I wish to bring the following to your attention.
The starting date for the Community Centre/ Resource House is next Monday September 24th. This will have implications for the school in terms of parking. Approximately half of the car parking area currently used by parents will be taken over by the builder until the completion of the project. Entrance and exit will be through one opening, the opening nearest the school. There will be approximately 20 spaces available to parents. I would encourage parents to use the Church Car Park as much as possible. As the first few weeks will be very busy, parents are advised to exercise extreme caution. Representatives of the Community Council, Board of Management and Parents Association have met on a number of occasions to try to minimise hazards but ultimately responsibility lies with each and every parent to be extra mindful of children going to and from school. Please respect the need for Bus, Disabled and Staff parking.
All children will attend a special Mass for the opening of the school year in the Church tomorrow morning at 10.15 a.m.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m.
I have noticed a number of children arriving at school after 9.20 a.m. on a regular basis. This causes unnecessary disruption and I would urge parents to try to have children at school by 9.15 a.m.
Parents of Sixth Class are advised that application forms and information sheets relating to post-primary school were distributed today. Please read these carefully.
Finally, it is school policy to put relevant information about all school-related activities, including sports fixtures, on the school website www.ballybrownns.ie. Please check the website regularly.