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Newsletter 22.05.13



Dear Parents,

I hope this note finds everyone well. It is hard to believe that we are heading towards the end of May! Please take note of the following notices:

First Communion

A heartfelt and very sincere thank you to all involved in making the First Communion celebration so special- Well done to Mrs. O Rourke and the children on the beautiful Mass, which was so special. Congratulations to all the children in 2nd class who were so beautifully turned out and partook in the celebration so respectfully. Heartfelt thanks also to Mrs. Hampson who created the lovely Mass booklets.

Sincere thanks to the “Do This In Memory” Committee, who arranged all of the preparation Masses and put such time and effort into this. This is an important form of preparation for the children, and the group of parents involved did an excellent job.

The choir, as always, were magnificent and really did the school proud. Thank you to all the teachers who played music and co-ordinated the choir, and to the group of children who turned out to sing and enhanced the ceremony so beautifully. It really is appreciated.

A very large thank you to all of the parents of 1st and 3rd class and to our Parent’s Association, who put on such a wonderful party in the hall after the Mass. All the families of 2nd class really appreciate the huge effort you all went to and it really makes the occasion so special for everyone. It is a lovely tradition that we need to ensure is kept alive in the school. Many thanks!


Sincere congratulations to the 6th class children on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation last Thursday. Well done to Mr. Quinn, who prepared the children so well and to all who were involved in the service. It is a lovely occasion for the whole parish.

Race Night

Reminder to the parents of this social fundraising event on the night of Fri June 7th. Thank you to the parents who have returned their cards having bought horses. We encourage as many as possible of you to support, as we hope to purchase a new set of supplementary readers for the whole school with the proceeds. Many thanks to the group of parents who are organising this event.

Clothing Collection

Reminder to parents to drop bags of unwanted clothes to the school this Thursday or early Friday. The clothes will be collected on Friday morning. Many thanks.

School Tours

This Friday, 24th May, 3rd/4th and 5th classes will go on tour to “Zip It” in Forest Park, Boyle. We leave school at 9am and return at 3pm. Please ensure that children bring a packed lunch and wear school tracksuit. Children will also need raingear in the event of wet weather. Also please make sure that children are wearing runners or foot gear suitable for climbing/adventure sport. The cost of the tour inclusive of the bus is €20, please bring to school in an envelope clearly marked.

The Junior/Senior Infants Tour will take place on the 7th June and 1st and 2nd class on the 14th June. These tours will be on to Five Star Fun in Grange. The bus will leave school at 9.30am and will return to school for 2pm (Infants) and 3pm (2nd/3rd). A hot lunch will be provided, however children can bring an extra snack and a drink in case the weather is good and we visit the playground. Children can wear school tracksuit. The cost will be €20 per child. Please send to school in a marked envelope.

The Friendship Squad Trip will be booked shortly, and we will keep you informed.

Sock Collection

A local man from the community, Kevin Mc Gloin, has asked the school to organise a collection of any unwanted/surplus pairs of socks in good condition for an Irish nurse working with very poor families in villages around Medugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. If any families are willing, we are grateful if you would send in a pair of socks to school and we will collect and give to Kevin.


Continued thanks for your support,


Siobhán Clarke


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