Thursday Letter 26.05.22

20-June-22
Thursday Letter 26.05.22

Dear Parents,

Cake Sale – School Hall – Thursday 16th June from 9am to 2pm

The Parents’ Association (PA) is asking you, your boys, the teachers and all the staff at St Mary’s to put on your aprons and bake some:

cakes, muffins, brownies, tarts, cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, bread, biscuit cakes, crumbles, scones, pies or whatever your speciality is

We ask that these treats are donated to the school for our Bake Sale fundraiser. If baking is not your thing the PA are happy to accept store bought baked goods. All donations should be brought to the school between 8 and 8.45 a.m. on the day of the bake sale on Thursday 16th June. All parents/guardians and families are welcome to buy and savour treats on the day. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards an outdoor play area for our new special class.

Raffle tickets will be sold before and on the day of the bake sale for some fantastic prizes (more on that over the coming days). If any parent or guardian has connections with businesses that might be willing to donate some raffle prizes, the PA would be very grateful toreceive them. Rumour has it that the boys who bring in baked goods may get no homework for one night!

Art Exhibition – Thursday 9th June from 1.45pm to 8pm

We are holding our Art Exhibition in the school on Thursday 9th June from 1:45pm-8pm. This was an annual event pre-Covid. It takes place in the hall and the downstairs corridors. Each student chooses their favourite piece of Art from the year and these are all displayed throughout. It is a lovely way to celebrate the pupil's creativity and we encourage parents to take the opportunity to visit the school throughout the evening.

INTEL (Benevity) funds will cover the cost of 14 new iPads

We plan to purchase 14 new iPads for the school over the summer months. The cost of this investment will be €6000 approximately. The money raised by INTEL employees, who are parents in our school, will cover the cost of this purchase.

School Hurling

Best of luck to our Senior A hurlers who play their semi-final of the Division 1 Herald Cup against St. Colmcille’s in Ballyboden today at 3pm. We would also like to wish our Senior B hurlers all the best against Bishop Galvin. Thanks to Mr. Clandillon, Mr. Keegan, Mr. Shanahan and Ms. Ryan for all their help to promote hurling in the school.

Bob-a-Job

Thanks to all the parents who donated money to our Bob-a-Job fundraiser. We do not have a final figure yet as some parents still wish to make a contribution. We are very grateful to Elizabeth Murphy, owner of Maynooth Office Supplies, who donated €1000 towards our new sports hall. Please check out some of the photos that have been emailed to our school in recent weeks.

If you’re planning to get some work done to your house then Arham Khan (Ms. Killane’s Senior Infants) is your man as he makes light work of filling a skip.

Personal shoppers are hard to come by but Cody Hanney (Ms Killane’s first class) will get what you want when you want it and is familiar with every aisle and shelf in all the local supermarkets.

Every house and sitting room in Lucan could do with Padraig Brady (Ms. Walsh’s second class), Lughaidh Kehoe (Ms Copley’s first class),Rayan Malik (Ms.Killane’s first class) and Affan Khurram (Ms. Killane’s Senior Infants) as they can get rid of dust from every crook and cranny.

Tom Donohoe (Ms. Ward’s Senior Infants) would give Patrick Guilbaud a run for his money with his culinary skills. It’s definitely a Michelin Star for Tom and he can count on Hasnain Malik (Ms. Maguire Junior Infants), Sean Higgins (Mr Lynch’s fourth class), Axel Nolan Kirwan (Ms Maguire’s Junior Infants) to keep his kitchen clean after each serving.

It’s great weather for the outdoors and Aaron Creely (Ms. Killane’s first class), Andrew O’Brien (Ms Brennan’s Senior Infants), Luke Hanley (Ms. Whitney’s fourth class) and Christopher Stringer (Ms. Copley’s first class) are making the most of the sunshine and manicuring their gardens.

Sean Creely (Mr. Shanahan’s third class) did a super job washing the car and you can always rely on Caleb Douglas (Ms. Maguire’s Junior Infant) to leave the bins out on the correct day.

Éanna O’Brien (Ms Copley’s first class) is very particular about his freshly laundered towels and folds them immaculately ready for the hot press.

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal

Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78YD27
01 628 1857
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