Letters to ParentsNews

Return of children’s belongings and school rental books

17 June 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Pupils,

I trust that everyone remains safe and well as we continue to exit the restrictions.  It is a very strange feeling as we head towards the end of the school year without the hustle and bustle that would normally exist in the school at this time.  Much work will be required to get the school ready for September and we await further detailed information as to how that will be achieved safely for all.

The staff are busy bagging the boys’ belongings to facilitate collection on Monday and Tuesday, June 22nd and 23rd.  There are also books from the Book Rental Scheme, library books, class novels and books from reading sets that need to be returned to the school.  These should be placed in a plastic bag, closed and with a label indicating your child’s name and class.  These can be dropped off when you are collecting your child’s belongings.

We will operate 2 stations, one at the upper end of the middle yard with entry through the pedestrian gate coming from the Church side.  Exit via double gates to the upper yard. The other entry point will be at the lower end of the middle yard with entry from the lower car park (via Woodley Road). Entry will be through the single gate and exit via double gates. The narrow pathway has footsteps at 2m apart which will help.

Classes are divided by surname A – M and N – Z into 20 minute slots as per timetable.  There must be strict adherence to public health guidance and, in particular, to the 2m social distancing requirement.  To try and avoid traffic congestion if there are people living within walking distance it would be a great help if they would walk on the day.  Ideally, only adults should arrive, but if that is not possible, please ensure that your child(ren) remain(s) under close supervision.  We don’t mean to be anti-social and while we will be delighted to see you, we will have to leave the chat for another time.  Once you have collected your child’s belongings, we ask you to leave promptly as the other classes will be arriving.

Books belonging to boys with older brothers will be with the class of the oldest brother.  Bags will be labelled with your child’s name and book rental number which will aid quick location of bag(s).  Twins not in the same class go to the child whose forename is first alphabetically.

If there is a difficulty collecting, and another parent cannot help you out (class times need to be adhered to), please contact the school on 085 – 777 5799.

Currently, the weather forecast for next Monday and Tuesday is sunny – we trust it remains that way.  We look forward to seeing you next week.  Take care and stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Cadogan


Book Collection and Drop Off Timetable

Monday 22nd June

Upper part of middle yard: – Entry from the Church Side through pedestrian gate, collect/drop books and exit through double gates.
Class Teacher Time Slot
6th class Ms. O Hara/Mrs. Mulholland (Surnames A – M) 9.30-9.50
6th class Ms. O Hara/Mrs. Mulholland (Surnames N – Z) 9.50-10.10
5th class Mrs. Quinlan (Surnames A – M) 10.20-10.40
5th class Mrs. Quinlan (Surnames N – Z) 10.40-11.00
3rd class Mr. Clancy (Surnames A – M) 11.10-11.30
3rd class Mr. Clancy (Surnames N – Z) 11.30-11.50
4th class Ms. Dillon (Surnames A – M) 12.00-12.20
4th class Ms. Dillon (Surnames N – Z) 12.20-12.40
Lower part of middle yard: – Entry from lower car park (via Woodley Road) through pedestrian gate and exit through double gates.
Class Teacher Time Slot
6th Class Mr. Geoghegan (Surnames A – M) 9.30-9.50
6th Class Mr. Geoghegan (Surnames N – Z) 9.50-10.10
5th Class Mrs. Sheehan (Surnames A – M) 10.20-10.40
5th Class Mrs. Sheehan (Surnames N – Z) 10.40-11.00
3rd Class Mr. Bolger (Surnames A – M) 11.10-11.30
3rd Class Mr. Bolger (Surnames N – Z) 11.30-11.50
4th Class Ms. M. Browne (Surnames A – M) 12.00-12.20
4th Class Ms. M. Browne (Surnames N – Z) 12.20-12.40

Tuesday 23rd June

Upper part of middle yard: – Entry from the Church Side through pedestrian gate, collect/drop books and exit through double gates.
Class Teacher Time Slot
2nd Class Ms. Cruise/Mrs. Matthews (Surnames A – M) 9.30 – 9.50
2nd Class Ms. Cruise/Mrs. Matthews (Surnames N – Z) 9.50 – 10.10
1st Class Ms. Cooney (Surnames A – M) 10.20 – 10.40
1st Class Ms. Cooney (Surnames N – Z) 10.40 – 11.00
Senior Infants Mr. Curran (Surnames A – M) 11.10 – 11.30
Senior Infants Mr. Curran (Surnames N – Z) 11.30 – 11.50
Junior Infants Ms. Gavin (Surnames A – M) 12.00 – 12.20
Junior Infants Ms. Gavin (Surnames N – Z) 12.20 – 12.40
 Lower part of middle yard: – Entry from lower car park (via Woodley Road) through pedestrian gate and exit through double gates.
Class Teacher Time Slot
2nd Class Mr. Moloney (Surnames A – M) 9.30 – 9.50
2nd Class Mr. Moloney (Surnames N – Z) 9.50 – 10.10
1st Class Ms. Bouskine (Surnames A – M) 10.20 – 10.40
1st Class Ms. Bouskine (Surnames N – Z) 10.40 – 11.00
Senior Infants Ms. McGreal (Surnames A – M) 11.10 – 11.30
Senior Infants Ms. McGreal (Surnames N – Z) 11.30 – 11.50
Junior Infants Ms. S. Browne (Surnames A – M) 12.00 – 12.20
Junior Infants Ms. S. Browne (Surnames N – Z) 12.20 – 12.40