Parent Newsletter Monday June 26th

Parent  Newsletter   Monday June 26th

  • Eid Mubarak to all our muslim families, I hope you have a lovely celebration with friends and family.
  • Medicines  Any parent who has  given the school important medicines for  their children must collect these from the class-teacher/Fintan  on or before this Friday  ( June 30th). On return to school ( Wednesday August  30th) you can then redistribute them to the new class-teacher ensuring that they are in-date and appropriate to your child’s requirements along with a  written -note setting out in detail the need for the medicine and any details with regard to  its usage.
  • School Closing: The school closes for the Summer Holidays  this Friday ( June 30th) at 12noon sharp.
  • Summer Camps There are a few places left in the school’s Summer  Camps ( June 3rd to 14th  one week or two, 10am to 1pm), please contact Elaine or the school office urgently  if you’d like to sign up.
  • 2017/18 School reopens after the Summer Holidays on Wednesday August 30th at 8.40am.  If for any reason, your child will not be returning on that specific date , please let Fintan (Principal) or Lorraine ( secretary) know before this Friday  ( June 30th)  ( please see overleaf for a calendar for the 2017/18 school year.
  • 6th Class Graduation: Our 6th Class Graduation will take place on Tuesday  June 30th at 11am ( until 12noon). Parents and close family  are invited. We ask that  younger siblings,  who are in the school,  be left in their classrooms as we wish for this event to be about the  graduation-candidates themselves.  There will be light refreshments afterward and the opportunity for  plenty of photographs.  The 6th class children can depart the school  either after the ceremony ( only  if  with family) or at 2.20pm . There is no school for 6th class for the remainder of  the week.
  • Monies Due  Huge thanks to all the parents who have settled their accounts for monies required  for all children returning to us  for the 2017/18 school year.  We ask that those parents  have received an  invoice for the outstanding amounts  to please settle this on or before Friday June 30th, or to talk with Fintan ( Principal), if you have not done already re your payment plan.
  • Pupil Progress Report You should all have received your children’s end-of-year Pupil Progress Report ( distributed from the school on Friday June 16th), if you did not receive this please contact the school urgently.
  • Merryn Last Friday, we had the pleasure of opening a new school-yard space, Merryn’s Bench and Mosaic, in memory of dear Merryn. Please take the time to have a look at this space and to give a moment of your time to her memory.
  • Teacher for next year? The allocation of teachers,  SNAs and rooms  for the 2017/18 school year will be made known to the children at 11.45am this Friday, and simultaneously posted to the school website    www.balbrigganetns.com  It will not be possible to do this in full, as there is still a teacher-recruitment drive to be undertaken for over the month of July and , also, the DES has yet to let us know our allocation of SNAs  for the coming year. But, as these  developments unfold the school website will be updated.
  • Thank You  Finally,  I would like to thank you as parents, on my own behalf and on behalf of the teachers, SNAs and secretaries, for you courtesy and support throughout the year. It has been a memorable year with numerous highlights  and successes. We have seen the children flourish  and make great academic , social and emotional   Your positive support to myself as Principal and to the teachers, SNAs and secretaries is very valued. We look forward to  2017/18 and another great year of teaching and learning. Have a lovely holiday, and above all keep safe!!!