Welcome back to school to all of our children and a special welcome to our new pupils in junior infants and in other classes throughout the school.
It’s lovely to see all the healthy lunches – a small treat is allowed on Friday!
You will have received school books for your child. We have purchased lots of new books this year. If you haven’t paid your child’s book bill please do so.
Please cover school books
School Uniform must be worn every day. The green V-neck jumper or cardigan with white shirt/polo shirt and red tie looks so smart.
Grey tracksuit pants (you can buy this locally or anywhere you like) can be worn on P.E.days. Can you please label your child’s uniform and coat
School fund: Our school fund will commence on Friday 6th. This is our main fundraising for the school – €2 for one ticket or €3 for a family. Tickets are drawn on Friday at Assembly and there is a small prize for a pupil from each class. At Assembly children also get an opportunity to come together to celebrate happy events – certificates, prizes, medals, birthdays etc.
Birthday invitations: We know some of you will be organising birthday parties for your children – however we ask that you do not send in the invitations to school please as those who are not invited get very upset.
Parent and Toddler group
The Parent and Toddler group operates on Wednesday mornings from 9 – 11 a.m. during term time. Cost is €2 per child or €3 per family. Open to all families in the community.
Bus Pull In Area
Please be mindful of the new designated bus pull in area adjacent to the rural transport depot. It is designated for bus only from 2.40 - 3.10 pm daily. This allows the buses to safely pull in for the children.
Pupil Personal Accident insurance form for 2019/2020
We urge you to take up an option (most parents choose 24 hour cover). Please fill in the form and return it with money to your child’s teacher before Friday 29th September.
Swimming starts on September 17th and 19th for classes from second to sixth. (First classes will have theirs after Christmas). €55 per child or €85 per family for the eight weeks
Cycle Training will commence on Monday 9th in the school for fifth class.
Important dates for your diary:
Thursday 7 November – After school Parent/Teacher meetings (Senior Infants – Sixth). Junior Infants will have theirs in January.
Sunday 24 November: Santaland (12 – 4)
***Thursday 28 November: Advent Spiral – First/Special/Sixth classes:
10.00 a.m.: Ms. Hourihan, Mr Boys, Ms.Cunney
11.20 a.m.: Ms Mullins, Mr.Mc Carthy, Ms O’Regan
***Thursday 12 December: School concerts for all classes:
Infants: 11.30a.m; First/Second classes: 12.30 p.m; Third/Sixth classes: 1.30 p.m.
Midterm break- School will be closed from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November (inclusive)
School closure on Monday 2 December-teacher training for Primary Language Curriculum
Christmas holidays- Friday 20 December-Tuesday 7 January
School calendar on our website
Parent Association AGM will take place in September. Date to be confirmed
Board of Management: A new Board of Management will be formed this year and will serve a four year term. We will need to vote in a Mothers’ Representative and a Fathers’ Representative. If anyone is interested please contact the school to put your name forward. Mrs Bridget Keane and Mr Luke O’Donovan are both happy to put their names forward for re-election. The voting will take place at the Parent Association AGM.
The staff of Our Lady of Mercy look forward to working with you for the coming year.
Our school is a very busy school and we welcome and appreciate your continued support.
Our Lady of Mercy National School
Eircode: P75 XE75
Tel: 027 50590