Thursday, October 25, 2018

School note Thursday October 25th


Dear parents,

                     Parent-teacher meetings took place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There was almost 100% attendance. Communication between home and school is a vital element of the education process.

                       The Halloween Fancy Dress is one of the most keenly anticipated dates in the school calendar. Today, the playground is a sea of colour. The range of costumes is breathtaking. Fifth and Sixth classes are coordinating the Disco and Active School circuits. No mean feat! Thanks to Ms Gibbons and Mr Barry for coordinating this.

                  Last week, our girls football team won the final of the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol competition in the Gaelic Grounds. It was a thrilling game and the supporters added greatly to the atmosphere on a memorable day. Special thanks to team coaches Ms Gibbons and Ms Quane.

            Fifth Class children have completed a six-week programme with John and Kieran from Cycling Safety School. It was very worthwhile.

            Fourth class begin a six-week swimming module on Wednesday November 7th in Askeaton Leisure Centre. Third Class will have swimming lessons after Christmas.

                The school's Parents Association has donated €700 to the school to buy another level of books for  Literacy Lift Off. This is a very generous gesture and will be of great benefit to the school.

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

School closes today at 3 p.m. for midterm and reopens on Monday November 5th.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons