Please note that the school office is closed today. We had a break-in over the weekend. As we never keep money on the premises, nothing was gained by the intruders. We are also confident that there was no data protection breach. However, there was significant damage done to the office and so Nicola is working out of Caitriona's office today. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Please try to bring your child to school every day that it is possible to do so. Please support one another in doing that e.g. by car pooling, offering a lift to those who don't have a car or by bringing a child to school whose parent needs to stay at home with a sick sibling. We have 47 children absent from school today, giving us our lowest attendance to date since we all returned from summer break.
Of course, if your child has vomited, had diarrhoea, had a temperature or started an antibiotic, he/she should not come to school until at least 24 full hours have passed. Also, if your child has a communicable disease or illness, they should stay at home until the danger period has passed. In this case, you need to notify the school immediately so that we can let others know if necessary.
And of course you should heed weather and travel warnings and keep your family safe, first and foremost.
Our Focus in December
The value we are focusing on in December is RESPECT. (To remind you, we focused on KINDNESS in September, SAFETY in October and CARING in November. See our Events page for the full list.)
The fundamental movement skill we are focusing on in December is skipping. (We focused on running in November.)
Please use this opportunity to talk about and practice both respect and skipping at home and out and about with your family. Learning means so much more when children hear it from all of their support team - those of us in school and those of you at home also!
Dates for your Diary
- Raffle tickets on sale from Monday 18th December
- Winter Concert times are 9.15, 11.15 and 12.15 on Friday 22nd December - check to see which concert your child will be performing at
- School closes at the usual time on 22nd December and will reopen at the usual time on Monday 8th January
- Parent-teacher meetings will be on 6th and 7th February and the school will close at 13:55 on both days
Some Light Reading for You
- Our new bird house
- Do not leave children alone in cars
- Fun in the snow!
- 5th class get stuck into debating