Thursday, March 6, 2014

School note March 6th 2014

Dear parents,

                    This is Book Week. Today is World Book Day. A great variety of activities are going on throughout the school to encourage children to read including Mystery Readers, A story as a School and My Favourite Book. Ask your child about these. For younger children, reading to your child is time well spent. Check the school website for tips for parents.

                   Last week, our Fourth Class boys played indoor hurling. Training has commenced  for the Olo Cup and under 13 competitions. David Dooley has been visiting the school each Tuesday afternoon for hurling coaching with Third class and Second class. Under 13 Camogie will be starting shortly.  Hurling helmets, in green and white, with ‘Ballybrown NS’ stamped on them may be ordered from the school at a subsidised rate of €50 each.    They come in three sizes. Small, Medium and Large.

                 Next week is Seachtain na Gaeilge. The school always enjoys this week  as we approach St Patrick’s Day. Tráth na gCeist, ceol, sport & scléip ar siúl. Check out:

            Ballybrown Tidy Towns Committee and our Green Schools Committee are co operating over the rest of this year to create a school garden.  The raised beds are in place and plans are being devised for the growing season. Thanks to Tim Toomey, Michael Gavin and Michael John Cosgrave for all the help.               

  Parents Association news:  There will be a Colours Day on Friday 14th March.  Suggested contribution € 2 per child. All proceeds to the Parents Association.

Confirmation - The Parents Association are looking for volunteers  to help on the day of the Confirmation, Thurs 3rd April.  We need 4 people to help set up from 11am to 12 noon and around 10 volunteers from 2pm till 4 pm.  Please contact Claire Shields on 085 7846 255 if you are free that day

The Great Limerick Run is having a Kids Run, on Saturday the 3rd May.  This takes place in UL, and there is a limit of 500 children for each wave.  The school will receive €5  of the entry fee for each child.  More details can be found on the website.


Gach dea -ghuí,



J. Lyons