Optional Halloween Dress Up

Pupils will be allowed dress up for Halloween this Friday 25th October. Nothing too scary or revealing please. No masks or hats will be allowed on the yard at break times. This is optional and pupils can also wear their school uniform, as normal, if not dressing up.

Parents Association AGM

The Parents Association will hold their AGM on Tuesday 12th November at 8 p.m. in the school. All parents are invited to attend. An agenda will issue shortly.

If you would like to become a member of the new Parents Association Committee please speak to one of the current committee members before the meeting: – Pauric Keane, Susan McGloin, Bryan Whitney, Kevin English and Ailish Keane.

The management and staff of the school wish to thank the curent committee for all their work over the past year and number of years.

Entering school for Parent Teacher Meetings

To see Infant Teachers: Ms Kilkenny and Ms Taylor, please use the Infant door

To see all other Teachers please use the door with the railing (not the main door).

Once inside the door with the railings follow signs: –

Turn left for Mrs McGowan

Straight ahead for Ms McGreevey, Ms Quinn and Mrs Griffin

Turn right and continue on the red corridor for Mr Blake and Ms Fallon

Turn right and right again for Mrs McElgunn, Mrs Ryan, Ms Clarke, Ms Greaney and Mrs Keaveney

Ms Clarke will meet parents in the Secretary’s office

Ms Greaney will meet parents in the staffroom

All other teachers will meet parents in their classrooms

Food Dudes

The school was invited to participate in Food Dudes this year.  This will commence on Tuesday of this week, 15th October and will run until 24th October for pupils in 2nd to 6th class and until 12th November for pupils in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First class.

During this time pupils will receive a small portion of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.  For example grapes and carrots, oranges and cucumbers, apples and mangetout, bananas and peppers.  Pupils are encouraged to taste the food every day and will be rewarded for eating the fruit with regular exposure to these foods.  Pupils will develop a taste for them and it is envisaged that pupils will continue to bring fruit and vegetables to school after the programme as part of their healthy lunches.

For the most part lunches are very healthy in the school.  We hope after this programme every pupil will bring fruit and or vegetable to school.  This cannot happen without the co-operation of all parents.

For the dates mentioned above you many send less lunch to school.  Any fruit or vegetables not eaten will be sent home in your child’s lunch box.

The site where the fruit and vegetables are packed is free from dairy, eggs, nuts, gluten and most seeds.  Kiwi is also not present on site.

School Calendar 2020

For the past number of years the school has sold pupil designed Christmas cards to raise school funds. This year, in addition to the pupils designed Christmas Cards, we would like to try a new project, a school Calendar for 2020.

We plan on taking a group photograph of children for each month. All children who have birthdays in January will feature in the January photograph. All children with birthdays in February will feature in the February photograph and so on. No names will be given and birthdays will not be indicated on the calendar. We do hope to include important school dates, that are known to us at the time of going to print. There is also an opportunity for 12 local businesses to advertise in our calendar as there will be a space on every month for a company logo. This will cost €50 per company.

Please see letter going home on Monday 7th October for more details. Please complete the attached consent form and return it to the school by this Friday 11th October. If we are going to organise this project this year we will need to take the photographs before Halloween. We will be in contact regarding exact dates later.