Thursday, February 28, 2019

School note February 28th



Dear parents,

                    Progress on the building work on the school extension is excellent  with the weather greatly in our favour. A completion date of late July is promised. The Board of Management wishes to thank the members of the Community Alert who have helped with traffic and stewarding. They have been invaluable.

                     Tomorrow, the school will play in the INTO Mini Sevens in both hurling and camogie in Mungret GAA Grounds.

                     A team from Sixth Class consisting of Rory Murphy, David Byrnes and Tommy Lynch will represent the school in the Analog Devices Primary Schools Robotics competition on Saturday March 2nd. This team were winners of the activities organised during the workshop held in the school last week.

                  E payments are up and running again after a few technical hitches.

                    It has been brought to my attention that some children have become distressed by stories of the MOMO online game. Webwise provides excellent advice

 Parents are advised to monitor your child's online activity closely.

MPCC Credit Union will visit the school on Friday March 8th.

                Attendance: In the event of any pupil reaching a total of 20 days absence from school in a school year, the school is required by law to make a report to Tusla,  the National Education Welfare Board. Parents are advised to be aware of this and to be mindful of their child's attendance record.

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


Parents Association News: 

28th February – Steve Goode from the National Parents Association will hold an introductory talk on "How to support all aspects of setting up and running a Parents Association in your school"  tonight at 19.30. All parents are welcome to attend. 

1st March - Community Clothing Recycle event tomorrow Friday 1st March. Drop off time from 8.45am – 09.30 am at St Joseph's National School at the gate nearest to the Resource Centre. All clean clothing and paired shoes, suitable for re-use welcome. All monies raised from the event goes towards school activities and resources. 

27th April - There is a school bag packing day organised in Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre on the 27th April from 10am to 4pm. We need your help to cover around 10 tills for a 2 hour slot during the day. Would you please phone or text Caroline Sheehan on 087-9276776 to let her know your availability. Your help would be very much appreciated. All funds raised go to school activities.

An information session on transition from pre school to primary school takes place on Tuesday 5th March in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare at 7pm 

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons