Welcome to our March Newsletter. Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from 1st -17th March this year. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to enjoy using their Irish and experiencing different activities through the medium of Irish. I would encourage you all to use your `cupla focail` during this time `agus bain trial as` (give it a go!), you may very well be surprised by how much Irish you actually possess! Please see below for important updates and upcoming events.
1. Scheduled Events for Seachtain na Gaeilge
2. First Penance and The Service of Light
Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who made their First Penance on the 2nd March. Comhghairdeas also, to the children in 5th and 6th class who celebrated the Service of Light on the 6th March. We wish the children in these classes every best wish, as they continue to prepare for their Communion and Confirmation.
3. World Book Day- 2nd March
We had a lovely day for World Book Day on the 2nd March, where each child had the opportunity to share their favourite book with their class. World Book Day is a venture that aims to engrain a love of reading for pleasure in children and this was certainly evident on that day in our school. I would appeal to parents to keep reading with your child(ren), as reading for pleasure is a wonderful habit to develop with them.
4. Green School News
We are currently working towards achieving our 6th Green School Flag. The theme of this flag is Global Citizenship- Litter and Waste. This is a very broad theme, so with the help of our new Green School Committee, we have chosen 3 global goals to focus on over the next 2 years.
These goals are:
With whole school participation and community involvement, we hope our children will become active citizens in terms of our global goals.
5. New Method of Making Payments to the School
Please note that the school will be switching our payment method from the school App to Aladdin in the coming weeks. Payments for swimming and Drama will be the final payments made via the App. We will notify you when payments using Aladdin is set up.
6. Next Year`s School Calendar
The arrangements for the 2023/2024 school calendar are as follows:
7. Cuairteoirí Chuig an Scoil – Visitors to the School
Junior and Senior Infants were delighted to receive a visit from our Postman Kevin Whelan on Friday 3rd March. I would like to sincerely thank Kevin Whelan for coming in and speaking to the children. We will be having a visit from the RNLI in the coming weeks to talk to the children about water safety. We are very much looking forward to this.
8. Hot Meals Update
As you are aware the children have been receiving lunches as part of the hot meals scheme, as they await our hot meals service to take effect. The cabin at the rear of the school has been picked as the location to prepare the hot meals. Unfortunately, it requires remedial works to be completed on it before any food service can take effect in there. The Board of Management are currently addressing these remedial works and you will be updated accordingly.
9. School Communications
Please note that the school Secretary Breeda O`Keeffe is only in school on a part-time basis at the following times below. If you wish to contact the school, please do so during the following times or alternatively send us an email on email@example.com.
10. Important Dates
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and co-operation and wish you & yours a very happy and joyful St. Patrick`s Day.
Le gach beannacht uaimse,
Yvonne Uí Fhlaithimhín
Principal of Clashmore National School