The school year has drawn to a close and we are all looking forward to the summer holidays. Thank you so much for your support and cooperation throughout this year, especially during the recent school closure. Well done to all the boys and girls who engaged so brilliantly in the ‘new model’ of learning – you have been fantastic citizens. And a huge “Thank You” to our school staff for their dedication, positive attitude and incredible effort.
Graduation: Congratulations to our 6th Class pupils who graduated from primary school last night. You have been a wonderful class and we will miss not seeing you in September. We wish you all the very best.
Class allocation for the School Year 2020/21
|Juniors:||Ms Angela Reidy||1|
|Ms Orla Murray||3|
|Ms Olive Doody||15|
|Seniors:||Ms Karen Walsh & Ms Miriam Hannigan||2||Ms Doody’s Class|
|* An Other||17||Ms Murray’s Class|
|Ms Deirdre Taylor||16||Ms Reidy’s Class)|
|First:||Ms Celine Munnelly||11||Ms Walsh’s & Ms Hannigan’s Class|
|Ms Laura Hynes||9||Ms Taylor’s Class|
|Ms Gemma Ryan||18||Ms Ryan’s Class|
|Second:||Ms Emma Dolphin||8||Ms Hynes’ Class|
|Ms Maggie Kinnerk||12||Ms Munnelly’s Class|
|Third:||Ms Sandra Larkin||6||Ms Dolphin’s Class|
|Ms Geraldine Mitchell||10||Ms Kinnerk’s Class|
|Fourth:||Mr Brian Kelly||7||Ms Mitchell’s Class|
|Mr Aaron Gallagher||14||Ms Larkin’s Class|
|Fifth:||Ms Hannah O’Sullivan||5||Ms Rael’s Class|
|Ms Claire Quinlan||13||Mr Gallagher’s Class|
|Sixth:||Ms Linda O’Meara||4||Ms. O’Sullivan’s Class|
|Ms Áine Fitzpatrick||19||Ms. Quinlan’s Class|
Special Education Teachers: Ms Louise Hill, Mr John Nelligan, Ms Siobhán Fenton, Ms Yvonne Newman, Ms. Áine Burke, Ms Mary Cahill & Ms. Breda Seymour, Ms Elaine Rael and Ms Mari Duggan.
* AN Other – Due to the current employment situation we are obliged to wait before we can interview for teacher vacancies. Parents of pupils in that class will know their child’s teacher as soon as possible in July.
School Uniform Reminder: The uniform consists of a brown crested school jumper or cardigan, cream shirt or blouse and brown gymslip, skirt or trousers. Black or brown shoes should be worn with the brown school uniform. This uniform is worn from 1st to 6th. Under no circumstances should runners be worn under skirts or trousers. The school track-suit is worn on PE days. It is dark blue with a pale blue stripe and is crested. A light blue polo shirt may be worn underneath. Runners may be worn with the track-suit. If possible, runners with a light-coloured sole should be worn to prevent marking of the gym floor. The track-suit is the only uniform necessary for Junior and Senior infants.
Book Lists: Please find attached to our memo a copy of your child’s booklist for next year. We have attempted to include as many books as possible in the school book rental scheme. The fee for book rental is already included in the requisite fee. A €10 reduction in the requisite fee is factored in for next year. The booklists are also posted on the school website.
Swimming: Swimming will not take place in Term 1.
Communion and Confirmation: Father Koenraad is making plans to organise the Communion and Confirmation ceremonies for dates during the summer months. Plans will be communicated to you via the Aladdin app and portal as soon as possible
September Reopening: The scheduled date for school to reopen is 1st September. The DES has indicated that further guidance documents and templates will be published later in June and July which will inform policy and protocols for a return to school. Once we receive these documents, we will put a plan in place for September and communicate it to you as soon as possible.
Finally, on behalf of us all here at Milford School, I wish parents, children and family members a well-deserved and enjoyable break, and I hope that everyone will return safely and in good health on Tuesday, 1st September.
Gaoth an tsonais libh uile!
Le gach dea-ghuí,