Dear Parents and Guardians,
The funeral of Tommy Kirk will take place this Sunday 15th January at 9.30am in Church of the Immaculate Conception, in Louth Village.
As a mark of respect to Tommy, we would welcome children from 3rd class up to take part in a guard of honour as his remains are brought into the church. We hope to assemble along the driveway up to the front door of the church.
Please wear full school uniform if you are attending.
It is with great sadness that we have learned this morning of the passing of Tommy Kirk, RIP.
Tommy was our caretaker and a great friend to us all here in Scoil Mhuire gan Smál. He went about every job he undertook with dedication and enthusiasm. He showed a great interest in our school, its environs, in our staff and our pupils.
We all loved Tommy and will miss him greatly. Suaimhneas síoraí air.
We are very excited to welcome you to our Christmas Show tomorrow (15th December) in the Community Centre. The night will begin with a presentation of donations to the Dundalk Soup Kitchen, with a guest from Dundalk Soup Kitchen to accept the food parcels. Next will be our Christmas play, followed by a raffle (see prizes below), a short tin whistle recital with Lisa Knox-Kelly's group, and finally some Christmas carols to send us on our way. We hope to finish some time between 7.30pm and 8pm.
Parking will be available at the Community Centre car park and at the Church car park. The show will start at 6.30pm. Doors will open at 6.15pm, and children can go backstage while parents take their seats. We will be asking for donations at the door please in order to cover the cost of the sound system.
A reminder that costumes are as follows:
1st: Wise men
Children should arrive dressed in their designated costumes. Children should leave coats with their parents before joining their classmates backstage. Please ensure that the children have been to the toilet before arriving.
Junior and Senior Infants and 1st and 2nd classes will sit with their parents after the Christmas play.
There will be a raffle held after the play. Tickets will be sold as you take your seats and will cost €2 for one strip of tickets or 3 for €5. The prizes are:
Peter Kelleher (father of Liam in 5th class and Shea in 1st class) is organising a relaunch of Kilkerley Athletics Club, which was last active in the late 1990s. To get it off the ground he needs a team of volunteers. There are lots of roles available, including:
If you feel you would like to help out in any role Peter would love to have you on board. Please contact him on 087-9104395 for further details. We wish Peter the very best with this initative!
Christmas food drive for St. Patrick’s Parish Soup Kitchen
Our Greenschools Committee is appealing for food items that can be donated to St Patrick’s Parish Soup Kitchen during the Christmas season. This is linked in with the Global Goal “Zero Hunger” and what better place to begin than within our local area?
Why a Reverse Advent Calendar? Because instead of taking a treat from a box each day, you add an item to a box and, at the end, donate the box to The Soup Kitchen. This will provide food to families in Dundalk, that are in crisis over the Christmas period.
The closing date for donations is Thursday the 15th of December. Donations can be brought in any day between now and then. Any non-perishable food is acceptable but there are some suggestions below. A special area will be set up outside Mrs Kirby’s office for donations. You can bring in one item, or many items, as every donation is very welcome.