Today is Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated in many countries around the world.
Universal Children’s Day is a day to celebrate children for who they are.
It is celebrated to bring awareness to children around the globe that have been subjected to violence in forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. Currently there are about 153 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 who are forced into child labour.
While appreciating and celebrating what we have with our children let us be aware of those others who may not have the same.
School is closed on Friday 28th November, Multi-Denominational Day.
Parent-teacher meetings will take place today and next Tuesday. If you haven’t signed up for an appointment, please do so ASAP.
We have no objection to buying a lunch for children who may forget theirs but money must be brought in the following day.
There will be Learn Together Assembly next Thursday at 11.00. Each class will share something related to the Learn Together Curriculum (either about Belief Systems, Moral/Spiritual Development, Equality and Justice or the Environment). The school choir will perform. All are welcome.
The Mobile Library will be in school on Monday next 24th November and books need to be returned.
The Drama group from Senior Infants and First class who have been working with Joanna Parkes met other groups of children from Presentation Primary school and Scoil Mháthair Dé. They performed together and had a celebratory feast in the Halla in LSP.
Tickets are being printed for our show ‘Magic of the Musicals’ next February
17th and 18th 2015. They will be available soon from the Lime Tree Theatre.
School Council Request
The members of the School Council have discussed the fact that, in the mornings,
some children run down the side of the school from the front gate to back gate to get into school first.
The council feels that this is dangerous as there is no footpath in the laneway and there are lots of cars at this time.
Parents please keep your children beside you or speak to them about this
before there is an accident.
School Council 2014 – 2015
We’d like to thank our parent community for not parking in the school
yard. It makes our school yard a lot safer for everybody.
A reminder. Please ensure that the front door is locked behind if you need to call during the school day. If you need to gain entry when the office is unattended please ring the bell and we will answer as soon as possible.
Please bring in old phones you may have at home, they can be swapped for IT equipment.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News
WINTER FAIR NOTICE
The Parent Teacher Association’s (PTA) biggest event in the school year is the “Winter Fair”, Sunday December 7th. Whilst this is a social and celebratory event, it is also a key fundraiser for the PTA and funds go towards extra-curricular activities for the kids, thus it needs the help of the whole school community to make it a successful, enjoyable and memorable event for all concerned, particularly the children. We need as many volunteers as possible. If you’ve worked at the Winter Fair before, and would like to again, we’d love to hear from you, your experience is important to us. If this is your first fair, and you would like to get involved, your participation is much appreciated.
- On the day the Halla will be turned into a restaurant, serving hot lunch (Veg / Meat main course and Soup, Hot Dogs for the kids), cakes, tea/coffee, winter punch, etc.
- There will also be a number of stalls set up around the school (crafts, books, lucky dip, face painting, raffles, Guess the weight of the cake, and Wrap a present room).
We will need people to man the stalls and serve in the restaurant. People will be needed to set the event up and take it down at the end of the day. We would like everyone to get time to enjoy the day with their own families so we hope there will be enough volunteers to spread the work around.
With the above in mind, a few requests/points:
- Can you volunteer on the 7th of December? Are you available in the morning, the afternoon, or all day? Or even just an hour or two? We will begin setting up at 10am, the fair opens at 1pm, and we will be packing up and putting the school back together from 4:30pm. Finishing up by 5.30pm (approx)
- Can you make Christmas Wreaths on Friday the 5th Dec, 8.30am? Outside the staffroom.
Items we need to borrow for the day:
- 6 large catering size saucepans 8/10 – 14 litre, (the kind you’d cook a Christmas ham in)
- 6 -8 microwaves
- 3 portable hotplates or induction hobs
- 2-3 Filter coffee machines, min. 1.25ltr jug size
- If you have any of the above or know of anyone who has one, Please ask around.
Items Needed for Donation:
- The Hot Food (veg and meat main courses) will be organised and cooked by the PTA committee but we are looking for Cakes, Buns, Tarts, Desserts, Breads, Scones, Salads, to be donated for the restaurant (please bring in on the day of the fair early).
- Bric a Brac – In good condition for the Wrap a Present room – knick knacks, toys, trinkets, candles, Unwanted Gifts, etc
- Books for 2nd hand book stall
- Hand Made Crafts and Decorations, Homemade Jams and Chutneys for the Craft stall
- Newspapers are needed for the Wrap a Present room.
All non-food items can be left in the labelled boxes in the foyer of the school. Crafts and jams can be donated closer to the date or on the day of the fair. Food Items can be donated on the day.
If you could let us know what level of support you can give on the day by emailing us.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if you could spread the word amongst the other parents please.
We appreciate all your support, thanking you in advance.
You can find the minutes for October’s BOM meeting here