Wednesday

Wednesday Letter – 28th June 2017

Farewell
Today we said a fond (and possibly teary) goodbye to our Primary 7 pupils. The staff have many fond memories of the tiny 4 and 5 year olds who started Dunseverick all those years ago and we are so impressed by the mature young people they have grown to become. We wish Primary 7 all the very best as they embark on their next great adventure and hope they will remember the lessons they learned and cherish the friendships they made here!

Friends of Dunseverick
Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who have given their time and donations to school. We have raised an incredible amount of over £3500.

Charities
You have raised £773.80 for charities this school year; including NSPCC, Alzheimers, Cancer Fund for Children and Comic Relief – Well Done!

Friday 30th June
This will be a non-uniform day for children. School will finish at 12 noon and both buses will run as normal.

Causeway Coast Vineyard – 10,000 hours
We are delighted to announce that volunteers from the Causeway Coast Vineyard will be painting our school assembly hall in the first week of July. Click on the link below if you would like to help out. Scroll down for Dunseverick Primary to register.

http://10000.causewaycoastvineyard.com

School Items
Please send in any remaining reading books, A/R books into school by Friday.

Big Summer Read one – ‘Reach the Moon’
Libraries NI are hosting a big summer read for 2017. Children can sign in their local library. They will receive a travel card which will be stamped every time they read a book. There will be a host of fun transport and travel related activities taking place in local libraries.

AQE/GL
Just a reminder that the closing date for applications to complete these tests is on Friday 8th September 2017.

Breakfast Club
We would greatly appreciate donations of any games which families no longer use at home for our children to play with at Breakfast Club.

Ballycastle CSSM
Children received flyers from CSSM last week. CSSM runs from 30th July – 4th August in Ballycastle.

ETI Inspection Report
The Dunseverick Primary School ETI Inspection Report is available on the ETI website at https://www.etini.gov.uk/publications/primary-inspection-involving-action-short-strike-dunseverick-primary-school-bushmills

Summer
Wishing everyone a lovely summer. Thank you all for your continued support! It’s hard to believe that this is the final one for this school year.  Have a restful and enjoyable summer.

Wednesday Letter – 21st June 2017

It’s a Girl
On Monday we were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of Miss Lydia Milligan. A massive congratulations and best wishes to Mrs Milligan and her husband and not forgetting big sister Katie. We all look forward to meeting Lydia soon.

Sports Day
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our Sports Day. A great day was had by all!

Prize Day
Prize Day will be held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 10am. We still have a few outstanding cups and trophies that need to be returned – this includes sports day plaques. Please return to school as soon as possible. 

P7 Enterprise Day
Thank you to all the children who supported our P7 enterprise day on Tuesday. We raised a total of £240.14 for school funds.

223 Club
223 club will be having an end of year party on Monday 26th June. There will be no 223 club for the remainder of the week.

Causeway Coast Vineyard – 10,000 hours
We are delighted to announce that volunteers from the Causeway Coast Vineyard will be painting our school assembly hall in the first week of July. Click on the link below if you would like to help out. Scroll down for Dunseverick Primary to register.

http://10000.causewaycoastvineyard.com

School Money
Parents please pay any outstanding money online as soon as possible for school dinners and 223 club. At present we have an outstanding amount owed of over £500. Contact Dawn if you have any questions.

P6/7 Museum Trip
P6/7 will be visiting the Ulster Museum on Friday 23rd June. Children will require a packed lunch – if any children who are entitled to free school meals would like a lunch provided from the school kitchen please let Dawn know asap.

P1/P7 Beach Trip
Weather permitting, P1 and P7 will go to Portballintrae beach on Monday 26th June. This will be a lovely way to end the year for the P1’s with their P7 buddies.

Mrs Scott’s Class
P5/6 will be going to the Movie House in Coleraine on Tuesday 27th June for their A/R class prize. Children will be back to school in time for a late lunch.

AQE/GL
Just a reminder that the closing date for applications to complete these tests is on Friday 8th September 2017.

Derrykeighan Community Association
Big Breakfast on Sat 24th June 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. in Community hall. Admission £5 adults & £3 children (under 12)

CASTLE KIDZ SUMMER SCHEME – Monday 17th – Friday 28th July!
Registration will take place on Fri 23rd June, 7 to 8 p.m. Cost remains £8.50 reg. fee (or £23 for a family of 3).

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 26th June 2017
Sun Blush Tomato Spaghetti Or Steak Burgers
Veg, Salad, Potatoes
Banana Muffin & Fruit Or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 27th June 2017
Braised Steak & Onion Casserole
Mash, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Chicken Bites or Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan
Chips, Salad
Ice Cream and Fruit

Thursday 29th June 2017
Roast Chicken, Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Veg
Chocolate Brownie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 30th June 2017
School closes for summer
at 12 noon – NO DINNERS

Wednesday Letter – 31st May 2017

Dates For The Diary
Friday 2nd June – Summer Concert – 7pm
Monday 5th June – Mrs Smyth’s Class – Swimming
Arts & Craft Club (P1-P3) – 2-3pm
Grafters – P6 – 3-4pm
Maths Whizz Kids – P5 & P6 – 3-4pm

Sports Day
Sports Day will be held on Friday 9th June at 10am. Children should wear trainers along with shorts/joggers, t-shirt and a fleece/coat. Children will have the option of a takeaway lunch from the school kitchen at 12.30pm (approx). Pupils can go home with parents after Sports Day if they wish.

223 Club
Please remember to send booking slips in on a Monday and remind your child to hand them to their teacher.

Election
Just a reminder that school will be closed on Thursday 8th June for the Election.

Prize Day
Prize Day will be held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 10am. P7 children will finish on this day when prize day is over.

Welly Boots
P4 – Please send in 1 welly boot for your child to practise the welly boot throw for Sports day

Mrs Edgar
Mrs Edgar has announced her retirement from teaching at the end of this school year. Mrs Edgar would like to pass on that it has been a privilege to have been involved in the education of so many wonderful children during her 22 years at Dunseverick Primary.

Friends of Dunseverick 

A MASSIVE THANKS to all the staff, parents, pupils and stall holders. A lot of preparation and hard work went into organising the craft fair and we were delighted to raise a wonderful total of £932.80 for school funds.

Holidays
If you are intending to take your child/children on holiday before the end of school term, please put it in writing to the class teacher.

Summer Concert
There are still a few tickets available for the summer concert this Friday 2nd June in Portballintrae Hall. Contact Dawn or Katy Graham if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Ballylough Living History Trust – 10th & 11th June – 10.30am – 5.30pm
David and June Traill are holding a living History Weekend on their grounds off the Castlecatt Road. Re-enactments from Viking and Medieval times right through to World Wars will be held every hour. Lots of family entertainment available – bouncy castles, archery, orienteering etc.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 5th June 2017
Garlic Chicken Traybake or Chicken Quesadilla with Corn Salsa
Mash & Veg
Date Krispie & Fruit or Fresh fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 6th June 2017
Cheese & Beans Jackets or Spaghetti Arrabiatta
Herb Dice & Veg
Jelly & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Sausage Salsa Rollovers or Fish Fingers
Mash Veg, Salad
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 8th June 2017
Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Veg
Pineapple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 9th June 2017
*Takeaway Lunch*
Chicken Bites/Steak Burger
Chips & Salad
Ice Cream & Fruit