## Thursday, October 25, 2012

### School note October 25th 2012

25-10-2012
Dear parents,
I wish to bring the following to your attention.
The school’s Halloween fancy dress party will go ahead tomorrow October 26th. Sixth Class decorated the Halla today. As part of the Green School project, there will be a special prize for the best costume made from Recycled Material.
Third Class pupils have just finished a 6 week programme with John Clancy of Cycling Safety Ireland. Every child in the class is now able to cycle and has received training in road safety. This is an excellent programme and we are lucky to have Mr Clancy’s expertise at our disposal.
Swimming classes for Sixth Class in Askeaton Leisure Centre will start on Wednesday November 7th for a six-week block.
The Recycling Day in aid of the Parents Association will go ahead tomorrow, Friday October 26th. Clothes, shoes etc to be dropped inside the front gate by 10 a.m. If it is raining tomorrow, please bring bags to Reception. Old mobile phones also accepted.
The Ballybrown Thursday Club will hold a Cake Sale in the School Hall on Sunday next October 28th at 11.45 a.m. Proceeds in aid of the Resource Centre. There will be a competition for children for the Best Halloween Cupcakes.
School will reopen after midterm break on Monday November 5th.
Yours,
____________
J. Lyons
Principal

## Friday, October 19, 2012

### Problem of the day Friday

Problem of the Day

Friday October 19th.

Rang a haon agus a dó:

Name 2 shapes that cannot roll.

A farmer had 24 cows in his herd on Monday. He bought 12 more at the mart on Tuesday, sold 10 on Wednesday and bought 5 more on Thursday. When he came home from the mart on Friday, he had 40 cows. How many did he buy on Friday?

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

Peter had €40. He spent a quarter of his money on toys and €12 on DVD's. How much money had he left?

The score in the 1971 Munster Final was:

Limerick 4-16: Tipperary 3-18.

Which team won? By how many points?

How many goals and points were scored in total?

How many years ago was 1971? If John was 9 years old in 1971, what age is he now?

Rang a cúig agus a sé

Mark has 6 coins. One third of his coins are 10c coins. The value of the 10c coins is equal to 1/8 of the total value of all the coins. What coins has he? How much money has he in total?

An orange and 2 apples cost €1. An apple and 2 oranges cost 80c. How much does an apple cost? How much does an orange cost?

## Thursday, October 18, 2012

### Problem of the Day Thursday

Problem of the Day

Thursday October 18th. 2012.

Rang a haon agus a dó

Wayne Rooney scored 28 goals last season, Robin Van Persie scored 33 and Fernando Torres scored 14. How many did the three players score in total?

Which player scored exactly twice as many as another?

How many more did Van Persie score than Rooney?

Rang a Trí agus a Ceathar

Mary thought of a number and multiplied it by 8. She then added 4 before dividing by 6.She multiplied it by 10 and took away 4. She ended up with 56. What number did she start with?

Rang a cúig agus a sé

A football team won 2 more games than it lost. If it won 3/5 of all its games, how many games did the team play?

### School note October 18th

18-10-2012

Dear Parents,

I wish to bring the following to your attention.

Parking is limited at the moment while construction is ongoing next to the school. It is a big help that so many parents park in the Church grounds. Please remind all children that, in the event of a child not being collected, they should return to the school and inform a teacher who will contact parents or minders. Parents can be delayed for any reason, usually traffic, road works etc.

This is Maths Week and classes are involved in a range of activities, including Maths trails, Problem of the Day etc. The Problem of the Day is on the website www.ballybrownns.ie

There will be a 'Green and White' day tomorrow, Friday October19th to show support for Ballybrown hurlers who are in the Intermediate County Final on Saturday. All proceeds to the Parents Association. €1 per child if possible.

Well done to Ella Shanahan and Mark Mullally who were prizewinners

in the Young Poet of the Year competition run as part of Cuisle Poetry festival. The prizes were presented at a ceremony in the Daghda Dance Space in St. John's Square last Saturday morning. The event attracted entries from all over Ireland.

The Parents Association will be holding the annual 'Rag and Phone' collection at the school on Friday 26th. October.    All old clothes, shoes, bed linen are accepted. Bags were issued today.  Any old mobile phones will also be accepted.

Please note that tickets for the Halloween Party on Oct.31st from 8-10pm, being run by the Community Games Committee, will go on sale tomorrow Friday Oct.19th in the school hall at 9.15a.m.,at a cost of €5.

Please check the school website for up to date information on any topic relating to school life.

Gach dea ghuí,

_____________

J. Lyons

Principal.

### Problems of the Day Monday

Problem of the Day

Monday October 15th.2012

Fifth and Sixth Classes:

A book costs €5 more than a copy. A book and a copy cost €5.50  in total.

How much does a book cost?

How much does a copy cost?

Problem of the Day

Third And Fourth Classes

A bowl is filled with oranges and apples. In total, there are 20 pieces of fruit. For every 3 oranges, there is one apple.

How many apples are in the bowl?

How many oranges are in the bowl?

Problem of the Day

Monday October 15th.2012

First and Second Classes

Which number comes next?

1, 3, 5, 7, -, -,

### Problem of the Day Tuesday

Problem of the Day

Tuesday October 16th.

Rang a haon & a dó

If today is Tuesday October 16th. , what day of the week will October 20th. be?

What date will next Tuesday be?

What date was last Tuesday?

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

Name 4 places that are between 1 km. and 10 km. from this school.

Rang a cúig & a sé

¾ of Mary's money is €24. How much money has Mary?

### Problem of the Day Wednesday October 18th

Problem of the Day

Wednesday

Rang a haon agus a dó:

(A)   Today’s date is October 17th. John’s birthday is next Wednesday. What date is his birthday?

(B) Write five hundred and five as a numeral

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

(A)   The oldest printed book in China was made in 868 AD. How many years ago was that?

(B)     Ann started reading at 3.50. p.m. and stopped reading at 4.25 p.m. How long did she spend reading?

Rang a cúig agus a sé

(A)   What are the next two numbers in this sequence?

7,5,9,4,11,3,….

(B)   Each letter stands for a number. Find the value of each letter.

SEND

MORE

MONEY

### Problem of the Day Thursday

Problem of the Day

Thursday October 18th. 2012.

Rang a haon agus a dó

Wayne Rooney scored 28 goals last season, Robin Van Persie scored 33 and Fernando Torres scored 14. How many did the three players score in total?

Which player scored exactly twice as many as another?

How many more did Van Persie score than Rooney?

Rang a Trí agus a Ceathar

Mary thought of a number and multiplied it by 8. She then added 4 before dividing by 6.She multiplied it by 10 and took away 4. She ended up with 56. What number did she start with?

Rang a cúig agus a sé

A football team won 2 more games than it lost. If it won 3/5 of all its games, how many games did the team play?

## Tuesday, October 16, 2012

### Gaelic Football semi final

Ballybrown NS v St Patrick’s in North Campus all-weather facility in UL on Thursday Oct 18th at 11.50 a.m.

## Thursday, October 11, 2012

### School note October 11th 2012

11-10-2012

Dear parents,

A meeting for parents of children receiving First Holy Communion in 2013 will take place in the school Hall tonight at 8 p.m. It is very important that all families are represented.

Children in Second Class travelled to Curraghchase today to mark National Tree Day, 'Lá na gCrann'. On Monday, the pupils of Fifth and Sixth Classes were guests at Limerick Racecourse where they met jockey Andrew Mc Namara and trainer Michael Hourigan and learned about life in the horseracing industry.

Thank you to all the parents who park in the Church Car Park while building is going on beside the school. Your co- operation is greatly appreciated. A number of parents are parking in the yellow box directly in front of the school gate and in the Disabled area. Please leave these areas free at all times.

A Rag and Phone Day will take place on Friday October 26th. (the last day before Mid-term break) . A note from the Parents Association will issue nearer to the date.    There will be a Colours Day on Friday October 19th . All proceeds to the Parents Association.

Thank you to the Parents Association who this week presented a cheque for €500 to the school to go to the purchase of materials needed   for Literacy and Numeracy initiatives.

Well done to our school Under 13 football team who defeated Patrickswell NS to qualify for the semi-final of the Cumann na mBunscol competition. Best wishes to the Ballybrown minor football  and intermediate  camogie teams who play in  County Finals on Saturday.

A Halloween party for primary school children, which will include many games and prizes, will take place in Ballybrown GAA clubhouse on Halloween night, Wednesday 31st October from 8pm-10pm. Tickets will go on sale next Friday 19th October in the school.  Price:€5 each (adults and preschoolers free).

Gach dea-ghuí,

____________

J. Lyons

Principal

## Friday, October 5, 2012

### School note October 4th

4-10-2012.

Dear parents,

Groundworks have begun on the Resource Centre next to the school. This is a particularly busy time and I appeal to all parents to be vigilant. In wet weather, visbility is a major difficulty. Bus and Disabled parking areas must be kept clear at all times. Please do not drop children in the Staff parking area as they may pass in front of, or behind, other traffic. Many parents are using the Church car park and this is a great help.

Today is All Ireland Poetry Day and every class in the school learned, read, or listened to poetry today. It was enjoyed by all. Already this year, over a hundred children composed poems for the Cuisle Poetry festival which takes place in Limerick on the weekend of October 12th to 14th.

Well done to our boys and girls Under 13 football teams who have both been in action this week. The boys will play Lisnagry NS tomorrow and Patrickswell on Tuesday. All our Cumann na mBunscol fixtures are on the school website www.ballybrownns.ie

Trials for the Limerick County Cross Country championships will take place tomorrow, Friday, in the school field straight after school.  This is open to boys and girls from Third to Sixth Classes.

The Parents Association will meet in the school on Monday next October 8th. at 8.30 p.m.

A meeting of parents of children making First Holy Communion next May will take place in the school on Thursday next October 11th at 8 p.m.

Parent Teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday November 21st and Thursday November 22nd between 3.15 p.m. and 6 p.m. More details closer to the date.

Gach dea-ghuí,

______________

J. Lyons

Principal