Dear Parents,

Féilire na Scoile: School Calendar

The school closes on Wednesday 22nd December for the Christmas holidays @ 12.30p.m. The usual arrangements will apply. Junior and senior infants with their brothers and sisters will leave at 12p.m. The remaining children will leave at 12.30p.m. The school re-opens on Thursday 6th January at 8.50a.m.

Rollaithe 2022/2023; Enrolment 2022/2023

Application forms for enrolment will be e-mailed directly to parents this week. We will be accepting applications for enrolment from the 14th January to the 28th January 2022. Application forms will also be posted on our website on January 6th. Parents should note that you will need your child’s original birth certificate to accompany the application. Please pass this message on to any intending applicants. For any queries or to speak with the Principal about enrolment contact 057 86 46868 or e-mail principal@emons.ie

Buíochas

Míle buíochas to the Parents Association committee who organised a wonderful visit of Santa to the school on Friday 17th last.  It started with the arrival of Santa in a “open top jeep “. He then visited the children in their classes and gave them a selection box.

The 2022 school calendars have been distributed on to those who have ordered one. There are still a small few calendars left for anyone who wants one.

New Special Class in January

We have recently received a sanction for the opening of one of two special classes here in the school in line with Department of Education and Skills (DES) criteria. The sanctioned class is intended to meet the needs of students with complex and severe educational needs arising from their diagnosis of ASD. It will mean a change in staff allocation in the new year. Ms. Bohan will be looking after the new class.Ms. Elma McEvoy who has been supporting the junior classes will be teaching first class up to the end of this school year, starting on January 10th.

Imeachtaí na Nollag

Our staff were delighted to afford the children an opportunity of performing on stage last week. Although it was not the same without parents and grandparents present, the children nevertheless enjoyed the experience. I wish to compliment the children on their performances.

Secondly, many thanks to our teachers and SNA’s for navigating their way through social distancing, mask wearing and singing in well ventilated areas,

I would like to thank Brian O’Sullivan for camera and editing facilities and Cecil Carter for providing us with microphones.

You can see the Christmas recordings at this link :  Christmas 2021

Beannachtaí na Nollag: Christmas Greetings

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for your continued support for the children and teachers in the school and wish you and your families a healthy and happy Christmas.

Siniú,

Cyril Duggan