The PTA is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th September at 9:30 in the school hall. The officers of the PTA, including our Chairperson, Aoife Linnane, are stepping down from their committee duties and are looking for other parents to take up the mantle. The officers on the committee have been involved for three or more years and would like to pass the baton on to new , enthusiastic parents. I know that they are willing to help out the new committee and to remain involved in PTA activities. All parents are welcome to come to the meeting, to hear about the work of the committee and hopefully to help out in some of the many activities organised during the year. We. would all like to thanks the outgoing committee for all their hard work on behalf of all the children in the school.
The Health Service Executive is organising hearing screening tests for our Senior Infants this week, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 27th and 28th September. This is a simple hearing test and there is no need for parents to be in attendance. If there is a problem with your child's hearing, you will be contacted by the HSE and a follow up appointment will be made.
Last week was Health & Well being week in our school. Have a read below of what Gemma had to say about this very successful initiative for pupils, teachers, other staff and parents. All were involved in this active and mindful week.
"It was a chance for us to be mindful of our surroundings, concentrate on our mental & physical wellbeing, connect with our friends, and take a chance to be thankful of what we have rather than looking at what we don’t have.
Activities throughout the week included: Go noodle in the class, chair yoga, 6th class yoga, class to 1km walks, healthy smoothies made by our parents, sensory walks, mindful eating, gratitude lists, and daily brain breaks with relaxing music and a thought of the day to focus on.
The parents also took part and relaxed with yoga and kept fit with a 5km walk. Thank you to all the mums who spent the morning chopping, blending and serving our healthy smoothies. Also a big thank you to Carambola for the donation of fruit and vegetables. Part of staying well is staying connected with friends. We had a ‘getting to know you’ coffee morning on Friday. It was great to meet new friends and to re connect with familiar ones too.
The week is over, but the message stays the same. Take time to take care of your health and yourself. Look after your body by eating the right foods and by exercising, looking after your mind by relaxing and staying in contact with friends, and if you ever have a worry share it with someone and always ask for help!
A big thank you to everybody involved!
Welcome back to all our pupils and a particular warm welcome to our new Junior Infants and the other new children coming to us up the school. All of our existing pupils will meet in the yard as usual between 9:10 and 9:20 on Thursday morning. Their new teacher will be out there to meet and greet them. Gates open at 9:10. Our new junior infants will be welcomed in through the front door of the school at 9;20 and will go straight to their new class accompanied by their parents. There will be staff on site to help you and to show you where to go.
New children from Senior Infants to 6th class come in through the front door at 9;20 and go to the hall where once again you will be met by staff who will register your child and bring him/her up to their new class.
The school grounds will not be able to accommodate all the cars so you are advised to park outside the school grounds, preferably at the Castle Road entrance., if you wish to accompany your child into the school. You may not leave your car unattended in the school grounds as there is a drop off service only available there. Yopu may leave your car at the CAstle Road entrance carpark which we encourage pur parents to use.
Reminder: Junior Infants go home early at 12;20 pm each day until September 19th. Senior infants go home at 2;00 and 1st to 6th go home at 3 pm
The first day is very busy for all staff, children and the school secretary so please be patient if you have a query or better still come back to us with your query over the next couple of days or early next week.
Once again , a particular warm welcome to our new families and we will enjoy getting to know you over the next few years in the school
To finish off our wonderful year I thought I might just choose one of my favourite photos from our very busy, exciting and fruitful year. I love this photo and it brings back all the memories of our brilliant Mary Poppins show.
Today we said a formal good bye to our graduating classes of 2016. We held a wonderful ceremony in the school with songs, speeches, laughter and tears. A great big congratulations to Denisa who won our Paul Kilgarriff Croi na Scoile award. It was thoroguhly deserved and a very popular choice.
Photos to follow
New Junior Infnats welcome meeting: June 21st
6th Class Graduation Thursday 23rd 1 pm.
6th Class PTA disco Thursday 23rd June 7;30 until 9:30
Raising of the green School Flag 11;15 am Friday 24th June
Early closing (12:20) for teacher Inservice and to celebrate the raising of the Green school Flag Friday 24th June.
School Sports Day: Tuesday 28th June all day
School Holidays ; School closes at 12;20 on Thursday 30th June for the holidays
School resumes for the children on Thursday 1st September 2016
We have decided to postpone Sports Day which was scheduled for tomorrow because of the poor weather all week. The grass in Lucan Harriers Athletic field is extremely wet and unsafe for running. Furthermore, there is rain forecast for this evening that there is 70% chance of rain tomorrow.
We are now planning to hold Sports Day on Tuesday 28th June, during our last week of school.