Dates for your Diary:
Wednesday 18th December – Junior (Junior Infants to 2nd Class) Christmas Carol Service at 1pm
Friday 20th December – Christmas Prayer Service at 11am (Children free for the holidays after the Service - 12 noon).
Monday 6th January – school re-opens
Wednesday 22nd April at 3:30pm - Sacrament of Confirmation
Saturday 2nd May at 10:30am - First Holy Communion
We welcome Ms. Amy Bennett who has joined the staff and will cover the remainder of Mrs. Fleming's Maternity Leave. Ms. Deirdre Quirke will remain with us but has now moved to 1st and 2nd Class to cover Ms. Tyther's Maternity Leave. Best Wishes to Ms. Tyther and her husband, Brendan, who are expecting their 1st baby in the coming weeks. We wish them well!
Halloween Costume Day:
We held a Halloween Costume Day on Friday 25th October to raise funds for Group 305 of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Group 305 is a Killorglin based group that travel to Lourdes every Easter with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Thank you to all the children and parents for the fantastic effort that was put into the day. A fantastic amount of €268.60 was raised for Group 305.
We are currently running a Fundraising Clothing Collection. The collection was initially due to finish this week but has been pushed out a week until Tuesday 26th November. We are delighted by the response to the collection again this year. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our collection so far. Your help is greatly appreciated. This type of funding is vital for the school as Department Grants themselves are not enough to keep the school going throughout the year. There's still time to donate to the collection if you haven't done so yet - keep the bags coming!!
Time to Read:
The Time to Read programme in 2nd class got underway last week with the launch and first reading session on Wednesday 13th. The children enjoyed their first session and are looking forward to working with their buddies in the weeks and months ahead. Thanks to our Parents Association for their help with the refreshments and for their continued support. Thank you to Anne (Fexco) and Eileen (Business in the Community Ireland) for their assistance in the running of this hugely successful programme. A final thank you to the fantastic volunteers, both from Fexco and within our own school community, who will visit our school for the next 16 weeks to read with the children.
Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Campaign:
The Aldi Play Rugby sticker campaign has come to an end. We posted the last of our THIRTEEN posters on Thursday last in time for Friday's deadline. Well done to everyone for your support and help in filling the posters! Prizes include €50,000 or €10,000 towards playing facilities in the school and a training session with Paul O'Connell. Fingers and toes crossed!!!
Lee Strand Draw:
Lee Strand are holding two draws before Christmas giving us two chances to win €500! Draw 1 will take place on Friday, November 29th. To enter, we just have to send in any 10 Mighty Mikey Milk tokens from any pack. This is the last chance to clear out any mascots you have at home as all future promotions/draws will be with the new 100% Renewable 1 Litre carton.
Draw 2 – Christmas Draw to celebrate the launch of the new 100% Renewable packs - will take place on Friday, December 20th. We can only enter this draw with 10 Lee Strand has gone Green panels – printed on the side of the new 100% Renewable packs
Congratulations to Liza Tipulova (Senior Infants) who was selected as "Highly Commended" in her category in the annual Astellas Art Competition. Liza and her family will attend the prize giving ceremony in Astellas this week. Well done Liza!
Team Hope Shoebox Appeal:
63 shoeboxes in total were collected for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Carmel wishes to thank everyone who donated to this very worthwhile cause. Well done to Carmel for her fantastic work in coordinating the collection.