General

Pantomime Night

The Letterkenny Pantomime Society will host a performance of ‘Snow Queen’ in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny on Saturday, 13th January 2018.  Proceeds of this event are in aid of school funds.

We respectfully ask for your support with this fundraiser.

Road Safety Workshops

Many thanks to Louise from the Road Safety Authority who visited our school in November, providing entertaining and informative workshops for all pupils.

Christmas Music

 

 

A group of Fifth & Sixth Class pupils will perform a selection of tunes and Christmas songs at a Christmas Fair in the AIB Bank car-park, Letterkenny on Saturday, 2nd December.

 

Those participating should arrive by 1.50pm, bringing musical instruments and notes.

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Cheerios Breakfast Morning

Thursday Morning 20th September, Miss Ferry and her 6th class held a Cheerios Breakfast Morning in aid of Childline. They raised a total of €510.00 euro in total. A great morning had by all.

 

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Maths Week Jokes. Have you heard the one about….

 

Q: What do you call a man who spent all summer at the beach? 
A: A Tangent 

Q: What do you call an angle that is adorable? 
A: a-cute angle 

Q: What do you call a destroyed angle? 
A: A Rect-angle 

Q: Why did the student get upset when his teacher called him average? 
A: It was a ‘mean’ thing to say! 

Q: Why does nobody talk to circles? 
A: Because there is no point! 

Q: What is a math teacher’s favorite type of tree? 
A: A “Geome-tree” 

Q: Why is the obtuse triangle always upset? 
A: Because it is never right. 

 

Q: Why did the 30-60-90 triangle marry the 45-45-90 triangle?

A: They were right for each other

Q: Why didn’t the Romans find algebra very challenging?

A: Because X was always 10

 

Q. Why was the math book sad?
A. Because it had so many problems.

 

Q: What is a bird’s favorite type of maths?
A: Owl-gebra

 

Q: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?
A: Because it was over 90 degrees

 

Q: Why do plants hate math?
A: Because it gives them square roots.

 

Q: What do you call a destroyed angle?

A: A Rect-angle

 

Q: Why did the student get upset when his teacher called him average?
A: It was a ‘mean’ thing to say!

 

Q. What do you get if you cross a math teacher and a clock?
A. Arithma-ticks!

School Debating League

The Letterkenny Debating League Round 1 event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct 26th. Lurgybrack N.S. are our opposition on the day. Kilmacrennan will present the argument that ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children’.

School Closure

Kilmacrennan N.S. will be closed on Monday, 6th November for staff training on the New Language Curriculum – this is the Monday immediately following the Mid-Term break.

School Photographer

The School photographer is scheduled to call on Monday, 2nd October 2017.

Contact details

We recently sent an introductory text to all parents on our school text service- please inform the school if you haven’t received this message.

School Newsletter

September 4th, 2017

 

Dear Parent

 

The new school year is up-and-running and I wish to offer a particular warm welcome all our students, inclusive of 20 newly enrolled Junior Infant pupils. There are 212 pupils on our roll this school year.

 

SCHOOL OPENING

 

We wish to remind parents that the School Opening time is 9.10am daily and that members of staff supervise from that time only onwards. Pupils go to their classes at 9.20a.m. We respectfully ask that you do not leave your child/ren unsupervised at the school before/ after school opening/closing times.

 

It is important too that you inform us if your child is due to arrive to school at a slightly later time as your child may be marked absent for the day.

 

From Monday, 11th September, Junior Infants will finish at 2pm each day.

 

SCHOOL PARKING

 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few issues.  We introduced parking restrictions in the car park outside the school gates a couple of years ago as we felt that there was traffic congestion there and there was an accompanying increased risk to pupil safety as a result.  Therefore,

  • the school car park is for staff and school bus parking only.   In the interests of fairness to all, I respectfully ask all parents to co-operate with this request.

 

  • We also request that parents use the car park between the Old School and the Chapel, or use the Chapel Road area, observing yellow line parking restrictions.

 

  • Please accompany your child to/from the school gates at all times, using the designated pedestrian crossing point, exercising caution at all times.

 

  • Please inform any other people who leave/collect your child to/from the school gates of these arrangements.

ATTENDANCE

 

Please note that the school informs the National Educational Welfare Board of pupil absences each year, and that notification of cumulative pupil absences of 20 days or more are forwarded to the relevant authorities.  Please inform us of the reason for any such absences, as this information can also be relayed.

 

SCHOOL TEXT SERVICE

 

We operate a school web text service whereby we occasionally send messages to individual classes/ whole school groups.   We will send an introductory text message to all classes this week.  Please inform us on Friday of this week if you haven’t received this text.  It is essential that the school is informed of any changes to your mobile contact details.

 

HEALTHY EATING POLICY/ LABELLING SCHOOL ITEMS

 

Please ensure that all items (jumpers, coats, lunchboxes, etc) are labelled with your child’s name.  We request that all pupils comply with the school Healthy Eating Policy.

 

Finally, the children have all settled in well and are working hard.  Please encourage them with their work.  Please feel free to contact the school at the earliest opportunity if you have any queries/concerns/require any information etc.

 

On occasion, we use our school website www.kilmacrennanschool.com to post notices/pupil work etc.  Please feel free to visit the site.

 

Regards,

John Devenney.

  • School Holidays

    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 21st December 2018; Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
    • Feb Mid-Term
      Closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.
    • St Patrick's Day
      Closed on Monday, 18th March 2019.
    • Easter Holidays
      Closing on Friday, 12th April; re-opening on Monday, 29th April.
    • 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.