The entries for our re-cycled Christmas tree decoration just get more imaginative and creative every year. There were some very simple creations from 100% recycled materials, and some more elaborate structures with lights and bells – all of which look just amazing on our Christmas trees in school. Mrs Lawless had such a tough time selecting a winner for each class that she actually took photos and videos of all.
December 11th is a day for saying ‘ Go Raibh Maith Agaibh’ or ‘ Thank You ‘ to everyone in our school communities – Principals, Deputy Principals, Teachers, SNAs, secretaries, caretakers, bus escorts and drivers, lollipop people, catering staff, care assistants ,Boards of Management,and Parents Associations for keeping our schools open during this dreadful Coronavirus pandemic. A very special GRMA to all pupils who have worked with us and gone.
Local Cafe, RockSalt held a “Design a Christmas Coffee Cup” competition with the pupils of St Francis National School. The winning design has been printed on all their disposable coffee cups supplied during the festive season. The logo design was won by 6th class pupil, Maciek Dobros, and the Christmas artwork for the cup was won by 5th class pupil, Anna Cosgrove. Owner of RockSalt, Daniel McLoughlin, visited St Francis.
On Wednesday the 9th of December at 8pm there will be a FREE online talk hosted by the National Parents Council with Laura Berry, a Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO) with the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) discussing how to support your child’s additional needs when starting primary school. All parents welcome! Please click here to register to attend the webinar https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdditionalNeedsStartingPrimary
We are pleased to to share with you Edition 1 of the New Louth Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter. This is a new quarterly publication for parents from the Louth Child and Family Support Newtork. In Edition 1 you will find information on some of the services available to children, young people and families across Louth, as well as information on the Louth Meath Child and Family Support Networks.
It’s that time of year again!! We officially launch our Annual Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition. Consider: No glass (unless sea glass found on a beach) It must be “hangable from a tree” ie. not too large It must be made from recycled materials It must be made at home by the pupil Family entries are allowed Deadline – Any time up until Dec. 4th. We have some bare trees.
Educate.ie’s Merry and Magical Christmas Annuals are now available. Jam packed with stories, puzzles, features and crafts. Order forms went home with all pupils last week for the 2020 Christmas Annuals. There are SIX annuals available, priced at just €3 each. Carnival – for Junior and Senior Infants Winterland – for Junior and Senior infants Fairground – for 1st and 2nd Classes Wonderland – for 1st and 2nd Classes Parade.
Please see below a letter from the HSE for all parents of St Francis pupils regarding the two positive cases in school this week.
• St Francis NS is using the Seesaw App for communicating homework and distance learning with pupils and their parents/guardians. We will continue to use Komeer App to communicate with parents and the school website to celebrate school life. • Distance learning will be teacher led and will include both online and activities some that can be carried out offline. Children can take a photo of their work and upload.
As part of our Distance Learning Planning in the event of a classroom or school closure, we need to establish to what extent our pupils have access to digital learning at home, specifically Seesaw and the school website. We would be grateful if all parents could please take a minute to answer a few simple questions at this link. If the link does not work, please cut and paste this.