Newsletter – Wednesday 7th September 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”44528″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1473243393741{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243892710{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]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. During the year, we will be sending regular newsletters to keep you informed of events in the school.

We have been having difficulties with our website due to circumstances beyond our control. These were of a technical nature but have now been resolved satisfactorily. Updates to school information will be available on We are also on Twitter @TETNSnews.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243706036{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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.

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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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, 16th September, pick up time for Junior Infants will be at 12.00 noon.

If 2nd Class pupils are going home on their own, parents must write a note. Older pupils may make their own way home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243713210{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]


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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]


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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243720557{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Resource money

Resource money is due. Special ENVELOPES have been sent home for those who choose not to use the online payment facility.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

School tracksuits

School tracksuits (optional) will be available from the office between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Tracksuits cost €25 each. Limited supplies are available.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243822301{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Communication between home and school

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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Junior Infant parent meeting

Teachers of Junior Infant classes will meet with parents on Monday morning, 12th September, at 11.40am. Details will be sent separately.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1473243738237{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Beach Day 2016

This year, Beach Day will take place for all classes from 1st to 6th on Tuesday, 20th September. Infants and Setanta will have their Beach Day in June.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]