Volume 15, Issue 23
February 26th 2015
School is closed on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March
New after-school basketball club has commenced. The senior group is now full, cost €16 per child. Please drop money into office if you haven’t already paid. This will run until Easter Holidays
Term 2 White Envelope Week (WEW). Thanks to those who have contributed & a reminder to those who may have forgotten. Receipts have been issued.
Carole Gurnett, a past parent of this school and currently involved with the After School Club, has written a historical novel for adults entitled The Curtain Falls. The book opens in 1897 and it tells the story of actor, Edmund Jeffers, who is at the height of his fame and is very well respected but has a secret life that threatens to undo him. The action switches between London and South Africa during the Boer War.
Carole’s two daughters, Julie and Tess McLoughlin went to LSP and are now in fifth year and second year at Laurel Hill Colaiste. The book launch will take place on March 12th in Dooradoyle Library at 7pm and the book will be on sale from this weekend in all good bookshops!
Peace Proms will take place on Saturday 28th February in UL. The LSP School choir will be taking part in the 8pm performance. Tickets can be booked on the peace proms website www.peaceproms.com and family tickets are 50 euro for 4.
On Friday 13th February we had our 5th annual Valentine’s Fair, and we raised €450 towards the school concert. Many thanks to all the families who baked such lovely cakes.
Parent Teacher Association News
Sponsors of The Magic of the Musicals Raffle
The LSP Parent Teacher Association kindly received sponsorship for the raffle prizes from the following businesses:
- Niamh Bowen @ Baby Dessa
- Jack Mondays
- Crust Café
- Zest Cafe
- Bellissimo Salon
- Del Arte Restaurant
- Bobby Byrnes Pub and Restaurant
- Bonkers Shoes
- The LSP Homework Club
- Cornhill Fire Protection
- John Coughlan @ The Edge Clothing
- Ruth @ The Stormy Tea-cup
- The Card Company
Our sincere thanks to all those who contributed.
Thank you also to all those who volunteered to sell programmes and raffle tickets on both nights of the show. Also thanks to Liz Nolan for MC-ing. All the help is much appreciated and all the funds raised will go towards the cost of putting on the show.
Tai Chi Classes Beginning February 26th The Parent Teacher Association has organised for Tai Chi Instructor, John Sheehan, to come to the school and give Tai Chi classes to all the children. This will begin today, Thursday 26th February, and will run for 8-10 weeks. On the day of the classes, the children will need to wear loose clothing and soft shoes, the pumps that they used for the Lime Tree concert would be ideal for this, or else a pair of runners. The classes will take place during school hours.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese of form of relaxed movement for children and adults. It helps improve balance, posture, flexibility, body awareness, relaxed movement, breathing, concentration, attention span and learning in a positive and fun environment.
The classes for the children in Limerick School Project will include mobility of all body joints through a large range of movement, ‘fun’ moving and standing balancing exercises including specific ‘Reeling Silk’ exercises and learning a Tai Chi form. Many of the terms and animal names of each posture will become familiar. The pupils will gradually progress from single basic postures to moving smoothly and continuously with minimum effort. The moves learned can be practised for very short time spans of a few minutes to a full class. The fun can be shared with other pupils, teachers and the family when at home. It is a lifelong activity with many health and wellbeing benefits
Photos of the Show Photos of The Magic of the Musicals are in the process of being uploaded to the school website. www.limerickschoolproject.ie Keep an eye out for them!
Post Office Savings Stamps
‘Saving with Cyril’ is back on a weekly basis. Melissa a parent of a past pupil will call weekly, on a Thursday with the stamps and books. This is a great way to get children saving and a reminiscent of the Sammy Stamp saving scheme we had in the early days of the school. Any family wishing to avail of this service will need to open an account for the child in the post office beforehand. Documents needed will be the child’s birth cert, PPSN number and photo ID, utility bill and PPSN of parent. Any further questions will be answered in the Post Office, 90 Henry St. There are some post office account application forms available in the office. Please let Louise know if you are interested. Melissa will be in school next Thursday.
The PTA monthly update for February can be found here.
THANK YOU ALL!
LSP 25th Anniversary concert has been a huge success. We are awaiting final figures but we hope to almost cover our costs.
Thank you to:
The BOM for providing the opportunity to every child in the school to sing and dance on a real theatre stage;
Gerdi McGlynn for working her magic and producing a fantastic show;
The PTA for the fabulous posters, programmes and for organising the raffle, selling tickets and generally helping out anywhere necessary;
The entire staff and helpers for the hard work involved in rehearsing, fitting costumes, supervising and entertaining backstage;
The soloists for showcasing their talents;
The parents for helping, buying tickets and coming along to see the show
And lastly the children of the LSP for being so talented and performing so well.
DVDs will be available soon and we will pass on the details as soon as we get them.
Some quotes from pupils:
‘Great fun, especially on stage’ Julia, 5th class
‘A lot of the acts were hilarious. Mairead was really funny. She’s a great actress’ Kallen, 5th class
‘It was a great show. My mum was shocked that I had a part’ Luke, 6th class
‘I loved all the songs. I was in Annie’ Alannah, 3rd class
‘We were very lucky to be in the show. I really enjoyed it.’ Elio, 4th class
‘It was an amazing experience for everyone in the school, even if you didn’t have a solo part’ André & Isobel, 6th class
‘It was awesome!’ Danilo, Junior Infants.
‘I loved the show’ Pattharawarin, Senior Infants.
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 email@example.com . 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.