MARCH 2016

Congratulations To the Primary 7 pupils on the Transfer Results. We wish all our pupils well as they now prepare to progress on to the next stage of education.

Book Fair Thank you to all who supported the Book Fair. The school was able to receive books to the value of £580.00 divided amongst the various classes.

Dinner Money Please note dinner money should be paid on a Monday morning only (unless your child is absent).

P.T.A. Forthcoming Events Easter Ballot (tickets on sale shortly)

Nail and Tattoo Day – Friday 18th March 2016

Treasure Hunt – Friday 13th May 2016 – to be confirmed

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

Please come along and support these various activities.

Holidays in School Term/Lateness/Absences   The North Eastern Education & Library Board requires each child to attain an attendance level of 96% each school year. Any child whose attendance falls below 85% is automatically referred to the Education Welfare Officer as this is a legal requirement by the NEELB. Could I also remind you, if you choose to take your child on holiday during school term, the school will not provide extra work, as this is only provided in cases of illness/hospital stays. I would also point out that continual lateness into school also affects your child’s attendance and indeed class routine.

Notes in Schoolbags   Could I ask all parents to check schoolbags on a daily basis for notes regarding school trips, newsletters and other information. There are a considerable number of children who do not return permissions slips, despite repeated copies being sent home. In the future this may prevent your child from being able to attend various events as we are not permitted to take a child out of school without a written permission slip. I felt I should bring this to your attention as with the summer term approaching each class will be going on a designated trip. Thank you for your co-operation.

Return of Reading and Text Books   Please check at home and if you have any reading or text books which belong to the School, please do return these, no matter how late, as many are now out of print and can’t be replaced. Again my thanks.

Summer Dresses Please remember, dresses are in stock in Gordon’s Green Street, Carrickfergus and can be worn from Friday 8th April 2016 (weather permitting). I would ask that if you do decide to purchase a dress, that you choose the regulation dress and not other options. School shoes are also totally acceptable with the summer dress. However, if you wish to purchase sandals I would ask that strappy, high-heeled sandals are not worn to school, in the interests of health and safety. Thank you.

After School Clubs Please note all After School Clubs will end on Friday 18th March 2016. A note will be sent in the new term giving dates when they will restart.

School Holidays

Early Closing 12.15 p.m. – Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Easter Holidays – Thursday 24th March – Thursday 7th April 2016

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Thursday 5th May 2016 - Election

Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May 2016

Thursday 23rd June 2016 – European Referendum (to be confirmed)

Friday 24th June 2016 – Last day P7 children

Thursday 30th June 2016 at 12.15 p.m. – School closes for Summer Term

Thursday 1st September 2016 – School Re-starts