School Photographer taking photos on Wednesday 9th October. Children should wear full uniform and their biggest smile.

Welcome to St Peter's National School in Dromiskin, Co. Louth in Ireland

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Fáilte romhaibh ar ais ar scoil.

We are delighted to welcome all current pupils and new pupils to St. Peter’s National School for Septmeber 2019 and we wish you a very happy and fulfilled school year ahead. I would like to thank all staff members and Parent’s Council members who have helped to get the school ready. All will agree that it is in terrific shape and ready for a positive environment for learning. We are delighted that the book rental scheme is up and running and huge thanks for this is due largely to Kelly, our secretary, and our SNAs who spent countless hours putting this into place. If there are any fees outstanding please pay as soon as you can to keep our bookkeeping in order.

We would like to congratulate Ms O’Rourke on the birth of her baby boy and we welcome Louise Mc Guinness who will be covering her maternity leave. We wish Ms Aideen Smyth good health and best wishes from us all as she takes her maternity leave.  We welcome back Ms Shauna Doherty who will be covering Senior Infants. It has been a busy summer for most of the staff but particularly Mr Smyth and on behalf of the community we would like to congratulate him on his marriage to Harriet. Our newest member of staff is Ms Gráinne Madden who worked in Haggardstown previously and has many years experience working as a special needs assistant.

 I look forward to having a very positive experience with all parents and friends of this community. I would kindly ask you that if you need to speak to me or the staff members to please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. That way we can give you our undivided attention. We want to give the best range of experiences to the children in our school and, with that in mind, we would welcome any volunteers and would ask you to contact the office and we would be happy to facilitate.

A newsletter will be sent to all families by the end of October. However, if you are concerned about dates please check the calendar on the school website as all dates are on this.

In the month of September we are focusing on healthy eating and wellbeing. We recognise that children need to nourish their body before they can nourish their mind and healthy eating is the first step to accomplish that. We are encouraging children to consider adding a portion of fruit or veg into their lunchboxes. As advised by the dental nurse during her visit last year to Senior Infants and 3rd Class, we would ask parents not to send in fruit juice. If treats could be discouraged from Monday to Thursday we would appreciate your cooperation. A small treat can be sent in on the last Friday of each month. This will be part of the preparation for our Active School Flag and we will also be encouraging children to be as active as possible during the school day.

Le gach deaghuí agus beannacht.

Mise le meas,

Aoibheann Lynch