Senior Infants made Music Shakers.

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First we got a clear plastic bottle.

 

                                         Then we painted them bottle black.

 

Next we painted designs on our bottles.

 

Then we filled our bottles with rice so that we could make some noise..music of course!

Energy Workshop

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Lisa visited our classroom today to talk to us about energy. We formed an energy chain to show how energy moves from the sun to the wheat growing in the field, then the farmer harvests the wheat and it is made in to cornflakes in a factory. We eat the cornflakes to give us energy!

Afterwards we had a race to see which team could dress themselves well for the cold months ahead to keep heat energy inside their bodies!

 

Autumn Trees

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Ms Murphy’s class enjoyed painting their autumn trees today.

Can you guess what part of their hand did they use to make the branches?

SuperValu Athletics Festival 2017

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A huge well done to all of the children who took part in the SuperValu Athletics Competition in the IT. A very special congratulations to our junior girls team – Emily Hession, Nabeela Basith , Roisin van Aswegen and Riona Luse who won their heat and came 2nd place in the final. We are very proud of our girls in pink! Everyone had a great day and we saw a lot of fantastic running and baton passing ! Well done all.

A New School Buddy Bench!

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A massive THANK YOU to Sligo Men’s Shed for donating a Buddy Bench to our school! The bench is made from recycled materials and children who want some company can come sit on it! What a lovely idea!!

 

Running in Rang a Dó

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For September and October we are working in the Athletics strand in our P.E lessons. We watched videos of other children running and talked about what they were doing well and how they could improve. For example, we should look forward when we run. We assessed our own running skills in partners this week. Great running everyone!!!

 

Teidi Beag Alainn

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We are learning a song in Irish about a teddy who is sick. He fell in the park and hurt his knee, eye, head and hand. Luckily,the doctor comes to help!

Rang a Dó

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Ms. Donohoe’s Rang a Dó played a board game to get to know each other this afternoon. They talked about their favourite animals, people they like to spend time with, their favourite desserts, what they would like to be when they grow up etc.

Ceann, Gualainn, Gluin is Cos

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The boys and girls in Mrs.Rolston’s 1st class are learning lots of new songs in Irish. We hope you enjoy this one.

Newsletter- September

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OUR LADY OF MERCY PRIMARY SCHOOL, PEARSE ROAD, SLIGO

SEPTEMBER 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian
It’s that time of year again and we are delighted to be starting a new school year. We hope that it will be a very rewarding and educationally productive year for your child. We are returning to a newer, brighter and warmer school due to the extensive works over the summer. For your information I would ask you to read the following points very carefully as they will answer any queries you might have.
A special welcome to all our new children in both Junior Infants and other classes throughout the school who are joining us.
Looking forward to a wonderful year.
Marguerite Stenson.
(1)​STARTING BACK:
Junior Infants only will finish at 12 noon each day up to and including Friday September 8th. From Monday 11th September they will finish at the normal time of 1.30 pm.
All other classes will finish at 1.30 (Senior Infants) and 2.30pm (1st class – 6th class).
(2)​ARRIVING & DEPARTING SCHOOL:
At 8.50am please drop your child to their class line where they will be collected and escorted to class by their teacher. The children are not supervised prior to this time. Children may not access the school through the front door. At home time your child will leave the school via their exit door from where you may collect them. Please ensure you collect your child on time from school everyday as there is no supervision of children after school closing time. The Board of Management does not accept responsibility for children on the premises outside school hours.
(3|)​SCHOOL CORRIDORS:
School Corridors are restricted for use by children and staff only. If parents wish to enter the school, please do so through the main front door only and check in at reception. Entry via any other door morning or evening is prohibited for Child Protection & Health & Safety reasons.
Please check in at Reception to access H.S.C.L. Room or alternatively, entry is via door on Yard 5 (beside back gate) 8.50am – 9.00am or H.S.C.L. door beside Corridor 6. Please understand that these plans are being put in place in the interest of the safety of your child.
(4) SCHOOL PARKING:
1. Pearse Road:
Please ensure that you do not park morning or evening in the designated bus bay which is allocated to the buses or taxis dropping off and collecting children from the Plaza. Do not put our children at risk by parking in their spaces.
2. Mercy College:
If you are using Mercy College to park in while dropping off or picking up your child, please show your appreciation to the Secondary School by observing the following:
❖ Never park on the yellow lines outside or inside the gate. This impedes the view of staff exiting their car park.
❖ Do not block the entrance to the college.
❖ Always park your car where it is safe to do so away from incoming and exiting traffic. Never park anywhere near the centre of the roundabout.
(5)​SCHOOL SHOP:
The Shop will open in Reception from Friday 1st September and for the first two weeks in September between 8.50 am and 9.10 am. Home Work Journals (€3 each) classes 1st – 6th Library Bag (€5) are available. Nothing else available in the shop.
(6)​BOOK RENTAL SCHEME:
We are delighted to be able to offer this scheme. It reduces the cost to you of school books by almost 70%. If you wish your child to avail of book rental please ensure they return the blue rental form and money (as per book list).
Art & Craft / Photocopying charges have been included in the required fee. Please pay directly to your child’s class teacher by Friday 8th September 2017.
(7)​FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM TO BE WORN:
We expect to see every child wearing the full uniform from day one. Please see pink letter sent to you in June regarding this. We would really appreciate if you could send any unwanted school jumpers and tracksuit tops into the school.
(8)​P.E. TRACKSUIT TOP (GREY) WITH OUR SCHOOL LOGO:
This can be bought in Jako Sports, Moffitts or Kool Kids. A blue / navy polo T-shirt to be worn underneath this and any plain navy tracksuit bottoms with runners or trainers. P.E. tracksuit to be worn on P.E. day only. Navy tracksuit bottoms on P.E. day only. Navy trousers / skirt on every other day. We would really appreciate if you could send any unwanted tracksuits into the school.
(9)​HEALTHY LUNCH POLICY:
Healthy lunches are available to all children from Carambola. Any new children who have not returned their lunch forms to the school, please bring lunch until Carambola receive your order. Any further information regarding this scheme please contact Mrs. Andrea Bourke, H.S.C.L. Teacher @ 085 1583953. P.T.O
(10)​APPOINTMENTS:
If you wish to meet your child’s teacher or The Principal, you are welcome to do so by making an appointment through Maura in the front office – Tel. 071 9171364.
(11)​BREAKFAST CLUB / HOMEWORK CLUB / AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
The above clubs will not be operating for September due to the ongoing works in the school. Notification will be sent to you when they resume.
(12) ​NUT-FREE ZONE:
Due to a number of children having nut allergies, Our Lady of Mercy has been designated a nut-free zone. Please ensure your child does not bring nuts or any food containing nuts to school. We appreciate your co-operation.
(13)​PARENTS’ PARTNERSHIP:
We look forward to welcoming you all to our Parents’ Partnership Annual General Meeting which will be held shortly. Please support this dynamic group who do so much to enhance the school community.
(14)​H.S.C.L.:
Mrs. Andrea Bourke has been appointed H.S.C.L. Teacher. Andrea may be contacted on 085 1583953.
(15)​LOLLIPOP MAN – PEARSE ROAD:
We are delighted to welcome a new Lollipop Man on Pearse Road. A big thank you to Sligo County Council.
(16)​COMPUTER ROOM:
Thanks to additional funding from The Department of Education, we have been able to totally refurbish our Computer Room with brand new top of the range computers. All children will get an opportunity to avail of this marvellous facility throughout the year.
(17)​PUPIL INSURANCE:
We have received a notification from Allianz Pupil Personal Accident Insurance that the company will not pay any benefits in respect of Accidental Bodily Injury arising from taking part in (a) quadbike riding or racing, (b) motorbike riding, (c) snow boarding, (d) boxing, mixed martial arts and/or any martial art involving combat with an opponent unless it is in connection with School Activities.
(18)​SUMMER WORKS:
The school has been very lucky to have been selected as just one of five schools nationwide for a major refurbishment. A new gas heating system, radiators, insulation, lights and doors have been installed. Corridor 6 has been given a facelift!!!. We look forward to enjoying our new update.

(19)​WEDDINGS:
Congratulations to Sandra Kelly (nee McNulty) and Keith Kelly also to Niamh Middleton (nee McGettrick) and Alan Middleton who got married recently. We wish them every happiness in the future.
(20) ​WELCOME:
Welcome to Lorraine Carty, Arlene Thompson and Carole Doyle who have joined the teaching staff.

We wish everybody in Our Lady of Mercy Primary School community all the best for the academic year 2017 / 2018

Let’s go forward and work together now as we begin another school year and make it the best year ever.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

MID TERM BREAK

SCHOOL CLOSED FROM MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2017 TO FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2017 (INCLUSIVE.) REOPENS ON MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2017 AT 8.50AM.
PARENT / TEACHER MEETINGS.

WEDNESDAY 22ND & THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2017.
(Parents will be notified of exact time & date of meeting at a later date).
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
SCHOOL WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 22ND 2017 @ 12.00 Noon
SCHOOL WILLCLOSE FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2017 AND RE-OPENS ON MONDAY 8TH JANUARY 2018 AT THE NORMAL TIME OF 8.50AM.

ATTACHED: RECORDS UPDATE (GREEN PAGE), PUPIL PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE FORM (BLUE PAGE). PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORMS TO CLASS TEACHER BY FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017.

School Attendance Awards 2017

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Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received an award for their excellent attendance this year. Well done to all!

2nd Class School Tour

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2nd Class went to Lough Key Forest Park on their school tour. We went on a boat trip, walking tour,had a picnic and finally we went to the playground. Everyone had a fantastic day.


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