Miss Murphy’s Class had Lunch in the Sun.

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Ms Murphy’s Class enjoyed Messy Art

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Junior Infants Love Maths!

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Ms Toweys Junior Infants love to play maths games ! The whole class have learned loads of little maths games which they can play independently!! And they are so good at them!! Look at how engaged they all are! Learning is so much fun!! Especially when we are playing!!

Scéalta- May 2018

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NEWS AND INFORMATION : FRIDAY 11H MAY 2018
Message from Principal,

We are almost mid-way through our final term here in Our Lady of Mercy. Children have been engaging in wonderful activities involving, Feis, Sport and Gardening. It is a busy time of year and we encourage all children to get the most out of the last few weeks in their class.

Marguerite Stenson

SCHOOL OFFICE:
The school office is closed every day from 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Please do not call to or telephone the office at this time. Thank you for your co-operation.
CYBERBULLYING WORKSHOP:
We are organising a cyberbullying workshop for parents and a separate workshop for pupils on Wednesday 13th June. These workshops are delivered by Barnardos and deliver up to date information on how to keep safe online, prevent cyberbullying and develop pro-active responses that we can all take to tackle this issue. Please pencil in this date – we will remind you closer to the time.
ENROLMENT:
In line with recent years we have had another huge enrolment for Junior Infants which is indicative of the high esteem the school is held in. We hope the new pupils and their parents enjoyed their visit to the school and look forward to meeting them again in the coming months.
PARKING – ROAD SAFETY:
The bay area in front of the school is not a parking or “set-down” area. It is reserved solely for the use of the taxis and buses for the children in The Autism classes. Please respect our children’s safety by observing this rule.
FIRST CONFESSION:
Well done to all the boys and girls in 2nd class who made their First Penance on the 13th March. They told the story of Zacchaeus so beautifully and were so respectful in the church.
CEREMONY OF LIGHT:
The Confirmation candidates participated in the Ceremony of Light Service in St. Anne’s Church. They were joined by their parents, family members and sponsors. Well done to all who took part and a special word of thanks to Fr. Steve for the beautiful service.
CONFIRMATION:
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday. We were delighted to welcome Bishop Doran to our parish. The children and their families enjoyed a party in the school afterwards. Thank you to Mrs. Bourke and The Parents’ Partnership for organising it and all the parents who sent in the goodies! We are looking forward to The Communion on the 19th May.
AISTEAR: JUNIOR &SENIOR INFANTS:
Our Aistear theme is “The Vets”. We are very busy bringing all our sick and injured pets into the surgery! We also had to give some animals injections and medicine. During our Aistear hour each day, we play in lots of different areas – The Pet Shop, Puzzle area, Construction, Small World, Junk Art to name but a few. All of these areas are connected to “The Vet” theme in one way or another. We hope that a real life Vet will visit us in school over the next few weeks.
HAWKS WELL:
On the 23rd April, all the Junior Infants walked to the Hawks Well Theatre and we watched the play “Star Chasers”. It was really good and we had lots of fun.
MESSY ART WEEK – -WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
This year the focus will be on Fabric & Fibre and we need your help to make it as successful as previous years. We are looking for balls of wool, ribbon, string, twine, beads, buttons and odd socks! There will be a donation point in the Parents Room and in the front Reception. Thank you in advance.
FEIS SHLIGIGH & FEIS CEOIL:
Congratulations to all the children in our school Tin Whistle Band who won both Feiseanna this Easter. We also had many prize winners in Art, Poetry and Comhrá. Comghairdeas daoibh go léir.
SPORT:
Gaelic:
Markievicz Park:
Well done to the 40 boys and girls who took part in “The Galvin and Fr. Murray Cups” played recently in Markievicz Park.
P.T.O

Jersey Day:
Our school held our Jersey Day on Friday. All the children were allowed to wear their favourite jersey and pay €1 which goes to Cumman na mBunscoil, in order to help fund coaches etc. provided by them.

Blitz:
Lucky 3rd & 4th class children will participate in a Gaelic Blitz day in the middle of May. This will be held in Scarden. It is always a great day as it is fun based and caters for all levels, encouraging all to try out some skills or perfecting those they already have.
T.Y. Students:
Our two 5th classes will be going over to the Mercy College for a training session organised by the Mercy College students and Ross O’Donovan.
Lunch time League:
Over 40 boys and 40 girls have signed up to take part in our Gaelic lunch time league. There is a huge interest this year which is fantastic. The teams will play a match every Thursday over at the Mercy College. It is a great experience for the children and a great opportunity to play some matches in a fun environment. Good luck to all of our teams.
Sligo / Leitrim Boys U12 Winners:
Congratulations to Barry McNamara, Jude Guia, Calum Mulligan, Lukasz Kromer, Luke Lyttle and David Packowski who won the U12 Soccer Cup on Saturday with St. John’s Soccer Club.

ACTIVE SCHOOL WEEK:
A very successful active school week was held recently. Children enjoyed fun activities. The highlight of the week was our early morning dance sessions in the yard led by 5th class. We encourage children to keep active and get fit.
HSCL (Home School Community Liaison): Contact Person: Andrea Bourke 085 1583953.
If you are interested in any of the following activities for parents, they are free of charge and you can drop in anytime to attend.
Stitch & Smile: Sewing Skills for parents on Tuesdays at 9.00am in the Parents Room. All welcome.
Yoga: Thursdays @ 9:30am Classes for Parents are on-going on Thursday mornings at 9.30am. All welcome.

It is the season for the Communion party. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with teas and coffees. Many people have enjoyed these parties and it may be your turn in years to come so if you could volunteer your time on Saturday 19th May at 1.00pm. We would really appreciate it.
If you would like to contact Mrs. Bourke you can call her on 085 1583953.
If you have any uniforms you wish to donate to school, please leave them into Mrs. Bourke in the HSCL Room.
AFTERSCHOOL ABBEYQUARTER:
Limited places available for September 2018 in the Abbeyquarter Afterschool Project, Cranmore, Sligo. If interested please phone Rose or Kari between 1.30pm – 5.00pm Monday to Friday on 087 2188646.
THANK YOU:
Thanks to Shane Mullane for clearing the area in front of the school and making it ready for “The Tidy School” award inspection. It is very much appreciated.
EASTER FOOD COLLECTIONS:
As part of our Lenten preparations we collected food that has been donated to a local homeless charity during our Easter Service. Many thanks to all of you who sent in donations.
CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulation to Tina Fahey on the birth of her beautiful baby girl Mila.
CONDOLENCES:
We extend our sincere sympathy to Gwen and the family of Don Chrystal (former Caretaker) on his recent death. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.
HOLIDAYS:
The school closes for the Summer holidays on 29th June. We discourage parents from taking their children out of school on holidays prior to this date.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

FIRST COMMUNION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
SATURDAY, 19TH MAY 2018 @ 11.30am.
REFERENDUM DAY
SCHOOL CLOSED
FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018.
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY JUNE BANK HOLIDAY
MONDAY 4TH JUNE 2018. OPENS AS NORMAL ON TUESDAY MORNING 5TH JUNE 2018
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
School closes @ 12.00 Noon
SCHOOL CLOSES
FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 2018. REOPENS ON FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 2018 AT NORMAL TIME.

Markievicz Park!

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Well done to our two Gaelic teams who competed so well on Friday in Markievicz  Park.  Our girls’ team competed for the Galvin Cup and our boys competed for the Fr Murray Cup.  The children played two 15 a side matches against 2 local schools – Carraroe and St. John’s. It was a great day which was extremely well organised by coaches from St John’s Gaelic Club. It was a fantastic experience for the children. Not everybody gets to play in Markievicz Park!

Fantastic Feis Success In 2018

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Well done to all the boys and girls who won prizes in both Feis Ceoil and Feis Shligigh this year. Prizes were won in art, poetry recitation, comhrá Gaeilge and of course our double Feis champions Our Lady of Mercy Tinwhistle Band! More children than ever entered this year and we look forward to 2019 when hopefully we can repeat such wonderful success.😊

Planting in Rang a Dó

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We planted tomato seeds and tomato plants with Sophie in the school polytunnel yesterday. We have to water them every third day so they will grow in to tomatoes for us to eat!

3D Shapes in Rang a Dó

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Ms. Donohoe’s class printed the faces of some 3D shapes today. We noticed that they are the same shape as some 2D shapes like circles or squares. We also traced around some 3D shapes to see that we had made the shape of 2D shapes with our pencils!

Happy Easter from Rang a Dó!

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What an exciting morning in Senior Infants.

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Seachatin Na Gaeilge 2018

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Storytelling 📚

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In celebration of World book Day that fell on March 1st , 6th class got the opportunity today to go to Liber Bookshop to listen to Storyteller Wayne. His stories and actions were fantastic and it was a very enjoyable experience for all. 📖 📚


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