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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

A special welcome to our sixteen new Junior Infants - ten girls & six boys. With sixteen in Junior Infants it brings the class total to thirty-three - a number that is unacceptable for one teacher to cope with. Bear in mind that in a playschool setting that there would be four staff allocated to this number of children.
The INTO are currently highlighting the issue of large class sizes in a pre-budget campaign entitled, "Room to Bloom." In Offaly 24% of children are in classes of thirty or more pupils. I would urge you to contact our local T.D.s to voice your concern about this matter.
Under the Child Welfare Act, a note is expected if a child is absent from school. Please use section at the back of school diary for this purpose.


A note is also expected if a child has not completed homework or is not wearing the school uniform.
Please sign journal nightly if possible AFTER checking your child's homework.
It would be appreciated if children were collected at the classroom door in the event of them having to leave school early.
Please inform school if there is any change to your mobile phone number or if you need to add any additional contact numbers to our files
Please ensure that your child's name is on school jumper and coat. We still have a number of unclaimed jumpers and coats for collection.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

  • Goal Jersey Day, Friday, 3rd October - children may wear any football jersey of their choice and contribute one or two euro to this worthy cause.
  • Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, 12th & Thursday 13th November.
  • Thank you for your prompt contribution to our Book Rental and Insurance. A polite reminder to those who have not yet paid!


GREEN SCHOOLS NEWS:

The new committee have been elected and are busily getting organised for work on the second year of the "Travel Flag." Well done to the outgoing class representatives who worked very hard last year and congrats to the following class representatives
Jnr Infants - 1st class: Séan Geraghty & Calum Brennan.
2nd class: Inna Dunne & Paul Conway 3rd class: Eoin Merriman & Shane Bracken.
4th class: Séan Conway & Nancy Flynn 5th class: Ashling Scally & Cathal Ryan.
6th class: Jack Scully & Molly Flynn.

Sport

Congratulations to all who took part in the cross country last week. Our 6th class girls won both individual and the team prize (Laura Connelly, Sinéad Todd, Hannah Larkin and Amy Hanlon. Well done also to David Bracken who won an individual prize in the fourth class race.


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