Thursday Note 18th March

March 19th, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week and enjoyed St Patrick’s day even if it was different to usual.  Our news is as follows

  • Thank you to 2nd class who completed lovely St. Patrick’s Day pictures as requested by our local Gardai. These pictures are displayed in Shannon Garda Station, the fire station, the Town hall and Insomnia coffee shop. Well done to 2nd class. You did St. Tola’s proud.
  • Now that everyone is back at school can I please ask that parents/guardians take extra care when dropping off and collecting in the car park. Some drivers are just stopping in the middle of the car park and causing an obstruction. Cars are backing up onto the road. If there is no space to pull in and you want to accompany your child in to the school please park on the road in a safe manner. Shannon Gardai have informed us that it is ok to do so as long as you do not cause an obstruction. Please do NOT block the two disabled parking spaces as these are needed by pupils. We thank you for your co-operation in this very important matter. We all want that our pupils to be safe coming to and going home from school.
  • We were delighted that the pupils in the playschool paraded through the yard last Tuesday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They were showing off their flags and badges they made. Well done to 6th class, 4th class and 2nd class who gave them a great welcome.
  • Just a reminder that we are a nut free school. Please make sure that your child does not bring items containing nuts in their lunchboxes. We have several pupils with severe nut allergies in the school. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Please ensure that your child has enough drinks to last the day also. With the weather improving (hopefully!) pupils may need a second drink. We are not in a position to supply drinks for pupils.
  • In line with Department of Education guidelines class windows will be opened regularly throughout the day to ensure that there is regular circulation of fresh air. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately and also that they bring a coat. We will be going outside at breaktimes even if it is a little drizzly so a coat is a good idea.

Kind regards,
Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal