Author: Dunseverick Primary School

Friday Newsletter – 4th September 2020

Well Done & Thank You!

Well, we have reached the end of what was a very different first week for us all here in school. I want to say a massive well done to each and every one of the children. They have adapted so well to all the new routines and procedures in place and are just getting on with the ‘new normal’. I would also like to thank all of you, our parents, for also following and adapting to all the new procedures in school. So far, everything seems to be working well – long may it continue. Our main priority in school, as always, is to ensure that every child is safe and that we continue to provide the best learning experiences and opportunities.

Data Collection

Could any remaining data collection sheets, permission slips and Covid Home/School agreements please be returned to school on Monday 7th September?

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 7th September, we will be following Week 2 on the school lunch menu.

School Uniform

It is lovely to see all our children looking so smart in their new uniform. A few reminders:

– Boys should be wearing grey trousers/shorts

– Girls should be wearing grey trousers/skirts/pinafores

– Long hair must be tied back

– Children are permitted to wear one pair of small stud earrings

If, for any reason this cannot be adhered to, please inform me in writing. Please also make sure that ALL items of school clothing are clearly labelled.

Healthy Breaks & Lunches

We do promote healthy eating in school and encourage children to make healthy choices. Our school kitchen provides healthy and nutritious meals and also items for snack at break time. Please try to limit lunchbox treats to one per day. Thank you.

223 Club/Play & Stay

When booking spaces for either 223 club or play and stay, payment should be made at the time of booking to secure your child’s place

Seesaw

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the seesaw app. Teachers will be using Seesaw as the main method of communication. Messages will be responded to between 8.30am and 5pm. Outside of these times, teachers will only respond to messages in exceptional circumstances.

Safeguarding

Just a reminder to all Parents, Guardians and Children who is on the Safeguarding Team at Dunseverick. Mrs Scott is the Designated Teacher for Child Protection and Mrs Smyth is a member of the Safeguarding Team. If you ever have any worries, queries or concerns please contact any member of the Safeguarding Team.

Breakfast Club

Our ‘socially distanced’ breakfast club is working very well. Please remember that if your child needs to be in school before 8.40am, they must use breakfast club (£1.05). This is the only supervision in school at this time.

Nut Allergy

Our school is a NUT FREE zone and parents should be mindful of this when preparing breaks and lunches to send into school. Thanks

Friday Letter – 20th September 2019

Monday 23rd September –        P5/6 Swimming             Eco- Club (3-4pm)

Tuesday 24thSeptember–        Music Lessons with Katy/Mrs Kutlu/Miss Neeson

                                                Multiskills – P1 – P3 (2pm – 3pm)/Cookery – P4-P7 (3pm – 4pm)

Wednesday 25thSeptember –  Music Lessons with Katy

                                                Coding Club P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)

Thursday 26thSeptember         Good News Club – 3pm – 4pm (P4-P7)

Friends of Dunseverick

Our first meeting for this year will be held on Wednesday 25thSeptember 2019 at 8.00pm.  This will be held in The Causeway Hotel and we welcome all existing and any new parents or friends.  Get your thinking caps on for some interesting fundraising ideas

Booking Forms

Remember to complete booking forms and send them to school every Monday.

Hair & Jewellery

Just a reminder regarding hair and jewellery. The only jewellery permitted to be worn in school are watches and plain, small, stud earrings.

Make up and nail polish are not permitted to be worn in school. Any child found to be wearing makeup will be asked to remove it. Hair decoration should be simple and practical and long hair should be tied up.

Free School Meals

If you think you are eligible for free school meals, please apply online using the following link;

http://www.eani.org.uk/i-want-to/fsm/howtoapply/

223 Club

223 club continues to run Monday – Friday. The timetable for 223 club for September will be:

Monday – Outdoor Play         

Tuesday – Craft           

Wednesday –   Messy Play

Thursday-Games/Construction

Friday – Free Choice   

Nut Allergy

We would just like to remind parents that our school is now NUT FREE.  Please keep this in mind when preparing breaks and lunches and also when sending in junk art materials to P1 and P2/3 classrooms.

P7 – Edinburgh Trip

We are very excited about our school trip to Edinburgh this year.  Can any remaining permission slips and deposits be sent to school on our before next Friday 27thSeptember as we need to confirm numbers with the travel company? Thanks

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 23rdSeptember, we will be following Week 4 on the school lunch menu with a few adjustments;

Tuesday 24th– Chicken Curry or Fish Fingers, Jelly & Fruit

Thursday 26th– European Day Friday 27th– Roast Turkey Dinner

European Menu

Frankfurters or Neapolitan Pizza

Pommes Frites, Garlic Bread

Bulgarian Shopska Salad

Poire Belle Helene (Pears with Ice Cream & Choc Sauce)

Toberkeigh Boy’s Brigade

Anchor Boys– Tuesday 1stOctober, 7.15pm – 8.30pm (ages 5 – 8)

Junior Section– Friday 27thSeptember, 7.00pm – 8.15pm (ages 9 – 11)

Company Section– Friday 27thSeptember, 8.15pm – 10.15pm (Year 8 upwards)

Friday Newsletter – 24th May 2019

Dates For The Diary

Monday 27th May, Tuesday 28th May – School closed
Wednesday 29th May – Fantastic Plastics

Sports Evening

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to school on Wednesday evening for Sports Evening.  This was a new idea we decided to trial this year and we are delighted to say it was a huge success – we hope everyone thought so to.  

We raised £200 to put towards school funds.

School Closure

School will be closed on Monday 27thMay for bank holiday.

School will also be closed on Tuesday 28thMay for a staff development day.

Lunch Menu

Dinner menu for Monday 27thMay we will be following Week 2 on the lunch menu.

Fantastic Plastic

Primary 6 have been invited to attend this event in Ballycastle High School on Wednesday 29thMay from 10.00am – 1.30pm.  They will be exploring plastic through Technology, Science and Home Economics.  Children will need a packed lunch. 

Walk to School Week

Thank you to everyone who participated in Walk to School week. The children (and parents) seemed to really enjoy walking to school together. We might explore the ‘Walking Bus’ idea further for next year – watch this space!

Name the Doll

Over the next 2 weeks, we will be sending a doll round the classes and allowing the children to guess the name of the doll. It will cost 50p for one guess or £1 for 3 guesses.  The name and winner will be announced at the Summer Fair on 7thJune.

Cycling Proficiency

P7 have received a letter regarding cycling proficiency which will start on Monday 3thJune.  Please return all permission slips on or before this date.

Summer Fair

Preparations have started for our Summer Fair which is being held on Friday 7thJune – 6.30pm – 8pm

We are asking children to bring in an unopened bottle of something (sauce, juice, shower gel, no alcohol please) to use as Bottle Tombola on the night.

We would also like children to fill a jam jar with sweets/treats and bring them into school and be used for a ‘Sweetie Stall’.  All bottles/sweet jars should be brought into school on or before Thursday 6thJune.

Reception/P1 – Class Assembly

Parents, grandparents and friends of our Reception/Primary 1 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 6thJune at 9.30am. This will be a celebration of the children’s work and we look forward to welcoming you all to school.  Please stay for tea/coffee afterwards.

Cups & Trophies

Still a few outstanding. Please return to school asap.