Thursday, February 9, 2017

School note February 9th


Dear parents,

                      I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                      Last Friday, the school hosted a lovely event for grandparents of children in 5th and 6th classes. It was a special occasion as grandparents travelled from near and far. The children had completed 'Granny Projects' during the last term and these were on display. Singing, poetry and memories all added up to make the day memorable. Fr.Cussen conducted a Prayer Service for Grandparents' Day while the children brought in cakes and goodies from home. Special thanks to Mrs Barry and Ms Gibbons who organised the entire event and to all the staff who helped out on the day.

            Next week, the Cumann na mBunscol season starts afresh. Indoor hurling and Indoor camogie are first on the list. It will probably be necessary to use buses for most school matches now due to regulations on Garda Vetting etc. I am grateful to those parents who have agreed to be Garda Vetted as drivers and urge any who may be available to contact the school.

               Today, Ms O Shaughnessy's class hosted the School Assembly and entertained us with songs and samples of work they are doing in class. As the children are engaged in project work on China, they even taught us some words of Chinese!


Dates for your Diary:    Parents are reminded that school will close on Thursday and Friday February 23rd and 24th for midterm break. School will also be closed on Wednesday March 15th as teachers are required to attend Inservice Training on the New Primary Language Curriculum on that day.


                Parents of children in First Communion classes are reminded of the 'Do This in Memory ' Mass on Saturday February 11th at 8 p.m. in Ballybrown Church.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons



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