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Newsletter 9/1/13

9th January 2013

Download file "Parent Group Invite - Jan 13.pdf"

Download file "Pamper Evening Poster-Jan 13.pdf"

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

Events this term :-



Monday 7th January

Steve Colley motorbike demonstration for Year 2 pupils.

Wednesday 9th January

Jubilee Tots toddler group recommences 1.45 pm - 3 pm.

Thursday 10th January

Swimming starts for Years 5 & 6.

Thursday 17th January

Fran O’Boyle Storyteller to visit the juniors.

Friday 18th January

Mr Winstanley Deputy headteacher at Ballakermeen to meet Year 6.

Thursday 24th January

Reception parents workshop on maths led by Mrs Peirce.

Tuesday 29th January

Pamper evening 7 pm - 9 pm based at the infant site.

Thursday 7th February

Valentine Discos - based at the infants site.

Infants 5.30 pm - 7 pm and Juniors 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm.

Monday 11th - Friday

15th February inclusive

Half Term.

Tuesday 19th February

Parent Interview evenings - 4 - 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 20th February

Parent Interview evenings - 4 - 5.30 pm.

Monday 25th February - Friday 8th March

Fairtrade Fortnight

Thursday 7th & Friday

8th March

Hockey Festival - Years 3 & 4

Friday 8th March

World Book Day.

Tuesday 12th March

Netball Festival - Years 4, 5 & 6.

Wednesday 13th March

Last Jubilee Tots meeting for Spring Term.

Monday 18th March

Decorated egg competition and Easter Eggstravaganza.

Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th March

Manx Folk Awards.

Thursday 21st March

Easter services at St Ninian’s Church.

Friday 22nd March

Term ends.

Monday 8th April

Summer term begins.

Pamper Evening

The Friends of Scoill yn Jubilee are holding their annual Pamper Evening on Tuesday 29th January from 7 pm to 9 pm in the infant school. There will be a whole range of beauty, craft, food demonstrations and opportunities to sample. Tickets are £5 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets will be available from the school offices from Monday 14th January. The event will have excellent raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will be available each afternoon in both playgrounds from Monday along with Pamper Evening tickets.

Reminder - Registering Children for September 2013

In the next two weeks the Department of Education and Children are collecting final numbers for Reception classes for September 2013.This information contributes towards the allocation of staffing across the island’s schools. It is very important to send in accurate figures and therefore we request that if you, or anyone you know living within our catchment area, have not yet registered a child, please can you do this as soon as possible. We need to have all registration forms completed by the end of school on Wednesday 16th January. Thank you.

Dinner/Juice and Snack reminders

Payments are now due and if you have not already done so please would you send in your money as soon as possible. Thank you.

Half Term

Full Term

End of Year

Cheque Payable

Dinners (Infants and Juniors)




IOM Government

Milk only (Juniors)




IOM Government

Juice only (Juniors)




Ballaquayle School

Juice and Snack (Juniors)




Ballaquayle School

Snack only (Infants and Juniors)




Ballaquayle School

Juice/milk and Snack (Infants)




Ballaquayle School

Juice/milk only (Infants)




Ballaquayle School

Year 6 Venture Centre Week

Just a reminder that the next payment of £35 is due by 28th January. Thank you.

Parent Classes

Please find a separate letter with this newsletter inviting you to attend a weekly parent group for parents of both infant and junior children run by Mrs Taghinejad and Mrs Murphy for pare.

Mini Clubs

The next FILMCLUB events will be on Friday 18th January finishing at 4.15 pm (Year 2 infants) and 4.30 pm (juniors). The Year 2 film is Puss in Boots, rated as U certificate. The junior film is Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 - Roderick Rules (U certificate).

At the end of the films Year 2 children will leave by Miss Gray’s classroom. Year 2 children not attending FILMCLUB will leave at 3.15 pm out of Miss Quilliam’s door. Junior children can be collected from the school hall.

If any Year 2 or Junior child wishes to attend please could you complete the slip attached. There are no number limits for the FILMCLUBs.

MSR Clubs for Juniors

The MSR clubs held during the Autumn Term have now finished. For the Spring Term MSR are offering:

  • Years 3 & 4 Mondays 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Hockey for boys and girls
  • Years 3 & 4 Tuesdays 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Netball for boys and girls.

MSR Clubs will commence 14th and 15th January. Please complete the attached slip and return to the junior school office. Places for MSR clubs will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Infant Choir

If any children in Year 2 (who haven’t already sent in their slip) and Year 1 would like to join the Infant Choir led by Miss Honner and Miss Bell each Monday lunchtime, then please complete and return the slip at the end of this letter to the infant office. The club will commence on 14th January at 12.30 pm.

Diarrhoea and Vomiting Illness-Notice from Department of Education and Children

You may be aware from recent media reports that the level of sickness caused by norovirus – diarrhoea and/or vomiting has been much higher than in previous years. You may also be aware that the virus spreads easily between people and if introduced into semi-closed settings such as schools or care homes, the virus can spread rapidly.

We want to ensure that norovirus outbreaks do not lead to school closures. To help us achieve this we would like to request you to observe the following:

  • If your child has vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please do not send your child to school.
  • Please do not take your child to hospital or GP surgery. If you need medical advice, please contact your GP or MEDS by phone.
  • Practice good hygiene especially hand washing.
  • Follow the “48 hour rule”: please do not send your child back to school for 48 hours after all the symptoms have stopped, because the child continues to excrete the virus during this time. The most common cause for outbreaks is believed to be failure to follow the 48 hour rule.

For further information on norovirus, please refer to: http://www.gov.im/health/services/Public_Health/HP/CD/dv_norovirus.xml

NSC Swimming - Years 5 & 6

The children will be swimming on Thursday afternoons starting this week on Thursday 10th January 2013.

An alteration to previous times, Miss Keig’s class will now leave at 1.10 pm and Miss Westcott’s class will now leave at 1.30 pm.

All children will be asked to bring with them on that day fitted swim wear (baggy shorts are not permitted as they hinder the learners progress), towels and swimming hats for those children whose hair comes down onto their neck. If your child has long hair please would you consider tying this up on Thursdays.

As goggles can hinder a child’s ability to work in water the swimming instructors suggest that these are not worn. If you wish your child to wear goggles then a letter from yourself will be needed.

If it is possible please would you consider putting your child in trousers on the day we swim as these are often quicker and easier to put on than tights. All earrings will need to be removed prior to coming to school please. Any child with newly pierced ears will be unable to swim.

If your child has had stomach bugs or colds then they are advised not to swim for 48 hrs after being ill. Please do send in a letter if this affects your family.

If any adults are available from your family on a Thursday afternoon and can help support with swimming please can you contact your child’s classroom teacher. Your help will be much appreciated.

Christmas Play Charity Collection - “Decaf”

We are pleased to inform you that we raised a total of £499.33 from the two sites which we are able to send to this new island charity. Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Green


Infant Choir - Year’s 1 & 2

I would like my child to attend the Infant Choir with Miss Honner and Miss Bell Mondays 12.30 pm – 1 pm for the Spring Term.

Name of Pupil ________________________________ Class_____________

Parent/carer Signature __________________________ Date___________


Junior Mini Club

I would like my child to attend:

Year 3/4 Hockey on Mondays 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm starting on 14th January

Year 3/4 Netball on Tuesdays 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm starting on 15th January

(please tick)

Name of Pupil ________________________________ Class_____________

Parent/carer Signature __________________________ Date___________


Year 2 Infant and Junior FILMCLUB

I would like my child to attend the following FILMCLUB on Friday 18th January:

Year 2 Infant FILMCLUB to see Puss in Boots (Cert U) finishing at 4.15 pm.

Junior FILMCLUB to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 - Roderick Rules (Cert U)

finishing at 4.30 pm.

Name of Pupil ________________________________ Class_____________

Parent/carer Signature __________________________ Date___________

Download file "Parent Group Invite - Jan 13.pdf"


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