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Friendship February Wrap up

A Chairde,

As we break up for the much anticipated Midterm Break, I want to thank everyone for their support and dedication over the last number of weeks. We had a lovely finale today to our Friendship February. Our Odd Sock Day Fundraiser raised €520 for our friends at Special Olympics Ireland. Thank you to everyone who donated and especially everyone in Odd Socks today. It was great fun.

Our corridor was awash with friendship chains with special messages from secret friends and looked especially colourful.

The corridors were bursting with wonderful displays of Friendship which brought joy to our hearts. We couldn’t decide which display was the winner for the Display competition as we felt they were all winners. So an announcement was made over the intercom in true “Ryan Tubridy” style that there will be special Pancake Treat and homework pass for everyone on Tuesday for Pancake Tuesday. The cheers roaring down the corridor was a sound we haven’t heard in a long time.

Mr. Langton and Mr. Keane have created two wonderful videos for you to watch as we capture what we have been doing in the school. It will make you smile!! The first one is a video of all the displays and work around the school and the second one is a whole school compilation of “you can count on me” by Bruno Mars along with some interviews of children about what friendship means to them.
https://youtu.be/bONhHOY08Qc
https://youtu.be/IzbPP7Ia7AE

I really want to thank Ms. Moran for her coordination of this lovely month and all the staff who supported the children and each other as we made a special effort during a challenging time.

As we look forward to returning on Tuesday, we await guidance from the Department of Education on how things will change on the COVID front in schools. Between now and then we will all rest and get ready for the new normality. Let’s hope we can start to return to old times in a new world.

Have a lovely few days off and see you again next week.

Mrs. Colleran

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