Wednesday, February 19, 2014

School note February 18th 2014

Dear parents,
                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.
                     Like most homes in the parish, the school was without electricity from Wednesday lunchtime. Power did not return until midday on Friday. The school suffered some structural damage to the roof on Wednesday. I am most grateful to Mike McGregor and Bernard O Brien who secured the damaged section on Wednesday in dreadful conditions.
                     Welcome back to Mrs. Hanly who returned to school yesterday after maternity leave. Thanks to Mr.  Hodnett who did an excellent job in her absence.
                    Congratulations to all 42 Sixth Class pupils who have secured places in secondary schools of their choice.
                     Swimming was cancelled last Wednesday due to the storm but Fourth Class will complete their swimming programme tomorrow, Wednesday. Thank you to Brigid Leahy and Michelle Waters who accompanied Mr Hodnett and the class.
                  Tomorrow, Sixth Class will have a visit from History expert Melissa Shiels, who is employed by Heritage Ireland. Melissa will cover The Renaissance and The Norman periods, complete with costume. It promises to be a great experience.
                Last week, Fifth and Sixth Classes visited UL as part of Science Week. Next week, Pat Cannon, an engineer with Vistakon, will visit the school as part of Engineers Week.
             Yesterday evening, all teachers and Special Needs Assistants completed the final part of a four hour course on First Aid and Dealing with Critical Incidents
                As notified already, school will be closed on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February for midterm break.             
                    Ballybrown Camogie Club Registration Night will be held on Friday 21st of Feb at 7:30 pm at the club house. 2014 Registration Fees are €30 for the first child and €25 per child thereafter. Fee includes Club membership sports insurance and Camogie Board Registration.
                 I have been asked to remind children that there are no Comhaltas music classes this week due to mid-term.

Gach dea ghuí,

J. Lyons