Volume 15, Issue 35
June 18 2015
Fun in the sun.
School will close at 12 noon on Friday 26th June & will re-open on Thursday 27th August.
There is no after school basketball next Monday or Tuesday.
Any outstanding library books will be collected by Library next week.
The school council wishes to announce ‘The LSP Variety Show 2015’ which will be held on Wednesday 24th June at 9.00am. Each class will be represented by 2 variety acts. These acts have been voted on by the class members. We look forward to singing, dancing, music, magic and comedy and most of all, a happy get together.
Reports will be posted on Monday 22nd June. Please ensure you have sent in a large stamped addressed envelope.
Please let us know as soon as possible if your child won’t be returning to LSP in September.
Dooradoyle branch Library, Crescent Shopping Centre is holding a Reading Challenge to keep children for all ages reading throughout the summer break. The aim of the reading challenge is to read 10 books throughout the summer holidays. On completion the children will receive a certificate and a small gift.
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION NEWS
We urgently need volunteers to help make LSP’s 25th year celebratory YARD PARTY a success.
Volunteers needed from 10am to help prepare for the party which begins at 11am this Friday, June 19th and will run until 1pm.
If you can help please email email@example.com, or turn up on Friday at 10am.
This celebration is for all the children at LSP and will include a variety of entertainers, games and treats.
Please Note: Friday Lunch. All the children will get a food bag at the yard party on Friday 19th June. Therefore, if you wish, only pack a lunch for their small break.
Please return your Expression of Interest forms for an Educate Together Secondary School for Limerick.
Forms were sent home in all schoolbags this week.
Completed forms can be put in the labeled box in the school foyer.
Filling out a form is not a commitment to enroll your child but rather an opportunity to call for more choice when it comes to second level education in limerick. Remember even children who have not started primary school yet can be included on the form.
If you would like more information or to express your interest online go to www.let2ndlevel.com
Also check out the campaigns Facebook page, and we would be grateful if you could like and share it with your friends.
The next Parent Teacher Association AGM will take place on Thursday 24th September.
Please find in your child’s schoolbag a leaflet that highlights what the Parent Teacher Association has been up to this year. We are always looking for more help, talent and skills to add to the Parent Teacher Association. Every bit of help, no matter how small, enhances all our children’s experience at LSP.
Volume 15, Issue 21
February 5th 2015
School is closed on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th February. Mid-term break.
Term 2 White Envelope Week (WEW) will run from Monday 9th – Friday 13th February. Letters have gone home in school bags today.
Limerick Leader photographs
Call into the reception of Limerick Leader office or contact Lynsey on 061 214531 if you would like to order the recent photographs in the Limerick Leader. There is a cost of €10 for a 6×8 and €15 for 10.8.
Music of the Musicals Update
We will be asking parents to drop children to the foyer of the Lime Tree at 6.30 on both Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th February 2015.
They will be supervised in rooms backstage by school staff.
The show will start at 7pm and should be over by 9pm. The children can be collected backstage by parents after the Grand Finale when all the children will return to sing together as a whole school. Programmes and raffle tickets will be on sale in the foyer and at the interval. The winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the concert while members of staff are getting the children ready to go home. Prizes will be available for collection from the desk in the foyer of the Lime tree.
Don’t forget to bring all costume items in tomorrow.The photographer will be taking the photos for the programme of the show.
Tickets on sale now on www.limetreetheatre.ie (24 hours a day); from the Lime Tree Box Office from 2pm to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday); on the phone- 061 774774 (12 noon to 5.30pm) or from 69 O’Connell Street (the former Belltable) 12 noon to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
School Council News
The School Council are planning to run the Valentine’s Fair again this year. It will be held on Friday 13th from 8.30 to 10am. We will be asking pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th classes to provide buns or cakes for the cake sale. They can be decorated with hearts or anything else you like. There will be chocolate fountains, card making stalls and lots of other fun activities at good prices. The School Council will decide later today how to spend the money raised. Last year’s money went towards the school garden plots.
Parent Teacher Association News
- Show Photographs
A photographer will be coming to the school on Friday morning, February 9th, to take photographs of each class in their costumes for the school show. The photographs will be in the programme for the “Magic of the Musicals” in the Limetree Theatre on the 17th and 18th of February. All children are asked bring in their white socks and black pumps and, where applicable, the t-shirt they will be wearing in the show.
- Coffee Morning, TOMORROW, Friday, Feb 6th, 8.30am, Outside the LSP Staff room. The PTA will host its next coffee morning on Friday Feb 6th at 8.30 am. Coffee mornings are open to the whole school community. It is a great opportunity to chat with other parents and also start your day with a nice cup of coffee or tea. This is a FREE event.
- Open Forum for Parents/Guardians, Feb 9th, 7-8pm, LSP Staffroom.
The PTA committee will hold an open meeting for parents/guardians at its next committee meeting on Monday the 9th of February in the staffroom of LSP, from 7 to 8pm. 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.
- RAFFLE PRIZES – Can you donate a prize for the raffle?
We are still looking for donations of prizes for the Raffle which will be held during the school show The Magic of the Musicals (Limetree Theatre, Feb 17th and 18th). We are asking parents do you have a business, or a connection which could donate to this raffle. E.g. a voucher, or an item, or a service etc. You or your business will be thanked on the night and in the show programme.
If you think you can donate you can contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or, if you prefer, leave your details with Louise and we will get in touch with you. We appreciate all contributions, and all funds raised will go towards the cost of putting on the show.
Thanking you in advance.
MINISTER JAN O’SULLIVAN VISIT ON MONDAY 9TH February
To mark the 25th anniversary of the school the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will visit the school on Monday morning. Minister O’Sullivan will examine the contents of a time capsule that was buried 25 years ago by the first children in the Limerick School Project. Pupils, past and present, will mark the occasion in both song and word. If you would like to attend this momentous occasion please be in the school Halla by 9am.
The school council organised a charity fundraiser for children availing of the services of Enable Ireland. Children were asked to bring in €2 and wear something festive. We think we did a great job and look very impressive!
Check out our selfie or ELFie! These are some photos on display in the foyer of the school too.
School will close at 12 noon on Friday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.
Tickets are now on sale for our 25th Anniversary concert ‘The Magic of Musicals’ which will be held on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th February 2015.
The details for sale are:
24 hours a day on www.limetreetheatre.ie
From the Box Office at the Lime Tree (2pm – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday)
Or on the phone, 061-774774 (12noon – 5.30 pm)
New afterschool basketball club.
Names and money now been taken for afterschool basketball commencing in January 2015. Cost €16 per child, names and money to Louise. This basketball club will run until February mid-term break.
There is no afterschool basketball on Monday or Tuesday next week.
We will be bringing classes from 1st to 6th to the Ice Skating rink next Wednesday at 12 noon. Permission slips must be returned to school along with €10 admission fee beforehand. Permission slips are attached to the Nuacht today. We recommend that children bring a change of clothing (tracksuit & socks), a helmet and knee/elbow pads. The organisers have assured us that we will have the rink to ourselves this year which will make it a safer environment for our younger skaters.
A huge thank you to the PTA from the staff and children of the LSP for the fantastic Winter Fair last Sunday. It was great to see so many new parents helping in so many different ways.. It was a lovely, happy day for children and adults and this was, in no small way, due to all the hard work put in by the PTA and the many volunteers involved.
The Parent Teacher Association committee would like to extend its thanks to all the people involved in making the Winter fair a great success. This success is down to the whole school community – the parents/guardians, teachers and school staff, the afterschool/crèche, and the children – working together in partnership. There was tremendous support given to the PTA committee in the run up to the fair regards organizing the various aspects of the fair. A cohort of parents did excellent work last Friday morning making Christmas wreaths and painting the school windows. Likewise the parents who worked with the children making the class crafts did tremendous work – the crafts that were made would not look out of place in any craft shop. On the day itself there was no shortage of people lending support in setting up the fair, working at the various stalls and then helping to get the school back into shape for the children again on Monday morning. The music on the day kept everyone in a festive mood and our MC for the Raffle did a great job. Thank you to all those who donated all the wonderful baked goods and delicacies. Lastly a big thank you to all the people that turned up on the day and supported the fair and most importantly helped to raise vital funds which will go towards extracurricular activities for all the children at LSP. We hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourself.
The PTA Committee
N.B. Plates and dishes can be collected outside the school staffroom.
Check out the LSP website for photos of the day. www.limerickschoolproject.ie
We keep spare children’s clothes available in case of accidents/ heavy showers etc.
We are delighted to be able to offer them when necessary but must insist that they are washed and returned as soon as possible afterwards.
A huge congratulations to Emily McNamara in 6th class who represented the LSP in the Munster Schools Swimming competition recently. Emily says:”Last weekend, I represented my school in the Munster schools’ competition. I qualified for the Irish National Schools competition which will take place in February 2015.” Well done Emily.
We are hoping to update the flags in the foyer, please let Louise or your child’s class teacher know if your country isn’t included.
1st : Hamper Isobel (6th)
2nd : Hamper Mabel Meskell
3rd: Hamper Pat Fitzpatrick
4th: Painting Mannix Buckley
5th : €50 voucher for
Jasmine Palace Emma Wright
6th: Tennis Racket Allannah (3rd)
7th: Eats of Eden
€50 voucher Tomas (3rd)
8th: Bobby Byrne
€30 voucher K Donnelly
9th: Helmet &
Sweets Alex (2nd)
10th: Helmet &
Craft set Rory D
11th: Sweets & Beauty
Hamper Mandy (1st)
12th: 2 x €10 vouchers
Rockin Joes Elio (4th)
13th: Nivea Hamper
& biscuits Layla (2nd)
14th: Art Set &
Biscuits Lucy (6th)
15th: Pizza vouchers Mickey
c/o Lucy (6th)
16th: €25 paint
Voucher Charlie Collins
17th: Name It
Voucher Jane Harris
18th: O &F voucher Abu Kawsar
19th: €10 voucher
Jasmine Palace Helen Ryan
20th Limerick on
Ice Voucher Danny Lynch
We haven’t been able to locate Mandy c/o 1st class, it’s a purple ticket.
Cake: Jane Harris
Jar of Sweets: Rory (4th)
The Student Council had their first meeting of the year on the 22nd of September,
The minutes are below: