Archive for September, 2017

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

    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
    • February Mid-term 2021
      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
    • Easter Holidays 2021
      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
    • May Bank Holiday
      May Bank Holiday; 3rd May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      June Bank Holiday; 7th June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

      These dates are provisional and subject to change.