Thursday Note 11th May 2023

May 15th, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

  • We wish all our pupils in 6th class making Confirmation every good wish for the ceremony tomorrow. The pupils have put in a huge effort to prepare and we know they will be fantastic. Thank you also to the pupils in 3rd, 4th and 5th who are in the choir. They too have put in a lot of work to enhance the Confirmation ceremony. Confirmation takes place in Mary Immaculate church at 2p.m. for St Tolas pupils and Bishop Fintan Monahan will celebrate the Confirmation ceremony this year.
  • We have been informed of an outbreak of headlice in the school. It is important to check your child’s head on a regular basis. We ask that all parents check this weekend and treat if necessary. Your local pharmacist can give advice re treatment options. If everyone checks and treats if required this weekend we can eliminate headlice very easily from the school. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
  • Last Monday St Tolas celebrated Europe Day. Each class completed  a project on a European country and then presented it to pupils from all the other classes. The pupils did a great job and it was lovely to see the positive interactions between the different class levels. I enjoyed finding out about Italian food from Juniors. I loved listening to a Spanish song in Seniors. 1st Class made me hungry telling me about Belgian chocolate! 2nd class sang a Lithuanian song. 3rd class had a fantastic display about Poland. 4th class presented so many facts on Lithuania. 5th class constructed models of Bratislava Castle from Slovakia and finally 6th class sang a German song. Well done everyone! We were awarded   a European flag which Kevin ( our caretaker) hoisted on the school flagpole.
  • St Tolas will close to pupils on Monday 22nd May to facilitate inservice training for school staff. St. Tolas will re-open again on Tuesday 23rd May for pupils.
  • Pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes are continuing to use accelerated reading and are powering through the books! This week the joint word count for the four classes passed 40 million words! Over 3076 books have been read since the start of the current school year too by the four classes. Keep up the great work!
  • On behalf of all in the school community we would like to extend our condolences to Tracey Moran and her family following the death of her mother’s husband John Quinn. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Kind regards, Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal