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Parent Teacher Association Monthly Updates – May/June

Parent Teacher Association

Monthly Updates – May/June


  1. The Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice visited the school on May 7th. This event was really enjoyed by the children and cost €150.
  2. The Plant and Cake Sale was held on the 15th This was a great success and was well supported by the LSP community and raised approx €1,850.
  3. The Second Level School campaign is now well underway. Parents from both LSP and LETS in Mungret have now formed a committee. Expression of Interest forms were made available in the school foyer and sent home in school bags. To date there are approx 350 Expressions of Interest. There is now a website were you can express your interest. Also Facebook and Twitter are playing an important role in highlighting the campaign.

Website address: www.let2ndlevel.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/let2ndlevel

Twitter: @Let2ndlevel

  1. The LSP Community Meeting was held on 3rd of June. Dr. Maureen Griffin spoke about Internet safety. The Chair of the PTA Pat Fitzpatrick also had an opportunity to speak about the Parent Teacher Association and the Second Level School Campaign.
  2. A leaflet highlighting A Year in the life of Limerick School Project Parent Teacher Association” was produced and sent home in all the school bags. This is hoped to encourage more involvement from the parent community.
  3. €2,000 raised by the Parent Teacher Association through the raffle and programme for the school show in February was transferred to the school to cover production costs. A further €500 has been made available from the Parent Teacher Association to cover the final outstanding costs of the show.
  4. Animal Magic visited for the day on June 10th at a cost of €350. This was a very successful visit with the children getting an opportunity to learn about animals in the wild and to handle many of them.
  5. The final Coffee Morning of the year was held on Friday the 12th of June and was well attended.
  6. The School has asked if the Parent Teacher Association could provide funds to put towards Aistear, the new program of structured play developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). €600 is to be made available for this.
  7. An NPC Training Workshop for parents on Mental Health and Your Child’s Wellbeing will be run in October 2015. This will be a free workshop for parents. Date to be annonuced in the new term.
  8. The Yard Party was hosted by the Parent Teacher Association on Friday the 19th of June. This was a wonderful way to round off the 25 year celebrations and was enjoyed by all the children. Entertainers included a Magician, Balloon artist, Puppet shows and Face painters. Giant games were run in the yard (snakes and ladders, checkers, etc.). There was a food bag for every child, popcorn, candy floss and an ice cream van. Cost of Yard Party is approx €1500. A number of Parent Volunteers turned up to support the event and their help made the day a great success.
  9. The next Parent Teacher Association AGM will take place on Thursday September 24th. New committee members will be elected and Parent Reps for the Board of Management will also be elected at the AGM. The Parent Teacher Association Constitution will be ratified at the AGM. The Constitution (Working Document) can be viewed on the LSP website.  http://www.limerickschoolproject.ie/parent-teacher-constitution/

Have a great summer and thanks for all the support over the last year.

Parent Teacher Association Monthly Updates – March/April

Parent Teacher Association

Monthly Updates – March /April


  1. Tai ChiTai chi classes continued on Thursdays throughout March and April with Tai Chi Instructor John Sheehan. Overall this has been a great success with positive feedback from both the children and the teachers. Classes are due to end on April 30th.
  2. The Playground – Workshops where held with all the classes on March the 2nd and 5th. Children were asked to imagine how they would like to see the schoolyard improved and enhanced. What is important to them when it comes to yard time? There was a great response from all the children.
  3. Second Level School. Meetings regarding setting up a group to campaign for an Educate Together Secondary School were held on the 19th of March and 17th of April. A working group has been formed. A website has been designed and can be found at http://let2ndlevel.com/ Please visit and share to let others know about it. Particularly can you fill in the Expression of Interest form if you would be interested in sending your child to an Educate Together secondary school. There is now also a Facebook Page which people are asked to LIKE and SHARE. https://www.facebook.com/let2ndlevel/timeline . Fundraising events will be taking place to provide funds to support this effort. Both the website and the Facebook page will be used to inform people of updates to the campaign.
  4. Great Limerick Run Kids Run – The Parent Teacher Association arranged for Trainers to visit the school and work with all the children in preparation for the Kids Run, May 2nd at UL sports arena. If you would like to register for the Kids Run go to greatlimerickrun.com
  5. Parental Involvement PolicyThe Parent Teacher Association Committee reviewed LSP’s Parent Involvement Policy at the request of the Board of Management.
  6. Proceeds from the Magic of the Musicals – The raffle and programme sales from the school production Magic of the Musicals resulted in a profit of €2,000. This will be put towards the costs of putting on the show.
  7. Classroom Resources€1000 was contributed towards classroom resources throughout LSP.


Upcoming Events


     1. Poetry Day Ireland – Thursday, 7th May. The poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will visit      the school on May 7th for Poetry Day Ireland.

  1. LSP Spring Plant and Cake Sale – Friday, May 15th from 8.30am.  All the classes have been planting for this year’s Plant and Cake sale. Come along and buy your child’s plant. There will also be cakes on sale, tea and coffee, and a raffle. All funds raised go towards extra curricular activities for the children.                          We need volunteers to help out on the day. From 8.15am onwards. If you can  help  please email pta.lsp@gmail.com
  1. Animal Magic to 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 animalmagic.ie
  2. 25th Year Celebratory Yard Party – Friday 19th June, 11am to 1pm. To mark the schools 25th year the Parent Teacher Association are organising a Yard Party for all the children. There will be entertainers, games, food and a few surprises.


 If anyone has an idea for an event, a talk, an activity or would simply like to get in touch, you can email pta.lsp@gmail.com

An Nuacht – 16th April 2015


Volume 15, Issue 26

April 16th, 2015

The photo above shows some Senior Infant children wearing their wonderful spring hats!


School is closed on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th May.


Reminder: LSP 25th Year Anniversary Reunion, Saturday 18th April @ 6pm in school hall and afterwards in Dolan’s , Dock Road from 8pm onward. All present parents are welcome to come along, over 18’s only in Dolans.



School begins at 8.30 am and ends at 1.10pm for Junior and Senior Infants and 2.10pm for 1st – 6th classes.

This term we are going to concentrate on getting everyone in to school on time and allow classes to start promptly.

If you are someone who has been relaxed about being in school by 8.30 am please help by making an effort to improve on timekeeping.

School gates and doors are opened to the children at 8.30 a.m. and children go directly to classrooms.  From 1st class upwards there is no need to bring your child into the classroom unless you need to speak to the teacher. Any messages or forgotten lunches etc may be left at the office. This will allow all children to start work on time and without interruption.

The school can not accept responsibility for children arriving at school prior to 8.30 am.

The front door and back gate is locked at 9.00 am each day and access is gained by using the intercom. If you need to collect your child during school hours, please sign them out in the office.  It is advisable to inform your child’s class teacher if you will be collecting your child early.

From a Health and Safety point of view it is better that parents wait in the yard to collect children after school. This prevents disruption to classes before 2.10 pm and we are better able to monitor who collects children. There is always a staff member on duty in the yard and at the front door at 2.10 pm. Any children still waiting at 2.20 pm will be brought inside and a phone call will be made to the parent/guardian. Although some staff members may be on the premises, meetings are scheduled and the school cannot accept responsibility for children after 2.10 pm. After school club coaches are responsible for children who take part in after school activities.


Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A. M.A. PhD Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Maureen Griffin has been invited by our Board of Management to talk to our parents about Internet Safety on Tuesday 28th April 2015.

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.


Due to ongoing requests we are putting in a final order for ‘Magic of the Musical’s DVDs next week. Please give your name and €15 to Louise on or before Tuesday 21st April.


New 6 week Arts & Crafts course, starting next week. €50 fee. Please contact Tara 087 7455202 to book your child a place.


We had fantastic hats at our Easter hat parade on the day of the Easter Holidays. Well done to all.

PTA Monthly Updates


The PTA would like to welcome everyone back to a new term at LSP. The committee had its first meeting of the year this week and at that meeting the figures for the Winter Fair were finalised. We are excited to announce that the amount of money raised by the fair was €3,700. This demonstrates both how successful the fair was, and the level of commitment and engagement by the school community with the fair. The money will be used to fund extracurricular activities and events for the school community over the rest of the year. With that in mind we would like to outlay some of the events that we will be organising over the coming months:

  • The PTA has arranged Tai Chi classes for all the children at LSP . A Tai Chi instructor will attend the school and classes will commence the end of February, and run for 8 weeks. More information on this event will be posted in February.
  • The PTA will contribute €1000 from moneys raised towards classroom resourses.
  • As part of the 25th year celebrations, the PTA will be organising a “Yard Party” for the children. This will take place in June (date to be confirmed) and will be run during regular school time. More information on this event will be posted nearer the date.
  • The school is organising “the Magic of the Musicals” concert where all classes will perform on stage at the Limetree Theatre – Tickets for the event can be bought from the Limetree website. The PTA’s contribution will be organising the programme for the event and also running a raffle on both nights.
  • The Plant and Cake Spring Fair will be held in mid-May (date to be confirmed.)
  • Two further coffee mornings will be held between now and the end of the school year. The next one takes place on the 6th of February from 8.30am outside the staff room. Coffee mornings are open to the whole school community and we would encourage people to come along. It is a great opportunity to chat with other parents, chat to the committee and also have a nice cup of coffee/tea.
  • The PTA has commenced a project looking at the school yard and the possible ways of making it a more engaging space for the children. With that in mind, workshops will be run with the children to get some insight into how they view the yard and their ideas as to how the yard could be enhanced as an activity space.
  • The PTA committee will hold an open meeting for parents / guardians at its next committee meeting on the 9th February in the staff room of the LSP. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to bring an idea for an event, to raise/bring an issue they are concerned about, ask a question, or simply get to know the committee. The time of this meeting will be announced nearer the date.