Newsletter – Friday 1st September 2017

Newsletter – Friday 1st September 2017

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At the beginning of the new school year we welcome back all of our children, including our new junior infants and others who have joined other classes.

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Coming to school

All children (except Junior Infants) should assemble in the school yard at the back of the school from 8.30am. Punctuality is very good. Our side entrance to the yard is narrow so if a pupil is not in the yard by 8.40am they should use the main front door.

On rainy days, pupils other than Junior Infants enter through the door beside the staffroom. As many children will be using this door, we ask that everybody helps to avoid congestion. In general, children should just be brought to the door by parents.

Going home from school

Pick up time is at 1.20pm for infants (Junior Infants are collected from their classes) and 2:20pm for older classes. Infants to 2nd class pupils should be collected by an adult. Until Friday, 8th September, pick up time for Junior Infants will be at 12.00pm.

If 2nd Class pupils are going home on their own, parents must write a note. Older pupils may make their own way home.

Lunches

We have a healthy eating policy in our school. Healthy snacks are best for your child.  Some suggestions:  fruit, vegetable slices, cheese, crackers, or a small sandwich.  Foods such as chocolate, sweets, crisps and biscuits are not recommended. Your child will be having 2 breaks in school, so please ensure that s/he has enough (and not too much) food to eat and a drink.

Yard/Play

Your child will be going outside to play. A suitable coat/jacket and shoes/runners are required. (No high-heel shoes or “wheelies” please.)

Lost property may be reclaimed from outside the office any day.

Resource Money

Resource money is due. Special ENVELOPES have been sent home for those who choose not to use the online payment facility.

Calendar

Keep up to date with the school calendar here (why not subscribe to our calendar?).

School Tracksuit

School tracksuits (which are optional) will be available from the office in due course. Further details later. Tracksuits cost €25 each.

Car Parking

Thank you for your assistance with the Car Parking arrangements. We are happy to see so many people parking at the Town Centre and walking, as this reduces congestion at the entrance to the school.

Please note that with more people walking and taking bicycles, children need to cycle carefully and should have a lock for their bike. Children should dismount when they arrive and wheel the bikes in.

Home/School Communication

All pupils from 1st to 6th class will receive a new Homework Journal. There is a Parent/Teacher section for communication between home and school. Please arrange an appointment to meet with the class teacher if you have any school related concerns.

If a child is absent, please contact Julie in the office.

Health

If your child is not well, please do not send them to school. Please inform the office to ensure that absences are correctly recorded.

Contact Details

If any of your contact details have changed, please notify the office as soon as possible. This is particularly important as we regularly have to contact parents at very short notice.

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