Wednesday Letter – 3rd February 2016

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Dates For Your Diary
Thursday 4th February – Good News Club
Monday 8th – Thursday 11th February – Parent/Teacher Interviews                     *P1-7 finish at 2p.m.*
Thursday 11th February – Wear It . . . Beat It Day
Friday 12th February – School Development Day                                 *Pupils should not attend*
Monday 15th – Tuesday 16th February  Half Term

 

Congratulations!
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our P7’s who received their AQE results on Saturday, the scores ranged from 90 to 119 – wonderful! Well done for all your hard work, we’re all really proud of you!

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, but Sharon or Mrs Taggart will be available, if needed, to supervise children in the assembly hall while you attend your interview.

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.  Check school bags for a leaflet today.

Morning Arrangements
Reminder new morning arrangements are now in place.  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 now reduced cost of £1.55 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.

School Bus Service
Ulsterbus kindly ask that parents make sure someone is waiting to collect children using the school bus service.  It is distressing for the children if no one is waiting for them and disrupts the service for others.

Miniversity
Please check your child’s schoolbag for a leaflet from Miniversity about up and coming ICT courses in the area.

SU Camps
We have received a brochure with details of camps and missions being run by Scripture Union Northern Ireland this summer.  If you are interested you can contact SU on 028 9045 4806 or check out www.suni.co.uk/campsandadmissions.  Alternatively the brochure is available to view in school.

Winter Weather
The weather is finally feeling wintery so we would like to remind all the children to come to school every day with a warm, waterproof coat as we do endeavour to get out for our playtime as often as possible.  If your child wears a fleece or hoody please send a waterproof as well.

Portstewart Festival
Portstewart Speech & Drama Festival.  runs from 14th – 16th March and costs £3.00 per pupil.  If you have not replied but your son/daughter is interested in taking part please send the reply slip to school by this Friday.  We feel this is an excellent opportunity for our pupils and encourage as many as possible to take part.

Wear It – Beat It
On Thursday 11 February we will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation.  This will be a non-uniform day, we invite each child to donate £1.00 and wear something red to school.  The ladies in the kitchen have cooked up a special menu for the day with a ‘red’ theme – yum, yum!

School Dinner Menu

Monday 8th February 2016
Chilli Chicken Wraps or
Fish Fingers
Mash/Veg/Noodles
Rice Pudding & Fruit

Tuesday 9th February 2016
Chicken & Broccoli Bake,
or Oven Baked Sausages
Onion Gravy, Mash/Herb Dice
Crumbly Apple Sponge & Custard

Wednesday 10th February 2016
Cheese & Beans Jacket Potato, Salad
or Irish Stew & Wheaten
Chocolate Brownie & Custard

Thursday 11th February 2016
WEAR IT . . . BEAT IT
Homemade Pizza – cheese,
tomato and pepper or
Meatballs in a tomato sauce
with spaghetti wriggles
Red veggie salad (tomato, red onion, red pepper & beetroot)
Strawberry Confetti Cake & Custard