Information Sheet: Feb 19
Dates to Remember:
Feb 18th to 22nd: School Closed for full week: Midterm Break
March 13th 7pm First Confessions St. Canice’s Church
Friday March 15th: Extra closure added to school calendar for Language In-service Day.
March 18th School Closed: Public Holiday in lieu of St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is an update on the many activities happening in the school at the moment.
Mr Hanrick’s chess league started in December and the final was played last week. From an initial set of 32 players from 5th & 6th, Emily Smith and Dylan Walsh made it to the semi final stages. Aidan Cullen and Muhammad Furqan contested the “best of three” final with Muhammad emerging as a worthy champion. Well done to everyone involved.
The Parent Confirmation Workshops for 6th class confirmation candidates are at the halfway stage. Workshop 3 will take place on Monday Feb. 25th. A sincere thank you to the 24 parents who have volunteered to run this programme.
Medieval Mile Project.
Following on the successful visit of 5th and 6th classes to the Medieval Mile Museum as part of a language project run by class teachers and Ms Flynn, the pupils designed museum posters and leaflets.
The winners are as follows:
4th class poster competition
1st Amelia Kaczmarek Ms O’Brien
2nd Lauren Harper Ms Conroy
3rd Eoin Moore Ms O’Brien
5th & 6th leaflet competition
Sinéad O’Carroll Ms Henderson
Gráinne Wall Ms McKeown
2nd Sophie Dalton Ms Henderson
3rd Anna Waldron Mr Hoyne
We hope to reopen the field after the midterm break, weather permitting. Please encourage your children to participate in the sporting activities offered. A change of shoes is necessary.
Our visitors from Poland and Spain were treated to a mini concert with Junior Infants, the 4th class Wed. after school singing group, the 5th & 6th class National Children’s Choir and the Senior Orchestra all performing in the hall. They were extremely impressed particularly by the professionalism of the performing groups.
Earlier in the day, at our European flag raising ceremony, the Senior Jazz Band and singers treated us all to a rousing rendition of “Glorious.”
4th class will finish their six week Cycle Safely programme tomorrow. This course has been of great value to all the pupils.
There will be no music lessons for the week of March 4th -8th due to the Kilkenny Music Festival.
Feis Ceoil date: April 9th.
The school Spelling Bee Final will take place on Friday. 5th & 6th classes take part. Pupils from each of those six classes have competed in preliminary rounds and the top scorers qualify for our final. The Champion Speller from Friday will then go on to represent our school in the Kilkenny County Final on Thursday 28 February.
Ms McCormack (2nd) and Ms Foley (4th) will return from maternity leave on Monday Feb. 25th. Since September the classes have been very well taught and taken care of by Ms Poyntz and Mr Fitzpatrick. Thank you to both of them for their hard work and commitment to the school.
Board of Management Reminder.
Please drop off and collect your children punctually. It is not fair to leave children waiting as they become anxious. The school yard is an isolated area outside school hours and is not an ideal environment for a child left alone and uncollected. If you are delayed please phone ahead and we can reassure your child that everything is ok. The school playground is supervised from 8.40 to 8.50am in the mornings.
Parking outside the gates is still a problem as people are parking on the zig zag lines and obstructing the view of drivers exiting the school. It is a very dangerous practice and we ask you to obey the rules of the road and the road signs as this will help us all keep the children safe.
The parking area inside the barrier is for staff only. It is not a drop off area for parents. No parent vehicles should pass the barrier.
We would also ask you to treat fellow parents and staff with respect at all times.