APRIL 2016

After School Clubs   Please note all After School Clubs finished on Monday 21st April 2016. In the new term clubs will restart on Monday 11th April for Primary 4 – Primary 7 (note to follow). Clubs operating for Primary 1 – Primary 3 this term will be Irish Dancing, Monkeynastix and Football.

Easter Ballot   The draw will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016. Thank you to all who have provided ballot prizes. I look forward to your continued support.

School Dresses    Please note your child will be able to wear the school summer dress from Friday 8th April 2016 (weather permitting). These are available from Ivan Gordon, Green Street, Carrickfergus. If you are proposing to buy sandals to wear with the summer dresses, can I please remind all parents that strappy, high sandals/shoes are not permitted in school for health and safety reasons, and that school shoes are acceptable to wear with the dresses.

Savings     Will recommence on Monday 11th April 2016.

Forthcoming School Trips    As you are aware this is the term when most classes participate in school trips outside of school. Can I remind all parents that a permission slip is required for your child to go on any trip and it is important that these are returned to the class teachers on time. It has become increasingly noticeable that we often have to chase these up, which is extremely time consuming. Your help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Carrickfergus Festival for Speech, Drama and Music     We are awaiting a programme for this event, and will notify the parents of those children who will be taking part in verse speaking, singing, recorder, and choir of the dates when these become available. The Festival will run on the weeks beginning 25th April – Friday 7th May 2016.

Active Travel Superheroes     Congratulations to the 42 children who became ‘Active Travel Superheroes’ this term and to Josh McAuley in P6 who won ‘The Boy who Biked the World’ book.

Sainsbury’s     Thank you to all who have already sent tokens, please keep on collecting.

Forthcoming Events and Closures

23rd March - School closes at 12.15 pm

8th April - School reopens after Easter holidays

2nd and 3rd May - School Closed

5th May - School Closed – Election

13th May - Treasure Hunt

30th and 31st May - School Closed

Friday 3rd June 2016 - School Fair 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Monday 6th June – Thursday 9th June - (P6/P7 Tour to Edinburgh/Glasgow)

Monday 13th June 2016 - Sports Day

Thursday 16th June 2016 - P1 Intake Day – Current Primary 1 will go home at 1.00 p.m.

Thursday 23rd June - School Closed - Election

Friday 24th June 2016 - P7 Last Day

Thursday 30th June 2016 - Last Day of School Term – school will close at 12.15 p.m.