Cross Country on March 2nd

Mr Lowery, Mr. Byrne and Ms. Walsh will take 80 children to take part on Wednesday

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Note to those taking part:

The weather forecast is not great dress for cold and rain!

This a school day so the bus will bring you there and back to school afterwards.

NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE GROUNDS EVEN  IF ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT . 

We hope everyone has a great day and you back  plenty of medals !

Hot Drinks Reminder

With large numbers of children moving to and from their classrooms each morning and afternoon, it is very easy for collisions to occur. For this reason we ask  that adults do not carry hot drinks while inside the school grounds . We appreciate your co operation in making the school a safe place for everyone.

Talks for Parents

Raising Happy Kids in an Anxious World

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Public talk for parents by author and psychotherapist
Stella O’ Malley.

Sports Hall  2nd March at 8pm  

Stella O’Malley is a psychotherapist, writer and public speaker with over ten years’ experience as a mental health professional. Mercier Press recently published her highly acclaimed book ‘Cotton Wool Kids which reached no.5 on the Irish bestseller charts. Stella is a regular contributor to the Irish Independent and she appears often on the Today Show with Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane on RTE 1 to speak about mental wellbeing in today’s world.Stella also gives many public talks and lectures on a range of topics around the country.

School Closures

We are closed on Thursday  18th and Friday 19th this week for our Mid Term Break.

We will also be closed on Friday  Feb 26th to facilitate polling in the General Election

Brian Gallagher Visit

Author Brian Gallagher will visit our school on Feb 16th and speak to  4th 5th  and 6th classes about the novel Friend or Foe.  Draíocht will record the talk with 6th class to share with other schools. Children will not be identified in the video. Parents of 6th class pupils are asked to sign a permission form ( in bags today) and return it to school on Monday if they wish their child to take part.

 

Safety in Carpark

Children’s safety in the car park is being put at risk by  drivers who are driving recklessly, parking carelessly and stopping in the yellow boxes to drop off or collect their own children.  Although there are footpaths in the carpark, some children  have to cross between cars to get to the gate. They are often  invisible to drivers and can step out without warning into the path of oncoming traffic.

Our second concern is keeping the yellow boxes clear. The boxes are not  for drop offs. They are supposed to be kept clear so children and parents can access the gates safely.

We  respectfully ask parents to

SLOW DOWN

STAY AWARE

PARK  CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU DROP AND COLLECT

DO NOT STOP IN THE YELLOW BOX

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

We appreciate your co operation in making our school safe for all children .