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Newsletter 23.9.14


Dear Parents,

Please take a few minutes to read the following notices.

Boston Tea Party

Congratulations and sincerest thanks to the group of parents who organised such a wonderful night at the Boston Tea Party. It was a great social occasion, which was supported by huge numbers. The sum of €5, 490.70 was raised, which is a phenomenal sum of money and will go a long way towards replacing the laptops. We have already started working on pricing around for replacements and we will update you in time. Hopefully we will enjoy similar social occasions as a school community, into the future!

Hospice Coffee Afternoon

We are holding our annual coffee afternoon in support of the North West Hospice in the school hall on Thursday afternoon (2nd Oct) from 1.30-3pm, to facilitate parents who may be collecting children. Any donations are welcome towards this deserving cause. Please come along foe a cuppa and a chat! Grandparents are also most welcome. Also, we will give a drink of orange and a biscuit to every child in the school on this day, and children are asked to bring in €1 for the Hospice.

Car Parking

Thank you to all the parents for co-operating with the temporary parking arrangements in the GAA grounds. Please be mindful of parking outside the front of the school in the mornings for Health and Safety reasons. Our building is progressing well, and we look forward to the exciting times ahead!

Exhibition of Learning Resources

This is taking place this Thursday (2nd Oct) in the Sligo Park Hotel from 11am to 7pm, admission free. There will a display of educational materials/ resources /games suitable for all children and many appropriate for children with special educational needs. With Christmas in mind, it may well be worth a visit!

Athletics Fest and Music Generation Show

The Athletics Fest is taking place in the IT on Fri 3rd Oct. 36 children from our school are competing in this. Thanks to Mr. Mc Groary for co-ordinating this. The children will travel by bus to and from this event. Total cost to children will be €5.

The children from 4th/5th/6th who are not competing in the Athletics Fest will be going to a Musical Production in the Hawks Well at 1pm on Friday afternoon. This is a Music Generation initiative, and they are paying part of our bus costs. Total cost to the children going to this show is €5.

Green School/Organic Garden

The Green School Committee are working on attaining the Biodiversity Flag this year. Congratulations to the new children elected on to the committee- Naoise Fitzgerald, Emily Smith and Adam Savage. Mrs. O Rourke, Mrs. Nairn and Mrs. Hampson are the adults on the committee. As part of this year’s work, we have invited Ciara from the Rossinver Organic Centre to visit our school on a fortnightly basis to help with our organic garden and increase its productivity.

Farmyard in our schoolyard

Farmyard in our schoolyard will be visiting our school on 7th November and holding a workshop on litter awareness and care of the environment with Jun, Snr Infants and 1st class.

Children’s Rosary

This will take place in the Cathedral in Sligo on Tuesday, 7th October at 7pm. All children are most welcome. Children from 5th class in our school will lead a decade of the Rosary. The new Bishop will be present and looks forward to meeting parents and children.

Sligo Primary Schools Cross Country

Thanks to Ms. Wetherald, we are entering children into this competition for the first time! Team/teams will consist of children from 3rd to 6th class. Heats will be run off in the next few days with children who are interested and the successful children will be informed of details. The competition will take place on Sat Oct 11th at 11am at the Regional Sports Centre, Cleveragh.

Running Club

Ms. Wetherald will be v kindly starting a running club after school from next Monday, after school from 3-4pm. Initially, the club would run for a 6 week period. The club will cater for a maximum of 20 children, places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Expression of interest forms are on the back of this note, the first 20 returned will be given places. Sincere thanks to Ms. Wetherald to give of her time and expertise voluntarily in this capacity.

Music/Singing Club

I am thinking of setting up a singing group after school as choir is not fitting into the school timetable at the moment with the instrument tuition eating into our time allocation for music! I have nothing set in concrete yet, as it is really just an idea I have at the moment. It would operate on an afternoon from 3-4, day to be confirmed, but it will not be Monday due to the running club. Numbers would be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. I would hope to cover a repertoire of modern pop and fun music as well as covering some songs that we could sing at Do This In Memory Masses, if some of the children were available to come along on the occasional Sunday. I realise this is a bit vague  and I will clarify asap, but if interested children from 3-6th classes would return the expression of interest slip as soon as possible, I will know if there would be enough enthusiasm to start something up!


Sincere thanks to all for the ongoing support,

Siobhán Clarke


Running Club


I wish to confirm that my child _____________________________ from ____class, will partake in the running club on Monday afternoons starting from Monday 6th October from 3-4pm.










Singing Club


I wish to confirm that my child ____________________________ from _____class would be interested in joining an after school singing club from 3-4.


My child would be available on the following days:





(Please tick all the days your child would be available, so I can see what suits majority of interested children)




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