St Patrick's & St Joseph's
Glenullin/Garvagh
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St Patrick's & St Joseph's Schools

November's Newsletter

10 Nov 2016

 

ST PATRICK’S AND ST JOSEPH’S

FEDERATED PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

5 Churchtown Road

Tirkeeran

GARVAGH

BT51 5BA

(Tirkeeran Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8039

Fax: 028 2955 8039

 

 

37 Glen Road

Brockaghbuoy

GARVAGH

BT51 5BD           

(Glenullin Site)

Tel: 028 2955 8641

Fax: 028 2955 8641

 

 

 

Principal:  Mr Aidan Rafferty

www.stpatricksandstjosephs.com

 

10 November 2016

               

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

Dates for Term One

 

Monday

After School’s Club

 

 

24 Oct – 14 Nov

 

21 Nov - 5 Dec

 

 

Tin Whistle with Miss McCollum for P4

 

Tin Whistle with Miss McCollum for P5

 

 

Glenullin site

Thursdays

 

Each class will, in turn, visit Garvagh Library on a Thursday morning. 

P4 – Thursday 17 November

P3 – Thursday 24 November

P2 – Thursday 1 December

P1 – Thursday 8 December

P7 – Thursday 5 January

P6 – Thursday 12 January

Thursday

17 November

INTO indoor boys football  in Meadowbank, Magherafelt

Thursdays

17, 24 Nov & 1 Dec

P5 will go to Garvagh Forest

The Friday

Website Reporter

 

Friday 11 November – Fionn McEldowney & Aibhlinn McGlinchey

Friday 18 November – Conor McIlvar & John Anthony McNeill

Friday 25 November – Aislinn Moore & Caitlin Mullan

Friday 2 December – Eoin Mullan & Karl Mullan

Friday 9 December – Connor O’Hagan & Caolan O’Kane

Mondays

7 November –

12 December incl.

 

Swimming for the P6 class

Tuesday

22 November

A Jolly Phonics Information Evening will take place for the parents of P1 and P2 in the Tirkeeran site at 7.30pm.

Thursday

1 December

Information Sheet 4

 

Friday

2 December

Whole School Assembly led by P6 in the Glenullin site commencing at 9.15 a.m.  Parents welcome. Please note change of class

 

Friday

2 December

The Christmas lights ‘switch on’ in Glenullin Car Park

 

Thursday

 

8 December

Christmas Dinner Menu

Roast Turkey

Cocktail sausage

Stuffing & Gravy

Roast and Creamed Potatoes

Vegetables

 

Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream

Glass of Orange Squash

Cost - £2.50

If your child wishes to take Christmas Dinner please return the attached reply slip before Friday 2 December, as Garvagh Kitchen require final numbers for that date.

Friday

 

16 December

Christmas Show in Glenullin Hall at 7.30 p.m. for P4, 5, 6 & 7

Change of Date

Sunday

18 December

The Parents’ Association are organising a fund raising Carol Service and Nativity Play in St Joseph’s Chapel  at 7pm for P1, 2 & 3   TBC

Tuesday

20 December

Mass in Glenullin site at 10.30 a.m. TBC

School closes at 12 noon for Christmas Holidays.

Wednesday

4 January

School reopens.

 

Mondays

9 January –

19 June 17 incl.

Swimming for the P7 class

 


Allergies / Medical Needs

 

A number of children within the school are allergic to nuts and or eggs. As an anaphylactic reaction to these foods can be potentially life threatening we ask that all parents ensure that no nut products (e.g Kinder eggs/ bars) or egg (such as egg sandwiches) be brought into the school.

 

Any parent who has a child requiring any medication during school hours (this includes Calpol and asthmatic inhalers) must always fill out the appropriate forms available from the school office prior to the child taking or bringing the medication to school.

 

A reminder for parents whose child has agreed medication stored in the school that the onus is upon the parent to supply a small zipped bag for medicine storage and to ensure that the medication is always within its expiry date.

 

Shoeboxes

 

                                                                                                 

 

 
 

 

  132 shoeboxes contributed by our pupils are now on their way to Hungary and Romania. 
On behalf of the recipients
‘Thank you’.
 

 

 

 

Whole School Assembly

 

The Whole School Assembly on Friday 2 December will be led by P6 in the Glenullin site.  It will commence at 9.15 a.m. and everyone is welcome

 

Appletree Childcare                                                  Grammar for the month:      

Closing date to register is Friday 18 November

 

‘Them’ versus ‘Those’

 

Please ensure pupils do not use them when it should be those.

 

Rule: Them is never followed by a noun e.g.

 

‘Them teachers (noun) are wonderful!’                                 INCORRECT             x

 

It should be ‘Those teachers are wonderful!’   (Are they?)  CORRECT                

 

We use them on its own e.g. ‘I saw them at the concert.’          CORRECT                

 

‘Them sums (noun) are wile hard.’                                        INCORRECT             x

 

‘Those sums are quite difficult.’                                             CORRECT                

 

Song for the Month              

‘The Rattlin’ Bog

 

Irish for the Month

 

An bhfail cead agam dul amach?

(An will cad ugum dul a mack?)

May I go out?          Tá / Níl

Maidin mhaith a pháistí

(Madge een y a fastyee)

Good morning children

Suigh síos le do thoil

(See shee us lid a hoil)

Sit down please

Maidin mhaith a mhúinteior

(Madge een y a woon ture)

Good morning teacher

I rith na Samhna cuimhnímis ar na mairbh

(I ree na sowna kivkneemish ar na marv)

During November let us remember the dead

 

Classroom instructions in Irish can be accessed from http://ccea.org.uk/curriculum/gaeloideachas/piaschand then click on Language and Literacy.

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Please complete and return before Friday 2 December

 

Christmas Dinner @ £2.50                                      

 

My child/children will be taking Christmas Dinner on Thursday 8 December.

 

Name:  ……………………………………….   Class: ……………….

 

Name:  ……………………………………….   Class: ……………….

 

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Amount Enclosed                                ……………


The Rattlin’ Bog

 

Chorus:
Ho ro the rattlin' bog
The bog down in the valley-o
Ho ro the rattlin' bog
The bog down in the valley-o

In that bog there was a tree
A rare tree, a rattlin' tree
The tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that tree there was a limb
A rare limb, a rattlin' limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that limb there was a branch
A rare branch, a rattlin' branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that branch there was a twig
A rare twig, a rattlin' twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that twig there was a nest
A rare nest, a rattlin' nest
The nest on the twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And in that nest there was an egg
A rare egg, a rattlin' egg
The egg in the nest
The nest on the twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that egg there was a bird
A rare bird, a rattlin' bird
The bird on the egg
The egg in the nest
The nest on the twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that bird there was a feather
A rare feather, a rattlin' feather
The feather on the bird
The bird on the egg
The egg in the nest
The nest on the twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus

And on that feather there was a flea
A rare flea, a rattlin' flea
The flea in the feather
The feather on the bird
The bird on the egg
The egg in the nest
The nest on the twig
The twig on the branch
The branch on the limb
The limb on the tree
And the tree in the bog
In the bog down in the valley-o

Chorus x4

 


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