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)
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Here at MIPS we have a very enthusiastic bunch of parents who are hugely involved in our PTA . We provide support for our school and our children. PTA meetings are an excellent way of meeting other parents and getting involved in your child’s education.
Here is a quick update on how our PTA has been performing and our plan for the last 12 weeks of this school year. Where has this year gone??
Our PTA has had an excellent fundraising year. From our ‘Trick & Treats Party’ to ‘A Night at the Races’ our PTA has been hugely successful. Monies raised from events so far totals £5800! An amazing amount for such a small school.
The final fundraising event for this school year will be our annual Summer Fair. This has been a great success over the past few years, even the weather has been kind to us. Preparations will begin at our next PTA meeting on Friday 12th April @ 1.15pm. If you are free please come along, we are always welcoming to new, fresh ideas. Let’s make this our best Fair yet!
Within the PTA we have a small group working to explore grants that may be available to schools. If anyone has any knowledge within this field please speak with Paula Barr.
Throughout the year we have spent a healthy sum on updating our reading materials. With pupil numbers increasing massively each year we desperately needed to increase our quantity of reading books. We have had other small spends on school necessities. We are very fortunate to have a vast amount of space for outdoor play. We are planning on investing monies to purchase playground equipment for all pupils to enjoy.
Our school garden was on our PTA Agenda for this year. It needed a mini facelift and lots of TLC. With the amazing help from Halifax and the Ulster Bank, using their ‘give a day’ programme, it has been transformed. There has been an amazing amount of support and time offered by parents and local business (all named in school newsletter) so on behalf of our very grateful PTA, THANK YOU!
Onwards and upwards ….. fingers crossed before this school year is out we should have the outside of the school cleaned and painted in our school colour purple. We have a lot to discuss and plan at our next PTA meeting Friday 12th April @ 1.15pm in the school library. It would be fantastic to see and meet more of our parents. If you can, please come along and join in the craic.
Kate McVeigh, Chair of PTA