Month: October 2017

Friday Letter – 27th October 2017

Dates for the diary
Friday 27th October – School finishes @ 2pm for all pupils
Monday 6th November – School Closed – Staff Training

And breathe ………
We have reached the end of our first half term and what a busy but fantastic term it has been.  Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for their continued support. We are looking forward to next term and all that it will bring.

Parent Consultations
Thank you to all the parents who have attended parent consultations this week.  Remember we have an open door policy in school and if parents ever need to speak to class teachers just call in, speak to Dawn and she will inform the class teacher.

Pumpkin Carving
Thank you to all the children who entered the pumpkin carving competition.  Rosemary, Judith and Claire had the hard task of picking the winning designs.  Well done to the following children:

P1 – Abigail

P2/3 – Aidan

P4/5 – Sam

P5/6 – Rachel

P7 – Lewis

Half Term
Just a reminder that school will finish today at 2pm for half term break.  Pupils will return to school on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

Behaviour Reward
A massive well done to all our classes who achieved the behaviour award this week.  They have earned some time over in the park.

Class Assembly
Thank you to Primary 7 for taking assembly on Thursday morning. We hope all parents and friends enjoyed it.

It will be Mrs Scott’s P5/6 class taking assembly on Thursday 23rd November. Parents and friends of children in P5/6 will be invited to come along and enjoy the assembly.

Christmas Theatre Trip
We will be attending the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena on Wednesday 20th December to see the pantomime, Tangled.  As a school, we are pleased to be able to subsidise the cost of this trip to reduce the cost to £6. We will be sending out permission slips when we return after half term break.

School Development Day
School will be closed on Monday 6th November for staff training.  We will be focusing on World Around us topics and themes and will also be updating school website and we will be receiving training on using iPads in the classroom.

Derrykeighan Community Association are organising a shopping trip to Belfast on Saturday 25th November costing £8 per seat. Contact Joanne Nicholl (07762673681) for more details and to books seat.

Big Breakfast
Derrykeighan Community Association are holding their Autumn big breakfast on Saturday 11th November 9.45 – 11.30am.  Adults £5, Kids £3.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 6th November 2017
School Closed

Tuesday 7th November 2017
Braised Steak & Onion Casserole
Mash, Herb Dec, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Sausage & Bean Pie or Fish Coddies
Mash, Veg, Salad
Jelly Fluff & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 9th November 2017
Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Veg
Chocolate Brownie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 10th November 2017
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Salad
Ice Cream & Fruit
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Pumpkin Carving goes down a treat!

What a fabulous display of carved pumpkins we have in our school! Thank you to all the children (and parents) who spent a lot of time designing and carving!! Judith, Rosemary and Claire really had a challenging task of picking the best carved pumpkin in each classroom! Well done to every one and to our prizewinners Abigail, Aidan, Sam, Rachel & Lewis!

Maths Mystery

All the children in P4, P5, P6 and P7 working in house groups to complete lots of different maths challenges.  We were taking part in Maths week and focusing on mental maths strategies! The children had great fun!