Principal’s Newsletter October 2020

Dear parents,

As September has drawn to a close I would like to thank everyone for your wonderful cooperation and support over the past month. Students and staff have settled well into their daily routines and there is a lovely happy buzz about the school! Thank you for participating in the class Zoom calls and for engaging with Seesaw our blended learning platform during the past weeks.

Thank you

I would particularly like to compliment students and parents on your support of our school Active Safe Travel Plan and Safety Charter. It is lovely to see so many children walking, scooting and cycling happily to school each day. There is a new found confidence evident among students as they walk independently or with siblings and neighbours to their classrooms and to meeting points each morning and afternoon. As teachers this is a joy for us to watch! We will continue with the 2.20pm pick-up time for 1st class children for the month of October. 

Parking

Should you need to park and stride in the vicinity of the school please remember that parking or ‘kerb mounting’ on Avoca Ave close to the lollipop lady is not allowed under any circumstances. The traffic warden will be monitoring this area closely from next week and ticketing illegal parking. 

Wearing masks on school grounds

Thank you for wearing masks while on the school grounds and I encourage you to wear them also going forward when in the vicinity of the school or at a busy pick up point. While I feel we are doing well overall there is no room for complacency so  I would like to remind parents and minders of students in junior infants, senior infants and first class of your responsibility to keep a 2 metre social distance at all times on the school grounds. 

Finally I want to say a very special thank you to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for their continuing patrol of traffic on Convent Road and to our Parent’s Association Chairperson Helen Galvin for her regular communication with me on behalf of the committee, class reps and parents to ensure school community communication is clear and accurate always. 

I wish everyone an enjoyable weekend and look forward to an equally successful October in Carysfort N.S. 

Le gach dea-mhéin,

Norma Linehan
Principal

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