Fr. Brian began his visits to the classes this morning and will continue until Friday. Children from 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th classes will attend Mass at the church tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 10am.

A reminder for parents of 1st Communion and Confirmation classes that a meeting dealing with “faith and family” will be held in the Sports Hall at the school tomorrow Thursday September 18th at 8pm. The meeting is not confined to these classes and all are welcome.

The season is up and running! The boys have played two matches so far and although no success to report there is great hope for the future as the performances have been very impressive. The girls had an excellent win in Killenard last Thursday and no match this week. Well done to all concerned.

Thanks to Eamonn Baldwin who has offered to run the marathon on behalf of the school. The Parents Council is supporting this venture and sponsorship cards will be available shortly. The funds raised will go towards the development of additional land at the back of the school for sports activities.

Election of Officers for 2014/2015:

Chairperson:  Margaret Walsh
Secretary:  Isobel Brady
Treasurer:  Mary Moore

We would like to thank Deirdre Murphy for all her work with Parent Council over the last few years in the school.

Thanks to those who attended the AGM last Thursday September 11th in the school and for your fundraising suggestions. A big thank you to those who have offered to help out at various functions to be held in the school throughout the year.

BALLYLINAN LADIES G.A.A. CLUB are ordering pink jerseys if you would like to place an order. Cost: €21.00 which includes jersey and shorts and name and number on the back. Contact: Sabrina – 087 2777280.

IRISH SHURIKEN JUTSU FEDERATION Grand Master Daniel Rooney would like to welcome all his students back after their summer holidays and wish them all the best in the coming school year. New students and past students are always welcome. Training is from 6.15pm to 8.15pm, Thursdays in St. Anne’s Hall, Ballylinan.



Thanks to all who have paid so promptly and to those who have been in touch with the school to make other arrangements.


A reminder that Junior Infants will finish school from tomorrow (Thursday)
at 2pm.

Fr. Brian asked us to remind you of the meeting for parents of First Communion (2nd Class) and Confirmation (6th Class) to be held
next Thursday, June 18th @ 8pm. in the School Sports Hall.

Fr. Brian will be busy next week! On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday he will be providing a school based retreat for all classes.

Best of luck to all our past pupils who received their Junior Cert results today!

Parent Council A.G.M. will be held at the school tomorrow, Thursday, September 11th @ 8pm.

This is an important meeting and every family should be represented.

1.    Report on events and activities for 2013/2014
2.   Financial Report for 2013/2014
3.   Suggestions for events/fundraising 2014/2015
4.   School Tracksuit – Mr. Moloney
5.   Election of Officers
6.   AOB


Newsletter Feb 4th 2014

MASS FOR GRANDPARENTS: Thanks to everyone involved in the first Mass to be celebrated at our new school last Wednesday. Special thanks to Paddy Ryan for looking after the car parking.

CONFIRMATION MEETING: Wednesday February 5th @ 7 pm. in A.B.K. Centre.
CONFIRMATION MASS: Saturday February 8th @ 7 pm. in St. Anne’s Church.

PANTO DVD: Dvd’s are now ready to order (€10 for 1 night or 2 nights €15). Please pay when ordering.

ZIM DAY: Our annual fund raiser takes place this Friday, February 7th. Any unwanted toys/books/games in good condition would be very welcome or items suitable for a raffle. People have been wonderful in the past for providing cakes and buns on the day, so we are asking again!!
On the day there is great value to be had so children only need a small amount of money.

GREEN SCHOOLS: The committee will visit a water treatment plant outside Athy next Monday as part of their work for our next “Green Flag”.

FOOTBALL COACHING: Ballylinan Juvenile G.A.A. are hoping to provide football coaching at the school for boys and girls for a number of Fridays during Spring, but need to assess the level of interest. The sessions will run from
3.15 – 4.15 for children form 1st – 5th classes. If interested please complete the slip below and return to the school by Friday February 7th.

Meeting tonight, Tuesday Feb. 4th in A.B.K. centre @ 8.30 PM. All are welcome.

Uisce says “Don’t say no to saving H20”
——————————————————————————————————————————Please complete and return to school by Friday Feb. 7th.

I am interested in football coaching for my child/children –

Child’s Name: _____________________ Class: ___________
Child’s Name: _____________________ Class: ___________
Child’s Name: _____________________ Class: ___________

Signed: ____________________________