26th November, 2018
Meath Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Please find attached information on the Shoe Box appeal. The closing date for bringing the boxes into school is December 7th. We hope to have our school Christmas Tree up by then. The children can put the Christmas Boxes under the tree until they are collected on December 7th.
As you know John finished as caretaker in our school at Halloween. Our new caretaker is Jackie Ross. We are delighted and fortunate to have Jackie on our staff. We wish Jackie the best of luck in her new role.
The Book Fair was a great success this year. Thanks to Carol and Teresa for all their help during the week and to Mrs Campbell for co-ordinating it. A huge amount of books were purchased by the children. As a result we got approximately €1000 worth of free books.
Six weeks ago I spoke with Gráinne Rafter about the possibility of doing a pottery class in our school. We are lucky and delighted that she is coming to the school on Wednesday 5th December to do pottery lessons in all classes. The cost per pupil is €2.00. Please send in money in an envelope as soon as possible.
The children will have their final computer class this Wednesday. They are progressing really well and thoroughly enjoying the lessons. We hope to have another four lessons at the start of 2019. A big thanks to Steven Durkan who has donated €500 towards the cost of purchasing computers.
Science in a Box
The pupils in 5th and 6th completed their third science lesson today. The lessons are challenging but pitched at the right level for 5th and 6th. A big thanks to Clare for giving of her time every Monday to teach the lessons.
‘Forces of Nature’ Art Competition
Congratulations to all the pupils in Rathfeigh who qualified for the next round of the ‘Forces of Nature’ art competition.
The following are the ‘Briathra na Seachtaine’ we have used so far this year Dún, Ith, Oscail, Siúl, Cuir, Glan. The children should be encouraged to use these verts at home daily.
This week’s briathar na seachtaine is Tabhair (to give) e.g. Tabhair dom do pheann luaidhe (Give me your pencil). Tabhair dom milseán más é do thoil é (Give me a sweet please).
The children had their fourth hurling training session in the school today. A big thanks to Kilmessan Hurling Club for facilitating this.
Spirit of the Final Award
Congratulations to Hannah Clarke who received the ‘Spirit of the Final Award ‘ at the Cumann ma MBunscoil Girls football final on November 17th .
The school will be closed next Monday December 3rd for an in-school planning day.