We planted a cherry blossom tree to celebrate National Tree Day. We are looking forward to some lovely flowers in spring. Thank you to Kee's in Laghey for their support and thank you also to Ezra for collecting and transporting the tree to school for us. There are lots of photographs in the Gallery and on both Mrs Patterson's and Mrs Gourley's page.
Clothes etc. can be sent into school any time before October 21st. This would be the perfect opportunity to have a clear out before Christmas.
Having mentioned Christmas, you will be aware that the children have been designing Christmas cards in school in the past couple of weeks. These cards will be professionally printed and we are hoping that lots of mums, dad and grannies will buy some to help raise money for school. The cards will be available in packs of 10 and each pack will contain only your own child's card. Packs will cost €10.
Shoeboxes for this year's appeal should be returned to school before Monday 4th November.
Peace Proms Concert Arrangements
The children in 4th, 5th and 6th Class will be travelling to Letterkenny on Saturday 26th October for the Peace Proms Concert. The concert itself will start at 2 p.m. but we have a full rehearsal with the orchestra before that.
The bus will be leaving school at 10.45 a.m. and the children will need a packed lunch (preferably in disposable bags/containers as we will have no storage area in the auditorium).
The children will need long sleeved white school shirts as we will be wearing ties. The children should wear their navy school trousers/skirts and black shoes.
We should be back at school at approximately 5.45 p.m. (we may be slightly delayed as apparently I have promised to bring them to K.F.C. as a reward for their hard work and excellent singing).
I hope that many of you will come to Letterkenny on the day to watch the children. It is probably the biggest event we have ever taken part in. It promises to be a fantastic afternoon and the children deserve your support for the hard work they have put into preparing.
The children may dress in costume or in their own clothes on Friday 25th October for a donation of €2 to school funds. Friday 25th October will be our last day before our half-term break. School will close at 3 p.m. and will open again at 9.20 a.m. on Monday 4th November.