Thursday, December 10, 2015

School note December 10th


Dear parents,

                    Yesterday, West Midlands Theatre Company from  Birmingham staged a performance of 'Beauty And The Beast' for children from First to Fourth class. It was greatly enjoyed by all.            

                    On  Monday,  December 21st., the school will stage a Christmas Carol Service in St. Joseph's Church. There will be two performances, one at 10.15 a.m. and another at 11.30 a.m. As space is limited, I suggest that parents of children from Junior Infants to Second class inclusive might attend at 10.15 a.m. and parents of children from 3rd. to 6th. class  attend at 11.30 a.m.

                  Third class are staging 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' next week. All classes will be given an opportunity to enjoy this event on Thursday 17th.  and there will be two performances for parents and family  of Third class pupils in the Halla at 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m on Friday 18th. Early booking essential!

                   Fr. Cussen will visit the school today and tomorrow to conduct a Service of Reconciliation for Children from Third to Sixth Classes inclusive.

                I am keenly aware of the financial pressures that all families face at this time of year. The Parents Association has asked me to inform you that, as was the case for the last few years, they will donate a gift to the staff on behalf of all parents. Teachers do not expect a gift from children. If children would like to give something personal they could perhaps make their own card as a gift to their teacher.

                Parking: As the weather deteriorates, it is important for parents to be conscious at all times of safety in the vicinity of the school. I wish to highlight particularly children crossing from the Car Park to the school entrance. Nobody should park in that area at any time. Parents are requested to use the Resource Centre carpark and the Church carpark.

               Book Fair: The turnover from the Book Fair came to €1926.53. The school is now entitled to buy books to the value of 60% of this amount i.e. €1150 approx. Thanks especially are due to the parents who gave so generously of their time to sell books on Thursday and Friday.

                 Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games: Art Competition – this competition will take place tomorrow FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER in Ballybrown Resource Centre from 3-5pm. This competition is open to Boys/Girls from U8's – U16's. A4 paper will be provided but children must bring whatever colouring media and accessories they want to do the competition with (crayons, markers, paints, charcoal etc.) No visual aids or pictures will be allowed. The theme is 'A Community Games based activity'. Kids get practising! There is a small charge of €1 per child.

Gach dea ghuí,


J. Lyons