February 7, 2017

February Newsletter

Dear parents,


Finally Spring is upon us, though you wouldn’t know it with the wet and windy conditions out there yesterday!                                         


Instead of a termly newsletter laden with dates and information we have decided to do it monthly now – less to take in but more regularly!




Welcome to Daria Dascălu in Junior Infants who joined us at the end of last month.



Delighted to share the news that Aoibhe McInnes in 5th Class won a set of headphones in the MS Readathon draw. Well done Aoibhe!


Money Raised

We raised €301.50 from our cake sale. A sweet result and the construction blocks have been purchased and the infants are really enjoying their Aistear time. Well done to Ms Craig’s 4th Class for holding the event.



Here are some pictures from the cake sale and the infants playing with the blocks

bake sale bake sale 2

bake sale 4 bake sale 3 bake sale 5

Great team effort!




7 boys and 7 girls from 5th and 6th Class have been selected to play in the Leinster Tennis League.  16 boys and 3 girls will be representing the Burrow in the Squash League. We thank Eoin and Robbie at Sutton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club for all their support and help with the teams.

Eoin and Noel from Fingal are in this term doing Sports conditioning with 1st-5th Classes.



On Friday 10th February at 10am for 10 minutes, in keeping with Operation Transformation, we will have Matt from Kiwifit gym down to the yard to instruct us with our 10 minute exercise regime.


There will be no boys after school basketball on Friday 17th February. There will be a mixed basketball lesson of boys and girls on Monday 13th instead and we are hoping to have some exciting matches in the yard.

6th class have started spike ball this term with Sutton Park School.


Accord Talk

There will be a talk for parents (4th-6th classes) from Accord in the Hall on Thursday March 2nd at 7.15pm to help and support and address topics in accordance with our RSE curriculum programme. This is typically held every two years to facilitate parents.



The parents association Table Quiz will now be on Thursday 9th March in Howth Yacht Club. Thank you to the PA for changing the date to facilitate the Accord Meeting.




Artzone will be doing some creative lessons with some classes after our February break; we don’t charge them to use the Senior Infant classroom every Tuesday afternoon, we have an agreement that they give back to the school with their time in Art lessons so our students benefit.


Chop for Charity

Our charity event for this term will be for “The Little Princess Trust” who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. This is not a compulsory event so please understand there is no pressure to participate. Ms Ward, having grown her hair especially for the past couple of years will bravely allow a Burrow student cut it!  The lucky winner will be chosen by raffle. Raffle tickets will be available from class teachers, Ms Lynn or Ruth in the office at only €2.00 from Monday 27th February. THE BIG CHOP will take place on Friday 3rd March after our assembly. Ms Ward is registered with the charity and if you want to support this cause you can make further donations online at:





ring baby

Big congratulations to Mrs Rachel Gardner and her husband Dave on the birth of baby Luke January 25th


Further Congratulations to Ms Susan Helen who recently got engaged.


Vice Principal

In Mrs Andersons and Mrs Gardners absence Ms Rachel Johnson is our acting Vice Principal.



Ruth our new secretary has started and survived her first week. It’s great having her join the Burrow staff.


Half term:

School closed: Monday 20th February – Friday 24th February (inclusive)


A note from Rev. Brew and The Board of Management:

We are in regular consultation with our relevant bodies to seek advice, help and guidance on whatever matters arise; be it Howth Gardaí on school traffic problems or alleged attempted abductions or Tusla (child and family agency) on child protection issues and the school follows their advice and recommendations on all occasions. Please be assured that the safety and well being of all our students while under our care during school time, is our greatest priority.


Lynn Harley