Dear Parents/guardians,

Please be advised that an independent fire safety consultant from AFEC, was onsite, over the mid-term break while the precautionary structures were being put in place. The consultant worked with KSN project managers to ensure required standards were met. Please See question 8 of the Q & A .Updated Q&A for Parents

Please be assured that AEFC fire safety consultant will return early next week and a fire drill will take place while AEFC are onsite. Please note, in the interim that all evacuation routes on our current evacuation plan are functional.

Secondly, I would like to bring your attention to the Press Release which issued yesterday evening confirming that as of tomorrow, Friday 9 November, all WBS-constructed schools at which precautionary measures were implemented will be open again to receive students.

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-11-08-1.html

Le Meas,

Lynn

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October in Sally’s 4th Class

Sally’s 4th Class have been working very hard during the past few weeks. We were researching facts about Italy for SESE projects. We learned all about Mount Vesuvius and the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii. For Visual Arts, we made models of volcanoes using Papier-Mâché in groups. It was extremely messy as we had to work with glue and water but it was great fun! We needed plastic bottles, newspaper, masking tape, glue, water and paint. Once we constructed our volcanoes we left them to dry for 48 hours, then we began to paint them. We all worked as a team to paint our volcanoes: some of us painted beaches for the base of our volcanoes, others picked mountains and rivers and one group picked Planet Mars. We hope you like them as much as we do. We are very proud of ourselves as it was a big project to undertake!

 

In other news, we learned about finger prints in Science. We took prints of each of our fingers and found out about the different types of fingerprints: arches, loops, and whorls. We also studied lots of maps of Ireland and the world. We drew silhouettes and coloured them using maps of the world and oil pastels/pencils. We also used leaves, poster paint and cotton buds to explore the technique of pointillism.

 

 

 

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Current Drop off /Pick up and yard arrangements.

Dear Parents/guardians,

I wish to thank you all for your support and understanding over the necessary changes to the drop off and collection arrangements. The children are quickly getting used to the new ways.

Courtyard Morning Drop Off

The courtyard morning drop off is running quite smoothly. There is very limited space in the courtyard therefore we would like to remind parents to leave children at the gate. Please do not enter the courtyard. Try as much as possible not to block the entrance way into the courtyard. Be assured that we have several staff members on hand to ensure the children reach the classrooms. The courtyard area is safe and they cannot get lost.

Messages to be relayed to class teachers, can be given in note form via your child, via email or to the secretary at the office from 8.30am. Keeping the entrance clear will ensure supervising teachers and myself have a clear eye on small children entering the courtyard.

All these small measures will help ensure we get the children quickly and smoothly into the classrooms.

Junior and Senior infant children will continue to get picked up from the PE  hall at 12:55pm

Pick Up 1st and 2nd Classes

Pick up for 1st and 2nd classes will take place in the basketball courts for the moment. To help prevent congestion and for ease of movement of the children leaving the building we ask that parents enter the courts by the side gate beside the car park and stand behind the markers.

It is very important the parents do not take children from the line in transition to the basketball court. Please do not call your child from the line until the teacher is ready to give the child to a parent/guardian/minder. Thank you so much for your co-operation we do appreciate it.

New Yard Arrangements

As you can see the courtyard is out if action for junior infants’ yard-time. This week we have been trialing arrangements to ensure all classes receive their yard breaks, weather permitting.

This week junior and senior infants are on yard 2 in the basketball court.

1st and 2nd class are on yard 1 in the basketball court.

We have cordoned off a sizeable area in the car park, away from the cars for the 3rd classes.

This arrangement is working quite well and will be reviewed daily. We intend to keep you as updated as possible with regard to the interim arrangements

The structural assessments

Minor improvement to the precautionary structural measure in place, will take place for the remainder of the week. There has been no confirmation, of yet, as to when the precautionary structures will be taken down or when further structural assessments will take place. Q & A pages are available on the website or from reception.

Please be assured that any information from the DES will be published on the website as quickly as possible. Text messages are quite expensive to send so I would urge all parents to keep an eye on the website and on the Aladdin Connect noticeboard and ensure your notifications are turned on for timely updates.

Again, I would like to sincerely thank you, the school community, for your continued support. Although the changes are undoubtedly inconvenient and concerning for parents, the situation would be all the more challenging without your  continued co-operation and understanding.

 

Le Meas,

Lynn

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Help Your Child Spell

There are still places available to parents for the “Help your child Spell” course, on Tuesday 20th and 27th Nov, from 9.30-12.30 and on Wednesday 21st and 28th Nov, from 7pm- 9.30pm. Both courses will be held in the grounds of the Community College, Dunshaughlin.

Parents/Guardians can reserve a place by contacting Dympna directly on Tel 0879002615 or email dobrien@lmetb.ie

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November Homework

November Homework

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