Wishing our pupils, staff, parents and the whole school community a very happy Easter.

Enjoy the Easter Eggs!

 

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Easter Tracaire Raffle.

A massive £1,450.00 was raised and will be forwarded to the parish’s Trocaire collection in the next couple of days.

Your generosity and kindness knows no bounds and is very much appreciated by the staff here at Broadbridge.

Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your treats but don’t forget to brush your teeth afterwards!

 

A huge thanks to all who participated on Saturday for the ‘Walk for Ukraine’.

The school has received to date an amazing £4100.00 in Sponsorship money to add to the very generous donations on the day!

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 7th April 2022                                                    Note 26

Diary:       Friday 8th April – School Disco!!!

Tuesday 26th April – First Confession for Primary 4 at school.

Saturday 21st May – First Communion at 10:00 a.m.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 11th Apr –

Wed 13th  Apr

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

 

There are No Extra-Curricular Activities next week.

Skill School Returns on Wednesday 27th April

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow 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 email 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 (unless your child has tested positive!), an updated information email will be sent out if there is a positive case in your child’s class.

 

Easter Holidays – Classes will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Wednesday 13th April.  School will reopen on Monday 25th April.  Some parents may wish to park cars over the other side of the bridge.  Please be careful where you park and do not block access to nearby houses.

 

Eglinton Trails – Huge thanks to all who participated on Saturday for the ‘Walk for Ukraine’.  The school has received to date an amazing £4100.00 in Sponsorship money to add to the very generous donations on the day!

 

School Disco – The Parents & Friends’ Association will be hosting an ‘Easter Disco’ tomorrow Friday 8th April from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. at the Master’s Hall.  There will be limited parking in the school after the disco has ended, therefore parents of Key Stage 2 pupils may wish to park across the ‘Blue Bridge’ at collection time to ease the traffic on the Coolafinney Road.

 

Mr Logue’s Amazing Raffle – Mr Logue’s annual Easter draw in aid of Trocaire will take place on Wednesday.  Tickets will be available in school next week 25p each or 5 for £1

 

Big Walk and Wheel!!! – Well done to all participants, our school was positioned 17th in Northern Ireland with 57.77% of pupils walking!  Congratulations to our Week 2 winners – Foundation Stage P2 Mrs Hueston; Key Stage 1 P3 Mrs Lynch and Key Stage 2 P6 Mrs Gillespie.  Please continue to encourage pupils to walk especially on dry days!

 

School photographs – The last day to order the school photographs is Tuesday 12th April.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday in the Master’s Hall at Broadbridge Primary School from 8.00-9.00 pm.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.00.

School Disco – The Parents & Friends’ Association will be hosting an ‘Easter Disco’ on Friday 8th April from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.  Parents can stop and drop children off after the doors open.  Children will be supervised; therefore, parents do not have to stay unless they so wish.  We would recommend that parents of P1/P2 pupils stay on the premises.  All children will receive drinks and treats during the disco.  This event is ticket only; tickets are on sale at the office at a cost of £3 from tomorrow, Monday 4th April.

Big Walk and Wheel!!! – Well done to everyone who has participated in the walk to school this week.  Last week’s winners were Foundation Stage – Miss Wade (We actually believe she recorded children that can walk in her class and not those that walked!!!!); Key Stage 1 – Miss Maguire and Key Stage 2 – Mrs Gillespie.  Congratulations to the winning classes.  We will give you this week’s winners in the note next week along with the overall winners.

 

We would encourage parents to talk to their children about continuing this healthy practice on a daily basis.  It is the correct start to any day, to get some fresh air and exercise on the way to school.  Children particularly in Key Stage 2 should be encouraged to walk on a daily basis regardless of the weather, the walk from Eglinton Play Park to the school has been timed as a maximum 10-minute walk.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 31st March 2022                                                    Note 25

Diary:       Friday 1st April – Primary 5 Fire Safety Talk

Friday 8th April – School Disco!!!

Tuesday 26th April – First Confession for Primary 4 at school.

Saturday 21st May – First Communion at 10:00 a.m.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 4th Apr –

Fri 8th Apr

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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 4th Apr 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 5th Apr Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Wednesday 6th Apr Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
School Choir 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 7th Apr Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 8th Apr Soccer P5, 6, 7 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.  Cross-Country pupils should bring a waterproof coat.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow 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 email 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 (Unless your child has tested positive!), an updated information email will be sent out if there is a positive case in your child’s class.

 

School Disco – The Parents & Friends’ Association will be hosting an ‘Easter Disco’ on Friday 8th April from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.  Parents can stop and drop children off after the doors open.  Children will be supervised; therefore, parents do not have to stay unless they so wish.  We would recommend that parents of P1/P2 pupils stay on the premises.  All children will receive drinks and treats during the disco.  This event is ticket only; tickets are on sale at the office at a cost of £3 from Monday 4th April.

 

The School Show – The school show will take place from Monday 23rd May – Thursday 26th May. More information will follow to year groups regarding costumes required etc. The show this year is ‘The Wizard of Oz’

 

 

Big Walk and Wheel!!! – Well done to everyone who has participated in the walk to school this week.  Last week’s winners were Foundation Stage – Miss Wade (We actually believe she recorded children that can walk in her class and not those that walked!!!!); Key Stage 1 – Miss Maguire and Key Stage 2 – Mrs Gillespie.  Congratulations to the winning classes.  We will give you this week’s winners in the note next week along with the overall winners.

 

We would encourage parents to talk to their children about continuing this healthy practice on a daily basis.  It is the correct start to any day, to get some fresh air and exercise on the way to school.  Children particularly in Key Stage 2 should be encouraged to walk on a daily basis regardless of the weather, the walk from Eglinton Play Park to the school has been timed as a maximum 10 minute walk.

 

Faughanvale Credit Union School Savings – All pupils participating in the savings scheme must have their loyalty cards in pouches on Tuesday 5th April in preparation for the draw to take place on Tuesday 12th April.  The last day for savings before Easter will be Tuesday 5th April.

 

Easter Chicks – Thanks to Mrs Adair for once again making the Easter Chicks for the school.  Unfortunately, all 500 chicks have now sold!  Hopefully they will be back again next Easter.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday in Broadbridge Primary School from 8.00-9.00 pm in the Master’s Hall.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.00.

 

End of School day –  Pupils in Primary 1 & 2 finish school at 2:00 p.m. pupils in P3-7 finish school at

3:00 p.m. Pupils will not be out immediately when the bell rings at these times. The bell signals the end of their day but we do need time to clear away materials, gather up all their possessions, line up and walk them to the front gate.  

 

The school choir is up and running again after a long break.  They will meet each Wednesday from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in the small hall.

It is important that all choir members attend these practice sessions in preparation for the School Show and First Holy Communion.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 24th March 2022                                                    Note 24

Diary:       Monday 21st March-Friday 1st April – Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel.

Friday 25th March – P1 Dental Sample – those involved have been notified.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 28th Mar

Fri 1st Apr

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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 28th Mar 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 29th Mar Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Wednesday 30th Mar Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
School Choir 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 31st Mar Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 1st Apr Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School

 

Please note: Primary 4 & 5 Premiership concludes tomorrow 25th March.  

The title is up for grabs!!!

 

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.  Cross-Country pupils should bring a waterproof coat.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow 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 email 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 (Unless your child has tested positive!), an updated information email will be sent out if there is a positive case in your child’s class.

 

School Choir – The school choir is up and running again after a long break.  They will meet each Wednesday from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in the small hall.  It is important that all choir members attend these practice sessions in preparation for the School Show and First Holy Communion.

 

P1 Health Clinic – Please ensure that all forms for the P1 Health Clinic are returned to school by tomorrow at the latest.

 

Getting Home Arrangements – Please make sure that all children know exactly how they are getting home each day to reduce the number of calls needing to be made home.

 

P2 Cloakroom – Please only send in the ‘Book Bags’ with your child, unfortunately we do not have the storage facilities available in the P2 Mobiles for school bags.  Thank you.

 

Diosesean Rosary Initiative – Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, entrusting the nations to Mary’s help and protection.  The Pope has asked all the bishops — and indeed all the faithful of the entire world — to join him.  As part of this initiative the children will be taking part in a decade of the Rosary tomorrow.

 

Big Walk and Wheel!!! – Big Walk and Wheel Week 1 has been a huge success!  Well done to everyone involved, there has been a huge difference in the volume of traffic in the morning and afternoons as a result of so many pupils walking/scooting/cycling.

Label Clothing – We have an ever increasing number of items of clothing gathering in the school lost property section as the clothing is not labelled.  Please label all clothing clearly so that we may return the items to the rightful owners!

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday in Broadbridge Primary School from 8.00-9.00 pm in the Master’s Hall.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.00.

 

Broadbridge Primary School in partnership with ‘Eglinton Trails.’

On Saturday 2nd April from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Broadbridge Primary School are teaming up with Eglinton Trails to ‘Walk for Ukraine’.  We are hoping that each class in the school will complete a marathon in support of the people of Ukraine.  A planned loop of the village has been marked out on a 1.25-mile course.  Each family signing up would try to complete 3 loops in their one hour allocated slot before passing on the class banner to the next family.

A form has been sent out with your child, if you wish to take part in the class event, please complete and return the form tomorrow, putting in your preferred time to the class teacher.  We will then forward you a time and a small sponsorship form to raise money towards the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Alternatively, you may wish to come along and do a lap or two whenever it suits.  The lap starts and finishes at Eglinton School.

Thank you in anticipation.

The Staff of Broadbridge Primary School