February Upcoming Events

Mini 7s  Congratulations to the boys who got through the knockout stages of the Mini 7s recently.  They will now take part in the semi final on Tuesday 4th February, in Bekan. Well done also to the girls for their participation and many thanks to all the coaches – Ms Coyle, Ms Horkan, Padraig Cunnane and Sean Sweeney.  The cost for the minibus to the semi-final is €4.00 per child, which must be paid by the date of attendance, at the latest please.

Grandparents Day Assembly and Presentation to Paddy Ryan  We are having assembly for Grandparents Day on Tuesday 4th February at 11.30am in the school hall.  We will also be making a presentation to Paddy Ryan to thank him for his dedication and contribution to the teaching of music in the school over so many years. All grandparents, parents and members of the school community are invited to attend.

St Bridget’s Day Intergenerational Workshop  On Wednesday 5th February one class group will attend this workshop.  A different class attends this every year which is a very enjoyable experience and links in with Grandparents Day.

 Music  Music lessons re-commenced on Wednesday 29th January and will continue on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays until 19th June for all those who have already subscribed.

Healthy Eating Week  We will be having healthy eating week next week, 10th to 14th February.  We will be encouraging all children to eat healthily.  We will all be taking part in activities surrounding healthy eating.

Swimming, Ms Coyle’s and Ms Horkan’s classes Swimming commences for these classes on Monday 24th February.  Swimming is an integral part of the PE curriculum and is a very enjoyable experience for the children.  Full payment is required by Wednesday 19th February please.

Athletics  The Spring Programme of Athletics, which is another enjoyable and integral part of the PE curriculum, has commenced and children will be attending Athletics in Claremorris as follows:

Tuesday 11th February – Ms Coyle’s class

Tuesday 25th February – Ms Boyle’s class

Friday 28th February – Mrs Coyne’s and Ms Horkan’s classes

The cost for this is €4.50 per child, which must be paid by the date of attendance, at the latest please.

Enrolment Information Evening  We will be holding an enrolment information evening on Wednesday 12th February at 7.30pm.  All parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child/children for the 2014-2015 academic year are invited to attend.

IT Club  IT Club for 5th class will commence on Thursday 13th February from 3-4pm only for those who have already registered with Ms Boyle.

Skip Hop Skipping Workshop  We are having a Skip Hop skipping workshop on Friday 14th February.  Every child will have the opportunity to take part in which they will learn a selection of skipping moves. The day culminates with a demonstration of skipping skills performed by children chosen from each workshop.  The school is requesting a contribution of €2.50 per child and hope that all the children will participate in this exciting one-off event.

Mid-Term Break  The school will be closed on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February for mid-term and re-opens as usual on Monday 24th.

Cash for Clobber  We are fundraising by collecting old but usable clothes, shoes, hats, bags, household linen, towels, etc. Just put any of these items into a Cash for Clobber or refuse sack and bring it along to the school any morning between 9.00am and 9.15am or between 2pm to 3pm Feb 17th to Feb 25th.  Ask your family and friends if they have any items to contribute. The money raised will go towards buying football jerseys for the school. If you do not have anything to put in the bags please return the bag to the school. Extra bags are available from the school if you need them. We would like to thank you for your continued support with all our fundraising efforts.