Wednesday Letter – 14th October 2015

Wednesday Newsletter

Dates for the diary
Wednesday 14th October – Choir (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 15th October – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Monday 19th October – Swimming (P5/6)
Monday 19th October – Thursday 22nd October – Parent Interviews (No Afterschool Clubs)
Friday 23rd October – School finishes at 12 noon

Parent Interviews
Please remember that school will finish for all pupils next week at 2pm each day apart from Friday for Parent-Teacher Interviews. Reception pupils will finish at normal time.  There will not be any After-Schools Clubs next week. The buses will collect children at 2pm and pupils should be picked up by car at this time as well.  There will be no 223 club running next week, 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 an interview with a teacher between these times. Can any remaining parent interview reply slips please be returned to the class teacher no later than Friday 16th October.

Book Fair
Our book fair last week proved to be very successful. Thank you to everyone who supported it and also to Mrs McIlmoyle for coordinating the whole event.  A total of £1240 was raised which means the school will receive a significant amount of commission to spend on books for the children.  Thank you once again to parents and friends for your support.

On Friday 16th October, we will be saying farewell to Gemma McWilliams, one of our Classroom Assistants.  Gemma has worked in school with various pupils and classes and she will be missed. We wish her all the best in her new position at Ballycastle High School.

Sponsored Walk
Thank you to everyone who supported our Sponsored Walk and BBQ on Friday 2nd October. We have collected £1497 for school funds. Any outstanding sponsorship money should be returned to school by Friday 16th October.

Harvest in School
HarvestOur Harvest Service will take place in school on Friday 23rd October 2015 at 10.30am. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.  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.  There will be a retiring collection at the service and all proceeds will go towards school funds. Harvest lunch will be served to children in school on Thursday 22nd October. Please see menus for details.

Unfortunately ‘the vomiting bug’ has arrived in school and currently there are a number of children off sick.  As stated by the public health agency, children who have had vomiting and diarrhoea should not return to school until 48 hours after the last symptoms disappear.  Please keep this in mind if your child is off sick.  Parents should contact the school office in the morning if their child is sick and a note should be sent to the class teacher explaining the absence on the day of return to school.


Portballintrae Residents’ Association

Friday 30th October

Hallowe’en Party in Village Hall  – 2pm – 4pm

(Admission is by ticket only – £1 per ticket.

Samba Band & Lantern Parade leaving village hall @ 7.30pm followed by fireworks over the bay  (free lanterns will be given out to children from 7.15pm in the hall.)

Saturday 31st October

Craft Fair in Village Hall (11am – 4pm)

* Contact Fran Milligan (20731868) for more details and to purchase tickets for the Hallowe’en Party.*


School Dinner Menu
Monday 19th October 2015
Sausage & Bean Pie or
Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Mash/Herb Dice/Veg
Frozen Mousse & Fruit or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 20th October 2015
Chicken Bites, Chips, Peas or
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan
Swiss Roll & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 21st October 2015
Salmon Fish Fingers or
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Date Krispie & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 22nd Oct 2015
Roast Turkey or Gammon, Stuffing & Gravy
Dry Roast Potatoes & Mash
Broccoli & Carrots
Apple & Bramble Sponge & Custard or
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 23rd Oct 2015
No lunch – school finishes @ 12 noon