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Friday, October 6, 2017

Kilcoskan NS October 2017 Newsletter

Kilcoskan NS October 2017 Newsletter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5th October 2017
Dear Parents,
Below are the list of news items for the coming month up to the October midterm break in Kilcoskan NS.
Kind regards,
Mr.Ciarán Caulfield, Priomhoide

·         Well done to a group of our Junior and Senior Infant pupils who recently visited the Newpark Care Centre. The pupils met the residents, read some stories, sang some songs and got to meet lots of nice fluffy animals from Wooly Wards Farm!
·         Harvest Fair 2017: As stated in our September newsletter too, the KNS Harvest Fair will be held on Friday 13th October. We’ll have our Harvest Fair show again this year from 1pm and parents are very welcome from then to come and see the show. We’ll have a tea and coffee stall and a raffle too! As in previous years, pupils are asked to dress on the harvest / Autumn theme for the day – eg. as farmers etc. Parents are asked to drop in any home produced jams / cakes etc. for sale at the fair by Thursday at hometime / next Friday morning.
·         Reminder about October early closure for staff meeting: School will close at 1.40pm on Wednesday 18th October for all pupils, to facilitate a staff meeting. This is in-line with Department of Education procedures.
·         School closure 1 day early for midterm break: The Department of Education requires all teachers to attend further training in the New Primary Language Curriculum this school year. We have been informed that this is on Friday 27th October for Kilcoskan NS and therefore our school will be closed to pupils on this date. This means that our Halloween spooky dress up day will move to Thrusday 26th October – which also therefore will be the last school day before midterm break. School will remain closed for midterm until Monday 6th November.
·         Parent Coffee mornings: Our 3 remaining Thursday coffee mornings, organised to give parents an opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers, are scheduled from 9-9.30am as follows: 3rd & 4th Class: Thursday 12th October, 5th & 6th Class: Thursday 19th October, Special Classes: Thursday 26th October.
·         Whole School Theme for October: After 2 very successful whole school assemblies last month on the theme of friendship, this month’s 2 themes are of course Harvest and Halloween.
·         September Sports Day a great success: Well done to all our pupils who participated in last week’s very successful KNS September Sports Day in St.Margaret’s GAA Complex. Thanks also to you the parents for organising pupil collection from the club.
·         KNS Christmas Cards: Our Parents Association is currently organising the KNS Pupil Christmas Cards. Each child will design an individual card, samples of which will be provided to parents in November. Following this, parents may choose if they wish to order the cards.
·         Feet First Friday: We walk to school every Friday, leaving the Coolquay Lodge at 8.45am.

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