Thursday Note 17th Nov 2022

November 17th, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are keeping well this week. Our news is as follows

  • On Monday next 21st November we will have Maureen Griffin visit the school to deliver two workshops on Keeping safe online to pupils in 3rd/4th class and then to pupils in 5th/6th class. She will also deliver a workshop aimed at parents online on Monday evening at 7.30p.m. This webinar is open to ALL parents/guardians in St Tolas – not just those whose children are in the senior classes. I would urge at least one parent to attend the webinar as navigating the online world safely and giving our children the tools to protect themselves is a vital life skill.  Maureen is an internationally renowned forensic psychologist. She delivered workshops and seminars in the school a few years ago and was excellent. Please see flyer attached from Maureen outlining the areas covered in the parent webinar. The zoom link will be sent out to all parents on Monday next.
  • The Parents’ Association have organised a cake sale to take place next Friday 25th November here in the school at 1p.m. Donations of cakes/buns etc will be accepted on Friday morning. Please come to the front entrance of the school to drop them off. This will be our first cake sale since Covid and I know the pupils will be delighted to see the return of a cake sale.
  • Pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th classes went to the University of Limerick on Monday last for a practise for their Peace Proms concert which will take place in January.  We were very proud of our pupils who represented the school so well and they were even commended by the conductor on how well they knew their songs! Keep up the great work. The songs sound amazing already and wait until they have perfected the dance moves too!!!
  • Congratulations to Eve Bowen and Dylan Keane who represented St Tolas in the Clare Schools Cross Country Championship in Lees Road in Ennis on Tuesday.  They both ran in very competitive races with Dylan placing first in the U10 boys race and Eve placing 16th in the Over 10s girls race.  We are incredibly proud of them in St Tolas.
  • On the run up to Christmas there may be toys that are no longer needed by children.  Aoibhneas class would gratefully appreciate Duplo lego or Mega Bloks if you are no longer using them.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal