Thank you everyone for the very generous response to the Shoebox Appeal this year. In school, we managed to fill 48 shoeboxes. We thank Mrs Russell for collecting the shoeboxes and for coming into school to launch the Appeal.
We are pleased that Mrs Gourley is now home from hospital and on the road to recovery. We look forward to having her back in school. We thank Miss Timoney for teaching the Infants this week. As always, if there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Thank you for making time to come and see us this week. We hope the meetings were useful and gave you an insight into how the children are progressing at school. Please remember that it is not necessary to wait for Parent Teacher Meetings if you are worried or have a question. We are always happy to meet with you.
Some dates for your diary...
- Friday 7th December. (Time to be arranged) The children in 3rd - 6th will be performing in a short drama based on World War 1
- Monday 17th December - School Trip to Letterkenny
- Thursday 20th December - Carol Service at 7 p.m.
- Friday 21st December - Last day of term
I have been asked if some of the children would be interested in taking part in the following events:
Strictly Come Dancing in Harvey's Point on Saturday December 1st (Frances O'Connell (an ex-pupil) is dancing and has asked if some of the children would like to participate).
A meeting of the P.T.A. will be held in school on Wednesday 21st November at 7 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated as always.
A meeting of the Board of Management will be held in school on Tuesday 20th November at 5 p.m.
The school photographer will be visiting school at 10 a.m. on Friday 23rd November.
Next week (November 19th - 23rd November) is Anti-Bullying Week. Our Anti-Bullying Policy can be found here. This is a telling school so please encourage the children to tell somebody if they feel someone's behaviour is making them unhappy or if they see somebody making another child unhappy.
I am also considering having a speaker visit school to talk to parents about Social Media Websites and Cyber-Bullying but this would only be viable if a sufficient number of parents were interested. If you feel this is something you would like, please let me know by filling in the following form. You can also access free information leaflets here.