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Month: December 2010 (page 1 of 2)

School Closure

Please note that St. Marnock’s School will remain closed on Thursday 23rd December as further falls of snow and freezing conditions are forecast for Wednesday night 22nd December and again on Thursday 23rd December in eastern coastal areas.

The school will reopen following the Christmas holidays on Monday 10th January.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Bright New Year.

Nollaig Shona agus Bliain Nua Faoi Mhaise Duit.

2010 Christmas Art

2010 Christmas Concert Schedule

In keeping with tradition classes will take part in school concerts next week to celebrate the festive season. The process of preparing for and performing in school concerts present opportunities for children to work collaboratively and to enjoy and appreciate the achievements of their colleagues. In order to facilitate the attendance of pupils and parents in a safe and comfortable setting it will be necessary to stage concerts over a number of days. Parents may select which day/days suit them best to attend. Ideally parents of children in Ms McElhone’s and Ms Hall’s classes should attend the special performance of the Nativity Musical Play on Wednesday 22nd December.
Parents are welcome to attend any of the following performances:

Monday 20th December: Classes Performing

9.30a.m. – Ms Curtin’s, Ms McGinty’s, Ms Glynn’s, Ms McCabe’s, Ms Phillips’, Ms McElhone’s & Ms Hall’s classes

11.15a.m.  Mr Scallan’s, Mr Maughan’s, Ms Murphy’s, Ms O’Sullivan’s & Ms Madden’s classes

Tuesday 21st December: Classes Performing

9.30a.m.  Ms Curtin’s, Ms McGinty’s, Ms Glynn’s, Ms McCabe’s, Ms Phillips’, Ms McElhone’s & Ms Hall’s classes

11.15a.m.  Mr Scallan’s, Mr Maughan’s, Ms Murphy’s, Ms O’Sullivan’s & Ms Madden’s classes

Wednesday 22nd  December: Classes Performing

11.15a.m.  – Nativity Musical Play  Ms McElhone’s & Ms Hall’s classes 

Pupils are encouraged to wear seasonal clothes on Monday 20th and again on Tuesday 21st December.

Congratulations to all the children who are taking part and a special word of thanks to their teachers for preparing them. I hope that you can attend and join in our Christmas celebrations.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise

Wednesday 8 December 2010

 Nollaig Shona

Happy Christmas

Christmas Concert

We hope to stage our Annual Christmas Concert on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December and a Christmas Nativity Play involving pupils in Ms McElhone’s and Ms Hall’s classes on Wednesday 22nd December. Further details will be announced later. These arrangements may have to be reviewed if  school life is disrupted again by  extreme weather conditions.

Selection Box Appeal

The Parents Association are organising a Selection Box appeal for people in need from 8th to 14th December.

Cycling Course

As in previous years a cycling training course will be organised for pupils in our 4th classes in January. The fee per pupil for six lessons is €12.00. Fingal Co. Co. subsidises the course to the tune of €12.00 per pupil.

Text Message Service

Parents who have not yet subscribed to this free  service should contact the office if they wish to be included.

Dates to Remember

Infant Enrolment – 18th & 19th January

Confirmation – 5th May

First Communion – 21st May

Parents Association December 2010 Newsletter

Dear Parents

Mulled Wine & Carols Evening:

It is with much regret that the Mulled Wine evening scheduled to take place at the end of this week has been cancelled.  I’m sure this will be disappointing for pupils, teachers and parents but the safety of all concerned must be the schools number one priority. 

Book Fair:

A very big thank you for all who supported the Book Fair this year.  We are delighted to announce that almost  €4,000 worth of books were sold, which means the school will receive books to the value of €2,400 allowing them replenish the school library.

Christmas Cards:

Those who paid for Christmas Cards designed by the children were distributed on Wednesday 8th December.

 Business Network Directory:

We would like to remind parents that our Business Network Directory is now available on the School Web Site.  The aim of the directory is that parents can advertise, free of charge, services or products that they provide.  You can email your details to stmarnockspa@gmail.com

Swimming Lessons:

We would like to remind parents that the Parents’ Association organise swimming lessons in the PSLC for children from Senior Infant class upwards and that the second term will commence early January. A circular will be issued to all parents from senior infants upwards detailing the new term when the school reopens in January.    

Road Safety:

Can we again request that parents do not park or stop at the double yellow lines both in the Church grounds and on the main road in front of the school and drive slowly, so we can alleviate the congestion and make going and coming from school a safer place. 

New Committee:

A list of all members of the Parents’ Association Committee can be seen on the School Web Site:  stmarnocks.scoilnet.ie

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Christmas and the very best for 2011.

Kind Regards

St. Marnock’s Parents’ Association Committee 2010/2011

Sunday 5th December 2010

Please note that St. Marnock’s School will be open on Monday 6th December. It is advisable to exercise great care on footpaths and untreated roadways.
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