Tuesday, June 9, 2015

School Note June 9th

Dear parents,

                      Mr Hodnett and Ms Gibbons are busy organising Active School Week which runs from next Monday June 15th through to Friday 19th. All details on school website. It promises to be a great success. There is a great range of activities planned. I appreciate the thought, planning and effort that have gone into organising this.

             End of year School Reports will issue to all families next week along with an explanatory note re interpreting your child's standardised tests and a note regarding class arrangements for next year.  Please supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope by Friday June 12th., minimum DL size (22cm x 11 cm). Separate envelopes required for each pupil.

            All classes from First to Sixth go on School Tour on Thursday. Please ensure your child is at school in time. Tour details are on www.ballybrownns.ie. All children are asked to stay in the schoolyard as on a normal school morning until their teacher brings them to the bus. No spending money needed. Sunhats and plenty of water strongly recommended as the forecast for Thursday is very promising.  No mobile phones, cameras, or any IT devices allowed. This decision was agreed at Board of Management level.  Every year, valuable items are lost or left behind on buses, in dressing rooms or other areas. The school is also acutely conscious of the issue of Cyberbullying. No exceptions will be made in this regard.  If there is any delay on the return journey, the school will text parents. I am sure everybody will have a great day.  The children from this school can always be relied upon to represent the school impeccably, no matter the occasion.

              Uniform: During the current spell of fine weather, children may wear plain navy shorts if they choose. No stripes or logos please.

              The boys and girls in Sixth Class are working on the 2015 school magazine. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office.

             The Graduation of 6th class takes place on Wednesday 24th. June at 1.30pm in the school.  We are looking for volunteers to help serve teas and coffees. Please contact the school if you can help for an hour.


Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday 12th  June.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15a.m. that morning.   Many thanks in advance for your help.



Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons