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 Dates to Remember 2019 – 2020

                         
                                    School opens Thursday 29th August, 2019
                    Closed Friday 18th October (Primary Language Curriculum Seminar)
Closed Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
Closing Friday 20th December for Christmas Holidays
Closed Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January, 2020

                             Re-opening Monday 6th January, 2020
                             Closed Thursday 20th and Friday 21st  February  (Mid-Term)
                             Closed Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March (Public Holiday)
                             Closing Friday 3rd April for Easter Holidays
                             Closed Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April, 2020

                             Re-opening Monday 20th April, 2020
                             Closed Monday 4th May (Public Holiday)
                             Closed Monday  1st June (Public Holiday) and Tuesday 2nd June
                             Closing Wednesday 24th June for Summer Holidays


                    If during the school year there are any changes to school closures dates
                               we will let you know 

NEWSLETTER
Holy Family National School
Rathmore,   Co. Kerry.
                                                                                                         Tel. 064/7758492
                                                                                                  Mobile: (086)1806018
                   E-mail:              hfnsrathmorekerry@gmail.com
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                                                                                                26th June 2019

Farewell to 6th Class Boys and Girls
We wish the 14 girls and 11 boys who are moving from 6th class, good health and the Grace of God in the years ahead.

Boys:                   Shane Daly                      Girls:        Nikola Adamczyk                                      Daniel Dineen                                    Martha Barron
Matthew Gruchalski                        Olivia Cronin
John Hughes                                     Leah Daly
Ross Moriarty                                    Ciara Dineen
Pádraig Moynihan                            Amy Donnelly     Denis O’Brien                                    Shaunagh Hicky           Liam O’Keeffe                                   Megan O’Connor
Kacper Rapacz-Kruk                       Sarah O’Donoghue     Kacper Sroka                                    Laura O’Leary   Michael Togher                                Noelle O’Sullivan       
                                                             Katie Rea
                                                             Mia Reen
                                                           Raima Das Sheik                                      
PARENTS COMMITTEE
We would like to thank our Parents’ Committee members for all of their hard work during the past school year.  All of the funds raised by the Parents Committee are spent for the benefit of children in our school. During the school year the music, dance, drama and gymnastics lessons were paid for by the Parents Committee and they also gave the school €750 towards the cost of  swimming lessons. They purchased equipment for playground activities and IPads will be purchased over the Summer holidays.

BOOK RENTAL
If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that your children return all books and other school property which children may have taken home to their class teacher before Thursday 27th June.

SPONSORED WALK
To date the sponsored walk has realised €2,947.15.  Thank you for your generous contribution and the great effort that everybody made to realise the above sum.

SCHOOL UNIFORM
The whole school uniform, i.e. crested jumper, grey polo shirt, grey pants/skirt/pinafore, navy crested track suit bottom is available from Nora O’Connor “The Washbasket” Rathmore.  As usual it is also available from O’Keeffe’s Drapery Ballydesmond. Black shoes must be worn with uniform.  Runners to be worn for P.E.  White socks or grey tights to be worn by girls as part of their uniform.  It is absolutely necessary that children’s names are put on all uniform jumpers and cardigans otherwise we cannot be responsible for missing garments.

OLD SCHOOL UNIFORMS
If you have old school uniforms and they are in reasonable condition, we would be delighted if you could bring them to the school. 
BOOKLISTS
Booklists will be distributed to children during the week.  We are asking for €30 per child for the coming year for Arts/Crafts and Photocopying. This may be paid in 2 instalments, one in September and one in January 2020, or you may prefer to pay in full in September.  There is a maximum charge of €50 per family.   The oldest member of each family should pay this to their class teacher. We also have the epayments system up and running and will notify you by text before returning to school at the end of August.  In this way you can pay book rental and  Arts/Crafts and Photocopying by visa/credit card.  Lee Strand Dairies will be supplying homework journals to the whole school in September.  There is no need to buy a homework journal for your child/children.  

LIBRARY
If you haven’t already done so, please return all school library books to the school before Thursday June 27th.   The summer timetable for Rathmore mobile library service will be at
Rathmore P.O. 11.30 a.m. – 12.10 p.m., Rathmore Church 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Day Centre 3.15 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursdays on the following dates – Thursday 4th and 18th  July and Thurs.15th and 29th August.   
RATHMORE GAA
Cúl Camps - Hurling  - July 1st   to 5th Giles O’Grady.  Football  July 22nd  to 26th Vince Cooper.   Both Camps in Rathbeg GAA pitch 10am to 2.30pm.  Cost for 1 child €60, 2nd child €55 3rd /4th child €45.   You can book your place by logging on to kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie


GARDA PRIMARY 7-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT
This tournament took place on Wed. 19th June in Fitzgerald Stadium. Well done to the boys on reaching the semi-finals only losing to eventual winners Lisivigeen.  Congratulations to Pádraig Moynihan on receiving joint player of the tournament.  

CHANGE OF ADDRESS, TEL. NO
If any of your child/childrens’ details have changed e.g. address, contact details, illness, etc. please contact the school as soon as possible.  Thank You

MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS
We have a facility for texting parents.  If you have not received any text message from Holy Family N.S. please let us know.  The text automatically goes to the mother’s mobile phone unless we have been instructed otherwise.  Therefore it is important that if you change your number to let us know.  Thank you

SUMMER HOLIDAYS
We will be closing for summer holidays on Thursday June 27th at 12 noon.  School will re-open on Thursday 29th August.   Parents please do not allow the children to cycle to school on day of holidays, as it can be very dangerous.

 We wish everybody a happy, sun filled and safe Summer holiday
Paul and Staff

DATES TO REMEMBER
Closing Thursday June 27th 2019


                                    Dates to Remember 2019 – 2020

                         
                                    School opens Thursday 29th August, 2019
                        Closed Friday 18th October (Primary Language Curriculum Seminar)
Closed Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
Closing Friday 20th December for Christmas Holidays
Closed Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January, 2020

                             Re-opening Monday 6th January, 2020
                             Closed Thursday 20th and Friday 21st  February  (Mid-Term)
                             Closed Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March (Public Holiday)
                             Closing Friday 3rd April for Easter Holidays
                             Closed Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April, 2020

                             Re-opening Monday 20th April, 2020
                             Closed Monday 4th May (Public Holiday)
                             Closed Monday  1st June (Public Holiday) and Tuesday 2nd June
                             Closing Wednesday 24th June for Summer Holidays


                             If during the school year there are any changes to school closures                                    dates we will let you know