Volume 15, Issue 32
May 28th 2015
School is closed Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd June – June Bank Holiday
Safety in the Yard
Only staff & after school coaches are permitted to drive into the school yard. They all have been asked to drive cautiously and to be alert. However, if you stop to have a chat with other parents when collecting your child please ensure they stay with you. Ball playing and chasing games are not permitted in the yard after school for safety reasons.
Important ET News
LSP is not ‘multi-denominational’ anymore. It is ‘Equality-based’
In consultation with members, the Board of Directors of Educate Together has taken an important decision for the future of the organisation – Educate Together will no longer describe itself as a ‘multi-denominational’ organisation but will use the term ‘Equality-based’.
At different points in the history of Educate Together, the term ‘multi-denominational’ has been opposed by families, teachers and pupils who do not identify themselves in religious terms. A working group established by the organisation found that its use implicitly suggests a religious focus that has become confusing to parents, teachers and general public. The decision to discontinue the use of ‘multi-denominational’ does not change the standing commitment of the organisation to “equality of access and esteem to children irrespective of their social, culture or religious background”.
Reminder: please bring in stamped addressed envelopes to class teacher for end of year reports
LSP Sports Day 2015
We will hold the annual LSP Sports Day in Mary I Sports Arena tomorrow, Friday May 29th. As always we have lots of parents helping and we look forward to a fun filled day, whatever the weather.
Internet Safety Meeting June 5th @7pm
The BOM has arranged for Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A. M.A. Ph.D, Forensic Psychologist to talk to LSP community on the topic of social media.
Most children have daily access to the internet and their safety is a big concern. Dr. Griffin will talk about Social Networking Sites, Chatting Online, Cyber-bullying, Mobile Phone Safety and Online Gaming.
These talks have been found to be very informative and practical and so popular with primary and secondary schools that we are lucky to have been able to secure a date for LSP parents.
We need to have an idea of numbers attending for organisational purposes. Please let Louise know asap if you intend coming and if you want to avail of crèche/club facilities.
School Tour time is here again. Lots of classes will be heading off on buses and trains to different parts of the country for fun and games. Please take note of the class teacher’s guidelines on what / what not to bring on the day.
Rules are there to keep everyone safe and ensure a fun day for all.
Ice Cream Funday yesterday raised €430 for Down Syndrome Ireland. Thanks to everyone who bought ice-cream and thanks to Laura & her helpers.
Book Launch To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Limerick School Project we are delighted to announce the launch of our whole school book ‘Limerick School Project the Next 25 years and Beyond’ on Tuesday 9th June. Every child in the school contributed to the book and it is a fantastic accomplishment as they are now published authors!!
Thank you to all of the children and teachers for their hard work in creating this wonderful publication. And a special word of thanks to BOM Parent Representative Sinead Wylde and Graphic Designer Jason Nash for their expertise in co-ordinating the project.
The book will be on sale on the day and over the next few weeks.
All parents, family and friends are invited to attend the official launch in the Halla on Tuesday 9th June. We will have details about the time of the launch and the book price very soon.
We hope you can make it!
Classes starting in September!
The Fashion School is a little and lovely school who aspire to teach students sewing skills, fashion knowledge and creativity. We have been running a school in Dublin since 2011 and are now starting to teach in Limerick. All our teachers are from the Irish Fashion Industry and our Limerick tutor Rachael teaches Fashion at Limerick Senior and is a past pupil of The Limerick School Project!
We are running a 10 week Saturday morning ’SEWING MASTERCLASS’ in the school hall starting September 12th to November 28th (excluding mid-term). This course is designed to bring students through the entire process a fashion designer goes through. The course covers sewing, designing and illustration. For more information please visit www.thefashionschool.ie www.thefashionschool.ie / firstname.lastname@example.org / 086 066 77 99
Dates: September 12th- November 28th
10 Weeks (No class mid-term break)
Times: Saturday’s 10.00-11.15
Age: 8+ Years
Price: €140 This includes all materials for the full course, commercial patterns and refreshments for a break at each class. Parents will also be sent photographs of all final work.
Parent Teacher Association News
Animal Magic visit to LSP has been rearranged for Wednesday, June 10th.
Final Coffee Morning of the school term will be held on Friday June 12th from 8.30am outside the staff room. Come along for a free cup of Coffee/Tea and a chat
Spring Plant and Cake sale.
To date the sale has made approx €1,700. This will be put towards extra curricular activities for all the children at LSP. Thank you for all your support.
There are still some plants available and these will be sold off next week in the school yard at pick times 1.10 and 2.10.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Forms– Educate Together Secondary School.
Forms are now available in the school foyer or go online to express your interest in having an Educate Together Secondary School. www.let2ndlevel.com
Also check out the campaigns Facebook page, and we would be grateful if you could like and share it to other friends of yours
Remember even children who have not started primary school yet can be included on the form. This is about their future too!