Newsletter Feb. 2016


Scoil Mhuire Lourdes

Tullow, Co.Carlow


08 February 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Lent starts on Wednesday next, February 10th.  1st – 6th class will attend mass on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday).  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.


We have been informed of outbreaks of head lice in some classes.  I remind you – pupils must wear their hair up/back at all times.  Please check your child’s hair.  If infected, please treat immediately.  Only parents can eradicate this problem.


Our morning “activity” is going very well.  To date we have walked 9 miles.  The children really enjoy the “Wake Up, Shake Up” on Tuesday and Thursday morning.  Thanks to Ms. Coen for leading us in that.  Quite a number of children are bringing very healthy lunches.  However, there are still many unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks coming in.


Our “chicks” and “eggs in basket” fundraiser is going very well.  These are still available at €2 each.


Our Bookfair last week was very successful.  The children got great value in the books they bought.  The total amount collected was €2060.  The school can now buy books to the value of 25% of this – €515.  This will be used to supplement the books available in each room.  Many thanks to all who bought books.


Application for enrolment is taking place at the moment.  Last day for enrolment is Friday next, 12th February.


Reminder: School will be closed on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February.


Entrance through Mill StreetThe only entrance to the school is

through the gate at Mill Street.

Please note: parking is not allowed along the zig-zag lines outside the gate as it interferes with Jane’s work.  Also, please do not park in the areas marked for buses.


School Uniform

Please ensure that your child wears the proper school uniform.

  1. Bottle green pinafore/grey trousers.
  2. Bottle green cardigan/jumper.
  3. White shirt/blouse.
  4. Green/white socks.

Tights are to be plain white, bottle green or black.  They are easily available locally.  Please do not ask your child to wear any other colour.


Signed:- Anne Kennelly



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