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Handball Squad 2019

Well done to our brilliant handball squad on their performance in the Cumann na mBunscol Cavan Championships in St Pat’s College, Cavan on Wednesday.  John McKeon won silver being beaten in the U-13 singles final.

Michael McKeon & Charlie McCormack took gold in the U-13 boys doubles, and Daithi Yore & Mikey Putnam took gold in the U-11 boys doubles.  They will now go on to represent Cavan in the Ulster Finals in Belfast on Wednesday.

Best of luck boys!

Credit Union Quiz Teams

February Newsletter

Laragh 2 Muff N.S. Newsletter February 2019

Sacramental Classes:  First Penance for our 2nd class students will take place in Muff Church on Wednesday February 20th at 2pm. Our 2nd and 6th classes have the following Preparation Masses before the dates of Communion and Confirmation:

6th March:     Ash Wednesday in Kingscourt

9th March:    Saturday Vigil Mass in Muff

30th March:  Saturday Vigil Mass. in Muff

6th April:      Saturday Vigil Mass in Muff

Grandparents Day:   We would like to express our appreciation to all the grandparents and parents who came to the school for our Grandparent Day celebration. It was a wonderful occasion for the pupils to be involved in and their mini-assignments, involving bringing in old and interesting items, were a big hit with the grandparents. Many thanks to Gillian and Alison who helped out on the day and to Fr. Gerry who conducted the service.

Fundraising Committee:   We had a very productive first meeting last week with regard to our fundraising drive to pay for a new play area for the children. There will be a further meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 to finalise arrangements for the opening fundraiser. Again all are welcome to the meeting and all help would be hugely appreciated when it comes to running and supporting the actual fundraiser. There will further information given out following our meeting this Wednesday.

Building:   Construction of the new classroom is due to begin next month. The building is due to be completed before the start of the next academic year. The building itself will obviously have disruption associated with it that the Board of Management and staff will plan around, to minimise the effects on pupils learning.

Green Flag:   We are having the inspection for our next Green Flag in the coming week or so. Our Green School Committee is hard at work preparing for this and our classes have completed a number of activities all around the theme of water and water conservation.

School Self Evaluation:   We are carrying on with our work with regard to spelling while also reminding the pupils to use their spoken Irish throughout the day.

Child Protection:   We are reviewing the school’s SPHE policy which will be ratified by the Board in the coming weeks. This is an integral part of the school’s Child Safeguarding Procedures.

Credit Union Quiz:   The Credit Union quiz took part in Kingscourt Community Centre yesterday. Well done to our Senior Team of Darragh Farrelly, Daniel Putnam, Mark Lennon and Niall Gogarty, who finished in 4th place after a tie-break round.  Our Junior team of Oisín Monaghan, Oscar Monaghan, Daniel Morris & Logan Kierans finished in 3rd place after a tie-break for 2nd place. Super performance by both teams!

Sport:   Our handball squad is going to the County Championships this week. Brendan is returning to coaching on Friday of this week. He will coach Ms. Marron’s and Mr Byrne’s classes.

Attendance:   Our school attendance is generally very good with a large number of pupils having missed no days. If the child is sick they should be kept at home. If the child is absent a written note must be provided for the school.

School Calendar: Please find below a list of dates for the coming year. Please note that some dates are subject to change.

February Mid Term – Closed Thursday 21st and Friday February 22nd

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Friday March 15th and Monday March 18th

Easter Holidays – Closed Monday April 15th – Re-open Monday April 29th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Monday May 6th

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday May 31st and Monday June 3rd

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 27th 2019.

Grandparents Day 31st January 2019

Thank you to all the Parents and Grandparents who came in to school for Grandparents day.  The children showed them their “old and interesting” items that they brought in from home, which went down a treat!  Many thanks to Fr Gerry for the lovely service on the day.

Fundraising

A Fundraising Meeting will be held in the School on Wednesday January 30th at 7.30pm.   

Green School Water Action Day

Our Green flag action day took place on Wednesday 16th January.

January Newsletter

Laragh 2 Muff N.S. Newsletter January 2019

Sacramental Classes:   Our 2nd and 6th classes have the following Preparation Masses before the dates of Communion and Confirmation:

6th March:     Ash Wednesday in Kingscourt

9th March:    Saturday Vigil Mass in Muff

30th March:  Saturday Vigil Mass. in Muff

6th April:      Saturday Vigil Mass in Muff

Staffing:   We welcome back Ms. Farrelly to 1st and 2nd class. Ms. Marron will be teaching our infants class for the remainder of the year.

Enrolment Week:   Next week, January 14th – 18th, is our Enrolment Week for new pupils starting in September 2019. All parents who are interested can pick up an enrolment form from the office or download a form from www.laraghmuffns.com. All forms should be returned to the office before 5:00 on Friday the 18th of January.

Fundraising/Building:   Construction of our new classroom will begin in March and should be completed well in advance of classes returning in September. The new room will be situated at the front of the school on a portion of the current school yard. As a result we were would like to extend the school yard onto a section of the grass pitch so that pupils could use it all year round. However, we have not secured enough money from the Department to complete this part of the project. Therefore we are looking to take on a fundraising drive over the next 12 months to try and raise enough finance to provide our pupils with what we feel is this essential playing space. We are acutely aware of financial pressures that many families face. However we haven’t had any major fundraisers in many years and we feel that it is a worthy project to undertake.

Over the next number of weeks we will be inviting the Parents Association, the Board, staff members and the school community to come together to come up with possible ways forward. All ideas and help are welcome.

Green Flag:   Our Action Day will take place on Wednesday the 16th of January. Ms. McNally and the staff will be organising events for the pupils on the day. This is the latest event in our search for the 3rd Green Flag related to water conservation.

School Self Evaluation:  We will be implementing our SSE plan on spelling over the coming months. The plan is available on our school website.

Sport:   Well done to our pupils who participated in the recent Swimming County Championships in Cavan: Sophie & Daithí Yore; Harry Reilly; Liam Smith; Senan McCormack; Sineád Carolan; Philip and Emma Tierney; Nathan Reilly; Niall Gogarty and Luke Madden.

Congratulations to Liam and Sophie who were medal winners.  A special word of thanks to the parents who accompanied the children and supported them on the day.

School Calendar:  Please find below a list of dates for the coming year. Please note that some dates are subject to change.

February Mid Term – Closed Thursday 21st and Friday February 22nd

St. Patrick’s Day – Closed Friday March 15th and Monday March 18th

Easter Holidays – Closed Monday April 15th – Re-open Monday April 29th

May Bank Holiday – Closed Monday May 6th

June Bank Holiday – Closed Friday May 31st and Monday June 3rd

Summer Holidays – Finish Thursday June 27th 2019.

3rd & 4th class field trip with Heritage Ireland

Monday 17th December.

Goska Wilkowska from the Heritage Council brought 3rd & 4th class on a walk around the locality, focusing on the flora and fauna around Muff Lake.

 

Christmas time in Laragh 2 Muff NS

 

Christmas Arts and Crafts

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Gypsum Art Competition

Congratulations to Michael Farrelly, Cillian Hughes, Arlene Shannon and Michael Putnam who were winners in the recent Gypsum Saint Gobain Art Competition.

Pictured here is Cillian Hughes, receiving his €25.00 All For one voucher from 2 Gypsum Employees.

 

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