November 2017 Newsletter
November Information Sheet
Important Dates for Your Diary
4th – P7 sale in aid of Save the Children Coffee Morning in Christ Church Kilkeel
9th— Flu Vaccines
10th – Open Afternoon
12th – Remembrance Sunday
13th—17th—Anti Bullying Week
22nd—P5McB Trip to Tayto Factory
23rd—P5Go Trip to Tayto Factory
23rd – Annual Christmas Fair
24th—P5F Trip to Tayto Factory
27th— P3 Visit from Debbie Doolittle
13th – Christmas Church Service
14th & 15th – KS1 Christmas Performance (details to follow)
19th – Christmas Jumper Day!
20th – Half Day – Christmas Holidays!
Christmas Jumper Day
After the success of last year we have decided to have a Christmas Jumper Day in school to raise money for school funds! On Tuesday 19th December we would like everyone (staff included) to wear a Christmas jumper to school and donate a £1. We do not want you to go out a buy a new jumper….decorate one you have with tinsel or other Christmas decorations. This is an easy and fun way for the children to help their school.
Our Open Afternoon will be on Friday 10th November from 4-6pm. Please come along and have a look around our school. Say hello to the staff and see the children’s displays. Our PTA will be serving refreshments in the assembly hall so please take the time to avail of these. If you know anyone with a child who will be starting school next September, please invite them to come along!
A huge thank you to parents for all the donations of fresh fruit and vegetables for our Harvest Assembly. Everything was passed on to Mourne Stimulus, Brooklands, Slieve Row and Fisherman’s Mission.
What is Concussion?
Concussion is a brain injury which is usually caused by hitting your head or a fall. It can happen at any time, anywhere. Concussion must always be taken seriously. It is really important to be able to recognise the signs and know how to respond. If you or someone else has been hit on the head, you need to look out for signs like these:
Headache, feeling dazed or confused, feeling drowsy, feeling sick, feeling irritable, having difficulty remembering things or any other change in normal behaviour. Concussion does not always involve losing consciousness; you must take any of these symptoms very seriously.
-Please do avail of the free breakfast club every morning from 8.15-9am. School doors will open at 8.45am.
-Also if you feel you could be entitled to free school meals please pick up a form in the General Office.
-If your child has been absent from school please bring a note in explaining why on their return.
-If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher or Mrs McCabe please make an appointment in the General Office to arrange a suitable time. Teachers are not available to talk when on duty in the
playground or in the mornings in the classroom.
-If your child has different arrangements than usual for getting home (collected by friend or relative/walking) please bring a note into their teacher.
-Phone calls will not be made unless absolutely necessary.
A reminder to advise you that we have children in school who suffer from a severe allergy to nuts. I would ask that no nuts or related products (e.g. kinder bueno, nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.) are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch. Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threatening situation developing. I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.
Mrs H McCabe