THursday Note 2nd Sept

September 2nd, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our new school year has begun and we are all delighted to be back at school. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces on Monday morning.  I wish all pupils, staff and parents/guardians all the best for this new school year.  Our news this week is as follows

  • Welcome to our new Junior Infants. We are all so proud of how well the Juniors have managed their first days at school. They are learning lots of new things, making new friends and having fun in class and the yard. The Juniors are finishing at 12p.m. until Friday 10th September.
  • Welcome to our new pupils who have joined St. Tola’s in classes throughout the school. We hope your time in St Tolas will be very happy and that you settle into your new school and class.
  • Our new Multiple Disability class opened on Monday also. This class will be called Aoibhneas (means delight/joy). We welcome this addition to the school and hope all the pupils will be very happy while in St Tolas and make great progress. We have been granted a new prefab from the Department of Education to house the class and expect work will start on this shortly.
  • We are delighted that First Confession and First Communion ceremonies will take place next week for our pupils in 3rd class. First Confession will take place on Monday next at 7p.m. in Mary Immaculate Church while First Communion will be on Saturday 11th September at 2p.m. in the same church. There will be restrictions in relation to numbers in the church with only family bubbles for Confession and family bubbles plus grandparents for Communion. It is great that the pupils in this class who want to participate in the sacraments can do so now.
  • A pair of glasses was found yesterday at the side of the school. They have red arms and half the rims are black. If they belong to you please contact the school office.
  • We ask that parents/guardians do NOT park in the disabled parking spots in the car park. These spaces are required for wheelchair users. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter. If there are no spaces in the car park the Gardai have told us that you may park on the road as long as you do not cause an obstruction.
  • Can you please make sure that your child’s jumper/cardigan/coat is labelled with their name.  When everyone takes off a jumper on a warm day it is impossible to know who owns which jumper as you can appreciate.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal