Thursday Note 30th November 2023

November 30th, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week even though the weather has got quite cold. Our news this week is as follows

  • Next Friday is 8th December and we are holding a fundraiser in aid of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. This charity provides support and care for children facing a terminal illness and their families. If pupils wish to take part they can wear a Christmas jumper or Christmas colours (red /green). We would ask for a small donation from pupils (e.g. no more than €2). We will sing a Christmas song at Cruinniu. You can find out more details on this fundraiser on the school’s Instagram page. If pupils do not wish to take part that is fine also.
  • Please see flyer attached re a FREE webinar next Tuesday 5th Dec at 7p.m. entitled Let’s talk Kids and Online Gaming safety.
  • Pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes are making Christmas cards this week to be distributed to older members of the community by Shannon Gardai. We are very grateful to the pupils for taking part in this project. Well done!
  • It’s the time of year when illnesses are very common. If your child has a temperature /fever or is vomiting or has diarrhoea they need to be kept at home until they are better. If your child is absent due to illness please inform the school the reason for the absence.
  • As the weather has got colder this week it is important that each pupil comes to school with a coat. If it is dry we will be going outside for breaks but a coat is necessary.
  • The school band will be performing in Skycourt, Shannon Town centre on 13th December (time to be finalised next week). They are busy rehearsing at the moment and I know lots of practise happening at home too. Thank you to Ms Hansbury and Ms Flynn who are giving up their lunchtimes to work with the band.
  • First class recently finished learning all about Antarctica. They learnt about the weather, penguins and other marine life that live there. They made lovely fact sheets which are displayed in the hall for all to see.
  • Our new Student Council are working hard. They recently surveyed pupils in 2nd to 6th classes in relation to their attitude to Student of the Week. They are going to collate this information and present it to the teachers when completed. We are looking forward to seeing the pupils’ views on this topic.
  • All classes are busy with practising for their Christmas performance. It is lovely to hear all the rehearsals taking place in the hall each day. We will be performing for parents/guardians on Wednesday 20th December with times finalised soon.

Kind regards, Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal