in the school calendar. Children may wear a costume with a Halloween theme. Fifth and Sixth classes are coordinating the Disco. Thanks to Mrs and Mr Barry for coordinating this.

                  Our girls and boys football teams have reached the final of the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol competition in the Gaelic Grounds. The girls final is on Wednesday November 6th at 11.45 a.m. The boys final is on Thursday November 7th at 10.45 a.m. Special thanks to all our team coaches.

               Board of Management: All families have received notice of a meeting to elect Parent Nominees to the incoming Board of Management. The meeting will take place in the school on Tuesday November 5th at 8 p.m. The term of the current Board ends on November 30th.

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

            Fourth class begin a six-week swimming module on Monday November 4th in Askeaton Leisure Centre.  Third Class will have swimming lessons after Christmas.                

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

School closes tomorrow for midterm at the usual time and reopens on Monday November 4th.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

Time to declutter? Community Clothing Recycle event on Friday  November 8th. Drop off time at 8.45 am at Ballybrown National School. All clean clothing and paired shoes, suitable for re-use welcome. Please no duvets & pillow cases. All monies raised from the event goes towards school activities and resources.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Football Finals

All football finals scheduled for the Gaelic Grounds next week have been cancelled. 

The Girls Football Final is now scheduled for Wednesday November 6th at 11.45 a.m.

Boys Under 13 semi final v JFK is in Clarina on Monday 21st October at 1 p.m.