Wednesday Letter – 18th November 2015

Wednesday Newsletter

 Dates for the diary
Wednesday 18th November – Eco day (P2, P3 and P4/5)
Thursday 20th November – Eco day (Rec/P1, P5/6 and P7)
Thursday 19th  November – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 19th November – Science Club (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 20th November – Open Afternoon at 1pm – School finishes at 12 noon for Rec/P1
Saturday 21st November – P7 – AQE Test 2
Monday 16th November – P5/6 Swimming
Monday 23rd  November – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Monday 23rd November – Hockey (3pm – 4pm)

Open afternoon
Our open afternoon for prospective Reception and P1 pupils will take place on Friday 20th November 2015 at 1pm. This provides a wonderful opportunity for parents of prospective pupils to have a look at what we do here in Dunseverick and to gather important information about enrolling their child here next year. Please spread the word among prospective parents and pupils!! Please note that school will finish for Reception and Primary 1 pupils at 12 noon on this day. All Reception and Primary 1 pupils should be picked up by car.

Open Afternoon
Our open afternoon for prospective Reception and P1 pupils will take place on Friday 20th November 2015 at 1pm. This provides a wonderful opportunity for parents of prospective pupils to have a look at what we do here in Dunseverick and to gather important information about enrolling their child here next year. Please spread the word among prospective parents and pupils!! Please note that school will finish for Reception and Primary 1 pupils at 12 noon on this day. All Reception and Primary 1 pupils should be picked up by car.

Theatre Trip Reminder
Another little reminder of our upcoming trip to Aladdin in the Millennium Forum in Londonderry on Thursday 17th December.  The cost for this trip (subsidised) is £10 per child and any outstanding money or bookings should be paid in full on or before Friday 27th November.

Anti-bullying Week
At Dunseverick we are pleased to be once again associated with the NI Anti-Bullying Campaign. This event takes place between 16th – 20th November. During this week all our pupils are taking part in a range of activities and discussions of what bullying is and how our school deals with bullying.

Grandparent’s Christmas Dinner
As you are aware this is a busy term in our school calendar with Christmas concerts, trips and other events.  We are therefore postponing our Grandparent’s Christmas dinner to a later date.

British Legion – Remembrance Day
Thank you all for your generosity in supporting our sale of poppies and other merchandise for the Royal British Legion. The Legion is always very grateful for the donations given by Dunseverick. Pupils in all classes talked about the meaning of the Remembrance and a minutes silence was held at 11.00 am on the 11th.

Children in Need
The children enjoyed our non-uniform day on Friday and have raised £142.50 for Children In Need. A big thank you to everyone for your generosity!

Car parking
It has been brought to the attention of our Board of Governors at a recent meeting, that parking remains an issue outside of the school gates. We would encourage all parents and friends to make use of the parking facilities at the picnic area beside the school when children are being dropped off and collected. It is also essential that the bus area is kept clear along with the areas around the Feigh Road junction. The health and safety of our children remains the highest priority.

 Jack Horner Pre-School Open Evening
Jack Horner Pre-School based at the Sheskburn Community Centre, Ballycastle, will be holding an Open Evening for parents and carers on Wednesday 25th November at 7pm-8pm. This is an evening designed to provide guidance and ideas for parents and carers in relation to how children learn during their pre-school year and to provide information on the setting itself.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 23rd November  2015
Sausage & Bean Pie or
Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Mash, Herb Dice, Veg
Frozen Mousse & Fruit or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 24th November 2015
Gammon & Gravy
Mash, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 25th November 2015
Salmon Fish Cakes or
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Mash, Veg
Date Krispie & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 26th November 2015
Roast Chicken, Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Veg
Swiss Roll Fruit & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 27th November 2015
Madras Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or
Chicken Bites
Mash, Chips, Veg, Salad
Ice Cream Fruit & Chocolate Sauce or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt