Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Please note that we are hosting our Christmas Concerts on Wednesday, 18th December. Junior Infants will start at 10 o clock, followed by Senior Infants at 10.15. First and Second Class are performing together. Their play will start approximately at 10.30. We will then take a break and tea/ coffee will be available from the Parents Association. There will be a raffle for various prizes on the day.  We also request that no videos/ clips/ posts etc are posted on any Social Media forums.
Third and Fourth Class are performing together and will begin at 12 noon. This will be followed by Fifth Class at 12.45, and then Sixth Class. We are all looking forward to the day and the children have been practising well.
Santa is scheduled to visit the classrooms on Thursday, 19th December.
The school will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday, 20th December at 12 noon, re-opening on Monday, 6th January 2020.

Christmas Annuals are available to purchase from the school at €1 per annual.

Tickets for the Cinderella pantomime on January 24th are available to purchase from the School Office.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

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.

Comórtas Guth Ghoill

We enter the Guth Ghoill Irish language poetry competition each year.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2019 in Downings.  Please let us know if your child wishes to participate.

Halloween Pictures

Please visit the Gallery Section of our website for class photographs of pupils in Halloween costume.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

Our Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled for Thursday, 21st November. Appointment details will be issued in due course.

Christmas Concert Date

Our Christmas Concert day is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday, 18th December.  Further details will issue closer to the date. 

School Closure

School Planning Day 12th Nov
The school will close for pupils on Tuesday, 12th November as there is a School Planning Day for staff.

Swimming

Weekly swimming classes for pupils in First and Fifth Class will begin on Thursday, 7th until Thursday, 12th December.  The cost is €7.50.  This can also be pre-paid in one amount of €45.

Christmas Shoe-box Appeal

If you wish to participate in the annual Shoe-box Appeal, please return your shoe-box to the school before Wednesday, 6th November 2019.

  • School Holidays

    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 20th  December 2019; Re-opening on Monday 6th January 2020.
    • Mid-term 2020
      The school will close on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st.
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will close on March 17th, 2020.
    • Easter Holidays
      The school will close on Friday, 3rd April and re-open on Monday, 20th April.
    • May Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 4th May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.