Letter (24) 24062019

Dear Parents                                                    Issue: 24                                                         June 24th 2019 

Children will commence their Summer Holidays on Friday the 28th June at 11.45am.

Active Sports Week:

Sincere thanks to Mr McDonald & the Active School committee for organising an action-packed & fun-filled Sports week. It was a great success. Check out all the fun the children had on our school You Tube channel!!

A special word of thanks to Bradys Butchers and the Parents Council for arranging the BBQ in Kenny Park on the Friday. It was a wonderful treat for all!


Congratulations to the 1st class boys & 6th class girls who celebrated their graduation mass last Wednesday. We were all delighted to see our guest of honour Mrs Neylon who returned to wish them all well. The staff wish all our graduates the very best in their new schools.

Sixth class girls will be getting their holidays on Wednesday June 26th at 2.30pm. The staff wish them a fond farewell with health and happiness always.

IT Equipment:

The Board of Management is purchasing 20 new laptops, STEM robotics and visualizers (print projectors) for the school at this time. This is an exciting development and one that will really enhance the IT provision for all the pupils in the school.

Booklists for 2019 / 2020

Booklists for the next school year have been distributed. Anyone interested in availing of the Book Rental scheme is asked to complete the “Book Rental Order Form”. The completed form, along with the exact amount of money due should be returned to the class teacher in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.

Book Rental Scheme

The school wish to purchase the following books for our Book Rental Scheme:

  • Sen Inf: “What a Mess”
  • 1st Class: “Finns Dream”
  • 4th Class: Grow in Love Primary 6
  • 4th Class: Planet Maths 4th class                                 
  • 5th Class: Abair Liom G
  • 5th Class: Planet Maths 5th class                                             
  • 6th Class: Abair Liom H
  • 6th Class: Planet Maths 6th class                                             

Please write a note of permission in your child’s journal, confirming that it is okay for him / her to sell the books to the school.


In accordance with  Section 18 of the Education Welfare Act 2000, if a pupil is absent for more than 20 days during the school year, the school authorities are obliged to inform the Education Welfare Board.  If your child has missed 20 days or more from Aug 30th 2018 to Jun 28th 2019  your child will be reported for the reasons noted.

Cash for Clobber:

Special thanks to all of you who donated bags for the Cash for Clobber for Collection.  We raised €360.

Bake Sale:

The Students’ Council are holding a Bake Sale tomorrow Tuesday, June 25th. There will be a selection of homemade treats available for children to buy as well as games to play. The Students’ Council would be very appreciative of donations towards their Bake Sale. If you would like to donate cakes, buns, bread or treats please send them to Room 16 on the Tuesday morning. The proceeds will go towards the Parents Council. The girls have offered to do this as a “thank you” to the Parents Council for all the things they have funded for them during the year.

Boys School Book Sale:

The Boys School will hold their annual book sale tomorrow Tuesday at 1.30pm.


We are required to collect and record details of each pupil’s Eircode, for the Department of Education & Skills. Please provide your Eircode to your child’s class teacher, at your earliest convenience.

Voluntary Contribution:

The Board of Management seeks an annual contribution of €30 per child or €50 per family The Board wish to thank again those families who gave a Voluntary Contribution during the year. If you would still like to contribute, we would be very grateful for your donation.


Parents have been very generous in the past in donating uniforms. These uniforms are given to families who find the beginning of the year difficult.  If you wish to donate uniforms please forward them to the secretary’s office.

The Back Pack Project:

A charity called “Mary’s Meals” are looking for good quality second hand backpacks / school bags, which they send to children in Africa, who are living in poverty. Mary’s Meals send the backpacks to children who really need them which will enable them to attend school and gain an education that can help them escape from poverty when they grow up. For this reason if you have any old school bags, pencil cases, etc. that you will not be using next year and you would like to donate them – you can drop them into the office and we will pass them on to the charity.

Community links:

  • The annual Pedal Parade takes place this Sunday at 4pm. Meet at the carpark beside Kenny park. Suitable for all ages, participants are encouraged to “pimp your bike” and perhaps win a prize!
  • All students are encouraged to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge run by the local library from June 15th to August 31st.
  • Photography Competition: Athenry and Clarinbridge Tidy Towns would like the children to take pictures for a calendar about the Clarin River and the areas it flows through! Entering is easy. Take a picture of your local environment and upload it to: www.ClarinPhoto.com. Pictures should be a scene from your local town, village or parish. The closing date is Friday September 27th.

Final September Reminders

  • The school will re-open on Thursday August 29th at 8.50am. Children in Junior Infant classes will go home at 12 o’clock for the first two weeks.
  • It is recommended that children from junior infants up to 1st class purchase shoes with velcro.  
  • Runners are required for Physical Education lessons. 
  • Old large shirts are required for Visual Art lessons.
  • Purchase HB Faber Castell pencils for children from senior infants up to 6th class.

Finally, the Board of Management, staff and I would like to wish you and your families a very enjoyable, relaxing, safe and sunny holidays.  Thank you for your support and co-operation throughout the year.

Yours sincerely

Fergal Naughton          


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