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Newsletter 7th December 2023

Newsletter 7th December 2023

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Incoming Junior Infants September 2024-2025 Admissions for incoming Junior Infants for the next academic year 2024-2025 is available. The Expression of Interest form is available online via Aladdin. Please click on the following link to access it. https://StThomasJNS.com/Page/School-Admission/3622/Index.html

Lost and Found There are some items of clothing which remain unclaimed. If you think you are missing a item of clothing which we may have, please check at the office.

RSV/ Bronchiolitis infections We have been notified by the HSE to inform you that there has been a significant rise in RSV/ Bronchiolitis infections in young children. Please keep children at home if they are sick.

Christmas Recital featuring Fermata Music school will take place in Starbucks coffee at Lucan Shopping Centre on December 9th from 5pm-6pm.

Christmas Calendars- County Photos came to the school recently and took a class photo. We have used these photos to make a class calendar for every room. They are A3 in size and would be a lovely stocking filler for Grandparents etc. They will be on sale from Monday 27th November, in the morning at 9am and before both pickup times. Children can also bring the money into school and give it to the class teacher. They are priced €3.00 each or two for €5.00.

All fundraising this year is going towards a sensory floor sticker and pathway which will benefit all the children in St Thomas’. Therefore, we welcome and appreciate your continued support.

Christmas Carol Service/ Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Donations We will be holding a short Christmas Carol service in St Patrick’s church on the 14th of December at 11:15 (time subject to change should urgent parish needs arise). Children will sing carols and read Christmas poems. Please feel free to dress the children in Santa hats or Christmas jumpers. In the spirit of giving, we will also be collecting non-perishable foods to donate to St Vincent de Paul. We encourage all children to bring in something or whatever families can give at this time to donate for St Vincent de Paul. It is a great opportunity for children to experience giving to others. All non-perishable, store cupboard items, such as biscuits, pasta, dry grains, tins, boxed/packaged foods are suitable. The school is collecting items up until the 14th of December. The charity of St Vincent De Paul has a profound impact helping families in our local community and needs all the support we can give in their annual appeal. The school will be presenting the donations to representatives from the St. Vincent de Paul on the day.

Parents Association A big thank you to Lorna and all volunteers on the PA who decorated our school over the past number of days. There is a lovely Christmas atmosphere in the school and we are all very appreciative of your work- mile buíochas.

Christmas Raffle Our PA are organising a Christmas Raffle which will take place on Wednesday 20th December. Money raised will go towards sensory floor sticker pathway in our school. Prizes include 100 Euro one for all voucher, 50 euro Base Pizza voucher, 50 Euro Super Value Hamper, Horse Riding Camp voucher worth 250 euro, Magic Touch Make up box and Kids toy hampers and many more amazing prizes. Thank you to our amazing contributors- Coughlan’s bakery, Super Valu Lucan, Collins Butchers, Tesco Dodsboro, Centra Lucan Village, Spar Ballyowen, Hamptons Equestrian Centre, The Jewellers Lucan Shopping Centre, All seasons flower shop, Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Phoenix nails, Base Pizza, O’Brien’s sandwiches, Dancity and AGP Football Club. Tickets will be on sale at drop off and pick up times in yard. 2 Euro per strip and 5 euro for 3 strips. Many thanks for all your support.

Is mise le meas,

Teresa Moynihan


06 2024
Mid-term Break
28 2024
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)

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