Thursday, March 10, 2016

School Note March 10th




Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    Today, as part of our commitment to STEM subjects, all children from Junior Infants to Second class took part in Lego workshops. Principles Covered include: Measuring, Problem Solving,  Prediction & Observation,  Early Science & Technology, Problem Solving, Communication. For children in First and Second classes,  children are introduced to Robotics. This workshop provides activities that explore and investigate simple machines, programming,  designing, creating a working model, mathematics,  language, literacy and problem solving design briefs. I am grateful to the Parents Association  who have subsidised the cost of recent events in school. Please see the reverse side of this note for Parents Association news or check the school website

                 On Tuesday, Callback Theatre Company put on a puppet Show on the theme of Healthy Eating for Junior and Senior Infants and First class.

                  Yesterday, Garda Niamh Briggs and Garda Daryl Tubridy spoke to Fifth and Sixth classes on Good Internet Practice and Cyberbullying. As Ireland Ladies Rugby captain, Niamh also spoke on the importance of Healthy Lifestyle.

               The Parents Association has arranged Internet Safety Training for parents. It will take place in the school  on Monday March 14th  at 7 p.m.

                 Limerick hurler Barry O Connell brought the Munster and  All-Ireland Under 21 trophies to the school yesterday. Thanks to Danny O Sullivan for arranging this.    Congratulations to the school camogie team, winners of the Limerick City INTO Mini Sevens. The county finals will take place on April 27th.       

                 Tuesday March 15th is Proclamation Day. The tricolour will be raised at 12 noon. All classes will take part in the day's events.

                Active School Week 2016 will take place in June. Mr Hodnett has set up an e mail account if parents have suggestions for activities.              

                 Community Council: Pupils from every class in the school have entered the "Design an Easter Egg" Art Competition. Winners announced at the Easter Fair on Sunday 13th March in the Resource Centre. The fair starts at 10.45 a.m. There will be a Cake Sale, Raffle, Flower Arrangements, Vegetable and Plant Stalls, Easter Bonnet Parade, Face Painting and lots more.  

                   Ballybrown  GAA Club:  Easter Hurling Camp takes place from Wednesday 30th March to Friday April 1st inclusive. 10.30a.m.  – 1.30p.m. Children up to 13 years of age. There will be a separate camp in the New Field for 14 to 16 year olds. €30 For  1 Child, €50 for 2 children. €10 per child thereafter.

              Daffodil Day is tomorrow  Friday March 11th. Daffodils will be on sale in Hayes Shop in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Fresh daffodils may be left at school before 9.15 a.m.


J. Lyons