Holidays and closures 2017/ 18
Term begins Tuesday 30th August 2017
(Please note 30th and 31st August half days, no school dinners. School finishes at 12:00pm)
School Development Day (closed for pupils): 20th October 2017
Autumn Half term break: 30th October- 3rd November 2016 (inclusive)
Christmas break: 21st December- 4th January 2018
Spring Half term: 12th – 16th February 2018
Easter break: 29th March – 9th April 2018 (inclusive)
School Development Day (closed for pupils): 10th April 2018
May bank holiday: 7th May 2017
School Development Day (Closed for pupils): 25th May 2018
Bank holiday: 28th May 2018
School finishes: 29th June 2018
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Hi Everyone and welcome back to our last term of this school year! My how time flies……
Last term was tremendous for us in terms of fundraising. From PJ Day to the Night at the Races we did brilliantly, in fact so well that the iPads have now been purchased and delivered to school. A massive thank you to all of you who helped in raising the £4000 needed.
This term we have a few new fundraising events planned. On Friday 27th April there is a bag pack at Iceland, Doagh Road. Sharon has arranged this and is looking for volunteers to fill the time slots. We have a provisional venue for a ‘Wine and Cheese Tasting’ evening to be held at Merville House (@ Merville Garden Village). At the minute we are struggling to find a Wine Host that doesn’t charge a fortune for their services. The purpose for the event after all is to raise money. If anyone would have a contact within this field, please speak to me.
The Summer Fair/Summer Fun Day is to be held a Saturday morning in June. This has always been a huge success for us, last year we even had the sunshine! More on this to follow – time/date and arrangements will be discussed at our next PTA meeting. Remember everyone is a part of our PTA, it would be lovely to see more of you at the meetings.
The Business Design Posters are ongoing. This takes pressure off us to raise money and is a great way for the children to get involved in fundraising. The children love to draw. It is also a great way for local businesses to get involved with their local school! For further information on this please speak with Emma McAuley.
I have just spoken with one of our local business supporters, Garry @ GB Fitness. Garry has been very generous supporting our Business Design Posters and offering ballot prizes. This time he wants to hold a Table Quiz Evening, date to be decided, with all monies raised being donated to MIPS PTA. More info on this to follow. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Garry for being so supportive of our school.
Lastly on behalf of the staff, pupils and myself I would like to say a huge thank you to all the mums, dads, grannies, grandads, aunties, uncles and friends who continue to support us. Could I also thank those who attend PTA meetings and those of you who don’t but who are always there to offer support when needed. Our PTA wouldn’t be a success without you.