Louth Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter

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.

Pyjama Day – Friday 27th November

Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

  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.

Christmas Annuals

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.

Distance Learning Plan

• 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.

Technology At Home Survey

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.

Homework Statement from October 2020

We will be starting to re-introduce homework from Monday October 5th 2020. For Junior and Senior Infants: Infants will take home a homework folder which will be kept in their school bag for use at home and at school. The children will be in 4 “reading groups”. The children will work with the teacher individually at a separate table that is regularly sanitised. Children will be heard twice weekly, with.

Bike Week 2020

This week is National Bike Week (19th of September until the 27th of September) As part of celebrating Bike Week 2020, this Wednesday the 23rd of September, we have County COW Day.  The aim is to encourage as many children as possible to cycle to school.  We are also encourage pupils to ‘bling their bikes‘ and there will be prizes for the best ‘blinged bikes’! The following are activities that.

Junior Einstein Saturday Club

Starting on 26th September at St Francis NS. Places are limited and booking is essential.

Message from Our Principal 06/08/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope that you and your families are making the best of the recent change in the weather. Thank you all so much for your co-operation and understanding over the past few months. We would like to reassure you that we are working very hard to have our school ready to open to staff and pupils, guided by the “Roadmap for the Full Return to School”,.

COVID-19 response plan for safe reopening of primary schools

The Government announced yesterday, 27th July, their Roadmap For The Full Return to School. Full details can be found on the Government website on the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/ In particular we would like to draw your attention to the letter to parents, published below.   27th July 2020 Dear Parents/ Guardians Since I was appointed Minister for Education on 27 June, my first priority has been the full re-opening of.

New Enrolments Update

If you have just moved to the area and are currently seeking a place at St Francis NS for immediate entry, please be aware that we have very limited availability for places. Spaces available, subject to Board of Management approval, are as follows: Junior Infants – 4 places Senior Infants – 3 places 1st Class – 8 places 2nd Class – 2 places 3rd Class – FULL 4th Class –.

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