**NB!! Please note change in return date***
School will reopen after the summer holidays on ***Wednesday 29th August 2018!!***
School closed next week– the school will be closed for 4 days next week following the May Bank Holiday (Tuesday 8th May to Friday 11th May inclusive).
June Bank Holiday –the school will be closed on Tuesday 5th June also.
Swimming last lesson tomorrow, Friday 4th May for Ms O’Brien’s 3rd class and Ms Hennessy’s 4th class.
Swimming starts for Miss Kelly’s 3rd and Mr O’Toole’s 3rd classes on Friday 18th May.
The school raised almost €900 for our Civvies Day on Friday last which we have sent to Autism Ireland. A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraiser, your generosity is appreciated.
Flag Raising Ceremony:
We are delighted to have been awarded our Active School Flag.
We will be having our Flag raising ceremony on May 23rd and the Army No. 1 band will be attending to help us celebrate the occasion!
We are having great fun during our Active Week. Our 1k walk has been postponed until tomorrow.
On Friday, we will also have our active school assembly, straw hunt for infant classes and our guest speaker, Patrick Monahan will be coming in to talk to us. Patrick is a Kildare man who became involved in wheelchair racing in recent years. He has successfully defended his title as wheelchair winner of the Dublin City Marathon. Patrick qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, for both the 800m race and the Marathon.
First Holy Communion our 2nd class pupils are preparing for their First Holy Communion which will take place on Saturday 19th May. This is a very special day for all of our 2nd class children and I would ask you to remember them in your prayers.
Reduction in GP Fee
The Board of Management is aware of the constant financial pressures on parents/guardians and in recognition of this, has decided to reduce the GP and Book Rental fee as follows:
1 child €80
2 children €150
3 or more children €200
As was the case last year, we are separating the Book Rental from the GP fee. In order to facilitate the purchasing of books and equipment, we are asking that you pay the Book Rental portion of the fee, prior to the end of this school year.
Book Rental to be paid before 6th July:
Senior Infants to 6th class (inclusive) €50 per child
The payment of the GP fee covers 24 hour insurance, school journal, photocopying, folders, art materials, paper, charts, library books, crayons and colouring pencils, white boards, handwriting books, gymnastics, guitar, dance, safe cycling lessons, as well as the provision of laptops and iPads for the children.
GP fee to be paid before 14th September as follows:
1 child €30
2 children €50
3 or more children €50
There is an example spreadsheet with a breakdown of payment on the school website for further clarification.
If you require further information please contact the school office.
(Thanks for your continued support and co-operation.)
School Uniform Sale
The School Uniform Sale will take place in the school on Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th of May from 12.00noon to 4pm. All items will be 10% less than the shop price on those dates.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above.