The first newsletter to parents was distributed on Wed 21st September.  This contains details of forthcoming events and information on school activities.  It’s a must read missive! The Parish Newsletter doesn’t come close!

 

 

 

NUACHTLITIR/ NEWSLETTER

 

The new school year is up-and-running and I wish to offer a particular warm welcome all our students, inclusive of 25 newly enrolled Junior Infant pupils. There are 220 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 than normal roll call time, as your child may have been marked absent for the 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 an accompanying increased risk to pupil safety as a result.  Therefore,

 

  • the school car park is for staff and school bus parking only.  This request is being observed by the vast majority of parents.  In the interests of fairness to all, I respectfully ask those few remaining parents who have yet to comply to do so with immediate effect.

 

  • 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 is obliged to inform 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.  The school recently forwarded a message regarding the Parents’ Association meeting.  Please inform the School Office if you haven’t received this text and we will accordingly seek to update contact details.  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.

 

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

The Parents’ Association held their AGM recently.  Officers for the coming year include Dermot Lyons (Chair), Breda Mc Geever (Secretary) and Noreen Mc Gettigan (Treasurer).  Frank Pinder stood down as Chairperson recently and we thank him for his valued input.  We wish to thank the PA for their recent funding of a defibrillator for the school community.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

27th September- Some pupils from the school will attend a School’s Cross-Country event in Milford.

 

3rd October- The School Photographer is scheduled to visit.

 

17th & 18th October-HSE nurses are due to screen Junior Infant pupils and any other newly enrolled pupils for Hearing, Vision and growth monitoring.

 

The First Holy Communion has been set for Saturday, 13th May at 11am, . with Confirmation of Sixth Class pupils scheduled for February 12th at 1230pm.

 

8th November- the school will close to facilitate Staff training for the New Primary Language Curriculum.

 

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 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.