Thursday, October 11, 2018

School note October 11th



Dear parents,

                   All families have today received appointment times for parent teacher meetings on October 23rd and 24th. Please check your child's bag for this letter.

                  Our Under 13 girls football team has qualified for the City final of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol competition which will take place in the Gaelic Grounds on Thursday October 18th. Throw-in time to be confirmed. Thanks to Ms Gibbons and Ms Quane for coaching the girls.

                   Over 60 children from the school will take part in the Limerick Cross -Country Championships in Limerick Racecourse on Wednesday October 17th at 11 a.m. Mr Sheehy and Mrs Hanly are team managers.

                Swimming lessons for children in Fourth Class begin after the midterm break with the first lesson on Wednesday November 7th. All the children in Fourth class received details  this week.  Parents will receive a text tomorrow re electronic payment. This method of payment is optional.   Swimming lessons for pupils in Third class take place after Christmas.

             Maths Week starts on  Saturday 13th Oct. We will be doing lots of school activities. Don't forget to check the website for the Problem of the Day. Classes from  1st -6th will be able to use Mangahigh for free for the week . They have the chance to earn points by playing lots of online Maths games.

There is also a Maths fair in  Mallow on Sunday 14th Oct. This is free to attend and is suitable for all ages.

As part of our Numeracy strategy, Ms Michelle Fitzpatrick from Professional Development Services for Teachers (PDST) visited the school on Monday last. She modelled classes at different levels throughout the school. Michelle conducted a workshop on the theme of Problem Solving for the teachers from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

              Parents Association Recycling Day tomorrow  Friday October 12thPlease 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.

                        Parents are reminded that school will close for midterm on Thursday October 25th at 3 p.m. and reopen on Monday November 5th.

Please remember to check the school website or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS.


          Gach dea-ghuí,

           Joe Lyons