Thursday Note 24th March 2022

March 24th, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are enjoying the lovely spring sunshine. Our news this week is as follows

  • We have moved back to one break and one lunchtime for the whole school from last Monday.  The break is from 10.45-10.55a.m. and lunch is from 12.30 p.m-1p.m. Juniors and seniors are sharing the infant yard. 1st – 6th class have the front yards and astro turf with zones for various classes. It has been lovely to see children able to greet siblings and friends from other classes on the yard. We have placed a big emphasis this week on respecting others in the yard – watching where you run, playing fairly and keeping your hands to yourself.  Well done for the great effort everyone is making in this regard.
  • This week we are celebrating Friendship week with a host of activities. All classes cut out paper hands and decorated them for a giant KIND sign in the school hall. Yesterday the older classes buddied up with a younger class and went for a walk or read a book to each other. Tomorrow is wacky sock day when everyone can wear odd socks to show that odd pairs can go together. Every class is learning the song “You’ve got a friend in me” and we will sing it together at Cruinniu tomorrow. If pupils wish they can buy a friendship bracelet for €2 with all proceeds going to Amnesty International. The bracelets will be given out on Friday. Each class are doing other activities including random acts of kindness for pupils in their class. Well done to all taking part.
  • Thank you to all who made a donation last week for our no uniform day. The total raised was €364.55. This will go towards purchasing items for our Aoibhneas class and kitting out our new sensory room.
  • The school photo proofs were sent home yesterday for your approval. If you wish to order photos please complete the order form attached and include the money in the envelope and return to school. The last date for processing orders will be Wed 6th April.
  • It seems Covid 19 is still very much present in our school community. If your child has symptoms they must remain at home until symptom free. If your child tests positive on an antigen test they must remain at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. If you can let us know if your child is positive we will send out a text to the parents in the class alerting them to the fact that there are Covid cases in their child’s class. No one will be identified on this text. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal