Tuesday, 24th November: strike action by public sector unions. The Board of Management has decided to close the school to pupils. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Thursday, 26th November: In-service course for teachers (Learn Together curriculum and PE curriculum.) No school.
Wednesday, 2nd December: In-service course for teachers (PE curriculum.) Classes will finish at 12.30pm. Infants can be collected at 12.15.
Thursday, 3rd December: PTA after-school Drama (last class.)
Wednesday, 9th December: Staff meeting. Classes will finish at 12.30pm. Infants can be collected at 12.15.
Sunday, 13th December: PTA Winter Fair.
16th/17th and/or 18th December: End of Year performances. (Details to follow.)
Tuesday, 22nd December: End-of-Term. Classes will finish at 12noon. Infants can be collected at 11.45. School reopens 8.50am Thursday, 7th January 2010.
The children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes are busy rehearsing for their performance of Snow White and the Magnificent Seven. It’s now time to start making sets, costumes, etc.
Parents who can help in the areas of set designing, costumes, props or stage management are asked to meet with Chloe in the staffroom at 9am on Wednesday. All help greatly appreciated. We look forward to making Snow White a panto performance to remember! (If you can’t make it on Wednesday morning, but do want to help – then please let Chloe (Junior Infant teacher) know.
School Assemblies: Topics covered today included: healthy lunches, the playground ‘Buddy Bench’ and the work of the School Council.
Parent-Teacher meetings: The classteachers will continue to meet with parents over the coming weeks. The main dates for meetings are Monday, 23rd November and Tuesday, 1st December. The teachers have sent appointment letters to parents. (Meetings take place before and after school.)
Optional ‘Easy-Pay’ facility for school booklists: Example – pay €5 (per child) every Friday until the end of May = €120 approx. Send payments on Friday mornings only, in an envelope marked with child’s name, class and amount. On arrival, the children should give the envelope to their classteacher. The school secretary will collect the envelopes from the classrooms. No small change: notes or €1 and €2 coins only. Families with more than one school-going child: please send your entire payment in one envelope. The school will send statements to parents at the end of January and again at the end of May.