Archive for October, 2022

October News

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Note from the Parent’s Association:

The Kilmacrennan Parents’ Association are pleased to announce the return of their annual Halloween Family Quiz.  The quiz will be held in the school hall on Wednesday, 26th October at 7.30pm.  There will be spot prizes for the best fancy dress.  This is a family quiz and all children should attend with an adult.  We would ask for parent volunteers from 2nd & 4th class to help out on the night.  Please contact Pauline Gallagher if you’re available to help out on the night.  The Parents’ Association would also ask for donations for prizes for the night: tins of biscuits/sweets, small vouchers etc.  It’s €5 per family for the quiz and and raffle tickets will be sold on the night.  The Parents’ Association will have a tuck shop on the night for the children. Kilmacrennan Parents’ Association

Other News

Sixth Class pupils are scheduled to visit the Ulster-American Folk Park on Wednesday of this week. A six-week Swimming lessons course – beginning on 8th November – is planned for pupils in Second and Fifth class. Respective class teachers will furnish further details nearer the time.

Our school had a successful outing at the recent Cross-Country Athletics in Milford and we now look forward to competing in the Donegal Finals in Buncrana on 20 October.

Further upcoming events include Maths Week, the Letterkenny & District Schools Soccer League and Cumann na mBunscol GAA blitzes. We also hope to reschedule the events from the Wainfest Literary Festival that were cancelled due to the tragic events in Creeslough.

I respectfully request that you please refresh your child’s name on school jumpers, coats etc over the coming days. I also wish to restress the importance of keeping the school car park for bus and staff parking only. Finally, I wish to remind you that the school does not accept responsibility for the supervision of pupils before the opening of the School Gates at 9 am.

The school will close for Mid-term break on Friday, 28th October at 2/3pm for pupils and re-open on Monday, 7th November.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Free Coding Workshop

Free coding workshops from DojoMór 2022, funded by the HEA, will be running online, from 10am to 1pm, on Saturday 22nd October 2022, offering a range of activities to suit all ages and interests.
On the day, 24,000 students, from primary and secondary schools around Ireland, can learn to code in a fun and exciting virtual environment. This event is being supported by Munster Technological University, Atlantic Technological University, South East Technological University, Maynooth University, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Design Art and Technology Design, and Offaly County Council.
Coding Workshop List for DojoMór 2022:
Coding for Beginners with Lightbot
Build an App with Thunkable & Bubble
Code a Virtual Robot with VEX Code VR
Code like a Pro with HTML
Create a Story/Game with Scratch
Code a Micro-chip with Micro :bit
3D Modelling with Blender
Making Music with Soundtrap
The Magic of Augmented & Virtual Reality 

We would appreciate if you could share this with your teachers and students.
For information and bookings – www.dojomor.ie  Or scan here – For updates and competitions – @dojomor2021
Bookings are open now ­We hope you can make it, ­The DojoMór Team
  • School Holidays

    • Enrolment Application 2023/24
      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

      Please attach a copy of the child's Birth Certificate with the application.

      Closing Date  31 January 2023.

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      Please contact the School Office for Information regarding Applications for our ASD Class.

      Forms for Special Class Applications are listed below.

      NCSE-Application-Form-1-Application-for-access-to-SNA-support (9)

      SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form (22)

      Closing Date  31 January 2023.

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    • 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 & Tuesday (1 & 2nd May 2023).

       

       
    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.
    • Summer Closure
      The school will close for the Summer Holidays on Fri 23 June (12 noon)