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Measles
(387) Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There have been some confirmed cases of measles in the North Dublin area. There have been 8 confirmed cases in children aged between 11 months and 2 years of age. 

 

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Visit of Papal Nuncio to Saint Luke's NS
(386) Tuesday, November 21, 2017

We welcomed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and we wish him well in his new responsibilities.

 

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Please see link below to pictures of the visit of Pope Francis' representative in Ireland.

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsma1QvJ6


 
The Tyrrelstown Cup 2017
(385) Monday, November 20, 2017

The Tyrrelstown Cup – 2017

The first ever Tyrrelstown Cup for senior boys Gaelic football will commence on Thursday the 30th of November. The competition will be made up of teams from the following schools:

 

-St Lukes National School

-Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS

-Saint Ciarans NS

-ScoilOilibhéir

 

Competition aims: To promote Gaelic games within the Dublin 15 area in a positive environment and to ensure as many children as possible are given the opportunity to take part.

 

Competition layout and rules are as follows:

Every team will play each other once with the top two teams going into the cup final and the teams who finish third and fourth going into the shield final. Medals will be given to the runners up teams from the cup and shield final. All games will be held at the same time and venue. Teams will consist of 15 players on the field at one time but there will be no limit to the amount of subs a team can make with the idea to give as many children game time. (Teams can organise between themselves if they want to play with fewer players) Games will consist of two halves of twenty minute periods. Referees, umpires and linesmen will be provided by St lukes NS. The venue for the games will be Tyrrelstown GAA playing field, situated in front of both St Lukes and Tyrresltown Educate together.

 

 

 

Fixture list:

 

Thursday 30th November – Throw in time: 3:40pm

ScoilOilibhéir vs Saint Ciaran’s NS

St Lukes NS vs Tyrrelstown Educate Together

 

Thursday 7th December – Throw in time: 3:40pm

ScoilOilibhéir vs St Lukes NS

Tyrrelstown Educate Together vs Saint Ciaran’s

 

Monday 11th December – Throw in time: 3:40pm

Saint Ciaran’s vs St Lukes NS

ScoilOilibhéir vs Tyrrelstown Educate Together

 

Cup and Shield Finals: Thursday 14th of December

1st and 2nd will play in the cup final,

3rd and 4th will play in the shield final.

 

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A special thank you to Mr Gibbons for organising the event.

 

 

 

 

 


 
Parent Teacher Meetings , school early closure
(384) Monday, November 20, 2017

Dear Parents.


School will close at 1:20pm for junior and senior infants and 2:20pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes on Tues. Wed and Thurs this week for our parent teacher meetings. Please collect your child on time. 

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Visit to Saint Luke's NS by Minister for Education
(383) Friday, November 10, 2017

Please see link to visiit to school By The Minister for Education .

 

https://www.flickr.com/gp/131823121@N07/ZkrLcY

 

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Keep Tyrrelstown Tidy
(382) Friday, November 10, 2017

Please see pics of schools and community effort put into keeping our community tidy 

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHskwQLwDH


 
Hand drying/hygiene
(381) Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dear parents,

Saint Luke’s National school is a Green School and this means that we are committed to lowering our energy emissions, recycling our waste and conserving our water usage.  We have found that the paper towels which are in each classroom are adding greatly to our waste and are not environmentally friendly. Following the example of other schools of similar size we are now asking each child bring their own small hand towel/face cloth to school every day in a sealable plastic bag to dry their hands when needed. We will be starting this new practice from Monday the 13th of November.

 

Saint Luke’s National School

 

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Stay Safe for children in Saint Luke's NS
(380) Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dear Parent/guardian,

 

Please see link to the revised programme " Stay Safe " which is being taught in the school.

 

http://www.staysafe.ie/PDFs/Parents/Stay%20Safe-Parents%20Guide.pdf

 

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Christmas Shoebox appeal
(379) Monday, November 6, 2017

Hey Everybody

 

10th November for Shoebox Donations


The two 6th classes are doing some charity work at the moment. We are making shoe boxes for the Shoebox Appeal by Team Hope. 


These shoe boxes will be sent to underprivileged children in eastern Europe and in some of the poorest parts of Africa.  

Donations  will be collected from the school by November 10th. Completed shoeboxes can be given to Mr McKeown. A €4 donation is required with each shoebox to cover the cost of transport and customs for each country. 

If anybody has any empty shoeboxes that they can hand in it would be greatly appreciated as well.

 

Please see link below for further information.

https://www.teamhope.ie/christmas-shoebox-appeal/fill-a-box/

 

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Newsletter
(378) Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Welcome back

A warm welcome to all of our new junior infants and welcome back to all students, parents and staff. The pupils are settling well into the new school year. We have grown this year and we now have over 620 students at St. Luke’s. We also have over 50 staff members including new teachers and SNAs. October 18th was the feast of St. Luke and we celebrated with songs and prayers. The children learned all about St. Luke and we had some beautiful volunteer singers from 5th classes to sing our school anthem “Hurrah for St. Luke’s” which was written as a gift to the school by Father Eugene McCarthy.

 

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards

We are proud to announce that we were chosen as one of the winners of the Dublin Bus Community Spirit awards. We would like to thank all of the parents, staff, children and those in the wider community who have helped us with donations of time, money and food towards our breakfast club. There is a fantastic community spirit here in Tyrrelstown which you will find nowhere else. We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful, warm and welcoming community.

 

Richard Bruton Visit, Minister for Education

We were honoured to welcome the Minister for Education – Richard Bruton to the school on October the 6th. He met with pupils, staff and the BOM. Thank you to the choir, the green schools committee and the 6th class children who showed him a wonderful St. Luke’s welcome. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the day so special. Minister Bruton wrote to us to say that he enjoyed the visit.

 

Mary McCamley Visit, Mayor of Fingal

This Wednesday we will welcome Mary McCamley who is the Mayor of Fingal. We are looking forward to meeting the Mayor. Mary will take a short tour of our school. We will extend a St. Luke’s welcome on the day.

 

Dance Classes

We are delighted to report that some of the 3rd and 4th class children have been having fun doing an after school dance club with Ms. Leppard on Thursday afternoons. They have been learning hip hop and jazz dance routines. They are now working together to create their own performance piece in groups for their last class this Thursday! Many thanks to Ms. Leppard for hosting these dance classes.

 

Healthy Lunches/Allergies

We encourage the children to have a healthy lunch every day. The children may drink water at all times during the day, but please ensure that the bottle has a sports cap on it to avoid spillages. As we have a number of children in the school with nut allergies, we ask parents to avoid providing nuts or chocolate spread for lunches. So that you are aware of what your child is eating in school, we encourage children to put all rubbish and uneaten food back into their lunchboxes. Please ensure that your children have lunchboxes that they are able to open and close without assistance. To encourage independence please ask your children to try to make their own lunch. If you show them what healthy foods they can use it may be a job which they can enjoy.

 

Meeting the class teacher

Thank you to all parents who attended our Parent “Meet and Greets” in September. We will hold our Parent teacher meetings on November 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Parents will be notified in writing by the class teacher. This will be an ideal time to discuss your child’s progress and raise any concerns you may have with your child’s class teacher.

 

Head Lice

In most schools head lice is a recurrent problem. We at St. Luke’s would like to stop the head lice cycle by asking parents to partake in “Bug Busting Fridays” with us. Every Friday night we would ask that you shampoo your child’s hair with a regular shampoo and then condition it. Leave the conditioner in the hair. Then using a special head lice comb we would ask you to check your child’s wet hair for any lice or nit eggs. Rinse the comb to dispose of the lice. Then rinse the hair and check again with the comb to ensure all lice and eggs have been removed from the hair. Please sign your child’s diary to say that you have checked their hair on Friday evening. Together we can combat the head lice problem in our school.

 

St. Luke’s Green Schools initiative

We are working towards our third green flag in Water Conservation at St. Luke’s. We are trying really hard, with the help of the children, to reduce our overall water usage. We educate the children on saving water throughout the school day. We ask parents to discuss water conservation at home too. Together we hope we can earn our third green flag at the end of the 2017/2018 school year. This would mark a tremendous success overall for the school as we have managed to maintain our first and second green flags at St. Luke’s for our management of waste and recycling and for our energy conservation. Thank you to Ms. Hardiman and the Green Schools Committee who have worked so hard towards our Green Flag initiative with the help of the pupils.

 

Parents Association (P.A.)

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Parents AGM in September. Sharon Geraghty will be the Chairperson, Louise Scorer will be the Treasurer and Joanne Byrne will be secretary of the P.A. this year. We would also like to thank all of the parents who came to help with book covering in the school last month. We really appreciate your great work. Please support the parents association by giving your time if you can spare some! We would really appreciate your help. Contact details can be obtained in the school office.

 

Halloween Disco Friday 27th October

The Parents Association will run a Halloween disco in the school hall this Friday during the school day. All children are invited to the disco along with their class groups. Children may dress up in fancy dress and all children will be given a treat on the day. We would like to thank the Parents Association who give up their time to help with this event which the children love.

 

Attendance

We encourage good attendance at all times and we request that, if your child is absent from school, you send a note to the class teacher. If any child is absent for 20 days or more during the school year, we are obliged to report the details to the National Education Welfare Board.

 

Late Arrival

We are currently monitoring children who are arriving late for school on a regular basis. Students who arrive late will receive a late stamp in their journal and their late time will be recorded on our electronic records system. Please ensure your child gets to school on time every day.

 

Signing Out

If you need to collect your child before dismissal time we ask you to come to the office and sign them out. This ensures we have a record of children leaving school early.

 

Lost Property

The weather is getting colder and we would ask that every child has a warm jacket, scarf and hat. In order to reduce the amount of items that get lost we ask that you clearly label your child’s jumper, coat, hat, scarf, gloves and any other items they may have with them.

 

Cycle to School

If your child is cycling to school please ensure that they bring their own strong lock so that they can lock the bicycle to the bicycle rail. Unlocked bicycles have been stolen recently and we want to prevent theft occurring again.

 

Car Park

We would like to thank all parents who have cooperated with the new car park arrangements this year. The car park has become a much safer place. The car park is locked daily from 8:30am until 9:15am and 13:10pm until 14:45pm. Please accept direction from caretaking staff in the car park as safety is always our main priority. Please do not park on footpaths or block other cars. Please follow the rules of the road both, on the approach to, and within, the school grounds.

 

Emergency Contact Details

If you have changed your telephone number or moved house please remember to let us know as it is vital that we have emergency contact details for all children. Also, if you are not receiving text messages, please contact Kate, our secretary, to rectify this.

Dates for your diary

Friday 27th October – Halloween Disco in the school hall. Children may wear fancy dress (No wands or weapons).

Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November – Midterm break

Tues, Wed, Thur, 21st, 22nd, 23rd November – Parent Teacher Meetings

Wednesday 13th December – Christmas Concerts

Friday 22nd December 12pm – Closing for Chistmas Holidays. Junior & Senior infant classes will go home at 11:50am

Kind regards Vivienne Bourke Principal


 
Hallow'een
(377) Friday, October 20, 2017

The children may dress up for Hallow'een next Friday 27/10/201! Please, please, please NO imitation weapons and NO NUTS in the school as we have children who are very very allergic to nuts.

 

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Saint Luke's Credit Union
(376) Friday, October 20, 2017

The Credit Union will be in St Luke's on Tuesday 24/10/17 to collect forms and documents from  children wanting to join St. Luke's Saving Club.

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Media safety for our children
(375) Friday, October 20, 2017

Dear  Parents, 

 

Please see the link below to good advice on assisting our children through uncharted waters of social media safety and internet awareness .

 

https://www.webwise.ie/download/12152/ 

 

 

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School reopens
(374) Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The school will reopen Wednesday 18th of October 2017 at 0900. 


 
Further school closure Tuesday October 17th, 2017
(373) Monday, October 16, 2017

Schools to remain closed Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.

This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation.  While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.

It is also the case that school authorities will in very many cases not have had an opportunity to check their buildings and confirm they are safe, have power and water, and that routes to the school are safely open.

It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned.

 

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School Closed Monday 16/10/2017
(372) Sunday, October 15, 2017

Further statement from the Department of Education and Skills – All Schools and Colleges Closed Tomorrow, Monday 16 October

In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.

This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.

All schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow.

 

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St.Luke's Savings Club:
(371) Wednesday, October 11, 2017

St.Luke’s Savings Club:

St Luke’s N.S, along with the Community Credit Union, has a Savings Club in our school. Children from 1st to 6th class can become a member of our Savings Club.

If you would like to join the savings club, your parents must complete the attached Application form, and bring it, along with the following documents:

  • Childs Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Childs PPS Number
  • Parents Driving Licence or passport
  • Utility Bill e.g. Gas, electric or Bank Statement

to the school on Tuesday 17/10/16 from 8.30 – 9.30am or 1 – 3pm. Margaret and Thomas from Community Credit Union, will be here to collect your forms and answer any question you may have.  

To get your savings started the Credit Union will lodge €5 into every new member’s account. Margaret and Thomas come to the school every Wednesday to collect your savings.


 
Up The Dubs !
(370) Thursday, September 14, 2017

Friday 15/9/2017 is "BLUE DAY" in the school. The children can wear blue Dubs shirts or anything blue to support Dublin in the All Ireland Final on Sunday. Up The Dubs !

 

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Welcome Back
(369) Friday, August 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to all parents & children on Monday 28/8/2017. The school CARPARK GATES will close from 8-30 to 9-15 and 1 pm to 2-45 , on a trial basis, each day for health and safety reasons. The pedestrian gates will be open at all times.

 

 

Please tell your child to line up in the school yard in the same line as last year for the first morning. Children only in the school yard in the morning as usual. Senior Infants will line up in the school hall.

 

We trust all staff , parents & children will have a safe and wonderful new school year.


 
Summer Holidays !
(368) Thursday, June 29, 2017

The school will close tomorrow 30/6/2016 for the annual Summer Holidays at 1150 for Junior & Senior Infants and at 1200 for the rest of the school.

 

The school will reopen at 0900 on Monday August 28th 2017 

 

Have a peaceful and restful holiday ! 

 

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