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Parents Newsletter October 2022

PARENTS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2022

Friday 28th Oct. is a full school day finishing at 2.30 pm as normal.

 Halloween Fancy Dress 

All pupils are invited to come to school on Friday 28th wearing their Halloween costume. There will be a Halloween disco in the school hall for all classes up to 4th class with each class group in the halla at different times.          The 5th and 6th classes will help with the Infant Classes so it should be great fun for everyone.  We are asking everyone to bring in €2 as a fundraiser and all money raised will go the local charity, the Kenya Schools Project. 
Eddie Sheehy is a retired teacher from Killarney who undertakes to build, support and finance schools for children in Kenya. 


https://www.kenyanschoolproject.org

  Parent/Teacher Meetings 

                 

These meetings will return to Face-to-Face meetings this year.

They will take place over two evenings and all parents will be invited to meet with their child’s class teacher and support teachers. 


Just like last year, parents will be able to book time slots that suit through the Aladdin school app. 


These meetings will take place on November 16th /17th.

Traffic Congestion 

    
A reminder to keep the wheelchair parking spaces free for those people who need access to them.     

Also, please avoid stopping or parking directly outside the school gates as it holds up the flow of traffic and leads to congestion.

Healthy Eating Policy

As part of our Healthy Eating Policy, we are asking parents to refrain from sending party bags or treats to your child's class on the occasion of their birthdays etc.     We understand fully how eager children are to celebrate their birthdays and special occasions with their friends,  but would respectfully ask that any invite to parties and treats are given outside of the classroom.

There are children with allergies in many classes and we don't want anyone to suffer a reaction to something they may unknowingly eat. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

St. OLIVER’S SCHOOL HATS

Now as at the weather is turning colder, we can remind parents and pupils that school hats with our School Logo are available to purchase from the office.  They cost 15 euro each.

MID TERM BREAK

A reminder that school is closed next week Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November and will re-open on Monday November 9th.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable break over Halloween.

Parents Note Sept 2022

Dear Parents, 

We hope that everyone is settling in well after the Summer Break.  Please read "Parents Letter"  that has  some reminders of things to be aware of as the term progresses. 

Regards

Colm Ó Suilleabháin

6th Class Confirmation 4th March 2022

Dear Parents,

Our Confirmation plans have changed slightly as we are going from 2 ceremonies to 3 due to the continuing public health situation. Confirmation for St Oliver's NS will still be on Fri March 4th, but changing to St Mary's Cathedral and at the earlier time of 11am. Attendance is limited to the child plus 6 others who will all be seated together.  We look forward to a wonderful day for the children and their families. 

Kind regards,

Fr Niall

"Blast" Project in St Oliver's N.S.

BLAST ( Bringing living arts to students &Teachers)

The Department of Education has developed a new innovative Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme .

St Oliver’s has been one of the successful schools to be granted  an artist in Residence in the New Year ahead.

The aim of this scheme is to give pupils the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a unique project which will be originated and planned between the artist,  teachers and the school,

The pupils  will develop the skills and ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level.

We are very excited to be involved and are looking forward to working with well known artist Tricia O Connor.

We will share our work over the coming months on the school website gallery.

 

 

Parents Note 18th Jan 2022

Dear Parents,

We want to thank everyone for your ongoing cooperation with the school, and in particular your cooperation relating to the Covid guidelines.

 All our combined efforts are very important in trying to keep our school as safe an environment as possible.

As you are all aware, the government made some changes to the Covid guidelines last week and these impact on all of us, families, pupils and staff.

We are including a summary of the relevant  Covid 19 Changes Jan 2022

However, if you have any particular queries, please feel free to contact us here in the school and we will endeavour to answer any questions you might have.

As everyone’s circumstances are different, the advice for one person might differ to someone else.

The Freefone number included below is quick and easy and you will get specific advice relating to your particular circumstances from someone in the HSE immediately.

Please use this number if you have any queries you need answered quickly.

Once again, we appreciate your co- operation .

Kind Regards

Colm ó Súileabháin

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