April 2020

Week April 27th -May 1st

Message from Tusla

The Senior CFSN (Child and Family Support Network) Co-ordinator in Kilkenny would like to let parents know that they are still providing and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families in the area.  Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the ways in which supports are being provided have been altered to best meet the needs of families, while adhering to governmental guidelines.  The CFSN Co-ordinators provide supports for all families, whether or not they have been engaged with Tusla previously, these supports can include access to counselling; family support; supports for young children and teenagers; therapy online or on the phone, or help with food and practical supports.  If you would like to find out more, please contact your local Snr CFSN Co-ordinator:               Nora Roberts                         nora.roberts1@tusla.ie                   087 7943746


April 27th-A draft copy of the School Admissions Policy is now at the top of the Information for Parents page. If you have any queries please e mail the school smuirekk2@eircom.net

Letter to Parents 27th April 2020-04-24

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you and your families are well and enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.

It is lovely to see so many children out and about: walking, cycling and playing outdoors.

The teachers have put together some more ideas for working at home. Please feel free to choose the activities that are manageable for you and you families.

Don’t forget to join Aladdin Connect by Friday to be in with a chance to win 100 euro!

If you are having problems installing Aladdin or if you have any other news, concerns etc. please email the school at smuirekk2@eircom.net

Take care and keep safe

Irene and all the staff

Please click on the relevant links below for work/activities for this week . We hope you enjoy doing these with your family.

Junior Infants work 27th April 2020

Senior Infants 27th April 2020

First class work 27th April 2020

Second Class Week 4

3rd-4th class 27th April 2020

5th -6th Class 27th april (1)

Here are some reminders of school days we had not so long ago.

The relay race was great fun in June 2019.
Green fingers in Room 10 May 2019
Bake Sale June 2018

Aladdin School Connect -Important Information for Parents/Guardians 22/04/20

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our classes.

The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc  via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App

Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with  parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child’s education by:
– Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
Allowing schools to collect permission/consent forms from parents
– Allowing parents to quickly and efficiently select preferred slots for parent teacher meetings 
– Keeping parents appraised of their child’s attendance
– Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages
– Allowing parents view their child’s approved report card
– Allowing parents to view their child’s latest standardised test results

Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
– Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed,  along with late arrival and early leaving information.
– Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
– Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
– Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
– Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent

You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.

In the next few days, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link.  There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school’s Connect experience.

In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.

This can be done by email:smuirekk2@eircom.net

Please note: If there are any personal concerns, or legal provisions in place regarding giving access to Connect to any parent/guardian of your child please contact the school in confidence to discuss or restrict access as required.

We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Irene Deasy





Letter to Parents/ Guardians:20th April 2020


To all our wonderful Presentation families,

We hope you are all well after our Easter “holidays”. At least the weather was kind to us, and I met many families out walking in the sunshine.  We will continue to provide work on the website for the moment, but there is no pressure to complete all the activities.

Many parents are worried that they are not doing enough, but spending time with your children chatting, playing and reading is the very best thing you can do right now. Involving them in household tasks is also great for them as it teaches them life skills which will stand to them in the future.

All schools will have to make up for lost academic time when school resumes and you can rely on our wonderful teachers to do just that! We will liaise with the CBS and the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition when that time comes.

This week, we plan to introduce Aladdin Connect to our school. This is a system which will enable easier communication between families and school.  You will receive a text a parent later this week with more details.

In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your lovely families.

Kind Regards

Irene and all the staff

Please click on the relevant links below for your child’s work/activities for the week April 20th -24th. We hope you and your family enjoy doing these activities together.


Senior InfantsI learning suggestions 20th April

1st Class Activities 20th April

Second Class 2oth April

3rd4th class 20th April

5th6th class 20th April

We hope days like these will be back very soon.