Friday Letter

Friday Letter – 18th May 2018

Dates For The Diary
Monday 21stMay – P5/P7 Swimming
Tuesday 22ndMay – Cookery – P4-P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 23rdMay – School Council – P4-P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 24thMay – P2/3 Class Assembly @ 9.30am – Netball – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 25thMay – School Development Day – School Closed

Primary 2 & 3 – Class Assembly
Parents, grandparents and friends of our Primary 2 & 3 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 24thMay 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.

School Closures
School will be closed on Friday 25thMayfor School Development Planning and also on Monday 28thMay for the bank holiday.

School Council
Preparations are well underway for our Mad Hair May Day on Thursday 31stMay. Children will be asked to contribute £1 for their mad hair which we will use to purchase playground equipment.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send absence notes on the day your child returns to school.

Policy Reminder
The following policies are available on the school website at

  • Complaints policy
  • Code of conduct
  • Prescribed medication
  • Safeguarding
  • Inclement weather
  • School uniform
  • Child Protection – a guide for parents.

Queries or Concerns
I would like to remind parents, that if they should have any queries or concerns to come and see class teachers or the principal.  We endeavour to make Dunseverick Primary school a welcoming and friendly, safe place for all children, parents, visitors and staff and can only do this with the support of everyone.

We are ever hopeful that the warm, sunny weather will continue. Please remember to send a sun hat, sun cream and a bottle of water with your child to school each day.

Cups & Trophies
We still have a number of cups and trophies to be returned.  Please check at home and return to school as soon as possible. Many Thanks.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 21stMay
Ham & Cheese Paninis or Salmon Fishcakes
Mash, Herb Dice, Veg
Chocolate & Pear Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 22ndMay
Lasagne or Cheese & Bean Jackets
Mash & Veg
Arctic Roll & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 23rdMay
Roast Turkey, Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Banana Sponge & Custard
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 24thMay
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Salad
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 25thMay
*School Closed *
*No Dinners*

Friday Letter – 6th April 2018

Dates For The Diary

Monday 9thApril – Swimming, Ulster Scots – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 10thApril – Cookery – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 11thApril – Drama – P4- P7 – (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 12thApril – Hockey – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)

Easter Holidays
We hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Break. School will start back on Monday 9thApril. Breakfast Club (8.00am – 8.40am) and 223 club will run as normal.

School Photographer
The school photographer will be visiting school on Wednesday 11thApril 2018. If you would like family pictures with siblings who don’t attendDunseverick please come to school at 8.30am on Wednesday morning and these family pictures will be taken on a first come first serve basis

P7 and Mr Bell’s P5 children will start swimming on Monday 9thApril at Joey Dunlop Centre, Ballymoney.

After School Clubs
We will run cookery, drama and hockey on 10th, 11thand 12thApril to make up for the children who have missed a week while on Edinburgh Trip.  Ulster Scots afterschool will continue until 23rdApril.

Edinburgh Trip
We had a fantastic school trip to Edinburgh with 25 children from P6 and P7.  These children are a credit to themselves, their families and to our school.  Their behaviour, manners and respect were outstanding and everywhere we went, people always commented.  A massive Well Done.

Our P7’s will be taking part in a fun football tournament on Wednesday 11thApril.  We wish them luck and letters will be sent home with the children on Monday 9thApril.

P1 Class Assembly
P1 will be having their special class assembly on Thursday 26thApril 2018 @ 9.30am.  We would like to invite parents, grandparents and friends to this special assembly and also to stay and enjoy a cup of tea and coffee.

Milk money for term 3 is now due.  The cost will be £11.76. Please pay online or send money to Dawn on or before Friday 13th April. If we don’t receive payment by then we will assume your child no longer wants milk.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 9thApril
Bolognaise Macaroni Bake or Irish Stew and Wheaten Bread
Veg, Salad, Potatoes
Frozen Mousse & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 10thApril
Braised Steak & Onion Casserole
Mash, Herb Dec, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 11thApril
Chow Mein Noodles or Fish Coddies
Mash, Veg, Salad
Jelly Fluff & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 12thApril
Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Chocolate Brownie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 13thApril
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Salad
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt


Friday Letter – 8th December 2017

Dates For The Diary
Monday 11th December – P5/6 Swimming (Mrs Scott’s class)
Tuesday 12th December – P6/7 Trip to Ballycastle High
Tuesday 12th December – Rec – P3 – Nativity – 10.00am
Tuesday 12th December – P4 – P7 – Carol Service – 7.00pm
Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper Day

We are really looking forward to our Christmas performances next week. A big thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for helping prepare the children for both these events.

Christmas Gift Boxes
We hope the children are enjoying decorating the Christmas gift boxes and parents making them.  All gift boxes are to be returned to school no later than Tuesday 19th December.

Class Assembly
Mrs Bell’s P4/5 class will be taking assembly on Thursday 25th January at 9.30am. Parents and friends of children in P4/5 will be invited to come along and enjoy the assembly and enjoy some tea/coffee and scones after.  More details will follow in the New Year.

Unfortunately, our school is being hit by a lot of illness at the moment.  We hope the children will feel much better soon.  Please be advised that children should not return to school until 48hours after the last bout of illness.  This is to let the child fully recover and prevent further spread.

If you haven’t already checked, a letter was sent home on Tuesday with lots of information and important dates.  Something to pin to the fridge!

Movie & Munch Night
Thank you to Friends of Dunseverick for our organising our Movie and Munch night.  The children had a great evening and enjoyed yummy hot chocolate and popcorn

Tesco Bag Pack

We still need volunteers!
Friends of Dunseverick have secured a slot for bag packing in Tesco, Ballymoney on Monday 18th December.  We are asking for volunteers to help with the bag pack.  A rota will be put on the front door. Please fill in your name at any time you would be available to help.  We are also hoping to take our P5/6 class to Tesco on the same day to do some carol singing.

Inclement Weather
Weather forecasts have been warning of severe weather and snowfall.  We have an ‘Inclement Weather’ policy on our website which explains the procedures for closing school due to the weather (fingers crossed we won’t need to). I have sent out a text message to everyone today to make sure everyone is receiving texts. Text Messaging is our first communication method should we need to close school and I am asking that if you did not receive the text message can you email me, with your mobile number and I can add your number to this service.

Christmas Dinner
Thank you to Judith, Rosemary and Claire for a delicious Christmas lunch which we all enjoyed.

Christmas Jumper Day
On Friday 15th December we are asking all children to wear a Christmas Jumper to school.  Any money raised will be donated to NSPCC.

Behaviour Award
Well done to Rec/P1 and P4/5 who received the behaviour reward in Assembly today.  They will enjoy some extra playtime.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 11th December
Chicken & Broccoli Bake or Savoury Mince in Gravy
Mash & Veg
Date Krispie & Fruit or Fresh fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 12th December
Cheese & Beans Jackets or Chilli Chicken Wrap with Garlic Mayo Drizzle
Herb Dice & Veg
Rice Pudding & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 13th December
Pasta Bolognaise or Fish Fingers
Mash Veg, Salad
Ice Cream Chocolate Sauce & Fruit
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 14th December
Roast Gammon Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Pineapple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 15th December
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Steak Burger
Chips, Salad, Veg
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt