Thursday, September 19, 2019

School note September 19th


Dear parents,

                    Today we had the first  Assembly of the school year. The children  in Mr Barry's class made a presentation on places of historical interest in Ballybrown. Mrs Barry's class recited a poem.   The  school rules were revised :  Be Nice to everyone and  No Rough Play.  Ms Keyes and the Green Schools Committee spoke about Recycling. The Active Schools Committee also made a presentation.

                  Children in Fifth and Sixth classes are looking forward to a ten week IT module with Whizzkids, a company providing an IT skills programme for primary school pupils.The programme will commence tomorrow.

                        Date for your Diary: Limerick Primary Cross Country championships take place in Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell on Wednesday October 16th, starting at 11 a.m.

                   Today, Our Under 11 football team play Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh in Clarina. Yesterday, the school's under 13 girls football team travelled to play Milford NS. Mrs Walsh and Mrs Costelloe were very proud of the girls who lost narrowly in a high- scoring game.

                    Today, the children in Fifth and Sixth classes will take advantage of the fine weather and go blackberry picking in the local area.

                Rugby training with Matt Browne from Munster Rugby starts on Monday for the children in Fifth and Sixth Classes.

                All families have received forms for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance.  There are two types: school day cover (€6) or all-year-round (€9).  This is entirely voluntary but has proven very popular with parents in the past.  Should you decide to avail of this insurance, please hand monies to the School Office by Friday Sep 27th.

Active Schools News: The Active  School committee are running a competition to kick-start another active year in Ballybrown NS. We want children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class to bring in photographs of themselves taking part in some physical activity outside of school. A number of winners will be chosen to go on a mystery tour next week! Photographs can be brought to your child's class teacher or emailed to by Monday. Best of Luck!

         Eamon Andrews, photographer, will be in school on Monday. Please ensure you have dropped in forms by Monday if you want photos.

A message from the Parents Association: The Parents Association AGM will take place on Tuesday 24th September at 8pm in  St Josephs NS, Ballybrown.  All parents welcome to attend and hopefully see you there.

Creative Drama classes start back tomorrow in the Community Centre
at 3 pm. A few places still  available. Contact Carol on 087 8171814.

Finally, I urge parents to ensure that your child's name is on all books, coats, fleeces etc.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons