Thursday, November 7, 2019

School note November 7th



Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     Internet Safety is a topic greatly in the news. Many children speak in school of playing the online game 'Fortnite'.  The PGEI rating is 12 years old. I advise parents to read about this game by following this link.


Reminder: Children are supervised from 9 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. each morning. Parents are requested not to bring children to school prior to 9 a.m. as the school will not be responsible for them. As all children assemble in the same yard, children line up in readiness for school. This is not playtime.

School GAA: Ballybrown NS contested both the boys and girls football finals in the Gaelic Grounds this week. The girls team lost narrowly but performed very well. The boys had better fortune and defeated our neighbours Gaelscoil an Ráithín by 2-2 to 0-2. A special thanks to  the teachers involved in preparing  all our school teams.

Parents Association news:

1.       The first meeting of the Parents association will take place on Tuesday the 12th November at 7.30 p.m.  in the school halla. We would greatly appreciate as many parents to attend as possible.  

 The annual Book Fair is taking place on the 14th and 15th November in the School   Hall. The times are as detailed below. We are looking for volunteers to help with each time slot if you are available please email or text 0851134368, your help would be greatly appreciated. Times:

·        Thursday 14th November 2pm to 4pm and 7.30 pm to 9pm


·        Friday 15th November 9.00am to 10am and 2 pm to 3.30pm.


Time to declutter? Community Clothing Recycle event tomorrow Friday  November 8th. Drop off time at 8.45 a.m. at Ballybrown National School. All clean clothing and paired shoes, suitable for re-use welcome. Please no duvets & pillow cases. All monies raised from the event go towards school activities and resources.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons