September 2018 Newsletter
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- Created: 21 September 2018 21 September 2018
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SCOIL ÍDE NEWS
JUNIOR INFANT APPLICATIONS 2019
Applications are now open for our Junior Infant Intake for 2019. Applications are now only accepted in the year previous to starting school and are conducted through our website– www.scoilide.ie
In September 2019 we will be able to take in 4 classes and these will be kept in line with Dept. of Education guidelines on having as low a number as possible in junior classes.
If you or your neighbours have children due to start school be sure to log on and make the application. Please be sure to read the Enrolment Policy also as all offers of places are made in accordance with this.
PARKING AND CHILD SAFETY
Please be mindful of the rules of the road when dropping and collecting children from school. Pedestrian access should be considered. Please avoid blocking entrances and exits.
The safety of our school community is pivotal.
WE NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION WITH:
- ·Uniforms-every day except PE day. T– Shirts for PE should cover the shoulders and upper arms.
- ·If they can take it off or leave it down put a name tag on it.
- ·Park safely outside the school, and respect the entrances of our neighbours.
- ·Don’t walk through the car parks– this is a major safety issue.
- ·No hoop earrings or chains for safety reasons. All earrings may have to be removed for PE lessons.
- ·Encourage good work habits for homework.
- ·Encourage your child to read for enjoyment all the time.
- ·Younger children (up to 2nd/3rd) should be read to every night.
- ·Insist on courtesy and good behaviour at home and at school.
- ·Healthy lunches - we believe this a parental responsibility. Food habits –good and bad are established early in life. Children should not share lunches and should take their rubbish home with them. Our guide to healthy eating has been distributed.
- ·Please do not send in ‘treats’ for the class. There are children in all classes with a variety of diagnosed conditions which mean they cannot partake.
- ·Make sure your child is getting enough sleep.
- ·Operate a ‘technological sunset’ with no phones/tablets etc allowed in bedrooms at night.
- ·Send in a note explaining absences when a child returns– no need to ring unless a Doctor says to inform us.
- ·Read the Newsletter. It’s how we let you know what’s happening.
- ·Support the Parents’ Council by getting involved.
- ·Check the school website and Twitter feed to keep up to date
- ·Sign up for the E Newsletter through our website.
- ·Check the school website and Twitter feed to keep up to date.
School starts at 9am. Children should not attend school too early as there is no supervision in place.
Parents waiting for school to finish at 2.45pm should ensure that their children are supervised at all times while on the school grounds.
Please note that children and parents should always use paths and safety gates when entering or leaving the school. Jumping walls is not encouraged. There is no pedestrian access through the staff car parks as it is unsafe.
Please do not bring dogs, even those on leads, onto the school grounds when dropping off or collecting children.
MUSIC IN SCOIL ÍDE
Children in 1st class all get the opportunity to learn the violin which is taught by Mrs. Marian Ryan. The 3rd classes are taught the recorder by Ms. Deirdre Byrne. This gives the children a grounding in music notation.
In 4th class, a number of children are selected to participate in the Recorder Ensemble who practise once a week during school. This year, there will also be a Woodwind Ensemble.
Orchestra is held after school on Fridays for children who play orchestral instruments and will recommence on 28th September.
FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHS
On occasion during the school year children may be filmed or photographed for our website, Twitter feed, the Scoil Ide News or as part of any number of projects the school is involved in. Some classes even write and film their own movies.
As we are one of the schools involved with the University of Limerick, Hibernia College and Mary Immaculate College of Education in teacher training, videos of lessons may be taken. Our protocol for all these is that children are never individually named and in the case of teacher training that the tapes are used only for instructional purposes under the ethics guidelines of the University and are wiped after use.
Your children receiving the sacraments is part of a journey you began when you brought them for their baptism. We are delighted to be able to help you by teaching the children the religious education programme but the primary responsibility is a parental one.
Our role is to help you but not to take your place. If you have decided that your child is receiving the sacraments your participation in the preparation– especially at home and in the parish– is vital.
All classes from III to VI regularly host assemblies in the school hall on a Friday at 9am.
Assemblies involve reflection on what has taken place in school, prayer and song.
Your child will notify you of the date as it approaches.
We welcome parents to attend.
We are extremely fortunate that staff members volunteer their time and expertise to provide a selection of activities for the children of Scoil Íde. These activities include:
- ·Hockey (5th & 6th)
- ·Rugby (5th & 6th)
- ·Athletics (2nd-6th)
- ·Basketball (4th-6th)
- ·Choir (3rd-6th)
- ·Orchestra (3rd-6th)
- ·Woodwind Ensemble (3rd-6th)
Your child will be notified when these activities are due to commence.
Many classes host information nights for parents in early September to inform parents as to practices and procedures that take place throughout the year.
Teachers also hold formal parent-teacher meetings with individual parents. Dates are subject to change.
Junior Infants Week of 21st Jan.
Senior Infants Week of 21st Jan.
1st Class Week of 11th Feb.
2nd Class Week of 12th Nov.
3rd Class Week of 12th Nov.
4th Class Week of 12th Nov.
5th Class Week of 12th Nov.
6th Class Week of 12th Nov.
October mid-term break: Closed Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
Christmas Holidays: Closing Friday, 21st December at 12.15 p.m.
Re-opening Monday, 7th January 2019
February 2019 mid-term break: Closed Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019.
Closed Monday, 18th March 2019- Public Holiday
Easter 2019: School closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12.15 p.m. and reopening Monday 29th April 2019.
Closed Monday, Monday 6th May 2019
Closed Friday, 31st May & Monday, 3rd June 2019 Public Holiday
Closing Friday, 28th June 2019 at 12.15 p.m.
One day Curriculum In-service will be taken at a date to be decided.
Scoil Íde is used as a Polling Station so we may be closed for any Elections/Referendums that are called.
RETIREMENT AND STAFF CHANGES
On behalf of the staff and school, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Long for the hard-work, dedication and forward-thinking that he invested into Scoil Íde throughout his 26 years as principal. We wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement!
We welcome Sarah Barton, Caroline Meghen, Aisling Danagher and Susan O’ Sullivan to the permanent staff and bid farewell and best wishes to Aoife Mc Namara and Jenny O’Boyle who have resigned from the staff to continue working in Cork. Welcome also to our new caretaker Trevor Mc Inerney.
Parents are encouraged to use our e-payments system to pay for class supplies, insurance, swimming etc. This is a good way of keeping record of money paid to the school. Receipts will be issued by text message.
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Annual Statement of Accounts 2016-2017
Dept. of Education Grants 186227.00 Collector General Revenue 4885.00
School & Parent Generated 83778.00 Education Projects & Equip 89515.00
Insurance Claim 1361.00 Insurance 20155.00
Light & Heat 29762.00
Cleaning, cleaning materials,
Phone & Security 59250.00
Repairs & Maintenance 24874.00 Administration* 14178.00
IT Equipment 30712.00 Bank Charges 2488.00
Total 271366.00 Total 284209.00
Net Deficit: 12843.00
Administration* includes printing, postage, paper & office supplies.
Paul Delaney A.C.C.A
23rd October 2017