Dear Parents ,

Please see some important notices for your attention.

School Calendar

Parents are reminded that the school will close for the mid-term break on Friday 27th October and re-open on Monday 6th November . The full school calendar may be viewed on the homepage of our website . https://emons.ie/

Attendance

The attendance for the school year 2016/2017 was 95.32%. We had 4 pupils with full attendance last year. Congratulations to  Darragh Meredith, Jamie Moore, Keelin Murphy and Jack Treacy . We request that parents do not remove children unnecessarily from school during the year. As part of our attendance policy parents will receive a letter from the school when their child has been absent for 10 days.

Punctuality is a life skill and in Emo National School we encourage children to BE ON TIME FOR TEN TO NINE. We understand that when children are late it is not usually the child’s fault so we ask that parents make a special effort to ensure that your child is not consistently late for school.

First Communion and Confirmation Dates . 

A meeting of parents of children for First Communion took place in the school  on Wednesday 11th October  . Many thanks to Fr. Pat for facilitating same.

Confirmation – Wednesday 25th April in St. Paul’s church, Emo @ 2p.m.                                                                                            First Communion – Sunday 6th May in St. Paul’s church, Emo.

Child Protection 

Our Child Protection Policy was reviewed at our October Board of Management meeting .The Board of management wishes to encourage all parents to read this policy at the following link.  https://emons.ie/school-policies/child-protection-guidelines-and-procedures/

Anti- Bullying 

Our anti-bullying policy was also reviewed at this meeting. We also spoke to the pupils at assembly  on Friday 13th October about the key messages within this policy. Teachers will be completing awareness raising lessons at different stages throughout the year. However, the message remains the same. If a child is giving another child a NO feeling teacher needs to hear about it.It 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 this policy with your child. Many thanks for your co-operation in advance .  https://emons.ie/school-policies/emo-national-school-anti-bullying-policy/

Curriculum 

Our school improvement plan for Gaeilge is being implemented in all classes from September 2017- June 2020. The main targets in this plan this year are to:

  1. Increase the percentage of children that like speaking and reading Irish
  2. Improve the exchange of information  with parents about their child’s progress in Irish.

We thank parents for maintaining  a positive attitude to Gaeilge at home.

Ms. Maher and Ms. Hooban hosted a meeting with the junior infant parents on Thursday 28th September. Our teachers explained the phonics programme and the school’s reading scheme. Our thanks to the Parents Association who provided a cup of tea.

The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland provides enrichment courses for students with high academic ability.Assessments take place at this time of year . Please see the link attached for more information . http://www.dcu.ie/ctyi/index.shtml

Sports 

Teachers and pupils would like to that Paul Lawlor and the Emo players for visiting the school last Monday with the cup . The children were really excited as a huge number of them  had been at the Intermediate final on Friday night last.

Reminder : Please clearly label your child’s tracksuit top , jumper and coat with their name .

 

Siniú,

Cyril Duggan.

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