Newsletter November 9th
9th November 2017
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Hope you all had a lovely midterm break ! We have a busy few weeks ahead and in this newsletter we would to update you on what’s happening in the month of November.
Our value for the month is tolerance… we will be focussing in particular on promoting tolerance for each other’s differences. In our ethical core curriculum our world religion is Hinduism. Our assemblies will take place on November 30th and December 1st, led by Caroline’s third [Thursday] and Muireann’s 3rd [Friday].
Next week November 12th-16th is national Science week. We have organised a number of activities to promote Science and raise awareness of its importance in our lives. We have organised a Science Week Invention Competition for children to complete at home. Please see poster attached. We hope with your encouragement that lots of children will get busy, using their imagination and creativity during these dark evenings to create their own inventions. Our plan is to create our own science museum in the school library at the end of the week and give everyone an opportunity to view the amazing inventions !!
We are aware that many of you … Parents/ friends in our school community have careers in the field of Science and who may be willing to come in during the week to help us to celebrate Science week by sharing your expertise with some of our classes or with your child’s class We would love to hear from you. Please contact Veronica at the school office if you think you can help.
Our second and fourth classes will have tag rugby this term with Robert Mullins rugby Ireland and his assistant Aidan. We hope they have lots of fun.
Our Parent/ Teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday November 22nd and Thursday 23rd, expect for the following:
Maeve Senior Infants….. Tuesday 21st and Wed. 22nd
Jenny 4th class….. Tuesday 21st and Wed 22nd.
Sheena’s Friday November 24th and Louise’s December 1st.
We encourage all Parents/ Guardians to avail of this opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at school and how home and school can work together to continue to support and encourage your child’s learning.
School will finish at 2.15 p.m. for all classes on Wed 22nd and Thursday 23rd . Each meeting will last 10minutes. There will be an opportunity for you to book an appointment for your meeting on Tuesday14th, Wednesday 15th, and Thursday 16th of next week from 8.15a.m.each morning. To avoid any unnecessary delay for Parents, sign up sheets will be left on tables outside reception. Appointments to meet any of the special education team can be made through Veronica at the school office. Sheena and Louise will make their own arrangements with Parents of children in their classes. We ask Parents/Guardians who are unable to attend on the designated dates to put a note in your child’s school journal and your child’s teacher will try to facilitate you at an alternative time.
We have put some great photos of our recent celebrations on our website….. lovely memories of the day for you to enjoy. Many thanks to Stephen and Tina.
With best wishes for a happy and successful term ahead.