Dear KS2 Parents,
On Friday coinciding with the Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, KS2 are planning a number of “teddy themed activities” to raise money for the U14 Camogie Team who have qualified to take part in the Feile, in Cork in June. As well as many past pupils, the team includes 10 of our current P7 class. They need to raise around £6,000 to fund their travel and participation in the event. So on Friday,the KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6/7 and P7 will take part in fun events including:
Sphero Races– can you keep your “Sphero” on track and navigate it around your bear and back
Teddy Relay– a twist on a relay race but using Teddy as a baton
Teddy Tucker Sale– cake + bun sale
“Selfies” with your Best Bear-
Pair the teacher to the bear competition
As well as Spot Prizes for: “Best Dressed Bear” and “Best Co-ordinated Bear and Owner”- (To facilitate this, it can be non-uniform for KS2, but we recommend clothes suitable for taking part in outside activities.)
We are asking pupils to make a donation of £3 to take part in all the activities, this includes a £1 to spend on goodies at the Cake sale.
We are looking for donations towards the cake and bun sale, home baked, bought… we don’t mind. They can be dropped off with Miss Mulkerns, tomorrow or Friday morning.
We hope if we have enough goodies to cover all KS2 Pupils, to then open the sale to everyone at the 2 o clock pick-up.
Thank you for your help with this and we extend our best wishes to the girls and their manager for June.
This Friday, 17th of May we are having our Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, lunch for all classes. So, if you know any well behaved Teddy Bears who would like to come to school for the day, please bring them along. We are expecting good weather so make sure all Teddies and owners are suitably protected from the sun with a sun hat and sun-cream please!
There was great excitement yesterday afternoon, when the winning ticket for our 50/50 Draw was pulled. One lucky P5 pupil went home with a cheque for £185, he’s pictured here with his brother joining in the celebrations and hoping to get a share of the winnings!
Next week is Week 4 and there’s still time to get tickets for a Jackpot we estimate will be £200+
Congratulations to all our Pupils’ of the Week. They have been working hard and impressing their teachers this week! Keep up the good work everyone.
Big excitement today for the 1st week of St Mary’s annual 50/50 Draw!
Congratulations to P5/6 pupil Eimear who won the £120 prize! Eimear is pictured with her mammy and Mrs Byrne.
Thank you to all pupils who were busy selling tickets right up to draw-time. Tickets will be on sale again Tuesday morning.
Congratulations to all our ‘Pupil of the Week’ winners this week!
One P6 pupil couldn’t wait to get home, to complete his World Book Day Quiz!
Good luck to all our KS2 pupils who have the quiz as homework tonight. Remember if you want to win a book of your choice, from next week’s Book Fair, submit your answers to your Google Classroom, or as your Teacher has asked you to. There will be one winner chosen from each KS2 class. Which book would you choose?
Good luck everyone!
Thank you to our Junior Librarians who informed us at Assembly of all the exciting events taking place next week for Literacy Week.
On Monday, 4th of March, we have a visit from local author Declan Carville. Declan is author of a number of titles including: The Fairy Glen, A Day to Remember at the Giant’s Causeway and Valentine O’ Byrne Irish Dancer.
As part of the “Author Visit” there will be a book signing in school on Monday and an opportunity for everyone to buy a book and to have it signed. Three titles will be available for sale: The Magic Harp, Billy, where have all your friends gone? and Nelly Fandango. The oldest in families received a sheet with additional information on these titles. The cost / book is £5.
Parents may accompany children to book signings at the times indicated below, otherwise please place money in an envelope with the name of the book you wish to purchase clearly indicated.
Times for Book Signings:
1.15- 1.45 pm Nursery Pupils in Nursery
1.45-2.15 pm P1, P2 and P3 in Accelerated Reading Room
2.45-3.15 pm P5, P6 and P7 in Library.
Thanks to Tracy Fitzpatrick from Mullaghbawn CLG for coming in to school before mid-term to inform all of the girls in P4/P5/P6 about the upcoming Gaelic 4 Girls programme. A lot of hard work has gone into securing this programme for our area and it’s a great opportunity for girls who haven’t played Gaelic before.
There will be a registration event this Wednesday, February 27th @7pm in the clubrooms and the action gets underway on Saturday, March 2nd @10.30am.