18th January 2024

Dear Parents,
I hope that you are well and have settled nicely into the new term.
Rathmichael School has a Healthy Eating Policy. Please ensure that crisps and chocolate is not packed in your
child’s lunchbox. We recommend a small, fun bar for Friday’s treat.
Please note that while stud earrings are permitted, looped or similar are not on safety grounds. Thank you for
your cooperation in this matter.
When parking for drop off/collection, please be mindful of our neighbours. Please do not park in Woodbrook’s
designated car parking spaces for residents or in St. Anne’s set down spaces. Please note that school begins at
8.40am, children should not be present on site and unsupervised in advance on this time.
We have signed up to take part in the WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition and have ordered
battery collections boxes. You will be advised when we have taken delivery of these. In the meantime, please
collect up your used batteries and these can be brought into school once the collection boxes arrive in.
Schools with the highest weight of batteries will receive a prize
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.
Naomi Rousseau

Extra-Curricular Activities

We are hoping to establish a chess class/club on Thursdays at 2.25 – 3.25 with Al Robinson. The proposed
term will be, Thursday, 25th January – Thursday, 30th May at a cost of €80 per child. Class size will be small

and capped. Please email your interest to schooloffice@rathmichaelschool.com .

If your child currently attends Artzone lessons, you should get an email for Term 2 registration. Anyone is

welcome to join. Please email bookings@artzone.ie

We are looking for some hand towels. If you have some at home that you no longer use, we will gratefully make use of

them. Many thanks.

Peace Proms: Sunday, 4th

If you have a Peace Proms ticket that you will no longer be using, would you please contact the school office

and we can arrange for a parent looking for a ticket to purchase it.

SET Reviews

If your child is receiving SET Teacher support, you will be contacted by the school in the coming weeks either regarding
a review meeting at the school or via email. Please do not hesitate to contact Naomi with any queries.

Dates for your diary

Mon, 22nd January Molly Healy begins Teaching Practice in Fifth Class for four weeks. Molly attended
Rathmichael and we are delighted to welcome back. At all times, the children will
remain under the supervision of the class teacher.

Thurs, 25th January Sixth Class will begin Cycle Safety Training outdoors with their bicycles. Please contact

Ms. Crammond with any queries.
Fri, 2nd February Cyber Safety Workshops in 3rd – 6

th Classes with CyberSafeKids Ireland. Children in 3rd –

th will complete a survey in advance.

Sunday, 4th February Third & Fourth Class Pupils will be singing in the Peace Proms Concert in the RDS.

Further details to follow next week.
Mon, 5th February School Closed for St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday
Tues, 6th February Safer Internet Day
Wed, 7th February CyberSafeKids Ireland to deliver a Parent Session following their workshops in Senior
Classes. This informative session will educate on the importance of web safety, how to
be cyber safe and will speak directly on the ‘popular apps/forums’ as well as on the
apps/forums our pupils are using and talking about.
This will take place at 7.30pm via zoom.

Fri, 9th Feb Pancake Party in Aid of Children’s Heart Ireland. Donations of €3 welcome.
Mon, 12th – Fri,
16th February

School Closed for Mid Term Break
Thurs, 29th February Final Cycle Safety Training for Sixth Class
Fri, 1st March Adult Table Quiz
Mon, 4th March Laura Kenny begins Teaching Practice in Second Class for three weeks. Laura attended
Rathmichael and we are delighted to welcome back. At all times, the children will
remain under the supervision of the class teacher.

Thurs, 7th March World Book Day. Children are invited to dress up as a character from a favourite book.

Further details to follow.

Fri, 8th March 2

nd & 5th Class finish swimming today.

Mon, 11th March Molly Healy begins teaching Senior Infants for four weeks. At all times, the children will

remain under the supervision of the class teacher.
Setanta Book Fair will be in operation for the week! Further details to follow.

Wed, 13th March 5

th Class are going to see the Rathdown TY Musical
Mon, 18th March School Closed for St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday
Fri, 22nd March School Closes at 12.25 for Infants & 12.30 for 1st – 6

th Classes for Easter Break

Mon, 25th Mar – Fri, 5th

School Closed for Easter Holidays

Fri, 12th April 1

st & 4th Class begin swimming today.
Mon, 6th May School Closed for Bank Holiday
Fri, 31st May 1

st & 4th Class finish swimming today.
Mon, 3rd June School Closed for Bank Holiday
17th – 21st June Active Week

Sports Day – Tues, 18th June
Summer Dance: 4th, 5th & 6th: Thurs, 20th June
Wed, 26th June School Closes at 12.25 for Infants & 12.30 for 1st – 6

th Classes for the Summer Break
Our 50c Assemblies are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Children are welcome to bring in

50c for the children Rathmichael sponsor in Fields of Life.