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November in Katie’s Third Class

November was a very busy month for Katie’s third class. Not only did we have our usual science lessons, we also took part in science week. We completed many experiments (e.g. the balloon experiment which demonstrated that anything that moves uses energy), tried to use as little energy as we possibly could in our school and created posters for new inventions that would only use renewable energy. We also made telephones from cups and strings to investigate how sound travels.

  

  

Diwali was a theme we explored in Learn Together this month. The children learned about the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’ and created beautiful clay pots and carved Rangoli symbols on them.

  

Fractions was an area explored in maths this month. Everyone created fraction paper plates to show halves, quarters and eighths. The children showed equivalent fractions using their paper plates and their fraction wall.

  

We learned about the Celts and the Iron Age in history. The boys and girls created fantastic still images and improvisation scenes to depict Celtic life in Ireland long ago.

  

Winter Performances

Winter performances are listed below. Please note siblings within the school cannot attend at these times as they are in their lessons. We aim to host an in school performance for all children to perform for other classes and allow their brothers, sisters and friends to see their shows.

Thurs 13th Dec      8.40-9.40am  Junior Infants & Evergreen  (David, Fiona & Louise)

Fri 14th Dec           8.40-9.40am   Senior Infants                         (Robert & Katy Murray)

Fri 14th Dec           1-1.55pm            2nd class                                  (Emily & Donna)

Tues 18th Dec       8.40-9.40am      5th & 6th Class                     (Michael, Síofra & Clara)

Tues 18th Dec       1-1.55pm              4th class                                  (Sally & Emma)

Thurs 20th Dec     8.40-9.40am      3rd class                               (Róisín & Katy Kavanagh)

Thurs 20th Dec      1-1.55pm             1st Class                                  (Deirdre & Marcella)

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St. Vincent De Paul Food & Toiletries Appeal

You can help people in need in your community this month by supporting the SVP Food Appeal and donating non-perishable food items and toiletries to help families and individuals.
There will be a donation box inside the front door at the office. Please ensure that all food items are non-perishable and have an expiry date well into 2019.
Thank you

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Infant Pickup

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Dear Parents and guardians of Junior & Senior Infant students,

Please be advised that parents and guardians of Junior and Senior Infants students must use the GAA carpark when collecting children at 12.55 from the hall.

Due to the temporary closure of the courtyard for pick up at 12.55, some parents and guardians are using the morning Drop-off area to park and then collect children from the hall.

 This has led to vehicles:

  • Engaging in unsafe 3 point turns
  • Parking on the roundabout.
  • Parking in the staff carpark (only those accessing disability parking are permitted entry)
  • Parking in both directions along the drop-off area.

 

The school does not have the personnel to supervise the roads outside the school. We kindly request that parents and guardians continue to support the school in managing the dismissal of 437 students from the school grounds safely each day.

The GAA carpark is a convenient alternative for the Junior and Senior Infant children who are not yet old enough to use the drop off area at home-time.

With the bad weather coming in and traffic in the area increasing , we advise that parents anticipate these delays and leave a suitable amount of time in order to park at the GAA club and collect children on time from the hall.

We recognise that family life is busy and that the closure of the courtyard for pick-up has been an inconvenience to parents. However we all have a duty of care to the children in the school. We look forward to your co-operation going forward.

Is Mise , Le Meas,

Lynn

 

Time Classes Vehicles:
12.55 Junior inf & Senior inf GAA Carpark ONLY
1.55 1ST -6Th class Drop-off area or GAA Car park
No parking in the staff carpark