NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

SCHOOL CLOSURES   Please remember school will be closed on Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th (Election), Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st May and Thursday 23rd June 2016 (European Referendum).

EASTER BALLOT   Thank you to all who supported this ballot and to all who donated the many prizes. The winners of the Christmas Ballot were:- Galgorm Resort voucher – Jennifer Lee (P2), Isle of Man Steam Packet trip – Margaret Hutchinson c/o Chloe McIlveen (P6), Ireland Rugby Shirt – Abbie McMurtry (P3), Dundonald Ice Bowl bundle – Cara McKeown c/o Abbie McMurtry (P3), Sanctuary voucher – Bethany Howes (P5), Graze Restaurant voucher – Kerry Kennedy c/o Matthew (P6), Zoo Park Cafe voucher – Jack McMath (P5), McLean’s Grand National voucher – J Creighton c/o Ellie Mahood (P3), Ownies Bistro voucher – Anne Sproule c/o Megan (P3), Dominos Pizza voucher – David Garrett (P6), Lisa Thompson Hairdressing voucher – Michele c/o Abbie McMurtry (P3), Sunnybank Nursery voucher – Eva Joy McChesney (P5), Duffy’s Circus tickets – Ethan Winsby (P7), Carrick Cricket club meal voucher – Adam Brown (P7), McDonalds voucher – Peter Gray c/o Abbie (P7)

FESTIVAL   25th APRIL – 6th MAY 2016 Notes have already been distributed to those children who will be representing the school at the Carrickfergus Music and Drama Festival.

THE BIG PEDAL   Prize Winners: Right Turn Magazines 7 winners – Katie Charters (P5), Ruby Peters (P3), Lauren McKee (P3), John Hamilton (P5), Callum MacDougall (P5), Eva-Joy McChesney (P5), Molly McCormack (P3). Bicycle Bells 9 winners – Owen Isles (P5), Josh McCauley (P6), Jamie McMullan (P7), Lucy McCormack (P2), Sophie Kinnon (P4), Joshua Jordan (P6), Abigail Dunlop (P7), Alex Moulding (P6), Elouise Millar (P6). Bicycle computer 3 winners – Bradley Mearns (P5), Leyla Ferguson (P1), Matthew Kane (P4). Bicycle Helmet winner – Mason Murray (P1). The overall class winners for most participants in the Big Pedal was the Primary 1 class. Well done to everyone for taking part and to all the winners!

EXAMS     Exam week will be held the week commencing Monday 9th May 2016. Please encourage full attendance during this time.

P1 INTAKE     The new Primary 1 class will be visiting the school on Thursday 16th June at 1.30 p.m. This will give the children and their parents an opportunity to see the class and familiarise themselves with “school life”. In light of this, our current Primary 1 class will finish at 1.00 p.m. on 16th June 2016 to accommodate this arrangement.

SUMMER FAIR    Please remember to keep Friday 3rd June 2016 (6.00 pm – 8.00 pm) free for what will be an excellent Fair. Attractions – Fire Brigade, Bungy Run, Bouncy Castle, Crafts, Jewellery, Books, DVD’s, Cakes, Groceries, Games Room, Barbeque, Plants and much more. Details to follow. If you would like to help on any of the stalls, please let Mrs Logan know as soon as possible. Thank you to all who have volunteered.

SPORTS DAY    This will take place on Monday 13th June 2016 weather permitting. A traditional sports day is planned (races etc) and parents are cordially invited. More details to follow.

SCHOOL TOUR    Primary 6 and Primary 7 will be travelling to Edinburgh on Monday 6th June returning on Thursday 9th June 2016 for this year’s School Tour. There are 39 pupils and 4 adults travelling. A Tour Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 6.45 p.m. in the Assembly Hall when parents will have the opportunity of speaking with teachers who will be travelling with the children on the Tour. Can I take this opportunity of commending the School Tour to next year’s Primary 6 and Primary 7 parents. It is an excellent experience for the children, extremely well supervised, the places visited are both educational and entertaining, and the children learn a level of independence. Details of next year’s tour will be available early September.

SCHOOL TRIPS    Many school trips will be taking place in this the last school term. Can I remind all parents that a child cannot be taken on a trip if a permission slip is not signed. Also permission slips and money should be sent to each child’s teacher and not to the office so that all monies and slips can be accounted for. Thank you for your help in this.

P6 TRANSFER MEETING    I have decided to hold a Transfer Meeting on Tuesday 24th May at 7.15 p.m. immediately after the Tour Meeting. This meeting will give parents an opportunity to discuss with Mr Purdy and myself the transfer procedure for 2016/17. A separate note will be issued to Primary 6.

CLOTHES COLLECTION    Thank you to all who contributed to this. We managed to raise £72.20.

SAINSBURY TOKENS    Thank you for your support so far, please keep sending them into school.

USED STAMPS    We collect used stamps in school for charities. One of the charities which benefits from this is Dembi Dollo. If you have any used stamps, we could put these to good use. Please send to your child’s teacher. Thank you.

END OF TERM/HOLIDAYS

School Closure – Monday 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 30th, 31st May and 23rd June 2016

School finishes on Friday 24th June 2016 for Primary 7 pupils

School finishes on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 12.15 pm for all other pupils

School reopens on Thursday 1st September 2016.