Monday, 2nd September 2013 Weekly Note

WELCOME BACK

A big welcome back is extended to all our pupils throughout the school, with a particular welcome to our new recruits.  Joining us in P.1 are Natasha, Finbar, Lily Rose, Orlaith, Brandon, Rosemary, Leah, Patrick, Meehal, Adam, James and Jack.  We extend a warm welcome to all pupils new and ‘established’, we hope and trust that you will have a very enjoyable and rewarding year ahead.

As always we encourage parents to play an active role in their child/children’s education and invite you to contact the teacher concerned should your child encounter any trouble ‘settling in’ or indeed at any time of the year.  We value the interest of you, our parents and trust that we can rely on your support for the coming year.

UNIFORM

All children are looking resplendent in their new school sweaters and cardigans.  May we ask you to take time to ensure that all children’s clothing is labelled so as to avoid any unnecessary confusion.

HEADLICE

This is not always a topic we like to discuss but just a simple reminder to remain vigilant as to the possibility of the presence of lice in your child’s hair.

MILK

For those children who wish to take milk, the cost for the new term which takes us to Christmas is £9.50.  Payment should be made by Wednesday of this week as the first order of milk will begin the following day Thursday, 5th Sept.

DINNER MONEY

Parents should be aware that the cost of a school dinner is £2.30.  Please note that money can only be handed in to the office from Monday to Wednesday. Payment by cheque for school dinners should be made out to WELB. Any family who feel they may be entitled to Free School Meals can make relevant enquiries to WELB tel. 8241 1238.

TRANSFER PROCEDURE

Any P.7 parent planning to get their child to sit the 2013 Transfer Exam for admission to Grammar School is reminded that registration closes on Friday, 27th September.  Application forms can be obtained from the local Grammar Schools.  Any P.7 parent who wishes to discuss this year’s entire Transfer arrangements should contact Mr McElholm.

TIN WHISTLE

Tin Whistle for all pupils (P.3-P.7) begins next Tuesday, 10th September.  Tin Whistles can be bought in the school for £2.70.  We ask that all whistles be labelled clearly with your child’s name on it.

AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA

Drama Club for pupils (P.4-P.7) will begin next Tuesday, 10th September from 3.15-4.00pm.  Cost for the 1st term is £5.

LOST PROPERTY

There is a large quantity of lost clothing in the school.  This includes everything from uniforms to coats etc.  Please feel free to call up and have a look should you believe some of these items to be yours.

MOBILE NUMBERS

Anyone who may have changed mobile numbers over the summer holiday is asked to notify the school to ensure our records are up to date.