Thursday, June 27, 2019

School note June 27th


Dear parents,

                    We have reached the end of another school year. Yesterday, 23 Sixth class pupils graduated. Thanks to Mr Barry, Ms Gibbons, Ms Day and all staff who assisted with the Graduation Ceremony.   Special thanks to Fr Mike for his help. Thanks also to the members of the Parents Association who provided refreshments for all the guests.

                All pupils have received  end of year reports and book lists. Classes for next school year have been allocated. Please turn overleaf for calendar for school year 2019-2020.

                  Active Week which ran all through last week was organised by Ms Gibbons and was a huge success once again.

                     Mr Barry's class left the school at 7.30 a.m. this morning to visit Croke Park at the invitation of GAA President John Horan.

          Bus Transport: Bus Éireann have asked me to remind parents of children availing of Bus Transport that payment for next school year is due by July 26th.               

                         On Tuesday, we held a special assembly in honour of Mrs Hodgins. All classes performed. Tomorrow, Mrs Hodgins will  leave the school, having taught generations of Ballybrown families. We will all miss her.

                   The Book Rental Scheme offered by the school has met with a good response. A huge amount of work goes into collecting books returned at the end of June, re-covering and labelling them for use the following year. I am grateful to Mrs Millar for taking on the task of coordinating the Book Rental Scheme.  

           The 2019 school magazine is now available. With 72 pages in full colour, it is great value at  €4 per copy or three copies for €10.

             Today, the school is reverberating to the sounds of Kids Disco. Thanks to the school's Parents' Association for organising this most enjoyable event. A lovely way to end the year and enjoyed thoroughly by all the children.

            Best wishes to Ms Quane and Ms Gibbons who are both getting married in the weeks ahead.

         School will close tomorrow Friday at 12.30 p.m. sharp and re-open Wednesday August 28th. Junior and Senior Infant classes will be collected at 12.10 p.m.  tomorrow to alleviate the traffic situation. On behalf of the staff and Board of Management of the school,  I hope you all enjoy the summer break and I look forward to seeing you  in the new school year.

Gach dea -ghuí, 

J. Lyons