Newsletter November 2017

Items for Concert Christmas Hampers
Raffle tickets will be on sale before each Christmas concert again this year. It has been the tradition for many years now that our parents donate items to make up our Christmas Hampers for the raffles. Biscuits, sweets, wine, spirits, vouchers etc… whatever you can give will be much appreciated. Items can be dropped in to the school office from today.

A Message from your Parents Association
The Parents Association are holding a “Christmas Dress Up” fundraiser on the day of the school holidays. Children can wear a Christmas jumper, a Santa hat or anything festive. School uniform is optional that day so children can also wear their own clothes, if they prefer. The Parents Association ask for a small donation towards their School Fund, one/ two euro or whatever you can afford. As always all monies raised by our Parents Association go directly back to the children, to include; supplementing the cost of extra activities for the children, the purchase of additional PE equipment, IT equipment etc. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Parents Association for their continued interest, support and enthusiasm during the year.

Parent/Teacher Meetings
To facilitate preparation for Christmas concerts, formal Parent Teacher meetings will be held after Christmas this year. Meetings will be spread over 2 evenings from 5:30pm, on Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th of January. Teachers will inform you of your appointment date/time early January.
Should you have any queries in relation to your child’s progress in the meantime, please do not hesitate in contacting your child’s class teacher, as always.

Bag Packing
A big thank you to all the Parents and members of our Board of Management, who gave so freely of their time, to help out at our annual bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores earlier this month. We were thrilled to raise over €1,100 for our school Development fund. Great work everybody and thank you for your continued support!

Primary School Cross Country
Congrats to Eoin O’ Neill on his fine performance at the Primary Schools Cross Country meet held in Thurles last month. Eoin finished 3rd in his race. Well done Eoin!

Vex Robotics
The children in 5th and 6th classes are busy preparing to launch their Robot, aptly named , “Lord of the Rings”, at the regional finals of the Vex Robotic Competition which will be held in the New Year. The Public Relations Committee, a committee made up of children from 5th and 6th classes, would like to thank all the children who bought buns and cake at their fundraiser cake sale last Friday.

Internet Safety Whole -School Seminar
As you are aware Zeeko visited our school last week to facilitate workshops on Internet Safety for classes from1st to 6th. Zeeko is an Irish based company, specialising in issues relating to internet safety and children. There was a further information meeting for school staff after school, followed by a session for parents at that evening. We thank Zeeko for their concise, informative presentations and we also express our gratitude to North Tipperary Leader Partnership for their generous funding.