Bunscoil Bhríde Fortnightly Bulletin 20th May 2021
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We hope all is well with you this fortnight. Our news is as follows:
Covid Safety: I want to thank parents again most sincerely for your continued support and cooperation in assisting us with implementing our Covid Response Plan. We have had no cases of Covid in the school to date. Again, I would urge you to continue to exercise caution and to follow the HSE guidelines to keep our school safe. Please continue to keep sick children at home and refer them for testing as you have all being doing. If you become aware of a positive case in your family, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Return to School Declarations: Just a reminder that you will continue to have to complete the Return to School Declarations on the Aladdin app whenever your child has been absent for a day or part of a day and wishes to return to school following this absence.
Non-Uniform Day: On Friday 28th May, the Sixth Class girls will host a non-uniform day to help fundraise for their graduation hoodies. All children are asked to wear their favourite colour on that day and bring a small treat to eat. The Sixth Class would also appreciate it if all children could make a donation of €2 or as much as they can afford to help subside their hoodies.
Code of Behaviour: Our Code of Behaviour is available to view at www.bunscoilbhride.ie . I wish to remind you all that, as stated in our Code, jewellery (with the exception of one small stud earring at the bottom of each ear and a watch) is not permitted at school. Children should not come to school wearing dangly earrings/hoop earrings/earrings that are larger than a small stud, which are in breach of the code and pose a health and safety risk. Please ensure that children are wearing the correct uniform and that long hair is tied up. Your cooperation in the implementation of our Code of Behaviour is very much appreciated.
Healthy Eating Policy: As you are all aware, we operate a healthy eating policy in the school. Chocolate biscuits / bars, cereal bars, sweets etc. are all prohibited. The policy is available to view at www.bunscoilbhride.ie We ask that all families adhere to the healthy eating policy and support us in promoting healthy eating with the children.
Standardised Testing: Standardised tests are being administered currently with all classes from First to Sixth. A message to all parents of children in these classes was sent out yesterday, containing important information about the tests. Please ensure that you have read it if you have a daughter in any of these classes.
Active Schools Week: We are looking forward to celebrating Active School week from Monday 24th May to Friday 11th June. While Sports Days will be somewhat different to those we have held in the past in order to comply with Health and Safety guidelines, we have lots of fun activities planned for all classes. It promises to be a jam packed fortnight of fun and games. As always, children will only receive Active Homework for the fortnight. All children will be encouraged to wear their school tracksuit (or navy shorts) and appropriate runners everyday. Please ensure your daughter has plenty of lunch and drinks packed and has sun cream applied each day. Don’t forget to keep up to date with the Active School events on our school website.
Timetable for Sports Days
Tuesday 25th May
Ms. Ruttledge Ms. de Faoite Ms. Collum.
Thursday 26th May
Mr. O’Sullivan Ms. Coughlan Ms. Gorman
Tuesday 2nd June
Ms. Millane Mrs. Kelly Ms. Fahy
Thursday 4th June
Ms. McEvoy Ms. Kelly Ms. Ryan Ms. Rowley
Class Fun Days: As school tours will not be possible this year, due to the Covid restrictions, we have been busy organising Fun Days for each of our classes in lieu of their traditional school tour day. The Student Council have developed a menu of activities from which teachers can choose in the creation of their Fun Day. All class Fun Days will take place either on the grounds of the school or within walking distance of the school. All parents will be informed in the coming weeks of the date and details of your daughter’s Class Fun Day and photos will be available to view on our school website, www.bunscoilbhride.ie .
June Bank Holiday Closure: The school will close on Friday 4th June and on Monday 7th June for the June Bank Holiday weekend.