Thursday, December 1, 2016

School Note December 1st 2016

Dear parents,

                   Parent teacher meetings: Thank you to all parents who attended parent-teacher meetings last week and to the teachers who put a lot of work into preparation for these meetings. If for some reason, you were not in a position to attend, please contact the school as soon as possible.
Attendance: In the event of any pupil reaching a total of 20 days absence from school in a school year, the school is required by law to make a report to Túsla,  the National Education Welfare Board. Parents are advised to be aware of this and to be mindful of their child's attendance record.

                    All classes will  attend Mass  at 10 a.m.   in Ballybrown Church on 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

                     The  school Christmas Carol Service takes place in Ballybrown Church on Wednesday 21st December at 10 a.m. for parents of children from Junior infants to Second Class  and 12 noon for parents of children from Third to Sixth classes.

                   On Wednesday Dec 7th., West Midlands Theatre Company from Wolverhampton will visit the school to perform 'Pinnochio' for First, Second, Third and Fourth Classes. Curtain up at 10 a.m. Cost is €3 per child.  Money to be given to the Class teacher.

               Well done to James Smith, Third Class, who was mascot for the Ireland v Australia rugby international in the Aviva Stadium last Saturday.

             Parking: As the winter draws in, 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.

Reminder: Check the school website for regular updates.


Gach dea -ghuí, 

J. Lyons