November Newsletter 2019

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2019

 

Welcome back to what will be a busy half term in the run up to Christmas. This year the Junior and Senior Infant class and Senior Infants and 1st class will be taking part in the Christmas plays. The Junior and Senior Infant class performance will take place on Tuesday 10th of December at 11am. The Senior Infants and 1st class will perform on Wednesday 18th of December at 1pm.

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The school are now in the process of electing a new Board of Management. The new board will need to be in place by 1/12/19. We are seeking a male and female nominee from any parent who has a child currently enrolled in the school. Information regarding the nominee process has been sent home with your child today. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 19th of November. Please note that school will end at 2.45pm on that day in order for teachers to organise themselves to get the parents evening up and running quickly. Timeslots for parents evening will be issued shortly. If times or indeed the date do not suit, please contact your child’s teacher and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different time or date.

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Thanks to everyone who helped us collect the Rugby token from Aldi. We have completed 4 posters which will get us 4 sets of rugby bibs for the school as well as 4 entries into the draw for €50 000. Fingers crossed.

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The school are now taking donations for the road of hope shoebox appeal. We ask that all shoeboxes be in school by tomorrow Thursday 7th of November. Don’t forget to attach £2(sterling) to your box for postage and package. For more information, check out the website www.roadofhope.org.uk

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Well done to our student council for organising a fantastic movie night on the last day of mid term. Thanks also to all parents who helped out on the night. The children were all excellently behaved and everyone had a great night. Over €200 was raised which will go towards getting some equipment for the playground. Thanks for your support.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

This year the parents’ association are organising a Christmas Family Fun Tea Party in Greencastle Community Centre on Sunday 15th of December from 2pm-5pm. There will be Carol Singing as well as face painting, Christmas craft making and many other fun activities for the children.   Anyone wishing to help out in any way please contact Michelle Cavanagh.

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Please note that if there are any changes to collection arrangements for your child please let your child’s class teacher know. It is vital that teachers know with whom your child is to be collected by.

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Remember, school closes for Christmas holidays at 12.30pm on Friday 20st of December. Please note that this is a half day. School will reopen on Monday 6th of January.

 

Karol Lynch

 

School Principal

October Newsletter 2019

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019

A reminder that school will be closed on Tuesday 8th of October to facilitate teacher training for the new primary language curriculum. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Goal Jersey day will take place on Friday the 11th of October. All children are invited to wear a Jersey on the day and to make a small contribution towards a great cause.

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Thank you to everyone who helped to support our Aldi sticker collection campaign for a chance of winning €50,000. We have completed one poster already and are already onto our second one. Please continue to send any stickers in with your child.

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The road of hope Christmas shoebox appeal 2019 is now launched. We ask that any family interested can put together a shoebox of small gifts with €4 (for delivery) and leave it to the school by Monday 4th of November.  For ideas on what to put into each box visit, teamhope.ie.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Our boys soccer team have commenced the Inishowen Primary Schools League. We look forward to unearthing some new talent and we hope to see as many parents attending the matches as possible. All support is welcomed and means a lot to the children. Any parent who is willing to help out in any way is more than welcome to.

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Our annual 5k fun run/walk will take place on Saturday 19th of October. We look forward to your support for this fantastic event. Let’s hope that the weather will behave itself this year. Anyone available to help please contact Michelle Cavanagh.

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Again a reminder that attendance is very important at school and it is vital that your child comes to school on time and with all the correct equipment. Please notify the school if your child is absent and remember, every day counts!!!

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Please note that if there are any changes to collection arrangements for your child please let their class teacher know. It is vital that teachers know with whom your child is to be collected by. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

John Gibbons continues to work with the children in the school for GAA. This week sees him finish his first spell with the Ms Lynch’s infants. John has commented on their fantastic listening skills. Well done boys and girls.

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Maths week will take place from 12th-20th of October. We will look forward to doing some extra cool maths lessons in school. We invite all children to dress up for number day on Friday 18th October. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Remember, school closes for midterm on Friday the 25th of October at 3pm and will reopen on Monday the 4th of November. Children will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Friday 25th October!!

Karol Lynch

School Principal

Newsletter September 2019

NEWSLETTER September 2019

Welcome back to everyone for what is expected to be a very busy new school year. A special welcome to our 13 new Junior Infants who have settled in great and are getting on so well with Ms Lynch. 

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms Mc Kinney to our teaching staff. Ms Mc Kinney is currently working with 2nd and 3rd class.

A note for your diary.  Mid-term break begins Monday 28th of October. The school will close for midterm at 3pm on Friday 25th of October and re-open on Monday 4th November. Please note that also due to whole school training on the revised Primary Language Curriculum the school will also be closed on Tuesday 18th October. 

 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 return forms in relation to contact details to Caroline in the office as soon as possible.

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 avoid sugary items such as chocolate and sweets. Of course ONE 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 13th of September. The fee is €60.

Any parent who wishes to participate or volunteer with the children throughout the year will need to complete a Garda vetting process. Forms are available from Caroline in the office.  

In order 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.

In an attempt to promote reading within the school, we have decided to begin a buddy reading system. Children from different classes will get an opportunity to buddy up with each other and share their favourite books. We invite all children to bring in a book from home each Monday so they can read to or share with their reading buddy.

Is mise le meas

 

Karol Lynch

School Principal

Newsletter March 2019

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2019

Confirmation will take place in Moville on Tuesday 26th of March at 5pm in St Pius X Church.    

Cycling for our Junior and Senior infants continues on Friday mornings. Well done to all children for taking part.

As St. Patrick’s day falls on a Sunday this year the school will closed on Monday 18th as it is a bank holiday. The Easter holidays run from Monday 15th of April to Friday 26th of April. School reopens on Monday 29th of April.

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Newsletter February 2019

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2019

 

World book day in Ireland will take place on Thursday 7th of March. The scholastic book fair will run from Thursday 7th of March to Tuesday 12th. More details to follow shortly. ______________________________________________________________________________________

A reminder that the school will be closed this Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of February for midterm. School will re-open on Monday 25th February.

________________________________________________________________________________________Well done to both the credit union quiz team and the Battle of the Books team who represented the school so brilliantly in the last few weeks. The Battle of the Books team came first while our Credit Union quiz team were narrow runners up. Well done and thanks to Ms Lynch for preparing both teams so brilliantly.   ________________________________________________________________________________________

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Newsletter January 2019

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019

 

Happy new year!! Welcome back everyone to a new year and a new term at Scoil Cholmcille. Please ensure that if your child is absent that you inform Caroline in the office.  Our system requires that we input a reason for your child’s absence. 

A reminder that the school will be closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of February for midterm. School will re-open on Monday 25th February.

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School Closure Wednesday 19th December

Due to necessary upgrade to the electricity supply in the area ESB will be cutting the supply of electricity on Wednesday 19th of December. Unfortunately the school will have to close on that date.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Stars of The week

Well done to all those over the past few weeks who have won Star of The Week for their classes. Great work done by everyone. Maith Sibh!!

November 2018 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018

Welcome back to what will be a busy half term in the run up to Christmas. This year the 3rd and 4th class and 5th and 6th class will be taking part in the Christmas plays. The 3rd and 4th class performance will take place on Tuesday 11th of December and 5th and 6th class will perform on Thursday 13th of December. Both performances will take place at 1pm.

Please ensure that all contact details are up to date. If you have changed mobile number or your emergency contact details/arrangements change, please let Caroline know in the office. Up to date contact details are vital in case of emergencies.

Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 20t

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