Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Review

The BOM are undertaking a review of the school Child Safeguarding Statement, Risk Assessment and Appendix B (Best Practice). These documents can be found on the school website under the policies tab. If you have any suggestions regarding the review of these documents please e-mail them to the school, leitrimns@gmail.com, before 1 p.m. on Wednesday 24th October.

Any comments or suggestions received after that time will go towards the next review.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Leitrim Primary Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Oran Butler, Harry Gancy, Ríoghan Guckian, Aodh Gavin, Ben Clarke and Bobby Hanrahan who participated in the Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. The boys came in third place and qualified for the Connacht finals on Saturday 13th October. We wish the boys the best of luck.

Thanks to Paula Butler and Madge Gavin for bringing the above pupils to the event. We were not in a position to enter any other pupils in other events.

School Closure

The School will be CLOSED on Friday 26th October as the school will be in used as a Polling Station for the Presidential Election.

The school will close for Mid Term Break at the usual times (2 p.m. for Infants and 3 p.m. for 1st to 6th class) on Thursday 25th October and re-open on Monday 5th November 2018.

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings will take place the week of Monday 22nd OCTOBER 2018. Most meetings will take place on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October. The school will close at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October (for pupils in 1st to 6th Class) to allow teachers have a short break before meetings begin. Infant classes will go home at 2 p.m. as usual on these days.

The school bus will collect pupils travelling by bus at 2:45 p.m. otherwise please make arrangements to collect your child/ children from school at 2:45 p.m. on both of these days.

Pupils cannot attend meetings and should not be on school grounds after 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October or during any arranged parent teacher meeting. Please make alternative arrangements for supervising your children during parent teacher meetings.

All meetings will be scheduled for 10 minutes. In order to keep all meetings to time please knock on the classroom door at your appointed time. Should you need additional time please arrange this with the teacher for another day/ time. All parent teacher meetings will take place outside of pupil contact/ teaching time.

Reminder: Should you need to talk to the principal at any stage all meetings with the principal will take place during the school day (between 9: 20 a.m. and 3 p.m.), by appointment. In line with the complaints procedure issued to all parents at the beginning of the school year (yellow page) you may need to speak to the relevant class teacher first before speaking to the principal.

If you need to contact a teacher or principal you may do so by writing a note in your child’s homework journal, telephoning or e-mailing the school to request an appointment.

Head Lice

Please check your child’s hair for head lice and treat if you find live lice. Keep treating, as directed and wash coats, hats and bed clothes. If one child in the family had head lice please check everyone! Thank you for your continued support dealing with this matter.