Newsletter September 2018

On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management we would like to welcome all of our pupils back after the summer holidays.  A special warm welcome to our new Junior Infants: Keira, Aoife, Anna, Abbie, Jack, Rory, Rossa and Jamie, and the new pupils who have joined us Chloe, Katie and Billy. We hope you will be very happy in our school.

Points to remember

  • School starts at 9am and ends at 1.40pm for Junior and Senior Infants and at 2.40pm for all other students. Pupils may only enter the school from 8.40am onwards.
  • If a child is absent for any reason a note must be sent to the class teacher when the child returns.
  • Only in exceptional circumstances should children be collected early from school. This must be recorded at the office and may be notified to the Department of Education.
  • Contribution towards Art/ Photocopying. (€25 per family). Every year we try to keep our book list costs as low as possible. As there is a shortfall in Department of Education grants we must however ask for a contribution towards art / photocopying etc. We are grateful for the many contributions which have been made already.

Contact details: If you have changed phone numbers recently please inform the school immediately to update our text-a-parent.

Homework Club: Homework club will be available for 1st to 6th class pupils from 2.40pm to 3.45pm  Monday to Thursday. The cost is €3 per day.

Football Training: Football training for 2nd – 6th class will take place every Wednesday from 4.00-4.45, at Staker Wallace GAA with Mr. Fitzgerald. Beginning Wednesday 12th September.

Football Matches: Boys football match: Wednesday 3rd October, 10am, Staker Wallace GAA.Girls football match: Wednesday 10th October, 10am, Staker Wallace GAA.

French Lessons: French lessons will commence shortly for 4th-6th classes. These will take place after school one evening a week. If your child is interested in taking part please complete and return the interest slip attached. Cost will be based on numbers attending so please return slip tomorrow so this can be finalise.

Pupil Insurance: If you wish to purchase Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance please complete and return the slip attached and return in an envelope with the correct amount enclosed. Cost: €5 School Activities only or €8 24hour cover. 

Classroom Extension: Our new classroom extension has made great progress over the summer holidays. Works should be close to completion by midterm break.

Beginning of School Year Mass: A special mass to mark the beginning of our first school term will take place in Martinstown Church on Sunday 23rd of September at 11am. This will be a whole school mass and we would like to see all of our pupils attending.

Holy Communion Date: 2nd class will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 12th May.