Just a quick update on what is happening.
We hope the ticket sales are going well. Ticket money is due in by Friday 6th March.
A huge thank you to all the parents who went ticket selling in Supervalu at the weekend.
We need more volunteers for ticket selling on Saturday 4th April in Kee's of Laghey and bag packing on Saturday 2nd May in Supervalu. Thank you to those parents who have already put their names forward but we still need more help. So,if you can spare an hour or two of your time on either of these two dates, please contact us as soon as possible.
Our intrepid dancers are continuing to practise at least once a week - I am told these practices are going very well. Thank you to everyone taking part.
Our next P.T.A. Meeting is on Thursday 12th March. Please try to attend if you can.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
We hope to have a dress rehearsal in school on Wednesday 12th March. Please speak to us if you need any help or advice with costumes - we have a big costume box in school and am sure we can help anyone who is stuck for ideas.
Arrangements for the parade itself will be sent home shortly - children from Junior Infants to 3rd will need a responsible adult to accompany them.
Animals in Need
We had a lovely visit from the volunteers who run 'Animal in Need'. Thank you to everyone for their very generous sponsorship. The children had a very informative talk from the volunteers but they were no match for Fluffball, the kitten, who was the star attraction.
We have had a great response to the Bookmark Competition. The entries are displayed in the hall. Please make time to call in and have a look.
We will be having a huge book themed Table Quiz to mark the occasion and will be doing plenty of book themed activities throughout the day.
The children will be receiving a book token which they can exchange for a free book in any book shop or which can be used as part of the cost of a book.
Heart to Hand
Thank you to those who contributed to the Heart to Hand Appeal this year.
Donations for the fundraising bag collection can he sent into school any time over the next few weeks.
We thank Donovan McMorrow for taking time to come to school and talk to the children in the Senior Room about renewable sources of energy. This forms part of our work towards this year's Discover Science Award.
We look forward to welcoming representatives from Inland Fisheries Ireland for this year's Something Fishy visit. The children always enjoy this visit immensely.
Although it may seem like a long time away, I would like to let you know well in advance that Test Week will take place this year from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May. NO ABSENCES OR APPOINTMENTS DURING THIS PERIOD PLEASE.
Some parents have been asking about dates so here is a quick update.
- School is OPEN on Monday 16th March and CLOSED on Tuesday 17th March.
- School will close for Easter on Friday 27th March and will open again on Monday 13th April.
- The provisional date for the End of Year Show is Thursday 18th June.
- The last day of the summer term will be Wednesday 24th June.
- School will open again on Tuesday September 1st.