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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just over a week away … the children are so excited. They all thoroughly enjoyed the retail therapy at the Sale of work on Friday. Thank you to all for your generosity. Well done on your baking— the cake stall was a favourite, as always. Special thanks to the Parents Association who organised the day—sorting and pricing all the donations. Sixth Class also made a massive contribution to the success of the event.
Swimming Lessons for Third Class
ATTENTION: THIRD CLASS PARENTS
SWIMMING LESSONS will Mon 13th Jan. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to gain confidence in the water. Classes are organised according to ability and the instructors are particularly encouraging to children who may be a bit worried.
I am always amazed at how much ALL the children enjoy the aquatics programme and the progress they make.
I would welcome help from any parent who might be available to assist on swimming days.
Children will need a swim suit, a swim hat and towel … a turban towel for drying hair is also handy, plastic bag for wet gear..all in a swim bag + armbands (non swimmers), swim socks (optional) €6.50 per week unless already paid
CHRISTMAS ART COMPETITION
Local businesses organised an art competition for the children in the area to coincide with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Square. Hannah Corcoran’s picture was the winning entry from Scoil Choca Naofa. Well done Hannah!
Congratulations to Raffle Winners
ADULT: 1st: Justina Byrne; 2nd: Erin Morley: 3rd: Katie Mulcahy; 4th: Ann Byrnes; 5th Lorna Carolan; 6th: Eva Rakoska; 7th: Orla Daley ; 8th: Ann Byrnes; 9th: Daravee O’Sullivan; 10th: Susan Gallagher; 11th: Val Herbert; 12th: Sharon Maher; 13th: Anna Fitzsimons: 14th: Betty Joyce
CHILDREN: Aoife Mullally, Sarah Brennan, Hannah Morley, Vi Nguyen, Amber Elliott, Taylor Moore Kiernan, Anna Stanley, Paige Cassidy, Jennifer Lee, Alannah Mangan, Naoise Murphy, Ava Keene, Hayley Rea, Oliwia Szamanska, Abbie Fagan, Emily Rose McGlynn, Kiyah Sheridan, Lucy O’Rourke
Lauren McDermott and Leah McGrath were so moved by the distress in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, they wrote to the Parents’ Association suggesting that the proceeds of a NO UNIFORM DAY might be donated to the relief efforts. €658.70 was raised (including a donation from the children and parents in the playschool). Well done to all.
MORE ABOUT THE PAGEANT
STARTING AT 10.45
Children will return to school from the church.
Please collect your child from the classroom
School closes at 12 on Friday 20th Dec
Our annual pageant will take place on Friday .. starting at 10.45. The Christmas story told in drama and song— all the well known Christmas carols— is a very special occasion. Last year we changed the format slightly to allow each class to go to the altar to perform their carols. A few overly enthusiastic parents/photographers decided that they should also appear on the altar; this made the children entrance and exit very difficult. This year the “stage area” will be restricted to children ONLY. I know that many of you will want to photograph your child; but no photo can reproduce the wonderful atmosphere of children singing and praying the Christmas story …. So maybe just watch and listen and enjoy the performance and the making of wonderful memories.
Junior Infant parents—this may be your first year …. Your child will dress up in a dressing gown, with a tea towel and hair band/tie for head gear.
Parents of Senior Infants, First and Second classes will know the costume from last year.
Third class, as usual, will be our “angels” so First Communion dresses will be get another outing.
Fourth, Fifth and sixth classes will wear their uniforms.
TERM 2 CALENDAR
School Reopens JAN 7th TUESDAY
MIDTERM BREAK FEB 20th and 21st Thursday and Friday
CONFIRMATION: SATURDAY 8th MARCH
Confirmation PHOTOGRAPHS: Monday 10th March
ST PATRICKS DAY MON 17th March
SCHOOL CLOSED TUES 18th MARCH
School closes at 12am Friday 11th April for EASTER HOLIDAYS unless there are unforeseen closures (eg due to inclement weather); the EASTER HOLIDAYS will begin on Wednesday 16th April
NO UNIFORM THURSDAY 19th DEC – SANTA HAT DAY
As you are aware, we have a healthy lunch policy in Scoil Choca. In recent weeks many lunches were discarded. I think you would like to know if your child is eating lunch or not! From January, children will bring uneaten lunches home in lunch box … please ensure your child has a “named” lunch box. Many thanks….
Please check LOST PROPERTY BOX before holidays
Ms Conlon’s dance classes resume Tues 14th and Thurs 16th Jan
athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir