Newsletter August 2022
Thursday August 25th 2022
Dear Parents/ Guardian,
I hope you all had an enjoyable Summer break. The following newsletter contains some very important information about reopening and returning to school on Monday next August 29th at 9.15a.m.
All teachers will be available by email from next Monday Aug. 29th to discuss any concerns you may have. I would ask you to respect teachers' personal time and only email during working hours. Teachers may not respond to emails received after school hours until the next school day.
5th/6th Class: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd/ 4th Class: email@example.com
2nd/3rd Class: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd class has been split for the coming school year.
Special Education Teacher: Mr. O’ Connell : email@example.com
Drop Off/ Collection Routines
This system will apply rain, hail or shine so please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for the weather!
Please Note: For insurance reasons the children may not come onto the school grounds before the school gates open at 9.00a.m. If your child is walking or cycling to school please ensure that they do not arrive at the school before 9.00a.m as we cannot permit them entry. This is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and this will be strictly enforced for health and safety reasons.
Please note: Duty of care rests with the parents/guardians until 9.00a.m.
Parents are asked to ‘drop and go’ anytime between 9.00am and 9.10am – there will be school staff on duty at the various gates to guide each pupil directly to their classroom / zone.
2nd class enter via the turnstile left of main gate, 3rd/4th enter the school via the turnstile right of the main gate and 5th/ 6th class use the gate at the top of the teachers car park and wait in the court area.
At home time all classes will be walked to the bus park also. If your son walks home can you please send me an email with this arrangement. Can I ask that parents park in the bus park so as to avoid children having to cross the road to the graveyard park.
School Lunches: Pupils are requested to bring their own healthy lunch for the first week. Carambola lunches will commence on Monday Sept 5th . 2nd class pupils will be given their login details on return to school. Pupils from 3rd to 6th can use their login details from last year. If you have forgotten your details please contact Carambola at 1850812300.
If your son does not want to avail of the Carambola lunch please let me know by email before Thursday next so I can cancel and to avoid waste.
Swimming: will commence for all classes on Friday September 9th.
School Payments: For health and safety and to minimize visitors to the school a cashless system (Way2Pay) will operate from now on.
Class Payments for all classes
Art/Photocopying/ Book Rental €45
School Insurance €9
Peter Pan Panto €15
Text a Parent €2.50
School Hat €5
Swimming Lessons €50
A link will be sent to your phone. All payments should be made by Friday September 9th.
School Uniform: 2nd to 6th will wear their uniform or the school tracksuit.
Uniform should be worn on Tuesday ,Wednesday and Thursday.
Tracksuit should be worn every Monday and Friday. Class teachers may change this but will inform the class the day before. The school tracksuit can be worn on the first day. Collection of school tracksuit will take place on Saturday August 27th from 12.30p.m. to 1.30p.m. at the school.
Google Classroom offers a digital safe space for pupils to view class announcements, access posted work and return completed work. Only authorised users (teachers, pupils and other designated staff members) can have access to Google Classroom. It is GDPR compliant.
All children have been set up with an email and will be shown how to login to their Google Classroom on our first week back.
Contacting the School
It is very important that no parents enter the school without prior appointment and permission of the principal. If your son needs to be collected early please inform the school by email or telephone preferably the day before. firstname.lastname@example.org 061-380239. I am a teaching principal and can only check my emails at break times during the day.
School Calendar is attached with this email. The school will close on Friday September 2nd at 12 noon to facilitate a Staff Meeting.
School Website: The school website is continually updated so please check it out www.dooncbs.com Booklists and school calendar are all available on the website also.
School Twitter page is @dunbleiscecbs
Looking forward to a productive year for all pupils. Mar a deir an seanfhocail, ‘Tús maith leath na hoibre’. ‘A good start is half the work’
Mise, le meas,
Siobhán Ní Bhraoin