Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 25th November 2021                                                 Note 11

Diary: Wednesday 1st December – P7 Trip to Waterside Theatre.

Saturday 11th December – Santa Drive Thru!

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 29th Nov –

Fri 3rd Dec

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 29th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 30th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
 

Wednesday 1st

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 2nd Netball P6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 3rd Premier League! P5,6 3:00-4:15     At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and book a PCR test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.  The guidance has changed; you do not keep your child off school.  Please read the latest guidance below.

 

Young people (aged five to 17)

 

Young people (aged five to 17) who are not fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact should self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible.

 

If the PCR test is negative, they can end their self-isolation and should arrange to take another PCR test eight days after the last known contact.

 

If the young person who is a close contact develops symptoms at any time they should immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test, even if the earlier PCR tests were negative.

 

If any of the PCR tests are positive, this means they have the infection and they should self-isolate for 10 days, in line with advice for confirmed cases.

 

Cross-Country – Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls Teams who participated in the Cross County North West heats at Thornhill on Friday past. The Boys team came in second and the Girls team joint third.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – Tickets for the £1000 draw will be ready next week.  In line with every school in the parish and the two Gaelic Football Clubs, we will be sending one book to every family to sell.  (£3 a ticket or 4 for £10!!!)  You are under no obligation to sell these tickets.  If you would rather not sell tickets, please return the book to the school office.  Parents may request more than one book, please contact the school office to order more.  We will not be doing the annual SVDP food collection this year, nor will there be a parish bazaar, therefore we will not be selling lines for the £1000 draw.

Santa Drive Thru! – We have Santa booked to appear at the school for our Santa Drive Thru!  This will take place on Saturday 11th December.  Times are to be confirmed next week from North Poles Head Office.  This is a great opportunity to hand in those letters in person to Santa and his elves.

 

Primary 1 & 2 Pupils – Please ensure that your child has a change of clothes in school for slips, trips and little accidents!  This should be left at school with the bag clearly labelled.

 

Journey to Santa! – Children are being encouraged to participate in the Socially Distanced Journey to Santa Challenge.  The challenge begins on the Monday 29th November and finishes on Friday 10th December.  Journey 20 miles to be in with a chance of winning a prize from Santa’s workshop.

Journey to Santa

The Journey to Santa Challenge has had a small revamp for 2021,

to give all pupils the opportunity to participate.  The goal is to travel the distance from your school to the North Pole, which is 2500 miles!

It will run from Monday 29th November to Friday 10th December.

 

Each pupil can travel a maximum of 3 miles per day towards the North Pole Walk, cycle or scoot to or from school = 1 mile

At least 15 minutes of exercise outside school = 1 mile

At least 15 minutes of exercise within school (e.g. Daily Mile) = 1 mile

 

Could one year group or key stage or whole school achieve 2500 miles?

The pupils will use their individual stamp sheets to keep a record of their activity.

Teachers use classroom recording tables to keep track of the numbers.  If a family has to start their journey by car, why not park up 15 minutes from school and do a park‘n’stride. – This would be close to the play park in Eglinton.

 

Let’s hope Santa’s little elves are watching us and helping us to complete our journey!

 

Google Classroom – Teachers will be using Google Classroom to inform parents regarding work in the classroom.  Please activate notifications which will alert you if there is teacher activity.  Staff are putting together an information video to help you navigate your way around the Google Classroom.  It is important that you only access the classroom through your child’s C2k login details.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball is on tonight at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at

8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 BOYS & GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 (U11) BOYS Wednesday Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS & GIRLS Friday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Santa Drive Thru! – We have Santa booked to appear at the school for our Santa Drive Thru!

This will take place on Saturday 11th December.  Times are to be confirmed next week from North Poles Head Office.

This is a great opportunity to hand in those letters in person to Santa and his elves.

Congratulation to Mrs Quinn who has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal at Broadbridge Primary School.

We wish her every blessing in her new role within the school.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 18th November 2021                                                 Note 10

Diary:  Tomorrow 19th November – Cross-Country Race at Thornhill College.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 22nd Nov–

Fri 26th Nov

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 22nd Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15    At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 23rd Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
 

Wednesday 24th

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 25th Netball P6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 26th Premier League! P5, 6 3:00-4:15     At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

Appointment of new Vice-Principal:  Congratulation to Mrs Quinn who has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal at Broadbridge Primary School. We wish her all the best in her new role within the school.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, the guidance remains the same, keep them at home and book a PCR test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.  The guidance has changed, you do not keep your child off school.  Please read the latest guidance below.

Young people (aged five to 17)

Young people (aged five to 17) who are not fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact should self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible.

If the PCR test is negative, they can end their self-isolation and should arrange to take another PCR test eight days after the last known contact.

If the young person who is a close contact develops symptoms at any time they should immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test, even if the earlier PCR tests were negative.

If any of the PCR tests are positive, this means they have the infection and they should self-isolate for 10 days, in line with advice for confirmed cases.

Shoebox Appeal – Thanks to all who donated towards our annual Shoebox appeal.  We collected a grand total of 254 shoeboxes!!!!!  They have been shipped off to those young boys and girls in need in time for Christmas.  This collection and your generosity is absolutely amazing. A special thanks to Mrs Gillespie and her class for organising this collection.

 

Anti-Bullying Week – Thank you to all the staff and pupils for their participation in “Anti-Bullying Week!”

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball is on tonight at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at

8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS & GIRLS Friday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 BOYS & GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S. 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 (U11) BOYS Wednesday Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

Thanks to all who donated towards our annual Shoebox appeal.  We collected a grand total of 254 shoeboxes!!!!!  They have been shipped off to those young boys and girls in need in time for Christmas.  This collection and your generosity is absolutely amazing. A special thanks to Mrs Gillespie and her class for organising this collection.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 11th November 2021                                                     Note 9

Diary: Monday 15th November is OdD SoCk DaY!

Flu – Vaccination in school for children registered on Wednesday 17th November 2021.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 15th Nov–

Fri 19th Nov

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

                                                                           Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 15th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 16th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School
 

Wednesday 17th

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00      At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15      At School
Thursday 18th Netball P6,7 3:00-4:15      At School
Friday 19th Brazilian Soccer Skills P5,6 3:00-4:15      At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, the guidance remains the same, keep them at home and book a PCR test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.  The guidance has changed you do not keep your child off school.

 

Anti-Bullying week – This will run from 15th-19th November. Pupils will be doing various activities during the week in class on the topic.  To start off the week’s activities, Monday 15th November is OdD SoCk DaY!  Pupils are asked to wear odd socks or different tights from the norm to school to celebrate uniqueness!

 

ParentPay – Please ensure that you book school dinners at home in advance.  Dinners must be booked before 8:45 a.m. on the day your child is attending.  Letters regarding any outstanding payments for activities have been issued this week.  Please check bags.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball returns tonight at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Eglinton Annual Show Committee – The Eglinton Show Committee has asked the school to thank all of the parents, friends, pupils and staff of the school for their continued support in the events in the village.  In particular, in the Scarecrow Trail around village and more recently for the questions and attendance by all to the homecoming of Paralympian Gold Medallist Jason Smyth.

 

Shoebox Appeal – The date for the Shoebox Appeal has been extended to Tuesday 16th November

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – The school will not be doing the annual collection of food for SVDP this year due to the risks that it would pose in transferring foodstuff from one household to another.  We will be doing a draw for SVDP with the help of the other schools and clubs in the Parish. More information will follow at a later date.

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7(U11) BOYS Wednesday Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday Broadbridge P.S 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

 

The shoebox appeal closes on Monday 8th November. If you are thinking of donating a shoebox to help vulnerable children overseas, please do so before then. If you have already donated, thank you so much for your generosity once again.

Please visit www.teamhope.ie for more information, it covers ideas to place in the shoebox, age range etc.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 4th November 2021                                                      Note 8

Diary:  Flu – Vaccination in school for children registered 17th November 2021

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 8th Nov–

Fri 12th Nov

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

                                                                           Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 8th Cross-Country P5,6,7 3:00-4:15    At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 9th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School
 

Wednesday 10th

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00      At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15      At School
Thursday 11th Netball P6,7 3:00-4:15      At School
Friday 12th Brazilian Soccer Skills P5,6 3:00-4:15      At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, the guidance remains the same, keep them at home and book a PCR test.

 

Google Classroom – Please check in to Google Classroom on a weekly basis to keep up to date on the activities within your child’s class. Teachers may post pictures, samples of work and useful links to follow up what is being taught in class.

 

First Holy Communion Date- The date for First Holy Communion for Broadbridge Primary School pupils has been set for Saturday 21st May @10:00 in Star of the Sea. No date has been set for Confirmation by the Bishop’s office.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball returns tonight at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall @ 8:00 p.m. All ladies 18 + are welcome to join.

 

Literacy Evening – Thanks to all the parents who attended the Primary 1 Literacy Information Evening. We were delighted with the turnout and the feedback from parents was extremely positive.

 

Eglinton Welcomes Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

This Saturday (6th November) Jason will return to the village with his 6th Paralympic Gold medal. Come along and show your support as he travels through the village in an open-top vehicle leaving Eglinton Primary School at 2.30 p.m. before returning to an open-air stage in the school grounds where he will speak about his Paralympic success.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7(U11) BOYS Wednesday Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Nursery & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Friday Broadbridge P.S 6:00- 7:00 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Eglinton Eagles Girls Football Club is currently recruiting new members for the upcoming season. They’re looking for girls in P4-P7 classes who have played football before or would like to give it a go. Training takes place every Tuesday evening @ Campsie Indoor Football from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For further details please contact: Lesley on 07716968003 or Mary on 07514730457. Check out our Facebook page: Eglinton Eagles Girls Football Club We’d love to see you there!

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 21st October 2021                                                         Note 7

Diary:  Thursday 28th October – Monday 1st November – Halloween Break both dates inclusive

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 25th Oct –

Fri 27th Oct

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

No Cross-Country on Monday

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Tuesday 26th Gaelic P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Wednesday 27th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00      At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15      At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities – We are always guaranteed rain!!!!

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, the guidance remains the same, keep them at home and book a PCR test.

 

Maths Week – Thanks to all the children for participating in Maths Week.  The Maths Spies are out and about solving all sorts of mathematical puzzles.  Check out the Facebook Page and Google Classroom to see what they have all been up to!

 

Primary 1 Literacy – There will be a Literacy Evening – “Helping you to teach your child to read and write with a brief guide to Linguistic Phonics” for P1 parents on Monday 25th October at 8:00 p.m. in the Master’s Hall.  We invite all parents of Primary 1 children to attend as well as any grandparents or carers who are involved in helping the children with their homework.  This is a very worthwhile evening and we would appreciate as many parents as possible to make the effort to come. It is important that at least one parent from each family attends.

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7 – Parent/Teacher meetings will take place from Monday 25th-Wednesday 27th October.  This year the meeting will take place by phone- Phone numbers will be withheld.  A face to face meeting will only be available to parents that are required to sign educational documents.  The slots for booking appointments have now closed, times will be sent out tomorrow.

Google Classroom – We are aware of the difficulties that parents are having whilst accessing Google Classroom.  Unfortunately, the only way that it can be resolved is by logging in as the child, you cannot access all the features using your own email account.  It must be a recognised C2k account.  Letters have been issued with all details required for logging in, if you would like the letter re-issued please email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com or contact the school office.  There are some classes that will be setting a monthly homework on Google Classroom, therefore it is important that you enrol.

Hallowe’en Hobble – Parents and pupils may walk to school wearing a Hallowe’en Hat/Head Piece or Mask. Meet at Eglinton Play Park or Ashburn Image car park at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday 27th October. There will be teachers there to help escort the children to school.

 

Parents & Friends Association – A Parents & Friends Association meeting will take place in the school tonight at 8:00 p.m. all welcome to join.

Faughanvale GAA –U7 Gaelic at the Master’s Hall Broadbridge on Friday 22nd 6:00-7:00 p.m.  

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7(U11) BOYS Wednesday Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

Contact: Ryan O’ Doherty 07804584897 for further information.