Thursday, September 8, 2016

School note September 8th


Dear parents,

                    As we settle into the new school year,  I wish to bring the following to your attention.

               Meetings with teachers: All meetings with teachers are strictly by appointment only. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

                Homework: Start as you mean to continue. Check your child's homework diary every night. Only sign off on homework if you are happy it has been completed satisfactorily.

               Communication: Check your child's homework journal for notes from the class teacher.

               Healthy Eating: The merits of a Healthy eating policy are self- evident. Fruit, sandwich and water or milk are all a child needs. No fizzy drinks, 'health bars,'  chocolate  or sweets.         

               All families today received forms for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance. There are two types: school day cover (€6) or all-year-round (€9). This is entirely voluntary but has proven very popular with parents in the past. Should you decide to avail of this insurance, please hand monies to the School Office by Friday September 23rd.

                           Ballybrown NS prides itself on our high standards and I would like to congratulate  Jenny Byrne in Fifth Class  who won First Prize in Ireland for Handwriting at the Community Games National Finals.

             I wish to express my gratitude to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m. €35 per child or €60 per family.

          Le dea -ghuí,

            J. Lyons



21 DAY COMMUNITY WALKING CHALLENGE starts Monday 12th September. There will be group walks from the Resource Centre at 7am, 9.15am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Wear comfortable shoes and a Hi Vis top. All welcome. There will be an optional €1 donation per walk to enter our "End of Challenge" raffle for exciting prizes! For more information contact Mary Conway 087 7675991.


          Registration for Ladybirds, Brownies, Guides will take place in the Resource Centre on Wednesday September 14th from 7-8 p.m. Parent/guardian must attend to register child.

 Creative Drama classes resume in the Community Centre on Friday September 16th at 3 pm. Enrolments will take place this Friday September 9th at 3 pm   For further details contact Carol on 0878171814