General

April Newsletter

Dear Parent,

Please note that

-Kilmacrennan Tidy Towns recently held an Art competition and will announce the winners on Tuesday of this week. First Lady, Susan Shields, Mayoress of the Barony of Kilmacrennan, will present the prizes.

-there will be a ‘Science is Magic’ show in the school on Wednesday, 10th April from 1-2pm. There is a €2 charge per child, subject to a family maximum charge of €5.

-pupils will participate in the Letterkenny Gaelic League and the Letterkenny Debating League this week and we wish them well in both competitions.

-the Parents Association wish to remind anyone wishing to avail of the photographer for the First Holy Communion that they are to have money and return slip in the School Office by Wednesday 10th April (not 15th April as per original note). The parents are also organising a clothing collection on Monday, 13th May; collection bags and information will be sent out this week.

-the Kilmacrennan 5k is scheduled for Tuesday, 7th May at 7pm. We will host a meeting in the school after Easter to organise the event and would appreciate volunteers for the event.

-please note that the school will close next term on Friday, 24th May for the election and referendum voting, and also on Monday, 27th May (Staff Curricular Day).  

-we will hold an Easter Raffle on Friday. Prizes include a Value Centre hamper and Easter Eggs. Tickets are €2 per strip or €5 for three and can be bought any day this week.

– we will close for the Easter Holidays on Friday, 12th April at 12 noon and re-open on Monday, April 29th April 2019.

Regards,

John Devenney.

Tattie Hoking

We’ve been busy planting potatoes in the School Garden this week and are hoping for a June crop. Aldi lorries are on standby.

Tidy Towns Clean-Up

Fifth class pupils held a 45 min clean up of general litter in the school environs and on the Cottain Road recently, gathering 5 refuse bags of rubbish in that short period.

Many thanks to Ms Hegarty, Master Gallagher and Mary from Kilmacrennan Tidy Towns Committee for organising the event.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí ceolchoirm iontach againn i Halla na Scoile ar an Aoine, an 15ú Márta. Ghlac gach dalta páirt in sna h-imeachtaí agus bhaineamar sult as.

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 7th March 2019. We have recently received hundreds of new books for our School Library and this had given an impetus to our reading at school. We enjoyed numerous in-school activities on the day, including Peer and Buddy Reading, reading excerpts, art work, a School Assembly etc. We took delivery too of new Library Sofa furniture, courtesy of the Parents’ Association.

We are also participating in the Read DL scheme and took delivery on the day of a class set of David Walliams ‘Mr Stink’ book. We look forward to reading the novel.

Fifth Class visit Highland Radio

Fifth class recently visited Highland Radio for a tour of their station. The class were very lucky to get an opportunity to create their own jingle, watch a show going out live on air and investigating the inner workings of Ireland’s most popular local radio station. It really brought the Communications strand of the Geography curriculum to life for the children. Many thanks to our student teacher, Miss McGroarty for organising the visit and to Linda McGroarty, Oisin Kelly, Canice Wilson and David James at the station for their time and patience.

March Newsletter

Kilmacrennan NS

Nuachtlitir na Scoile

Dear Parent,

The school recently received hundreds of new book titles from Eason’s as a result of one of last year’s pupils, Jack Mc Bride, finishing as runner-up in the All Ireland Spelling Bee Final last year. The total value of the prize was €3,000. Jack returned to the school recently to launch the revamped library.

We will celebrate World Book Day in the school on Thursday, 7th March. The children are free to dress in home-made literary/film characters on the day, only if they so wish.

Congratulations are afforded to our School Debating team on a recent win in the Letterkenny Debating League. Our indoor hurlers reached a County Final Blitz but were unfortunate to lose lost out by the narrowest of margins on the day.

We have several teams participating in Sports-hall Athletics this week.

The school recently underwent a Curriculum Evaluation in Science. Initial feedback from the DES Inspectorate is positive and it was a beneficial experience.

The Board of Management conducted a Child Safety Annual Audit at its February meeting.

Surveys for both the Kilmacrennan Tidy Towns and an Craoibhín Pre/After-School Group were handed out recently. Please return these to the school by tomorrow, Tuesday.

Spring may have arrived but don’t throw out your old clothes just yet as the Parents’ Association are planning a ‘Bag2School’ old clothes collection in May. We also wish to thank all parents who assisted recently with the Confirmation Tea in the School Hall.

We are grateful to Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed who recently donated hand-made bird-boxes to the school.

The school will be closed on Monday, 18th March (St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday).

Finally, Anne has promised to make us all a pancake on Pancake Tuesday. No pressure there, Anne…….

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

 

Nesting Boxes

We wish to thank Kilmacrennan’s Men’s Shed for their kind donations of four new hand-made Bird Boxes to the school. We hope birds will now flock to the school!

Eason’s Spelling Bee Competition

Books Galore at Kilmac NS

Kilmacrennnan National School were grateful recipients of a €3000 Eason’s Book Prize recently. Hundreds of new book titles have been added to the School Library,
thanks to Jack McBride, a sixth class pupil in 2018. Jack was a runner up in the All Ireland Eason’s Spelling Bee Final. Jack returned to his Alma Mater to launch the library.

 

Internet Safety Talk

  • School Holidays

    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

      Please note that the above dates are subject to change.  In the event of unforeseen closures, the Board of Management may use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to catch up on missed school days.