HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES 2018/ 19
August 30th & 31st 2018- half days (12:30 finish)
October 26th – School Development Day 1 (closed for pupils)
October 29th – November 2nd – Half term break
December 21st 2018- 3rd January 2019 – Christmas break & School Development Day 2
January 4th– First day back
February 18th – 22nd –Half term break
March 18th – School Development Day 3 (closed for pupils)
April 16th– April 26th – School Development Day 4 & Easter break
April 29th – First day back
May 6th– Bank Holiday
May 24th– 27th – School Development Day 5 & Bank Holiday
June 28th– Last day of term
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.