PARENT ZONE

 March 13th 2018 Note to Parents

Kilmacrennan NS Sponsored Walk

We are shortly approaching the tenth anniversary of our ‘New School’ building (March 31st 2008). The BOM has spent considerable money on a phased re-painting of the building in recent years and hope to continue in this vein over the summer. In light of not having requested a Voluntary Contribution this school year, and not wishing to dip into funds for educational resources, we hope to organise an In-School Sponsored Nature Walk on Wed 21st March 2018.

We ask for your support in this regard and we enclose a Sponsorship cards in the coming weeks.

 Parents’ Association Meeting

Please note that there is a Parents’ Association meeting in the school, tonight Tuesday at 8pm. All are welcome.

 

27th February 2018.

Dear Parent,

Thursday is World Book Day and the children may dress up as a film/ book or literary character on the day, if they so wish. There is no need for extravagance or cost; home-made costumes will suffice.

The Food Dudes programme is up-and-running in the school at the moment. In an effort to promote healthy eating, this is a scheme whereby children are given fruit at school for a number of weeks.

There will be Child Protection training for staff on Friday, 9th March. There will be no school for pupils that day.

Please note that Junior Infants are in class each day by 9.20am. The roll is then recorded and submitted electronically. As it cannot be altered afterwards, unless we are aware beforehand of a late arrival, your child will be marked absent. Please note too that schools are also obliged to notify the National Educational Welfare Board of cumulative pupil absences of more than twenty days. It is school policy to send reminder letters or text messages to parents regarding pupil absences during the year.

We are shortly approaching the tenth anniversary of our ‘New School’ building (March 31st 2008). The BOM has spent considerable money on a phased re-painting of the building in recent years and hope to continue in this vein over the summer. In light of not having requested a Voluntary Contribution this school year, and not wishing to dip into funds for educational resources, we hope to organise an In-School Sponsored Nature Walk between St Patrick’s Day and Easter. We ask for your support in this regard and will distribute sponsorship cards in the coming weeks.

Please inform the school if you have changed your mobile telephone contact details recently.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

January 30th,2018

Dear Parent,

Grandparents Day will be held on Thursday, 1st February.  The pupils will attend Mass in the chapel at 10am.  All are then invited to the School Hall for tea at 10.30, followed by St Brigid Cross-making with the children until 12.30 approximately.  The invitation is for parents and the wider community too, not strictly for grandparents (though family pets might be a step too far!).

The children will be having a bowl of mashed poundies on the day, and can bring a small plastic plate or bowl for feeding purposes!

The Parents-Association are hosting a Family Movie Night in Century Cinemas on Thursday, 22nd February at 6pm.  The movie is Coco, and tickets can be purchased from the school at a cost of €5 per ticket.

Parents of Fifth Class pupils are meeting tonight, Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm in the School Library to arrange teas for the Confirmation.

The Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, 11th February at 12.30pm.  We wish all the Confirmandi well on the day.

The school had a successful night at the Letterkenny Credit Union this week, winning the U-13 Senior Section and were placed third in the U-11 Section.  Well done to teams involved.

The school will be closed for Mid-term Break on Thursday, 15th and Friday, 16th February.

Thanking you,

John Devenney.

  • School Holidays

    • 2018-'19 School Re-opening
      Wed 29th August 2018.
    • Halloween Mid-Term 2018
      All schools will close from Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 21st December 2018; Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
    • Feb Mid-Term
      Closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.
    • St Patrick's Day
      Closed on Monday, 18th March 2019.
    • Easter Holidays
      Closing on Friday, 12th April; re-opening on Monday, 29th April.
    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

      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.