Hopefully there will be no disruptive weather this year, but as a precaution please take time to read the following. We will make every effort to ensure that school is open for the children, regardless of the severity of the weather. Please assume that school will be open unless you are informed otherwise.
- Text messaging will be the main point of contact with parents but please also keep an eye on the school website and listen to local radio. Please make sure that we have an up to date mobile number for you.
- It may be necessary to delay the opening time for school - you will be notified by text message as early as possible if this is the case.
- Most staff members have long journeys to make in the mornings and may be delayed by the weather too, so please make sure that someone is in school before leaving children at the gate.
- I have no input with regard to the school buses. The decision not to drive is made by the drivers themselves. McGloin's hope to make contact with myself and Aveen McGuinness if the bus is not running. If you are unable to make the journey safely at your normal time, please let us know. I am keen that every effort will be made to get children to school, albeit later than normal.
- Please make sure that the children are bringing warm coats, hats and gloves to school. The playground can be very cold.
Please return school photograph money by Friday 22nd November. After this date, all photographs will have to be returned directly to County Photographs.
If you would like to order a Christmas Annual, please return your order and money by Friday 22nd November.
- Wednesday 18th December – Carol Service at 7.00 p.m.
- Friday 20th December – Last day of term
- Monday 6th January – School reopens at 9.20 a.m.
Roots of Empathy
From now until the end of the academic year, the children in Mrs Patterson’s room will be taking part in a programme called ‘Roots of Empathy’ (ROE). This program teaches children about feelings- their own feelings and the feelings of others. Once every three weeks, baby Jessica and her mum will visit the classroom. A trained ROE instructor will lead the programme and together they will follow the baby’s progress.
You can find out how the children and baby Jessica are getting on by looking at the notice board in the main hall and by reading updates on Mrs Patterson’s web page and the school news section on the website.
We thank Josephine (Jessica's mum) for agreeing to help with this project and for kindly agreeing to come into school to visit us.
We're going to the R.D.S. to this year's Primary Science Fair
The children in the Senior Room are delighted with the news that they have been selected to exhibit their Science Work at this year's Science Fair in the R.D.S. in Dublin in January. This is a wonderful opportunity for us as only 120 Primary Schools across the country have been lucky enough to be selected.
As part of our project, the children will be visiting a science laboratory in Sligo Institute of Technology on Thursday 14th November to begin their science work. You can read more about our project over the next few weeks on our class blog.
For more details about the Science Fair and participating schools, please click here.