Newsletter – December

 

GAA Table Quiz

Well done to the GAA quiz team who represented our school at the Tipperary GAA Table Quiz North Final in Cloughjordan last Sunday evening. Unfortunately, despite putting in a lot of preparation for the event and a fine performance on the night, we didn’t make it through to the County Final. A big thank you to Ms. Butler for preparing the children so well and to our quiz team, Ava Gaynor, Cormac Gaynor, Fearghal Doheny and Cian Moyles.

 

Parents Association Christmas Art Exhibition

The Parents Association are hosting a Christmas social afternoon/evening at the school on Tuesday 11th December. The event will comprise of an Art Exhibition of the children’s work and an informal cuppa and chat for parents. The children are currently completing their art work with their class teachers. The art work will be framed and displayed by ‘Images School Art’ and will be displayed in the school hall. All artwork will be available to purchase at the event. The framed artwork will cost 10euro, additional copies can be purchased and will be delivered to the school in time for Christmas. They promise to be a lovely original Christmas gift for a family member.

A small percentage of the purchase cost (2euro) will go towards Parents Association’s school fund, money which goes directly back to the children.

The exhibition will be open from:

1:30 to 3:30pm, to facilitate parents who collect at 2pm and 3pm

6pm to 7:30pm, to facilitate everybody else.

We look forward to meeting you all then!

Parents Association Fundraiser

Just so you can start preparations in advance, our Parents Association will hold a   NO Uniform/Christmas dress up fundraiser, on the day of the Christmas holidays. Children can wear a Christmas jumper, Santa hat etc. As it is a very special day at our school, everybody is allowed a treat in their lunchbox. Please remember we are a nut free zone. The Parents Association kindly ask for a small donation, one or two euro per child, or whatever you can afford.

Headlice

Please continue to be vigilant in relation to checking your child’s hair frequently. With everybody on board we can continue to keep this issue under control. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Ladybirds Before and After School Care

Ladybirds continue to run their before and after school care service from our school hall. We have had some enquiries about pricing and Ladybirds have kindly provided the following for your information.

  • 5euro single morning, including breakfast
  • 2euro per morning, if coming all 5 mornings, including breakfast
  • 5euro per hour in the afternoon
  • 15euro, full day, morning and afternoon, including breakfast and dinner
  • Free place if you have a medical card and in receipt of a social welfare payment
  • .Please contact Stephanie at Ladybirds to book a place or for further information.                                                        Mobile: 086 0744 027   Office: 067 64311

       

VEX

The 5th& 6th Class continue their Vex journey in preparation for the Regional Finals in Limerick in January. Each of the different teams- Build, Design, Programming, PR and Materials have been busy in gaining skills and an insight into working in their individual teams and collaboratively as a whole class team. Recently the PR Committee organised a very successful cake sale to raise funds for their Vex Robotics Project. The Cake sale was hugely successful and the PR committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils who bought cakes and buns, and their parents for all the baking. Well done everybody!

Last Friday, the 5th& 6th Class visited Goliath Packaging Systems in Nenagh to see first-hand the operation of a robot being used in end of line Automation. Thanks very much to George O’Leary, Jennifer’s (5th class) Dad for the invitation. We’ll keep you up dated as we progress on our journey.

Additional School Closure

Please note change to school calendar. The Department of Education and Skills, in conjunction with the NCSE, have sanctioned an additional school closure day on Friday 11thJanuary to facilitate staff in-service training day.  The school will be closed to pupils on that day.

School Closure for Christmas

The school will close at 12.30 on Friday, 21st December for our Christmas break. The children can bring a treat in their lunchboxes as it is a special day! The bus will run as usual. The school will re-open on Monday 7th January.