February 2nd 2024

Newsletter 20 – Feb 2nd, 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Happy Friday and belated happy St. Brigid’s Day.  I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to the long weekend ahead.

No Lollipop Lady on Church Road until after the Midterm break.  Please encourage your children to take extra care when crossing Church Road for the next two weeks. Remind them to use the Safe Cross Code when attempting to cross the road.

Tesco Blue Tokens We really appreciate the support you gave to this token scheme at our local Tesco Store. By you choosing to place the blue token in the St. Brigid Box we have managed raise a whopping €752 for the school which is incredible. A big thank you to Mum Olga who organised this for us.

Birthday Greetings – Lots of birthdays being celebrated at the school this week. Happy birthday to Emma O’ Brien (5yrs), Styliani -Maria Lamprinakou (11yyrs), Peter Owens (9yrs), James O’ Halloran (12yrs), Charlotte Kavanagh (6yrs), Ayaan Goyal (9yrs), Ethan McKeever (12yrs), Liam Foy (7yrs), Adam Higgins (10yrs), Charlie Corcoran (13yrs), Finlay Corcoran (13yrs) and Dylan Scally (8yrs), We hope you all enjoy your special day.

St. Brigid’s Day

  • This week all classes have been studying the life of St. Brigid as part of the Grow in Love Program and have learnt the song “We Sing a Song to Brigid” which they have been singing beautifully.
  • To celebrate St. Brigid’s Day our senior classes went to mass in Holy Rory Church on Wednesday. Many parishioners commented on how well behaved the children were. Maith sibh a pháistí ! I am so proud of you all.
  • Children in our 4th and 5th class have been busy making their own St. Brigid’s Crosses from actual reeds which they have really enjoyed.

Surprise for Room 16 all the way from Donegal Big thanks to Finn and Lauren Crawfords Grandparents who sent a box of handmade St. Brigid’s Crosses all the way from Donegal to Ms. Brenan’s 6th class yesterday. Lauren said her Grandad and her cousin made all the crosses. How thoughtful of them!

The PA need your help – The Fundraising Committee are gathering prizes for our Summer Fundraiser in May. If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts you would like to donate, can you drop them to the office please? Thank you in advance for your support.

Wellbeing Day Education about mental health and well-being is an integral part of the school curriculum and an area of special focus for our School Self Evaluation (SSE). This year we are looking forward to celebrating Wellbeing Day at the school next Wednesday 7th February. The day is being led by Assistant Principal Aoife Corcoran and will include Yoga Classes for Junior Infants to 3rd Class, Mindfulness Sessions for 4th Class to 6th Class, and a Poster Competition for all classes entitled “What makes me Happy.”. It should be a great day.

Let’s make every school day count. School Attendance this week was 94.2%.

Entrance Exams for St. David’s – Friday 9th February – 12.00pm-2.30pm.

Primary Maths Curriculum (PMC) School Closure Date – The school will be closed on Wednesday 13th March to facilitate Inservice training for teachers in the new Maths Curriculum. This closure has been sanctioned by the Department of Education.

Planned School Closures for Term 2

  • Monday 5th February – St. Brigid’s Day Public Holiday
  • Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February – Midterm Break
  • Wednesday 13th March – Primary Maths Curriculum In-service for teachers
  • Monday 18th March – St. Patrick’s Day Public Holiday
  • Friday 22nd March – Last day of Term 2
  • Monday 8th April – School reopens for Term 3

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new month – an opportunity for fresh starts, new focusses, and new blessings. Looking forward to more fun, more sun and more laughter in the months ahead. Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

Máire Costello


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