Thursday, March 7, 2019

School Note March 7th



Dear parents,

                      Today is World Book Day. A range of activities is going ahead throughout the school.

                     Mr Barry has asked me to mention that the school is still seeking Aldi stickers. We have filled one poster and are well on the way to filling another.

 Ballybrown NS achieved  Third place in the Analog Robotics competition that took place last Saturday. Over thirty schools took part. The Ballybrown NS team consisted of Rory Murphy, Tommy Lynch and David Byrnes. Well done, boys.

                  Third and Fourth classes attended a Science Fair in UL yesterday as part of Engineers Week.

                      Ballybrown NS has been shortlisted for the Cornmarket Awards Cumann na mBunscol Awards. Ms Gibbons and her class entered a project on the theme of  'Teachers and Cumann na mBunscol'. These Awards are open to schools throughout Ireland and it is a great achievement to make it to the National Final. Ballybrown NS is active in promoting Gaelic Games on and off the field. This year's Awards will be held in Sligo tomorrow night.

                     The school is currently working towards renewing our Active School Flag. As part of the process we are requested to distribute a questionnaire to parents. We would appreciate greatly if you could follow the link below and fill out the short survey online.

                  Parents Association: The Parents Association are holding a Colours Day on Friday March 15th. The school has a long association with Special Olympics and the Association will make a contribution to Special Olympics from funds collected. More details next week.

                    Engineer Scott Ziglinski will visit the school tomorrow Friday 8th. Scott developed the company "Elementary Engineering" and travels to schools around the country to carry out a workshop on basic engineering skills. Children from First to Sixth class will take part  in the workshop which is very relevant to the STEM subjects. Cost €3 per child.

                     MPCC Credit Union will be in school tomorrow morning.

Ballybrown GAA: The  Juvenile Club will run an Easter Camp for girls and boys from u6 to u13 from Wednesday April 24 to Friday April 26., 10.30 to 1.30 each day. There will be more details soon. 

A message from Newtown Hedge School: On Monday March 18th, Hedge School Cottage is holding a Remembrance Walk to remember all our local community and family members that have passed away. On the day, we are having a memory wall so anyone that would like to put a picture or mortuary card on this please bring on the day.This is a sponsored walk so if we could ask for your support in taking a card to fill out it would be greatly appreciated. Cards are available at the school. We would ask for cards from the children be brought back by next Wednesday to the Community Centre and most important any child that fills a card please make sure they put their name on it as they will be entered into a separate raffle. Registration takes place on the day  at 1.30pm and walk departs at 2pm.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons