Wednesday Letter – 27th January 2016

DPS Newsletter HeaderDates for the diary
Thursday 28th January – Good News Club
Monday 1st – Thursday 4th February – P7 Transfer Interviews
Monday 1st February – Football Club (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 3rd February – Fun with Drums Club P1 – 3 (2pm – 3pm)
Wednesday 3rd February – Fun with Drums Club P4 – 7 (3pm – 4pm)

Parent Teacher Interviews
Our Parent/Teacher interviews for pupils in R – P6 will be held from Monday 8th until Thursday 12th February.  Please note all pupils (P1-P7) will finish at 2p.m. on these days in order to facilitate interviews.  There will be no 223 or after school clubs.  Please check your child’s schoolbag for a note to request an interview.

P7 Transfer interviews will take place next week – you should have received your interview time if there are any problems please let me know.

Half Term
Reminder school is closed on Friday 12th February for a staff development day and on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th for half term.

 Say “Cheese”
The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 24th February.  Watch the Wednesday letter for details.

Morning Arrangements
Reminder new morning arrangements will start from Monday 1st February 2016.  In summary pupils can no longer be sent to school before 8:55a.m. unless using one of the following services:

Breakfast Club and supervision 8-8:55 at a cost of £2.05 per pupil per day or Early Birds 8:30-8:55 at a cost of £1 per pupil per day.

Money for Breakfast Club and Early Birds should be sent with your child on the day they are using the service.

Wear It – Beat It
On Thursday 11 February we will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation.  We invite each child to donate £1.00 and wear something red to school.  The ladies in the kitchen are working on a special menu for the day with a ‘red’ theme – watch the Wednesday letter for more details.

Portstewart Festival
Please check your child’s schoolbag for a note about Portstewart Speech & Drama Festival.  The festival runs from 14th – 16th March and costs £3.00 per pupil.  We feel this is an excellent opportunity for our pupils and encourage as many as possible to take part.  Please note the reply slip needs to be returned to school by this Friday – we apologise for the short notice but we have only just received confirmation of the details.

Concerns
I am pleased that a number of parents have requested a meeting with myself to discuss concerns/queries they have.  If you would like to speak to me about an incident/concern please contact the school to make an appointment.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 1st February 2016
Spaghetti Bolognaise or
Fish Coddies
Mash/Herb Dice/Colesaw/Veg
Frozen Mousse & Fruit

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Cheese & Beans Jacket Potato,
or Oven Backed Sausages
Onion Gravy, Mash/Veg/Salad
Pineapple Sponge & Custard

Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Brown Beef Stew
or Lasagne
Mash/Veg/Colesaw
Jelly or Fruit

Thursday 4th February 2016
Roast Chicken, Stuffing & Gravy
Dry Roast Potatoes,
Mash & Veg
Chocolate & Pear Sponge & Custard

Friday 5th February 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan
or Ham & Cheese Paninis
Chips/Salad/Veg
Ice Cream & Sponge Roll
Fruit