A reminder that Week 2 of our 50/50 Draw will take place tomorrow. It’s looking like the jackpot will be £140… tickets for Week 2 will be available to purchase up until lunch time tomorrow, at a cost of £1/entry. So if you haven’t got yours, there is still time…and good luck everyone!
We are delighted to offer the Parents of Pupils, from Nursery to P4, the opportunity to attend an informal talk, to be given by, Dr. Jane Mc Evoy, Child Clinical Psychologist.
“Helping Small Children Cope with Big Feelings”
On Wednesday, 10th of April, at 7.30 pm in school
Upset, anger, disappointment, worry, frustration, jealousy,
sadness, feeling left out…. can all be overwhelming for small children. When children become overwhelmed it can be hard to not become overwhelmed yourself!
In this relaxed event:
Learn how to support your child when ‘big’ feelings happen.
Reflect on ways in which you can stay calm when they are in chaos
Learn ways to build their emotional resiliency for the future.
Jane has 26 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children, young people and families. This has been in Primary Care and CAMHS services, both in the UK and Ireland. She regularly delivers seminars and workshops to parents, teachers and other professionals. Jane has also been Honorary Lecturer at the University of East London and Queen’s University Belfast.
As there are a limited number of places and we expect high demand, we ask Parents who are interested to return the reply slip which will be distributed to the oldest in families, as soon as possible to secure their place and to avoid disappointment.
Congratulations to all our Prize Winners presented tonight with their prizes in the Slieve Gullion Credit Union, Art Competition. We think you will agree, that their entries were worthy winners…well done everyone!
Following the excitement caused by our 50/50 draw last year we are running it once again this year over the “Lenten Season”. The first draw will take place on this Friday 15th March, thereafter it will take place on a Friday, dates as follows-
Friday, 22nd ,29nd March
and Friday 5th and 12th April.
The draw costs just £1 per week. The weekly “Pot” will be divided 50/50, with half the proceeds going towards the prize money and the other half into school funds… the more people who buy tickets the greater the weekly prize!!
As we did last year we have distributed 5 books of draw tickets per family, if each family could persuade 5 people to buy into the draw that would be great. Each book has a dated ticket for each one of the 5 weekly draws.
Friends and family far and wide can enter so long as we have a contact number for them in case of their being lucky and having the winning ticket!! We appreciate it is tiresome selling tickets but it is in a good cause, so…
Good luck for Friday and thank you in anticipation of your support!!!
The Book Fair has arrived and over the coming days each class will be given a opportunity for “browsing” and “buying”. Books are arranged according to age with something for everyone. Don’t worry about popular choices selling out early, books can be paid for and ordered and they will be delivered to the school quite promptly. Pupils will have had a note home today with times for Parents to visit, but in case they haven’t made it out of the school bags, the Parent Opening times are given below.
At KS2 Assembly this morning we watched a short video explaining the focus of this year’s Trocaire Appeal. This year’s box features photos of 3 children: Maria from Guatemala, Patricia from Uganda and Maya from Lebanon. We heard about their lives at Assembly and how we can help them by making donations over the Lenten season. Money is used to buy seeds so their families can grow food, to provide water in their schools and to help make their countries a safer place for children. Boxes have been distributed through classes to the oldest in families, we hope everyone will place their box in a prominent position and share what they have heard this morning at Assembly with their families.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls recognised for their hard work at Assembly this morning. Their teachers have been impressed with their: story writing, helpfulness, listening skills and lots more! Well done and keep up the good work.
One P6 pupil couldn’t wait to get home, to complete his World Book Day Quiz!
Good luck to all our KS2 pupils who have the quiz as homework tonight. Remember if you want to win a book of your choice, from next week’s Book Fair, submit your answers to your Google Classroom, or as your Teacher has asked you to. There will be one winner chosen from each KS2 class. Which book would you choose?