The great news this week is that Alan Gleeson has been appointed by our Board of Management as a Permanent Mainstream Class Teacher in our school. Congratulations and welcome to Alan who comes to us with great experience in teaching all levels of Primary School and many other qualities that most certainly will benefit our school and our pupils. We look forward to working with him from January 6th 2016 when he will begin teaching First Class.
This sadly means our current First Class teacher Lynne will be leaving us on 22nd December. We are all very sorry to know Lynne will be moving on but we thank her from the bottom of our hearts for all the wonderful work and amazingly interesting lessons she has done with First Class who are flourishing with her. We wish her continued success and happiness in everything she does.
Can I just remind everyone, following several requests, that as per our Healthy Eating Policy teachers cannot distribute birthday party invitations to class pupils. The email facility was set up to help parents contact other parents themselves. If you would like to opt into the sharing of email addresses with parents of classmates please let Leah, our secretary know. Leah works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 13.15.
Next week on Thursday 10th December, we have two possible Grandparents lined up to come in and talk to the children or read them a poem or story in any language. Please let me know if you have a Grandparent who can visit us that day. I'll have a word with Lisa in PGTA and maybe we could have a coffee morning for Grandparents that day too. Anyone willing to organise it?
Talking of coffee mornings, would any of you parents who collect children at 13.10 and 14.10 like to spend it having a cuppa and a chat in Classroom 4....... and maybe sharpen a few pencils or clean some mini whiteboards or make classroom resources at the same time????? It could be a lovely way to get to know others in our school community. Call in and have a chat with me if you're interested any day from 13.15.
Our Buddy groups are working well. Ask your child who is in their buddy group and if they are looking after them well. This works in many ways as we encourage the children to check in with their buddies on yard as well having informal chats with them at assemblies and other times. It's a means of promoting a sharing and caring culture in our school as well as enabling the children to get to know children in other classes.
Hoping to see you all in the next week with Parent Teacher Meetings on etc.
Very best regards,