Newsletter 30th August 2017

Welcome back to everyone and a special word of welcome to our new Junior Infants and children who have joined us up through the school. Please note the following:

Arrival Time
9:15 a.m. for all children.
(For the first two weeks Junior Infants go directly to their classroom via the back middle door).

Departure Times
• Junior Infants finish at 12.30 p.m. each day (up to and including Tuesday September 12th). Parents wait at the junior play area.
• Senior Infants finish at 2 p.m. as usual. All other classes finish at 3 p.m.
• The overflow car park at the junior play area will be open at 3 p.m. each day.
• A reminder that parking outside the main gate is only on the left side of the road facing away from the school.

School Tracksuits
Tracksuits ordered during the summer are ready for collection and payment.

Book Rental/School Expenses
Please use the envelope provided with the school report (one envelope per child please). This will help us to provide receipts and keep an accurate record of payments.

Staff News
Welcome to Ms. C. Hogan, Mrs. B. Kiernan and Ms. S. Farrell who have been appointed in a permanent capacity during the summer.

Congratulations to Ms. T. Farrell on her engagement over the summer!

Attendance & Punctuality
It is important to use the ‘Record of Absence’ notes towards the back of the Student Journal if your child has been absent or is going to be absent from school. This is the best way to inform your child’s teacher who needs to know the reason for any absence. Please ensure that your child is on time for school in the mornings and if s/he needs to leave early do let us know in advance . Thank you for your cooperation.

Mobile Phones
These should not be necessary for primary school children. In exceptional circumstances if they need to be brought, they must be turned off and handed to the class teacher in the morning.

Medical Issues
If your child has any allergies, uses an inhaler or there any other medical issues, please ensure that we have been made aware. If you are in any doubt, please let us know.

Classes 2017/18
Jnr. & Snr. Infants   Mrs. Kavanagh (Room 6)
Jnr. & Snr. Infants   Ms. Twomey (Room 5)
1st Class   Ms. Cunningham (Room 4)
1st & 2nd Class   Ms. Brennan (Room 2)
2nd Class   Ms. T. Farrell (Room 1)
3rd Class   Ms. Goff (Room 7)
3rd & 4th Class   Mrs. Kiernan (Room 8)
4th Class   Ms. Hogan (Room 9)
5th Class   Ms. Hayden (Room 10)
6th Class   Mrs. Julian (Room 11)
6th Class   Mrs. Hurley (Room 12)

Special Education Team

Ms. Cotter
Mrs. Curran
Mrs. Browne
Mrs. Connolly
Ms. S. Farrell

Thank You
To so many people in the school community who have made me feel very welcome since my arrival in Ballylinan. Along with the dedicated staff of the school, I look forward to working with with you to help all our children to learn, grow and journey together.

John Threadgold, Principal