Newsletter 27th February 2019

Quiz Season
Very well done to our teams who qualified for the final of the St. Abban’s Quiz which is due to be held on Wednesday 13th March in Killeen Hall at 8 pm. This week the Cumann na mBunscol quiz takes place, with stiff competition from schools all over Laois. We will be represented by Caitlin Brennan, Hannah Dunne, Finn Hughes and Laura Walsh. If you meet them, ask them a question (presuming you know the answer)!

Football News
Football for girls u/8 and u/10s (St. Brigid’s) on Thursday nights 6:30 – 7:30.
Football for boys (Ballylinan GAA) on Friday nights  u/5s,7s,9s from 6:30 – 7:30.
Boys u/11s starting Monday 4th March. All welcome.

St. Brigid’s Ladies GFC
Do you need to make more space in your wardrobe?  Do you want to spring clean in time for the spring/summer season?  Well we’re here to help!  We are having a clothing collection to raise money for our club.  We would love to take all your old clothes, shoes and handbags. Drop off will take place in Ballyllinan G.A.A. Clubhouse on Friday 8thMarch  between 7pm and 9pm and on Saturday 9thMarch between 12pm and 2pm.  Enquiries: contact Mags at 087 – 979 3317.

Staff News
Our condolences to Mrs. Kavanagh on the recent death of her father, John Murphy. May he rest in peace.

Zim Day (Thursday 14th March)
Our new look Zim Day will be held on Thursday 14th March. It will consist of a monster cake sale and raffle. Tickets for the raffle will go on sale on Thursday 7th March priced at 50c each. There will be at least one winner in each class. We are calling on all bakers to provide us with delicious cakes, buns and treats for our cake sale. We know we can depend on your support. All money raised will go to Assisi High School, Nharia, Zimbabwe.

School Closure
Please note that the school will be closed for pupils on Friday, 15th March (the day following Zim Day) to facilitate the introduction of the revised language curriculum as required by the Department of Education.

Enrolment 2018/19
Last call for next year. If you have not returned the form you received or know of someone wishing to enrol, please contact the school immediately. Thank you.


Newsletter 13th February 2019

Homework Club
Continues as usual though please note the following: no homework club today Wednesday (13thFebruary). Next week: Monday and Tuesday only, there will be none on Wednesday 20th.

Tin Whistle
As normal this week, both groups on Wednesdaynext week.

Quiz Season
We are sending lots of teams to the St. Abban’s table quiz in Killeen hall tonight (Wednesday 13th) at 8 p.m. Best of luck to all involved; we hope they learn lots and have fun!

Enrolment 2019/20
Parents who have already given their child’s name to the school should have received an enrolment form. If you know of anyone else considering enrolment for next year, please ask them to contact the school immediately as we need to finalise our preparations. Thank you.

Grandparents Mass
Thanks to everyone involved in our recent Grandparents Mass and to the Parents Association for providing refreshments. It was a lovely occasion as always and it’s wonderful to see the strong bond between the school and the wider community in Ballylinan.

Cycle Safety
4thClass will be atking part in a cycle safety course after mid-term; they will learn lots of ways to help them to be safer cyclists!

Garda Dog Unit
The children (and the adults!) were excited recently to have a visit from two dogs and their handlers from the Garda dog unit. These amazing animals help in crime detection, policing and safety. They were informed of the school rules beforehand and followed the letter of the law. Model behaviour!

Parish News
Please note that gifts for First Communion and Confirmation are available in the parish shop.

Frásaí na Seachtaine
An bhfuil sibh in ann na frásaí seo a thuiscint? Cuirigí ceist ar na bpáistí!
Míle buíochas
An bhfuil cead agam?
Tá (níl) mé préachta leis an bhfuacht

Mid Term
School will be closed on Thursday and Friday next week (21st& 22nd) for the mid term break. Normal closing times (2 pm and 3 pm) on Wednesday 20th.