Volume 15, Issue 26
April 16th, 2015
The photo above shows some Senior Infant children wearing their wonderful spring hats!
School is closed on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th May.
Reminder: LSP 25th Year Anniversary Reunion, Saturday 18th April @ 6pm in school hall and afterwards in Dolan’s , Dock Road from 8pm onward. All present parents are welcome to come along, over 18’s only in Dolans.
School begins at 8.30 am and ends at 1.10pm for Junior and Senior Infants and 2.10pm for 1st – 6th classes.
This term we are going to concentrate on getting everyone in to school on time and allow classes to start promptly.
If you are someone who has been relaxed about being in school by 8.30 am please help by making an effort to improve on timekeeping.
School gates and doors are opened to the children at 8.30 a.m. and children go directly to classrooms. From 1st class upwards there is no need to bring your child into the classroom unless you need to speak to the teacher. Any messages or forgotten lunches etc may be left at the office. This will allow all children to start work on time and without interruption.
The school can not accept responsibility for children arriving at school prior to 8.30 am.
The front door and back gate is locked at 9.00 am each day and access is gained by using the intercom. If you need to collect your child during school hours, please sign them out in the office. It is advisable to inform your child’s class teacher if you will be collecting your child early.
From a Health and Safety point of view it is better that parents wait in the yard to collect children after school. This prevents disruption to classes before 2.10 pm and we are better able to monitor who collects children. There is always a staff member on duty in the yard and at the front door at 2.10 pm. Any children still waiting at 2.20 pm will be brought inside and a phone call will be made to the parent/guardian. Although some staff members may be on the premises, meetings are scheduled and the school cannot accept responsibility for children after 2.10 pm. After school club coaches are responsible for children who take part in after school activities.
Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A. M.A. PhD Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Maureen Griffin has been invited by our Board of Management to talk to our parents about Internet Safety on Tuesday 28th April 2015.
She will speak about social networking, online gaming, cyber-bullying, and mobile phone safety and will provide an overview of what is currently popular among students, what the potential dangers are and practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile phone. The talk is not about blocking content online; it is more about teaching children how to be responsible when online, by making parents aware of the dangers and highlighting some practical tips.
This could be the most important meeting that you attend this year.
Due to ongoing requests we are putting in a final order for ‘Magic of the Musical’s DVDs next week. Please give your name and €15 to Louise on or before Tuesday 21st April.
New 6 week Arts & Crafts course, starting next week. €50 fee. Please contact Tara 087 7455202 to book your child a place.
We had fantastic hats at our Easter hat parade on the day of the Easter Holidays. Well done to all.