An Nuacht – 26th June 2014

It has been my sincere privilege to be a part of this most special school community for the past 11 years.  I’ve have learned so much and been changed for the good through each and every interaction with the fantastic pupils, parents and staff of Limerick School Project.  My sincere thanks to Richard and the other members of the Board of Management for their support over the past three years.  Sincere thanks to Orla, who as Deputy was such an immense support and friend.  I’m delighted to be passing the torch to such a capable person.  I am grateful for all the kindness and hard work of all the staff members, past and present.  Big thanks to the staff this year including Jenni, Mairéad, Emer, Antonia, Cathy, Ger, Claire, Karen, Collette, Mary, Lise, Aidan, Sinéad, Rebecca, Anne, Siobhán, Louise, Ger and Michelle for your tireless work over this year.  I’m thankful for the incredible support of the parent community of this school who have made so many invaluable contributions towards making this a truly democratic and vibrant school.  Finally, to the children: you are the most amazing people who have taught me as much, if not more, than I could ever teach you.  Your energy, your enthusiasm and your curiosity are boundless.  I look forward to keeping a strong connection with the school far into the future.  I wish everyone a very safe and happy summer! – Matt

We will finish up the year tomorrow Friday, 27th June with a whole-school assembly beginning at 11. Children will be dismissed at noon.

Please read the review of the busy year!

It is with sadness that we will bid farewell to Siobhán, who has worked in our school as an SNA for the past six years.  She has been a great support to children and staff over the years, and we wish her the very best.  We also thank Sinéad who replaced Aidan this year on a temporary capacity in a most admirable and competent way.

The new website is ready.   All going well, it will be live most likely by tomorrow.  The address will be the same.  There are lots of new features, and it will be regularly updated with the latest information on the homepage.  There is a facility to pre-enrol online, all information about the school is there and there is an online calendar to which you may subscribe.  Please get into the habit of checking it often!

Catholic Religious Education: Registration will take place for school year 2014-2015on Tuesday 30th September 2014 @ 6.30pm in LSP. This is especially important for children starting in Rang I in September. Louise has flyers in office or you can email relimerick@gmail.com.

The staff members for next year are as follows:
Principal: Orla McCoy
Junior Infants: Jenni Oakley
Senior Infants: Emer O’Gara
1st Class: To be announced
2nd Class: Antonia Buckley
3rd Class: Cathy Keyes
4th Class: Mairéad Hayden
5th Class: Claire McInerney
6th Class: Collette Neville & Karen Gleeson
Learning Support and Resource Teachers: Lise du Toit, Mary Gallagher, Ger O’Connell and one other teacher to be announced

The hiring of the two new teachers will take place over the summer.  As soon as this is complete, we will announce this on our website and a text to the parents of first class.

 In April we spent: LS/RT €177, minor works €1,280 (assembly of basketball courts & remove old, transported to dump, recycled old hoops fitted to wall in school yard), maintenance item €200, (window cleaning, keys cut, unblock sink), bank charges €94, cleaning & kitchen materials €200, pc €214, copier/printers leasing €842 (May-June 2014), Professional development courses €330, stationary & class materials €718, phone €115, refuse collection €192 (Feb & March payment), books €65, plants & seeds for garden €85. May Expenditure: roof leak repairs €2,425, general building maintenance €500 (fitting of 2 new doors, repairs, locks etc.), cleaning and kitchen materials €222, petty cash €89,  stationary & class materials €80, electricity 10 Jan-10 March 2014 €1,363, Airtricity heating March-April €1,434, phone €112 and art & craft €150.

We are collecting old phones. Please bring them in to help get some IT equipment.

Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Down Syndrome Ice-Cream Funday. A total of €433 was raised.

Can you please check if you have any Limerick City library books at home; they need to be returned to the mobile library. They can be dropped into office.

Third class performed a fantastic show about Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm fairy tales on Tuesday.  Well done on a super performance.

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