22nd March, 2020

Dear Parents and Pupils,

We hope that everyone had a nice weekend.

As promised, we have some further suggested work for each class. Please click on the letter from each teacher for further information.   Please remember the tasks given are suggestions only. As we mentioned on Friday, all the non-school work activities are of great value, especially at this uncertain time. We do not wish to put pressure on any household to cover all the tasks. We will do our best to catch up on key topics once we get back to school.

As many of you may know, from March 30th, RTE is planning to broadcast an hour of “school on TV” to support children and their parents at home. This will be broadcast between 11am and 12 noon and will be aimed a First to Sixth Class pupils. It will be available on catch-up on RTE Player while worksheets will be available on RTE.ie/learn. There is also a list of useful websites on RTE.ie/learn, the list contains some of the sites which we have previously recommended.

As you will see from the attached letters, work for Third to Sixth Class will be posted on the SeeSaw app and will be updated gradually according as children progress through the work. We will post further details for Senior Infants, First and Second next Sunday evening.

For those of you who work with Ms Stapleton or me, unless you hear direct from us, please do your best with the activities you have been assigned. We have worked with your teachers to ensure that the suggested tasks will suit everyone. However, if you find tasks tricky, please do not worry, simply move on to another task.

For everyone, please do not stress about school work. We do not expect anyone to homeschool children, just to give them help and guidance where possible. The most important thing to do is to keep healthy and happy! There will be plenty of time to catch up when we get back to school.

At this stage, we have not received any further information from the Department of Education. We will contact you by text during the week if we receive further information and otherwise will post an update next Sunday.

In the meantime, if you have any particular concerns, suggestions or queries, please email office@njs.ie or principal@njs.ie.

Best wishes to all and keep safe,

Ms McSweeney