Thursday, May 5, 2016

School note May 5th 2016




Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     Today, Sixth Class took part in an initiative called 'Cell Explorers' run by the  Department of Life Sciences in University of Limerick. Today's workshop, 'Fantastic DNA' is a hands-on science lesson designed to allow every child practise Science in their own classroom. I am indebted to Valerie Cliffe-Byrnes who organised this event for us.

                     As part of our Active School activities, all children in the school took part in the GLO Run today, coordinated by Ms Keyes and Ms Gibbons. Sponsored by Glo Health, all children in the school walked, or ran, a mile.  It is so important for children to learn the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.

                    School Closure: School will be closed on  Thursday May 26th as teachers will be attending Inservice on the new language curriculum.

                     WSE: The Whole School Evaluation Report on this school is now posted on the DES website                                  

                        Congratulations to Laya Moloney in Fifth Class who has qualified to take part in the Dublin Horseshow at the RDS in July. Well done, Laya!

Parents Association News: Cake Sale - The Parents Association will host a Cake Sale on Sunday May 15th after 10am mass to support the new Literacy for Life Program in Ballybrown School. This program is part of a national strategy to improve literacy standards among children.  As part of the cake sale we are also running a "Bake Off" competition for 3rd to 6thclass for all budding bakers. Finally there will be a raffle to close out what is sure to be an enjoyable morning. Light refreshments will be served also. Your support would be greatly appreciated so get those baking bowls out!

 BALLYBROWN/CLARINA COMMUNITY GAMES - SPORTS EVENING: Our Sports evening will take place on Friday 6th May in Breska Soccer Field. Registration will take place at 6.30pm and event will start at 7pm sharp. We will have events for all children from U5, U7, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and also adult races. The first 3 in each event can go forward to represent us in the County Finals which will be held in Mungret on the 10th, 11th & 12th of June. The cost is €3.00 per child.We would love to see as many children as possible come along for an evening of fun.

Rounders U13 Boys & Girls: Our rounders training has started back each Monday in Breska soccer field from 3.15pm for 1 hour and Saturday evening at 5.30pm. We will be entering a boys and girls team so would love to see as many as possible at training.

Swimming competition is Sunday 29th May 3pm in Askeaton Pool. If you have a child interested in doing any of the swimming events please contact Pauline Lowe.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons