Welcome back to the summer term. Hopefully, everyone has had a lovely break and had the opportunity to enjoy the good weather.
It is especially nice to return to some very good news.
We were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Casey during the Easter holidays. We send congratulations to Jillian and Jacob and to Ryan, who is already enjoying helping with his baby brother.
We were also delighted to receive a letter on Tuesday informing us that our application for our third Green Flag has been successful. Some of the Green School Committee members will now travel to Letterkenny to collect our flag at an award ceremony and we will be celebrating with the rest of the school community at our own school event later in the term.
Both school tours have now been organised.
3rd - 6th Class will travel to Omagh Folk Park on Thursday 29th May.
Junior Infants - 2nd Class will be visiting Woodville Farm in Sligo and then stopping at Five Star Fun in Grange on the journey home on Wednesday 28th May.
Further details to follow shortly.
To continue our work on writing as part of our School Self-Improvement Plan, we look forward to welcoming Liz Weir to school on Thursday 8th May. She will be working with all classes.
And the not very good news...!
Test Week is almost upon us once more. Thank you all very much for your support of this in the past few years. Again this year, we would very much appreciate it if you could try to avoid any absences or morning appointments from Tuesday 20th May until Thursday 29th May as we will be carrying out our annual Standardised Tests. It is not always possible to reschedule tests and even if time permits, asking a child to sit a test alone can be a stressful experience for him or her.
Thank you...and thank you
We would like to thank Jenny Mahon for visiting us in school just before the Easter holidays and helping the children decorate their Easter buns.
We would also like to thank Corrie Crawford for her help in the Infant room over the past couple of months.
End of Year Show
I am finding it difficult to believe that I am writing about the End of Year Show as it seems like we have just held the last one! This year's End of Year Show will be held on Thursday 19th June at 7 p.m. I am not a football fan but I sincerely hope this is not clashing with any important World Cup match.