Welcome back to all our new and not so new parents and children. We are all settled back to school and looking forward to the year ahead. There is a real sense of enthusiasm and purpose around these days which is very encouraging.
Congratulations to all our past pupils who have received their Junior cert and Leaving cert results which are among the highest achieved in both Secondary schools.
Book rental is set at €40 per child and is due before 30th September. Please do not let payment go past this date as many hours can be wasted sending reminders.
Calling to school.
In the unusual event that you wish to collect your child early from school, to attend doctor or dentist for example, please call into the office, sign him/her out and your child will meet you there. Also, in the event of your child becoming unwell at school they will be brought to the office . This applies to all classes.
The morning club is run as a voluntary measure by the school to help parents who wish to drop off children on their way to work. It begins at 8.30 a.m. and you should always check that the gates are open and a teacher is present before leaving your child.
A short course “your child beginning school” will take place over two evenings towards the end of this month. During these evenings you will get a chance to discuss your hopes for your child at school and to ask questions about the school day. It also gives you an opportunity to meet other parents. You will receive details later.
Names on Jumpers
Please put your child’s name on his/her jumper. When they are mislaid they are very difficult to find. There are over 200 of them and they all look the same !
Staff Training Day
On Tuesday Sept 29th the children will go home at 12.30 p.m. as the teachers are having a training day .
Assembly will be hosted by Senior Infants on Friday November 6th and all the parents and grandparents of those children are invited to enjoy the assembly . This will be followed by tea/coffee.
UNICEF Refugee Appeal
We are holding a non uniform day to raise funds for Unicef who are finding difficulty financing the needs of all the Syrian refugees. They have had to turn people away from camps hungry. This will be held on Friday 25th Sept. Donations from €1
Ms Mc Laughlin’s class and Mrs O Mhurchu’s class have P.E. on Mondays. They should come to school wearing their track bottoms and polo shirt.
Mrs O Toole’s clas and Mrs Mc Dermott’s have P.E. on Tuesdays. They should come to school wearing track suit bottoms and polo shirt.
Mrs Mc Monagle’s class have P.E. on Thursdays. They should come to school wearing track suit bottoms and polo shirt.
Ms Connaughton’s class have swimming on Thursdays. Please see permission slip at the end of this note.
Mr Kelly’s class have P.E. on Thursdays . They should bring their P.E. kit with them to school.
Football at playtimes
Children will play football on the school pitches at playtimes. Their uniform and shoes will get mucky as a result. If you want to prevent this from happening please send in old track suit bottoms, which they can pull on over their uniform ,and old trainers. Each child will be provided with a place to keep these in the cloakrooms. If your child wants to take a ball to school, he/she should carry this in a bag .
After Schools Clubs
Sports On Fridays Mr Kelly will take football from 3.00-4.00 p.m. for 4th, 5th and 6th class.
Singing Club Maureen’s singing club takes place on Tuesdays fro 3.00-4.00p.m.
Children for the school choir sing at Mass on the last Sunday of each month in Burt Church. The first of these is on Sunday 27th Sept at 11.15 a.m.
The school operates a savings scheme. Children from 1st class and upwards can bring €1 or more each Tuesday and saving stamps are bought for him/her. These are placed on a card. When the card is full it may be redeemed by you at the post office or placed in a post office book which you keep for your child.
If you are new to the school ,or if you aren’t, joining the parents’ Assoc. is a great way to integrate with other parents. The Association had a brilliant year organising our reunion last year. They put in a huge effort and the events were a brilliant success. The Association always wants new members. If you feel you could contribute in any way you would be very welcome. Its existence is vital to the school.
Reminder : No nuts allowed at school due to allergies