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March 2020

4th Mar 2020

Key Dates

Monday 16 March            - School closed – Staff Development Day

Tuesday 17 March            - School closed – St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Wednesday 1 April            - PTA School Fair (7.00 – 8.30pm)

Tuesday 7 April                - School closes at 12.30 pm (Y1 – Y3) & 1pm (Y4 – Y7) for Easter

Monday 20 April              - School re-opens after Easter

                                                      

School Trip

Our annual school trip for Year 6 and 7 children takes place on Tuesday 24 March until Friday 27 March. A meeting for parents of all children attending will be held on Friday 13 March at 2.15pm. It is essential that parents attend as permission slips, medical forms and the itinerary will be given out.

 

World Book Day

We are encouraging pupils to come dressed up as a favourite book character for World Book Day tomorrow, Thursday 5 March. Please don’t feel the need to buy a costume solely for this day. We’re also holding a ‘Book Swap’ where pupils will have the chance to exchange a book with another child.

 

PTA School Fair

Our Annual PTA School Fair will take place on Wednesday 1 April from 7.00pm – 8.30pm. This is our main fund raising event for the year and your support is appreciated. If you could please send in two unwrapped bottles for our bottle stall and any toys, books or dvds you wish to donate by Wednesday 25 March. Our PTA are meeting on Wednesday 11 March at 7pm, if you are able to help out or support in any way, please let us know. More information will be sent home in the coming days regarding donations, bottles and cuddly toys.

 

Sports Team

Our Hockey Teams will be competing in the regional qualifiers on Wednesday 18 March, while our Rugby Team will be playing on Thursday 2 April to qualify for Ravenhill. Good luck to all involved.

 

After School Activities

All After School Activities will finish next week with Monday 9 March being the final day for our Monday activities and Thursday 12 March concluding all remaining activities. All dates are on the school website.

 

On-line Dinner Bookings

Please remember it is essential that all children taking school dinners are booked in via our online booking system on a weekly basis. If you are experiencing issues, please contact the school office.

 

Book Fair

Our Book Fair is in school from Monday 9 March – Wednesday 11 March inclusive. All pupils will have the opportunity to visit this with their class. Pupils may purchase books either during this session with their teacher or with their parents from 2.00pm – 3.30pm each day.

 

Tom Sweeney

As always Tom Sweeney will be performing to the children on our last day of term. This proves to be extremely popular with all pupils and we request that £1 per child is sent to school on Tuesday 7 April to cover the cost. We will remind you of this closer to the date. Thanks

 

Little Mess

Our first ‘Little Mess’ Event is scheduled for Friday 13 March at 1.30pm in our Assembly Hall. This is designed for young children from 6 months – 4 years old and can be booked via the Gibson PS Facebook page. If you require further information, please contact Mrs Pollock in Year 1.

 

PTA Quiz Sheets

Our PTA Quiz sheets were circulated last week. The closing date for the return of these sheets to the school office is Friday 6 March 2020. All monies raised is to further develop our Outdoor Learning area for Y1 and Y2. Your support in this matter is appreciated.