Welcome to Emly National School's website.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our students back to school. We would also like to welcome Miss Carol Moloney as our teacher to our A.S.D. class. Welcome to all the new parents, we look forward to getting to know all of you and working with your children over the next 8 years.
Sincere apologies to parents and children for the inconvenience caused by the refurbishment works. An application to carry out these works was lodged in the Dept of Education and Skills in March. However the Board of Management did not receive official confirmation that the works could be undertaken until the 1st week of August. Initially we had the option of partially completing the work. However this would have created further disruption during the school year. We are now waiting for the new floors including a special Damp Proof Membrane to be laid. The marmoleum flooring cannot go down until this under floor has dried out sufficiently which will take a number of weeks.
Dates for your diary:
School will be closed on Friday 21st November to facilitate staff training by the SESS.
Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime – Wednesday 17th December in UL Concert Hall, Limerick. All children from Juniors to 6th can travel if they wish, total cost €21 per child deposit of €10 per child to be paid by Friday 7th November balance to be paid in full by December 3rd.
We will not be attending the musical in Hospital Secondary School this year.
Christmas Nativity – takes place in St. Ailbe’s Church on Thurs.18th December at 7.30pm.
Book Fair – takes place this week in the school. Parents can visit and purchase books with their children on Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm.
Christmas Annuals €3 each to be paid for by 21st November, Annuals cannot be ordered after this date.
Dancing with Pat O’Dea starts on Thursday the 6th of November until February Mid Term.
All children to wear tracksuit pants and runners, school polo shirt and jumper to be worn over the tracksuit bottoms.
Christmas Holidays – closed 20th December reopens Monday 5th January 2015.
School closed Tuesday 6th January 2015.
Midterm break closed Thursday 19th and Friday 20th February 2015.
St. Patricks Day – Tuesday 17th March 2015 – closed
Easter Holidays – closed 28th March 2015 reopen Monday 13th April 2015.
Bank Holidays – Monday 4th May 2015 and Monday 1st June 2015.
Confirmation will take place on Thursday 21st May 2015
First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday 24th May 2015.
Summer Holidays – 25th June 2015.
Parents of children from 1st, 3rd and 5th will meet their teacher in January 2015. We would appreciate if all parents would attend at your appointed time. Parents appointment times will be send out at a later date. If parents need to meet a teacher outside of this meeting – please make an appointment through the office.
School crests are not available in school at the moment as our supplier has gone out of business, we will inform you when we have new crests.
All uniform to be labelled with child’s name, no responsibility will be accepted for any uniform lost or damaged.
Classes continue as last year with Alan. All children in Junior Infants will be given a tin whistle. If this is lost or damaged parents will have to replace it.
Beanie Saving Stamps on sale at the school every Monday €1 each. Children are encouraged to save their money for school tour etc.
A trip to the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk in UL Concert Hall on Wednesday 17th December has been arranged for all pupils. Cost €21 per pupil this includes bus.
W.O.W Days (Walk On Wednesday)
Children are encouraged to walk as a group from
1) Tennis Court Entrance
every Wednesday morning at 9.05am. Adults need to accompany children to ensure their safety. Teachers are not responsible to supervise the walking to school. It is hoped to have a cycle rack in place later on then children will be allowed to cycle, again supervised by parents.
Parents of Junior and Senior Infants are obliged to collect their children in the school yard for safety and insurance purposes.
The safe returning home of all children after school hours is the responsibility of Parents/Guardians.
Children are supervised each morning from 9.10am onwards. In the interest of safety please
do not drop your child in the school yard before 9.10am and leave then unattended.