May 1st Newsletter
Happy Mayday everyone. We are all hoping for good weather. Hello again and hope you are all continuing to do well during this lockdown.
We have to wait until later today to hear what the Taoiseach and the Chief Medical Officer are advising about easing restrictions, but all the indications are that there won’t be any re-opening of schools in the next couple of week at any rate. This means that we all have to struggle on, doing our best and trying to make the most of it.
Bank Holiday Monday
Monday 4th May is a bank holiday. We are all taking the day off-teachers, SNAs, pupils and PARENTS. A well-deserved break. Enjoy the long weekend.
New Home learning Hub on Website
We have updated our website ‘eskeretns.ie’ with a special information section Esker Home Learning Hub (thank you Katie). We have designed this page to be your one stop shop for all your Home Learning questions while our school building is closed due to COVID-19. We hope it will help answer any of your questions but if not, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Home School Liaison Teacher)and we will try our best to help.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty signing in or logging on. She will help you with technical issues.
Home learning Parent Survey
Gemma sent a really important survey out to today - Home Learning Parent Survey. There is lots of information that we want to get from you to let us know how your children are engaging or if there are reasons why they are not engaging. It is really important for us to get this information. Teachers are working really hard to get work out to your children and encouraging them to engage.
The longer this lock down continues the more important it becomes that your children do get involved in their learning. We will do everything we can to support this. Your answers to the survey will help us to get this right.
We intend to run live assemblies once a fortnight. Our next assembly’s theme is about gratitude-being thankful. We hope to see your children there on the 8th May at 2.30 pm. Note the change of time. We will send you out a link to the assembly at 2.15 pm on the assembly days.
Lunch Packs from Carambola
The second monthly packs should have been delivered to those families who signed up. The next delivery should arrive at the end of May. If you didn’t sign up originally but wish to do so now, please let me know and we will add your child/ren to the list. We have over 180 signed up and I believe that the families are very pleased with the service. It also supports the lunch company Carambola which we are anxious to do as they have been extremely supportive of us over the last number of years.
Please read the next page which gives you suggestions as to how you might keep your children safe online during this very unusual time in our lives- See you next Friday at Assembly!!