Broadbridge Primary School     Thursday 21st January 2021       Note 16

Diary:

School Holidays –Monday 15th  February-Friday 19th February (Both dates inclusive)

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!

New Entrants – Parents are reminded the Application Process closes on the 29 th January 2020. If your child is due to start Primary 1 – September 2021 please complete the application as soon as possible . Children born between 2nd July 2016 and 1 st July 2017 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2021. Further information on the process is now available on the EA website. Please make family and friends aware of this information.

Live Lessons – Thanks to all who have been logging in on a daily basis and taking part in the live lessons and Google Classroom activities. The rules of such meetings were sent out last week and feedback from the staff is that the majority of people are adhering to them. This week if we can all try to have headphones for such meetings to avoid unwanted distractions in the house and respect the privacy of all participants.

Removed Tonight! – All names not associated with the class will be removed tonight from the Google Classroom for Child Protection & Safeguarding reasons. We cannot have members logging on other than class members. All pupils have been issued with instructions to logon. Parents/ guardians may use the same instructions to add Google Classroom to their phones for the purpose of uploading work etc. This platform is now being used to monitor attendance, pupils must register on a daily basis in their Google Classroom. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. To access Google Classroom, go to Google Chrome, search for My School Login and enter the following details, for example. Username: jbloggs432 Password: Broadbridge21 You may be asked for further details, please enter the same username followed by @c2ken.net – jbloggs432@c2ken.net You will find Google Classroom in My Links. Open up Google Classroom and join class by entering the class code. Your old class code was a year group code this will gradually become redundant. Your new class code for this is in your pack. If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom please follow the link. You will find a video guide and PDF attached that you may find useful. https://www.chrmbook.com/google-classroom- parents/

If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact the school and we will assist you in any way we can.

Keep us informed! – Please feel free to contact the school and give us feedback on what is working well and not so well to date! We will forward your comments to the relevant staff for consideration. send an email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com

First Communion April 2021 – This has now been postponed to a later date. We will inform you once a new date has been agreed.

Teachers will share on Google Classroom a link for Sustrans – Get weekly inspiration and resources for kids’ activities, games and challenges. Sustrans Outside in activities include videos, games, weekly challenges, themed activities and more. Designed by our knowledgeable, experienced and fun -loving Schools Officers. The four week activity pack is full of cycling, walking and scooting themed fun. Outside In weekly updates are packed with creative, active and interesting indoor and outdoor activities for all the family.

The application process for those children due to start school in September 2021 will close on the 29th January 2021. Children born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2021.

Click on the image below to give you a brief snapshot of what our wonderful Primary 1 pupils have been up to since they began in September.

 

Click HERE for further information on how to apply for a place in our school.

Broadbridge Primary School            Thursday 14th January 2021                           Note 15

Diary: School Holidays – Monday 15th February- Friday 19th February (Both dates inclusive)

 

  • 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!

 

New School Day – The new school day has started and most children have successfully joined their correct class which will be online up until the Mid-term Break (Unless told differently by the Department of Education) We have had teething problems in school but these are gradually being ironed out. Our Broadband at times does not have the capacity to allow for teachers to go ‘live’ at any one time. We are currently working with C2K and our Broadband provider to see if this can be rectified.

 

Logging in for lessons –

The school will be using Google Classroom as its main platform for remote learning. It is important that you use the login details and passwords which were given out in their packs to access all areas available to your child.  When logging in please do not use Internet Explorer as we are experiencing problems with volume etc. when this is used.

To access Google Classroom, go to Google Chrome, search for My School Login and enter the following details. Username:  jbloggs432 Password:  Broadbridge21

You may be asked for further details please enter the same username followed by @c2ken.net – jbloggs432@c2ken.net

You will find Google Classroom in My Links.  Open up Google Classroom and join class by entering the class code.  Your old class code was a year group code this will gradually become redundant.  Your new class code for is in your pack. If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom please follow the link.  You will find a video guide and PDF attached that you may find useful.  https://www.chrmbook.com/google-classroom-parents/

If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact the school and we will assist you in any way we can.

 

Parents Logging in – Parents should follow the same steps if they are accessing their children’s work on their mobile phones. Use the child’s login details. You can quickly navigate from account to account if you have more than one child. You will also find it much easier to hand in work through the scan button in notes or by simply taking a picture. We will be deleting unfamiliar accounts not linked to our school for Child Protection and Safeguarding reasons.

 

Teacher- led live lessons

This is not compulsory. Parents may Opt-Out from their children attending.

Pupils or parents must not record sessions or capture screengrabs.

Parents must not take part or be present during livestreaming. (May assist in setting up initially for younger pupils)

Live lessons will not involve one-to-one contact with pupils and will only take place during what would be normal pupil class time.

Pupils must adopt the agreed behaviours during live lessons, e.g. taking turns to speak and not interrupting teachers or other pupils.

Pupils should wear headphones, this prevents the pupils from becoming distracted and respects the privacy of all participants.

Live lessons will only be undertaken through the use of an approved school forum, using their school account rather than personal accounts.

For individuals who do not adhere to these rules, no livestreaming will be permitted.

 

Our Expectations – We expect every child to login to the classroom. The delivery of work required will vary from year to year. We ask that you try to complete the activities set, however we fully accept that every family circumstance is different. Do what you can and do not worry if work is incomplete!

We will keep you informed of updates during the time of remote learning. If you have any concerns, questions or queries contact the class teacher or send an email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com Teachers will only be able to respond during a normal working day. Please do not expect feedback or a reply from the school after these hours.

 

Confirmation February 2021 – This has now been postponed to a later date. We will inform you once a new date has been agreed.

 

Paschal’s Bus – Paschal’s bus is not on the road at present. The EA has cancelled all transport to schools.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2021 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2021 opened 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 is now available on the EA website.

The application process for those children due to start school in September 2021 opened on 7th January 2021 and closes on the 29th January 2021. Children born between 2nd July 2016 and 1st July 2017 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2021.

Click HERE for further information.

 

School will re-open on Tuesday 5th January to facilitate the supervised learning of vulnerable and key worker children.

Please send an email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s name/s, class/es and any days that you require supervision, before noon on Monday 4th January.

All pupils will have access to remote learning from Wednesday 6th January.

Wishing all our pupils, parents, staff and the entire school community a very happy and safe 2021.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas draw took place yesterday in St. Anne’s Hall. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and those who purchased tickets.

To date the total amount raised throughout the parish and beyond is an astonishing £20,305.

Thank you all so very, very much for the generosity shown.

A special word of thanks to our very own Mrs Quinn whose wonderfully thoughtful idea it was to organise a draw this year.

Click here to watch a recording of the draw.

 

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.