NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

SCHOOL CLOSURES Please remember school will be closed on Monday 1st - Tuesday 2nd, Monday 29th - Tuesday 30th May and Thursday 8th June (Election).

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:- The Merchant voucher – Matthew Kane (P5), Isle of Man Steam Packet trip – Stuart Morgan c/o Charlie Webster (P3), Next Signature Leather Briefcase – Coda Robinson (P1), Luxury Easter Hamper – Desy Carlin c/o Abbie McMurtry (P4), Luxury Beauty Hamper – Bill Thompson c/o Hope Daniels (P5), Sanctuary Back Massage Voucher – Bethany Howes (P5), Graze Restaurant voucher – Beth Patterson (P5), Puppy Hamper – Raymond Leitch c/o Oliver McConnell (P6), Essentials Hamper – Patricia McKeown c/o Abbie McMurtry (P4), Dundonald Ice Bowl bundle – Elle Devlin (P6), Papa Browns Voucher – Jessica McKeown (P7), Ownies Bistro Voucher – Emily Young (P6), Streamvale Farm Family Pass – Rhoda Davey c/o Laci Hanley (P2), Caroline Jayne Makeup Voucher – Chloe Wright (P3), Nail Room Voucher – Janice Gray c/o Faith Gray (P4), Clarks Shoes Voucher – Lynsey McClelland c/o Abbie McMurtry (P4), Funky Monkeys Café, Larne Voucher – Emily Curran (P1), Afternoon Tea for 2 at the Courtyard – Flo Thompson c/o Hope Daniels (P5), Mini Easter Hamper – Kim Smyth, Flippin Crepes Voucher – Johnny McMurray c/o Abbie McMurtry (P4).

BINGO NIGHT – The PTA will run a Family Bingo Night on Friday 5th May 2017. Please come along with your children and support this event. Details to follow.

FESTIVAL – 24th APRIL – 5th MAY 2017 Notes have already been distributed to those children who will be representing the school at the Carrickfergus Music and Drama Festival.

EXAMS Exam week will be held the week commencing Monday 15th May 2017. Please encourage full attendance during this time.

P1 INTAKE The new Primary 1 class will be visiting the school on Wednesday 14th 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 14th June 2017 to accommodate this arrangement.

SUMMER FAIR Please remember to keep Friday 2nd June 2017 (6.00 pm – 8.00 pm) free for what will be an excellent Fair. Attractions – Bungy Run, Bouncy Castle, Jumping Clay, Crafts, Jewellery, Books, DVD’s, Cakes, Games Room, Barbeque, Candy Floss, Slushies 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 12th June 2017 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 5th June returning on Thursday 8th June 2017 for this year’s School Tour. There are 39 pupils and 4 adults travelling. A Tour Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 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 23rd 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 2017/18. A separate note will be issued to Primary 6.

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.

SCHOOL CLOSURES/HOLIDAYS

School Closure – Monday 1st, 2nd, 29th, 30th May and 8th June 2017

School finishes on Monday 26th June 2017 for Primary 7 pupils

School finishes on Friday 30th June 2017 at 12.15 pm for all other pupils

School reopens on Friday 1st September 2017.