Welcome back everyone and welcome on board to all our Junior Infants and new pupils. I hope you all had a lovely summer and you are all well rested. We are all looking forward to a very happy school year working together “Uile le chéile”.
As you are aware the installation of our Astro Turf has commenced. While this is great news for our school, it will cause significant disruption for all stakeholders, including yourselves. Please note message sent previously on Aladdin and Safety Notice below. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
General Purpose Fees 2019/2020
Thank you to everyone who has paid. Please note that the G.P. Fee in our school also covers Book Rental. To facilitate the distribution of books for the Rental Scheme we would appreciate if you could pay the book rental portion of your General Purpose Fee immediately. Homework journals will be distributed on Friday 6th September and will only be given to those pupils that have the book rental portion of the fee paid, or those families that have committed to the Easy Payment Scheme which is available through the office. The balance of the fees must be paid in full by Friday 20th Sept 2019. Please note that we do not have any facility in the school office for debit/credit card payments.
SAFETY NOTICE DURING WORKS
Yard Supervision in the mornings - the school grounds are only supervised from 8.35am in the mornings. Please do not leave your children into the school before this time.
Reminder to pedestrians - The Rosconnell gate entrance will be closed during works, so pupils should enter by the pedestrian entrance beside the main gate for the foreseeable future.
School Car Parking Issues -
Morning: if driving please use the set-down area immediately in front of the school and do not alight from your car. Parents of SEN children who hold a parking permit have two options: drive to the back of the school where the SEN buses park between 8.35am – 8.45am or use the regular drop off zone after 9.00am.
On a wet day, we expect traffic to be very busy. Please feel free to drop children from 8.30am – 9.00am on such mornings. Children can enter through the front door.
Afternoon: The set down area at the front of the school is only for parents of children with SEN who have a parking permit. All other parents must walk into the school
School Trips / walks: Parents / Guardians, please note there may be occasions when classes may leave the school grounds to go on nature walks during the year and on supervised walks to the library or the Liffey Linear Park in the town.
Aladdin – Final printed Thursday note.
All information for parents (including the Thursday note) will be available on Aladdin and printed notes will no longer be sent home with children after Thursday 12th September. Please ensure you are signed up to the Aladdin app in order to receive information. Please email the office if you have not accessed Aladdin previously and a link will be emailed to you.
Please ensure to put your child’s name on all Uniforms, Books, Lunch boxes, Sports gear etc
As directed by the DES, on 19th November the staff of our school will be attending compulsory Whole School Professional Development on the new primary language curriculum, therefore the school will be closed on that date.
Thank you for your co-operation with the above
Noreen Duggan Principal