Newsletter May 2017

 

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes

Tullow, Co.Carlow

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31 May 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

♦ Swimming next year

Next year’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th class will be going swimming in September.  The cost of the bus, lessons and use of the pool with be €70 per child.  Any parent who wishes may start paying towards this cost from now.

♦ School Absence & Tusla

I would like to remind you that any child who has 20 days or more absence from school must be reported to Tusla (The Child and Family Agency).  Also, parents are obliged to inform the school the reason for any absence.  Currently, we have a high number of children who have missed more than 20 days.  Each day your child is absent from school is a missed opportunity.  Naturally, a child must stay home when she is genuinely sick.

♦ It is with great reluctance that the Board of Management has accepted Ms. Fitzgerald’s retirement letter.  Ms. Fitzgerald has taught here for a long number of years and has taught all class levels.  She will be sorely missed by pupils, staff, parents and Board of Management.  We say a huge “Míle Buíochas” to Ms. Fitzgerald for her work throughout her time here.  All partners wish her a long and happy retirement.

♦ Holidays/breaks for 17/18

Our holidays/breaks for the 17/18 school year will be posted on the school website tullowgns.wordpress.com later today.  School will reopen on Thursday, August 31st.

♦ Reminder

School will be closed on Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June

(Public Holiday & School Holiday)

Signed:- Anne Kennelly

Principal

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Newsletter May 2017

 

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes

Tullow, Co.Carlow

tullowgns.wordpress.com

 

22 May 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Easter Chicks/Bunnies/Baskets

We have been presented with a cheque for €500 from the Easter Chick/Bunny sale.  Well done to Mary Rooney and Susan Brennan for all their hard work in knitting the chicks and bunnies and putting them together.  The money will be used to buy extra resources in classrooms.  A big “go raibh maith agat” to Mary and Susan.

Student Absence

The number of girls with a high rate of absence is increasing every year.  When a pupil is absent for 20 days or more, I am obliged to report this to Tusla – the Child and Family Agency.  In recent years, parents have begun to withdraw children from school well in advance of school closing for summer holidays.  This is not acceptable.  If you intend taking your child out of school for any period of time this must be stated in advance in writing.  Each day that your child is not in school is a lost opportunity for her.

Book Bills

Like last year books for the coming year will be ordered only for those who have paid in advance.  I would urge you to consider paying in instalments between now and the holidays if you think you won’t be able to pay the full amount when the bills are given out in June.

Congratulations to 2nd class who received First Communion recently.

Music Generation News

Last week 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes took part in a Music Generation concert in Murphy Memorial Hall.  The girls performed excellently and the concert was greatly enjoyed by all present.

4th, 5th & 6th will perform in the end of year Gala Concert in George Bernard Shaw theatre on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  They sound absolutely fantastic and will do themselves proud each night.

Lost Property

Since September a huge number of coats, cardigans, lunchboxes etc. have been left in school.  These are available in the main school.  Please check to see if any of your daughters items are missing.

  We have been asked by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to notify you of a survey that is being conducted – “Parents Childminding Survey”.  The survey is to ensure that parents views are included in the decision making, shaping the future of Childminding in Ireland.  The link to this survery is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKLB29W or visit www.childminding.ie or email support@childminding.ie for a copy of the link.

Headlice: Again, we have been informed of the presence of head lice.  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.

  School Closure

School will be closed on Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June

(Public Holiday & School Holiday)

 

Signed:- Anne Kennelly

            Principal

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First Holy Communion 13th May 2017

Congratulations to all the girls who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion recently. It was a wonderful day which was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Fr. Any and Fr. Shem, and their class teacher Ms. O’ Toole for all her hard work in preparing the girls for the sacrament.

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Works of Art in Junior Infants!

Lots of painting was taking place in Junior Infants with sponges this week! The girls had great fun and produced brilliant work.

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Junior Infants: Planting seeds

The girls in Ms. Nolans class had great fun planting seeds recently. Take a look at them in action!

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Rhyme Time

Following on from our Wake Up Shake up, we will be having ‘Rhyme Time’ every Thursday morning. It will include fun movement rhymes for everyone!

When: Thursday @ 9.20 am

Where: Playground

Why: To have some fun!

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Spring Clean 2017

All the busy ladies working hard to shine up Scoil Mhuire Lourdes. Well done all!

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