Scoil Mhuire Lourdes
08 February 2016
♦ 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 Street: The 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.
- Bottle green pinafore/grey trousers.
- Bottle green cardigan/jumper.
- White shirt/blouse.
- 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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