Read on to find out about our super September and to see what is coming up in October!
Don’t forget to check our school website and school Facebook page for updates!
Theme for the Month: Respect
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr
Showing respect for others is one of the most important values in the world. As an Integrated Primary School we display the value of respect through every aspect of our school day and throughout our school community. You show respect in many ways every day that you may not even realise! By showing respect we are continuing to make our school a happy place. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. We always try hard to show respect towards one another in school and at home too!
Parent teacher Interviews
Interviews will take place on Mon 21st Oct and Tues 22nd Oct. Children will go home at 1pm to facilitate this. Please advise the class teacher if you are unable to attend so appointments can be rescheduled.
Flu vaccinations are on Monday 4th Nov 2019 and will be administered by the school nursing team. Last winter proved very difficult in terms of influenza. The school nurse team encourage a good uptake for this vaccination to minimise the impact of flus during the winter season.
We have been asked by the Carnlough Lions to take part in their annual shoebox appeal for the charity Road Of Hope. Information sheets have been sent home. If it is not feasible to complete a shoebox in your family, why not join with cousins or neighbours to do one together? Alternatively, if you have items that could be included, these can come into school to go into a box to send on.
Items and shoeboxes should be returned to school by: Friday 25th October
Maths Week Ireland 2019
We will be celebrating Maths Week Ireland from the 14th to 18th October. Maths is all around us in all aspects of our lives. How much feed do the cattle need? What time is the bus at? What can I spend my pocket money on? Each class will be enjoying a week of fun and practical maths activities! We are excited to see what challenges will be set this year.
Carnlough CIPS PTA
Many thanks to everyone who came to the ‘Back to School’ quiz night. It was a great evening and it was lovely to welcome our new families to the Carnlough CIPS family. Well done to the winning team and congratulations to Coirle’s mum and dad who were the lucky winners of our P1 parent raffle. We are delighted to have some new members on board PTA this year. Notice for the next meeting will be given shortly. The date of this year’s Christmas Craft Fair is Fri 6th Dec 2019. Keep the date free as the big man in a red suit will be making an appearance!
After completing our first month of breakfast club we are delighted to see the continued demand. We loved our treat breakfast at the end of September. We are hoping to purchase some additional equipment to keep us busy when we’ve finished eating breakfast. Just a gentle reminder that children should not be on premises before 8.20am. This is in line with our Safeguarding procedures. I wonder what this month’s treat breakfast will be?
World Mental Health Day
We travelled to Drumlins IPS on World Mental Health Day for a ‘Listening’ conference. The messages delivered by young people were inspirational While the children participated in group workshops the adults also took part in group conversations. It is hoped that this Lottery funded project will produce some tools to be used in school. It was a great day and our P7 ambassadors represented the school magnificently!
Shared Education Signature Project (SESP)
The Principals and co-ordinator of our SESP partnership have met to plan for the year ahead. Teachers will now meet and plan and prepare for the first pupil meetings of the year. P5/6/7 will travel to Seaview PS on 6th and 13th Nov and P3/4 will travel to Carnalbanagh PS on 11th and 18th Nov. We look forward to meeting up with our friends again.
As we visit the library every Tuesday we are keen to ensure all children have a library card. If children have a library card at home, please leave it in school. If your child does not yet have a card, please complete a library form and return to school asap.
Money money money!
We know it can be tricky, especially for little ones, to remember what money being sent into school is for. We have been sent a sample of money wallets that come in a booklet that securely holds money and can be ticked on the front to note what the money is for. The cost of one booklet of 40 wallets is £3.50. There is no date on them so they will not expire. If this is something you would be interested in, please lets us know. There is a minimum order of 30 booklets per order.
Dates for the Diary!
- World Mental Health Day – Thurs 10th Oct
- Maths Week Ireland – 14th – 18th Oct
- Parent Interviews – 21st and 22nd Oct (1pm closing)
- Shoebox appeal – Fri 25th October
- Mid-term Break – Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (incl)
- Christmas Craft Fair – Fri 6th Dec