2016

Wednesday Letter – 14th December 2016

Dates for the diary
Thursday 15th December – Movies & Munch Night (6.30pm – 8.00pm
Monday 19th December – Trip to Millenium forum
Tuesday 20th December – Trip to Tesco
Wednesday 21st December – School finishes 12 noon
Thursday 5th January – All Pupils back to school

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of term already. This will be the final Wednesday letter before we break up for our Christmas holidays. As a staff we would like to wish everyone connected with our school God’s richest blessings and hope that everyone has a safe, peaceful and relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Concerts
Massive congratulations to all our pupils on two fabulous performances!! We are so proud of all of you and thank you for putting us all in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Gift Boxes
Thank you for all the generous donations. We look forward to presenting a cheque to the Alzheimers Society in the New Year.

Christmas Jumper Day
We are having a Christmas Jumper day on Wednesday 21st December and are asking for a £1 contribution towards NSPCC.

After School Clubs
We have a few spaces left in Cookery club – any P5’s who would like to join cookery club please ring Barbara in the morning at 8.30am. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Unfortunately we do not have enough interest for Fun with Drums for the P4-P7 session. P4 – P7 children are invited to attend the 2pm – 3pm session of Fun with Drums.

Regrettably there is not enough interest in Spanish and we would need some more children to sign up if this club is to be available.

Arrangements for Theatre Trip
All pupils are looking forward to our trip to the Millennium Forum on Monday 19th December to see ‘Cinderella’. The arrangements for this trip are as follows:

School will begin at the normal time of 9.10 a.m. Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will be available to transport pupils to school

10:00 a.m. – Pupils will have an early break time. Breakfast club will be available on this day.

11.00 a.m. – Pupils leave school by bus to the Millennium Forum

All pupils need to bring a packed lunch on this day which will be eaten on arrival at the Millennium Forum (eg. Non fizzy drink, sandwiches, crackers, cheese, fruit, – all disposable!!)

Children on Free school meals can order a packed lunch from our school kitchen. Orders should be placed by Thursday 15th December. Please let the office know. 

1:15pm – Pantomime begins

Approx. 3:30pm – Pupils begin to leave the Millennium Forum

5:00pm – Pupils return to school

Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will not be running at this time and parents should collect their children by car.

We would ask parents to ensure they do not block the bus stop area when collecting pupils, to allow our buses to park safely.

School Holidays
School will finish for all pupils on Wednesday 21st December at 12 noon. Unfortunately the Yellow and Blue Buses will not operate on this date so parents will need to leave their children to school and collect them at 12 noon. School will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2017.

Prospective P1 Parents
All enrolment forms for pupils starting school in September 2017 need to be returned to school before 12 noon on Wednesday 11th January.

Tesco Trip 
On Tuesday 20th December some of our P4 – P7 pupils will be singing in Tesco, Ballymoney to entertain shoppers. Pupils will also get to take part in a ‘Farm to Fork’ activity.

School Meals
As from Thursday 5th January 2017, the cost of a school meal will be £2.55. This is set by Education Authority. We are very fortunate to have a great variety of freshly prepared meals and would encourage pupils to avail of this to maintain our school kitchen.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 19th December 2016
Irish Stew & Wheaten Bread or Steak Burger
Herb Dice, Beans
Swiss Roll & Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt

Tuesday 20th December 2016
Gammon, Gravy & Veggies
Roast & Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing Balls
Ice Cream & Fruit

Wednesday 21st December 2016
No Dinners

Wednesday Letter – 7th December 2016

Dates for the diary
Thursday 8th December – Indoor Games – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7), Good News Club – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7)
Tuesday 13th December – Christmas Play (P1 – P3 – 10.00am, P4 – P7 – 10.45am)
Wednesday 14th December – Christmas Play (P1 – P3 – 10.00am, P4 – P7 – 10.45am)

Christmas Concerts
On Tuesday 13th December 2016, the P1 – P3 performance will take place at 10.00am. At 10.45am on the same date, the P4-P7 performance will take place. Parents are welcome to wait in school between performances if there is an older brother/sister in the later performance. Tea and Coffee will be available. The same arrangements will be in place on Wednesday 14th December 2016. The offering at both these services will be in aid of the ‘The Alzheimer’s Society’

Money
Please remember to send all monies into school on a Friday morning of each week.

Open Day
Our open day for prospective Reception and P1 pupils will take place on Friday 9th December from 1.30pm – 2.30pm and also between 6pm and 7pm. If this date does not suit, prospective parents can make an appointment to see around the school. Please let prospective parents know of this date if their child is due to start school. P1’s will be going home at 1.00pm on this day and will need to be collected by car as buses will not be available at 1pm. 

After School Clubs
Please return all slips by Monday 12th December. We will let parents know if Fun with Drums and Spanish are to go ahead. Money can be paid before Christmas or the first week back at school.

Arrangements for Theatre Trip 

All pupils are looking forward to our trip to the Millennium Forum on Monday 19th December to see ‘Cinderella’. The arrangements for this trip are as follows:

School will begin at the normal time of 9.10 a.m. Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will be available to transport pupils to school

10:00 a.m. – Pupils will have an early break time. Breakfast club will be available on this day.

11.00 a.m. – Pupils leave school by bus to the Millennium Forum

All pupils need to bring a packed lunch on this day which will be eaten on arrival at the Millennium Forum (eg. Non fizzy drink, sandwiches, crackers, cheese, fruit, – all disposable!!)

Children on Free school meals can order a packed lunch from our school kitchen. Orders should be placed by Thursday 15th December. Please let the office know.

1:15pm – Pantomime begins

Approx. 3:30pm – Pupils begin to leave the Millennium Forum

5:00pm – Pupils return to school

Both the Yellow bus and Ulsterbus will not be running at this time and parents should collect their children by car.

We would ask parents to ensure they do not block the bus stop area when collecting pupils, to allow our buses to park safely.

Thank You
Thank you to the parents who helped out on Christmas lunch day.

Fireside Quiz
Thank you to all the parents who have sold and bought fireside quiz sheets. Please remember to drop in any sheets and money to school on or before Friday 16th December. Thank you for your support!

 

Christmas Jumper Day
We are having a Christmas Jumper day on Wednesday 21st December and are asking for a £1 contribution towards NSPCC.

 

Toberkeigh Junior Youth Club
All P4 to P7 children are invited to a Bouncy Assault Course Night on Saturday 10th December 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 12th December 2016
Asian Veggies & Noodles or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Salad, Mash, Coleslaw
Date Krispie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Brown Beef Stew or Spaghetti Carbonara
Salad, Mash, Veg
Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 14th December 2016
Salmon Fish cakes or Hot Dog
Veg, Mash, Herb Dice
Rice Pudding & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 15th December 2016
Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Veg
Apple Cake & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 16th December 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Veg, Salad
Jelly Fluff & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday Letter – 30th November 2016

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Dates for the diary
Thursday 1st December – Indoor Games – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7), Good News Club – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7)
Tuesday 6th December – Cookery – 2pm – 3pm (P2 – P3), Art &Crafts – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7 )
Wednesday 7th December – Spanish – 3pm – 4pm (P4 – P7), Children’s Christmas Lunch (P1 – P7)

Dates
December is a very busy month in school and we will try to update this list on a weekly basis. Please check each week as new dates will be added.

December 
3rd P7 AQE Test 3
7th Children’s Christmas Dinner
9th Open Afternoon – 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Open Evening – 6pm – 7pm

13th Christmas Play
14th Christmas Play
15th Movie & Munch Night
19th Theatre Trip
21st Last Day of Term

AQE
We would like to wish our P7 pupils the best of luck for their final AQE test on Saturday. Remember to stay calm and just do your best.

Money
Please remember to send all monies into school on a Friday morning of each week.

Pantomime
We will be attending the Millennium Forum on Monday 19th December to see the pantomime, Cinderella. Can all remaining payments for this trip please be sent into school before Friday 2nd December?

Fireside Quiz
Thank you to all the parents who have sold and bought fireside quiz sheets. Please remember to drop in any sheets and money to school. Thank you for your support!

Christmas Lunch
We are looking for some parent helpers to help with supervision on Christmas lunch day – Wednesday 7th December from 12.30pm – 2.00pm. If you would be happy to help please contact Barbara in the office.

Open Day
Our open day for prospective Reception and P1 pupils will take place on Friday 9th December from 1.30pm – 2.30pm and also between 6pm and 7pm. If this date does not suit, prospective parents can make an appointment to see around the school. Please let prospective parents know of this date if their child is due to start school. A letter will be sent home requesting members of school council and some musicians to attend the open evening. We would also like if some parents were available either in the afternoon or evening to help out talking to perspective parents.

P1’s will be going home at 1.00pm on this day and will need to be collected by car as buses will not be available at 1pm. 

Breakfast Club
Just a reminder that breakfast club is still running from 8.00am until 8.40am every morning. If your child has to be in school before 8.40am they should pay for (£1.05) and use Breakfast Club.

Milk Money
For those children taking school milk every day – milk money for term 2 (5th January – 7th April) is £12.60. All milk money to be paid on or before Friday 6th January 2017. 

After School Clubs
A new list of afterschool clubs is ready for January/February 2017. A separate letter with choices and dates will be sent home.

Movie Night
Our movie and munch night is being held on Thursday 15th December. We are delighted that our ‘Friends of Dunseverick’ are organising this event. It will cost £2 per child which will include popcorn and hot chocolate. Children will be allowed to wear their onesies or pyjamas.

Christmas Play
All children will have received song words or scripts for our Christmas productions. Please encourage your child to learn these words and practise their songs and script words aloud.

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We have received a number of generous donations from friends and family of the late Robert Dunbar (a former pupil) and would like to take this opportunity to thank them and assure them that Dunseverick Primary will keep Robert’s memory alive and instil a love of literature and reading in our children.

We have been able to purchase a large amount of new books for both our Accelerated Reader library and our class libraries. Children can look out for the new titles added. We will be sending home some more information about the late Robert Dunbar.

Plant Sale
1st Garvagh Presbyterian Church is holding a plant sale on Saturday 3rd December from 10am until 2pm. All proceeds are going to ‘Boom Foundation’

Tesco Volunteers
We were absolutely delighted to welcome staff members from Tesco, Ballymoney into our school on Monday 28th November. They came armed with brushes, shovels, window cleaners, cloths, buckets and wheel barrows. The front of our school is looking fantastic after the big clean up.

Christmas Gift Boxes
A template has been sent home for our gift boxes. These are to be designed, cut out and made into a present. A Christmas donation can be put inside before it is sealed. The money is in lieu of presents traditionally bought for members of staff at this time of year. All proceeds this year will the given to ‘Alzheimers Society’.

No names are required on the boxes and as little or as much as you wish to donate will be welcomed.

 

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 5th December 2016
Irish Stew with Wheaten Bread or Fish Coddies
Veg, Mash, Beetroot
Jammy Coconut Sponge & Custard
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 6th December 2016
Baked Potato, Cheese & Beans or Chicken & Broccoli Bake
Salad, Coleslaw, Mash
Chocolate Brownie & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 7th December 2016 

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Christmas Dinner 

Roast Turkey, Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Sprouts, Peas, Carrots
Chipolata Sausages
Ice Cream Tub, Jelly, Fruit

Thursday 8th December 2016
Spaghetti Bolognese or Chilli Chicken Wrap
Herb Dice, Mash, Veg
Banana Sponge & Custard

Friday 9th December 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Oven Baked Sausages
Chips, Peas, Salad
Arctic Roll & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

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