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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 Flag

Green School 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

5th & 6th Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

December Newsletter

Laragh 2 Muff N.S. Newsletter December 2018

Sacramental Classes:   This Saturday evening is the Annual Giving Mass. Communion and Confirmation students are asked to attend. All pupils can bring in non-perishable goods to be donated on the evening. We will accept goods in the school from Thursday. Below is a list of the remaining Preparation Masses for the year:

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

Board of Management:   The next meeting for the Board will be this Tuesday the 4th of December. The reports from these Board meetings are available on the school website www.laraghmuffns.com.

Parent Association: Many thanks to all those who supported the recent cake sale and raffle and who purchased pupils Christmas cards. Thank you also to the committee for organising these events.

Building/Parking:   We are hoping to commence building our new classroom in the very near future. We are awaiting the final go-ahead from the Department. We are also actively seeking funding from the Department with regard to extending the school car parking facilities. We would like to commend the vast majority of parents who adhere to the car park guidelines we set out. We would remind parents, guardians and whomever picks up/drops off students to drive with extreme caution around the school environs. No car should be parked opposite the school or where the cones lie on the road. Pupils should be walked to the school gate and must be picked up at the gate at 2:00/3:00.  Thank you for your continuing cooperation in this matter.

Parent/Teacher Meetings:   Many thanks to all those parents who attended our P/T meetings last month. It provides a valuable opportunity for parent and teacher to discuss the pupils’ progression. If there is any issue with regard to your child that you wish to discuss with the class teacher, please contact them through a written note or via Gillian in the office.

Green Flag:   Ms. McNally is continuing to work hard with our Green School Committee on our next flag based on the theme of water. This month some classes got to visit the new water treatment plant in Kingscourt and we had visitors from Irish Water giving talks on water conservation. Our flag assessment will be in the New Year.

Debating: Congratulations to Ms. Quinn and her class who participated in their first inter-school debate in November. It was a tremendous experience and they learned a lot from the day.

Sport:   Well done to the boys’ football team on reaching the semi-final of Cumann na mBunscol this year. Our 3rd and 4th class boys also won all their matches at the recent Futsal Blitz while our 6th class won all their matches at the Cavan Tag Rugby Blitz. Our 5th class won two out of their three matches.

Our swimming squad is off to Cavan this Wednesday to participate in the County Swimming Gala. We wish them well.

Drama:   The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Drama in Navan last week. As the school hall is in use as a classroom, it will not be possible to have plays in the school this year.

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

Christmas Holidays – Finish Friday December 21st – Re-open Monday January 7th 2019

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.

Debating Team

Ms Quinn’s class travelled to St Mary’s NS in Arva on Friday 23rd November to compete in their 1st debating competition.

Irish Water

Some of our Students were lucky enough to attend the official opening of the Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant on November 19th 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day, Toni Bourke & Patrick Gallagher from Irish Water came to school and gave a very interesting talk to Ms Quinn’s and Mr Byrnes classes.

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