NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017

After School Clubs Please note After School Clubs will finish on Friday 31st March, except Choir which will finish on 6th April. In the new term clubs will restart on Monday 24th April 2017 (notes to follow).

The Big Pedal Friday 31st March 2017 will see the school participate in this initiative. We are encouraging as many pupils as possible to cycle or scoot to school on this day.

Easter Ballot The draw will take place on Friday 7th April 2017. Thank you to all who have provided ballot prizes. I look forward to your continued support.

Non-Uniform Day The last day of term, Friday 7th April 2017 will be a non-uniform day.

School Dresses Please note your child will be able to wear the school summer dress from Monday 24th April (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 24th April 2017.

Sound of Music There are still some tickets available for this production by the Primary 5, 6 and 7 children, on Monday 3rd April at 7pm, Tuesday 4th April at 10 am and Wednesday 5th April at 7 pm.

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 Monday 24th April – Friday 5th May 2017.

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

Forthcoming Events and Closures

Friday 7th April - School closes at 12.15 pm

Monday 24th April - School reopens after Easter holidays

Monday, Tuesday 1st and 2nd May – School Closed Friday

5th May – PTA Bingo Night

Monday, Tuesday 29th and 30th May – School Closed

Friday 2nd June - School Fair 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Monday 5th June – Thursday 8th June - (P6/P7 Tour to York)

Monday 12th June - Sports Day

Wednesday 14th June - P1 Intake Day – Current Primary 1 will go home at 1.00 p.m.

Monday 26th June - P7 Last Day

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