Monday, 5th September 2016 Weekly Note


A big welcome back is extended to all our pupils throughout the school, with a particular welcome to our new recruits.  Joining us in P.1 are Emma, Conor, Méabh, Charlie, Brendan, Luke, Aoibhínn, Emma and Gerry.  We extend a warm welcome to all pupils new and ‘established’, we hope and trust that you will have a very enjoyable and rewarding year ahead.  We also welcome along Catriona McKenna who has joined our P.3 class having recently transferred from Omagh Integrated P.S.  You’re very welcome Catriona!

As always we encourage parents to play an active role in their child/children’s education and invite you to contact the teacher concerned should your child encounter any trouble ‘settling in’ or indeed at any time of the year.  We value the interest of you, our parents and trust that we can rely on your support for the coming year.


All children are looking resplendent in their new school sweaters and cardigans.  May we ask you to take time to ensure that all children’s clothing is labelled so as to avoid any unnecessary confusion.


This is not always a topic we like to discuss but just a simple reminder to remain vigilant as to the possibility of the presence of lice in your child’s hair.


For those children who wish to take milk, the cost for the new term which takes us to Christmas is £9.  Payment should be made by Wednesday of this week as the first order of milk begins Thursday, 8th September.


Parents should be aware that the cost of a school dinner is £2.50.  Please note that money can only be handed in to the office from Monday to Wednesday. Payment by cheque for school dinners should be made out to EA Western Region. Any family who feel they may be entitled to Free School Meals can make relevant enquiries to WELB tel. 8241 1496.


Any P.7 parent planning to get their child to sit the Transfer Exam for admission to Grammar School is reminded that registration closes on Friday, 23rd September.  Application forms can be obtained from the local Grammar Schools.  Any P.7 parent who wishes to discuss this year’s entire Transfer arrangements should contact Mr McElholm.


Tin Whistle for all pupils (P.3-P.7) begins next Tuesday, 13th September.  Tin Whistles can be bought in the school from next Monday for £3.25.  We ask that all whistles be labelled clearly with your child’s name on it.


There will be no After-School Clubs this week.  Details of available After-School Clubs will be issued next week.


Anyone who may have changed mobile numbers over the summer holiday is asked to notify the school to ensure our records are up to date and that school text messages are going to the correct number.


The possibility of private piano lessons being hosted in the school has arisen.  Should you wish for further details please contact the school.  Our teacher has intimated that these lessons would be suitable for pupils P.4 upwards..


We welcome along Caoimhe McDonagh and Nicole Sweeney from Sacred Heart College who will be completing a week’s work experience in our Foundation Stage classes.  Enjoy your stay girls!