Thursday Note 20th May 2021

May 20th, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope this finds you well. Our news this week is as follows

  • While we can all see light at the end of the tunnel re Covid 19 with the roll out of vaccines we all still need to be vigilant as there have been a number of positive cases in the Shannon locality in recent days. If your child has any symptoms (high fever, cough, loss of taste or smell etc.) please do not send them to school and ring your G.P for advice. If your child does receive a positive test for Covid 19 please contact the school as soon as possible. If it is outside school hours please send an email to I understand that the HSE contact tracing service has experienced delays in the past few days due to the ongoing issues with its I.T systems. Let’s all work together and follow all public health advice re wearing masks and social distancing to ensure we keep everyone safe.
  • Well done to 3rd class who have just completed lovely projects on Ancient Egypt. I visited Ms Fleming’s class recently to hear all the interesting facts they learnt from their projects. I will be visiting Mr Tubridy’s class too to look at their projects.
  • The sample photos went home yesterday for those who had requested them. If you wish to place an order please fill in the order form and return to your child’s teacher by Friday 28th May.
  • We are always grateful to have a spare stock of school uniforms for emergencies here in school. At present we are low on trousers and tracksuit bottoms. If you have any spare at home and no one in your family requires them we would be most grateful for any donations.
  • Well done to Juniors who are working so hard on their reading at this stage of the year. Ms Hackett is so proud of you. Juniors are also learning all about the Garden Centre in Aistear and have planted cress and sunflower seeds. Let’s hope they get the sun now to help the sunflowers grow! Juniors went on a walk last Friday to see the garden beside Mary Immaculate Church. They loved seeing the bluebells and other flowers. Keep up the great work Juniors!

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal