Letter (2) 13092018

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Dear Parents                                      Issue: 02                                                                September 13th 2018


Mr John Moran of the IRFU will visit the school tomorrow morning to show the children the famous Six Nations Cup and the Triple Crown, which were won by the Ireland Rugby team earlier this year.


The Literacy Lift Off intensive Reading and Writing programme will commence in Mr Byrne’s 1st class on Monday September 17th for a five week period. Every child will bring home a new book each night (including Friday) and parents are asked to read this book with their child.


The Clarin River: From the Source to the Sea Children’s Photography Competition is being run again this year. Athenry & Clarinbridge Tidy Towns want your pictures for their 2019 calendar about the Clarin River and the areas it flows through. Children should take a picture of their local environment and upload to: www.clarinphoto.com. Pictures should be of a scene in your local town, village or parish. The closing date for entries is Friday September 21st.  All details are on www.clarinphoto.com.


Mr Byrne & Mr McDonald will be selecting teams to participate in the semi finals of the Athletic Association Irish Primary Schools Cross Country Championship which will take place in Renmore on Tuesday September 25th.


There will be a Staff Meeting on Tuesday September 25th. All children will go home at 1.15pm.


This year our Opening of School Year Mass will be offered in honour of Mrs Neylon on the occasion of her Retirement. The mass will take place on Thursday September 27th at 11am in Athenry church. All parents are very welcome to attend.


The Board of Management recommends that all pupils avail of the Schools Personal Accident Insurance. Forms have been distributed. Please forward either €6.00 or €9.00 depending on whatever option you choose by Friday, the 21st of September.


Please forward all outstanding monies for books, copies, art & craft,photocopying and Literacy Lift Off to the class teacher immediately.


Please check your child’s hair regularly to ensure that any infection of head lice is treated at once.  Long hair should be tied back.


Class teachers call the roll every day at 10.30am. If your child has an appointment in the morning, please notify the teacher the day before so that your child can be marked present.


The staff and Parents Council have discussed the following and seek your co-operation in the best interests of all children: Birthday invitations should not be distributed on the school premises as it causes upset to the children who are not invited.


Some children have a severe nut allergy. The staff and I are seeking your co-operation in providing your child with fruit/veg for first break. Children are not allowed to bring any food out to the yard except fruit/veg.


If you change address, email or phone numbers, please inform secretary so she can update school records.


Dates for Diary:

  • Confirmation for 6th class on Saturday February 16th at 12 noon



Yours sincerely




Cathríona Cronin

Deputy Principal

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