Thursday, September 20, 2018

School note September 20th


Dear parents,

                     Today we had the first  Assembly of the school year, hosted by Fifth and Sixth class. The children  in Mr Barry and Ms Gibbons' classes sang, made presentations on local history and Hedge Schools and recited poems in English and as Gaeilge. The  school rules were revised :  Be Nice to everyone and  No Rough Play.

Children in Fifth and Sixth classes are looking forward to a ten week IT module with Whizzkids, a company providing an IT skills programme for primary school pupils.The programme will commence tomorrow and will run for ten weeks.

                        Date for your Diary: Limerick Primary Cross Country championships take place in Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell on Wednesday October 17th, starting at 11 a.m.    

           First Holy Communion in 2019 will take place in Ballybrown Church on Saturday May 18th at 11 a.m.

            Once again, I ask parents to avail of the parking area available in the Resource Centre and in the Church grounds.  Please keep the Staff parking area and the bus areas free.  Please do not obstruct traffic or park in the yellow box at the gate.  Please ensure minders, grandparents or others who are occasional visitors to the school are aware of these arrangements. Safety of children is our only priority.  

               It is a good idea to sign the Homework Diary and check that homework is being done properly. Please check your child's Homework Diary every night, Monday to Thursday.      


                Parents Association News: A clothes Recycling Day will take place on Friday October 5th. All families will receives bags in the coming weeks. Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc at the school by 9.15 a.m.  on that morning. Thank you for continued support for this worthwhile fundraising event.

             The AGM of the Parents Association will take place on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm in the School Halla. The school principal  will also be presenting his annual school summary report at this meeting. The Parents Association would be grateful if as many parents as possible could attend, in particular parents who are new to the school. All welcome.  

Parent and toddler group commencing at Community Centre Tues 25th Sept from 10am to 11.30pm 

Finally, I urge parents to ensure that your child's name is on all books, coats, fleeces etc.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons