February Newsletter

February 6, 2019

By Will

Duleek Boys’ National School Newsletter February 2019

Mid Term Break: School will close for the mid-term break on Thursday 21st February and Friday 22nd February 2019.                                                                                                                                                   

First Confession: First Confession is on in the Church on Thursday February 14th @ 7pm.All boys are asked to be in their seats at 6.50pm. Big go raibh maith agaibh to the teachers Ms.Hartford and Ms.Lorenz for preparing the boys.

Grandparents Day: On Wednesday 3rd January we welcomed grandparents of 2nd & 6th class to mass in the church and back to the school for a cup of tea and chat. It was a lovely event and we are very grateful to all the grandparents for coming along.

Quiz: Well done to all the quiz teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz on Sunday, the 3rd of February. Both the junior and senior quiz teams represented the school very well and we are very proud of them. A big thank you to Mrs Kinsella for all her work with the school quiz teams.

Home Work Club: A reminder that Homework Club is running for boys from 2nd-6th class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. This is an ideal environment free from distractions for children to concentrate and complete their homework. Should you wish to sign your child up to homework club on any of these days please email ruthlorenz17@gmail.com

Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal: We got word during the week that our Team Hope Shoeboxes have been sent to children in Swaziland in Southern Africa. Thanks again to all parents and children who helped make the appeal such a success.

Gaelic Football: Well done to the school football team who won their first match in the ‘CornCois Farraige’ competition on Thursday 31st Jan. The boys braved the freezing conditions in Seafield to beat Ardcath by nineteen scores to three. It was a great performance and it was also very pleasing to be in a position to give all thirty players who travelled an opportunity to play.

Late Arrivals: The school day begins at 9.20 a.m. If for any reason your child is late, please sign him in atreception at the main school door. This is to ensure the safety of the children as the other school doors will be locked at 9.30am sharp.

Early Collections: Please note that boys should only be collected from school early for legitimate reasons such as doctor appointments or therapy sessions. Notes should be written to teacher on the morning of all appointments. Children who are regularly collected early or arriving late are missing out on valuable teaching time. Children should not be collected early for convenience purposes.


Astronomy Talk: There will be an astronomer coming in to talk to the boys all about stars. All classes will get a chance to see his presentation in the PE Hall tomorrow (Thursday).

Mental Health & Wellness Talk 13th February: Dara McGlen will be coming in to speak with 2nd – 6th Class on the benefits of exercise on your mental health. This event is organised by Eunice as part of our Wellness Initiative.

Tokens from Aldi: We are entering the ‘Aldi Play Rugby’ competition. We have a poster outside Mr Raftery’s office for the children to put their stickers on, which they can collect when €30 is spend in Aldi. When we’ve filled the poster (300 Stickers) we can then send it off to be in with a chance of winning €50,000 for the school. There are also several substantial runners up prizes also. If you are shopping in Aldi don’t forget to ask for stickers for schools.


  • Road Safety: Please remind your child about road safety whether walking or cycling to and from school.  Good behaviour, manners and respect are extremely important on the way home. Please ensure your son is safe at all times.
  • Please use pedestrian crossing at all times. Crossing between parked cars/buses is extremely dangerous. Parents are asked not to park on or near the Pedestrian Crossings and Bus Lanes.
  • Please check out our website for news and updated calendar.duleekboys.scoilnet.ie

Le gach dea-ghuí.


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