7th September 2017
Welcome to the new school year. As the summer draws to a close we hope that everyone is returning to school with renewed energy after a lovely holiday. The summer brought us lovely long leisurely days and hopefully many precious memories with our families which we can draw on over the coming months.
It has been lovely meeting up again and so far everyone is setting in very well in these early days. Well done to everyone on an excellent start!
Our value for the month of September is Friendship. Our priority for the month will be helping children to become familiar with school/classroom procedures and expectations and establish a warm welcoming atmosphere in the school.
We are delighted to welcome so many new families and staff to our school and look forward to getting to know all the new personalities over the coming months. A very special welcome to our little Junior Infants who are settling in really well with their teachers Yvonne and Shauna, sna’s Ann/Colette and Bernie. We also welcome a number of children joining our Senior Infants-Sixth and Outreach classes who have received a very warm welcome from their teachers and class mates.
It has been a busy Summer for the B.O.M. with the recruitment of seven new teaching staff! In addition to career breaks/job sharing we have had two new permanent posts sanctioned by DES due to an increase in our pupil numbers last year and revision in our allocation for learning support. Over the summer we also received the news that Adrian was resigning his post to return to his teaching post in Oman, where he had taught previously. Adrian has been on the staff since 1998, our longest serving teacher! He has also been an assistant Principal with responsibility for Sports. He has left his own unique mark on the school through his warm personality, his teaching style which left a lasting impression on his pupils and his support and encouragement as a colleague. We wish him the very best of luck and happiness for the future.
We would also like to extend our best wishes to Fiona and Grainne who are on career break this year. Best of luck also to Edel who has left the school to take up a new post in Clondalkin. Edel has worked on the language/learning support team for the past few years. We would like to thank her for her huge commitment to the school and for sharing her love of soccer and many other talents so generously with staff and children.
We welcome Ann- Marie[Senior Infants], Yvonne[First class] ,Louise[outreach classes], Alanna[ subbing in fifth], Siobhan [sixth class]Claire[subbing in language support], Jenny[ subbing in language support], Susan[ sna subbing in outreach] . Best of luck to them and to all our staff as we begin the school year
Our first assemblies of the term will be ‘Welcome back to school’. Assemblies will take place on Thursday and Friday morning September14th and 15th starting at 9.10 a.m. This will be an opportunity to meet and greet each other and welcome new Staff and children. Our assemblies last approximately 30 mins. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us for assemblies throughout the year and we are always delighted to have Parents/Guardians in attendance. There will be advance notice on our newsletters. Join us if you can ….there will be a cuppa /chat in the meeting room following assembly.
Classes attending on Thursday mornings are as follows:
Yvonne[Jn. infants] Ann-Marie[ sn. infants], Derek[1st] Karen[2nd ] Ruth/Triona[3rd ] Jenny[4th ] Alanna[5th ] Donal[6th ] Sheena[outreach]
Classes attending on Friday mornings are as follows:
Shauna[Jn. Infants], Maeve[Sn. Infants], Yvonne N.[1st], Sharon[2nd ] Muireann[3rd], Therese[4th ] Catriona[5th ] Siobhan[6th ] Louise[outreach]
We will do a swap over of days in the second term.
We are currently recruiting for a part-time cleaner to join our cleaning staff. The post is for 15 hours weekly [Monday –Friday 3.00-6.00 p.m.]. Duties will be general cleaning of school and ability to work as part of a team. Please post or e-mail your applications to info@ letns.org.
Completion of Astro-turf
We would like to thank everyone in our school community for your support which enabled us to embark on the major project of re-surfacing our astro-turf. The work is now complete and looks fantastic. It is an excellent facility for our sports and playtime which we are so lucky to have available to us in the school. A special thanks to David Fennell, Mbaruke Johnson and Eoghan O’S hea from our B.O.M. and Executive committees for all their hard work behind the scenes and keeping the project moving over the summer. A big thanks from everyone in the school!
First Class to Sixth Class Parents, if you wish to register your child for RC classes for this school year, please attend on the first day of class – Thursday, 14th September 2017 at 4pm. You can register your child while they are in class.
With every good wish for the school year.