Newsletter 22nd October 2014

NEWSLETTER

22nd October 2014
Dear Parents,
I hope you and your family are well. Here is a reminder of some upcoming events:
Annual debate: The annual 6th Class Debate will take place on Thursday 23rd October at 11.30a.m. in the Assembly Hall. **Please note change of time.
Hallow E’en Dress up/Mad hair day: Pupils are invited to dress up in their Hallow E’en costumes or have a mad hair day on Friday 24th October Please ensure all children are warm enough in their costumes for break times and that they can move safely. No implements or sharp objects for safety reasons. Please bring €2 for the privilege which will go towards school funds.
1st Holy Communion: There will be a meeting of parents of First Holy Communicants on Monday 12th November at 7.30p.m. in the school. There will be a number of “ Do this in Memory” masses for parents and First Holy Communion children. The first of these masses will take place on Sunday 9th November at 9.30a.m. in Muckross Church. The sacrament of 1st Holy Communion for pupils of Scoil Bhríde, Loreto, will take place in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Muckross on Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 10.30a.m.
Our beginning of year Mass: was combined with the Mission Mass on Monday 20th October in Muckross Church.
Parking: Please do not park in the Teacher’s Car Park, or in front of the gate as this seems to cause traffic congestion. For safety reasons please collect your children promptly. When children leave the school they are not allowed to come back in, or to climb or walk along the wall or to play football at the front of the school. Please do not park on the footpath as some children are walking home, and this is dangerous.
In these difficult times we are very grateful to the parents who have paid the school contribution.
Life is very busy and perhaps you may have overlooked this payment. We would be very grateful if you could make the payment but please let us know if paying is a problem. All contact with you on this is in the strictest confidence.
As you know it was decided that the school would collect an annual charge to cover:
 Art and Crafts ( Allocation will be given to class teacher)
 Standardised Tests
 Insurance
 Photocopying and maintenance of photocopiers
 I.T. Maintenance
 Book Rental
The contribution is :
 €75.00 for one pupil
 €140.00 for two pupils
 €200 for three Pupils
 €250 for four pupils.

Again my sincere thanks for your help and co-operation.
Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Team Hope: This year we will be participating in Team Hope. If you would like to participate in this worthy charity please read the leaflet. The organisers have asked us to mention that it is not suitable to include chocolate in the boxes. The boxes will be collected from the school on Monday 10th November only. Please bring in your boxes to the school on or before that date.
Christmas Cards: We are organising the Christmas Card fundraiser for the school again this year. Each child will design their own personal Christmas card and receive a sample card to show at home before there is any obligation to buy. If you are interested in finding out more please check on http://www.christmas cardsforschools.ie. Please don’t buy your Christmas cards until you see your child’s masterpiece.
Parent Teacher Meetings: The parent teacher meetings will take place on Friday 14th November from 2.50p.m. to 5.30p.m. The meetings will take place in the Assembly Hall. Children will go home at 2.30p.m. The school cannot accept responsibility for children on the school premises during the meetings. Please make an arrangement to have your children looked after.
Football: Our senior football team have been very successful this year emerging as Champions of the Cumann na mBunscoil East Kerry competition overcoming Loughquittane, Knocknaderry and Gneeveguilla along the way. We then went on to defeat Kilgarvan in the county quarter final. We are looking forward to meeting Glenbeigh in the county semi-final.
Christmas Annuals: Attached is an order form for Christmas Annuals. If you would like your child to purchase a Christmas Annual please complete the order form and return to the school office. The annuals cost €4 each.
Flag Day and Carol Singing: Parents’ Association have arranged a flag day for Wednesday 10th December. The children will be carol singing also
Midterm Break: School will close on Friday 24th October and will reopen Monday 3rd November.
Confirmation: The Sacrament of Confirmation for pupils of Scoil Bhríde, Loreto will take place on Friday 20th March 2015.
Reitrement: Parents are invited to a presentation to Seán on his retirement at 2.15p.m. on Friday 24th October in theAssembly Hall. We wish Seán every health and happiness for the future.
If you have any queries on school related matters do not hesitate to make an appointment to see the class teacher or myself.
Yours sincerely,
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Mary O’Sullivan Principal.