Wednesday Letter – 21st September 2016

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Dates for the Diary
Thursday 22nd September – P4 – P7 – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 23rd September – P1 – P3 – Fun with Drums (2pm – 3pm)
Monday 26th September – P1 – P3 – Art & Crafts (2pm – 3pm)
Monday 26th September – P7 – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 27th September – P4 – P7 – Drama (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 27th September – P4 – P7 – Gardening (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 28th September – P4 – P7 – Spanish (3pm – 4pm)

Reading Partners
We would like to ask if any parents or family members would like to volunteer in the school as a Reading Partner, listening to and supporting children with their reading and comprehension skills.

Reading is such an important skill for children and we are keen to do all we can to make sure that all of our children are confident readers. Reading partners usually volunteer for a session every week. This work has a fantastic impact on children’s confidence and really makes a difference to their attainment across the curriculum. If you would like to become a Reading Partner please or phone 02820731600.

Plea for Plants
Thank you to those parents who have sent in bulbs and plants for our gardening club but we really need some more!  Anyone still wanting to send in any extra plants/bulbs please do so before next Tuesday 27th September. Thanks.

Flu Vaccine Letters
All children should have received a flu vaccine letter on Monday. Please return your child’s flu letter to the class teacher on or before Friday 23rd September.

June 2016 Results
We have now received results for the tests children completed in June 2016.  These results will be shared with parents during parent interviews in October.

Music Tuition
If your child received music tuition last year, can you please check to see if their tuition has been paid? Contact Dawn and let her know if you have paid or if you need to make a payment.

Friends of Dunseverick
Thank you to those parents who have returned the forms for our ‘Friends of Dunseverick’. Please send any remaining forms expressing an interest in Friends of Dunseverick to Dawn before Friday 23rd September.

School Uniform
We are delighted to see children coming to school looking so smart in full school uniform.  Children should be wearing black school shoes during the day but children in P4 – P7 can change into trainers at break/lunch time if they are playing football.

Just a reminder that all money for dinners and 223 club should be sent to school on a Friday.  Booking slips for 223 club should be sent to class teachers on a Monday.


Board of Governors
Thank you to the parents who have expressed interest in becoming a parent representative.  We will be sending out voting slips next week for the two candidates.

Potato Festival
The Northern Ireland Potato Festival is being held at the Giant’s Causeway on Saturday 1st October 2016.  This is a FREE event with lots of activities taking place all day.

Healthy Habits – Portrush Junior ParkRun
This is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds) which is held every Sunday morning at 9.30am on East Strand Beach in Portrush.  Visit website for more information


School Dinner Menu

Monday 26th Sept 2016
Fish Coddies or Ham and Cheese Panini Melts
Mash & Veg
Raspberry Ripple flavoured Mousse or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 27th Sept 2016
Chicken Noodle Stirfry or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Mash, Herb Diced, Veg
Pineapple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 28th Sept 2016
Lasagne by Luigi or Sausage & Bean Pie
Mash & Veg
Ice Cream Sponge Roll or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 29th Sept 2016
Roast Chicken Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Chocolate & Pear Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 30th Sept 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Coleslaw, Salad
Ice Cream & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt


Wednesday Letter – 14th September 2016

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Dates For The Diary
Monday 19th September
P1- P3 – Art & Craft (2pm – 3pm)
P7 – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 20th September
P4 – P7 – Drama (3pm – 4pm)
P4 – P7 – Gardening (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 21st September
P4 – P7 – Spanish (3pm – 4pm)

Blooming Marvellous
A big shout out to Bushmills Garden Centre for kindly donating plants, seeds and hanging baskets. We can’t wait to see the results when our gardeners get their hands on them!

Plea for Plants
If you are stocking up with your winter plants and spring bulbs we would love it if you could pop one extra in your basket for us. We are hoping to plant up a number of areas around school and would really appreciate any help.

After School Clubs
There are still a few spaces left in some of the after school clubs.  Any remaining reply slips should be sent to school on or before Friday 16th September.

Funs with Drums and Spanish still have to be confirmed. We will send confirmation to parents as soon as possible.

Healthy Habits
Every Friday we are introducing a focus fruit and vegetable for the children to try.  During September we will be focusing on strawberries and carrots.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Glasses Fruit Shop in Bushmills for sponsoring our healthy habits and providing the fruit and vegetables each Friday.


Translink have contacted the school asking that parents/guardians are at the bus stop on time for pick up. This avoids any unnecessary distress for children and the drivers are on a schedule for other pickups.

Friends of Dunseverick
We would love to harness the power of friends and parents to organise a few events/fundraisers throughout the year. A note will be going home for your chance to express an interest and get your thinking caps on!

Board of Governors
We currently need a parent representative for our Board of Governors.  If anyone would be interested please email a ‘blurb’ about yourself and why you would be interested to by Monday 19th September.

Violin & Woodwind
We are delighted to welcome Mr Elliott and Miss McDermott back to school this year to provide specialist music tuition to some of our pupils.  We look forward to hearing the children play at upcoming school events.

Community Notices
Mosside Parent and Toddler returns Wednesday 14th September, meeting in Mosside Presbyterian Church Hall from 10am -12noon. All parents and carers welcome. For further details please contact Joanne on 07762673681.


School Dinner Menu

Monday 19th Sept 2016
Chilli Chicken Tortilla or Baked Potato with Cheese & Beans
Mash & Salad
Chocolate Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 20th Sept 2016
Roast Gammon & Gravy
Mash & Veg
Banana Muffin or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 21st Sept 2016
Spaghetti Bolognese or Oven Baked Sausages
Herb Dice, Mash, Beans & Veg
Jelly & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 22nd Sept 2016
Braised Steak, Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Flapjack & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 23rd Sept 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Fish Fingers
Chips, & Veg
Ice Cream & Pears or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt