Newsletter 20th October 2017

Newsletter 20th October 2017

Newsletter 20th October 2017

Parent Teacher Meeting Our annual parent teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday 25th October 2017. Each parent has already chosen a suitable time for their meetings.

Witches Hallowe’en Walk: Our annual witches Hallowe’en walk to school will take place again this year on Friday morning 27th October 2017 from the usual locations. More details during the week.

Recycle of Old Mobile phones Thanks to parents who have recently dropped in phones and we ask all parents and members of the community to please check if they have any old phones they could donate to the school.

Athletics County Cavan Athletics has been postponed until after Hallowe’en.

Transition Year (TY) Initiatives St. Oliver’s PPS

Transition year students continue to do football coaching and are also involved in a Community Care programme which involves literacy – oral language and shared reading. The TY students are also doing some Jiving with the senior classes.

Rugby Jon is back again coaching 4th to 6th class pupils.  The Annual Virginia Area Primary Schools Touch Rugby Blitz will be held this year on Friday 24th November at Virginia Rugby Club.

Swimming Swimming/Aquatics tuition will commence in Kells Swimming Pool after the Hallowe’en break. Payments being accepted online until 7th November.

Maths Week will continue until Wednesday of next week.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

It is the time of year to start thinking again about children in poorer countries. Every year we organise to send shoeboxes as part of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  Many of these children live on less than €1 per day. We have sent home one leaflet for each family. We have extra leaflets here in the school for any family or member of the community that may wish to send in more than one Shoebox.

Please return the shoeboxes on or before Monday 13th November 2017 for collection. Thank you for taking part in the 2017 Shoebox Appeal.


Design a Card Our school is participating in again this year. Each child will get the opportunity to design their own card, these are being worked on in class at the moment, a sample of which will be sent home giving you the option to purchase packs of cards or any of the optional extra Christmas gifts if you wish. We hope everyone enjoys this project and we look forward to making it a success for our school.

Christmas Annuals €4 - Súgradh, Spraoi, Siamsa agus Sonas.                            The Christmas Annuals will be available in the school office after Halloween at a price of €4. Each annual comes with a free pen/pencil.

Marathon Monday The Parents Association would like to remind all parents, pupils and families about the 5km walk / run from school on bank holiday Monday next 30th October 2017, at 11am (wear Hi Vis). Please return your sponsorship cards as soon as possible. This is an important annual fundraiser for our school and we would encourage all parents and families to show their support

School Car Park Reminder Please keep the set down areas clear in the car park and only park in the designated car park spaces. Thank you.

GAA Cumann na mBunscoil Our boys football team and girls Camogie team played their final league game against Carrickabruise NS this week.  We are delighted to have Ruth Gilsenan, TY student, on Fridays to help out with our football training. Thanks to all parents who helped out with transport.

St. Oliver Plunket Post Primary Open Day

Open Day in St. Oliver Plunket Post Primary next Tuesday 24th October.  This will give our 6th Class students an insight into what to expect and is part of their transition to 2nd level.

Computer Classes

Computer classes for children aged 7 to 12. Commencing Monday and Tuesday 6th & 7thNovember at Ryefield, Virginia. €36 for 6 weeks. For registration contact Ann 086 6018559.

Hallowe’en Raffle Parents Association: The Parents Association are holding a Hallowe’en Raffle in the school on Friday 27th October. Tickets are 50c each or €1 for three.