Friday, February 11, 2011

School note February 10th 2011

Dear parents,
I wish to bring the following to your attention.
Several parents have contacted me to voice their fears about safety of children in the Car Park and in the general school environs. There have been a number of near-accidents recently. I appeal to all parents to be extremely vigilant and to park in designated areas only. Parking or stopping in a yellow box is forbidden as is parking in areas designated for bus or disabled parking.  Some bollards have been placed near the exit of the car park to mark out a safe walking area for children as far as the school gate. The Board of Management has written to An Garda Síochána for further direction in this regard.
School will be closed for midterm break on Thursday and Friday February 24th and 25th.
The Green Schools Committee is hard at work at the moment. Today, Tim Toomey of the Tidy Towns Committee visited the school to advise members of the Committee on keeping the school and its surroundings tidy.
Leonora O Sullivan who was our  Artist in School last year has started work in the school again this year. She began with Junior Infants this week working with clay and will return tomorrow. All costs paid for by the Parents' Association. Leonora will work with every class in the school this term
As part of the Croke Park Agreement, all teachers are now required to work 36 hours per year outside of school hours. This will take the form of School Development Planning, curricular planning or Continuing Professional Development, usually on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.
Ballybrown GAA club wish to announce that the juvenile club will hold its registration night on Friday February 11th. in the clubhouse from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.
Ballybrown Camogie Club Registration will also  take place tomorrow Friday 11th February  from 8.15pm-9.15pm in Ballybrown Club House. Cost: €20 for 1 Child, €30 for 2, €40 for 3 or more. Any new players please bring a copy of Birth Cert. Further Info Contact Sarah Byrnes Secretary - 086 7749886.
Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons