Newsletter September 2018
NEWSLETTER September 2018
Welcome back to everyone for what is expected to be a very busy new school year. A special welcome to our 18 new Junior Infants who have settled in so well and are getting on so well with Mrs Kealey.
I would also like to give a warm welcome to Sinéad Havlin who has kindly offered to volunteer in the school. I’m sure both the children and teachers will keep Sinéad busy and we look forward to getting to know Sinéad better.
A note for your diary. Mid-term break begins Monday 29th of October. The school will close for midterm at 3pm on Friday 26th of October and re-open on Monday 5th November. Due to the upcoming referendum we may be closed for midterm on Thursday 25th October @ 3pm.
A reminder that you can keep updated with ongoing events at the school through our website, www.scoilcholmcille.ie and on twitter @scoilcc86.
It is vital that we try to keep up good communication links between school and home. Please notify Caroline in the office if you have changed any of your contact details.
Good attendance is very important at school in order for your child to make good academic and social progress. It is vital that your child comes to school on time and with all the correct equipment. Please notify the school before 10.15am if your child is absent.
Well done to all those children who are bringing in their healthy lunches. It’s great to see so much fruit and veg in the children’s lunch boxes this year. Please try to avoid sugary items such as chocolate and sweets. Of course a treat is allowed on a Friday. But Friday only!!
Thank you to all those who have returned book rental money. Please return any outstanding book rental money to Caroline by Friday 14th of September. The fee is €60.
If any parent who collected Garda vetting forms could return them to Caroline in the office along with two pieces of ID. The best time to get Caroline is between 8am and 11am.
Following last year’s success, the parent’s association are holding the annual FUN RUN/WALK in order to raise funds for the school. The run is due to take place on Saturday the 13th of October at 2pm. It is sure to be a fun day for your family and friends. So spread the word!! More details on the event will follow shortly.
In an attempt to promote independence and self confidence we ask that parents drop their children off at the gate and let them make their own way to the lines in the morning. If you need to meet urgently with a teacher you can of course make arrangements to do so .
This year the school will be re-engaging with School Self Evaluation (SSE). The focus will be on developing Oral Language in the school and improving our children’s vocabulary and oral communication skills. With this in mind please note that all text books may not be completed by years’ end. In an attempt to gather evidence and make our School Improvement Plan more effective questionnaires will be issued shortly to children and parents throughout the school. We would appreciate your assistance in engaging with this short but informative exercise.
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