Dear Parents and Students,

We hope you are all staying safe and that you enjoyed the wonderful weather over the Easter Holidays. As we enter our final term at school, the teachers have been working hard to prepare lessons and activities in an effort to the deliver the curriculum in new and creative ways. Each teacher will upload work on a weekly/ fortnightly basis. We ask parents to carefully read through these plans and ensure the workload is evenly distributed to allow for a reasonable amount of school work daily.  If there are any problems or difficulties relating to the work provided, all teachers are contactable via email.

Ms Whelan-        mswhelan2020@gmail.com

Mrs Campbell-   campbellinfants@gmail.com

Mrs Mc Guirk-   mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com

Mrs Lennon        Mrslennon2020@gmail.com

Teachers have discussed the possibility of adopting zoom as a teaching methodology in the coming weeks. This online platform is a lovely way for the students to interact both with their teacher and classmates. We are conscious of the fact that not all students will have access to technology / internet, therefore participation is optional.  Individual teachers will inform parents, using the website, if they intend to proceed with these zoom lessons.

As a health promoting school, we have decided to introduce an initiative called Wellness Wednesday. We are very conscious of the impact that Covid 19 is having on our students and school community, so we need to make sure we are having fun and looking after our mental health.  Therefore, we have decided that until we return to school, Wednesdays are for fun, NO SCHOOL WORK. Instead pick one or two family activities from the list provided and get creative instead. If you want to share pictures of what your family get up to on wellness Wednesday please send photos to our Parents Association WhatsApp 087 3345181.

Other important information

In the coming weeks, booklists for the school year 2020/2021 will be available for parents on the website.

We would ask parents to take a look at the Book Rental Scheme Policy, available on the website. Debby will email all parents a policy agreement form in the coming weeks, and if they wish to join the book rental scheme, they can sign the agreement and return by email to debbysoffice2020@gmail.com

We have decided to cancel our school tour for this year. Parents who have already paid will be reimbursed in the coming weeks.

We have no update regarding Confirmation and First Communion. If we receive any information we will let parents know immediately.

We miss you all, stay safe and stay in touch,

From the staff of St. Michael’s NS.