Thursday, January 23, 2014

School note January 23rd 2014


Dear parents,

                    If you wish to enrol your child in Junior Infants for school year 2014-2015, please note that the closing date for applications is 3 p.m. tomorrow Friday January 24th. If you have children in the school already, it is still necessary to apply by the date above.

'Do This in Memory' programme: Mass for children who will be making their First Holy Communion this year will take place in Ballybrown Church on Saturday January 25th. at 8 p.m. All members of the choir are asked to attend at 7.45 p.m.  First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday May 24th. 2014.   Next week is Catholic Schools Week and a range of activities will take place in the school.

                    Clan Cluana Theatre Company will visit the school on Tuesday February 4th. to put on a performance of the story of Setanta for pupils from Second to Sixth Classes. €3 per child. Please give the money to your class teacher.

                 Healthy Eating: All of us are aware of the problems of childhood obesity and the implications in later life. We have been operating a very successful Healthy Eating policy in the school for many years now. It needs parental co-operation for success. Cereal bars, chocolate bars, even as 'treats' are not allowed. Fruit, sandwich, water are all a child needs. Nothing could be simpler, easier to prepare, healthier or cheaper. I urge all parents to put your child's health first.

               Fourth Class are currently attending swimming classes in Askeaton Leisure Centre. The school is grateful to Michelle Waters and Brigid Leahy for giving of their time to accompany Mr Hodnett and the class.

             At Assembly last week, I asked the children to remember one Golden Rule: 'Be Nice to Everyone.' I urge you to repeat this message.

                    Please check the school website to keep yourself informed of upcoming events, including Community Games news.

Gach dea ghuí,


J. Lyons