Thursday, September 17, 2015

School note September 17th, 2015

Dear parents,
                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.
                    Parking: Parking is a constant problem. There are now six buses or mini buses servicing the school. All the area to the left of the main gate as one enters the school is  designated Bus Parking only, apart from one disabled spot. Parents must not park there. The area to the right of the school gate is Staff Parking only. Parents are requested to use the Resource Centre carpark and the Church carpark.
Please do not walk through the Staff Carpark.
                  It is important to collect children promptly at end of school day. Children not collected must wait inside the school grounds until they are collected. 
               Homework: Please check your child's Homework Diary every night, Monday to Thursday. It is a good idea to sign the Homework Diary and check that homework is being done properly.

               Closing date for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance is  Friday Sept. 25th
               I would like to express my gratitude to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m. €35 per child or €60 per family.
               Open Nights for pos-t primary schools will go ahead during the months of September and October. If your child is in Sixth Class this year, it is important to attend these occasions before you make your choice of secondary school. Common Application Forms will issue later this term. The closing date for application is early January.
            Finally, I am delighted to welcome Ms Helen Nolan, the newest member of the teaching staff. Ms Nolan is teaching Sixth Class. She joins the staff as part of a Teacher exchange which sees Ms Day move to take up a teaching position in Dublin.  

Gach dea ghuí,

J. Lyons

CLASSES IN THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE : The centre is a hive of activity with a variety of classes going on everyday. While a few are booked out there are places remaining in most so it's not too late to join. Call in or contact the centre at 061 353140 / 086 0795308 to enrol, check times and dates or get further information.
An information meeting, 'Strategies & Support for Children with ADHD' takes place on  Wednesday September 30th in Castletroy Park Hotel. 8 p.m. Admission €5.