March Newsletter 2022
22nd February 2022
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Please below a list of some recent & upcoming events for your attention.
Parent Teacher Meetings: As per the last newsletter face to face Parent-Teacher meetings will take place on Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th of March from 3:30-6pm. The appointment schedule is attached. If the appointment time does not suit, please make contact with the class teacher & an alternative appointment time will be arranged. We would ask that you remain in your car until your allocated appointment time. Approach your child’s classroom from the playground side of the school & knock on the classroom window to let the teacher know you are there. Mask wearing will no longer be a requirement but I feel it’s a personal choice at this stage. If you’d prefer the teacher to wear a mask during the meeting, please ask. We will be trying to keep to the 10min appointment times so as not to have people waiting outside.
Disruption to ESB service: The ESB have made contact to notify us that due to essential maintenance there is a planned outage affecting the school on Wednesday 02/03/2022 from 9am until 5pm. There will be no electricity in the school on that day but we are going to keep the school open. The heat will be coming on from early that morning so the school will be warm. We will include plenty of movement breaks but you might put an extra layer of clothing on your child that day.
Meeting about the Development on the school grounds: We recently shared the plans with you for the proposed development on the school grounds. In the past few days planning permission has been granted for the project. Work now starts on securing the funding required. In order to access some of the grants the Kilchreest Community Recreational Group was set up a few years ago. There will be a meeting of this group which you are invited to attend on Thursday 3rd March at 8pm in Kilchreest N.S. Hall. We hope you will be in a position to attend.
Covid Guidelines: The most recent recommendations from NPHET have been adopted by Government. This means from Monday 28th of February there is no longer an obligation on mask wearing for pupils in primary schools & Pods are no longer a requirement in schools.
Dates for your attention: School Closures
- Mid-Term Break Thursday 24th & Friday 25th Feb.
- St Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th March
- Bank Holiday Friday 18th March
- New Primary Language Curriculum In-service Friday 1st April. Half day closure Children go home at 12:30pm Buses will run as normal.
We hope that you all enjoy Mid-term break & as always if you have any further queries in relation to any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.