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Newsletter February 11th, 2011

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Newsletter October 10, 2010

November 29, 2010

In this, our first newsletter of the school year, we would like to extend a warm welcome to parents of our new junior infants. Our newsletter is a way of informing families about the activities that the Parents’ Association run and organize throughout the school year. All funds raised by the PA go directly back to the school so all our children benefit. Remember, when you buy that raffle ticket, come for coffee or buy a ticket for a social evening, your money is being used for your children!

Coffee Mornings
We organize a monthly coffee morning which takes place on the last Friday of the month immediately after assembly in the junior school. You are welcome to tea or coffee and the delicious baking the girls’ provide. The price will also include a strip of raffle tickets for a selection of spot prizes. Our Halloween coffee morning will take place on 22nd October with entertainment being provided by the 5th Class girls.

Second Hand Book Fair
As our children develop and grow so too do their reading abilities and interests. With a view to promoting reading for children and adults alike – but being conscious of costs – we have decided to hold a secondhand book fair on Thursday, 11th November. This coincides with the Parent/Teacher meetings.
We are looking for donations of children’s and adults’ books in good condition. These can be left in the basket near the office.

Communion Dresses and Accessories
After Christmas, we are planning to hold a sale of Holy Communion dresses and accessories. If you have any items (in good condition) which you would like to pass on to another child, please bring them in to the School Shop on Friday mornings.

School Shop
We operate a school shop on Friday morning selling pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners as well as school hats and bags. All these items have the school logo on them. The shop rotates between the junior and senior schools. Please note that the uniforms are only available every second week when the shop is held in the junior school. We gladly accept donations of uniforms and tracksuits (in good condition) throughout the school year.
More detail on prices is available on our website:
http//stcolumbas.wordpress.com

Parking
We would like to remind parents not to park at the entrance/exit to the school in Shamrock Lawn/Inchvale Rd. The Council provided the yellow box on the road because of the danger posed to our children by parked cars. Visibility is reduced, and crossing the road becomes much more hazardous.

Please also note, and respect, the one way system which operates from the boys to the girl’s school.

November Newsletter

November 30, 2009

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Dates to Remember:

26th Nov: Eighties Night: 8pm

11th Dec: Christmas Coffee Morning

18th Dec: Santa Day

Eighties Night –PA Fundraising

We would just like to remind everyone about the annual fundraiser taking place this week on Thursday 26th at 8pm; an Eighties night – with DJ and finger food – in St Columba’s Hall. Tickets are €5 and are available in the office or at the door. We hope to see you there.

Fashion Show

The Douglas shopping Centre was transformed for this very successful night. The school choir sang beautifully and our young models performed in a very professional manner! Thank to all who purchased tickets and supported this event.

Book Fair

Thank you to all the parents who came along to our book fair. We would also like to thank three of our committee members in particular, Clodagh Wall, Marie O’Mahony and Caitriona O’Donovan, who worked tirelessly to organize and co-ordinate the fair. As a result of your support and their efforts, a huge amount of additional books will be available to the teachers and children for the CAPER reading scheme.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Thank you to everybody who attended our Halloween coffee morning; it was a great success. We hope you can come along to the next one (the final one of the year) on Friday, 11th December. There shall be the usual array of food AND a special performance by the school choir.

Santa Day

As the girls will tell you, when the stage in the junior school is transformed into a winter wonderland; they know that Santa is on his way. Colette Nagle, Monti Corso and Clare Kennedy have already started planning this year’s design and will be decorating the stage on Monday, 7th December in order to be ready for Santa’s visit on Friday, 18th December.

School Shop

Please note that while our shop is open every Friday morning, the uniforms are only available every second week when the shop is held in the junior school.

Also, Lost & Found items will also be available on that day. Don’t forget we are always looking for uniform donations. More detail on prices etc is available on our website:

http//stcolumbas.wordpress.com

Traffic

The recent bad weather has obviously meant that there are more cars coming into the school, or parking closer to the school. We have been asked to remind parents to take care on these wet and dark mornings. Children under the age of 7 do not have the skills to judge speed, distance and traffic movements. Please co-operate with the school wardens; they are there to assist your children, not to annoy you.

Remember your CAR:

Care, Attention, and Respect

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Newsletter October 9, 2009

October 20, 2009
    Dates to Note
  • 23rd October:  Halloween Coffee Morning
  • 10-13thNovember: Book Fair
  • 26th November: Eighties Night

In this, our first newsletter of the school year, we would like to extend a warm welcome to parents of our new junior infants.  Our newsletter is a way of informing families about the activities the Parents’ Association run and organize throughout the school year.  All funds raised by the PA go directly back to the school so all our children benefit.  A list of our committee members is on the notice board next to the main office. Remember, when you buy that raffle ticket, come for coffee or buy a ticket for a social evening, your money is being used for your children!

Eighties Night –PA Fundraising

Last year, we did not organize a fundraising event because we wanted to focus all support on the School Night at the Greyhound Track.  Next month, however, we shall be holding an Eighties night – with DJ and finger food – in St Columba’s Hall (better known as the ‘tinny shed’ opposite Nakon Thai Restaurant). As we are all watching our budgets, tickets are priced at €5 and will go on sale next month. We would be very grateful for your support.

Coffee Mornings

We organize a monthly coffee morning which takes place on the last Friday of the month immediately after assembly in the junior school.  You are welcome to as much tea/coffee as you like for €2.  This price includes the delicious baking that the girls’ provide.  Our Halloween coffee morning will take place on 23rd October with entertainment being provided by junior infants to first class who will perform in their Halloween costumes.

Book Fair

This year we are having a book fair from 10th November to 13th November.  All the children will be given a chance to view a selection of the books. As you can imagine, only a limited number will be available for immediate purchase, but orders can be placed there and then.  Parents will also be able to view the books when they attend the Parent/Teacher meetings that week.  All monies raised by the sale of the books are of great benefit to the school as we got 50% of money raised back into the school in the form of books.  These contribute greatly to maintaining the high standard of good quality, appropriate books available in the classroom libraries.

School Shop

We operate a school shop selling pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpener as well as school hats and bags.  All these items have the school logo on them.  A big thanks to parents who donated uniforms in such great condition; in our current climate, these are selling extremely well. More detail on prices is available on our website:

http//stcolumbas.wordpress.com

Our shop is open on Friday mornings and rotates between the junior and senior schools.  We gladly accept donations of uniforms and tracksuits (in good condition) throughout the school year.

Traffic

Thank you to our local councilors who helped us to get the yellow lines and box in the Shamrock Lawn/Inchvale Road entrance to our school:

John Forde, Senior Executive Engineer, Cork County Council.

Cllr. Seamus McGrath,

Cllr. Deirdre Forde,

Cllr. Paula Desmond,

Cllr. David Boyle,

Deirdre Clune T.D.

We would ask you to cooperate by not parking on these lines especially as we move into the cold, wet and dark season.  Please also note, and respect, the one way system which operates from the boys to girl’s school.