Newsletter 29th August 2018

Welcome back to everyone and a special word of welcome to our new Junior Infants and children who have joined us up through the school. Please note the following:

Parking at the School
It is very important to park in an orderly fashion at the school. Please remember that the drop-off area is only for that purpose; no double parking in that area is allowed because then children have to walk between cars which can be dangerous. Please allow plenty of time, particularly on a wet morning. Thank you for your cooperation.

Arrival Time
9:15 a.m. for all children.  (For the first two weeksJunior Infants go directly to their classroom via the back middle door).

Departure Times

  • Junior Infants finish at 12.30 p.m. each day (up to and including Wednesday September 12th). Parents wait at the junior play area.
  • Senior Infants finish at 2 p.m. as usual. All other classes finish at 3 p.m.
  • The overflow car park at the junior play area will be open at 3 p.m. each day.
  • A reminder that parking outside the main gate is only on the left side of the road facing awayfrom the school.

School Tracksuits
Tracksuits ordered during the summer are ready for collection and payment.

Book Rental/School Expenses
Please use the envelope provided with the school report (one envelope per child please).  This will help us to provide receipts and keep an accurate record of payments.

Staff News
Welcome back to Ms. Kiernan and and Mrs. Julian after their maternity leaves. Congratulations to Mrs. Moriarty (formerly Ms. S. Farrell) who got married during the summer! Ms. Hayden has been granted additional parental leave and Mrs. Sukprasert is standing in for her.

Attendance & Punctuality
It is important to use the ‘Record of Absence’ notes towards the back of the Student Journal if your child has been absent or is going to be absent from school. This is the best way to inform your child’s teacher who needs to know the reason for any absence. Please ensure that your child is on time for school in the mornings and if s/he needs to leave early do let us know in advance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mobile Phones
These are not necessary for children during the day. In exceptional circumstances if they need to be brought, they must be turned off and handed to the class teacher in the morning.

Medical issues
If your child has any allergies, uses an inhaler or there any other medical issues, please ensure that we have been made aware. If you are in any doubt, please let us know.

Teachers 2018/2019
Junior Infants                       Mrs.        M. Kavanagh
Junior Infants                       Ms.          S. Twomey
Senior Infants                       Ms.          L. Cunningham
1stClass                                     Ms.          F. Brennan
1st/ 2ndClass                          Ms.          T. Farrell
2nd/ 3rdClass                         Ms.          M.E. Goff
3rdClass                                    Ms.          B. Kiernan
4thClass                                    Ms.          C. Hogan
4th/ 5thClass                          Ms.         E. Hayden / Mrs. T. Sukprasert
5thClass                                    Ms.          E. Julian
6thClass                                    Mrs.        A. Hurley

Special Education Teachers
Mrs.        C. Browne
Mrs.        P. Connolly
Ms.          C. Cotter  (Deputy Principal)
Ms.          G. Curran
Mrs.        S. Moriarty

A big welcome back to all our parents and a special welcome to our new ones! Along with the dedicated staff of the school, I look forward to working with with you to help all our children to learn, grow and journey together.