Staff Training

Wednesday Letter – 12th October 2016



Dates For Your Diary
Thursday 13th October P4 – P7 – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 14th October P1 – P3 – Fun with Drums (2pm – 3pm)
Monday 17th October P1 – P3 – Art & Crafts (2pm – 3pm), P7 – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 18th October P4 – P7 – Drama (3pm – 4pm), P4 – P7 – Gardening (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 19th October P4 – P7 – Spanish (3pm – 4pm)

Parent Consultations
Everyone should have received a consultation date and time on Monday. Can any remaining parent interview reply slips please be returned to the class teacher no later than Friday 14th October?

Please remember that from Monday 24th October to Thursday 27th school will finish for all pupils at 2pm for Parent-Teacher Consultations. There will not be any After-Schools Clubs, including 223 club, that week. The buses will collect children at 2pm and pupils should be picked up by car at this time as well.

Sharon will be showing a DVD in the Assembly Hall from 2-3pm on each of these days should any parents wish to leave pupils there whilst they are having a consultation with a teacher between these times

Book Fair
Our book fair last week was a great success. Thank you to everyone who supported it and also to Mrs McIlmoyle for coordinating the whole event. A total of £1180 was raised which means the school will receive a significant amount of commission to spend on books for our AR library and class libraries. Thank you once again to parents and friends for your support!

Staff Training
Ms Martin will be attending Child Protection Training on Tuesday 18th October. On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st, Mrs Scott and Mrs Browne will be attending a Science Course.

Harvest in School
Our Harvest Service will take place in school on Friday 28th October 2016 at 10.00am. Tickets will be on sale for this event priced at £2.50 which will include homemade apple tart and tea/coffee. Rev. Barton will also speak at this service. School will finish for half term at 12 noon on this date. The buses will collect pupils at school at 12 noon and pupils should be picked up by car at this time as well. A special themed lunch will be served to children in school on Thursday 27th October.

Library Service
The library van will be visiting school once a fortnight beginning Wednesday 9th November. Children will be able to choose books to read at school and also take home. Children will need a library card to use the library van. If your child already has their own library card, they should bring this to school on Wednesday 9th November. If they don’t have a card but would like to use the library van, application forms will be sent home for parents to complete. Children and parents are responsible for the books which they get from the library van.

Radar Trip
On Tuesday 18th October, P7 will be travelling to Belfast to visit Radar. This is a fantastic trip and we look forward to hearing all about it. More details will be sent home with P7’s.

Derrykeighan Community Association
Youth Club is back this Friday (14th) 7-9. All age 4 plus welcome. Admission is £1 with tuck shop available. We intend to split the group into junior and senior this year but everyone should attend the first night for registration. For further info please contact Joanne Nicholl on 07762673681

Derrykeighan Community Association have organised a shopping trip to Belfast on Saturday 26th November. Bus will leave Derrykeighan at 8.30 sharp or Mosside at 8.35. We will leave Belfast at 5. Cost is £8 per person – much cheaper than parking and fuel! Text Joanne Nicholl on 07762673681 to book your seat.

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 17th October 2016
Chilli Chicken Tortilla or Baked Potato with Cheese & Beans
Mash & Salad
Chocolate Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 18th Oct 2016
Roast Gammon & Gravy
Mash & Veg
Banana Muffin or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 19th Oct 2016
Spaghetti Bolognese or Oven Baked Sausages
Herb Dice, Mash, Beans & Veg
Jelly & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 20th Oct 2016
Braised Steak, Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Flapjack & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 21st Oct 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Fish Fingers
Chips, & Veg
Ice Cream & Pears or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt