Thursday, September 27, 2012

school note September 27th

Dear Parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

Last Friday all pupils and staff attended a Mass for the start of the new school year in Ballybrown Church. Thanks to Fr. O Connor for all his help with the preparations and to Mrs Dillon and the members of the school choir who added greatly to the occasion.

               The GAA season is in full swing. Last Saturday, our boys played in the Ard Scoil Rís hurling tournament, reaching the semi-final where they lost by one point to eventual winners Clonlara N.S.. However, we did have something to show for our efforts as we were runners-up in the Shield competition. It was a long day, beginning with registration at 9.15 a.m., but enjoyable for all concerned. Special thanks to Mr Lordan and Mr Hennessy who gave so generously of their time last Saturday.

           Please check your child’s Homework Diary every night, Monday to Thursday. It is a good idea to sign the Homework Diary and check that homework is being done properly.

The Healthy Eating policy has been a great success for many years. A minority of pupils bring in chocolate, bars etc.  The sugar content of many ‘Health/ Cereal Bars’ is very high. It would be appreciated if everybody would stick to the suggested lunch of fruit, sandwich and water.

 *Tomorrow is the closing date for the Allianz schools personal accident insurance.

 **Credit Union for all classes will resume tomorrow morning in school.

               I would like to express my gratitude to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. All monies are spent on Art & Craft materials used in class and to defray the cost of photocopying. . 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.

Le dea mhéin,



J. Lyons