February 2, 2017

New Year’s Newsletter

Dear Parents & Guardians,


A Happy New Year to one and all; I’m sure this is going to be a great one!


We had three students who won a colouring competition for tickets to attend the Baldoyle pantomime “Entangled”, so it’s well done to Conor Collopy, Jessica Lea and Jessica Newman on this achievement; I heard they all enjoyed their “night out”.


Some of our 3rd, 4th and 5th class students took part planting 300 trees in Baldoyle as part of the ‘Plant for the Planet’ initiative.  Delighted so many of our students participated in this environmental project, especially as it was during their weekend!



We are delighted to welcome Randal Henly back to the school this Wednesday 25th with his presentation of “Fun with Science”- an entertaining lecture and demonstration that shows how exciting science can be. This will be in the Hall for classes 3rd-6th.  Randal, who is currently the organist at St. Mary’s Church, does not request any payment for this, (typically €220) so we are really grateful to have him come out to the Burrow.



Ms. Lauren Burnby, a first year student from the Church of Ireland Centre in DCU, will be doing a teaching practice with Junior Infants in March and she will be with the class every Monday in February to observe.


May I remind any parents of children hoping to start school this coming September that our closing date for applications is January 31st.


Fiona, from “Get Smart Media” is instructing classes 2nd, 4th, 5th in iPad use and doing some fun and educational activities in editing, programming, animating and movie making. She will be with us until the February half term.


Dates for Diaries:

Leinster Squash try-outs : 4th-6th classes Girls 26th January and Boys 27th January

They will be accompanied to the tennis club @11.30 and returned by 1p.m. Please ensure they have appropriate gear and equipment with them on these days.


Cake Sale: Friday 27th January in the Hall after assembly. This is being organised by

4th class to raise money for large construction blocks for the infants to use for their Aisteir lessons. 4th class is hoping to reach the €290.00 target. 4th class and Junior Infants will be baking for the whole school.  Please make   sure everything is pre-sliced and easy to serve. It will be €1 for a bag of three home baked treats; please don’t give any more than €2, as we may run out, though 4th class are currently busy with food lists and recipes!




RSA Talk: On Monday 30th of January Emer, a representative from the RSA will be in to talk to Junior and Senior Infants about Road Safety.


Junior Infant vaccines will be administered on Thursday 2nd February.


Accord: On Friday, 10th February Accord will be in with 5th & 6th class instructing in the relationship and sexuality programme. Consent forms will be issued closer to the time.


Orienteering: As this is part of the P.E. Curricullum, 5th & 6th class will enjoy an orienteering session on February 15th. The Board of Management will fund the bus.


Running in Balheary: On Thursday 16th February, the second Balheary Running event with Fingal will take place for some students in 3rd – 6th class. The 3rd event will be on Thursday March 16th and the finals will be held on Tuesday April 4th in Morton Stadium in Santry. (the bus and entry to these events has been paid for previously).


Table Quiz:  The annual PA table quiz fundraiser and social night will take place on Thursday 2nd March, venue to be announced closer to the time.


School Musical: The School Choir will be putting on their musical “Annie” on Thursday 6th April @ 7.15 p.m. in the Hall. There will be a full dress rehearsal for the school students on Wednesday, 5th April.


Aqua Night:  This year it is on Monday the 24th April (immediately after Easter Holidays).  It is always a fantastic night run by the PA and generously hosted by Aqua and is our biggest fundraiser of the year.


Sports Day:  Saturday 17th June in Suttonians. Start training!


End of Year Service led by 6th class: This will be on Wednesday 28th of June @11:30am in Sutton Methodist Church; please note that St. Mary’s Church will be unavailable due to roof repairs. We will endeavor to have the whole school attend this service, but our numbers may be restricted due to space (details of this event are yet to be confirmed, but the date will remain as so).


Noyes for diaryPlease note that all ‘Dates for your Diaries’ will also be posted on the school website!


We are delighted to welcome Ruth Johnston to the Burrow J as our new secretary. She will commence work with us on Monday 30th January. A big “thank you” to Simona Bora (Andrei and Karina’s mum) for helping out in the office for the past two weeks.


And finally, we are looking forward to hearing good news from Mrs Gardner in the next few days!


Best wishes from all the Burrow Staff for a great 2017.


 Lynn Harley