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December 2017

4th Dec 2017

KEY DATES

Wednesday 20 December – School closes for Christmas Holidays (Y1-3 @ 12.30pm & Y4-7 @ 1pm)

Wednesday 3 January – Staff Development Day (staff only – school closed for pupils).

Thursday 4 January – School reopens for children.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES

Our Christmas Carol Services and Shows are listed below. Tickets are not required for our Carol Service in St Columba’s, however as seating within the school Assembly Hall is limited, tickets for shows in school may be restricted to 2 per family. We will be writing out to Y1-3 parents later this week with details of how to purchase tickets.

Year 4 – 7 Carol Service – Monday 18 December at 7.00pm (in St Columba’s Church, Omagh) – Our retiring offering at this service will be in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

Year 2 & 3 Carol Service – Wednesday 13 December at 1.30pm

Year 1 Carol Service – Friday 15 December at 1.30pm

 

CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

As you will be aware we are running our Christmas Experience on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December. Tickets are now completely sold out for both nights. To help ensure timings go as planned we would request that you arrive 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.

 

PTA FUN DAY

Our PTA fun day will take place on Tuesday 19 December. Santa will arrive at school and all children will have the opportunity to visit him. A huge thanks goes to our PTA for their work in preparing a memorable day for all our pupils.

 

REMINDER – Late Class Money

Please ensure that Late Class money is sent into the school office on a Friday for the following week. This helps both teachers and office staff and ensures the best use of administration time.

 

WRITTEN HOMEWORK

As you already know written homework will finish on Thursday 7 December with Spelling and Reading finishing on Thursday 14 December.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

School Christmas Dinner will be served on Thursday 14 December. If you want your child to have dinner on this day you MUST send in the money (£2.60) on Monday 11 December.

 

CHANGE IN DINNER MENU ON LAST DAY OF TERM

All days remain unchanged from the planned dinner menu on the last week of term with the exception of:

Wednesday 20 December – Fun Day Menu – Chicken Bites & Chips with Ice Lolly.

 

YEAR 1 APPLICATIONS

Year 1 Application Forms for any Child aged 4 before 1 July 2018 are available from the school office.

All forms must be returned to the school office by noon on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER

Hopefully we will avoid extreme winter weather this year; however as usual, if in the unlikely event the school has to close I will notify parents via text message as well as through our Facebook Page, Website and the media. Please ensure we have your up to date mobile number.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

All orders for photographs have been placed and it is hoped that these will be back in school for Friday 15 December.

 

USED STAMP COLLECTION

We are collecting used stamps for the charity Lepra who are able to make use of these in their work supporting people with Leprosy. Any used stamps may be placed in the collection box outside the main office. Thank you!