Scoil Mhuire Lourdes
25 January 2017
♦ Catholic Schools Week 2017
Next week we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week. We will have various activities going on in classes during the week. Part of the week’s celebration is Grandparent’s Day – Wednesday February 1st. This is also St. Brigid’s Day which we celebrate every year. St. Brigid is the patron saint of this diocese and is closely associated with the Brigidine Sisters who founded this school. On Wednesday all classes will attend 9.30a.m. mass – please ensure that your daughter is in school on time so that we can get all pupils to the church before mass starts.
♦ Last year we held a Book Fair in conjunction with Khan’s Bookshop in Kilkenny which was very successful. This year we will have another on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February. Many books will be available at just €1.00. This is a great opportunity for you and your daughter to buy books at great value.
The children will be brought in their classes to look at the books on Thursday. Parents are welcome to drop in and browse/buy at any time during the 2 days. The children will have an opportunity to buy books on Friday.
A percentage of the total sales is given as a book voucher to the school. This means that the more books bought the more books, in turn, will be added to our library for use by the pupils.
♦ Lost and found: There are a number of coats and jackets left unclaimed since September. If your daughter is missing her coat/jacket please check the lost and found box.
♦ February Mid-Term: School closed Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th
♦ School Closure
We have been informed by the Department of Education and Skills that school will have to be closed on Tuesday February 28th. This is to facilitate inservice for teachers for the new Primary Language Curriculum which is being introduced to all schools.
♦ Applications for enrolment are taking place at the moment. Forms are available from Fiona. Closing date is February 10th.
♦ If any parent wishes to start paying towards next year’s book bill, please go to Fiona. Signed:- Anne Kennelly