Author: The Principal

Wednesday Letter – Wednesday 22nd June

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Thursday 23rd June                     SCHOOL CLOSED – ELECTION

Monday 27th June                          Prize Day  – 10am

P7’s last day

Tuesday 28th June                          P7 to Robert Quigg Event 

Thursday 30th June                           Last Day of Term – School finishes at 12 noon

Farewell
On Monday we wave a fond (and possibly teary) goodbye to our Primary 7 pupils.  The staff have many fond memories of the tiny 4 and 5 year olds who started Dunseverick all those years ago and I am so impressed by the mature young people they have grown to become.  We wish Primary 7 all the very best as they embark on their next great adventure and hope they will remember the lessons they learned and cherish the friendships they made here!

And remember P7:
Be bold, be brilliant, be you!

On Friday we say goodbye to Mr Kearney who has been teaching P4/5 during Mrs Milligan’s maternity leave.  We would like to thank Mr Kearney for his hard work and enthusiasm this year – the children had so much fun they hardly noticed they were learning!  We are delighted that Mr Kearney will be able to join us on prize day to celebrate the children’s achievements.

Welcome Back
We are delighted to welcome back Mrs Smyth from her recent maternity leave and we look forward to Mrs Milligan’s return on Monday.

School Closures
Please note school will be closed tomorrow Thursday 23rd June to facilitate the EU Referendum.

Music Exams
A big well done to our 10 pupils who sat their Grade One violin, flute and clarinet exams last Friday – I heard you all did us proud!

P1 Open Afternoon
We had a lovely afternoon welcoming our new P1’s and their parents today.  We look forward to the children joining us next year.

Prize Day

Prize Day will be held on Monday at 10am.  We hope many of you will be free to join us to celebrate the children’s achievements.  Primary 7 parents are invited to stay for refreshments after the ceremony and Primary 7 can then go home.  Please ensure children come to school wearing full school uniform including black shoes – no trainers.

223 Club
The 223 Club Party took place today and while I did not receive an invite I understand a great time was had by all!  223 Club will resume in September.  Thank you to all those parents who sent in goodies for the party.

End of Term
School ends on Thursday 30th June which will be a ½ day for all pupils.  Primary 7 will finish on Monday 27th June after Prize Day.

Amnesty
With the end of term approaching could I encourage each family to have a look around the house and gather up any bits and pieces belonging to school and return these to us.  Don’t worry if you’ve had it for a while – we’ll be delighted to have it back!

Bushmills Community Summer Fair
The Bushmills & District Community Association are holding their Summer Fair on Wednesday 13th July in the grounds of Bushmills Primary.  Entry is free.  All pupils have received a colouring competition today which should be returned on the day of the fair.  Please see flyer sent home for more information.

Milk Money

Milk money for next week is 80p.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 27th June 2016
Ham & Cheese Panini OR
Chicken Curry/Rice/Naan
Chips & Salad
Ice Cream Sponge Roll & Fruit

Tuesday 28th June 2016
Braised Steak in Onion Gravy,
Roast & Mash Potatoes,
Veggies, Stuffing Balls
Apple Crumble Sponge & Custard

Wednesday 29th June 2016
Sausages OR Chicken Drumstick
Herb Dice, Peas
Ice Cream & Fruit

Thursday 30th June 2016
School Closes at 12pm

Wednesday Letter – Wednesday 15th June

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Thursday 16th June                     R/P1/P2 Trip to the Farm

                                                           NO ROUNDERS CLUB

Friday 17th June                             Music Exams

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Wednesday 22nd June                 P1 Open Afternoon for new P1s

*Prize Day – Monday 27th June

Farewell
On Friday we say goodbye to Mrs Taggart who has been teaching P7 during Mrs Smyth’s maternity leave.  We are very sorry to see her go and I would like to thank Mrs Taggart for all her hard work and wish her all the best for the next exciting chapter!  We are delighted that Mrs Taggart will be able to join us on prize day to celebrate P7’s achievements.

P7 Enterprise Day
P7 organised a fantastic enterprise day yesterday.  The other pupils thoroughly enjoyed shopping from the different stalls.  Each P7 had been given a loan of £5 from school to purchase the ingredients/items needed.  Not only did they repay their debts they managed to raise a fantastic £297.09.  Thank you to all those parents who supported this event and to Mrs Taggart and P7 for their hard work.  The money raised will go towards school funds minus a small bonus for P7 to spend on a class party.

NO ROUNDERS CLUB TOMORROW!
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel rounders club for tomorrow.  Pupils should be collected or get the bus home at 3pm – apologies for any inconvenience caused.

School Closures
Please note school will be closed next Thursday 23rd June to facilitate the upcoming EU Referendum.

631 Club
631 Club will run tonight  and tomorrow night at 6.31pm in McCurdy’s Barn (Whitepark Road).  Come along and bring your friends for Bible stories, choruses, quizzes and prizes!

223 Club
The 223 Club Party will take place on Wednesday 23rd June from 2-3pm.  This will be the last 223 Club until September.

Spaces are limited to 30 and preference will be given to pupils who attend 223 Club throughout the year.  If you would like to send buns/goodies for the party please let Moira know.  Could I take this opportunity to thank Sharon, Zaneese and Zara for all their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the year that makes 223 such fun for the children!

Music Exams
Good luck to our 10 pupils sitting their Grade One violin, flute and clarinet exams this Friday – we are really proud of the dedication and improvement you have shown this year!

P1 Open Afternoon
We look forward to welcoming our new P1’s and their parents on Wednesday afternoon.

End of Term
School ends on Thursday 30th June which will be a ½ day for all pupils.  Primary 7 will finish on Monday 27th June after Prize Day.

Amnesty
With the end of term approaching could I encourage each family to have a look around the house and gather up any bits and pieces belonging to school and return these to us.  Don’t worry if you’ve had it for a while – we’ll be delighted to have it back!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Final call for Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers – please send any remaining vouchers to school by Friday.

Summer Fun

We have placed a number of posters on the front doors advertising various clubs running locally during the holidays.

School Dinner Menu
Monday 20th June 2016
Chilli Chicken Tortilla OR
Baked Potato, Cheese & Beans
Mash & Salad
Choc & Orange Sponge & Custard

Tuesday 21st June 2016
Roast Gammon, Gravy,
Mash Potatoes & Veggies
Banana Muffin

Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Spaghetti Bolognaise OR
Oven Baked Sausages,
Herb Dice, Mash, Beans & Veg
Jelly & Fruit Salad

Thursday 23rd June 2016
School Closed

Friday 24th June 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice/Naan OR
Fish Fingers, Chips & Veg
Ice Cream & Pears

Wednesday Letter – Wednesday 8th June

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Thursday 9th June                     Rounders Club 3 – 4

Friday 10th June                         P3 Trip

Monday 13th June                      P7 Pupils admitted to Ballycastle High Induction Day

Tuesday 14th June                      P7 Enterprise Day

 

Sports Day
A huge thank you to all those parents and friends who came along to support us at Sports Day.  It was so lovely to see the children having fun and encouraging one another.  Special thanks to: the Spar in Bushmills for the medals, banner, tea, coffee and juice they so generously donated; to our star bakers who provided so many delicious goodies and of course to Lila, Nora and Moira who raised a fantastic £276.05 selling them!  Thanks also to Judith, Rosemary and Mana for the yummy takeaway lunch – we were really ready for our chips.  Finally to the staff for their work on the day and in advance, especially Mrs Boyd who kept us all organised.  We hope to award the prizes tomorrow in assembly.

Cups & Trophies
We still have a few outstanding cups and trophies – any pupil who won a cup or trophy last year should now return this to school so that we can get organised for prize day.  If you are in touch with a Yr8 who won something last year please mention this to them.

Rounders
Reminder there is rounders club tomorrow, rounders will run on the following dates: Thurs 9th & 16th June

Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Please remember to send in any more Active Kids vouchers you may have. 

Win a Teddy Bear Competition
Any pupils wishing to enter should return their envelope by Wednesday 15th June.

School Closures
Please note school will be closed on Thursday 23rd June to facilitate the upcoming EU Referendum.

P7 Enterprise Day
One Tuesday 14th June P7 will be launching their mini businesses in the hall. Each pupil received £5 to start their own business. All pupils in school will have the opportunity to purchase items from the stalls.  Items on sale include popcorn, top-hats, ice-cream, candyfloss and milkshakes.  Prices range from 40p to £1. P7 are looking forward to finding out who will have the most profitable business and all profits go to school funds.

End of Term
School ends on Thursday 30th June which will be a ½ day for all pupils.  Primary 7 will finish on Monday 27th June after Prize Day.

631 Club
631 Club will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7th, 8th & 9th June and 14th, 15th and 16th June at 6.31pm in McCurdy’s Barn (Whitepark Road).  Come along and bring your friends for Bible stories, choruses, quizzes and prizes!

Swimming Gala
A big well done to our P7 swimmers: Alex, Flynn, Kathryn and Lydia who represented the school brilliantly at a local swimming gala last Wednesday.  The pupils participated in every race and displayed, as always, excellent manners and behaviour.

Summer Fun

We have placed a number of posters on the front doors advertising various clubs running locally during the holidays.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 13th June 2016
Chicken Drumstick OR Savoury Mac & Cheese
Herb Dice, Mash & Veg
Date Krispie & Custard

Tuesday 14th June 2016
Hot Dog OR BBQ Chicken Slider
W/Chilli Pasta Salad Mash & Salad
Brownie & Custard

Wednesday 15th June 2016
Salmon Fishcakes OR Farmers (Mince) Pie
Mash & Veg
Jelly Fluff & Fruit

Thursday 16th June 2016
Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Apple Crumbly Sponge & Custard

Friday 17th June 2016TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC
Ham Sarnie, Chicken Bite, Mini Pizza, Cocktail Sausage
Cucumber/Carrot Sticks
Choccie Muffin
Bring your Picnic Blanket & Teddy Bear