Thursday Letter 04.05.23

19-May-23

Dear Parents,

Anti-Bullying Survey from the Department of Education

Our school has been selected by the Department of Education to carry out an Anti-Bullying Survey. We are one of fifty other schools in the primary and second level sector in the country that were chosen. I will send more information to parents once the Department sends me the survey.

Sports Day – Sunday 7th May at 2pm

Our School Sports day is on this Sunday 7th May at 2pm on the grounds of St. Mary's BNS. The cost is €15 per family, if you have both boys and girls please only pay once. Parents can pay online via Aladdin in either school up until midnight tonight. Alternatively, parents can pay CASH ONLY AT GATE on the day.

The success of this great day relies on our VOLUNTEERS. If you are available to help, please sign up for a 30-minute slot using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044FAEAA29A2F58-sports.

This year we will be running a tuck shop with crisps and bars at 50c and drinks at €1. Cash only. The scouts will be selling teas and coffees. Attached is track order of events. Don't forget your potato and spoon as it is going to be a fantastic family day.

Confirmation

Congrats to our sixth class boys who made their Confirmation last Friday in St. Mary’s Church. The boys were accompanied by Ms. Donovan’s third class singers. Thanks to Mr. Clandillon and Mr. Dineen for all their hard work preparing the boys for this event and to Corinne Bagnall who helped to decorate the Church with their artwork. We are also grateful to our Parents’ Association who provided refreshments in the Parish Centre after the ceremony.

Gerard Martin – National Award in Computer Coding

Congrats to Gerard Martin who has qualified for the National Final of the Scratch Competition. Using his coding skills he designed a scratch game called ‘Pinku and the Dungeon of Destruction’. The finals will be held in the University of Limerick next Wednesday. Congratulations are in order too for his older sister Agnes who is in 3rd year in St. Joseph's College as she has also qualified for the finals. Well done Gerard!

Chess

There are still a few spaces available in our chess club for boys in 1st to 6th class which takes place on Tuesdays from 2.40 to 3.40pm. Please contact ms.cribbon@stmarysbnslucan.com for more information.

STEM Summer Camp – 3rd to 7th July in St. Mary’s BNS from 10am to 2pm

Please read the attached flyer on the upcoming STEM Summer Camp which will take place in our school from the 3rd to 7th May from 10am to 2pm. There are limited places still remaining for this year's STEM camp. Please find all details in the attached note. A reminder that places have only been reserved for boys who have returned both their permission slip and payment to Ms Quinn or Ms Copley. Any queries can be emailed to either ms.quinn@stmarysbnslucan.com or ms.copley@stmarysbnslucan.com

Hurling

Best of luck to the senior A hurling team who play St. Brigid’s today in Lucan Sarsfields and the Senior B team who play Scoil Mhuire Marino in St. Vincents after school. Thanks to Mr. Clandillon, Mr. Keegan, Mr. Dineen, Ms. Ryan, Mr. Walsh and Mr. O’Brien for all their help with our hurling teams.

Dates for the Diary:

Sunday 7th May: Sports Day at 2pm

Friday 12th May: Half-day for Inservice

Friday 19th May: Full day closure for Inservice

Saturday 27th May: First Holy Communion in St. Mary’s Church at 11am.

Friday 2nd June & Monday 5th June: School closed for Bank Holiday weekend

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.

Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78YD27
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