Thursday, May 1, 2014

School note May 1st. 2014

Dear parents,

                     It is the last term of the school year already and promises to be an extremely busy time. Visitors to the school have remarked on the eyecatching Maths displays in the corridors. This is part of the school's Numeracy strategy. Tomorrow, Friday, the final of Table Toppers will take place in the Halla. Mr. Lordan has coordinated this event. Excitement is mounting in all classes. Well done to all the teachers and children who have worked so hard on this initiative.

                             School Tours: All classes will go on school tour, on either May 28th or May 29th., four weeks from today. I realise that this is an expensive time, especially for families with a number of children going on tour. Please see overleaf for information on cost, destination etc.                    

                    Attendance: In the event of any pupil reaching a total of 20 days absence from school in a school year, the school is required by law to make a report to the National Education Welfare Board. Parents are advised to be aware of this and to be mindful of their child's attendance record. I have already submitted a number of such reports during this school year.

                    Already, Lost Property contains a number of school uniform fleeces. Please ensure your child's name is on every item of clothing.

             Tim Toomey and Mike Gavin have commenced work with Mr. Hodnett's Sixth Class on the raised beds in the school garden. So far, they have planted onions, shallots and garlic. We are grateful for all the time and expertise provided.

            School GAA: The Under 13 hurling team defeated St Nessan's, Mungret in the Olo Cup on Tuesday. The Under 13 camogie team also defeated St Nessan's. Both teams topped their group and advance to the next round.

Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday 9th May 2014.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  Many Thanks in advance for your help.

Community Games: Please check the school website for Community Games news.

Irish Dancing: Congratulations to Blaithin & Roisin Musgrave, Ellie Smith and Cliodhna Hall who recently competed in the World Irish Dancing Championships in London. They successfully returned home with World Medals finishing 9th, 10th and 13th in their respective 8 - hand competitions. Best of luck as they represent Ballybrown N.S. in Scor na bPáisti in L.I.T. tonight.

Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons