Wednesday Letter – 24th February 2016

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Dates For Your Diary
Thursday 25th February – Good News Club 3 – 4
Monday 29th February – Football Club 3 – 4
Tuesday 1st March – Friday 4th March – P6/7 Trip to Woodhall
Wednesday 2nd March – Fun with Drums

We are delighted to welcome Moira to our staff team.  Moira will be covering in the office for Dawn.

WBD2016_yellow_rightdownWorld Book Day
Next Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day.  This is a great opportunity to get children enthusiastic about reading!  Each pupil will receive a free £1 book token which can be spent in a variety of local shops on a special £1 World Book Day book or put towards another title.

In celebration we are holding a competition for all the pupils in school:

PUPIL CHALLENGE – have your photograph taken while reading somewhere unusual

Pupils should bring in their photographs to school by Wednesday 2nd March.  The top three entrants will win a bookish prize.


I have noticed a small number of pupils being dropped off before 8.55 a.m. Could I take this opportunity to remind all parents drop off time is from 8.55 until 9.10 a.m.  If you wish to drop your child off before this please avail of either Breakfast Club from 8.00 a.m. (£1.55 per day) or Early Birds from 8.30 a.m. (£1.00 per day).

Reminder: the P6/7 trip to Woodhall is next week.  Please send any outstanding money to school.  The children were each given a kit list, if you have misplaced yours, or did not receive one please request another copy from your child’s teacher.  I encourage all parents to ensure they include all the items listed as outdoor activities tend to require a lot of clothing. 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Sainsbury’s Active Kids is back supporting schools to get free sports and cooking equipment.  Each time you shop you’ll receive one voucher for every £10.00 spent.

The vouchers are available in store now and the scheme runs until 3rd May so be sure to ask friends and family to send you their vouchers too!  A collection box is available outside the school office

Football Club
We are delighted that our football coach is able to continue football on Mondays to make up for the weeks missed.

Netball Club
Netball Club has been postponed due to lack of interest.

Portballintrae Residents’ Association
The Irish Astronomical Association (IAA) will be in Portballintrae on Friday 18th March with a portable Planetarium.  Members of the IAA will be on hand to demonstrate various telescopes and to provide an insight into all aspects of stargazing.  There will be a series of lectures inside the Planetarium.  Admission is free but the event is strictly ticket only.

Tickets can be booked by telephoning Fran Milligan on 2073 1868.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 29th February 2016
Spaghetti Bolognese Or Fish Coddies
Mash/Herb Dice/Coleslaw/Veg
Frozen Mousse & Fruit

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Cheese & Beans Jacket Potato Or Oven Baked Sausages,
Onion Gravy, Mash/Veg/Salad
Pineapple Sponge & Custard

Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Brown Beef Stew Or Lasagne
Jelly, Fruit

Thursday 3rd March 2016
Roast Chicken & Stuffing
Roast & Mash Potatoes,
Veg & Gravy
Choc & Pear Sponge & Custard

Friday 4th March 2016
Chicken Curry Rice & Naan Or Ham & Cheese Paninis
Ice Cream Sponge Roll