Saint Vincent DePaul Appeal

Thank You so much to everyone who has so generously contributed to the Saint Vincent DePaul Hamper Appeal. The response has been amazing! There s still time to contribute if you have not already done so. Final date for contributions is Friday 14th December 2019.

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Réaltaí Na Seachtaine!

Réaltaí Na Seachtaine!

 Well done to all Stars Of The Week – we’re sure Santa will hear all about the excellent work you have been doing in school! Be proud of all you are achieving!

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Réaltaí Na Seachtaine!

Réaltaí Na Seachtaine!

 Well done to all Stars Of The Week – we’re sure Santa will hear all about the excellent work you have been doing in school! Be proud of all you are achieving!

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December Newsletter

Christmas is coming  We are really busy preparing for Christmas. Each class is practicing for plays, concerts and carols. This is a magical time in a Junior School and the anticipation levels continue to rise. On Friday 15th we’ll have a very special visitor. Santa is coming courtesy of our Parents Association to visit all classrooms. Each class will issue invitations to parents to attend the Christmas show. You are all most welcome. There is no charge and this is an opportunity for parents and grandparents to share in the magic of Christmas.

Parent / Teacher meetings    Our meetings were held last week and the attendance was excellent. This is a great opportunity to speak with your child’s teacher and to be updated on progress. If at any other time, you need to speak with a teacher please make an appointment so that the teacher has time to arrange supervision for her class.

Vincent de Paul hampers     Each class is making up a hamper of foodstuff / sweets / toys to be distributed to needy families at Christmas. Our local conference of St. Vincent de Paul is extremely grateful for your continued generosity.

General Regulations             We remind you that dogs are not allowed on school grounds. A number of parents have pointed out that their children are nervous around dogs so please leave your pets at home. Only staff cars, or those with special permission, are permitted to drive into the school. We are precluded from allowing the children into the building before 9.20am. This is an instruction from our Insurance Company. Under Health and Safety our pupils cannot be allowed unsupervised access to the building. On very wet mornings the obvious answer is to leave a bit later and time your arrival for 9.20 / 9.25am when the doors will be open. There is no need for any children to be in the playground from 9 O’Clock. In this regard we must remind you that all children should be accompanied and supervised until 9.20am. In the event of frosty weather the Junior Infant soft surface playground is strictly out of bounds as it becomes slippery.

 

Skipping workshop   Our 1st / 2nd Classes had a most enjoyable skipping workshop on Wednesday. The children showed great expertise and we are encouraging them to continue this form of exercise.

Aistear            Our Junior Infant classes are following the Aistear programme. This is a multi disciplinary approach to learning. It is a language programme and is play based. It provides the children with opportunities to develop their oral language in role play situations. Thank you to all parents who have contributed materials to the classes.

Congrats:       Congrats to Teresa Lea on the birth of baby Grace in November. The class is now being taught by Ms. Caroline Keating.

Nollaig Shona                        I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019.

Our school closes at 12noon on Friday, December 21st and

Re-opens on Monday, January 7th 2019.

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