Parents Communication

27th November 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

We had a great week in school and are keeping very fit with lots of outdoor education.

We have submitted our usual colourful article for the Meath Coaster, have a look at the wonderful art work on display in our school.

We will be having the Parent Teacher meetings the week beginning Monday the 25th of January 2021. Each class Teacher will send out a google form for you to complete in relation to times.

We are beginning to give consideration to Christmas in the school and as I have indicated to you in a previous correspondence, we will be sharing Christmas & Advent messages with you the Parents and the wider School Community, via class dojo, school story and the website.

Enrolment for September 2021 – now open:Parents and Guardians of 2nd class children in Scoil Oilibheir Naofa, and others wishing to enrol their children in our school for 3rd Class in September 2021, please note that we are now accepting applications. Please see our school website – www.ssnlaytown.ie – where you can view and download our Admission Notice, Admission Policy, and the Application for Admission Form. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday, 8th January 2021.

Parents Association non-Uniform Day.The Pupils and indeed some of the Staff! – had great fun dressing up for our Halloween Non-Uniform Day. The school was over-run with angels, witches, superheroes and scary ghosts – well done everyone!

Thank you to our PA – €218.80 was raised through this initiative.

Reminder to Parents – It’s colder and darker out there!

Please ensure your children have coats and jackets with them every day, so that we can ensure the children get fresh air during play time, even if the weather is cold. Please also ensure that they have reflective stickers on school bags and clothing to make them more visible in dull weather and darker mornings.

Kindest regards

Bláithín Maguire

Principal

Bláithín Maguire

Principal

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Roll Number: 20017F

041 – 9828091


Correspondence

20th November

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We continue to remain open in extraordinary times and provide the very best education for all our Pupils.
We appreciate the support and positivity from the Parent Community, the positive notes, emails and calls in support of the wonderful, caring and nurturing environment we provide for our Pupils.
Like all other schools nationwide, we have been left without any access to outside agencies. All the usual services that we would readily access have been redeployed to COVID related matters such as contact tracing.
Our Staff have been amazing in their support for our Pupils. We have successfully managed to remain safe and COVID free. We have an incredibly high Staff and Pupil attendance which reflects our commitment and dedication to the School Community.
I am very proud of and feel very privileged to be the Principal of such an outstanding School Community.
I wish to inform you of our intention to plan for a lovely Advent and Christmas here in the school, mindful it will look somewhat different.
Our plan is to celebrate the Spiritual aspect of Christmas with a digital greeting and message for the whole School Community.
We will publish this on the website and the School Story in due course.
In addition each year group will begin to prepare and plan for a festive Christmas with videos of artwork and Pupils’ performances to be posted on the School Story and class Dojo, mindful of the restrictions and guidelines as per Department.
In relation to Parent Teacher meetings, we will be scheduling these for the end of January. Further information to follow.
We will be issuing a Christmas newsletter with lots of updates and pictures.
Meanwhile keep safe, keep well and thank you for your support.

Kindest regards
Bláithín Maguire
Principal

Bláithín Maguire

Principal

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Roll Number: 20017F

041 – 9828091


Correspondence

Dear Parents & Guardians,
I am posting a link to Digital Safety online from the NPC.
This may be of interest to you given we have had to embrace remote learning as an integral part of school and home learning.

Supporting your child to stay safe online can be a daunting parenting responsibility!

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on Internet Safety. This programme will give you practical information and supports to help you as a parent in this vital role. It will help you better understand that your parenting skills are key to keeping your child safe and it will also look at some of the evidence about what children in Ireland are spending their time doing on line and will also examine some of the risks and benefits for children online.

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am and 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. More events are also planned for the rest of November. Just click on the link below to register.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OnlineInternetSafety2020

Each session will have limited numbers for discussion and questions, and places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Bláithín Maguire

Principal

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Roll Number: 20017F

041 – 9828091