Summer Holidays

The school will close for summer at 12 noon on Friday 28th June and re-open for all pupils on Monday 2nd September.

Please note there will be no postal deliveries to the school over the summer holidays and no facility to leave a telephone message. If you need to contact the school over the summer closure please e-mail the school, leitrimns@gmail.com. E-mails will be replied to, if necessary, the last week of August.

Art Project

Third and Fourth Class pupils participated in  competition to highlight the importance of sport and activity. Entries were of a very high standard and an external judge ranked the enteries as follows: –

First place: Patrick Keane

Second: Triatan McWeeney Wildes

Third: Jane Hanrahan

Special Merit going to: – Emma Walsh, Ciaran Haupt, Iarlaith Martin, Sarah Kerr, Traolach McGovern and Grace Pounch.

Images produced by the above nine children were incoroprated into the overall design of three large wall murals. Work commenced on the murals on Wednesday 26th June under the direction of Aengus Martin. The above nine children painted the background for the murals. This is a work in progress. When finished these murals will be displayed outside the school. Thank you Aengus for sharing your gifts and talents with the school.

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Congratulations Leitrim Hurlers

Congratulations to the Leitrim Hurlers on their recent success. We were delighted that members of the team (including past pupils) and management visit the school on Monday 24th June. Martin Cunniffe, manager, Declan Molloy, captain, Clement Cunniffe, Liam Moreton (past pupil), Enda Moreton (past pupil), Pauric McWeeney (past pupil).

Two members of the Cork Hurling team also visited: – Cathal O’Donovan and Ben Murray.

Some past pupils playing on the Leitrim Team were not in a position to the visit the school so we send them our congratulations: – Colm Moreton and Stephen Goldrick.

Thank you for sharing your success with us. We all now have something to aspire to!

Community Games/ Competitions Update

The last communication letter did not contain the names of all pupils that won medals in recent Community Games competitions.

Poppy Doherty won a total of 11 medals including: – gold medal in the u10 relay, a silver medal in the hurdles, a gold medal in the Connacht Championships u10 60m pairs event. Poppy will now complete in the All Irelands on 29th June. Best of luck Poppy.

Ríaghan Guckian was a member of the boys relays team. Ríaghanalso won a gold medal in the u12 boys 600m and will represent Letirim in the All Irelands in Limerick in August. Best of luck Ríaghan.

A large number of pupils participated and won medals in the PA Sweeney music competition on Saturday 15th June. Ciara Farrell, Hugh Bracken, Oscar Sweeney, James Gallagher, Savannah Coghlan, James Stenson, April Gilchriest, Giuliana Keane, Katelyn Murtagh, Aaron Gallagher, Amy Gilchriest, Grace Pounch, Jayden Reilly, Traolach McGovern, Ciara Walsh, Holly Misani, Jane Hanrahan, Mia Corcoran, Oliver Stenson, Alex and Toni O’Looney. Congratulations to everyone.

A number of pupils received medals for the PA Fundraising 5Km run/ walk on 15th June. Congratulations to everyone.

Best wishes to Iarlaith Martin, Donnacha Glancy and Sarah McTiernan as they participate in an International Boxing Competition in Dublin this weekend (Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June).

Best of luck to everyone participating in various competitions over the summer holidays. We look forwarding to hearing more good news in September.

6th Class Fundraising Summer Raffle and Bake Sale Update

6th class pupils, under the direction of Mrs McElgunn, with the assistance of Mrs Gardiner held a fundraising summer raffle on Wednesday 26th June. Thanks to everyone who sponsored or donated prizes and to everone who purchased tickets. 6th class also held a Bake Sale on Monday 24th June. In total (Bake Sale and Raffle) €870.75 was raised.

Congratulations to the following pupils who won prizes in the raffle: –

Class Prizes

Junior Infants: Ruby Cooke

Senior Infants: Conor McKiernan

First Class: Katelyn Murtgh

Second Class: Amy Gilchriest

Third Class: Philip Leonardi

Fourth Class: Chloe Fu

Fifth Class: Dwayne Sheehan

Sixth Class: Kayleigh Earley.

Emma Cooke, Zipit

Traolach McGovern, Carrick Cineplex

Daneille Peter Olabiyi, Carrick Cinepix

James Gallagher, Mulveys voucher

Seán O’Brien, Sports Direct voucher

Mike Leonardi, Leitrim Archery voucher

Bradley Whitney, Blueway Beauty voucher

Frankie Beirne, Aura voucher

Louis Glancy, Aura voucher

Savannah Coghlan, Aura voucher

Roisin Coyle, Aura voucher

Katie Ryan, Supermacs voucher

Eli Gallagher, Supermacs voucher

Eva Browne, Supermacs voucher

Libby McLoughlin, Sports Direct voucher

Jayden Leonardi, Conor Keane, Mark Mulvey and Emmanuella Peter Olabiyi won sports games/ equipment and/ or art/ colouring materials.

Congratulations to Ruby Cooke on guessing closest to the number of sweets in the jar. Ruby guessed 150 and there were 169 sweets in the jar. Enjoy!