PUSS ‘N BOOTS: Congratulations to 6th Class and everyone associated with our 2015 Panto. This was our 13th production and we owe a debt of gratitude to Bernie Dunne and Ann Sourke for all they have done for our pupils over those years.
PANTO DVD: Orders are now being taken for delivery before Christmas. The price is unchanged: One Night €15, both nights €20. Contact the school office. Payment with order please.
SPOT PRIZES: Thank you for your generosity. We had so many prizes that we completed the draw on Friday at school. (See list of winners).
- Armani Code perfume – O’Rourke Family
- Hair Products – Robinson Family
- Wash, Cut & Blowdry voucher – Leonard Family
- Chocolate Truffles – Kirwan-O’Neill Family
- Biscuits – Walsh Family
- Children’s Toy – Hogan Family
- Wine – Dowd-Gilligan Family
- Wine – O’Sullivan Family
- Wine – Dunne Family
- Rug – Kelly Family
- Rug – Hyland Family
- Rug – Kelleher Family
- Rug – Delaney Family
SCHOOL CALENDAR: On sale now €7. When they’re gone ………….
NATIVITY/CRIB VISIT: Weather permitting we are hoping to bring the children to St. Anne’s Church on Friday 18th at 11.30am.
PAST PUPIL: We received an email from Noel Daly who attended our school in the 1950s and wishes to make contact with anyone from the same era! Contact the office for details.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS FOR CHILDREN: Please return forms by Wednesday 16th.
TIN WHISTLE: PLEASE NOTE!
Concert – Monday December 21st @ 2.30 pm. Parents Welcome.
Classes: No class this Friday December 18th. All children to attend classes on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th (concert preparation) 3 pm – 4.30 pm (free of charge).
JUVENILE G.A.A. CHRISTMAS FAIR ART WINNERS:
Jnr/Snr Inf – Amy Harrington, Orla Kealy, Ava Kate Byrne; 1st – Aaron Brownlee;
2nd – Kaycee Strutt; 3rd – Alice O’Sullivan, Sofea Alimsah; 4th – Miriam Mitchell; 5th – Robert Moore; 6th – Ryan Brady.
All classes will go to the hall tomorrow (Friday). As the children will bring their “little” lunch with them we ask parents not to send nuts/nut related products such as nutella or kiwis. Children come to school as normal.
We need spot prizes for Tuesday and Thursday night please. They can be dropped into the school office as soon as possible.
Schools have been advised that these are privacy issues in relation to photographs and video at school events. Material should not be uploaded to social media and should only be used for personal/family interest.
We are expecting the calendars to arrive tomorrow and should be available for purchase in the afternoon at the school office and from the weekend in Centra, Ballylinan.
Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. Each child in the school has been allocated an “advent” or “special” friend in the lead up to Christmas. Children should be particularly kind to the person without letting them know that they have been chosen. No cards or gifts are necessary and should not be sent into school.
The staff of the school has requested that due to the financial pressure on families at this time of year, children should not bring in presents / cards for staff this year. We very much appreciate the thought but feel it is an unnecessary expense at this time.
Tickets are on sale every day at 9.20 am / 1.40 pm / 2.40 pm. The list of children performing each night is displayed inside the main door. Volunteers: Our Parents Association is providing refreshments at the Panto for the back stage “team”. If you are available to help out please contact the school 059 86 25195.
The calendars are currently with the printers and should be with us shortly. The price of the calendar will be €7 and will include photographs of all the class groups and football teams.
BALLYLINAN JUVENILE GAA:
Reminder Christmas Fair takes place in the GAA Club House on Sunday 6th December @ 2pm. Santas Grotto – cake stalls, Christmas wreaths, raffles, buzz off, Irish dancing, money stick, carol singing, crepes. Admission free.
School closes Tuesday Dec 22nd at 12.30 pm. and re-opens Wednesday January 6th.
HOMEWORK CLUB Changes to next weeks schedule:
Monday 7th – AS NORMAL.
Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th – NO HOMEWORK CLUB.
This is the time of year when we ask the children to give something back to the school and also to support their school and class – mates. Over the next few months we have 3 major school celebrations. Choir permission slips are being sent out to families of children in 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Class.
First Confession Wednesday March 8th (7pm)
Confirmation Saturday February 27th (11.30 am)
First Eucharist Sunday May 22nd (11.30 am.)
PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS: The annual meetings will be held on Tuesday November 24th & Thursday November 26th (3.15 pm. – 5.45 pm.). As usual the times will be allocated alphabetically (surname) to facilitate parents who need to see more than one teacher. If it is not possible to attend at the indicated time please contact the class teacher to rearrange.
Ms. Farrell (5th class) will not be meeting parents at this time.
Tuesday Nov. 24th Thursday Nov. 26th
A/B 3.15 – 3.45 L/M 3.15 – 3.45
C/D/E 3.45 – 4.15 N/O 3.45 – 4.15
F/G/H 4.15 – 4.45 P/Q/R 4.15 – 4.45
I/J/K 4.45 – 5.15 S – W 4.45 – 5.15
PARKING: On the days of the parent/teacher meetings the overflow car park (junior play area) will be open. Please reverse into parking position and drive out for safety reasons.
HOMEWORK CLUB: The homework club will operate as usual.
TIN WHISTLE: The Thursday group will move to Wednesday.
ART: The final piece of our art project was put in place on Monday in the entrance hall. Thanks to Sinéad Bride and Ms. Cotter for all their work throughout the various phases of the project.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: The parents nominees for the Board of Management 2015-2019 will be Eithne Sourke and Frank Shanahan. There was a huge poll and thanks to everyone for returning their votes. Our gratitude to all candidates who allowed their names to go forward.
ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING: There was a very good attendance at the training last Thursday night. It was a very informative evening and a strong message went out, “do not suffer in silence!”
FIRST COMMUNION 2016: Mass will be celebrated next Monday, November 23rd for the children, their parents and friends. Please note, assemble in the old school from 7.20 pm – 7.30 pm.