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October Newsletter

Birthday Invitations
-To avoid any disappointment please do not distribute any party invitations at school.  Thanks for your co-operation.
Toys-Please do not permit your child to bring toys to school.  They can be a distraction and can cause upset if they get lost/damaged in the school yard.
School Book Payments-Please send in payment for school books by Friday 9th October.
Pupil Insurance-If you wish to avail of the pupil insurance please return the form and money by Friday 9th October.
School Jumpers-Please ensure that your child’s name is clearly printed on their uniform and tracksuit jumpers.
GAA coaching-GAA coaching will commence for all classes on Mondays after the mid-term break. Pupils should wear their tracksuits on Mondays for the duration of the coaching.
Swimming-Swimming lessons for Mrs. Quigley and Mrs. Keogh’s classes will commence on Thursday 5th November.  They will run for six weeks in the Apex pool in New Ross. The PA will kindly sponsor the buses for swimming again this year.  Further information will be passed on to those classes.
Green Flag- Please send in any old batteries, stamps, mobile phones and ink cartridges on Thursdays for recycling. Please continue to support our school and St. Vincent de Paul by placing old newspapers in the bins provided outside the school.
Living Arts Project-We are thrilled to say that our school in conjunction with the Wexford Arts Council will be taking part in the Living Art project.  The project involves an artist working in the school for 15 weeks and an exhibition at the end in the Wexford Arts Centre.  We are delighted that local artist Rosie O’Gorman from the Cowhouse Studio will be working with Mr. Kinsella and Miss. Hayden’s classes for the duration of the project.
Health Promoting School- Achievements Book-Each week, as part of the Health Promoting Schools initiative an achievements book is passed through the school.  Any achievements that the pupils have are filled into the book and the achievements are then read out during assembly on Fridays!! In this way each pupils’ successes are celebrated!
PA-There will be a Used Clothes Collection on Thursday 22nd October at school.  This will be a fundraiser for the Parents Association.  The clothes will go to the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.  Please drop bags of clothes inside the front gate of the school on the morning of the 22nd, any time up to 9.20am. Thanks for your support.
Parent Teacher Meetings-These will take place in November.  More information to follow.
Morning Supervision & Assembly-There is no supervision for pupils in the school yard before 9am on school mornings. Please do not drop pupils to school before 9am.  Pupils should assemble in the yard in the mornings and line up when the bell rings. A teacher and the SNAs will be supervising.  Pupils are not allowed access to the classrooms until 9.20am. The only exception to this is when it is raining and pupils assemble in the school hall.  If a pupil needs to use the toilet before 9.20am they should ask permission from the supervising teacher.
Please note that chewing gum is not allowed in school.
Homework Club-A big thank you to Miss. Doyle and Miss. Wheelock who are running a homework club Monday to Thursday after school.
Mobile Library-The mobile library will visit the school every second Thursday.  Pupils from 2nd to 6th Class will attend the library. Please ensure that your child has their library card with them. The next library visit is on Thursday 15th October.

Dates for your diary-
Thursday 14th April-Confirmation Day for 5th & 6th class.

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