May Newsletter

School closure: The school will be closed for a half-day on Wednesday the 1st of June @ 12 to facilitate in-service training. The school apologises for any inconvenience this would cause but unfortunately, it is unavoidable. We are closed for the June bank holiday Monday and are closed for the summer holidays on Thursday the 23rd at 12 pm.

Open day: We plan to officially open our library on Thursday the 9th of June at 11 am. We are inviting all parents (and we may be able to squeeze in a few grandparents also) to celebrate the reopening of our school. We feel the time is right to welcome everyone back in to see our changes to the school post covid. We will have small performances from each class on the day starting at 11 am. We plan to have a break then for tea and coffee and after the children will have their races for sports day. Everything should be over by about 1.30-2.00 pm. The junior/senior infant children will be first on stage at 11 am. Each performance will be around 10 minutes apart so parents can time when they arrive if they wish. The school is really looking forward to reopening to everyone again so mark your calendar. We will send out a survey out closer to the time to see how many adults will be coming so we can best organise it.

Open day for new junior infants: Our new junior infant parents are welcome to come and visit the school on Wednesday the 15th of June at 9.45. Both parents are invited. We will let the children meet their new teacher and the adults will have a quick information meeting and a chance to meet one another.

Fun run/walk: Our annual sponsored 5k walk will be taking place again on Tuesday the 17th of May @7pm at The Grainan estate in Burt. I would encourage everyone to turn out as it is a great social occasion while also gathering much-needed funds for the school. The sponsored walk cards are in the bags. Please return all cards to the office. The parents association is hoping for volunteers on the night so if you are available please let Claire Burgess know on 0044 7793560866.

Fundraiser: The Strain family have organised a fundraiser for the Gavin Glynn foundation on Friday the 13th of May in the Inishowen Gateway hotel. It promises to be a fantastic occasion with brilliant local Irish musicians booked for it. The Strain family looks to give back to this great organisation that helped them through a difficult time. They have seen first-hand how an organisation like this has positively affected their lives. Tickets are available in the office at school for €20 each.

Hurling and football leagues: We have completed our in-school leagues. The standard of hurling and football was of a very high standard. It gave the children and the teachers a great sense of normality .and the excitement it created around the school was really refreshing

Morning and afterschool: The school is really happy with how the morning and afterschool are going. There are limited paces available and if you wish to book your child for September please contact Bernie in the office.

Car park: I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the yellow box in the yard. Please do not park or move into this zone. Children are entering and exiting the school using this box. Please drive slowly into the car park.

Communion tea/coffee: The communion is on Saturday the 28th of May in Burt Chapel. There will be tea and coffee served after the communion in the school hall. Everyone is welcome. It is tradition for first-class parents to organise the tea and coffee for the second class parents so please contact Claire on 0044 7793560866 if available to help on the day and everyone is asked to help provide the food for the day. There will be a photographer at the church and the school. You can get your photos taken then if you wish. There is no obligation to buy the photos.

Confirmation: The confirmation will take place on Saturday the 4th of June in Fahan chapel at 11am.

Active/Arts week: This will take place the week after the June bank holiday. It promises to be a week full of activities and fun. You’ll have no problem putting them to bed for that week.

Nut-free zone: A reminder to all parents that the school is a nut-free zone.

My door is back open,

Séamus

(Didn’t mention covid once 😉 )

 

 

 

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