Thursday, February 5, 2015

School note February 5th. 2015

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.                 

                  Maths Displays: Visitors to the school this week have admired the Maths Displays to be seen throughout the school. As part of our Numeracy strategy, each class has created a visual example of a topic they are studying in class. Adding machines, capacity, fractions, cardinal numbers and bar graphs are just some of the eye-catching displays to be seen. Well done to all involved.

                 Thanks to Ed Shanahan of Shanahan Hurleys who was guest speaker in Fifth Class last Thursday as part of the Junior Entrepreneur programme. Ed spoke of the challenges of running your own business. It was a most worthwhile experience and we are grateful to Ed for taking time from his busy schedule.

                Health Promoting Schools: . All classes are currently running every day in an effort to improve aerobic fitness. To find out what each class is doing, check the school website

The UL Sports Kids Run at the Great Limerick Run will take place on Saturday May 2nd. Entry fee €12 per child, of which €5 is donated to the school. Further details

                  Green School News: This year the school is working towards our third Green Flag. The theme is "Water". We will be holding a "Water Action Day" on Wednesday 18th February. Along with other activities there will be a fancy dress competition with a "Water" theme. There will be prizes for the best costumes made from recycled materials.

              Team Limerick Clean UP (TLC) takes place on Good Friday April 3rd. Children from Third to Sixth classes have today received registration forms with all necessary information.

             African Drumming Workshop: The school will host Wassa Wassa African Drumming workshops on Thursday and Friday February 12th. and 13th. All classes will participate. Cost €2 per child.

             MPCC Table quiz: Thirteen teams from this school, comprising 52 children in total, took part in the MPCCC Credit Union quiz last Friday night. Well done to all.

             Ballybrown Camogie Registration will take place on Friday 6th February 8pm-9.30pm in Ballybrown Clubhouse. €30 per child , €55 per family U18, €50 per adult. New players welcome - please bring a copy of birth cert.


Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons