Wednesday Letter – 9th April 2014

Dear Parents and Friends,

Easter Holidays

This will be the final Wednesday Letter for this term. Please remember that school will finish for all pupils on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at normal finishing times. 223 Club will operate on this date. Pupils will return to school on Monday 28th April 2014. On behalf of staff and governors, I would like to wish everyone connected with our school a happy and relaxing Easter!

Giro D’Italia Pink Sponsored Walk Day!

In addition to activities that classes will carry out in the run up to the Giro D’Italia, we have organised a Pink Sponsored Walk Day for Friday 9th May 2014. Each family will be given a sponsorship sheet to collect money along with today’s letter. Sponsorship money and sheets should be returned to Dawn by Friday 9th May 2014. Everybody is asked to wear something pink on the day, in recognition of the Giro D’Italia. The times are as follows: Reception – P4 will start at 10am and complete 20 laps of the pitch. P5-7 will start at 1am and also complete 20 laps of the pitch. Parents and friends are very welcome to come at either time (or both!!). Further details will be issued in the letter after Easter. Proceeds of this sponsored walk will be in aid of school funds. Your support is greatly appreciated!

P5 and P6/7 Residential Trip Meetings

Please remember that a meeting has been arranged in school for parents of P5 pupils attending Bushmills Education Centre for Thursday 10th April at 3.30pm. A meeting for parents of P6 and P7 pupils attending Woodhall Centre has been arranged for Tuesday 29th April at 3.15pm. Medical forms should be fully completed and returned to your child’s class teacher before either meeting.

Good News Club

The final day for Good News Club for this school year will be Thursday 10th April 2014.

P6 and P7 visit to Tesco

P6 and P7 pupils will have the opportunity to visit Tesco in Coleraine as part of a ‘Farm To Fork’ food trail on Monday 14th April 2014 from 9.30am until 12 noon. Educational Visit reply slips will cover this visit, but please inform the school if you do NOT wish your child to attend. Pupils should bring a disposable break with them to eat during the morning and no cost is attached to the visit.

Competition Success!

Well done to Lucy Kane who was runner up in the National Trust St. Patrick’s Colouring Competition!

Menu for week beginning 14th April 2014

Monday 14 April

Bacon Rolls, Gravy or

Chicken & Broccoli Crunchy Bake

Mash & Veg

Flapjack & Fruit or

Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 15 April

Lasagne, Coleslaw or

Fish Fingers

Herb Dice, Mash, Veg

Raspberry Flavoured Mousse & Fruit or

Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt

Wednesday 16 April


Roast Chicken, Stuffing & Gravy

Roast & Mash Potatoes


Banana Sponge & Custard or

Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Receive a Ticket for Special Easter Draw!

Community Notices

See Saw Table Quiz

See Saw Nursery are holding a table quiz in Mosside Community Centre on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 7.30pm. Admission is £4 including a light supper. Everyone welcome.

Bushmills Parents’ and Carers’ Café

The above group are meeting on Friday 11th April 2014 from 10am to 12 noon at Bushmills Sure Start. Parents, grandparents and carers of children any age are welcome at this Easter-themed meeting.

Dunseverick Parish Church April Stroll

Dunseverick Parish Church have organised an ‘April Stroll’ for Saturday 12th April 2014. It will leave Portballintrae Village Hall between 1.30 and 2pm. Refreshments will be served on return and raffle tickets will be on sale. Entry fee is £3 per adult and £1 per child. Sponsorship forms are available from Jayne on 028 20731192. Proceeds in aid of Dunseverick Parish Church Building Fund.