Nuacht Litir

Cumann na dTuismitheoirí

Nuacht Litir Meán Fómhair 2017


An Cumann na dTuismitheoirí and I would like to welcome everyone to our 2017/2018 school year. We hope you all had a wonderful summer and that you are looking forward to the year ahead.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our former Rang 6 students all the best as they enjoy the next chapter in their education and extend a special welcome to all of our new Naíonáin Bheaga and their parents who we met at our Coffee Morning recently.

We will be holding our Parents’ Association AGM on 2nd October at 8pm in the Halla Beag and everyone is welcome to attend. The Cumann na dTuismitheoirí is a great way to meet other parents and be involved in different events happening at the school throughout the year.  We will be electing a new committee on the night and hope to see you all then.

As always we welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can support the school and look forward to meeting you on the 2nd October.

Is Mise le Meas,


Joanne Mone

Cathaoirleach, Cumann na dTuismitheoirí.


We understand that due to current circumstances parking is difficult but please use the car park for drop-off and pick up. If this is not possible park only in designated spaces on the road and ensure your child exits the vehicle onto the footpath. Please do not perform u-turns at the school gates and always encourage your child to use the pedestrian crossing. Let’s make child safety our No. 1 priority!


Imeachtaí ag Teacht Suas – Upcoming Events

2nd Oct                          Cumann na dTuismitheoirí AGM @8pm

27th Oct                        Dioscó Oíche Shamhna 5-7pm

30th Oct – 3rd Nov         Midterm Break/ Briseadh

Dec                               Aonach na Nollag Rang 6

Dec 22nd– 5th Jan            Christmas Holiday/ Nollaig

Feb 15th-16th                  February mid term/ Briseadh

3rd March                      Confirmation/ Co neartú



Parents are reminded that Scoil Uí Riada is a nut free zone. Please be mindful that there are children with serious nut allergies. Do not give your child nuts, Nutella etc. in their lunch box either on school days or on school outings.


Cártai Nollag

 Your children will be designing their Cártai Nollag over the next few weeks. Once we receive their samples back you will be able to order your packets of cards, gift wrapping and labels to have on time for Christmas posting.


Christmas Fair

 Rang a 6 are organising this year’s Festive Event in December to raise money towards their end of year musical. There will be more details on this in our next Nuacht Litir.



Halloween DISCO

27ú deireadh fómhair 5.00-7.00pm / 27th October 5.00-7.00pm

Scoil Uí Riada Cumann na dTuismitheoirí are delighted to invite you to our Annual Dioscó Oíche Shamhna. This is a spooktacular event loved by all and will take place as usual on Friday 27th October from

5.00-7.00pm. It is a costume event so please wear Halloween costumes… too parents!!!


  • This is an event which all the children will look forward to, and as it is a whole school event, children from Junior Infants up to 6th class are all welcome. The hall is dark, and the music is loud, so take this into account, but our experience is that the children absolutely love it. Friends are welcome.
  • Back by popular demand will be the V.I.P area for sixth class children.  This will be their last year in

the school so we want to make it as special as possible.

  • In the interest of safety we would kindly ask that all weapons (Lightsabers and Fairy Wands) be left

at home. Also, school rules apply for all children with mobile phones, they are not allowed.

  • There will be a charge of €3 per child at the door (€10 per family) and there will also be a ‘tuck shop’ where drinks and treats may be purchased at a nominal charge (€1-2 per child is more than sufficient).  However, please feel free to bring along your own treats if you prefer.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee will be available for parents.

We are lucky to have parents who have volunteered to assist during the disco, many thanks to each one of these, as without their assistance we could not run this event.  However, we can never have too many helpers, so we would ask that all parents supervise their children on the night to ensure that everyone has a great time.


Please note that the disco runs from 5.00-7.00pm and children will not be permitted to leave the

school without Parental Supervision.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Cumann na dTuismitheoirí

Cathaoirleach:  Joanne Mone   086 3831361

Treasurer:        Fiona Cullen    087 1248146

Secretary:         Susan Elliott     0861646555

PRO:                Janice Whelan 087 9007462


A new committee will be appointed following the AGM on 2nd October


School gate opens at 9.00am. Unless it is raining children will be collected by their múinteoir from their líne at 9.20am. That you for your co-operation and support.

If your child is absent, use school App to notify múinteoir.

RSA: Walk, run, cycle to school every Friday.

Keep Lunchboxes Healthy (small treat on Fridays only)

Irish Hospice Coffee Morning

We raised €212 at our coffee morning so GRMA to everyone who supported this great cause.


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