St Clares Primary School

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Archive for December, 2016

Note – 13 December

Well done to the Chess teams who did so well in Dublin at the Mike Germaine Chess Team Event .  This is another strong performance following the top placings in the Chess for All event in Ballinasloe last week . Well done also to the 5th and 2nd classes who played Sligo School Project and St. Aidens Ballintrillick on Friday last in the Checkmates Competition . 

The Children’s Cookery Book organised by the  Parent association is still available . We ask every household to support this fundraiser . Books can be purchased online or by sending €15 to the office in an envelope marked Cook Book . The book will be sent home with the child

 This Friday we have a dress up for Christmas / Christmas Jumper day in aid of the Children’s hospital in Crumlin. We ask families to make a contribution to the charity on this day.


Carol singing for classes 1st to 6th continues this week and next The different classes will sing in the HSE Offices this Wednesday , the farmers market on Friday , Our Lady’s Hospital Monday and in Arus Brefni on Tuesday  .


The Infant classes will put on a little Christmas show for parents /Guardians next Tuesday at 1pm .

All parents are welcome to come visit the school before Christmas to see the room decorations  and the art work done by the classes this year .

A School Children’s Carol Service will take place in the Church on Wednesday December 21st at 7pm to 7:40. This will involve all children 1st to 6th class whose parents would like them involved .


The school will close for Christmas on Thursday December 22nd at 1pm . Children can be collected by parents /guardians any time following the visit of Santa that day. Please send  5 Euro per child or a maximum of 10 Euro per family in a sealed envelope marked Parent Association.  Eight parents/guardians are also requested to assist on the day . Contact PA chairman Bernie at 087-7774111 or PA treasurer Joe at 086-6017826.


School Note 1 December

The Parent Association Family Cook Book is available. As this is the only fundraiser planned for this Christmas they ask that each household purchase 1 or more of the books. It is a nice Christmas present stocking filler and gives a nice selection of different tastes among our community.

The book can be paid for online and will be sent home with your child. Otherwise they can be purchased from the office €15 each, or is available in local shops around town.

 Christmas Arrangements.

Carol Singing: The pupils are invited to go carol singing at the following venues

7 December – Supervalu (Evening), 14 December – HSE Building

Dates to be decided – Arus Brefni, Our Lady’s Hospital. All classes 2nd to 6th will be given an opportunity to have the experience.

8 December School Mass for this Catholic Holy day of obligation. All Catholic children (only) will attend 11:30am mass on this day. The school will also be decorated for Christmas on this day.

16 December – Christmas Jumper/Dress up day. All staff, parents and pupils are asked to put on the Christmas jumper or other Christmas wear on the day in support of our Lady’s Childrens Hospital in Crumlin. A contribution of €2 is recommended from everyone on this.

Infant Classes will have a small Christmas Show for parents in the school hall on Tuesday 20 December.

21 December – Red Bus Theatre will present a Christmas Show for all classes. Called ‘The Night Show ‘, the show explains the meaning of Christmas from a Christian perspective.

21 December A School Christmas Carol Service will take place in the Church at 7-7:45pm involving all children 1st to 6th classes.

22 December (Thursday) – Santa will visit the school between 10am and 12.30pm (we hope) and following the visit parents are welcome to collect their child. School closes at 1pm.

Chess Club. Any parent who wishes to have their child attend the Mike Germaine Chess Team Event in Dublin on Sunday December 11th should let Colm know at Chess Club tonight. A bus will run if there are enough interested. If parents wished to avail of the bus to Dublin for the day shopping then let us know.

Reminder. Please park properly in the school car park and try to ensure your child always wears a hi-viz vest at this time of the year. We have a visitor from the RSA coming to the school on 11 January to talk to the children, and their parents about Road Safety.