An Nuacht – 4th December 2014


Volume 15, Issue 14

December 4th, 2014


Expenditure            Aug/Sept   Oct           NovBook Rental:                €30       €940       €1644Computers                                                €1360LS/RT:                           €51       €58          €26

School Maintenance:

Repair of boundary wall/

boiler repair                   €422

Repair to 3rd class toilets/

paint supplies                                            €635

Summer Works

Paint re painting of school, repaired door,

replace of boiler &

roof lights                     €27k    €3635       €23k

Bank Charges               €57                       €100

Cleaning/Kitchen         €302     €513        €417

Insurance                                   €3445

Petty Cash                    €172     €72          €123

Printing Equipment & Lease     €842

printing servicing

Printing/stationary & class materials

€588       €1026     €68

Prof development       €149

Electricity 9 July-3 Nov 2014             €1226.59

Gas 18 April-18 Oct                            €722.13

Phone:                        €130       €32

& incl Principal mobile                              €450

Refuse Oct-Dec 2014                                 €212

Water                                       €771

Art, Craft & Stat        €160.50 €758          €1302

Spec project i.e music in the classroom & music generation Limerick      €580

Misc BOM – office furniture   €318


Internet Safety

RTE 1 Television, Thursday 04/12/2014 at 21:35.In a special report, that will be of interest to all parents and those who care for children, to be broadcast this Thursday night, the RTE Investigations Unit reveals some of the dangers young people face online arising from the use of social media.

Tickets are now on sale for our 25th Anniversary concert ‘The Magic of Musicals’ which will be held on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th February 2015.

The details for sale are:

24 hours a day on

From the Box Offic at the Lime Tree (2pm – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday)

Or on the phone, 061-774774 (12noon – 5.30 pm)

Our Local Charity: Enable Ireland Children’s Services

Every year the LSP Student Council choose a charity to fundraise for. This year it was decided that the Giving Tree will not go ahead. In the last few years children choose a tag from the tree and bought a gift for a child who might not get a present otherwise. These presents were then passed on to Novas, a local charity looking after people in need.

The members discussed the fact that buying gifts might be too much pressure on our families this year.

Instead, they have decided to hold a Christmas jumper/hat day on Thursday 18th December.

Every child will be asked to wear a festive coloured jumper or hat on the day and pay €2 towards Enable Ireland Children’s Services. The money will go to the centre on the Dock Road where some of our pupils avail of their services. We hope that every family will support our chosen charity this year.

However, for anyone who would still like to contribute to the Novas charity we will pass on any gifts or donations of any kind.

Novas is a local charity working with families, children and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded in our community; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In an effort to alleviate the stress that some families experience at Christmas, Novas have yet again launched their annual Christmas Toy Appeal. It is hoped that each child that has engaged with the Novas Intensive Family Support Service this year will receive a present this Christmas, which is not something that would be guaranteed otherwise.

Should you wish to contribute again this year to the Novas Toy Appeal, please leave a present (unwrapped) in the box provided for in the main lobby area. Anne Cronin (a parent in the school who also works for Novas) will collect the toys on the 19th of December. Novas wish to offer again their thanks for the contribution the school community and thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to this year’s appeal.

It is essential that any child leaving school before normal finishing time be signed out by the parent/adult collecting them and signed in again if they return later.

Limerick on Ice

We have booked the Ice Rink for 12 noon on Wednesday 17th December.

Tickets are €10 and children from First class to Sixth class are welcome. We will issue permission slips soon.

Arctic Arty, Limerick on Ice mascot, paid a visit to the school to promote a colouring competition.

Folens Christmas annuals are available to order for a cost of €4 per child. Names & money to Louise by Monday 8th Dec

Last Friday I was lucky enough to appear on the Late Late toy Show. It was one of the coolest and scariest things I’ve ever done. I was playing the cello in a group. We arrived in RTE early in the day and were waiting around but there was loads of exploring to be done! All those hours you are waiting, you don’t even think about what you are about to do, but the final moments are the most nerve-wracking moments I’ve ever experienced. If you believe that you could get on the Late Late Toy Show, go for it because it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Lucy Allen, 6th class

LSP Winter Fair – Sunday 7th Dec, from 1pm

Why not skip the cooking this Sunday and come and have your lunch in the Winter Fair Restaurant?

We will be serving a choice of delicious hot main courses, soup, hotdogs, cakes, desserts, tea/coffee and winter fair punch.

  • Take time to visit the Craft stalls, the Book stall, the Wrap a Present Room, the Lucky Dip, get your face painted and sit and have a meal and a cuppa with family and friends in the Winter Fair restaurant.
  • Guess how many sweets are in the jar and what the christmas cake weighs and you could win them both.
  • Buy a raffle ticket, there are prizes galore!
  • Hope you and your family can make it.

All funds raised go towards extracurricular activities for all the children at Limerick School Project.

Wreaths for the winter fair are being made on Friday 5th Dec at 8.30am outside the LSP staffroom. If anyone can help please drop by on friday.

Donations of greenery are needed for the wreath making. These can be left in the box outside Louise’s office.


We would also appreciate if you could please bring in any cooked items, if possible, on or before 1pm on the day of the fair, as this will help with setting up the restaurant.


We appreciate all your support.

Thanking you in advance.

Limerick School Project Parent Teacher Association.

Please read our PTA monthly update for November:

PTA November Monthly Update