Archive for March, 2019

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.

 

  • School Holidays

    • Election Closure
      The school will be closed for pupils on Fri 24th May to facilitate voting in the elections & referendum.
    • May 27th Closure
      The school will be closed for pupils on Mon 27th May to facilitate staff -training.
    • June Bank Holiday 2019.
      The school is closed on Mon 6th June 2019.
    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

       
    • School Re-opening
      School re-opening on Wed 28th Aug
    • Halloween Mid-Term 2019
      All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2018 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 20th  December 2019; Re-opening on Monday 6th January 2020.