Information Sheet Nov 14
Dates to remember:
Wed.19th: R.S.E. Talk 6th Class Parents 7.30pm Room 17
Friday 21st and Monday 24th: 6th Class Pupil R.S.E. Day
Thurs 20th: 3rd Class Parents’ Association Movie Night
Sunday 23rd: First Communion Mass
Monday 24th: Workshop 2 Confirmation Candidates 7.30 to 8.30.
Tues 25th & Wed 26th: Photographer in School (Separate Flyer)
Thurs: Nov. 27th Parent Teacher Meetings.
Friday Nov. 28th: The Late Late Toy Show featuring Eamon and the Jazz Band!
Thursday Dec 4th: Proposed date 4th Class P.A. Movie Night.
Board of Management Traffic Management
With the recent wet weather and extra cars coming to the school, people have started to disregard the traffic system which actually works well if followed. We ask all parents to follow the traffic plan. The “SET DOWN “ area is divided into a)three car park spaces and b)the drive through road which is clearly marked by arrows. This area is for dropping off and picking up only. Please do not block this area by parking there.
Nobody should park up- on the paths which are for pedestrians only. You are endangering the children’s safety by doing so.
The exit gate has been marked for two lanes right and left. This will also help to keep traffic moving. Do not block off either side by exiting in the middle of the gate.
Cars parked directly outside the gates are a major safety hazard as they make exiting difficult and are blocking a clear view of the road.
The Bus Bay should be left clear in the morning and at the 2.45 pick up time. It is not an issue at the 1.45 time as there no buses arriving. Once the buses have left at 2.45 , the final bus arrives around 2.56 so once space is left for this bus to enter and pick up the children safely, that space is free for cars.
If an accident were to occur with children having to cross through traffic because a car is parked in the bus bay, the parked car would be deemed to be a contributory factor.
The two Disabled Driver Spaces must be left free for the cars and bus which require them.
Once again, we ask for your co-operation and patience in this matter. It is imperative that the children’s safety is prioritised and is foremost in all our minds.
Your generous support has brought in €10,000 approx for our funds. This is the “bread and butter” money for equipment etc for the year and I am most grateful for your support.
Most of the prizes are won locally. Draw 3 will be held tomorrow.
A special thank you to Mr Hanrick and Ms Conroy for taking on the organisation of this fundraiser.
Thank you for your generous support for Sr Helen in The Philippines. As you may have noticed!! Mr Crowley, Mr Hoyne and Mr Delaney are currently sporting new beards in a fundraising venture for Cois Nore.
Congratulations to Eamon and the Jazz Band on being chosen to perform live on the Toy Show. It is a wonderful opportunity for all the players and will be well worth all the extra rehearsals.
Rehearsals are also well under way for the Feb 7th Concert Hall Date.
The ever popular Orchestra Breakfast Morning is scheduled for Dec 12th-details to follow.
Huge congratulations to our boys’ A panel who won the Roinn A county final on Saturday in a thrilling final v Thomastown. The team showed fantastic skill, team play and determination to rally after a strong Thomastown challenge at the start of the second half. Captain Timmy Clifford accepted the Bertie O’Callaghan Trophy on behalf of the team.
The Girls’ B team won the Roinn D semi-final v Presentation yesterday. Another exciting match, with our girls turning around a 4 point deficit at half time to win by 6 points. Arrangements for the County Final v St. John of God’s have yet to be confirmed.
Best of luck to our Girls’ A panel who take on Thomastown in the Roinn A final at 2pm today in Clara.
All this sporting activity is only possible due to the fantastic commitment from teachers and players alike who spend all their lunch breaks in James Park.
A final call please for the last few remaining class expense accounts to be settled. We do not have a voluntary contribution, these expenses cover insurance, swimming and other items/services used by your children.
510 shoe boxes left St. Canice’s last Tuesday on an army truck, amidst great excitement here. Hopefully they will arrive safely by Christmas. Thank you again for your support. Each box sent will help to brighten the life of a child in need.
Thanks to Ms McCormack, Phil, Susan and Ms O’Mahony who volunteered to keep this project going in the school after Sr Brigid’s retirement.
The P.A. intend running movie nights for all classes from 2nd up this year. Volunteers are needed for supervision on these nights. If your child is attending you are welcome to stay also. 3rd class night is on tomorrow.
The annual Parents’ Association subscription of €5 is now due. A reminder note will be sent home in schoolbags also. This may be sent into school at any stage or paid to members of the committee in the foyer on the Parent Teacher evening.
It has been a number of years since school photographs have been done. The Parents’ Association have organised Benny from HotShotz to be here next Tues and Wed . Separate flyers have been sent out today in schoolbags with details of the offers. As usual, there is no obligation to be photographed or to buy any photographs. It is there for anyone interested.