Dear Parents Issue: 11 February 6th
Sincerest thanks to the following parents
who served refreshments to all the visiting grandparents that came to the
school on Grandparents Day last week: Karen Brackin, Leona Coffey, Louise
Byrne, Eiranne Heffernan and Shirley Lambourn. The day was a great success
& we couldn’t have done it without you! Check out the video montage on our
You Tube channel, which will give you a flavour of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OJKhOtFxOI
the Junior & Senior teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz in Clarin
college on Sunday afternoon. They did the school proud! Sincere thanks also to
Mr Hanley who has been coaching them all year.
for September 2020:
Open Night for parents of children due to start school in
September 2020 will take place tonight Thursday February 6th at
8pm in the school hall. Enrolment Forms will be handed out to parents at
the open night. Completed forms should then be returned to the school by
Friday February 21st.
the Boys National School were handed out to 1st class boys, a
few weeks ago. Please complete the forms and return them to the Boys
National School as soon as possible, if you have not done so already.
Annual Book Fair:
Our annual Book Fair supplied by
Tara Book Company from Kilcolgan is taking place next week from
Date: Monday February 10th to Friday 14th Times:
9am – 10.15a.m
- All the
children will have an opportunity to view the books over the course of the
- Books will be
available to suit all pockets.
- There is no
pressure on any family to purchase books.
- The cost of
books will be rounded to the nearest € Euro.
Books can be purchased in any of the
(a) The children all received a Book Fair Flyer
today. This includes an Order Form on the back. Please complete form and
enclose money in sealed envelope with your Child’s name and Teacher’s name, and
give it to class teacher.
(b) Parents may come into the school in
the morning, collect their children and go to the book fair together
(c) Children can bring money & go to
the book fair themselves
Sincere thanks to the following parents
who have very kindly volunteered to run the book fair during the week: Deirdre
Leech, Eiranne Heffernan, Leona Coffey O’Brien, Karen Brackin, Susan Finnerty,
Joanne Melia Costello, Noelle Hardiman, Mary Claire Doyle and Rachel Moore.
To celebrate and
mark the Book Fair event the author Patricia Forde, (author of “The
Wordsmith” and “Mother Tongue”) will provide workshops for 4th up to
6th class on Monday February 10th. The Parents’ Council
will finance these workshops.
The Lunch Bag:
We are very
excited to announce that “The Lunch Bag” service will be coming to our school.
The healthy school lunch delivery service will be available in the school from
Friday February 14th. As an introduction to the service on Tuesday
February 11th ALL children in the school will be bringing home a
free €10 voucher off the service, along with a sample lunch and information on
how to register for the service. This voucher gives you the opportunity to try
out the service with no obligation. For more information see www.thelunchbag.ie.
- Reconciliation for Confirmation girls on Friday
February 14th from 6-9pm.
- Confirmation for 6th class girls
will take place on Saturday, February 15th at 2.30pm.
All of these
services will take place in Athenry church.
- Follow up session in Pastoral
centre or church on Friday February 28th at 6pm
Public Information Evening on Crime Prevention in
A public information meeting will be held on Crime Prevention in Athenry
and your attendance would be appreciated. Monday Feb 17th at 7pm in
the Raheen Woods Hotel. Please respond if you can attend to Cllr Shelly
Herterich Quinn on 087 2871355.
Half Day for In Service training:
- There will be a half day on Thursday March 26th
to facilitate further staff training on the new Primary Language
Curriculum. All children will go home at 1.15pm.
- The Mid-Term break is from Mon Feb 17th
to Fri Feb 21st. Children have a full school day on Friday
- Punctuality: The staff of Scoil Chroí Naofa
consider punctuality to be of paramount importance. Please ensure that
your child is in school by 8.50am (at the latest) to avoid constant
disruption to morning prayers and to the beginning of the school day for
teachers. Roll call is taken in the early morning, every day.
- Attendance: The Education Welfare Officer held attendance clinics here in the
school yesterday. He reviewed attendance since his last visit.
- School Uniform: Your co-operation to ensure that your child wears the full school
uniform every day is most appreciated. Please remember to label your
child’s uniform and all their belongings.
- Head Lice: Incidences of head lice have been reported in a number of classes
this term. Please check your child’s hair regularly and treat immediately,
if necessary. Long hair should be tied back.
- The next Do this in Memory mass
for First Communion girls is on Sun Feb 16th at 11am.
- Bricks4Kids workshops for Junior & Senior Infants on Mon &
Tues Feb 24th & 25th – financed by the Parents’
- Trip to Leinster House for 6th
class girls on Tuesday Feb 25th – financed by the Parents’
- Engineering Workshop “The Dam Busters”
for 3rd class up to 6th class
- Cash for
booked for Tuesday March 3rd.
- Mrs Murray’s
Senior Infants attending an Engineering workshop in
NUIG on Tues March 3rd. Bus to be financed by the Parents’
Communion: Saturday May 23rd at 12 noon
- Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
celebrations: Fire Tour
Lighting Ceremony in Athenry Community Park on Friday Feb 7th
at 6pm. Visit www.galway2020.ie for
further details. Official Opening Ceremony taking place in South Park,
Claddagh, Galway city on Saturday Feb 8th at 6pm.
- Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture souvenir. Mr Ambrose Dolan of “Next Level
Marketing” has produced a unique souvenir as a keep-sake for the people of
Galway to commemorate winning European capital of culture for 2020. It is
a significant moment in the history of the county. The souvenir itself is
the Euro Note Souvenir which is one of Europe’s best selling souvenirs. The
note is a real Euro note issued by the European Central Bank with all the
same quality and security markings that any of our currency bears, except
these notes are specific to the Tourist / Souvenir Sector.
The notes will be available
to order from the office at a cost of €10, if anyone is interested in ordering