I wish to bring the following to your attention.
A note explaining Phonological Awareness Training (PAT) has been uploaded on the school website. This mainly concerns children in classes from Infants to Third Class.
Any child interested in joining the choir for the Communion preparation Masses is requested to attend Ballybrown Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 8th. where Marguerite will meet you.
The Parents Association members are putting the final touches to the Bagpacking in Tesco. Volunteers are needed for the 5p.m. to 7 p.m. slot on Thursday December 16th. Please contact Rosemary at the school.
There will be a Colours Day on Friday December 10th to raise money for the Parents Association. €1 per child is requested.
Last Friday, we had a Board Games Day in school. All classes brought in games and it was a great success. €340 was raised. I have since purchased Monopoly, Chess, Draughts, Snakes & Ladders and am on the look out for more bargains. These games are kept in the school and all classes have access to them.
There is still grave concern about parking and general driver behaviour in the vicinity of the school. Parents are using the disabled spots to drop off children and allowing children to run through the staff parking area. There have been several close calls lately. The Parents Association has decided to steward the Car Park in response to this. I am very grateful to them for this and ask all drivers to co-operate. The safety of children is our only concern.