Newsletter 13 – Dec 1st, 2023
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. The crib and decorations are up, and if I say so myself, the place is looking truly magical. The school is a hive of activity with the boys and girls rehearsing for their Christmas plays, concerts, and Carol Service.
Walk into any classroom just now and you will see children working on Christmas art, retelling the Christmas story in their own words and happy to be humming along to the Christmas songs and carols. As I have said many times before it is such a privilege to be working in a school at this time of year.
Health and Safety
- Please note that Noeleen the Lollipop Lady on Church Road near Fenton Fire’s will not be on duty next Thursday and Friday 7th & 8th December to escort children safely across the road.
- We would kindly ask parents not to stop their cars in the middle of a line of traffic on Trafalgar Road in order to let their children out in the mornings. This is unsafe and causing a traffic jam outside the school as parents wait for their children to walk up to the Lollipop Lady. Your co-operation in this matter is much appreciated.
Céad mile Fáilte – The boys and girls in Room 7 gave a warm St. Brigid’s welcome to Conor Parker who joined their class on Monday. We hope Conor will be very happy at our school.
6th Class Girls Soccer Blitz- Congratulations to St. Brigid’s 6th Class Girls Football Team who were out right winners at the recent Girls Soccer Blitz on Tuesday 28th November. They won all three of their matches beating St. Laurence’s 2-1, Ravenswell 2- 0 and Bray School Project 3 – 0. The goal scorers on the day were Jessica Tuthill, Amber Boden, Milly Carey and Evie Rose Kavanagh. We are so proud of all the team and what they have achieved. A big thank you to Ms. Brennan and Eimear Doran who accompanied them on the day.
Junior Infants Trip to the Post Office – Our Junior infants have been learning all about the Post Office and will head off to the Post Office later today to post their letters. They are so excited.
Happy Birthday – There are lots of children celebrating birthdays at the school this week – 15 in total. We wish Amy Sheehan (9yrs), Hannah Stacey (8yrs), Hugh Owens (11yrs), Luca Lawless (9yrs), Cillian Doran (8yrs), Daniel Walkin (8yrs), Éabha Walkin (8yrs), Joni Walkin (8yrs), Sava Fox (78yrs), Victoria McGivern (8yrs), Emma Roth (11yrs), Saoirse McGovern (7yrs), Isla McGovern (7yrs), Gabriella Nessim (7yrs) and Thomas Murati Vialle (6yrs) all a very happy birthday.
School Calendars – The wait is over. The school Calendars have arrived at last. For anyone who ordered a school calendar, your child will bring it home with them today. They are absolutely fabulous, and I know the children will enjoy looking through the different months to see if they can spot themselves and their friends. There are a few calendars left If anyone would like to order any more. You can order the calendars via Aladdin Connect. A huge thank you to parents Emer Elliot, Eimear Doran and Jeanette Doherty who did trojan work behind the scenes on this project.
Nomination and Election of Parents to 2023-2027 Board of Management A meeting was held at the school last Monday night to elect the parent reps. Keith McCabe and Aoife Murray have been elected. Congratulations to them both.
Gaeilge – Frásaí na Seachtaine # 12 – This week’s phrase is: “Mí ádh” (Bad luck/Hard luck)
Dates for the celebration of First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2024
- First Holy Communion – Sunday May 12th at 12pm in St. Anthony’s Church Kilcoole
- Confirmation – Saturday May 18th at 12pm in St. Anthony’s Church Kilcoole
Advent 2023 – This Sunday the 3rd of December marks the beginning of the season of Advent. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word “Adventus” which means “coming”. A purple candle symbolising HOPE will be lit at all churches over the weekend as we prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. At this time, we remember especially families who are waiting for the arrival of a new baby. May this be a time of preparation and joy for them.
Enjoy the weekend. Wrap up well. It looks like it is going to be a cold one.