An nuacht – 7th may 2015


Volume 15, Issue 29

May 7th 2015

 Photo above shows poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice who visited LSP today Thursday 7th May for Poetry Day Ireland.


Fionn (Rang IV) with the Mayor at the launch of the Here I am Book in Limerick on Saturday 02/05/15


Dates to note:

-Wednesday 13th May: 7-9pm RSE meeting for 5th class parents and children.

-Thursday 14th May. Standardised Testing begins for 1st to 6th classes over a 3 week period after May 14th, please keep absences to a minimum during this time.

 -Friday 15th May: Plant & Cake Sale

-Monday 18th May: New Parents Meeting @7pm

– Wednesday 20th May: – Primary School Athletics in UL.

-Friday 22nd May: Eamonn Andrews, Photographer in school

-Wednesday 27th May: Ice cream day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.

-Friday 29th May: LSP Sports Day in Mary I Sports Arena.


Term 3 White Envelope Week (WEW) is coming, it will run from Monday 11th-Friday 15th May. Letters have gone home in school bags today. White Envelope Week (voluntary contributions) plays a very important role in maintaining our ongoing financial stability. We are sincerely grateful for any contribution, no matter how small. We receive only 60% of our annual spend from the Department of Education, and the generosity of parents over the many years has ensured we are able to continue to provide a well-rounded educational experience for all children


Nepalese Disaster Fund:

Thanks to the generosity of the parents, pupils and staff of LSP we have raised €450.12 towards the relief fund for Nepal. We have been told that our €1 will pay for bread and water for one person so we hope that our contribution will help some of the people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause.


Book Festival Event:

As a follow on to our library trips, we have invited pupils to dress up as any book character they like on Friday 8th May. A hat, wig or any prop will do to link to a favourite book. This will take place between 10.30am and 12 noon. We will also facilitate a book swap during this event. Any pupil who wishes to swap a book can bring it in. Please explain to them that they will not get their own book back, but will get another book instead.


Plant & Cake Sale:

The plant and cake sale is coming up next Friday 15th May. Traditionally, the junior classes (junior & senior infants, first & second classes) as well as third class are asked to bake cakes and buns to sell that day. This is a reminder to include baking ingredients in your shopping this week. We will be delighted to accept any baking at all – buns, cakes or cookies.


Internet Safety Talk:

Reminder that internet safety talk with Dr Maureen Griffin will take place on Wednesday 3rd June. There will be crèche facilities available if there is enough interest. Please let us know in advance if you’d like to avail of the crèche. 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.


First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to the LSP pupils who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday in St Joseph’s Church. They all looked so happy and excited to be celebrating this special occasion for them and their families.

Best wishes to 6th class children who will be making their Confirmation on Sunday 10th May.


UL Sports Kids Run

Congratulations to many of our LSP pupils who completed the UL run on Saturday last. We saw the beautiful medals they all got and we know there are definitely running champions in the making in our school today.



Standardized Testing begins on Thursday 14th May and will continue until the end of May. Please ensure absences are kept to a minimum during this time in particular.


We are delighted to get our third Green Flag for water. We all worked very hard to get it. Remember to keep saving water at home. Suzanne (third class)


Parent Teacher Association News




All the classes at LSP have now grown a great variety of plants and they are all progressing well for next weeks Plant and Cake sale!

Put Friday the 15th of May in your diary. The Sale starts at 8.30am.


Can you donate a cake for the cake stall? We need full unsliced cakes, tarts, or buns etc. Please label well, include any special ingredients e.g. nuts, fruit, flour type etc. and bring in on the day.


Can you donate any plants to the sale? If you can please bring them in on the day of the sale, please also label well.


We also need: Paper/Plastic bags for the sale.

They can be left in the labeled box in the school foyer.


Volunteers needed also for the Sale. If you can help out please email


All donations/contributions and help greatly appreciated.


The Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will visit LSP today Thursday 7th May for Poetry Day Ireland.


Animal Magic will visit LSP – Thursday, May 21st. Animal Magic is a rehabilitation/rescue centre for orphaned and abandoned animals. They visit schools and bring along a selection of highly trained animals and birds and provide a unique learning opportunity for the students. Animal Magic will visit LSP on Thursday May 21st. You can check them out on







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