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

    • Christmas Holidays
      School closes on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 and will re-open on Mon 8th Jan 2018.
    • Feb Mid-term 2018
      Closed on Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Feb 2018
    • Easter Holidays 2018
      Closing for Easter Holidays on Fri 23 March & re-opening on Mon 9 April 2018.
    • May Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 7th May 2018.
    • June Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 4th June 2018.
    • Provisional Summer Closure 2018
      Provisional date for Summer Holidays is Fri 22nd June 2018.

      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.