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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Maths week is running from 11th October to 19th October this year.
We are celebrating with a Website hunt. There are 5 maths facts hidden in various pages of the website. Pupils from Senior Infants to Sixth Class are invited to find these maths facts. Older classes have an additional challenge, there are some questions to answer. Children will be given answer sheets today, Monday 13th October.
Entries can be given to Antonia in Rang 2 by Friday 17th October. Winners will be chosen on Monday 20th October.
Below is a PowerPoint which may be of interest to you.
Also, don’t forget to check our Maths Portal for suggested maths website.
Here are some more websites which might be fun this maths week!
White Envelope Week
A new school year has started and you, as parents, share our vision that your child’s education is of paramount importance to us all. 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.
We spend this on:
- Stationary/Office Supplies/Photocopying
- Refuse bills
- Phone bills
- Repairs to building incl., windows, doors, switches and locks
- Computer replacement / Maintenance
- Cleaning & kitchen materials, painting
- Fire protection service
- Water charges
- Art and Craft/Classroom resources/LS/RT materials
- Registration fees for sports leagues (Basketball) and sports entry fees
- Buses to sporting events
While the BOM ensures that no child will lose out by covering payment for families who can’t or won’t pay, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so.
Any amount, any time, will be of help and we are grateful for your continued support. White Envelope Week for this term runs from Monday 13th to Friday 17th October. White Envelopes have been distributed yesterday.
Please feel free to contact our Principal Orla if you have any queries about the Voluntary contributions.
To celebrate maths week next week, we are having a treasure hunt on our website www.limerickschoolproject.ie. There will be 5 maths facts hidden in the different pages of the website. There will also be questions to answer for the older classes. So check out the website now. Entries can be given to Antonia in Rang 2. Winners will be chosen at random and prizes given out on Friday 17th.
Mental Health Awareness
To mark Mental Health Awareness week which runs from October 5th-11th all classes will engage in some mindfullness activities for a little while, tomorrow, Friday 10th October.
City of Limerick Pipe Band called into 5th & 6th class recently. They are looking to recruit & train children (5th & 6th class age) as future pipers and drummers. For more information please contact Philip Doran
086 0873870 or Michael Egan 087 2570847.
The mobile library will be in school on Monday morning, 13th October.
Anti Bullying Training for Parents – Free 7.30pm, 20th October 2014, South Court Hotel, Limerick.The National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary have organised a number of Anti-Bullying Training sessions throughout the country. The sessions will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools. Each session runs for two hours and is provided free of charge. To book a place go to: http://www.npc.ie/training.aspx?contentid=1128
Discover EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques work similarly to acupuncture, except tapping is used instead of needles! This technique is becoming more and more popular in Ireland. EFT practioner Lydia Fox (Elio’s mum, 4th ) is running an introductory (hands on!) workshop on EFT on Tuesday, 21st October at the Limerick Strand Hotel from 7.00-9.30pm, where she will teach you how to help yourself heal cravings, aches and pains, phobias…. Fee €25. To find out more, contact Lydia at 087 7411584 or visit http://www.eftlimerick.com.