Thursday Letter 6.10.22

07-October-22
Thursday Letter 6.10.22

Dear Parents,

Dates for Confirmation and First Holy Communion

Confirmation will take place for our sixth class boys on Friday 28th April in St. Mary’s Church at 12pm. First Communion will take place on Saturday 27th May at 12pm. There are no dates for First Confession yet.

An information meeting for sixth class parents will take place on Thursday 27th October at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church to complete the registration process. Parents can now register online on the St. Mary’s Parish website (www.lucanparish.com). The booking system will remain live until the 31st October after which it will not be possible to register. The registration fee is €10.

Junior Infant Enrolment for September 2023

Please remember that the closing date for applications for Junior Infants for September 2023 is Friday 18th November at 3pm. The enrolment form can be downloaded from our school website. All relevant information relating to admissions can be found on the Annual Admission Notice located on our school website.

Bob-a-Job

Our Bob-a-Job sponsorship card was attached to the Thursday letter last week. We hope that the boys will receive up to €1 for every job that they complete at home such as washing the dishes, bringing the dog for a walk, hoovering the house, washing the car, etc. The boys will note the completion of their chore on their card. We encourage parents to email photos of the boys as they work on their jobs. As a reward for their efforts the boys will have a full day of fun, sport and activity in June. The closing date for all cards and money will be Tuesday 25th October. Some boys are busy already and we received some photos by email during the week and they have now been uploaded on our Facebook page so please keep those photos coming.

Jamie Donnelly (Ms. Donovan’s 3rd class) and Daire Coleman (Ms. Staunton’s 2nd class) are two great men to have around the house during the Autumn season as they gather all the leaves. Conor Coleman (Mr. Lynch’s 4th class), Rian Donnelly (Ms. Friel’s Junior Infants), Tom Murray (Ms. Clarke’s 3rd class) and Sam Collins (Ms. Walsh’s 2nd class) have certainly mastered the art of hoovering any room in the house and they will leave your carpet spotless and once the bins are full then Jack Collins (Mr. Lynch’s 4th class) is your only man to leave the bin out on time for collection. Cian Murray (Ms. Ryan’s 1st class) Michael Murray (Ms. Copley’s 1st class) are a great team in the kitchen with Cian making the dinner and Michael cleaning up afterwards.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is growing by the day. We now have four large black bags of clothes that are taking up valuable space. One of our SNAs, Catherine Kelly, has kindly agreed to put the clothes on the wall near the school gate on Monday (weather permitting). The Parents’ Association have agreed to hold a used uniform sale at some stage before Friday 21st October. All remaining clothes will be given to St. Vincent de Paul or the clothes bank on Friday 21st October.

Secondary School Open Day reminder for fifth and sixth class boys

Coláiste Phadraig will hold their Open Day this evening from 7 to 9pm.

LCC had their Open Day last Tuesday.

Griffeen Community College have their Open Day today from 6 to 8pm.

For more information please contact the relevant secondary school.

School Mass

There will be a school Mass for all children at 11am on Tuesday. All non-Catholic children will be supervised in school for the duration of this Mass.

Relief Cleaner

Please let us know if you know anyone who would be interested in filling in for one of our cleaners when they are sick.

Irish First Army Band performance

The Irish First Army Band visited our school on Tuesday 4th October at 11am and performed for all the boys in our hall. Sergeant Justin Mason was the conductor and he explained each instrument to the boys as they played many popular tunes that the boys were familiar with. Please check out some of the photos of this event on our school Facebook page. There will be photos on the Liffey Champion newspaper next week.

Tea and Coffee morning last week

Many thanks to Lorraine Norry, Ellie Biggs, Shonagh Maher, Louise Ralph and Shelly Smith from our Parents’ Association for organising our successful Tea & Coffee morning for our Junior Infant parents last week.

Gaelic Football

Well done to our Junior B football team who had a great win over Pius X in Terenure College last Tuesday. Best of luck to our senior D footballers who play Diswellstown today in Lucan Sarsfields. Many thanks to Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Dineen, Mr. Clandillon, Mr. Keegan, Mr. Walsh and Mr. O’Brien for all their time and effort.

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.

Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78YD27
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