Thursday, October 10, 2019

School note October 10th


Dear parents,

                     The children in Fifth and Sixth classes visited Curraghchase today as part of National Tree Week activities.

                  Girls football: The Under 13 girls football team qualified for the City Final yesterday when they defeated St Paul's NS in torrential rain. The boys play JFK on Tuesday October 15th in Clarina in their semi final.

                   Dates for your Diary:  Fr Cussen  has informed me that  Confirmation will take place on Tuesday February  18th at 10.30 a.m. in Ballybrown Church

Children in Second Class will receive First Holy Communion on Saturday  May  16th at 11 a.m.

                    Parent- teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday 16th and Thursday October 17th from 3.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. All parents will receive notification of their appointments this week.   Please check your child's bag.

           Note: Homework Club will not take place on either of those days.

                The Primary Schools Cross Country Championship will take place Wednesday October 16th in Limerick Racecourse, weather permitting.

                    Do this in Memory Program (2nd Class Parents) - This year Fr. Cussen has introduced an Enrolment Mass to the program. This will take place this coming Saturday 12th October at 8 p.m. At the end of this Mass, each child will receive a book and their Communion candle.  Packs have also been distributed to the pupils with details of the remaining 8 Do this in Memory Masses prior to the Communion on May 16th 2020.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Susan MacNamara (087-2257625) or Caroline O'Brien (087-6508944).       

                 National Parents Council are holding regional consultation events for parents of primary school children, and for children of 5th and 6th class.   Venue: The Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Date: 12th October 2019.Time: 11a.m. – 2.30 pm (with tea/coffee from 10.45am).  Speakers on the day will include:  Áine Lynch, NPC CEO, who will present the results of NPC parents' and children's surveys on the Senior Cycle and Barry Slattery, Deputy CEO, National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NCCA). The NCCA advises the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, primary and post-primary schools.

                Philip Doran of City of Limerick Pipe Band paid his annual visit to the school yesterday. If any children in 5th or 6th classes wish to join, please contact Philip on 087 3907024.

Gach dea- ghuí,

J. Lyons