Archive for November, 2019

Newsletter

Tuesday, 19th November 2019.

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

A meeting will be held in the school this evening in the School Library to elect two parents from our parent body (one father, one mother) to the Board of Management.  All are welcome and the meeting will begin at 7pm.

Our school was recently selected to participate in a pilot scheme (CLIL) whereby children in selected classes are taught a subject, or parts of a subject e.g. PE through Irish for eight week blocks. As we do quite a bit of this already, it should not come as a major shock to the children and we look forward to it.

The HSE screening of Junior Infants and new pupils has been deferred until the 9th and 10th December.

Cinderella, by the Letterkenny Pantomime Society, is scheduled for Friday, 24th January 2020 in the Aura Leisure Centre (please note the change of venue).  As the school benefits from this, we ask you to support the event.  Tickets @ €15 each or €25 for two are available from the School Office and would make ideal Christmas gifts.

The Christmas Concert Day is scheduled for Wednesday, 18th December.

Parent-teacher meetings are being held in the school this Thursday, 21st November. Pupils are not to be present on the school grounds during the meetings as we do not provide supervision.

We wish to thank-you for the magnificent response to the Sponsored Walk fundraiser; we were delighted to raise €2,600 for the school.

The local St Vincent de Paul organise hampers annually for local distribution at Christmas and respectfully request an item of non-perishable food donation from each family, if possible. Suitable donations include tinned foods, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits/sweets, jelly, custard, cereals etc, paying attention to expiry dates. {Donations by Monday, 2nd December, please}.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Board Elections

ELECTION OF PARENT NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you may be aware the current term of the Board of Management will expire on 30/11/2019 and a new Board of Management takes up office on 01/12/2019.

Two parents of children enrolled in the school (one being a mother and the other a father) must be elected by the general body of parents of children enrolled in the school.

A meeting will be held at the school on Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 7pm.  At this meeting:-

  1. Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as parent nominees on the Board.
  2. A ballot will be held at the meeting to elect the nominees.  If there is only one nominee for either panel, the nominees shall be deemed to be elected.  If more than one nomination is received for either of the panels, a secret ballot shall be held at the meeting.
  3. Please note that you may self-nominate at the meeting. Whether or not you self-nominate, or are nominated by another parent/guardian, you must be seconded by a person attending the meeting.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the outgoing members for their contribution to the Board of Management over the past four years.

Yours sincerely,

Fr Patrick Dunne,

Patron’s Representative.

Explanation of the The Role of a Parent Nominee

Even though Parent Nominees are elected by parents, they do not represent the parent body.  Parent Nominees are elected by the parent body to bring “a mother’s view” and “a father’s view” to Board of Management deliberations. To this end, their contribution to the Board is a very important one, and they are not required to consult with the wider parent population, take instruction from them or report back to them.

  • School Holidays

    • Enrolment 2022/2023
      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment-Application-Form-2022/23-school-year (11)
    • Summer Closing Date 2022
      We will close on Fri 17 June 2022. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change.

      ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      1.Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment Application Form for Mainstream Classes (including Junior Infants)  2021-22 school year

      2.  Enrolment Application for our ASD Special Class Suite ( click below)

      Notification-to-NCSE-of-Enrolment-in-Special-School_Special-Class.doc

      3. Enrolment Application for our ASD School Transport (click below)

      https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form.doc

       
    • 2022-23 School Calendar
      The school will re-open for pupils on Tuesday, August 30th 2022.
    • Halloween Break
      The school will close for pupils during the week beginning Monday, 31st October and will re-open for pupils on Monday, 7th November 2022.
    • Christmas & New Year Break
      The school will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022, which will be the final
      day of the school term (12 Noon Closure).
      We will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023.
    • St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday (New Public Holiday)
      The school will be closed for pupils on Monday 6th February 2023.
    • February Mid-Term
      We will close on Thursday 16th February 2023 and Friday 17th
      February 2023
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will be closed on Friday 17th March 2023.
    • Easter 2023
      We will close on Friday 31st March 2023, which will be the final day of
      the school term (unless changes are required as part of contingency
      arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where
      contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
      of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 5th April
      2023).
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday 1 May 2023.
    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.