Wednesday, September 23, 2015

School note September 24th. 2015


Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    It has come to my attention that a number of children are dropped at school at an early hour. I wish to remind parents that the school cannot accept responsibility for children who are at school before 9 a.m.  The school provides morning supervision for 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9.15 a.m.daily to facilitate parents. It is not a playtime. It is assembly time. Parking space is at a premium each morning and evening. A number of parents are staying at school from 9 to 9.15 a.m. to watch their children play. This means there are no parking spaces available in the designated areas or parents are parking in bus spaces and in the Staff parking areas. Children are supervised in the Junior yard by Mrs Hodgins and the senior yard  by myself.   I would appreciate your co operation in this matter.            

                    Tomorrow Friday 25th. September is the last date to sign up for Allianz pupil personal accident insurance.

                     Cumann na mBunscol matters: Last Saturday morning, this school took part in the Ard Scoil Rís blitz, losing to the eventual winners. Our Under 13 girls football team played their first match of the season v St Nessan's NS in Mungret yesterday. The boys under 13 team play Lisnagry NS today in Clarina while the boys  Under 11 team play Our Lady Queen of Peace in the school pitch tomorrow Friday. Please check the school website for information on fixtures etc. . I would like to thank all the teachers involved for their interest and commitment and also the parents who provide transport each week.

                    Thanks also to all families who have paid the Art & Craft/Photocopying contribution. If you haven't got around to it yet, please contact Rosemarie at the school office.  

                MPCC Credit Union return to the school tomorrow, September 25th.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons



JIM O FARRELL EXHIBITION FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 : You are cordially invited to a viewing of the Indian paintings of Jim O'Farrell at the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick on Friday September 25 at 8.00pm. The exhibition will be opened by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. It will go on permanent display in Calcutta from December 5.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SAILOR'S HAGGARD MONUMENT in Newtown Clarina will take place on Sunday, September 27 at 3.00pm. This monument is dedicated to the memory of all those who passed through Newtown on their way to fish the tidal waters of the River Shannon.  It is the work of a group of local volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to create this commemorative site. Many of the volunteers come from the fishing community and in erecting this monument wished to capture this aspect of local history and to preserve the memory of the salmon fishing tradition.The blessing will be performed by Monsignor Michael Lane, and there will be short contributions on the history of the fishermen, a couple of songs and refreshments to finish. Do come along! For further details, contact Maura Byrnes at 087 2565443