I hope you’ve had a lovely week. Its a busy updates message this week!
Seesaw has been introduced/re-introduced in all classes from Junior Infants-2nd class, whilst 3rd class will continue to utilize Study Ladder which proved very popular during the March-June closure. All passwords for seesaw have been distributed by email yesterday and work will begin to be uploaded as of Monday next, to coincide with the distribution of children’s homework packs. These packs will contain class specific books etc and should remain at home until the last week of term, at which point we will invite students to bring in their books/packs to show their teachers all the work they have completed at home. .
* Raz Kids (Reading A-Z) has also started across the whole school. This wonderful reading programme supports our in school PM reading scheme. Through your donations of clothing for our latest Cash for Clobber collection in September, we have been able to purchase 10 tablets for use in the classrooms to support our teachers and SET team during station teaching sessions. Pupils are able to access their own RAZ accounts and continue to practice and enjoy the app as they do at home.
* On that note! Our next Cash for Clobber clothing collection will take place on Wednesday November 25th. Please use this as an opportunity to do some clearing out of clothes, materials, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc etc! All monies raised will again go towards building on our ICT resource bank, and our Maths resources across the school. This will be the last collection of this term so we are encouraging you to rope in neighbours and friends to hopefully boost our collection. Bags should be delivered to the school on Wednesday 25th November only, from 8am-8.40am. Sincere thanks in advance for your support.
* Next week see’s the nationwide celebration of Stand Up Awareness week coordinated by “Belongto.org”. The week looks to focus on supporting young people in the LGBTI+ community. In Learn Together our classes will be exploring the “All Together Now” lessons at an age appropriate level, with support from the INTO Different Families Same Love materials. The week will culminate in a nationwide Rainbow on Friday where, for the next seven years, schools will choose a different colour of the rainbow to wear to school to show our support for our friends, families, and colleagues, in the LGBTI+ community. Next Friday 20th of November we invite our pupils and staff to wear Red.
Have a lovely weekend,