Thursday, March 14, 2019

School note March 14th

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

Congratulations to Ms Gibbons and her class whose project on Teachers and Cumann na mBunscol scooped First Prize at the Cornmarket Cumann na mBunscol Awards in Sligo last Friday night. This category was sponsored by the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) to mark the link between teachers and Cumann na mBunscol. The project highlighted teachers who have made their mark as players, coaches and GAA administrators.

                     Engineer Scott Ziglienski visited the school once again to conduct engineering workshops with all classes from First to Sixth last Friday.

                 "DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018-2019 Programme": Mass 5 is on this Saturday 16th March at 8 pm.  Children are asked to be in the church 10 church 10 minutes before Mass and please bring your candle.

               Healthy Eating: We are all 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.

                              Seachtain na Gaeilge: This is Seachtain na  Gaeilge. There are many activities taking place in the school. Parents can do your bit by  introducing simple phrases like 'Go raibh maith agat' and 'Fáilte romhat' to everyday speech.

                 Sr. Helen Culhane of the Children's Grief Centre has organised on conference on the theme of Children and Loss-  Supporting Children and Young People Affected by Loss Through Parental Separation, Divorce or Bereavement Venue: Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park, Limerick Date & Time: Friday 14th June 2019, 9.30 am - 1.30pm Registration: 8.30 am - 9.30 am. Booking on

for further details, email: Tel: 0879851733

                  Parents Association:       The Parents Association are holding a Colours Day tomorrow Friday March 15th. The school has a long association with Special Olympics and the Association will make a contribution to Special Olympics from funds collected. Each child to contribute €2 please.  

                Parents Association has organised a bag packing day in Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre on Saturday27th April from 10am to 4pm. Time slots are 10 -12pm/12-2pm/2-4pm We need your help to cover around 10 tills for a 2 hour slot during the day. Please phone or text Caroline Sheehan on 087-9276776 to let her know your availability. Your help would be very much appreciated. All funds raised go to school activities.

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons