Volume 15, Issue 26
March 19th 2015
The photograph above shows some of the beautiful silk flowers made by the 5th and 6th class children for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
School will close at 12 noon on Friday 27th March & will re-open on Monday 13th April- Easter Holidays.
Some of the pupils in 5th and 6th class took part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade last Tuesday. They carried giant flowers and silk flags that they made with artist Joanne McGlynn. They added some lovely colour to the parade on a sunny day. Well done and thanks to all who participated or helped especially Helena, Valerie, Rebecca, Simone, Tara, Jenni and Mairead, and Collette who coordinated the workshops and participation.
On Friday 13th March, LSP boys and girls basketball team headed to Scoil Mhathair Dé. The girls played first and won the match 19-4. The boys then played and won 35-4. Everyone on the teams played great! It was the boys 2nd match of the season & the girls 1st match. Thanks to Michelle for organising the match & to Ger O’C and Anne for bringing us up to Scoil Mhathair Dé. By David O’Donovan (V)
We ran a Spelling Bee yesterday for 5th and 6th class. There were many entrants and a high standard so it was a difficult task to finally choose one pupil to represent LSP in the next round.
Clodagh Hannan, 6th class, LSP, will take part in the next stage of the competition on Thursday 26th March in St. Paul’s N.S in Dooradoyle. Best of luck to Clodagh and a big thank you to all who took part.
Names & money being taken for school milk for term 3. Cost €17 per child. Names & money to office by Friday next 27th March
Names & money being taken for final afterschool basketball clubs of the year. These commence after Easter and will run until summer holidays. Cost €18 per child. Names and money to Louise.
Past Pupils Reunion
As part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations, we are hoping to contact as many past pupils (over 18s only) and parents as possible to join us on April 18th 2015 in LSP at 6pm for an informal chat and a look at old photos and memorabilia in the school hall and afterwards in Dolans. We have a Facebook page and Twitter account with details but please spread the word.
Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A. M.A. Ph.D 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.
Congratulations to Carole Gurnett, (homework club co-ordinator & past parent) on publishing her first novel ‘The Curtain Falls’
The Mobile Library will be here Monday next 23rd March.
Parent Teacher Association News
SECOND LEVEL SCHOOL MEETING TONIGHT @ 7pm
There will be a second level school meeting held in the school tonight at 7pm in the limerick school project school. the purpose of this meeting will be to look at pathways to attaining a secondary schooling for our children with an educate together ethos. This is a follow up meeting to the one that was held before Christmas; all interested parents are asked to come along and also to pass the information onto other parents who may be interested.
Tai Chi classes continue every Thursday and are going great.
Plant and Cake Spring Fair 15th May 2015
The spring fair will take place in May; we are looking for people to donate some plants for the fair, so if you are thinking of doing this, it would be good to start planting soon so as they will be ready around the time of the fair.
We are also looking for plant pots ;if you have spare plant pots that you could give to the committee to use for planting that would be much appreciated. there will be a box inside front door from next week onwards.
Down Syndrome Ireland are publishing a book and one of our pupils Fionn Donnelly (Rang IV) features in this book. This book was spoken about on The Saturday Night Show last Saturday 14th March.
We’re planning a Design a Hat Parade that will take place on Friday, 27th March, the day of the holidays. We’re hoping every pupil will join in (and parents are welcome too!) All you need to do is design and make a hat at home for the parade. Be as creative as possible and use recycled materials or any bits and pieces you can find.
We will have some samples to show early next week and the School Council will be available to advise and provide material and bits and pieces.
If you can’t find anything at home, Tiger/ Euro stores have lots of craft materials at the moment. What we really want to see is your original ideas as they are always the best. Start planning!