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Useful links for parents and children
(527) Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Parents,

 

Please see links below to resources that will help you at home with the children.


Dabledoo Music


1 month free membership for parents


https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?

product_id=1122889&coupon_code=FREEMONTH


 Library/Borrowbox


Borrow Ebooks and Audiobooks for Free
Sign up here:
https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library


Download app: Borrowbox
Or use this link to access Borrowbox


https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/mainPage.html?b2bSite=4817&fromPage=1


 Twinkl


• Packs of resources for each class
https://www.twinkl.ie/search?term=school+closure

 

• Free online subscription for 1 month for parents


https://www.twinkl.ie/offer


Enter code: IRLTWINKLHELPS


 Joe Wicks Workouts for kids


• Active 8


https://youtu.be/uqLNxJe4L2I

 

• 5 min move


https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w


 Learn Touch Typing


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

 

In an effort to provide a solution to make it as easy as possible for every student, teacher and parent to access our Primary, Junior and Leaving Cert e-books, we have created three free accounts which you can use to access everything you need to keep you going over the coming weeks.


 

Maths games for all levels, junior to 6th available: ie.ixl.com

 

Kids Yoga:

www.cosmickids.com 

 

There are lots of suggestions on Pinterest too for bored children!

A VIDEO TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID19

https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0306/1120692-news2day-coronavirus/

Social Story

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf


 
Aladdin Connect
(526) Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our classes.  
 
The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc  via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App
 
Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school's communication with  parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child's education by:
- Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
Allowing schools to gather permission(s) from parents
- Allowing parents to quickly and efficiently select preferred slots for parent teacher meetings 
- Keeping parents apprised of their child's attendance
- Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages
- Allowing parents to view what items their child had for homework today
- Keeping parents up to date on what library book their child is currently reading and if it is due/overdue to be returned
- Allowing parents view their child's approved report card
- Giving parents the option to opt in to share contact information with their child's classmates’ parents via the Parent Privacy option for the class list.
- Allowing parents to view their child's latest standardised test results
 
Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
- Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information.
- Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
- Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent
 
You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.
 
In the next few days, you will receive a text message containing your registration link. There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. If you choose you may share your own contact details with other parents of children in the same class as your children, but please be reassured that this information will not be shared unless you choose to share it. Once you are registered you will be sent a text with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school's Connect experience.
 


In preparation for this please let the school know if your phone number has changed recently.

Please note: If there are any personal concerns, or legal provisions in place regarding giving access to Connect to any parent/guardian of your child please contact the school in confidence to discuss or restrict access as required.
 
We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have via our new email address infostlukesns@gmail.com.

 
Yours sincerely,

 

Vivienne Bourke

 

Principal

 

 
School Closure Covid 19
(525) Thursday, March 12, 2020

12 March 2020 - Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure from Friday 13 March, of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.

In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning all schools will be asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools are asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their response.

Schools are asked to prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations.

Physical classes in universities and higher education facilities will not be held during the closure. Institutions can make other arrangements for teaching and learning and other activities in line with their business continuity plans and contingency planning. 

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said:

“I am deeply conscious of the impact that school and education setting closures have on students, on families and on the wider community. This is a necessary and proportionate measure that we are taking as a pro-active measure to help contain the threat of Covid-19.

“This is the right decision at the right time. It is taken in the best interests of our children, our young people, our school and college communities and our wider society.

“At this point in time the closure is planned for two weeks, from tomorrow until 29 March. The Government, in conjunction with the public health authorities, will keep the situation under ongoing review. Any change to that date will be communicated widely.

“Pupils should take their books and learning materials home with them this evening.

“This is a very challenging time for our pupils, our teachers, our students and our colleagues in further and higher education.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – we all live in one another’s shadow. If there was ever a time for us to appreciate how closely we are connected, how much what we do maters to others, how much we rely on each other, this is it. This is a time where we all need to work together for the best possible outcome for our students. The support of everyone across the sector is vital, as we all strive to ensure that this threat is dealt with as effectively as possible.”

The Department of Education and Skills will remain open and will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time.

The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.

ENDS

Note for editors

The Taoiseach has announced that these measures will take effect from 6pm Thursday 12 March



Please keep an eye on our school website for further updates 


 
School Closure Covid 19
(524) Thursday, March 12, 2020

12 March 2020 - Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure from Friday 13 March, of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.

In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning all schools will be asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools are asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their response.

Schools are asked to prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations.

Physical classes in universities and higher education facilities will not be held during the closure. Institutions can make other arrangements for teaching and learning and other activities in line with their business continuity plans and contingency planning. 

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said:

“I am deeply conscious of the impact that school and education setting closures have on students, on families and on the wider community. This is a necessary and proportionate measure that we are taking as a pro-active measure to help contain the threat of Covid-19.

“This is the right decision at the right time. It is taken in the best interests of our children, our young people, our school and college communities and our wider society.

“At this point in time the closure is planned for two weeks, from tomorrow until 29 March. The Government, in conjunction with the public health authorities, will keep the situation under ongoing review. Any change to that date will be communicated widely.

“Pupils should take their books and learning materials home with them this evening.

“This is a very challenging time for our pupils, our teachers, our students and our colleagues in further and higher education.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – we all live in one another’s shadow. If there was ever a time for us to appreciate how closely we are connected, how much what we do maters to others, how much we rely on each other, this is it. This is a time where we all need to work together for the best possible outcome for our students. The support of everyone across the sector is vital, as we all strive to ensure that this threat is dealt with as effectively as possible.”

The Department of Education and Skills will remain open and will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time.

The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.

ENDS

Note for editors

The Taoiseach has announced that these measures will take effect from 6pm Thursday 12 March


 
Twinkle free access !!
(523) Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian (s)

Twinkl is a fantastic resource website that I use in the classroom.

 

Twinkl are now offering parents and teachers One Month FREE access to Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This is a great opportunity to do extra work with your child at home over Easter or during any absences.

This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. 

 

Accessing this offer on Twinkl.ie will allow parents the opportunity to access PowerPoints, games, songs, rhymes, stories, worksheets and much more for every area of all subjects on the curriculum from junior infants to sixth class.

 

Please make sure to click the Junior/Senior option for suitable work for Junior Infants.


 
COViD-19 advice
(522) Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Parents,

 

Please see link below to advice on COVID-19 and how to talk to our children

 

 

https://www.into.ie/app/uploads/2020/03/Talking-To-Children-and-Young-People-about-Covid-19-Advice-for-Parents-and-Schools.pdf 

 

 

 

More advice can be found here

 

https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#4 


 
Parent Contact Information Update
(521) Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Parents,

To keep your child safe, please make sure that if you have changed mobile phone number(s) recently, or home address, that you inform Kate, our school secretary, of the change.Please ring the school at 018856015.

 

Sincerely,

 

Liam Neary

Deputy Principal


 
Save The Bees
(520) Tuesday, March 10, 2020

SuperValue launched an initiative "Save The Bees". You/families/friends can collect "Save the Bees" cards in SuperValu when you spend €30! Bring them into school to add to the collection poster, which will be placed at the Green School wall on the ground floor and be in with a chance of winning a share of €50,000 for our school!

Posters will be placed around the school for more information on bees and children are encouraged to create posters, poems, songs etc. to share their knowledge and care for the environment. 

More information on bees: 

https://supervalu.ie/real-people/save-the-bees

https://soroptimistireland.com/beeplus_teachers.pdf

A classroom guidebook and student bookmarks are available for each class who wants to learn more about how to save bees. Please reply here if you would like one of the guides or speak to Michaela.

Garden Committee


 
Covid-19 Virus : Advice from DES for parents
(519) Friday, February 28, 2020

Dear Parents

 

Please read the letter in the following link (https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/National-Emergencies-Public-Health-Issues/CMO-Letter-to-Parents.pdf) which includes safety advice in relation to the Covid-19 virus.

 

Many thanks

 

Vivienne Bourke

Principal St. Luke's NS


 
Health advisory
(518) Monday, February 3, 2020

We have had 2 reported cases of Influenza B in our school community. Please see link to advice from HSE 

 

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/hl/hcaiamr/flu/winter-flu-advice.html


 
New Board of Management
(517) Tuesday, January 28, 2020

BOM St. Luke's NS

 

Hi everyone

I would just like to announce the new BOM members for 2019-2023:

 

Chairperson: Martin Kavanagh

Patron's Nominee: Monsignor Eoin Thynne

Parent's Nominees: Mary Egan and Raymond O' Neill

Teacher's Nominee: Sean Mc Keown

Community Nominees: Roderick Clifford and Ludmila Teslaru

Member by right: Vivienne Bourke

 

 

Sincerely,

Ms v Bourke (Principal)


 
Saint Luke's NS send help to Malawi
(516) Tuesday, January 21, 2020

We have made a little video about what has been bought with the money that St. Luke's has sent to Malawi. (500 E from last year's water walk & 100 E from the Christmas raffle)

Some of our classes saw the presentation about the Water project last year.

 

Please remember to be grateful for what you have, your family, your friends, your home, running water, electricity................. 

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PQZrxTLEiKs

 


 
Closing times 20th December 2019
(515) Friday, December 13, 2019

Dear Parents

 

Closing times Friday 20th December 2019 are as follows:

11:50 for Junior and Senior infants and

12:00 for 1st,2nd,3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 


 
Christmas Raffle 2019
(514) Monday, December 9, 2019
Dear Parents, Guardians and Children,

St Luke’s annual Christmas raffle will take place on Wednesday 18th December 2019. Tickets cost €2 each or three tickets for €5.00.

Tickets can be purchased at the front door between 8.45 - 9am daily and also from room 5 between 1.45 – 2.45pm daily.

There will be an opportunity to buy tickets on Thursday 12th December during the Christmas concerts.

Prizes include toys, food hampers and vouchers for local shops.

Many thanks for your continued support.

A special thank you to Mary Egan and Sharon Geraghty, our two wonderful parents, who have collected lots of toys and gifts for the raffle. We really appreciate everything you have done!

Warm regards

Vivienne Bourke
Principal St. Luke's NS 

 
Christmas Concert Timetable 12th December 2019
(513) Monday, December 9, 2019

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Christmas concerts this year.

 

Date: 12th December 2019

Venue: School Hall St Lukes NS

 

Please note there will be no parking on site.

 

Seasons greetings from All of the pupils and staff at St. Luke's NS

 

 

Junior Infants

 

9:10

1st Class

 

10:00

Senior Infants

 

10:40

2nd Class

 

11:30

3rd Class

 

12:00

4th Class

 

12:40

5th and 6th classes

 

1:45


 
The Lunch Bag service
(512) Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian, 
 
We are very excited to announce that The Lunch Bag service will be coming to our
school. The healthy school lunch delivery service will be available in the school from
Tuesday the 10t h of December.
The Lunch Bag are a nationwide company with kitchens in Longford, Clare, Wexford
and Bray and already produce 40,000 hand crafted lunches fresh every morning. The
company are in the top 6% of Q marked companies in the country, with house-hold brands
which adhere to the schools healthy eating policy. 
 
The Lunch Bags’ mission is to empower children to care for their future-self through
educated, healthy food choices. The service allows children the opportunity to sample a wide
variety of foods without additional cost or waste to the family. 
 
As an introduction to the service, this Thursday the 28 th of November all children in
the school will be bringing home a free €10 voucher off the service, along with a sample
lunch and information on how to register for the service. Lunches will then be delivered on
Tuesday the 3rd of December. This voucher gives you the opportunity to try out the service
with no obligation. 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ORDER BEFORE 12NOON on Monday the 2nd of December  
 
As the safety of children is of paramount importance, The Lunch Bag service ensures
that any children with allergies will not be exposed to any product containing that allergen.
This information is all available within the brochures, however, if you have any further
queries, just call 043 33 62038 or email info@thelunchbag.ie 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the school, and we look forward to seeing the
benefits to both children and parents alike. Please take a few moments to review the
attached brochure and register the voucher code on Tuesday.



 
Defibrillator
(511) Wednesday, October 9, 2019

 Defibrillator

 

We have a defibrillator on site at St. Luke’s NS. We are happy to share this resource with the Tyrrelstown Community when required.  Please contact the school secretary or Principal in the event of an emergency on 01-8856015.

 

Thank you


 
First Aid Training
(510) Wednesday, October 9, 2019

We are delighted to let parents know that all of our staff completed First Aid training onsite yesterday October 8th 2019. We learned how to use our defibrillator and how to treat cuts, bruises, grazes and head bumps which can occur on our yard every day.

 

We wish to thank our staff for giving up their free time to complete this vital training. It will be very useful for the health and safety of all at St. Luke's NS in the future.


 
Cups for Cancer coffee morning
(509) Tuesday, October 8, 2019

We are delighted to announce  we are hosting a 'cups for cancer' coffee morning for all parents and friends on Friday the 11th of October here in St.Lukes. The coffee morning will run from 8:50am - 9:30am in the P.E hall. We hope to raise as much as we can for a brilliant cause that affects so many. We also will be running a raffle on the morning with fantastic prizes. kindly sponsored by local businesses. There is no need to RSVP, everyone is welcome - we hope to see you on Friday for a brilliant morning, thank you.


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Hallow'een Disco Tyrrelstown GAA
(508) Friday, October 4, 2019


 
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