Thursday, May 17, 2018

School note May 17th

Dear parents, 

                      Preparations are almost complete for First Holy Communion which takes place on Saturday in Ballybrown Church at 11 a.m.  The Art work on display is a credit to all the boys and girls who have worked so hard for this special day. Thanks to all teachers and staff for their efforts and to Fr. Cussen who takes a great interest in the school.

                       The school received great news this week when Ms Gibbons was informed that Ballybrown NS will be a stopover for the Special Olympics Torch on Monday June 11th. This is a very special occasion for the school community.                  

            The school's Under 13 hurling and camogie teams have qualified for the semi finals of the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol leagues. The camogie semi-final takes place today at 12.30 p.m. while the hurling semi final goes ahead at 1.30 p.m.  Both games in Old Christians GAA club.

                     Best wishes to Emer Conroy, Rang a Sé,  who will line out for Limerick in the Primary Game camogie match  played at half-time of the Limerick v Tipperary game in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday            

            Ms Gibbons' Fifth class are participating in research by Mary Immaculate College into a new framework for teaching Physical Education at primary level. Yesterday, Ms Chloe Beattie visited the school. She was very impressed with the skills, fitness and team ethic of the children.

               Parents Association: Colours Day All of us know somebody who has availed of the excellent services provided by Milford Hospice.  Sadly our own school community has lost two young mothers in recent years.  To honour their memory, the Parents Association would again like to run a Colours Day on Thursday 24th May.  If everyone (pupils & staff) can wear something purple  (a sock, Hair clip, Tshirt etc,) that would be great but the suggested donation of €2 is what really matters and last year we were delighted to present Milford Hospice with €300.  Monies collected are divided equally between the Hospice and the Parents Association. Thank you all for your continued support.

                     Spring Clean: The Green Schools Committee coordinated a Spring Clean in the school and its environs today as part of the An Taisce Spring Clean.

                         Reminder: School will close at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday May 24th to allow teachers take part in Inservice on Child Protection. The school is being used as a polling station on Friday May 25th.           

            Please check the school website or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.        

Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons