Monday, January 12, 2015

Letter to Parents 12th january 2015

12th January 2015

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!!  I’m delighted to see everyone returning to us and ready for another term.  With this new term in mind, I want to raise a few house-keeping issues with you all.

Traffic Issues:
May I remind everyone that at no time is any car permitted to park in our designated bus space.  All of us together have worked hard to introduce the effective measures which are now working quite well.  However a simple thing as parking in the bus zone  brings us back to square one, particularly on wet days.   Our Board of Management are in complete support of the idea of calling the Gardaí or passing registration plate numbers to the authorities if this continues.

Parent’s Association:
I would like to thank our Parent’s Association for organising the calendar and selling of school Christmas Cards!  I want to especially thank Siobhan Russell who did a fantastic job on short notice in relation to the calendar.  There was an awful lot of work put into these ideas by the group and I sincerely appreciate everyone’s effort.  We are currently looking for more interested parents to get involved with this group.  Please contact Deirdre here in school over the next few days if you would like to put your name forward.

Punctuality in the morning:
I want to remind everyone that if your child is ten minutes late each morning , this will add up to 50 minutes per week of lost school time.  It’s an important skill to teach your children and I would appreciate you ensured that your child/ren are on time for school each day.

I’m delighted with the respect being paid by the girls to tracksuit/uniform days as well as to wearing school jackets to school each day.  May I ask parents to please ensure all your child’s items are clearly labeled with their names.  I also want to remind everyone that our rules only allow either black or brown tights to be worn with the school uniform. 

Zumba Dance Lessons:
As part of our Health Promotion here in Scoil Bhríde, we have a visiting Zumba Teacher who will take from Senior infants to 6th classes on Friday 16th and 23rd January.  The cost of these lessons is €2 per pupil, which you might send in during the week please.

Yours in co-operation,