Dear Parents,

Please see the following notices for your attention.

First Friday Mass 

Second to 6th classes will attend First Friday mass on this Friday in St. Paul’s church at 9.15a.m. Parents, grandparents are very welcome to attend. We are delighted that the children get the opportunity to participate in the mass by singing the various hymns and doing the readings. Following on from our Catholic School Culture Initiative last year we will be exploring the five root beliefs that our school community agreed upon. The emphasis for the first few months of this year will be on the following root belief and value:

Root Belief : “Sowing the seeds of happiness and friendship helps us to grow”  

Value :  Connect

Parents Association Notice

On Friday the 13th of September @ 1.30PM a sponsored walk followed by a BBQ will take place at Emo N.S after junior and senior infant class collection. Parents and children will assemble in the back yard and walk out the back gate through the woods and back to the school. It’s a family walk and we request that parents/grandparents would make the effort to attend. When we get back to school the Parents Association are organising a BBQ. The cost per family is €10 with burgers and hotdogs costing €2.

New Junior Infants 

The junior infants have made a great start in Emo NS. Well done to all the Mams and Dads for preparing them so well. We are now meeting on the back yard in the mornings. Parents should walk around with their child (ren) to the líne which is directly in front of the back door. Parents are reminded that from Monday 9th September the juniors will have a full day up to 1.30p.m.A meeting of junior infant parents will take place on Wednesday , September 25th at 8p.m. in the school. We will do PE Thursdays. For this children will wear their PE uniforms. We will do Art on Wednesdays. We request that children bring in a large old t-shirt for painting which will be kept in school. Please label the t-shirt with your child’s name.

Toy Resources in Good Condition 

Our infant rooms are currently updating their toy resources. If you think you have any of the following items that your child has surpassed or does not use it would be a great help. The items that we require are: toy kitchen, Lego figures, large Lego, doctor’s set, doll’s house and accessories, bright coloured dinosaurs, costumes for dress-up, white doctor/vet coat/shirt. We ask to only supply items that are in very good condition. If you have any of the listed items please send them in with your child.

 Attendance

Congratulations to the following pupils who had full attendance last year:

Liam Malone, Katie Moore, Tommy Murphy, Darragh Donnelly, Aoibhinn Malone, Aoibheann O’Hara, Cian Keegan Loughlin, Ava Murphy, Jack Slevin, Aisling Kiernan, Seán Maree, Ruby Conlon, Jack Murphy, Keelin Murphy, Jamie Moore

Homework Club

Homework Club will resume on Monday 16th September for all classes from 1st-6th. The club runs from Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30. The cost is 3 euro per day or 10 euro per week. This money should be paid on the day of attending where possible. New members are always welcome – if new members would like the information sheet of if they have any questions they are invited to contact Ms. Hooban in First Class. Pre booking is not needed. Children may attend any day that suits. The attendance is counted after break daily and children are then informed which room to go to for Homework Club that day.

Medical and Contact Details 

Please ensure that the school has necessary medical information in respect of your child. Bernadette is updating this at the moment. Also, please inform the school of any changes to contact details etc. Komeer is our method of communication with parents. Please ensure your app is updated.

Cycling Safety Training

Cycle safety training will begin on Monday next, 9th September with 4th class. We are very appreciative of our Parents Association who fund thei programme for the children.

Anti- Bullying 

In this school we are welcoming and friendly to one another. We say gentle hands, gentle feet and kind words. Teachers are completing awareness raising lessons regarding anti-bullying at the moment. However, the message remains the same. If a child is giving another child a NO feeling teacher needs to hear about it. This is not the norm and children need to tell an adult. We also need to know the context etc. We encourage parents to read through our anti-bullying policy with your child. Many thanks for your co-operation in advance.  https://emons.ie/school-policies/emo-national-school-anti-bullying-policy/

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