St Clares Primary School

Education is for Life

April 11th School Note

Confirmation is on May 5th ( Bank Holiday weekend ) We ask children from 3rd to 5th to volunteer for the Parish Confirmation choir , practices start today . Parents please let us know if your child is available .

A number of children from 5th class are being filmed tomorrow on a Nature Walk at Mullies mass rock for a Nationwide screening later in the month .

Infant classes are learning proper names for body parts as part of our Stay Safe and SPHE programmes. Parents please use the language of private body parts and need for respect regarding same in age appropriate way at home .

Congratulations to Susan Aji 6th Class .All Ireland u12 Chess Champion 2018 following the Championships in Shannon last weekend. Susan is part of the Manorhamilton Community games Team representing Leitrim in the Connacht Finals shortly and we wish them all the best as they try for all Ireland success in the Community Games . The team Aodhan Drummond ,Cillian White , Cian O Hagan Gemma Mullholland ,Allie White and Susan .

We play Kinlough in the first round of the Large school Donegal /North Leitrim League on this Friday . We have 2 teams A and B league sections with a panel of 36 boys and 26 girls. All those on the panel play each game and in all circumstances we would rather lose a game than lose a player with our emphasis on enjoyment and participation at all times . Our thanks to Ms. Kelly and Mrs Conlon Mr Ward and Mr Dolan Team mentors and managers.

We intend to run our in school 7 a side side league with these players on Fridays also …starting in May.

Our Basketball is now also up and running on our 2 new courts with coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. We play our first match away to Rathcormac on Friday 20th.

From Next Week we have the following afterschools programme on site. As usual parents deal directly with the provider do not contact the school directly .

Mondays – Football and Fitness-James Glancy.

Tuesdays – Hurling ( 3rd to 6th ) with Mark Boyle  and Basketball (1st-3rd)with Liam Feehily and Tai Chi with Roisin

Wednesdays – Soccer and Skills  ( James Mc Dowell )

                 Tin Whistle with Lorraine

Thursdays   – Dancing ( Kathleen o Hagan) Basketball with Liam  ( 3rd to 6th )

Fridays – Gaelic Football Skills and Mini League ( 3rd to 6th )

Piano Lessons continue with Sylvia in the school also weekly.

There were a very small number of Sponsorship cards not returned on the day of the walk . Please send them back tomorrow . Blank cards should just be returned for accountability purposes.

Just over €4000 was raised in the walk organised by the Parents Association . Our thanks to the PA and all who so generously supported the sponsored walk .

Homework – We hope to have a questionnaire to parents next week regarding Homework as we are reviewing our policy this year . Please look at the policy as it exists and we will welcome any proposed changes . We get a variety of responses to Homework ranging from WAY TOO MUCH to WAY TOO LITTLE . Please note for the present that once you sign the journal that homework is accepted as completed satisfactorily and we ask parents to follow the recommended MAXIMUM times as laid out in the policy 15mins ( Infants) , 1st 2nd 25 minutes , 3rd / 4th 40 minutes , 5th /6th  – 1 hour





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