Newsletter 5th September 2019

Book Rental/School Contribution (Costs)
Thanks to everyone who has paid. Through the book rental scheme we try hard to keep costs as low as possible. The school contribution pays for the services provided for your children such as materials for art/science, assessment tests, photocopying, 24 hour personal accident insurance, etc. As we have to pay many of these costs in advance we would appreciate prompt payment. If you wish to discuss payment please contact the school in confidence. Thank you.

Book Grant
Families who qualify for the “Back to School Clothing Allowance” are also eligible for the book grant.  Please let us know.

School Tracksuits
Tracksuits ordered during the summer are now overdue for collection. No further orders can be accepted.

A reminder to parents that the junior playground is open for parking before 3 p.m. to facilitate collection. Please remember that the drop-off area is only for that purpose in the mornings; no double parking in that area is allowed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Healthy Lunch
We encourage the eating of healthy lunches. We ask you not send sweets, crisps (and similar snacks), chocolate, fizzy or energy drinks to school please. We also ask you to be careful about the quantity of food as children may feel they need to finish everything; that is not always the case.

Homework Club (1st to 6th Class)
Begins again on Monday September 9th. Details to follow; any queries please contact the school.

Tin Whistle
Starts back next week. Details to follow.

Swimming starts this week for Mr. Dowling’s class. All other classes will have sessions throughout the year.

FearLess Talk
Parents (or anyone interested) who have indicated in the recent past that their child is unusually anxious may be interested in a free talk for parents of children aged 6-12 years. Wednesday, 11th September at 7 p.m. in Ballylinan N.S. Booking is essential. All welcome. Please email .