I hope you are all well.
Traffic lights just outside the campus
We have no update about when these will go live. If you and/or your children need to turn left after walking out the gate, best to cross at the pedestrian crossing inside the gate. I know this means there is two-way pedestrian traffic on the path but that is better than crossing the road without a safe place to do that.
Reminders for parents on the campus
Some parents in the junior end of the school have reported difficulties finding a place to drop off their children as other cars are parked for the full 10 minutes of junior school drop-off.
If you do bring your car onto the campus at this time, please use the spot for the minimum time needed to get your child(ren) safely to school. Those with children in both junior and senior end of the school should not park and wait. Arriving after 8.30 means that both sets of children can be sent in during a short period of time. We know it's hard to judge the timing, especially if you are travelling a distance. If you arrive to the area early, I suggest that find a spot off campus to wait.
We have seen a little complacency with parents standing to chat with one another on the campus. We know that everyone is missing social interaction but we must stay focused. Please don't stand for a chat between parents on the campus. You can walk and talk, appropriately distanced, or share phone numbers so that you can chat over the phone.
When children see adults following the procedures and being cautious, that sends them a clear and strong message and makes it easier for them to follow guidelines also.
What's going on?
- Reminder about wearing costumes at school - this post was written in 2017 and is mostly still relevant. Of course, masks in that context refers to dress-up masks that cover the whole face rather than the masks we are all used to wearing now!
- New poster from our Parents Association
- Golden Book nominations for 9th October
- Student Council host their first meeting
- Artistic traits in Stephanie's 5th class
- Aoife's 4th class have been busy with weeding raised beds, time and student government!
- Dán álainn ó Rang Martha (Rang a Trí)
- Golden Time fun in Andrea's 2nd class
- Snails and slugs in Lisa's 2nd class
- There's a bakery in Laura's Senior Infants class!
- Éist le amhrán ó Naíonáin Shinsearacha Rang Deirdre
- Ruth M's Junior Infants and Sarah's Junior Infants run The Daily Mile and think about our Earth
- Claire's class have been busy learning how to cycle, shopping in Dunnes, working their muscles, doing Maths and following the story of Pete the Cat.