An Nuacht – 11th September 2014

After School Clubs:

Chess will resume on Wednesday, 1st October. Cost €5 per child per week.  Money can be paid directly to Gabriel (coach).

Drama class will be starting on Friday 19th September.

JI & SI classes: 1.10-2.10

Rang I – Rang VI: 2.10 – 3.10

Any enquiries contact Lorraine O’Flanaghan 086 8485229

Art & Craft club will start on Thursday next 18th September. Cost €85 per term. Contact Tara on 087 7455202 for more information or to sign up your child.

The school choir is set up and ready to go starting Thursday next 18th September 2014 at the same time in the Halla. We have been lucky enough to get a very experienced choir teacher and the BOM have agreed to pay her so the choir will still be open to any pupil from Third class upwards at no cost to them.

 Redemptorists Centre of Music:

Any students who have not begun playing an instrument but are interested in wind brass or percussion are invited to try out the instruments this coming Tuesday 16th September at 2:10 in the Staff room. They need to sign up and give contact details to Louise, in the office, before they attend.

All returning students need to either come Tuesday to say if they are returning or to drop back their instruments.

PTA News

The PTA hosted a Coffee Morning last Friday the 5th of Sept to welcome all the new parents to LSP. This was a great success and we would like to thank all those who attended. Building on this success we hope to run another coffee morning later in the year for all LSP parents and guardians.

Giant Granny’s visit

The visit of the Giant Granny to Limerick last weekend was a great success. On Friday, all the pupils from Senior Infants to Sixth class accompanied by the entire staff and many parents, lined Barrington Street on both sides and waited patiently (and not so patiently!) for Granny to arrive. We met the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Sheehan and some other dignitaries and some children spoke to TV3 reporters.  Granny eventually rolled along in her chair with all her helpers and her band of musicians and we followed her to the railway station where she read a story and then went to sleep. We all agreed that she was a giant granny with a lovely, kind face.

Please let Louise know if you would like to receive the Nuacht by email.

Thanks to everyone who paid their book rental, arts, crafts and photocopying & a little reminder to those of you who may have forgotten.

An outbreak of Head lice has been detected in some classes this week. Please check your child’s hair this evening.

The School Council members planted vegetables with Matt earlier this year and the result was a Bumper Harvest Crop of onions, carrots, garlic and potatoes. Pumpkins are coming along nicely and should be ready in time for Hallowe’en.

We will decide what will be planted next at the first School Council meeting which will be held after the class elections.

Post Office Savings Stamps

Our local post office in 90, Henry Street has offered to start a savings scheme ‘Saving with Cyril’ on a weekly basis. Melissa a parent of a past pupil will call weekly, on a Thursday with the stamps and books. This is a great way to get children saving and a reminiscent of the Sammy Stamp saving scheme we had in the early days of the school. Any family wishing to avail of this service will need to open an account for the child in the post office beforehand. Documents needed will be the child’s birth cert, PPSN number and photo ID, utility bill and PPSN of parent. Any further questions will be answered in the Post Office, 90 Henry St. There are some post office account application forms available in the office. Please let Louise know if you are interested. Melissa will be in school at 12 noon next Thursday.

Permission slips and pupil personal accident insurance forms have gone home in the schoolbags today.