Annual School Bazaar: I begin by expressing sincere thanks to our Parent Association under the leadership of Trina Jones for the hard work that is being undertaken in preparation for our annual fundraising bazaar which will take place on:
November 26th in Acton’s Hotel from 2.30 to 5.
(Sincere thanks to Acton’s Hotel)
Can I please remind that this is a whole school affair and your participation and support is critical to its success. Please sell as many tickets as possible and return stubs and monies to school. Funds raised go directly back into your child’s education and has enabled the school to support your child’s education in the broadest sense. Don’t forget the bric a brac for the big day. Please send this to school as soon as possible. Please also ensure that all is in good condition.
First Holy Communion - Do this in memory Monthly Preparation Masses/Monthly Confirmation Preparation Masses
I wish to remind you of the importance of your child’s attendance at these masses in preparation for both sacraments
Please do not hand out birthday invitations on the schooyard. This is causing distress to some of our students. Also due to increasing allergies and dietary requirements I ask that parents do not send cakes, sweets or other to school to mark birthdays.
Please do not double-park on school grounds at drop off or collection time. This causes traffic congestion and puts students at risk.
I wish to bring the following to your attention:
Tracksuit days for the remainder of this term starting Monday November 20th will be Monday and Thursday.
In school activities which have now finished:
Athletics for students from junior infants to 2nd has now finished for this school year. 3rd to 6th class athletic lessons will take place in the spring/summer term. I take this opportunity to thank our athletics coach Claire McSweeney.
GAA coaching has finished for all students for this term but will reconvene next term. I take this opportunity to thank Anthony Shannon our GAA coach.
Dancing Derek has finished for this school year also. Our thanks to Derek.
Tin whistle lessons have finished for this term. It is delightful to hear the progress made by all students from 3rd to 6th. These lessons will resume next term. I take this opportunity to thank Christine Murdoch (parent and music teacher).
Thank you to our Parent Association for subsidizing these activities and for making them possible.
In school activities which have now commenced:
Irish dancing lessons have just commenced with Miah. Students from junior infants to 3rd class are partaking on each Thursday.
“Countdown to Christmas” – Scoil Naomh Eltin – Wednesday December 13th (12 noon and 7pm)
On alternate years the students at Scoil Naomh Eltin will do either a major production (Jonah) or a simpler production. This is necessary as bigger productions eat into curricular time. Therefore this year the students will perform in a whole-school Christmas concert. They will present the story of the nativity, told through song and verse. There will be two showings – one at 12 noon and one at 7pm. This will ensure that every parent/guardian will manage to attend and, most importantly, to get a seat.
Please be reminded that school will be closed on Wednesday November 22nd for Primary Language In-service.
School will close at 2.30pm on Thursday November 30th to facilitate parent teacher meetings which will run from 3pm until 5.45pm. I hope that you have found our new system for organizing Parent/teacher meetings beneficial. My thanks to Mrs Sheehan for coordinating this for the first time.
School will close for Christmas Holidays and will reopen on Monday January 8th.
le gach dea ghuí
Susan O’ Hanrahan
PS. Have you heard your child speaking 8 languages???