Newsletter 3rd December 2019

Confirmation Meeting
A reminder that Arles Parish will hold a meeting for parents of candidates for Confirmation 2020 in the school tonightTuesday, 3rd December at 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Carol Service
Pupils from 1st – 6th Classes will be taking part in a Carol Service in Ballylinan Church next Tuesday night, 10thDecember. Due to the large numbers involved, we have divided the children into two groups on the night. You should be aware of these by now. You are most welcome to come and join us for just a few prayerful moments to focus on what’s most important at Christmas. Please note:
The first service will begin at 7 p.m. and finish a little after 7:30.
The second service will begin at 8:15 p.m. and finish a little after 8:45.
Pupils are to wear proper school uniform on the night. To make sure that uniforms are clean and ready, pupils may wear tracksuits next Monday and Tuesday.
Each family will be issued with 3 tickets @ €3 per ticket. These will be available from class teachers from tomorrow (Wednesday). Please do not request tickets from the office.
While there should be room for all, seating on the night will be first come, first served.
As children enter the church with you, please remove and hold on to their coats (if worn). This will make it easier for them to move to and from the altar.

Nativity Story
Junior and Senior Infants will be taking part in ‘Shine Star Shine’ on Thursday week (12th) at 12 noon in the Dunne Sourke hall.

Advent Friends
Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. As in previous years, each child in the school has been allocated an “advent” or “special” friend in the lead up to Christmas.  We are asking that children should be particularly kind to the person without letting them know that they have been chosen. No cards or gifts are required; the pupils will make cards in school.

Football DVD
A DVD of the boys’ recent football final victory is available! It is produced by Brian O’Sullivan and costs €12.50 if ordered as a group. If you wish to order a copy please ring the school at 059 – 862 5195. Final orders by this Thursday 5th December please.

Gaeilgeoirí Óga!
Éist le daltaí ag labhairt Gaeilge; téigh go dtí

Food Appeal
Our food appeal is taking place this Wednesday and Thursday (4th and 5th December). Thank you very much for your generous donations and to Ms. Goff for her work in organising. All contributions gratefully received. Thank you for your support as always.