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 Seachtain na Gaeilge 

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 linn! Béimid an-ghnóthach an seachtain seo chugainn ag céiluradh ár dteanga agus ár gcultúr.  Tá dhá ócáidí ar siúl do tuismithoirí :

  • Maidin Tae, Caife, Cáca Milís agus Caint – Dé Máirt sa Seomra Thuismuitheorí le Bean Uí Rafter @ 9:00. Bí linn agus bain úsáid as bhúr gcúpla focail. 
  • Lá Glas agus ‘Craic sa Chlós’ (ceol agus damhsa) ar maidin sa chlós, Dé Déardaoin, 15ú Márta.

It’s Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018! We’ll be very busy next week celebrating our language and our culture.There are two events organised for parents and guardians:

  • Coffee and Chat Morning on Tuesday, March 13th at 9:00 am in the Parents Room. Come along and use your cúpla focail!
  • Green Day and Craic sa Chlós (Irish music and dancing in the school yard) from 8:55 am. Thursday, March 15th. Children can wear anything green that they have! 

 

 

Zoom Ahead with Books 2018

The children in Admissions Class, Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class are taking part in our annual Zoom Ahead with Books project. This lovely project involves children reading a book every evening with a parent or guardian and both drawing a picture. The favourite book’s picture is then selected, framed and exhibited for all to see. This year’s Zoom Ahead with Books exhibition takes place in our school hall on Thursday, April 26th at 9:00 am.

 

 

Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street Art Competition

The children from Junior Infants to 6th Class have all created art pieces based on the theme of ‘Healthy and Happy’. All children will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece on Friday, March 9th. Feel free to pop into the halla for a look if you are dropping your child at school in the morning. 

 

 

REMINDER: Swimming Lessons for Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Classes Starting Friday, March 16th

Please make sure that your child has their swim gear, a towel and a hat. Goggles are optional but the hat is compulsory.  

 

 

School Calendar Dates    

St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend: School closed on Monday, March 19th (one day).    

Easter Break: School closes on Friday, March 23rd at 12:00 pm sharp and reopens on Monday, April 9th (two weeks). 

May Bank Holiday:  School closed Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th (one week).

Standardised Test Week 

All classes will be sitting their annual standardised tests between May 21st – 24th. The results of these tests are submitted to the Department of Education & Skills and used by the school to determine who may need extra support for the coming year. This requires a lot of organisation and co-ordination on the part of all teachers.

All children are tested. It can cause school-wide disruption if children who are absent on the day of their individual tests have to be accommodated at a later time. Therefore, it is vitally important that all children attend school that week.  

 

 

Future School Events 

Confirmation:                       Sunday, April 22nd

First Holy Communion:          Sunday, April 29th

Sports Day:                          Thursday, June 7th  

Prizegiving:                           Thursday, June 28th  

       

 

Head Lice 

All families must check for head lice on a regular basis.  The best way to keep our school as head lice-free as possible is by checking at least once a week. Just remember that head lice are a normal part of growing up. However, they are highly contagious and an annoyance so please check and treat as quickly as possible.  

 

2018/2019 School Calendar

Please click here for the 2018 2019 School Calendar

Meeting with Teachers 

If you want to meet with your child’s teacher about a particular matter, please arrange a time and date that suits both of you in advance. During the school day, all teachers are working with their classes so are not free at that time. However, we are always glad to make time to meet with parents or guardians. Just please remember that we are trying to get children to class first thing in the morning so we may not have enough time to spend with you then.

 

  

Book Rental Fees 2018/2019 

Book Rental fees for the coming school year are due in full by Wednesday, June 6th. This fee covers all books, photocopying, materials and other class resources. If you do not pay these fees, we will not be able to order books or materials for your child in time for the first day of the new school year. You can save a little every Friday morning between now and then with the Parents’ Association Saving club.

 

Nut-Free Zone 

To help ensure the health and safety of children with nut allergies, our Board has made our school a nut-free zone. Please do not bring any nut products into our school at any time. Thank you.

 

Early Collection of Children 

Parents and guardians are reminded that children should only be collected early from school for important reasons, i.e. a doctor’s appointment. If you do need to collect your child early,  you must sign the ‘Early Collection’ book in your child’s classroom.

 

Attendance and Punctuality

Our Attendance strategy encourages all children to be ‘In School, On Time’ every day. However, if your child is absent from school for any reason, you must provide a written note to your child’s teacher when your child returns to school to explain the reason for the absence. We are legally required to inform TUSLA, The Child and Family Agency if a child misses more than 20 school days in the school year.  

Please note that we also record any late arrivals and early collections. If your child’s teacher notices that your child is often late for school, he or she may ask to speak with you.