Music Mondays

Music Mondays is a new initiative in the school which involves popular chart music being played over the playground at lunchtime on Mondays. It encourages the children to be active and links to the dance strand of the curriculum.

It has proven very popular with everyone so far as some of the dance moves below will show:

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Book Fair

Book Fair at Billis NS next week from Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th November.  It is a great opportunity to buy books as Christmas gifts and to encourage your child’s interest in books and reading.  The school also benefits as a percentage of books sold is given in free books to the school.  Parents are also welcome to come in at lunchtime, 12.30pm – 1.00pm on Wednesday 22nd or 2.40pm to 3.10pm. on Thursday 23rd.

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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to all the parents and pupils who completed shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas appeal!

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Bailieboro Community School Open evening

See link below for details of Bailieboro Community Post Primary school Open Evening

Bailieborough Community School

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Anglo Celt Article about Health Promoting School Flag Raising

We got a great write up in the Anglo Celt this week! Thank you again to all the parents who helped out on Friday and who helped make it a lovely afternoon.

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Health Promoting and Active School Flag Raising Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our Health Promoting & Active School Flag Raising Celebration. (Photos and slideshow below)

It began at 1pm with a talk for parents on Mental Health by Ita Tobin from Mental Health Ireland. This was be followed by a brief outline by Mrs Hoban on the various steps in applying for and achieving HPS(Health Promoting School) status. We presented the children with their swimming certificates before proceeding outside where Jennifer Traynor (HSE Health Promoting Offficer)  raised the flag..thankfully the weather was kind to us! Some members of The PA prepared delicious healthy fruit snacks for afterwards. Thank you for all your creative work! See the photos below that illustrate this creativity!!

Thank you also to Mrs Hoban, Ms Doughty and the rest of the staff for all their hard work and dedication in achieving HPS status.

Jasmine, in 6th class, wrote a letter to Lidl in Virginia recently, as part of a class letter writing project, telling them how much she enjoyed shopping in their store with her mum because of the delicious smells from their in-store bakery. Patrick and Georgina from Lidl, Virginia, arrived down to school today with a box full of fruit and a box full of delicious goodies from their in-store bakery for the children to enjoy. Thank you Lidl!

Enjoy the photo presentation below highlighting all the activities the children were involved in, in gaining HPS ststus.

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Autumn

We are learning about ‘Autumn’ in the Infant room. We created leaf prints and paper plate pumpkins. We also listened to the story ‘The Gruffalo’ and set up a Gruffalo’s forest in our role-play area.

 

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Christmas Raffle

The Christmas Raffle is a major fundraiser for the Parents’ Association. We are always lucky to receive very generous donations from local businesses. If you know anyone who would be interested in sponsoring a prize in this year’s raffle could you please let anyone on the committee know by midterm so the prize can be advertised on the cards. 
Many thanks

Parents’ Association

 

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AGM Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended last night‘s AGM. We had a very worthwhile discussion with Karen and Ven. Craig, discussed plans for the year ahead and elected a new committee. 
 
Please welcome to the committee the following officers:
Chairperson: Barbara Wilton
Secretary: Hollie Kane
Treasurer: Ruth Lochaden
Assistant Treasurer: Valerie Johnston
PR: Jannette Waller
 
Thank you to our outgoing treasurer Trevor Metcalfe and Valerie and Jannette who will continue in their roles. 
As outgoing chairperson I’d like to thank the committee and all the parents who have supported the PA in the last two years and look forward to another great year working together to make our children’s school the best it can be.
Jenny McEntee

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The Food Pyramid

Our healthy eating policy has been updated with the new food pyramid. Please click on school policies at the top of our website to view it. You can find additional information about the food pyramid at http://www.safefood.eu/Healthy-Eating/What-is-a-balanced-diet/The-Food-Pyramid.aspx

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