• CBS Primary School, Wexford

September Newsletter 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

Welcome Back!
I’m sure that everybody is well settled in at this stage! We welcome all the new pupils and their families to the C.B.S. Primary School community. Our wish is that all the children will be happy in the school and that they will enjoy their learning. The list of teachers and classes for the 2017/2018 school year is as follows:-
Room 1 Ms. Mary Coady Junior Infants
Room 2 Ms. Róisín Shannon Senior Infants
Room 3 Ms. Eileen Casey Special Education Teacher
Room 4 Ms. Mary Turner Special Education Teacher
Room 10 Br. Éamonn Kinsella 5th Class
Room 11 Mr. Bobby Cummings 6th Class
Room 12 Ms. Ann Marie Banville Senior Infants
Room 13 Ms. Rachel Cleary Special Education Teacher
Room 14 Ms. Ailish Quirke 1st Class
Room 15 Ms. Suzanne Crosbie/Ms. Mairéad Parle 2nd Class
Room 16 Ms. Lynn Ruddock E.A.L. Teacher (English as
Additional Language)
Room 17 Ms Erin Cleary 3rd/4th Classes
Special Needs Assistants – Pam Lynch and Siobhán McEvoy
Caretaker – Ger Dwyer
Secretary – Mary Goodison

Credit Union Savings Club
The children have the opportunity to save money in their school Credit Union account each Friday between 8.45a.m. and 9.05a.m. Further information was distributed last week.

Parent Association
 The Parent Association A.G.M. will take place in the school on Monday 16th October. There will be a presentation by the Order of Malta on Essential First Aid at 7.30p.m. and the A.G.M. will commence at 8.00p.m.
 The main focus of the Parent Association fund-raising this year will be to support our school’s reading initiative. Bag-packing will take place in Dunnes Stores on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November. Volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
 The children received copies of the Parent Association Newsletter last week.

Pupil Accident Insurance
Parents have an opportunity again this year to take out Pupil Accident Insurance, at a reasonable cost. There are two types of cover:-
School Activities only, €6
School & Leisure Activities – 24 hours, €9
The children have already been given an application form. Completed forms (cut-off section only) can be put in an envelope with the pupil’s name, room no. and amount of money written on the outside. Forms will be accepted up to and including Friday 29th September. The insurance company will not accept any applications to join the scheme after that date.

Fun Walk and Fun Run 2017
The 30th Annual Fun Run will take place on Friday 6th October. It’s always a great fun event as everybody, pupils and staff, wear fancy dress that afternoon. There will be prizes for the best dressed classes and the children from 2nd to 6th class will run along the traditional route which will be supervised by staff members and parents. If you would like to assist with the supervision, please contact our school secretary. The children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class will also dress up and will walk a separate route. Detailed information about the arrangements for the Fun Walk and Fun Run will be sent home in the week beginning Monday 2nd October. The Fun Run is also the school’s big fundraiser for the year. In 2016 the fantastic amount of €5,500 was raised in sponsorship. The pupils received their Fun Run cards this week and hopefully you will be able to assist them to get sponsorship which will be used to enhance the school’s resources.

Homework Club
The children have the option to attend Homework Club, from 3p.m. ‘till 4p.m. each day, Monday to Thursday. The cost is €4 per day or €15 for the week.

The school’s Board of Management is responsible for the health and safety of the children, staff and visitors to the school. In February 2017 the members of the school’s Board of Management decided that parents, guardians and other family members bringing children to and from school cannot drive into the school car park. I ask that everybody would respect this decision to ensure the children are safe on their way in and out of our school.

Sacramental Ceremonies
 First Confession Thursday 15th March 2018 Bride Street Church 7p.m.
 First Communion Saturday 26th May 2018 Bride Street Church 11a.m.
 Confirmation Saturday 5th May 2018 Rowe Street Church 11a.m.
Sunday 6th May 2018 Bride Street Church 12.30p.m.

Mass to mark the Beginning of the School Year
Mass will be celebrated in Bride Street Church at 11.30a.m. on Tuesday 3rd October. Parents and other family members will be welcome to attend.

Jos Furlong
26th September 2017

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