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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.

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NEWS AND INFORMATION : MONDAY 26th JUNE 2017

Principal’s Message.
As the school year draws to a close, I would like to thank you for the huge support you have given to the staff and I all year. There have been many highlights this year including Sports Day, Football, Plays, Concerts, Church Ceremonies, Competitions, Gardening and achieving our 8th Green Flag. I would like to wish our 6th class pupils every success as they embark on their secondary education. They have been a wonderful group and I am certain they will be great ambassadors for our school.
I hope you have a lovely summer and enjoy the holidays. See you all in September.
_________________
Marguerite Stenson
Principal
IN MEMORY OF PAULA:
The Board of Management, Staff & Children of the school are delighted to be associated with the beautiful bench erected in front of the The Cranmore Resource House in memory of our friend Paula Gorman. Mrs. Stenson attended the unveiling of the bench recently. We hope it will serve as a touching memory of Paula in our community.
END OF YEAR REPORTS:
These were posted to your homes recently along with Book Lists, Holiday List, Uniform Letter and Book Rental Form for the year 2017/2018. Book Lists are available on school blog (www.mercypssligo.scoilnet.ie). We would appreciate if parents would not post their child’s report on Facebook as they are private and confidential.
FACEBOOK:
The Board of Management request that parents would not post comments re school staff on Facebook.
GRADUATION MASS (2016-2017):
This takes place Tuesday 27th June @ 12.00 noon in the Halla. We look forward to this wonderful ceremony which marks a significant milestone in your child’s education.
MUSIC GENERATION CONCERT & TIN WHISTLE CONCERT:
Music Generation Concert:
Well done to our 6th Class pupils who participated in the Annual Music Generation Sligo Concert at the beginning of the month, hosted here in Mercy Primary. They have been learning the violin since September with their tutor Giulia and were able to play “One in a Million” together with children from three other schools who had been learning the recorder, the keyboard and the guitar. Thank you to Music Generation Sligo and Cranmore Regeneration for this fabulous opportunity for the children.
Tin Whistle Concert:
This took place on Friday last 23rd June in the Halla, under the direction of Seamus McCormack. Parents of 2nd, 3rd and 4th class children enjoyed the treat.
ATTENDANCE AWARDS:
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who will receive medals and certificates for excellent attendance throughout the year.
BOOKS & UNIFORMS:
As the end of year approaches, I would be most grateful for donations of school books and uniforms. School books in mint condition will help to extend our book rental scheme. Uniforms in good condition are most welcome and required here on a daily basis. Please leave unwanted books and uniforms into HSCL Room or Reception.
POLYTUNNEL NEWS:
A big thank you to Neil and Azad who work in Homebase for kindly donating compost and seeds for our garden project as featured in last week’s Sligo Champion.
COMPUTER ROOM:
Sixteen new desktop computers were purchased for the Computer Room. We will all look forward to using them in September. Useful website for parents regarding internet safety – webwise.ie
Websites for summer computer activities: There are links for English, Maths, Science, Geography and History on the home page of the school blog. (www.mercypssligo.scoilnet.ie). Children could try out these websites on rainy days over the summer.
P.T.O
CENTENARY OF FATIMA (1917-2017):
On May 13th 1917 Our Lady appeared to three children at Fatima in Portugal. Corridor 6 in our school was formerly a boys’ school and was called Scoil Fatima. The statue of Fatima situated at the front of the school is a treasured reminder to us of that apparition. On Friday May 12th this year, the day before the 100 year anniversary, our pupils gathered at the statue for a moving remembrance ceremony.
HEAT & LIGHT CONTRIBUTION:
On behalf of The Board of Management, we would like to express our thanks to all of you who have supported our appeal for funding for the provision of heat and light. We also ask those who have not yet contributed to do so please. We in Our Lady of Mercy always aim to have pleasant, warm and comfortable conditions for your children.
SPORT:
A huge amount of sport has happened this term.
Gaelic: Well done to the boys and girls Gaelic teams who played so well in their Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic matches. They showed great team spirit and did us very proud.
3rd & 4th Classes took part in a Hurling & Football Blitz in Scarden. This was a very well organised and enjoyable event run by coaches from the I.T.
Sports Day: It was a great fun filled day and the children had a fantastic time. Well done to all the boys and girls who were so well behaved and a huge thank you to all who helped organise this great fun day.
A special congratulations to the students in Learning Plaza 1 & 2 who participated at a very successful Sports Day in the Sports Complex. Well done.
GREEN-SCHOOL FLAG:
For the past two years, our school has been working on the theme of Energy in our Green-Schools Programme. On the 11th May, we were awarded our 8th Green Flag for our work on the programme. Two members of the Green-School committee, Layla Nibbs and Thomas Bell collected the flag with Mrs. Stenson and Ms. Donohoe. Well done everyone!
SUMMER UPGRADES!
During the holidays building contractors will replace the current boilers, insulate heating pipes, upgrade lighting system as well as other energy efficiency upgrades. This is part of the School Energy Efficiency Upgrade Pilot Programme which we were selected to be part of. This upgrade is 100% funded by Department of Education & Skills & S.E.A.I.
MEASLES INFECTION IN EUROPE:
There is currently a Measles outbreak in Europe and the World Health Organisation recommended that anybody who is not vaccinated / protected should contact their doctor and receive an MMR vaccine before travelling to any of the European countries that are affected by the current Measles outbreak. The latest information on the current outbreak is available at http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/measles/epidemiological_data/Pages/measles_surveillance_reports.aspX
H.S.C.L.: Ms. Lewis H.S.C.L. Teacher – 085 1583953
A big thank you to all the parents for their participation and support this year. We have been very busy with classes and activities such as Kidstalk, Maths for Fun, English Language and Yoga.
There will be a coffee morning in the Parents’ Room on Friday September 1st. We will be welcoming our New Junior Infant Parents and all other parents. Wishing you all a very happy Summer.
CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to Sandra McNulty & Niamh McGettrick on their summer weddings.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
We wish to acknowledge the donation made from the Harte Family to the Learning Plaza. This was in memory of Sonny and Seán who died tragically recently. Klara Harte (in 3rd Class) and her great uncle Basil, presented it on behalf of the Harte family. The money will be used in The Plaza to enhance the educational experience of the children. May Sonny & Seán rest in peace.
CONDOLENCES:
We express our sincere condolences to the family of Margaret Murray (R.I.P.) former teacher in the Mercy Primary for over 40 years and to Lisa Noone on the death of her mother Sheila.

DATES TO REMEMBER.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS
SCHOOL CLOSES
FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017 @ 12.00 noon
SCHOOL REOPENS
8.50 AM
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2017.

April 2017

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NEWS AND INFORMATION : THURSDAY 6TH APRIL 2017
Message from Principal,

We are at the end of our second term and as you can see it has been a very busy time here in Our Lady of Mercy. Children have been engaged in wonderful activities involving, Feis, Sport and Gardening. I would like to send you all best wishes for an enjoyable Easter break.

Marguerite Stenson.
EASTER HOLIDAYS:
Please note school closes at 12.00 Noon tomorrow Friday for the Easter Holidays. All children can wear their own clothes on this day.
SCHOOL CLOSURE:
The Department of Education & Skills are introducing a new Language Programme to all Primary Schools. Teachers will receive training for this programme on Wednesday 3rd May. The school will be closed on this date.
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:
First Confession for 2nd classes took place in St. Annes Church on 23rd March @ 7.00pm. We ask you to especially remember these children and their families in your prayers at this very significant time in their lives. Thank you to Ms. Flynn & Ms. Rolston and the S.N.As. for preparing the children so well.
CEREMONY OF LIGHT:
The Confirmation candidates participated in the Ceremony of Light Service in St. Anne’s Church last night. 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.
SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE – FEIS:
A successful Seachtain na Gaeilge was held in our school. Thank you to Ms. McGettrick for providing Irish dancing classes and to Mr. Connolly for Gaelic training sessions. Comhghairdeas to all our winners especially our Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine Andrea Lee Andal (Mr. O’Hara’s class) and Róisín Van Aswegen (Ms. Flynn’s class).
AISTEAR:
The Senior Infants have been very busy in their Veterinary Surgery this term. Ms. Murphy’s class will be visiting the Well Pet Hospital to meet Darren the Vet and see him at work.
ENGINEERS WEEK: (There are lots of budding engineers in Our Lady of Mercy!!!).
Many classes took part during Engineers Week in March. Classes attended an Engineering Show in Sligo I.T. Some participated in a live online chat with an engineer based in Dublin and other classes carried out engineering activities in their classrooms. There was some great planning, designing and building which can be seen on the school blog.
FEIS SHLIGIGH & FEIS CEOIL:
The Tin Whistle band from 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes performed in Feis Shligigh last Sunday. They played 2 lovely tunes called Out in the Ocean and The Kerry Polka. They played the tunes beautifully and were delighted to receive 1st place. They all received a medal and a shield that will be displayed in Reception. Thanks to Seamus McCormack for teaching them tin-whistle every Monday. Well done to all.
Congratulations to Bobby Armstrong, Lexie-Leigh Regan, Angelo Jimenez, Grace Tiernan & Grace McMorrow who all received medals at the recent prize giving ceremony of Feis Ceoil Art competition.
CHOIR:
Members of the choir are tuning up for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Communion. We began our rehearsals this week in preparation for our accompaniment at Confirmation and we are looking forward to as many children as possible joining us for Communion also.
Community Games Choir: 20 Children have put their names forward for the Community Games Choir. Rehearsals for this will begin after Easter, after school time. Keep an eye out for notes in the school bag regarding this.
POLYTUNNEL:
It has arrived! We are delighted to welcome a new addition to our school grounds. It is fantastic to see children beavering away and improving their gardening skills in our brand new polytunnel.
P.T.O..

CHESS TOURNAMENT:
Good Luck to the children in 6th class who are taking part in a major Chess Tournament in The Clayton Hotel on Friday.

SPORT:
Table Quiz:

Children from 6th class participated in the annual Cumann na mBunscol table quiz in Collooney on February 28th. Well done to Callum, Cameron, Failenn, Áine, Faye, Trinity, Elijah and Erin.
5- a-Side:
On the 29th March boys and girls from 4th, 5th & 6th Classes took part in a 5-a-Side Soccer Blitz held in the Showgrounds. Both teams played four matches and did very well.
Cumann na mBunscol::
Dylan Streete and Failenn McLoughlin represented our school in the Cumann na mBunscol placekicking competition recently. They were both placed 4th in the county and displayed huge skill and accuracy with their scoring.

After Easter we are lucky to have Darragh Healy from Sligo Rovers FC to come in to work with 5th & 6th classes to deliver fun football sessions and interactive classroom based sessions on nutrition, racism, SRFC and local football teams. We are really looking forward to the 7 week programme.

HSCL (Home School Community Liaison): Contact Person: Sarah Jane Lewis 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.
Craft Club: Mondays @ 9am
Coffee Morning: Tuesdays @ 9am
Yoga: Tuesdays @ 9:30am
Gardening in the Polytunnel: Tuesdays @ 11am

Kidstalk took place in Senior Infants & 1st Class, thank you to all the parents who volunteered to take part, the children really enjoyed having you with them in class!

Thank you to the two dads, Paul & Zenebe, who volunteered to move a big load of topsoil into our new polytunnel, your help was much appreciated.

Old Uniforms: Please bring in any unwanted school and PE jumpers to the HSCL Room, we are especially in need of bigger sizes.

NEW ROAD DEVELOPMENT (in front of school):
I would like to draw your attention to a new road that is proposed directly across the road from The Pearse Road entrance to the school. This road will bring increased traffic and disruption to an already busy junction. The Board of Management has concerns around the impact of this new development on your children’s safety. Please bring your concerns to your local T.Ds. and Councillors.

EASTER REFLECTION:
Our Easter Reflection was held yesterday in St. Anne’s Church. It was a wonderful celebration of “giving” in line with the Polish Tradition “Swieconka” of donating food to the needy at Easter.

EASTER FOOD COLLECTIONS:
As part of our Lenten preparations we have 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:
Congratulations to Ms. Yolande Flynn on her recent engagement. Wishing her and Tony well in the future.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

EASTER HOLIDAYS
SCHOOL CLOSING @12.00 NOON
TOMORROW FRIDAY 7th APRIL – REOPENING MONDAY 24TH APRIL 2017 AT USUAL TIME 8.50AM
SCHOOL CLOSURE
SCHOOL CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY 2017 FOR STAFF TRAINING IN NEW LANGUAGE PROGRAMME.
CONFIRMATION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2017 @ 11.00am.
FIRST COMMUNION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
SATURDAY, 27TH MAY 2017 @ 11.30am.

February 2017

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OUR LADY OF MERCY PRIMARY SCHOOL, PEARSE ROAD, SLIGO

Scealta
NEWS AND INFORMATION : WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15TH 2017
Message from Principal,

Mercy Primary is buzzing at the moment with all the activities that are taking place. It was wonderful to welcome the Grandparents of the children in second class to celebrate Grandparents’ Day. Pollytunnels, Chess, Book Fairs, Quizes etc. are keeping us very busy this term. I hope the children enjoy a much deserved mid-term break and that you enjoy reading all our news.

Marguerite Stenson, Principal.
ENROLMENT:
Enrolment took place in early February. We thank you for spreading the word about the great education your children receive here, as was evident with the numbers who presented to enrol.
SICK CHILDREN:
Please do NOT send your child to school if they are sick. This is in fairness to your own child but also to the other children sharing their classroom. A lot of office time is being used contacting parents to collect their ill child.
CONTACT DETAILS:
It is of high importance to contact the school office if you have changed mobile phone number. The school MUST have an up to date contact number at all times.
STAY SAFE / R.S.E.:
A new Stay Safe Programme has recently been launched and we will be running it in school shortly. Stay Safe is a very important component of SPHE and is a mandatory programme in school. Many thanks to the parents who attended the Parent RSE workshop. Our new RSE policy is now available. Please note that parents can withdraw pupils from sensitive parts of SPHE by informing the class teacher each year.
LOLLIPOP PERSON:
A big thank you to all the parents who contacted politicians regarding the absence of a “Lollipop Person” on Pearse Road. The council have assured us that this position will be filled shortly.
PUNCTUALITY:
We are concerned that there are some children regularly coming to school late. Please ensure your child is in school on time.
HEALTHY EATING:
Sligo Leader is facilitating a Healthy Eating Workshop for children and parents of 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes this Thursday & Friday. Parents are welcome to come along to your child’s workshop. The focus will be on healthy snacks and easy to make healthy meals
FRIENDSHIP SQUAD:
Friendship Squad is up and running in Junior and Senior Infant yards. All the boys and girls get a chance to play with lovely equipment. Many thanks to the 4th class pupils for doing such a great job – you are a wonderful example to the smaller children.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY:
Well done to our Second Classes who hosted our Grandparents’ Celebration Ceremony on 3rd February. The event was filled with warm wishes and song singing, all led entirely by the children. It is, of course, made doubly special by the presence of grandparents and family on the day enjoying a nice cup of tea afterwards.
GREEN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME:
This week is Energy Awareness Week in the Mercy Primary! Energy is the theme of work towards our next Green-Schools Flag. Last week Martina Butler took each class for a workshop on Global Warming. This week we are reminding everyone of what we can do to save energy at home and at school. The week concludes with a Low Energy Day on Friday..
POLYTUNNEL:
We are delighted to announce that a new polytunnel has arrived on the Mercy grounds! This would not be possible without the support from Kevin Egan’s car wash fundraiser (2015) for the Plaza, The Parents’ Partnership Board of Management and Sligo County Council. We appreciate the ongoing support.
BETTER BOX:
This is the pupils’ equivalent of the Lotto! “If you’re not in you can’t win”. The idea is to get your name in the box as many times as you can, Mrs. Stenson draws out names and awards treats to children who are lucky enough to win. So how do you get your name in the box? Well anything from displaying good manners, being kind and helpful, being a good friend, working hard, trying your best, keeping the rules, improving in an area like homework etc. Good luck to all!!
BOOK FAIR:
Our annual Book Fair was held last week and was a huge success raising €3,450. Your generous support of the Book Fair means that we earned commission worth €2,000, which enables the school to acquire books to that value to add to our ever expanding school library. We thank Miss M. Fahy for her efforts last week in organising and running the event, and we thank you the parent body for supporting the Fair. In doing so you are supporting your child’s education.
P.T.O.
CHESS:
Sixth Class have been playing chess with their classmates over the past few weeks. Chess has many benefits for the children who play it, including improving their problem-solving skills. The children visited the Sligo School Project last week to play against children from other schools.
SPORT:
G.A.A.:
GAA Amigo Skills:
Congratulations to the 6th class boys and girls selected to represent our school at the Amigo G.A.A. Skills event in Summerhill College recently. The boys came 2nd and the girls narrowly missed 3rd place.
Table Quiz:
The Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz will take place again this year in the Teeling Centre on the 28th February. Good luck to our 2 teams.
HSCL (HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIAISON), CONTACT PERSON: SARAH JANE LEWIS 085 1583953
Parents; please feel free to come along and join in any of the following activities / courses. All courses are free of charge unless otherwise stated.
• Mondays: Craft Club @ 9.00am.
• Tuesday: Coffee Morning @ 9.00am. Yoga @ 9.30am.
• Wednesday: English Language lesson @ 9.30am.
• Thursday: Story sacks, creating activities for favourite stories.
• Friday: Drop in @ 9.00am.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT:
The Board of Management has ratified the following policies:
• Assessment Policy and R.S.E. Policy.
Thank you to the parents who had an input in these policies. The policies are available to view at Reception.
CONGRATULATIONS:
• Congratulations to S.N.A. Michelle Gannon on the birth of her baby girl Eve.
• Best wishes to Peggy Hession, Secretary, who recently retired. Wishing Peggy a wonderful retirement.
• Congratulations to Mr. Connolly who played in Sligo’s victory over Tipperary at the weekend in the National Football League. Sligo has made a promising start this year after opening day draw versus Armagh. Good luck to Mr. Connolly for the rest of the season.
WELCOME:
We welcome S.N.A. Michael Harte to the staff.

Please see our new Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Lady of Mercy Primary School is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Bishop of Elphin.
We are rooted in the ethos and tradition of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy.
We foster an atmosphere where difference is respected and we welcome children of all religions and none.

We are a community for learning where students, parents and staff work together to nurture the academic and life skills which will enable our students to achieve their maximum potential.
This takes place in a happy school environment.

We realise this by providing a challenging and diversified curriculum in a stimulating, inclusive and caring setting.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

MID-TERM BREAK
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY 20TH TO FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2017(inclusive). RE-OPENS AS NORMAL MONDAY MORNING 27th FEBRUARY 2017.
FIRST PENANCE
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
23rd MARCH 2017 @ 7.00PM.
EASTER HOLIDAYS
SCHOOL CLOSES AT 12.00 NOON ON 7th APRIL 2017
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY 10TH TO FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 2017 (inclusive)
RE-OPENS AS NORMAL MONDAY MORNING 24TH APRIL 2017.
CONFIRMATION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2017 @ 11.00am.
FIRST COMMUNION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017 @ 11.30am.


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