Thursday, June 13, 2019

School note Thursday June 13th


Dear parents,

                      End of year School Reports will issue to all families before the end of term.  Please supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope, minimum DL size (22cm x 11 cm) as soon as possible. Separate envelopes required for each pupil.

                    Yesterday saw the culmination of a year's work, and enjoyment, as the 60 children in Fifth and Sixth classes took part in the Music Generation Summit in Thomond Park. Patrick was an excellent tutor and his visits every Monday sparked great interest in music in so many children.

                     Today, Mr Barry's class enjoyed a guided tour of Adare Manor followed by some delicious refreshments. We are very grateful to  Deirdre Shanahan and the Management  of Adare Manor for this wonderful opportunity. We enjoyed a tour of the grounds and visited the cinema, Tack Room, and Ballroom. In the afternoon, the class continued with a visit to the Ballygowan plant in Newcastle West.

               Active Week: Next week is Active Week. All details on the school website.

               School tours: Details of all school tours are on the website.

                    The 2019 school magazine is almost ready to go to print. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

                  Community Games News: Training will take place in the school field on Tuesday & Thursday next week from 3-4pm. for all those who qualified for the Limerick county finals in Mungret on Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd of June.


            Parents Association News:  The next Parents Association meeting will be held tonight Thursday 13th June at 7.30 p.m. in the school hall.  All are welcome to attend.  

Volunteers required to help with Active Week which begins on the 17th of June, parents are needed as stewards for school walk(s), probably on Tuesday 18th (To be confirmed). Please email or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available. 

Graduation ceremony is taking place on the 26th June at 1.30 p.m. in the school hall, Would any parents from 5th class be available to help with serving of teas/Coffee? Please email or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available. 

An end of year kids disco will take place in the school on Thursday 27th June for children from Juniors to 5th class with some 6thclass students helping on the day. Always proves to be a fun morning of music and dance. €2 contribution required on the day. 

The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email or phone 087 2961007 if interested.

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

Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons