Sunday, January 30, 2011

School note January 27th 2011

Dear parents,
Last Friday, pupils from First to Sixth Classes attended Music in the Classroom in the Concert Hall. As usual, it was a great success and the reaction of children and teachers was extremely positive. Thanks to the teachers for preparing the children so that they were able to participate fully.
This week, Clan Cluana Theatre Company visited the school and staged a production of the story of Cuchulainn for children from 2nd to 6th classes.
Catholic Schools Week begins next Monday. There will be a range of activities throughout the school to mark Lá le Bríde (St Bridget's Day) on Tuesday and Grandparents' Day on Wednesday..
The deadline to place your child's name on the list of Applicants for Enrolment in Junior Infants in September 2011 is 3 p.m. tomorrow Friday 28th January.
Well done to the Ballybrown NS team who took part in the Community Games Quiz last Saturday and qualified for the County Final. The team consisted of Cian O Dea, Michael Kelly, Caoimhe Mooney and Cian Griffin.
I wish to remind parents that it is necessary to contact the school if your child is absent from school. A note to the Class teacher or a phone call to the office will suffice. As Principal, I am obliged to inform the National Education Welfare Board of any child who is absent from school for 20 days in a school year.
If any parent wishes to meet a teacher, it is essential that you make an appointment. This allows the teacher to give you his/her full attention and to minimise disruption for the rest of the class. Your co-operation in this matter is appreciated.
The next meeting of the school's Parents' Association will take place on Thursday February 3rd at 8.30 p.m.
Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons