Swimming tomorrow Friday 30th Sept for Ms Hennessy’s 4th class, Ms Mullally/Ms Doherty’s 6th class and Ms Keaveney’s 6th.
NB: Safety on the way to school - It has been brought to our attention that there has almost been a number of serious road safety incidents involving students from our school community on the railway bridge on the way to school in the mornings. The traffic is very busy at this time of the morning and everyone is in a hurry. The safety of all our school community is important to us. Please instruct your child/children to take care while crossing the bridge and to follow the rules of the road contact the office.
Due to financial constraints the working hours of the office staff has been reduced. To ease the pressure on their time please remember to give lunches, sports gear etc to your children before coming to school.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – 2 SCHOOL CLOSURES
In-Service half-Day for Diocese
The children will go home early on Thursday 24th November at 12.30pm to facilitate an In-Service Day for the Diocese.
IN-SERVICE DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2017. The school will be CLOSED on Monday 27th February 2017 to facilitate training for teachers in the new Primary Language Curriculum.
General Purpose Fees 2016/2017
Thank you to everyone who has paid the G.P. Fee. All fees should be paid in full at this stage. If you have not paid please contact the office.
COW – Cycle on Wednesday
We had a great response to our “Cycle on Wednesday (COW)” initiative. We would encourage as many children as possible to try to participate. Two classes per week get an opportunity during the day to cycle their bicycles on the school campus for exercise and as part of road safety awareness.
Grow-in-Love workbook (Jnr Inf to 2nd class only) – reminder to all children in these classes to bring €5 into class for the workbook immediately.
Drama Classes –The Kildare Youth Theatre drama project “Crooked Mice” are offering weekly drama sessions to children for €2 per workshop commencing Saturday mornings in the school hall this October for 7 to 13 years.
Free App – Infants Classes
As you know we follow the Jolly Phonics Programme in the infant classes. The Jolly Phonics App is free to download at the moment and would be very useful for you as parents to use.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above.
The Parents Association is running a clothing collection in conjunction with Bag2School Ireland.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection you have an opportunity to sort through your wardrobes and donate any unwanted textiles in the bag provided.
This can include adult and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags and teddies.
Please NO Duvets, Pillows, Curtains, Bedding, Towels or End-Of-Life Clothing
This will raise funds for the school and The LauraLynn House will also receive an additional 10% from Bag2School. The LauraLynn House is the only Children’s Hospice in Ireland.
In addition it will raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
Bags will be distributed to each child on Thursday 6th October and should be brought back to school on Monday 10th October. Please try to fill as many bags as you can, don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well! You can return clothes in any kind of bag.
Many thanks for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity!