Happy Easter to all!!!
Scoil Ursula Parents' Association organised an Easter Egg Hunt & Bake Sale on Sunday last. There was a wonderful turn-out and everybody had a great time. A big thank you to all the organising committee and to everybody who supported this event and to our special guest, the Easter Bunny!!
Happy Easter to all!!!
A brilliant new website developed by the Department of Education and Skills as part of the National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 — 2020. It's packed full of ideas that will help children learn every day!
As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day. Your most important job when it comes to your child’s learning is to show interest and get involved. You make a difference every day when you talk to and listen to your child. This is what helps your child the most.
This website highlights the way people of all ages learn as part of their everyday lives and especially the positive things that children learn at home from their families.
By speaking and listening to your child, by talking and reading to him or her, by pointing out words and notices at home or out and about, you have introduced your child to the world of language – spoken and written.
Through playing with your child, he or she learns new words, and learns to think and to talk about his or her thoughts or feelings. For example, pretending to be a nurse or doctor, a shopkeeper or looking at and talking about picture books, all help your child to speak, to listen, to read or to write. When your child starts school, you continue to have a key role in helping him or her.
This website is for the parents of children aged 0 – 12 years, from birth to the end of primary school. To keep the website easy, when we use the word ‘parent’, we mean to include parents, guardians, family members and childminders. The website is about how you and your family can enjoy learning together. It is designed to support parents with fun activities and tips according to their child’s age. And each age group has lots of ideas for helping children with talking, playing, reading, writing and using numbers.
Since your child was born you have been teaching him or her to learn about the world. We hope that you enjoy the tips, activities and links provided by this website and we would welcome your feedback so that we can keep making improvements that help you, help your kid learn.
Our Annual Pancake Tuesday took place in the Cookery Room today. A big thank you to the Parents' Association for organising this popular event in the Scoil Ursula Calendar. See the chocolatey faces of our Junior Infants enjoying their first Pancake Tuesday below.
The Strengthening Families Programme is an evidence based programme for families are holding an information session in the Sligo Education Centre on Thursday 31st January @ 5pm. Any enquires please contact Carol Mc Loughlin 071 91 53504 .
We are having our Annual Open Day for new pupils on Wednesday, February 6th from 1pm to 2pm. If you have a child starting school this September, feel free to come along and view our school and its facilities in a friendly, informal setting. If you know of anyone in your locality, with a child starting school in September, please invite them to come along on the day or get in touch with Mary on 9162835. Enrolment Forms are available in the school or you can apply online on this site. Go to About Us and click on Enrolment. Please spread the word!!
Over many years in Scoil Ursula we have had the good fortune to have Marian Moore as the Chairperson on our Board of Management. Unfortunately Marian's son Marcus has been suffering for many years with leukemia. A Fund has been set up in order to pay for specialised treatment which is a Test Drug that is being tested by 48 hospitals world wide. The nearest one to Sligo is the Royal Free London under the care of Dr. Adelle Fielding, Consultant Haemotologist. It is an antibody and so far there is over 70% remission of over 17 months. Marcus does meet the criteria in that there must be over 10% blasts in the bone marrow and is a relapse.
A bank account has been set up at Ulster Bank. The sort code is: 98/62/60 ad the account number is:00131966. The account is called the Marcus Moore Treatment Fund if anybody wishes to make a donation.
A Golf Classic is being organised for Saturday,19th August by the Residents Association and booking can be made at Sligo Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club via Patsy Gallagher and Martin Campion and John McHugh. If anyone is interested please get in contact with the clubs involved.
St John's GAA Club Carraroe have also organised an Adult Disco in Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday 14th July, 2012. Tickets are being printed this week and although we are unsure of the prices as yet we're sure it'll be widely supported for such a worthy cause. If you can at all please do spread the word with your own family and friends.
We hope that you might be able to help out Marcus and his family in their fundraising efforts. The prayers and good wishes of the whole school community are with them all especially now.
What an amazing, exciting day today was! Mission Day was a huge success again this year with the pupils of our school raising over €1,000 in one hour for charitable causes! Many many thanks to everyone involved. A lot of hard work goes into making the day a great one and it really showed today!
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