Thursday, January 13, 2011

School note January 13th 2011

Dear parents,
I wish to bring the following to your attention.
Music in the Classroom takes place next Friday January 21st in the University Concert Hall. All pupils form First to Sixth Classes will attend this excellent event. Buses will depart at 9.15 a.m. sharp. Monies to be paid to your child's teacher.  The cost including bus, concert etc is €12 per child.
.School will close at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow Friday January 14th to facilitate a teachers' meeting.
First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday May 14th  at 11a.m. in Ballybrown Church.
The school is now taking applications for enrolment in Junior Infants in September 2011. If you have not received an application form, please contact the school. Closing date for applications is Friday January 28th at 3 p.m.
We in the school are acutely aware of the difficult financial situation facing many parents and the changed circumstances that prevail compared to a few years ago. One of the biggest expense facing parents is the annual school tour, especially if there are a number of children in the family. Having consulted with the Parents Association, the school will issue a ballot paper next week to all parents seeking their opinion on whether to hold tours annually or biennially i.e.. every second year 2012, 2014 etc 
Ballybrown Camogie club has asked me to inform you that unwanted clothes, bedlinen etc may be dropped at the clubhouse on Sunday January 23rd as part of their fundraising drive. Mobile phones will be accepted separately. Further information from Marion  Mulqueen.
During the cold snap in late December, the school suffered extensive water damage due to burst pipes. I would like to thank Mike Mc Gregor of Clarina Construction for his speedy response on December 27th. Also our caretaker Frank whose vigilance averted more serious damage.

Gach dea-ghuĂ­,
J. Lyons