Thursday Letter 14th September 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians / A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

 

Absences and Lateness

Parents please remember that class starts at 8.40am and children will be engaged in class activities from this time. We appreciate your support in collectively encouraging your children to develop good life-long habits in terms of punctuality and attendance. Any child arriving after 9am must fill in the sign-in book in Karen’s office and the gate will be closed from 9am. 

Also, if your child is sick, please send a note with them on their return to school. There is no need to phone the school unless your child has a contagious illness (i.e. measles, chicken pox etc.)

 

Healthy Eating Policy

Further documentation from the HSE and advice from the Department of Skills ask schools to promote ‘Healthy Food for Life’. There may be a misconception or confusion at the moment as our homework journal is not up to date this year and states that Friday is a treat day. This is not the case and we encourage parents not to send in any treats i.e. cereal bars, cakes, crisps, doritos etc. Please see http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/healthwellbeing/Our-Priority-Programmes/HEAL/Healthy-Eating-Guidelines/ to view the revised Food Pyramid and new Healthy Eating Guidelines.

 

GETNS Sibling Hour

Please see attached policy re Sibling Hour and following details:

 

Stay and Play Afterschool are delighted to be providing a playclub for the infant classes in Glasnevin Educate Together. We are very excited to be involved with the school and hope that this service will be of use to you and make your busy life simpler.

Premises       A specially dedicated classroom

Times             1.20pm to 2.20 pm

Start date        Monday 18th September 2017

Days               Everyday school is open

Contact          085 2842149

Cost               €6 per day

Regular and once off bookings welcome.

To avail of this service simply text your child’s name, teacher and days you require. Children will be collected from their classroom. All our staff members have full Garda clearance, years of pre and after school experience and most of all a fun personality.

We would like to thank the Principal, teachers, Board Members and Parents Committee for this opportunity

Looking forward to welcoming your child to our club.

 

Any questions by parents can be directed to lisaclareanderson@yahoo.co.uk. Once a text is received by Stay and Play requesting a child attends sibling hour, the parent will receive a text back confirming same. Your child is then booked in and will be collected from their class at 1.20pm. If you do not receive a text back from Stay and Play, please do not presume your child is booked into sibling hour. 

 

Parents can pay-as-you-go or at the end of the week (if booking regularly). Payment must be direct to staff from Stay and Play, not to school staff.

 

GETNS Extra Curricular Activities

Please see attached policy.

 

GAA

Best of luck to the girls team and the boys team playing their matches today in Na Fianna!

 

Clonturk Community College, Swords Road Whitehall Open Evening Wednesday 27th September 2017 7pm-9pm. Invitation is to parents and pupils of 5th and 6th classes.

 

Swimming

Please note the following dates for swimming for all classes (6 week term):

 

            3rd, 4th and ALC – Thursday 28th September to 26th October

            5th, 6th and ALC – Thursday 1st February to 15th March

            1st, 2nd and ALC – Thursday 12th April to 17th May

 

Spanish Classes for children from 1st – 6th class will start on 28th September on Thursdays at 2.20pm – 3.20pm. Please contact Gema 087 7429202 (1st and 2nd class) spanishschoolclontarf@gmail.com or Leanne 086 8762118 (3rd to 6th class) leanne.r.ryan@@gmail.com

 

Headlice We would ask all parents to check their child’s hair regularly and treat at the weekend if necessary. Please also see the attached.

 

Frása na Seachtaine:  “Ar mhaith leat imirt?”- Would you like to play?

           

Le meas,

 

 

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Róisín Conlon,

Príomh Oide