Newsletter for Parents September 2016

I welcome all pupils, parents, and staff to school for the academic year 2016/2017. I extend an especially warm welcome to our two Junior Infant pupils, Ciarán Duddy and Allison Ryan. We look forward to a very busy year with many exciting learning opportunities for our pupils. You can keep abreast of all the school activities on our website www.cullennstipp and Cullen Parents Association Facebook.

Upcoming Activities
• GAA has started on Mondays and will continue throughout the year.
• Snag Golf lessons will run for a period of 5 weeks commencing 14th September.
• On Monday October 26th pupils in the senior room will travel to Tipperary Racecourse to ‘Go Racing Kid’s Club’ where they will meet and speak with a jockey and racehorse trainer. R.A.C.E. (Racing Academy & Centre of Education) will be present with a racehorse simulator. The Racecourse manager will take the pupils for a walk on the track.
• Tag Rugby will commence on 21st October for 5 weeks.
• Parent Teacher meeting last week in October
• On 11th November all pupils will travel to U.L. to the Cork Pop Orchestra concert.
• 15th November will be Lá Gaeilge in the school.
• Nativity play will be produced in early December

• A colourful mural was painted on the western wall during the months of June and July
• The playground markings were repainted last week
• Dog poo had become a major problem on the school grounds. This is a serious issue with regard to the health and safety of the pupils. Please keep dogs off the school grounds.
• Keep a vigilant eye out for head lice every week and please contact the school secretary if there is an outbreak and parents will be alerted.
• Please continue your support of health lunches in the school – good habits start young
• Keep a check on homework and ensure it is fully completed. This will enable you to keep up-to-date with your child’s progress and where they may be experiencing difficulty in any subject.

We hope that the school year 2016/2017 will be a happy and fruitful year for all of us.

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