Today is International Family day (thanks for heads-up Ms. Owens) and what a day to celebrate it- I hope you are all getting the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company in the fab sunshine! Attached is a family acrostic poem template that was shared already with the younger classes but everyone might have a go. Don’t hesitate to share pics of these with your teachers!
From the 18th of May and for the next few weeks, we will be able to have more phone contact between the teachers, SNAs and all of our pupils. Please fill out the relevant form at this link to help us make arrangements that might suit everyone: http://charlevillecbsprimary.ie/questionnaire-for-parents/
Please continue to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything important that you wish to speak to me about (and I can arrange a follow on phone call).
Genius Scan- Ms. O Leary has recommended a very useful free app named Genius SCAN. The teachers are making great use of it! It allows for pictures taken within the app to look like actual scans. This would also be useful for you as parents (or the boys) to take high quality pictures of their homework to send back to us. The file is easy to share back with us via email, upload or even send straight to One Note. I am attaching a ‘How to’ video here if you would like to avail of it: https://youtu.be/GMpCMixsRN8
Keep the questions coming!!! Mr. Neenan, our resident nature expert, is very happy to take all your questions about native birds, trees and wildlife (please send these in an email to: email@example.com (written questions) or as a video (pupil asking the question to firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then broadcast a live interview (featuring your questions, videos and pictures) with Mr. Neenan as soon it is ready. So start thinking, taking pics, recording (birdsongs!?), filming and writing!
Work is prepared for all the classes via the website, TEAMS, OneNote and SEESAW and will be ready as always for 9am on Monday.
All the best to you all- stay safe and well!
8th May 2020
I hope you are all enjoying the fab sunshine. Firstly, we will give our 2nd class boys a collective shout-out today, as tomorrow would have been their First Holy Communion. We say a prayer for them, their families, their teachers, Canon O’Mahony, Fr. Sheehan, Sr. Martina, Jackie and Eileen Hanley and the community volunteers, who have helped them all year and we look forward to celebrating your special day at another date. I believe that 2nd class boys are to receive a treat soon in the post, courtesy of your teachers, Ms. Owens and Ms. O’Leary. Thank you for this lovely gesture!
Active Schools week was a great success- and some pictures of the boys at home were featured in the Vale Star this week- well done everyone. There might be more in next week-keep an eye out! Donagh in 2nd is now a TV star, making his debut appearance on RTE School Hub showing off his hurling skills… There is a video clip attached. Everybody, keep the videos coming, the more the better for our final film!
The staff are always thinking of new and exciting ways to deliver lessons online to you all. Mr. Neenan, our resident nature expert, is happy to take all your questions about native birds, trees and wildlife (please send these in an email to: email@example.com (written questions) or as a video (pupil asking the question to firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then broadcast a live interview (featuring your questions, videos and pictures) on the week of the 18th May (also the closing date for questions). So start thinking, taking pics, recording (birdsongs!?), filming and writing!
From the 18th of May, we will be able to have more phone contact and possible video calls (if you wish) between the teachers, SNAs and all of our pupils. We will contact you all nearer the time to make an arrangement that suits everyone. Also, if anyone needs print-offs or resources- this can all be organised too.
The Student Council have been contacted by Mr. Cagney via Office 365, and he hopes to get your ideas for any fundraising that we could do as a school for any group or people (your choice as always) who are in need at this time. So again, thinking caps on!
Work is prepared for all the classes via the website, TEAMS, OneNote AND SEESAW and will be ready as always for 9am on Monday. Teachers have made some custom made quizzes for you all for next week. Here is a video where you can learn to make these yourselves. It is very useful to learn how to make your own online questionnaires/surveys/ quizzes as these are easily shared with friends and family. Check it out: https://youtu.be/olifc451Dto
I am sharing this on Aladdin but I am going to put all general announcements from the school available on the website too, as I understand that Aladdin can sometimes have a nasty habit of signing out after a few seconds and this can be irksome. As always, everything that is really important is posted already, on the website.
All the best- take care and enjoy the fine weather!
5th May 2020
Message from Ms. Sheedy:
Thank you to all of you who participated in Active Home Week and sent in your videos and photos. We love seeing what you have been getting up to at home.
Message from RTE Home School EXTRA
RTE have advised that they received a huge response in relation to their call out for #ActiveHomeWeek videos. Because of the Bank Holiday weekend, and the Friday submission deadline, they were unable to have everything ready for today, as was the original plan.
RTE have promised to fit in as many videos as they can into tomorrow’s show, and also into other shows throughout the week so stay tuned! Fingers crossed someone from your school will be featured.
So make sure to tune in throughout the week.
Children/young people need 60 MINUTES of physical activity every day. Now that they are started it would be great to keep the habit of daily exercise going. A chart can be a great motivational tool for children and adults too!
I have included ‘undated’ versions of the challenge charts here and your teachers will include them in your weekly Notebook going forward.
Finally, Active School Flag have asked if you could please complete this short 3-minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACTIVESCHParents
Thank you all for your positivity and engagement. Continue to stay safe.