Parent-Teacher Meetings

Many thanks to all the parents who have completed or will complete a phone call with your child’s class teacher to discuss their progress. A big thank you to the teachers for writing the progress reports and making these phone calls while continuing the distance learning. Also, a big thank you to the volunteer parents who acted as interpreters. If you haven’t been able to sign up for an appointment, please email your child’s teacher to make an alternate arrangement.

Reading Books or Materials

Like last week, the school will be opened on Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30-12.30 to exchange books or get stationery or learning materials.

Whole-School Assembly

Thank you to everyone who attended the assembly on Friday. We’ll have another assembly this Friday at 12.30. We’re going to be talking about the value of laughter. It would be great to have some children share jokes with the school. If your child would be interested in telling a joke please email Matt.

Special Online Learning Sessions

Again, in addition to the various tasks and Meets set by class teachers, there will be some additional, optional online learning opportunities. Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 13.30 there will be a another music session for Junior and Senior Infants, though others are welcome too.

For children in 1 st to 3rd class (though others are welcome to join), there will be a Science session on Wednesday at 13.30. We’ll be doing a number of experiments related to physics and movement. If you want to try some of the activities with Matt, bring the following, though you can participate without any of these things:

– A ramp (wood, cardboard, etc.) and books

– Toy cars and Lego cars

– A balloon

– Paper

-Lollipop stick (3-4) and elastic bands

– Pompoms, popcorn or other light objects

For 4th and 5th class, we will have another live Kahoot, an online quiz on Thursday at 14.00. Details for this activity will be posted in Google Classroom.

A family collaborative effort to make a paper flower