Wednesday Letter – 16th March 2016

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Dates For The Diary
Thursday 17th March – Easter Dinner, Last Good News Club 3 – 4
Tuesday 22nd  March – Children finish at 12p.m. for Easter
Wednesday 23rd March – Staff Development Day – children should not attend
Thursday 24th March – Easter Holidays
Monday 4th April – Back to School

Thank you so much to all those parents who have returned the questionnaires I sent home last Wednesday, I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts!  If you have not yet returned your questionnaire I encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

The draw for the family pass to the Jet Centre will be made next Tuesday.



Charity Sale
The Irish Astronomical Association (IAA) will be in Portballintrae this Friday 18th March.  Derek Heatly has asked school to let you know he will be attending the event to sell items for charity.

Speech & Drama Festival
Huge congratulations to all those children who have participated in the Portstewart Speech and Drama Festival this week.  We are so proud of all the children who had the courage to stand on the stage and perform their poem in front of a sizeable audience.  Special mention to the following performers who were placed in their category:

P2 Faith – 2nd

P2 Bethany – 3rd

P7 Ella – 1st

Good luck to those children who have not yet performed.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Remember to collect the Active Kids vouchers when shopping in Sainsbury’s and drop these in the collection box at reception.  Many thanks for all the vouchers received so far!

Grandparents’ Dinner
Our Grandparents’ Dinner will take place on Thursday 14th April at 12:45 p.m.

Vegetable Broth & Wheaten Bread
Braised Steak in a Chasseur Sauce
Roast Potatoes / Creamed Potatoes

Jam & Coconut Sponge & Custard

We would love to welcome as many Grandparents as possible but numbers are strictly limited to 45.
Tickets cost £5.50 and can be reserved by completing and returning the slip below – tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

World Book Day

Special mention to Lucas P7 for his wonderful entry to our competition; this was missed during judging last week – apologies!

Mobile Phones
Where possible we ask that pupils do not bring their mobile phone to school.  In exceptional circumstances if a mobile phone needs to be brought to school this should be stored in the child’s schoolbag and remain switched off for the duration of the school day.

Breakfast Club & Early Birds
Please note Breakfast Club and Early Birds will be available on Monday 21st March and Tuesday 22nd March.  Both services will resume on Monday 4th April.

223 Club
Please note 223 Club will be available on Monday 21st March and will resume on Monday 4th April.  Could I remind all parents again about the importance of completing a booking slip fully to ensure we have the correct information.  We want the system to be flexible and understand parents sometimes need to book places at short notice but we encourage parents to let us know as early as possible if a change of arrangements needs to be made.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 21st March 2016
Sausage & Bean Pie Or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Mash/Herb Dice/Veg
Frozen Mousse & Fruit