FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 8:30AM | Parents, got a few minutes after you drop your child to school? Grab a cup of great coffee (we promise it’s not instant) or a nice brew of tea (we even have herbal) and say
to the new Junior Infants’ parents
This parents’ community gathering is hosted by the LSP Parent Teacher Association
All parents, grandparents, minders, friends and neighbours are invited to the LSP Spring Fair from 8:30am on Thursday 26th May. Pick up a plant, choose a cake and grab a coffee to go or stay for a chat!
On sale will be the plants that each pupil has grown themselves, as well as a great selection of indoor and outside plants and flowers. There will also be coffee, cakes and books and a raffle! Raffle tickets will be on sale in the school from Monday 23rd and also on the day of the Spring Fair.
Hosted by the LSP Parent Teacher Association, all proceeds go towards extra curricular activities for the children of LSP.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED! The committee is looking for help in running the fair and if you would like to volunteer we’d love to hear from you! Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cakes (please don’t cut them)
Raffle ticket sellers
Prizes for the raffle (any unused gifts, or gardening books or gifts associated with a spring theme)
Parenting: Supporting your child to build healthy friendships and relationships. Series of 3 FREE workshops run by National Parents Council and coordinated by LSP Parent teacher Association.
Details on these workshops are below and anyone interested can book with Louise by paying 10.00 deposit to hold a place which is refundable on the first night.
The Relationships and Sexuality Program module (RSE) is an integral part of the social, personal and Health education (SPHE) program. The RSE program is taught across all classes in the school. This workshop is for parents and they get a chance to engage with the material of the program. The course involves three consecutive workshops over three weeks and people can only join in at the first workshop and are asked to complete the three in order to get as full an experience as possible out of it.
This is a very worthwhile course to do and gives you the chance to engage with the material that your child/children will be engaging with in the classroom.
The course will be held by the National Parents Council trainers
Delivered over three two and half hour sessions, this module helps parents have a better knowledge of Relationships and Sexuality education so that they can talk to their children and foster their children’s self-esteem and decision making skills in this important area of their lives. The sessions mirror the curriculum taught in schools.
Some of the topics covered in the training are:
Expectations and understanding of RSE for children
Speaking and listening – communication skills
Self Esteem – a time for parents to reflect on their own self-esteem and how this might influence the way in which they relate to their children
Childhood experiences – how we as parents learned about RSE
The media and ourselves
The process of change – physical and psychological changes at puberty
The language to use – parents explore the complexities of language in regards to sexuality
Parents and School – RSE programme in schools – familiarising parents with the RSE programme.
*Unfortunately there will not be crèche facilities provided
Community Gathering: Coffee (or tea!) and a chat on Friday 29th April from 8:30am to 10am. After you drop the children off to school meet other parents for a quick coffee or tea and a chat. There will be some great tasting coffee (we promise it’s not instant) on the brew, or some tea (we even have herbal) and a nice chance to meet some of the other parents for a chat.
Hope to see you there!
This free event is hosted by the LSP Parent Teacher Association.
This Thursday (4th February) at 8pm in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, Educational provider Educate Together will give a presentation on what they offer as a provider of second level school patronage in Limerick. If you are interested in an equality based, learner centred, democratically run and co-educational second level school education for your children come and along. Speakers on the night will include
Emer Nowlan, Chief Operating Officer Educate Together
Gerard O Leary, Principal Celbridge Community School (an educate together second level school that opened August 2015)
For further information on Educate Together visit http://www.educatetogether.ie/
Thanks to everyone involved in making the Winter fair a great success last Sunday. It was a super day of fun and festivities and fundraising! All the funds will go towards extracurricular activities for all the children at LSP. Here are some photos from the day.