Our scary monsters have all returned safe and sound after the Halloween break and so have all the children. Ha Ha Ha. Never a dull moment in the school though and we hope to have an action-packed November.

Parent-Teacher meetings: These will take place on Thursday the 14th of November from 1 pm to 5 pm. The children will be finished at 12.30 on that day. If you cannot for some reason, make it on that day please inform the school and we will try to make alternative arrangements. A reminder that the meeting should be kept brief and another meeting can take place another day if you feel the need to talk for a longer period with the teacher. The learning support staff will also be there and if your child is attending learning support or you are looking for a bit of advice please speak to them.

Behaviour and Anti- Bullying policies: The current draft policy will be reviewed by the Board of Management on next Thursday meeting and amended or ratified. We will be asking that every family signs a slip to say that they agree with the policies in place. This slip will be in your child’s bag next week and should be returned by Friday the 15th of November. They are currently on the website under important information and policies. As with all policies these are constantly under review and are open to suggestions from the whole school body.

Library: There has been a huge amount of work done by the staff in the school preparing our new library for the children. It will be located down beside the hall. We welcome any donations of good books that you are finished with. We are hoping that this will be run by the parents of the school. It would require a number of parents to commit to a few hours a week. Any parent that wishes to become involved or would like a tour around the library please approach me on the parent-teacher meeting day. Garda vetting will be required for all personal working in a school setting.

Christmas plays: Here is a timetable for the Christmas plays in December:

Junior Infants: Monday the 16th @1.30

Senior Infants: Wednesday the 18th @1.30

1st/2nd class: Monday the 16th @2.00

3rd/4th class: Wednesday the 18th @6.30

5th class: Wednesday the 18th @ 6.50

6th class: Wednesday the 18th @7.20

Christmas Fair/Bazaar: The Parent’s association have organised a Christmas fair on Sunday the 8th of December @ 3pm in Burt hall. If you would like to offer your services on the day, donate prizes or run a stall, please contact any member of the Parents Association.

Board of Management: The current board will be finishing up on the 31st of November. Anyone who wishes to put their name forward as a parent nominee, please return the letter provided. If you have lost it please let the office know. You only need to return the letter if you wish to put your name forward for election. The closing date is this Thursday the 7th of November at 3 pm.

Hurling finals: The boys hurling team have reached the county “A” semi-final after winning the Inishowen section. They play Ballyshannon on Thursday in Burt @ 11.30. The Camogie team will be also playing Ballyshannon in Burt @12.15. All supporters welcome.

Yellow box: There is a new yellow box on the school yard. Please refrain from parking here as you will be blocking an access road for emergency vehicles. Also, there is no barrier between this area and the children running down the hill so caution is necessary.

Shoe Box Appeal: The Christmas shoebox appeal takes place again this year. The closing date for shoeboxes to be returned is next Wednesday the 13th of November. An information leaflet will be in bags tonight.

Donation envelopes: They will go out on the 15th of this month. Thanks so much for your contributions this far. The money will be reinvested into resources for your children.

School Photographs: The last day to return the money for the school photographs is tomorrow, Thursday the 7th o November.

Communion and Confirmation: Communion takes place on Saturday the 9th of May @11am in Burt chapel. Confirmation takes place on Tuesday the 28th of April @ 5 pm in Fahan.

Basketball with Michael Lowth: Basketball recommences in Burnfoot (Aileach youth club) tomorrow Thursday 7th and every Thursday at 5.30pm till 6.30pm.
Age group 5 -12yrs /6th class. All welcome.

My door is always open,


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