Thursday, December 3, 2015

School note December 3rd 2015


Dear parents,

                     Yesterday, Limerick footballer Peter Nash visited the school to present medals to the members of the boys Under 13 team that won the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol title in October.  Peter spoke about the value of working hard, enjoying all sports, perseverance,  giving of your best and the importance of Healthy Eating. He is an excellent role model for our young players. A special word of thanks to Mr Lordan and Mr Hodnett for the time and effort they put into coaching the team.

                 All children in the school will attend Mass in St Joseph's Church in Ballybrown on Tuesday December 8th at 10 a.m. for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

                  West Midlands Theatre Company from Wolverhampton pay their annual visit to the school on Wednesday December 9th when they stage 'Beauty and the Beast' for children from First to Fourth classes. Nothing compares with the experience of a live performance by professional actors. Cost is €3 per child.

                     Parents Association: A meeting of the Parents' Association will take place in the school on Tuesday December 8th at 8.30 p.m. The main purpose of this meeting is to appoint a chairperson. We would be grateful if anyone interested in this role would attend. The two other positions within the association are currently filled by Susan MacNamara (Secretary) and Breda McCarthy (Treasurer). All welcome. 

                 On Tuesday last, the Parents Association presented the school with a cheque for €1220. The school has purchased a special Educational Set of Lego. The Parents Association money has also paid for buses to a performance by the Cork Pops Orchestra in UL (First to Fourth Classes) and buses  to the Lime Tree Theatre when Junior and Senior Infants go to see 'Cinderella' on December 18th.

              'Cinderella': Tomorrow is the last day for payment for Infant Classes for this event.

                       Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games: Art Competition – this competition will take place on 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.

Draughts - is up and running on Wednesdays nights from 7.00 to 7.50 pm in the Community Centre we have over 20 children most evenings which is great. If your child would like to come along it's not too late for them to join.

         Santa will arrive at Ballybrown GAA Club on Sunday 13th December at 3pm.

J. Lyons