Thursday, October 20, 2011

School note Oct 20th


Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

The Recycling Day in aid of the Parents Association will go ahead tomorrow, Friday. Clothes, shoes etc to be dropped into the Halla by 10 a.m. Old mobile phones also accepted.

                   I wish to remind parents once again that the school will be closed for all pupils on Thursday next October 27th as the school is required as a polling station.

As a result of this, the Hallowe'en fancy dress will go ahead on Wednesday next October 26th. Sixth Class decorate the hall on the previous day.

                 The term of office of the current Board of Management expires on November 30th.2011. Please note that all families will receive a letter by post next week with information re the election of parent nominees to the new Board.

                Parking is still an issue. Some parents/ minders are parking in the area between the Car Park and the Staff Car Park, especially on wet days. This means that children on their way to the Car Park have to walk around cars moving in all directions. Safety of pupils is my only concern. 

             Third Class pupils have just finished a 6 week programme with John Clancy of Cycling Safety Ireland. Every child in the class is now able to cycle and has received training in road safety. This is an excellent programme and we are lucky to have Mr Clancy's expertise at our disposal.

            Well done to the Under 13 girls football team who reached the semi-final of the City Cumann na mBunscol league. Best wishes to the boys Under 13 team who play the Model School tomorrow in their semi final. Training for 3rd and 4th class boys continues with Mr Sheehy.

Maths Week is proving a great success. Pupils in all classes are busy doing Maths trails while the Problem of the Day is providing a challenge for all. The Problem of the Day may be seen on


Gach dea ghuí,




J. Lyons