Newsletter 6th January 2020

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise / Happy New Year!
Welcome back to all our pupils. We hope that parents had a good Christmas break and wish everyone in our school community all the best for 2020.

School Calendar
There are still some on sale, price €8. A big thanks to all who supported our calendar by placing an advertisement for their business. Available from the office.

Green Schools News
A reminder that all children are required to take home in their lunchboxes any lunch waste that they may have. This will include any food waste and wrappers etc. and will also give you an indication whether the amount of lunch provided is appropriate for your child. If there is too much food it may be reduced, a ‘proper’ lunchbox may be reused and some wrappings may be recycled. As a green school, we aim to reduce, reuse and recycle (in that order), and encourage people to be responsible for the waste that we produce.

Tin Whistle
Tin whistle will resume as normal this week; Tuesdays for beginners and Thursdays for advanced.

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. Please ensure that disabled parking spaces are kept free. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Uniform
Please note that the school tracksuit requires plain bottoms (no logos), not leggings. Thank you.

Voluntary Envelope Collection
This important envelope collection is our main means of fundraising and allows us to provide better facilities, equipment and services for your children. The envelopes are sent home every Tuesday with the oldest child in each family. Your contribution is voluntary and confidential and you will be issued with a receipt at the end of the year. Please consider contributing this year if you haven’t done so for a while; it benefits all the children in the school.

Internet Safety
There will be an information session open to all parents tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:15 p.m. There will be no charge. Formerly with Microsoft Ireland, Ger Brick has facilitated workshops with over 60,000 primary school children throughout the country. If you have any concerns about how your children (or you as a parent) deal with the online world, please make an effort to come along. Parents of children in all classes are welcome.