Thursday Letter 9.02.23

Thursday Letter 9.02.23

Dear Parents,

Readalong fundraiser

Our ‘Readalong’ fundraiser got off to a great start this week. Daire Wade from Ms. Quinn’s fourth class and James Lynch from Mr. Lynch’s fourth class entertained the masses when they read a page from a novel that they are reading on the intercom. Daire read an extract from ‘Teen Glory’ by Peter Regan Classes and James read ‘Horrid Henry’s Revenge’ by Francesca Simon. All classes have engaged in some DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time at 12.15pm each day. Many thanks to Ms. Donnelly, Ms. Russell and Ms. Brennan for all their help organising this initiative.

Coding lessons from John O’Brien from Microsoft

The boys in fourth, fifth and sixth classes were delighted with their coding lesson from John O’Brien (father of Andrew in Ms. Geraghty’s first class). The boys were given the opportunity to create the game ‘Whack a Mole’ and everyone really enjoyed it. John has agreed to return to give Mr. Lynch’s fourth class a lesson after the midterm break.

Outstanding payments for coding lessons for fifth and sixth classes

There are still a number of parents from fifth and sixth class who have not paid for coding this term. We may have to reconsider coding in term three if there is a large outstanding balance for the school to cover.

First Holy Communion Meeting for second class parents on Thursday 9th February at 7.30pm

There will be a First Holy Communion meeting held in St. Mary's Church on Thursday 9th February at 7:30pm for parents of boys in second class. The meeting will last approximately 40 minutes. Parents are asked to bring your child's Baptism Certificate, which will be retained by the parish.

The Parish request a €10 contribution from each family towards the upkeep of the church and parish facilities. This will also help toward the cost of the online registration system etc. and the secretarial services involved in processing the registrations. It should be placed in an envelope together with the child's baptismal certificate with your child's name and school clearly written on the outside.

Senior Hurlers

Best of luck to our senior hurlers who play St. Mary’s Rathfarnham near Marlay Park in another challenge match today. Many thanks to Mr. Clandillon and Mr. Keegan for organising this game.

Table Tennis League

Today sees two of our table-tennis teams in action. Our second team (Aaron Farrell, Rohan Malik, Adam Elhadi and Cian McCarthy), play Ballyroan in the League whilst our C team (Ryan McElhinney, Alex McMahon, Eoin Gleeson and Ben Kelly) play the same opposition in the cup competition.

Generation Pound After-school activity starting Thursday 23rd February from 2.40pm to 3.40pm

Generation POUND is coming to your school. Get ready to Rockout! Generation POUND® is a fun class that combines movement and music to improve focus, coordination and physical fitness. By combining exercise and interactive activities, students will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT !!

For Generation POUND loud music and Ripstix are used! Ripstix® are lightly weighted, neon green drumsticks designed specifically for Generation POUND.

The classes will take place in the school hall beginning Thursday 23rd Feb at 2:40pm. The classes will run for 6 weeks every Thursday and each class will last one hour (finishing for the Easter break).

The cost for the 6 weeks is €45. Places are limited and are on a first come basis. Please contact Susanne Lynch on 086 8969593 to secure your spot or for more information!

Mid-term Break from 13th to 18th February

School will be closed from the 13th to 18th February for our midterm break. School will reopen again on Monday 20th February at 9am.

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.

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