29th November, 2021
The opening of the ‘Hideaway’ last Wednesday was very successful. Suzanne Jamal (Councillor), Una Curran ( Mindfulness/Wellbeing), Jacinta Walsh (Louth/Meath Autism), Pauline (Parents’ Association) and the Meath Chronicle photographer were in attendance. The people in attendance were very impressed with the Sensory Room and school facilities. Photographs of the opening will, hopefully, be in The Meath Chronicle this Tuesday. We thank Mrs Vaughan for co-ordinating the opening.
I e-mailed a letter from the Department of Education and Skills to all parents/guardians last Friday. This letter is in relation to the use of Antigen Testing for children who are close contacts of positive confirmed cases of Covid-19. Parents/guardians should be aware of the content of this letter. The government will be discussing recommendations this week from NPHET regarding the wearing of face masks for children in 3rd to 6th class. We await the decision from the government. It’s a difficult time for parents/guardians, children and school staff as we continue to deal with the difficulties caused by Covid-19.We thank you for your patience and support.
I have met with the student council members over the last few weeks. It’s always a pleasure having meetings with them as they always have insightful views and great ideas. Among the ideas they have between now and the Christmas holidays are the ‘Run a kilometre daily challenge, ‘Kris Kindle’ for 3rd to 6th classes and a Christmas raffle for the children. We hope to carry out these requests over the next few weeks.
Science-in-a-box Zoom sessions in Biology started last week in 5th/6th classes. They will continue until late January. We thank Eimear Moffat for sponsoring the programme.
The children in all classes are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the Folens Christmas Annuals. They are always popular with children and I’m sure they’ll enjoy the great mix of stories, crosswords, puzzles, drawing etc. We hope to give out the annuals to the children on Wednesday or Thursday.
We thank Mrs Campbell for co-ordinating a very successful Book Fair again this year. We got 60% commission on books sold. This equates to around €650 which will be spent on books for class libraries or class novels.
Christmas Tree Santas
Thanks to Mary Mc Carron and Anna (Transition Year Student) for helping the children in 3rd – 6th classes paint the Christmas Tree Santas on logs of timber last Friday. They painted 65 Santas which will be on sale at the Parents’ Association Cake Sale in Skryne Hall on Sunday December 5th from 9 to 12 p.m.