St. Thomas' J.N.S.

Newsletter 25th May

25-May-23
Newsletter 25th May

Newsletter 25th May

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Parents Association Table Quiz

We, St. Thomas' JNS Parents Association, are organising a table quiz this Friday at 8pm in the Lord Lucan. All proceeds will go towards supporting pupils of St. Thomas' JNS. Tickets are €40.00 per table of four, plus Eventbrite booking fee. Tickets will be on sale each day this week in the school yard. Advance tickets are on sale via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-thomas-jns-quiz-night-tickets-629499107777

Quiz Prizes

Quiz winning table of 4 will win €50 each

Runners up table of 4 will win €25 each

Best named table of 4 will win a bottle of wine each

Cash prizes have been sponsored by Lucan Credit Union and AIB Lucan Village

A raffle will also take place on the night. Tickets are €4 a strip and €10 for 3 strips. You can purchase raffle tickets at the school yard tomorrow morning at drop off and at both afternoon pick ups. Tickets will be sold on the night too.

Raffle Prizes

43” Smart Tv donated by Amy’s mini bus hire

Nespresso coffee Machine from Nespresso, Liffey Valley

Hugo Boss Golf Jumper from The Golf Studio

Art set from Art & Hobby Liffey Valley

EZ Living Candle & diffuser set.

2 Rugby balls signed by Paul O'Connell and a signed autobiography

€100 voucher and sunglasses from Divine

Hamper from Wholefoods Wholesale

€100 voucher from Dollhouse Aesthetics

Adamstown Hair donated a Hamper worth over €200.

3x €70 vouchers from Amy Frayne, Holistic Therapists

3x €50 vouchers from Bernard Owens

2x €25 vouchers from Base Wood Fire Pizza

1x €20 voucher Airtastic

1x Grafton Barber voucher

1x €20 voucher for O’Brien’s Coffee

1 x €100 One4All from Horizon Metal Fabrication
1 x €40 County Photos voucher
Savoy Movie Passes

As we build up to the event, we would love you to share our Facebook post advertising the quiz. This is a good opportunity to share a bit of community spirit with friends and family. We will be picking one lucky person at random who has shared our Facebook post. They will be awarded with a nice bottle of wine on the night – you only win if you’re there though. Many thanks for your support.

Many thanks to all who have donated prizes. There are so many prizes to win. You better be there!

Thank again you for your continued support.

Elaine Moylan

St. Thomas' JNS Parents Association.

Lucan Sarsfields Summer Camp

Lucan Sarsfields summer camps are open to all children 4 years to 12 years. Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm.

July 3rd - 7th. Cul (Football and Ladies Football) Camp

July 10th - 14th. Club Hurling and Camogie. camp

Campa Samhraidh 24th-28th July

August 7th-11th. Club Football and Ladies Football camp

August 14th-18th Club. Hurling and Camogie camp

To book go to bit.ly/2023SarsCamp

For further enquiries, please contact Alan O' Neill on 087 1213587

Communion party in Scoil Áine

All 2nd class pupils will enjoy a party organised by the Parents' Association in Scoil Áine's hall this Friday 19th May to mark both the First Holy Communion and nearing the end of 2nd class. Thank you sincerely to the PA who put lots of time and effort into organising this lovely day for the pupils and to Mr. Reilly for facilitating the use of the school hall. Please click on the following link to see photos of the day. https://www.StThomasJNS.com/News/First-Holy-Communion-2023/1184469/Index.html

School fees/requisites: 2023/2024

You should have recently received an email outlining the school fees/requisites for the school year 2023/2024. Fees can be paid via databiz or via the school office. These fees cover arts, crafts, ICT, photocopying, dance, drama performances, Aladdin/Databiz app. etc. School books for 2023/2024 are provided by the school on loan as per the Free Book Scheme. If you did not receive this letter/email, please contact the school office on 01 6282691. Incoming Junior infants 2023 will have already paid above fees after registration was completed.

Lucan Library

Mr. Kelly’s 1st class pupils had a great morning with Aga and her Drawing Workshop for Kids last Friday. Many thanks to all at Lucan library.

Sports Day

We will be holding our school sports day for junior and senior infants on Monday June 12th and for 1st and 2nd classes on Tuesday June 13th (Weather permitting). The children should wear runners and their school tracksuit or shorts on these days. Please also apply sun cream if necessary and send a second drink in with your child on that day. The children will be participating in a variety of fun activities on these days, from obstacle courses, to potato and spoon races, water races and parachute activities.Parents are invited to view their child’s last activity of the day, if they wish. For junior and senior infants, this will be 1.10-1.30 on the 12th and for 1st and 2nd classes it will be 2.00-2.30 on the 13th. We would appreciate some parental help on the days, so if you are available to help out at a station on either day, please inform your child’s teacher or Ms Nolan through the office.Many thanks for your cooperation, Ms Nolan.

Are you moving house/school?

If so please contact Maureen in the office as soon as possible so that she can update your details. We also wish to ensure that school reports are posted to the correct postal address.

June Camp

Mr. Kelly & Ms O'Reilly will be running a June camp on the 6th and 7th of June. The camp will take place in the school from 9:30 -2:30 pm and will include sports and games, STEM challenges, Lego, coding and more!


The camp is 50€ for two days or 40€ per sibling and is suitable from junior infants up. For more information please contact eskercamps@gmail.com

Camp Esker 2023

An annual Summer camp will be returning with lots of fun activities this summer from the 3rd to the 7th of July. Priority is given to pupils from St. Thomas’ and the camp is run by fully vetted school staff. There is a limited number of places. Please email campesker@gmail.com to book your child’s place and for registration details.

**All camps and afterschool activities are run independently of St Thomas JNS**

Dates to Note! We have a very busy and fun few weeks ahead ............:

School Tours: Snr. infants (May 25th), Second classes: May 30th/31st, 1st classes: June 2nd

Upcoming closures: June 5th, 6th, 7th (June Bank holiday and school holidays) June 29th Summer Holidays-school closes at 11:50am for infants and 12pm for 1st/2nd class pupils.

Sports Days: June 12th and 13th. More details to follow.

Clothing Collection

Clothing collection We welcome all kinds of unneeded clothes (clean and wearable), shoes (in pairs), hats, scarves, bags, belts, bed linen, towels and curtains. You can drop bags of clothing into the blue clothing bank beside the gates as you enter the yard. If you are doing a spring clean of your wardrobes, we would be delighted to take any unwanted clothing off your hands. All money raised will go towards buying resources for the pupils of St. Thomas’ JNS. Many thanks for your support.

Best wishes,

Teresa Moynihan Principal

Jun 28
2024
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)
Esker, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland
01 628 2691
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