St. Thomas' J.N.S.

Newsletter 13th June 2024

12-June-24
Newsletter 13th June 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Work from the classes Ms. O’Malley’s, Room 10 class have been busy practicing French knitting. Amazing work going on creating a mini beast scene. The caterpillars are growing their wings and ready to fly off into the summer.

For the final weeks of school Room 10 have opened their own cafe and book club. We are having fun reviewing books read this year and discovering new stories in our library.

Uniform and PE tracksuit Drive The PA are organising a uniform drive which will take place during the last week in June (Date TBC). If you have any uniforms or school tracksuits that you no longer have use for and that are in good condition, please leave them at reception between now and the end of June. All uniforms are free and no exchange is necessary. Final date for drops is June 26th.

School Calendar 2024/2025 is available here.

Health and Safety In the morning and afternoon please keep an eye on your children in the yard to ensure that they are not swinging on bars or standing on top of bars or a structure which could potentially be dangerous if they fall. We don’t want any accidents to happen. Many thanks for your co-operation.

School Requisites 2024-2025 can now be paid via Aladdin for the upcoming school year. Please pay no later than Monday September 2nd. If you are having difficulty, please contact the school for a payment plan. Thank you

Road Traffic There has been some near accidents involving children crossing the roads surrounding the school. Can I ask that parents/guardians speak to their children about road safety and the importance of being alert on busy roads.

Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music festival will take place in Griffeen Park on Saturday 15th June from 11.30am to 4.30pm.. A singer Rebecca Rodgers will teach our 1st and 2nd children 4 songs which they can sing at Crinniú na nÓg – One Voice project. One Voice will see the festival gather as many children and their adults as possible and join voices to create a memorable open-air sound like no previous Ruaille Buaille event. One Voice will be led by the extraordinary soloists Rebecca Rodgers, Simon Morgan and Jay Rankin. Just arrive on the day and the words will be up on a big screen so everybody can get involved. The event will be in the Ruaille Buaille Music Village @ 12noon in Griffeen Park, Saturday June 15th.

Sun Safety As the days become sunnier please apply sunscreen to your child in the mornings as needs be. Thanks.

Lucan Sarsfields GAA- Campa Samhraidh runs again this year, from 22nd-26th, July. We see it as a great opportunity to promote Irish within our club. It allows attendees to keep up with their use of Irish during the summer, giving them a few new words or phrases, while enjoying the fun and games of the camp. The camp is for all- not simply those attending the Gaelscoils. Our coaches are there to support with the necessary vocabulary as the need arises. You can register here https://lucansarsfields.clubzap.com/categories/camp/products Le meas, Seán Newcombe Oifigeach Gaeilge

Summer Camps

Ms O’Reilly and Ms Doherty and Mr Kelly will be running two summer camps over the summer if your child is interested in joining us.

The first camp will run from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July.

The second camp will run from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August.

They will both start at 9.30am and finish at 2pm in St Thomas JNS.

The camps will include art and crafts, baking, sports and games, construction and STEM activities, yoga and a disco.

The cost of each camp is 100 euro for the week. There is a sibling discount of 95 euro per child. Please contact lucankidscamp@gmail.com for further information.

Best wishes,

Teresa Moynihan

Principal

Esker, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland
01 628 2691
RCN: 20204514
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