Kilmacrennan NS October Newsletter

All of us are well settled in to the new term, and the children are not doing too badly either!  Please note the following scheduled term-dates for your diary.

Monday, 8th October– As part of Wainfest, a children’s literary festival, pupils from Junior Infants to Third Classes are scheduled to attend a theatrical performance of ‘the Snail and the Whale’ in Letterkenny.  There is a €3 charge to cover the cost of the buses.

Tuesday, October 16th -we hope to host a Cheerio’s breakfast morning for all pupils (details to follow).

Wednesday, October 17th – We are also scheduled to take part in an FAIS soccer competition for senior pupils.

Thursday, October 18th – School’s Cross-Country County Final in Buncrana.

Monday, October 22nd please note that this is the final date to return boxes to the school for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Thursday, October 25th -first round of the Letterkenny Debating League.

Thursday, October 25th October- please note that the Parents Association are hosting a Family Quiz Night in the School Hall at 7pm. It promises to be a fun-night and all are welcome.

Halloween holidays- The school will now close for the Halloween holidays at 3pm on Thursday, 25th October as the premises will be used facilitate voting in the Presidential election on Friday, 26th October to.  We will re-open on Monday, 5th November.

November 8th– Please note that First and Fifth classes are scheduled for a six-week swimming course, beginning on the 8/11/18.  There will be a charge of €7 per lesson, or €40 for the term.

Our in-school cross-country training for pupils from First to Sixth classes has been up-and-running since the start of term.  We feel that the children’s fitness levels are improving considerably and we ask that all continue to participate in the programme.  We wish to commend all the athletes who represented our school at the Cross-Country district finals in Milford recently.  We were quite successful on the day, winning 16 individual medals, 6 team event and the Overall Best School Cup. Twenty-four athletes have qualified for the County Final in Buncrana later this month.


It has been brought to my attention that some parents feel that sufficient vision is not being afforded to children and parents as they seek to use the crossing point on the Main Road outside the school.   Therefore, I respectfully request that all rules of the road are observed and that nobody parks on double yellow lines in this area.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.