Scoil Mhuire Lourdes
26 January 2016
♦ Catholic Schools Week 2016
Next week is Catholic Schools Week. We will start the week by celebrating St. Brigid’s Day on Monday next, February 1st. All classes will attend the 9.30a.m. mass (please ensure that your daughter is on time on Monday). We will have various activities going on in the classes during the week. Part of the week’s celebration is Grandparent’s Day – Wednesday February 3rd.
♦ Applications for enrolment are taking place at the moment. Forms are available from Fiona. Closing date is February 12th.
♦ Our “Active School” initiative is going very well and the pupils are enjoying the extra activity.
♦ 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 4th and Friday 5th 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.
♦ School Fundraiser: We are selling knitted Easter “chicks” and “eggs in baskets” at €2 each as a school fundraiser. These have been kindly knitted by Aliyah Brennan’s (Junior Infants) granny Mary Rooney and mammy Susan Brennan. A big thank you to both for their hard work.
♦ Book Bills: If any parent wishes to start paying towards next year’s book bill, please go to Fiona.
♦ February Mid-term: School will be closed on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th
♦ Congratulations to Áine Farrell (2nd class) for winning the Regional Prize in the “Imagining Ireland 2116” art competition. Her picture “The Flying House” goes through to the Leinster finals.
♦ 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.
Signed:- Anne Kennelly
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