Archive for January, 2024

February Newsletter

Upcoming events

Wednesday 31st Jan: We wish our School Debating team all the best as they debate the motion ‘Electric Cars are the best way to cut a country’s emissions’ in the fourth round of the Donegal Primary School’s Concern Debating League this week.

Thursday 1st Feb: All Grandparents’ (or family/ neighbour etc) are invited to our Grandparents’ Day this Thursday, 1st February. Second and Sixth Class pupils will first attend morning mass in the Chapel at 9.30am with St Bridget’s Cross making in the School Hall from 10am-12 noon. Sixth Class pupils will also attend a Sacramental Preparation in the Chapel on Thursday from 1.15pm-2.45pm.

Friday 2nd February: Our Student Council is organising a Non-Uniform Day this Friday, 2nd February. The charge is €2 per child (max €5 per family). Any proceeds will be for play resources as identified by the Council.

Monday, 5 February: There will be no school for pupils on this day. (Bank Holiday).

Thursday 8th: Second Class pupils will attend a Children of the Eucharist preparation workshop. 

Tuesday 13 February: The Parents’ Association are organising a Valentine Bake Sale (€2 per treat). All support is appreciated (donations of homebakes, shop bought goods etc). There will also be free pancakes available for all children on the day.

Thurs 15th & Fri 16th February: The school is closed for Mid-term break.

RSE/Stay Safe

Stay Safe lessons will be taught this term. The teachers will issue notice of the lesson content of sensitive issues in advance of this. Please familiarise yourself with the information detail.

Silver Circle

The Parents Association will host a 5-week Silver Circle draw from Feb 22nd until March 21st this year. There will be three prizes each week of €80, €50 and €30. Your support for this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated. Further details to follow.

The school gratefully acknowledge receipt of €600 from the Parent’s Association. This money has been spent on musical equipment.

For your Calendar

The Ceremony of Light for Sixth Class pupils is scheduled for Wed 21st Feb at 7pm.

The school will be closed on Friday 8th March (Referendum Voting)

The Sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled for Tuesday 16 April at 6pm.

First Holy Communions are scheduled for Saturday, 11th May at 11 noon.

Please visit our website homepage for the School Calendar.

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

School News

The pupils are busy at school this term and we look forward to a number of upcoming school events, including Vex Robotics for Sixth Class, a School Debating event, Credit Union Quiz, Féis Leitir Ceanainn, Scríobh Leabhair Gaeilge and the Children of the Eucharist programme.

We will once again host a Grandparents’ Day & St Bridget Cross-Making in the School Hall on 1 February 2024. All are welcome to attend.

Hot Meals programme

Our school has been included in the extended roll out of the Hot Meals Scheme. This means that the pupils will be able to avail of hot dinners provided at school. We hope this will start in April/May. We will be in touch with further details closer to the time.

School Enrolment

Please note that we are currently accepting enrolment applications for new pupils for the 2024/25 school year. The closing date for applications is 29th January 2024.

February Bank Holiday

Please note that the school will be closed for pupils on Monday 5th February (St Bridget’s Bank Holiday).

Parent’s Association

The Parents Association have postponed tonight’s meeting in the School Hall and will reschedule for next Wednesday 24th January at 7.15pm.

Survey

We encourage parents to participate in a Wellbeing Survey, details of which will be forwarded through an Aladdin in the next few days.

School Closure Info

In the event of an unforeseen school closure (ice/ snow/ frost etc), please note that we will inform parents of such closures in the morning via an Aladdin text.

Please make your own judgement call regarding attendance and travel on days where the school remains open during such weather.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

  • School Holidays

    • May Bank Holiday
      We are closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May.
    • Enrolment News
       

      We will accept applications for the 2024/25 school year from 8 January until 29 January 2024..

       

      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      New Enrolments

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

      Please attach a copy of the child's Birth Certificate with the application.

      Please contact the School Office for Information regarding Applications for our ASD Class.

      Forms for Special Class Applications are listed below.

      NCSE-Application-Form-1-Application-for-access-to-SNA-support (9)

      SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form (22)