Scoil Mhuire Lourdes
16 February 2015
♦ Wednesday 18th is Ash Wednesday the start of Lent. All classes will be attending mass in the Parish Church at 9.30a.m. so please ensure your daughter is at school on time. As is usual during Lent we will again be urging the pupils to donate a small amount of their own money to the Trócaire and Bóthar Lenten Campaign. Each teacher will be explaining about this in more detail to each class.
♦ Each pupil is expected to be dressed in proper uniform except on P.E. day when the school tracksuit must be worn. Tights may be black, white or green. Socks must be either white or green.
♦ I have been asked by Sr. Thomasina to remind all parents not to use the convent as access to the school. The only entrance is through Mill Street. Please respect the privacy of the nuns.
♦ Coin: The bank won’t accept any mixed coin and also charges us for lodging bags of coin. To help us I would be grateful if you did not send in coin less than €1 in value, when paying for anything through the school.
♦ Thanks to all those parents who have paid for Music Generation in full. If you have not already done so, please settle your Music Generation fee as soon as possible.
♦ Reminder: February Midterm: School will be closed Thursday and Friday next 19th & 20th.
♦ March: School will be closed on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March
♦ Easter Holidays: School will finish at 12 noon on Friday, March 27th and reopen on Monday 13th April.
♦ Our recent Book Fair was very successful. The children got great value in books they bought. The total amount collected was €1795. The school can now buy books to the value of 25% of this – €448. This will be used to supplement the books available in each room. Many thanks to all who bought books.
♦ Swimming for 3rd Class will be starting on March 4th. Parents may start paying towards the cost if the so wish.
♦ Hair Hygiene
Please ensure your daughter’s hair is properly tied up/back to ensure she doesn’t pick up headlice. This is a constant problem in girls school. However, the problem can be eliminated if due care is taken – try to prevent the problem by keeping hair tied up. If infestation does occur, treat the problem immediately.
Signed:- Anne Kennelly
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