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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