May

Things you need to know...

Calendar 2018-19

The school calendar is now available. You can access it by clicking here. A copy of the calendar can be seen at the bottom of this newsletter.

School Tours

A number of school tours will be taking place over the coming weeks. Please make sure to check the date of your child's school tour and the times of pick up and collection.

Good Luck!

Good luck to Róisín who will be going on maternity leave. Mena will be taking her class until the end of the year.

App for Communication

Please download the Aladdin App to your Smartphone. This will allow you to receive instant messages from the school about upcoming events, closures, etc. It will also allow you to read your child's school reports and any documentation, as well as the ability to update your own contact information if you wish.

Digital Cluster

Our schools was one of 32 projects selected to engage in a Digital Cluster project. We will be working with 5 other Educate Together schools to create an online Learn Together curriculum.

Project Homework

Thank you to everyone that has filled in our survey for our homework pilot. The survey results showed that 80% of parents and 80% of students would like to continue Project Homework. We are surveying staff to find out their own thoughts and we will be looking at ways to satisfy some of the issues raised in the feedback.

Child Protection

Staff are completing their Child Protection training on 1st June and we will be publishing an update of our risk assessment shortly after.

Recruitment

We will shortly be advertising for 5 temporary teachers for 2018-19. We will also be advertising two cleaning positions of 15 hours each.

Regular Updates

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club is open for all children from 8:30am Monday to Friday. Come and join Gary and Laura for a slice of toast, juice and a chat before starting the day. There's no need to sign up - simply show up in the morning,

Cake Fridays

Join the Parents’ Group for their weekly Cake Fridays in the Parent Room after drop off.

Homework Club

The homework club had completed now for the year. It will be back next term.

Attendance and Lateness

We are monitoring attendance carefully this year.

Attendance this month is 93.5%. This is a slight improvement on last year but we really need to get to 95% at least.

Please ensure that your child is in school on time. The school opens at 8:30am for breakfast club and 8:35am for morning supervision. Classes start at 8:50am and all children must be in school by then. There are a number of children coming to school after 9am and classes are well underway by then. Our attendance team will be in touch to talk to families of children where this is proving to be a persistent issue.

Second Level Campaign

Please register your interest if you’d like Carlow to have a second level Educate Together school. https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/52224353965962. The group also has a Facebook Page, which we’d recommend you to join.

Volunteer

We’re always thrilled to have parents and families volunteering in the school. We had over 100 parents in school last year and we’d love to see more of you.

Nut Allergy

We have three pupils and one staff member in our school with nut allergies. It is vital that no nuts ever come into our school. We cannot police every lunchbox so we are relying on you to cooperate with our nut ban.

Upcoming Dates For Your Diary

June

  • 1st: Half Day for Staff Child Protection Training
  • 4th: Bank Holiday, school closed
  • 7th: 1st, 2nd and Tricia's school tours
  • 12th: Junior Infant school tour
  • 13th: 3rd, 4th, 5th school tour
  • 14th-15th: 6th school tour
  • 22nd: 6th Class graduation
  • 29th: School closes for summer holidays, half day

Social Media

You can find us on various social media platforms:

YouTube – Search for Carlow Educate Together

Facebook – http://facebook/com/carlowetns

Twitter – http://twitter.com/carlowetns

Instagram - http://instagram/carlowetns

School Calendar 2018-19

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