Friends Of Dunseverick

Friday Newsletter – 14th December 2018

Dates For The Diary

Monday 17thDecember                                 Rec/P1/P2 trip to Seesaw Playgroup

Tuesday 18thDecember                                 Christmas Show 9.30am & 11.00am

Wednesday 19thDecember               Christmas Show 9.30am & 11.00am

Friday 21stDecember                                     Last Day of Term – 12noon finish

Christmas Shows

We are looking forward to performing our Christmas shows ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas’ (P4,5,6,7)and ‘Angel Express’ (rec, P1,2,3).

Both shows will be performed on both Tuesday 18thand Wednesday 19thDecember.

‘Angel Express’ will start at 9.30am on both days.

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ will start at 11am on both days.  Tea/Coffee and mince pies will be available on both days between the performances and there will be a collection at both shows for school funds.

Friends of Dunseverick

Thank you to all the parents who helped with the door collection at Tesco, Ballymoney last Saturday. We collected £723, which is absolutely amazing.

Rec/P1/P2 Trip

On Monday 17thDecember our pupils from Reception, P1 and P2 have been invited to watch the Nativity at Seesaw playgroup in Mosside. Children will leave school at 9.30am and will be back in time for lunch. Seesaw playgroup are providing break for our children.

Movie & Munch Night

Thank you to Friends of Dunseverick for organising our movie and munch night. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the hot chocolate, popcorn and top hats. 

Food Bank Donations

WOW, WOW, WOW! We are totally amazed at the generosity of everyone in our school. The amount and variety of food and other donations which we were able to give the foodbank was overwhelming. Rev. Stanbridge and the team of volunteers are so grateful for each and every item which they received.

Costumes

All costumes for school plays need to be in school on Monday 17thDecember. 

Milk Money

Milk money for Term 2 will be £13.87.  This can be paid using school money. If your child would like to start taking milk, please let Dawn know before Friday 14thDecember. Likewise, if your child no longer wants to take milk, please let Dawn know as soon as possible.

Last Day of Term

We will finish at 12 noon for our Christmas Holidays on Friday 21stDecember. This will be a non-uniform day – feel free to wear Christmas jumpers. Breakfast Club and Break Club are both available and both buses will run as normal at 12 noon.

Dinner Menu

There have been a few changes to the dinner menu to accommodate our Christmas shows. Menu will be as follows

Monday 17th December

Spaghetti Bolognese

or Fish Fingers

Ice Cream & Fruit

Tuesday 18thDecember

Chicken Bites or Chicken Curry

Chips, Rice, Naan

Ice Cream & Fruit

Wednesday 19thDecember

Sausages, Beans & Chips or

Macaroni Cheese

Biscuit, Fruit & Milk Shake

Thursday 20thDecember

Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy 

Roast, Mash Potatoes & Veg

Toffee Sponge, Fruit & Custard

Friday 21stDecember

No School Dinners

Friday Newsletter – 7th December 2018

Dates for the diary

Monday 10thDecember                                 P5/6 Swimming (Mrs Scott’s class)

Thursday 13thDecember                               Good News Club – P4-P7 (3pm-4pm)

                                                                        Last day for Foodbank donations

                                                                        Movie & munch Night @ 6.30pm

Friday 14thDecember                                     Dress Rehearsal

                                                                        Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Shows

We are looking forward to performing our Christmas shows ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas’ (P4,5,6,7)and ‘Angel Express’ (rec, P1,2,3).

Both shows will be performed on both Tuesday 18thand Wednesday 19thDecember.

‘Angel Express’ will start at 9.30am on both days.

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ will start at 11am on both days.  Tea/Coffee and mince pies will be available on both days between the performances and there will be a collection at both shows for school funds.

Friends of Dunseverick

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to help with the door collection at Tesco, Ballymoney on Saturday. I have sent a message to everyone to remind them of their allocated time slot.

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 10thDecember, we will be following Week 2on the school lunch menu. 

We would like to say a massive thank you to Judith, Rosemary and Claire for providing us with a delicious Christmas Lunch on Thursday.

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 14thDecember we are asking all children to wear a Christmas Jumper to school and bring £1 to donate to charity.  Any money raised will be donated to Save the Children.

Movie & Munch Night

Friends of Dunseverick are holding a Movie and Munch night on Thursday 13thDecemberfrom 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Still a few spaces left if anyone else would like to come along. 

Food Bank Donations

Thank you for all the generous donations for our foodbank collection.  Items can still be brought into school up until Thursday 13thDecember.  We will be presenting the hampers to the foodbank on Friday 14thDecember in Ballycastle. 

Costumes

If your child needs a costume for the school play, can they please be sent into school, clearly labelled with your child’s name as soon as possible.  We will be having a dress rehearsal on Friday 14thDecember.

Milk Money

Milk money for Term 2 will be £13.87.  This can be paid using school money. If your child would like to start taking milk, please let Dawn know before Friday 14thDecember. Likewise, if your child no longer wants to take milk, please let Dawn know as soon as possible.

Open Day – Change of Date

Due to other commitments in school we have had to change the date. Our open day will now be held on Wednesday 9thJanuary 2019 at 6.30pm with a principal’s talk at 6.45pm to explain the new online admission process. Please let prospective parents know of this date if their child is due to start school.

Sickness

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 sickness.  This is to let the child fully recover and prevent further spread. 

Homework

There will be NO homework this week to allow the children time to learn and practise their words for the Christmas performances.

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

Christmas
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.

Sickness
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.

Correspondence
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, lsmyth682@c2kni.net 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