The school will close for the Easter Holidays on Friday 26th March 2021 at 12 noon and will reopen at 8:50am on Monday 12th April 2021.
We will also be sending home a selection of the children’s books in the next couple of days in the event of any potential delay in reopening after Easter -hopefully this will not become a reality!! Please return the books in a labelled plastic bag on 12th April.
Friday is Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. As with all charities their traditional events have been impacted greatly by Covid. This year to mark the event we are having a no uniform day. It would be an added bonus if the children could include something yellow in their outfit. A donation of €2 is suggested.
The Diocese is awaiting Government guidance on the reopening of churches Therefore, dates for this year’s First Holy Communions are not available at this point. Notwithstanding this preparations are underway at school level and as soon as we receive any further details we will communicate these to you. The Parish are hosting a special schools mass on Thursday at 9:30am and our 1st & 2nd Classes will be logging on to this.
St Vincent de Paul/Crumlin Children’s Hospital:
Thanks to your amazing generosity our collection day before the Christmas break raised a wonderful €2,110.00. This has been divided equally between the two charities.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents/guardians who took the time to complete the recent online survey. Your positive and encouraging comments and responses were a delight to receive. A summary of the responses is available for you to view on the school website under the Covid 19 section.
Down Syndrome Day:
Last Friday we celebrated Down Syndrome Day and the school was filled with an array of odd and funky socks.
Walk on Wednesday:
The number of children choosing to walk, scoot or cycle to school on Wednesdays has provided for great competition among the classes. So far the weekly golden boot winners have been Ms Frawley’s Class & Double week winners Ms Gormley’s Class.
This week there is a special emphasis on making the children aware of the beautiful trees that exist in our local area. They are encouraged to take a photo of a tree they like, discover the name and then send it to their teacher on Seesaw.
Many thanks to the Parents Association who have provided each class teacher with an egg to raffle on Friday.
A huge thank you must be given to local man Derek Oman (Grandad of Oisín Kelleher & Abbey Higgins) for the fantastic work that he has carried out on our school grounds and garden. The garden is now prepared for planting in April and we are all looking forward to seeing it flourish.
And finally many thanks to all of you for your exceptional cooperation in following the Covid 19 protocols since school reopened on 1st March.
From all the staff in St Attracta’s JNS we hope you have a wonderful Easter break.