Parent Teacher Meeting: Thursday 20/11/08 starting at 1pm.
HSE: The School Nurse will be here on Monday 03/11/08 to do screening (Vision & Hearing) on Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class and Sixth Class.
Hair Lice: November Break next week is an ideal opportunity to check and treat as necessary for head lice. Should any parent wish to meet the School Nurse when she visits on 03/11/08, please let me know and I will try to arrange it.
First Holy Communion: 23/05/09 at 11am in Maree Church.
Revised Calendar: Please note amended dates.
Budget 2009: I wish to express our disappointment at the cuts in education in the government's budget. Of major concern to schools is the threat to staffing levels. While we are not in immediate danger, it must be said that the budget proposal on staffing will have an impact in the not too distant future unless the current proposal on staffing levels is reversed. Currently we have one teacher per class, which is the ideal situation. Should we lose a teacher we wold be in a situation where, not alone would there be a bigger number per class, but there would be splitting of classes which is not ideal.
We will be hearing more in the next few weeks and your support will be needed in lobbying the minister to urgently request that he abandon this and other proposed education cuts.