Balyellis N.S Parents’ Associatio​n

The P.A. will be holding a cake sale to raise funds to go towards the
school development on Sun 15th of April after mass in Askamore. All
home-baking donations would be greatly appreciated, or alternatively
come along and show your support financially.

There was a good representation from the school at the meeting in Bree
last Thurs night to protest at the proposed cutbacks in rural schools
following December’s budget. This however was only the first step and
every parent will be required to play a part if we are to achieve our
goal. Any further meetings/protest marches or whatever is deemed
appropriate will be well advertised and all support would be
appreciated. If the proposed cutbacks are implemented we are in danger
of losing our 4th teacher and also our resource/learning support
teacher whose hours would be cut. This would have a very negative
effect on the school as a whole and we need to fight to hang on to
what we have got. We are not looking for any more, just to maintain
what we have.

On a more positive note, planning permission has been granted for the
extension and it is hoped work will commence on this shortly after
Easter.

Finally, if anyone has any ideas for the Field Day or just wants to
lend a hand with the organising of it, please feel free to contact any
of the committee.

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