Wednesday Newsletter December 4th 2019



 Dear Parents/Guardians, Boys and Girls,

The excitement of Christmas is well-started now with the Advent Season preparing us for the important reason behind all our festivities, the birth of the Baby Jesus on Christmas Day. Each Sunday leading up to Christmas Eve, a candle on the Advent Wreath will be lit at Mass. The first candle is purple and signifies HOPE, the second candle is also purple and signifies LOVE, the third candle is pink and signifies JOY, while the fourth candle is purple and signifies PEACE. It would be lovely if the boys and girls paid a visit to their Church over the Christmas Season.

Congratulations to everyone involved in organising the Kilmacanogue National School Christmas Fair on Sunday December 1st. It was an outstanding success and the crowds were absolutely huge. Santa Claus made a welcome return and he was so lovely to all the children and listened to all their wishes. Thank you, Santa. Enormous gratitude is due to Emma Sibley and Eva Hogan who were the brains behind the Christmas Fair with thanks also to Lisa Dempsey, Sonia Draper, Liz Driver, Liz Cafferkey and Linda Giles for all their incredible support and hard work throughout it all.

Thanks also to Michelle Hammond and Virginia Seda Bunce and to everyone who helped out during Book Fair Week. The money raised from this was 4,141.63 Euros. 60% of this money will go in to buying new books for the library along with teacher aids for the classrooms. Well done and thanks to volunteers and all the P/A and especially the children of 5th and 6th classes for their fantastic selling and business skills!!

The Board of Management welcomes onto the board as the parents’ representatives, Ollie O’Neill and Lesley Ann Wylie. Exciting times lie ahead for this wonderful school and with the support of the BOM and the P/A and all the parents and staff, great things will be accomplished for the good of the children.

The Christmas Play Dates for the classes are as follows:

  • Junior Infants                  Monday December 16th                     10:00am classroom
  • Senior Infants                   Wednesday December 18th                    9:45am classroom
  • First Class Ms Lynch       Friday December 13th                        11:30am school hall
  • First Class Ms Denvir      Friday December 13th                       12:30pm school hall
  • Second Class                      deferred to New Year
  • Third Class                         Tuesday December 17th                   11:30am school hall
  • Fourth Class                       Monday December 16th                   11:30am school hall
  • Fifth Class                           Thursday December 12th               10:00am school hall

Annual Christmas Carol Concert Tuesday December 17th in St Mochonog’s Church at 7pm

  • Sixth Class                       Wednesday December 18th             11:30am school hall

Beibhinn, Aoibhe, Ella, Nora and Zoë from 5th Class are holding a special fundraising day for Pieta this Friday, December 6th called, ‘Ok to be Different Day’. All the children are encouraged to wear something different that shows what they are interested in or enjoy doing. For instance if you are interested in GAA, wear a GAA jersey, if you are interested in swimming, wear a swimsuit!! I dare you!!…..ONLY JOKING! A donation of 2 euro will be much appreciated. There may be little treats for everyone on Friday too!

And finally, joke time!

Why did the teddy bear say ‘No’ to dessert?……..Because she was stuffed!!! 

Niamh Murray (Principal)