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November PTA update



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LSP Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – Bi-Monthly Update

The Parent Teacher Association Committee met on September 7th, and October 5th, 2015.

The following items were discussed:

  1. Parent Teacher Association committee meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of each month.
  1. The AGM took place on Thursday, September 24th, 7pm in the school Halla. The PTA constitution was ratified. 4 committee members from the old committee remained on and 10 new members were elected.
  1. Election of new officers:

Pat Fitzpatrick was re-elected as Chairperson.

Paul Wright was re-elected as Treasurer.

Rachel Thunder was re-elected as Secretary.

Mairead Hayden is the Teacher rep.

A new sub-committee was created called the Communications Committee. The committee will be responsible for the weekly Nuacht, the website, poster etc. and the monthly update which will now become the Bi-Monthly update. Those elected to it are: Roisin Buckley, Annmarie Ryan and Cathy McGlynn

Other committee members are Ludmilla Podzimkova, Melanie Zawada, Ornella Quinn, Pania Lee, Pauline Vijandian, Laura Donnelly and Damien Duggan.

  1. Parent & Guardian Volunteer/Helpers DatabaseParent volunteer forms have been left in the school foyer with a drop box. Volunteers will be emailed in the lead up to various school events to see who is available to help. To date there has been a high response, with representation across all the years. If anyone would still like to sign up, forms are available in the foyer or email: pta.lsp@gmail.com
  1. NPC Training Workshop for parents Steve Goode from the National Parents Council visited the school on Tuesday October 13th to give a talk on “Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing”. The event was well-attended and the response to Steve’s talk, which covered topics such as well-being, emotional health, communication and listening skills, was very positive. A speaker’s fee of €50 was paid by the Parent Teacher Association.
  1. Bualadh Bos Festival The school attended the Carnival of the Animals in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Thursday 15th of October, The PTA subsidized this trip by €430 (€2 per child). The children had a great time and there was a very positive response to the event.
  1. Secondary School Campaign update Posters and Flyers for the Second Level campaign were taken by committee members to aid with their distribution. The campaign website can be accessed at http://let2ndlevel.com, the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/let2ndlevel/ and the email address is let2ndlevel@gmail.com
  1. Photos of New Committee Photos of new committee members will, like last year, be displayed on the notice board in the school foyer of the committee members for the purpose of visibility within the school community.
  1. Halloween Party The school Halloween party was discussed at the meeting and took place on Friday 23rd of October. Members of the Parent Teacher Association and some parent volunteers decorated the Halla on the morning of the party. A great time was had by all. A total of €50 of PTA funds was spent on decorations.
  1. Coffee MorningThe Parent Teacher Association hope to run several coffee mornings throughout the school year. The next coffee morning will take place on Friday 20th November at 8.30am, outside the school Staffroom. All Parents/Guardians welcome.
  1. Winter FairThis year’s Winter Fair will take place on Sunday December 6th from 1pm. The Winter Fair is both a social event for the school community and a fundraiser for extracurricular activities throughout the school year. Volunteers will be needed to run the various elements of the Fair.
  1. IdeasIf people have ideas for events, talks, celebrations etc. let the committee know by emailing pta.lsp@gmail.com
  1. LSP Website The Parent Teacher Association have a page on the LSP website and will regularly update the school community with all news and upcoming events.


The next committee meeting will take place on Monday November 9th.

An Nuacht – 24th October 2014

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Term 1 White Envelope Week. Unfortunately it has been down a fair bit since last year. To enable the running of our school we are asking that you contribute what you can to our White Envelope Week (WEW). While it costs €672 per pupil to run the school, the Department of Education currently gives us only €388. Please give whatever you can afford.

Names and money will be taken tomorrow, Friday for the new after-school basketball which will commence on Monday 3rd Nov (junior group) & Tues 4th Nov (senior group). This will run until Christmas break. Cost €16 per child. Names and money to Louise


We will be adding our new nationalities to the wall shortly. If your country hasn’t been represented please let us know.

Lost Property.

Please check lost property box if your child is missing any jacket etc. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity next week.

For recent Mental Health Awareness Week, 5th class took part in a variety of mindfulness activities.  It sounds easy, but it is actually surprisingly hard to slow down and clear your mind of thoughts and worries!

5th & 6th enjoyed some top class storytelling at Mary I on Tuesday 14th when we went to see ‘The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy’. The performance was amazing and we were all moved by the story.

We are collecting old phones again this year. Please bring them in to help get some IT equipment.

Autumn Chess Camp: Villiers School, North Circular Road, Limerick.28th -31st October. €12 per day or mini camp (4 days) €39. Ages 7-18. Book by 27th October, contact John Alfred 087 6794211, chessadare@yahoo.co.uk. All chess equipment supplied.

 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News REMINDER Educate Together Second Level School Information Evening takes place TONIGHT Thurs, 23rd Oct, 7pm, LSP.Speaker: Niall Wall, Educate Together Regional Development Officer.

Are interested in an Educate Together Second Level Education for your children? Niall Wall will give a presentation on the Educate Together Second Level Program and the steps needed to establish a Start Up Group in Limerick.

PTA MONTHLY UPDATES. The Parent Teacher Association will be publishing monthly updates of all news and events in both the Nuacht and the school website. www.limerickschoolproject.ie

Maths Week Website Competition

Congratulations to the winners:

Yasser Mansour & Ushmita Mondal (2nd), Sean O’Loughlin & Emily O’Dwyer (1st), Ingrid Thunder-Biesty & Fryderyk Klimas (SI).

Niamh Conroy & Elena Foley (3rd), Aoife Ryan (6th) & Olivia Kenny (4th).

Thanks to all who entered.

4 members of 6th class took part in the City Library table quiz on Wednesday. Aoife Doyle, Aoife Ryan, Sean Farrell & Hugh Brady represented the school. They came first, continuing the school tradition. Well done to all.

An Nuacht – 16th October 2014

Second class making monsters in the style of Pablo Picasso

Thanks to everyone who contributed to White Envelope Week so far. Unfortunately it has been down a fair bit since last year. Louise will be collecting envelopes again in the classes tomorrow and from Monday on they can be dropped into the office. To enable the running of our school we are asking that you contribute what you can to our White Envelope Week (WEW). While it costs €672 per pupil to run the school, the Department of Education currently gives us only €388. Please give whatever you can afford. Receipts will be issued next week.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News.EDUCATE TOGETHER SECONDARY SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT. Niall Wall, Educate Together Regional Development Officer will give a presentation on the Educate Together Second Level Program and the steps needed to establish a Start Up Group here in Limerick. Thursday 23rd Oct, Limerick School Project, 7pm.Notices have been sent home in you child’s schoolbag or check out www.limerickschoolproject.ie for further information

We are collecting old phones again this year. Please bring them in to help get some IT equipment.

Swimming Star

My name is Emily McNamara and I’m in 6th class.

I love swimming and I’m in Limerick Swimming Club.

I swim five times a week:

Monday and Tuesday nights

Tuesday morning before school from 6-7am

Fridays and Saturdays.

I take part in swimming competitions which are great fun.

I feel that I am improving a lot because I work really hard for it.

Bualadh Bos Festival

Bualadh Bos festival was a great hit with all the classes. It was on in the Belltable, Lime Tree theatre and Mary I halla and there was storytelling, plays and puppets.

Second class went to see ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ in the Belltable last Friday. It was a one man show which we loved because we used our imaginations to imagine the characters and the castle!

4th class went to ‘The Tragic life of Cheeseboy’ yesterday. It was about a boy called Cheeseboy and he lives on cheese. A meteor hits his planet and it goes up in flames, he has a boat and goes into it. It brings him to a place where he is determined to find his parents. He then finds gypsies& decides to tag along. Then one day he finds the boat and thinks his parents are on board, so he decides to send them a letter and makes it into a boat. However, at the end of the story he finds out his parents didn’t survive the meteor crash.

We thought it was really different to other plays. It was in a tent. It has great special effects. We thought it was very sad, but sometimes funny. By Emre & Emily

Mental Health Awareness Week

In third we celebrated Mental Health Awareness by become aware of and appreciating silence, of listening to our body and recognising our emotions. We drew pictures of our ‘internal chest of drawers’ and labelled the drawers with emotions we regularly feel, both positive and negative. We did relaxation exercise and learned to become more aware of our breathing and discussed correct ways to breathe.

In fourth class we did a meditation exercise where we looked up on youtube mediation for kids. We sat down comfortably and the man on youtube said to dream that we were in a hot air balloon and we were floating in the sky. The clouds tasted like candy floss. We went to the Zoo and got our favourite animal to come with s and we broght the animal wherever she/he wanted togo. It was really good and made us feel calm, comfortable, relaxed, tranquil and it was a break from regular work.

National Parenting Week

National Parenting Week takes place from 20th – 26th October 2014

Parenting Limerick is launching a website called LoveParenting.ie.

There will be a Positive Parenting Gathering on Wednesday 22nd October , 10.30am – 12.30pm in the City Library, The Granary, Michael Street and all parents, carers and children are welcome.

See the posters in the windows of LSP.

  Second class making monsters in the style of Pablo Picasso