Swimming tomorrow Friday 23rd Sept for Ms Hennessy’s 4th class, Ms Mullally/Ms Doherty’s 6th class and Ms Keaveney’s 6th class. NB: Swimming is a compulsory facet of the Primary School Curriculum as laid down by the Department of Education and Skills. All children are obliged to participate.
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. We will remind all parents/guardians nearer the date but we appreciate arrangements need to be put in place and we want to give as much notice as possible to everyone. Your child/children will need to be collected at 12.30pm and any child who goes home on the bus will be collected at that time also.
IN-SERVICE DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2017. Please note that the school has been directed by the Department of Education to hold a Compulsory In-Service day to facilitate training for teachers in the new Primary Language Curriculum. The school will be CLOSED on Monday 27th February 2017
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.
Grow-in-Love workbook (Jnr Infants to 2nd class only) has been purchased by the school and is available for all children at a rate of €5 per book. This workbook was omitted from the book list for this year in error, it is compulsory for all children. It is available from shops at a cost of €8.99 per book, but as a once off this year the school was in a position to purchase them at a reduced rate. Please purchase as soon as possible through your child’s class teacher.
COW – Cycle on Wednesday
As part of the school’s Active Flag and to encourage our children to be more active we are introducing a “Cycle on Wednesday (COW)” initiative. It started on Wednesday this week and we would like to see as many children as possible cycling to school. It is essential that everyone taking part observes the rules of the road, wears a high viz jacket, wears a cycling helmet and brings a lock for their bike. All children, and parents/guardians, should dismount their bike at the school gates and access the grounds through the pedestrian gates.
Intimidation We want to alert all parents/guardians that all children are entitled to go home from school free from intimidation. If you witness any of this kind of behavior please alert the school.
The Parents Association elected the following new members for 2016/17 at its AGM last evening:
Chairperson&Vice-Chairperson: Terest Noctor & Heidi Cooke
Secretary&Vice-Secretary:Pamela Grimes Dunne& EmmaMoore
Thursday Note and school information also available
on our website www.scoilnanaomhuilig.ie.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above.
BAG TO SCHOOL
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!
Scoil na Naomh Uilig Parents’ Association