Nursery Class 2021

Nursery Class 2021

Dear Parents,

I hope you are keeping safe and well at this time.  We are really looking forward to meeting the class of 21/22 and feel positive that this year will hopefully see a return to some normality.  You will shortly receive a letter regarding our up and coming induction day, Monday 23rd of August, times will be confirmed in the letter.  We will follow the current Covid precautionary measures to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.  On this date you will receive all the information you need regarding your child starting school, the relevant forms and have the opportunity to share any concerns you may have with the class teacher.   The children will meet the staff and explore their new surroundings. If you can’t make this date please let me know and we will do our best to organise a different date.    Below is a photograph of the Nursery uniform available from Daisy, McEvoys and Streets Ahead in Crossmaglen.

If you are entitled to Free school meals please visit the Education Authorities Web page and submit your application ASAP.

If you have any questions please get in touch with me: pbyrne369@c2ken.net.
Looking forward to celebrating the 20th Year of St Mary’s Nursery with you and your child.

Many thanks,

Paula Byrne

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Dear family and friends of our Nursery,

Today was to be our Graduation Day but sadly we couldn’t host it in the way we had planned.  This amazing group of children will forever go down in the history of our school as the Nursery group that had to finish so abruptly because of the impact of the pandemic.  What a tale for them to tell future generations.  I know there was great disappointment about the Graduation not happening ……. well we couldn’t let that happen.   So as the saying goes, “Here’s one I’ve prepared earlier “, it is not the grand production we had envisaged but I’m sure you will enjoy it and agree that it is a true reflection of how happy and confident the children are in the setting.  The relaxed demeanour of the children you see in this video is often lost when they have to perform for an audience.   As adults we are disappointed about how the year ended, however  the children’s memories of  Nursery are not based on our last week together but rather a year of fun times, security and friendships.  Enjoy our “Graduation with a difference” .  On Tuesday 🤫  you will receive your child’s Graduation photo.  My sincere thanks for your understanding and messages of support this week.
https://youtu.be/hY7adNXHJYc

Postponed Nursery Induction Day

Postponed Nursery Induction Day

For the Attention of the parents for our September intake.
Dear Parents,

As you may be aware the Nursery staff and pupils are isolating due to confirmed cases of Covid within this years group.  Following a risk assessment it is deemed safer to postpone Mondays planned induction meeting. You will shortly receive a letter clarifying how we will proceed with induction days.  Please share this news with any other Nursery parents who may not be on social media.   I know this is disappointing but we have to act in the best interest of the community.  Should you need any information or if you have any concerns please phone the school or contact me on pbyrne369@c2ken.net.
Thank you for your understanding.

Regards,

Paula Byrne

Celebrating Autism Awareness Day 2021

Celebrating Autism Awareness Day 2021

On World Autism Awareness Day we would like to give a big shout out to all our wonderful children with Autism.  We treasure your valuable insight into the world and the joy you bring to the classroom.  To the families of Autistic children, we see everyday what a brilliant job you are doing.  Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of getting to know your child.  We hope you have a very special day.
Kind regards from the whole school community.

St Patrick’s Day Greetings from our Nursery

St Patrick’s Day Greetings from our Nursery

Congratulations to our Nursery children for jumping back into school life with ease. It is a credit to these very young children that they have adapted so well to their long awaited  return to the classroom, such a demonstration of resilience.  🌟🌟 We are so proud of you all.  Enjoy our St Patrick’s Day video. Have a super St Patrick’s Day.

https://youtu.be/VEGk1icS00Q

The Masked Readers…. Unveiled.

The Masked Readers…. Unveiled.

We hope you enjoyed our Masked Readers yesterday,  the competition between the staff caused great excitement and lots of laughs.
The staff member who got all the readers correct within the shortest time was:
🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁

🌟.  Mrs O’Hagan 🌟. Well done.

The readers were as follows:

1. Miss C. Crawley.

2. Miss N. Murphy

3. Mrs K. Nolan

4. Mr. P. McDonnell

5. Miss K. McArdle

6. Mrs P. Byrne

7. Mr P. McCoy

8.Mrs L.O’Hagan

9. Miss P. Mulkearns

10. Miss E. McCann.

Let us know how you got on.  We hope you enjoyed it and thank you for your participation.

Season finale

Thank you for staying tuned.  We hope it wasn’t too easy for you.  After listening to our last few storytellers please send your answers, guessing 1-10 to your teacher.  Just to let you into a little secret,  at the moment all teachers are included in the competition, no one knows what their colleagues presented.  I wonder which staff member will get 10/10 first. Tick Tock, Tick tock …………..

https://youtu.be/ECNE1IXzEf4