A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s ‘Road of Hope’ appeal. A total of £700 was raised by our school community. This money will be used to help provide villages with their own wells, providing them with the clean water that we sometimes take for granted here in our wee part of the world.

Mrs Gillespie and some of her P7 pupils presenting Road of Hope’s Fiona with a cheque for £700.

For further information on this local charity and its team of volunteers who are involved in charitable activities across Europe and Africa go to:

http://www.roadofhope.org.uk

Broadbridge Primary School         Thursday 17th December 2020                   Note 14

 

Diary:             Friday 18th December – Non-uniform day. Children may wear something Christmassy!

School Holidays – Wednesday 23rd December-Monday 4th January (Both dates inclusive)

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00-3:00 Club
Mon 21stDec-Tues 22nd Dec Early Morning Club still open on these days.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils).  No 2:00-3:00 Club Tuesday

 

 

  • COVID-19 Update Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 71810520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
  • Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

 

 

Drop off your letter to Santa! – Thanks to the Parents & Friends’ Association for organising a truly fantastic night, giving the children an opportunity to drop off their letters to Santa. Thanks to Santa and his band of “little elves” for braving the cold conditions to brighten up so many wee faces. A night to remember for all!

 

School Day – The school day will return to the normal times after the Christmas break. Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils will finish at 2:00 p.m. All other year groups will finish at 3:00 p.m. We would encourage as many pupils as possible to walk home or make use of the walking train to reduce the numbers gathering at the school gates.

 

School Holidays – The school will close on Tuesday 22nd December for all pupils at 12:10 p.m.

Children Going Home on Tuesday 22nd December for Christmas Break – Parents are asked to ensure that the children know how they are travelling home on Tuesday particularly if there is a change to the normal routine.  Walkers, Paschal’s bus children and those going across the ‘Blue Bridge’ will leave at 12 noon.  Children getting picked up by car will leave at 12:10 p.m.  Please drive slowly and with care as you approach the school as there will be a lot of excited children about.

Primary 1 Nativity – Christmas does not start until you watch the Primary 1 Nativity. It is now available on the school website at www.broadbridgeprimaryschool.com    A must watch for all!

Santa Stroll – Week 3 winners Miss Wade Foundation Stage. Mrs Harkin Key stage 1 and Mr Logue Key stage 2. Santa stroll finishes tomorrow 18th December.  Children have until this date to do 15 walks.  This will entitle them to enter the draw for prizes. Thanks to all for participating in the walks.

 

Carn Na Coille Christmas Tree Farm – Thanks to Gerard O’Donnell and family for donating the Christmas tree to the school this year.

 

Paschal’s Bus – Pupils are reminded that they must wear a mask whilst travelling on Paschal’s Bus.

 

Christmas Mass – Fr. Mc Dermott has asked that parishioners do not attend Christmas Masses this year to reduce the footfall in the Chapel. Please attend Mass live through the parish website at www.staroftheseacatholic.com

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – The Saint Vincent de Paul raffle will take place tomorrow at St. Anne’s Hall. Winners will be notified immediately. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and those who purchased tickets. Our school raised £13,200 for the draw, an unbelievable amount! Thank you all so very much for the generosity shown. The overall amount raised will be in the next school note.

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2021 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2021 opens on 7th January 2021 and closes on the 29th January 2020. Children born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2021. Further information on the process will be available on the EA website from 18th December.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A huge thank you to all families in our school and parish communities who have contributed so generously to the SVdP Christmas draw.

There are still some tickets available from the school office for anyone who needs a ticket before the big draw this Friday.

We are delighted to announce the release of this year’s Nativity play on the very day it was to be performed in Star of the Sea Chapel. Thanks to all the boys and girls in Primary 1 for the effort you all put into the play.  A special word of thanks to Mrs Quinn, Miss Wade and all the classroom assistants Carolann, Celina, Sharon, Amy-Lee and Lauren for overcoming all the challenges and making this happen.  This really is a performance not to be missed.

Click here to view this year’s Nativity play.

Santa Letter Drop is nearly here!

‘Santa Letter Drop’ on Friday 11th December from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are invited to come along and drop their Christmas Letter into Santa’s Post-box.  On arrival by car or by foot the stewards will record your arrival and direct you to Santa when it is your turn.  Please keep a safe distance from Santa, the elves and other people attending the event.  Thank You

Broadbridge Primary School            Thursday 10th December 2020                         Note 13

 

Diary:             Friday 11th December – Official Christmas Jumper Day!  Children may wear a Christmas Jumper to school.

Friday 11th December – Socially Distanced “Santa Letter Drop”.

School Holidays – Wednesday 23rd December-Monday 4th January (Both dates inclusive)

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00-3:00 Club
Mon 14th Dec-Fri 18th Dec Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils).  Please contact the office to book a place.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

All Extra-Curricular Activities are finished until after the Christmas Holidays.

 

  • COVID-19 Update Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 71810520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
  • Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

 

Christmas Jumper Day – Wear Something Christmassy! – Friday is non-uniform day; pupils are encouraged to wear a Christmas Jumper to school.

 

Drop off your letter to Santa! – Santa Letter Drop is nearly here! “Santa Letter Drop” on Friday 11th December from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are invited to come along and drop their Christmas Letter into Santa’s Post-box.  On arrival by car or by foot the stewards will record your arrival and direct you to Santa when it is your turn.  Please keep a safe distance from Santa, the elves and other people attending the event.  Thank You.

 

School Holidays – The school will close on Tuesday 22nd December for all pupils at 12:10 p.m.

Children Going Home on Tuesday 22nd December for Christmas Break – Parents are asked to ensure that the children know how they are travelling home on Tuesday particularly if there is a change to the normal routine.  Walkers, first bus children and those going across the ‘Blue Bridge’ will leave at 12 noon.  Children getting picked up by car will leave at 12:10 p.m.  Please drive slowly and with care as you approach the school as there will be a lot of excited children about.

Primary 1 Nativity – The Primary 1 Nativity has been recorded and will be released very shortly.  A preview of the Nativity Play will be on Facebook and Google Classroom that will direct you to the full play.  Thanks to all the boys and girls in Primary 1 for the effort you all put into the play.  A special word of thanks to Mrs Quinn, Miss Wade and all the classroom assistants Carolann, Celina, Sharon, Amy-Lee and Lauren for overcoming all the challenges and making this happen.  It really is a performance not to be missed.

Watches at School! – Parents are reminded that the only watches that children are permitted to wear to school are those that tell the time.  Watches that can receive telephone calls/messages and can take photographs are not permitted in school.  Our mobile phone and E-safety policy has been updated on this matter.  We are aware that these watches have a school mode setting, however we have not the time to check that the watch is set on this mode on a daily basis.  If these watches are sent to school, they must be kept in your child’s school bag.

 

Santa Stroll – The Santa Stroll continues until the 18th December.  Children have until this date to do 15 walks.  This will entitle them to enter the draw for prizes.  Keep at it children!

 

Religious Ceremonies – The Confirmation date for Broadbridge School has been provisionally booked for Thursday 11th February at 6:00 p.m.  First Communion has been provisionally set for Saturday 24th April at 10:00 a.m.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – All tickets sold and unsold need to be returned tomorrow in preparation for the draw on the 18th December.

This Friday, 11th December, is officially Christmas Jumper Day so all pupils and staff are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper to school. Mr McLaughlin has promised that his jumper will be his best ever!

Broadbridge Primary School          Thursday 3rd December 2020          Note 12

 

Diary:          Friday 4th December – School Opened for All Pupils – No Longer a Holiday!

Friday 11th December – Official Christmas Jumper Day! Children may wear a Christmas Jumper to school.

Friday 11th December – Socially Distanced “Santa Letter Drop”.

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00-3:00 Club
Mon 7th Dec-Fri 11th Dec Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Fri 4th Dec Soccer P6 P6 Mr Logue’s Class

Master’s Hall

3:00-4:15

At School

Indoor trainers must be worn.
Mon 7th Dec P6 Mrs Bradley’s Class Master’s Hall
Thu 10th Dec Netball P6 Please pick up sharply after all activities.

 

ParentPay – If you have not already done so, please activate your ParentPay account using the username and password in the letter sent home with your child/ren. If you cannot find this letter, please contact the office and a duplicate will be issued for you. Anyone who has not activated their account by tomorrow will be re-issued an activation letter to do so over the weekend. We appreciate your assistance with this matter. As detailed in previous school notes, it is imperative that ALL accounts are activated in order for this system to be successful. PLEASE NOTE, parents should ONLY be activating their account as the first step to getting the system up and running. Please DO NOT attempt to pay for any school activities eg school meals, football, netball, AM/PM clubs etc as the system is only ready at this stage for account activation and parents should continue to send cash as payment to school until further notice. Any money loaded onto the system is not available to pay for anything at this point, therefore your balance has not been deducted, the school office is unable to see your current balance.

 

  • COVID-19 Update Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 7181 0520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
  • Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

Watches at School! – Parents are reminded that the only watches that children are permitted to wear to school are those that tell the time. Watches that can receive telephone calls/messages and can take photographs are not permitted in school. Our mobile phone and E-safety policy has been updated on this matter.

 

Santa Stroll – The Santa Stroll continues until the 18th December. Children have until this date to do 15 walks. This will entitle them to enter the draw for prizes. Keep at it children!

 

Religious Ceremonies – The Confirmation date for Broadbridge School has been provisionally booked for Thursday 11th February at 6:00 p.m. First Communion has been provisionally set for Saturday 24th April at 10:00 a.m.

 

PE Shoes for School – Please make sure that your child has a pair of PE shoes left at school.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – Please return all tickets sold/unsold to the school ASAP. We have had a fantastic response so far from all the families in the school. The organisation has been in contact with the school and wishes to thank everyone for the response to date.

 

Drop off your letter to Santa! – Put the date in your calendar. The Parents & Friends’ Association of Broadbridge Primary School will be hosting a socially distanced “Santa Letter Drop” on Friday 11th December from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Children are invited to come along and drop their Christmas Letter into Santa’s Post-box. This will be a socially distanced event!

 

Eglinton Eyecare – Santa’s helpers in Eglinton Eyecare have agreed to help him to create a little Christmas magic by sending letters and gift packs to the great boys and girls on his Nice List during December. All funds raised will go to Tiny Life to support families who have a premature or sick baby in a neonatal intensive care unit within Northern Ireland. Contact Eglinton Eyecare for further information or Visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tinylife/456096 to book these very special letters.

Broadbridge Primary School Thursday 26th November 2020 Note 11

 

Day Early Morning Club 8:00-8:45 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 Club
Mon 23rd Nov – Fri 27h Nov Spaces are now available for children in the Early Morning Club and

2:00-3:00 p.m. Club (P1 & P2 Pupils). Please contact the office to book a place.

Extra Curricular Activities
Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Fri 27th Nov Soccer P6

Mr Logue’s Class

Master’s Hall

3:00-4:15        At School Indoor trainers must be worn.

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Thu 3rd Dec Netball P6 3:00-4:15        At School
Diary:

Friday 27th November “Ditch the Dark”
Friday 4th December School Opened for all pupils.

COVID-19 Update

Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household. Please ring 7181 0520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.
Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school. We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

Ditch the Dark

Children are invited to get creative with their outfits on the journey to school tomorrow. Dress up in bright clothing or decorate your transport. The important message being “Be Bright Be Seen”. Please see attached poster.

Santa Stroll

The Santa Stroll continues next week. Congratulations to all who have participated in the past week. Keep tallying up those days. Remember 15 walks entitled you to a place in the draw for prizes.

Friday 4th December

This was to be a school holiday, it no longer is a school holiday. Sorry to disappoint anyone but all pupils and staff must attend school on this date.

Parent/Teacher Meeting P1-P7

The teachers have been in contact with the majority of parents/guardians over the past few days. If they were unable to contact you this time, a follow up call will take place next week.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Tickets for the £1000 draw have been sent out. (£3 a ticket or 4 for £10!!!). Thanks to all who have sold their tickets and returned the money and stubs. We are delighted with the response to date. If you could please return any unsold tickets to the school on Monday 30th November we can pass them on to other sellers. If your child has a folder these tickets may still be inside it. Anyone requiring additional books please contact Anne in the office. Thank you.

Drop off your letter to Santa!

The Parents & Friends’ Association of Broadbridge Primary School will be hosting a socially distanced “Santa Letter Drop” on Friday 11th December from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Children are invited to come along and drop their Christmas Letter into Santa’s Post-box. Santa will be there to receive the letters and say hello to the children. He may also have some friends with him too! Families can decide to drive down to see Santa or walk down. There will be a brief opportunity to see Santa and say hello. Unfortunately, Santa cannot get too close! We wouldn’t want to ruin Christmas for the whole world!!!!

ParentPay

If you have not already done so, please activate your ParentPay account using the username and password in the letter sent home with your child/ren last week. At present only 57% of accounts have been activated and we need all parents/guardians to activate their account for the system to be successful. If you cannot find this letter, please contact the office and a duplicate will be issued for you. Please note, parents should ONLY be activating their account as the first step to getting the system up and running. Please DO NOT attempt to pay for any school activities eg school meals, football, netball etc as the system is only ready at this stage for account activation.

Tomorrow is a special cycle, scoot and walk to school day.

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