2nd-6th Classes had our first Virtual Assembly of the year this week on February 1st- St. Brigid's Day. It was so lovely to see all our friends and teachers together again, even if it was virtually! Mrs. Feeley began by celebrating everyone in our school community:
Together we are grateful for everyone in our school community: I am privileged to serve you as principal and very thankful to lead such a hard-working, professional caring team. I want to sincerely thank each and every one of the team who are doing their very best for each and every one of you in what is a challenging time for all.
She spoke about the values of hope, endurance and resilience-all very relevant to the times we are living in. She reminded us that hope is a positive energy which helps people at difficult times. She also spoke about the feast of St. Brigid and recited a lovely prayer to St. Brigid.
We look forward to the next Zoom Assembly very soon. Your teachers will inform you of the exact date and time.
Extra Information for Parents During School Closures
- There are a wide range of supports available to parents who are supporting their children's learning at home. We have compiled links to these supports as well as links to useful websites which provide extra activities that may be of benefit to some of you. Click here to access this document.
- The following resource might help some parents to explain the whole area of Covid-19 testing to young children. Click on the picture below to access this document
- We would also like to draw your attention to an excellent resource-RTE Home School Hub where children can watch, download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work, and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning. From Monday 11th January, the Home School Hub (10am) and After School Hub (3.20pm) will return to RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player for three hours daily.
- Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19: We would like to direct your attention to updated guidance on talking to children and young people about Covid-19. You can access and download this guidance in both Irish and English from the Department of Education and Skills website by clicking here and looking under the heading ‘Talking to children and young people about Covid-19’.
- We would also like to direct your attention to a child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with children and students. You can access this interview by clicking here.
We ask God to be with us all at this time. We hope you all remain healthy and happy during this time off and look forward to seeing you back in school when we re-open.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Festive Cheer in the Senior Classes
Watch the children on our Senior Site singing festive tunes in preparation for the turning on of the Christmas lights in Roscommon Town a few weeks ago.
Roscommon Christmas Lights 2020
A Message from the Christmas Lights Committee:
The Christmas Lights Committee have been working hard erecting the Christmas lights so that Roscommon Town will be a beacon of hope and light for Christmas 2020. In keeping with Covid19 restrictions and in order to keep everyone safe, Santa Claus will be switching on the Christmas lights for Roscommon remotely from the North Pole on Sunday 29th November at 5pm. This is an online event and the switch on can be viewed via YouTube. Just search YouTube for the MMCStreaming channel, where the event will be broadcast from, or click on their Facebook page for more details.
Please feel free to post your pictures and videos of your children watching the switching on ceremony on the Roscommon Christmas Lights 2020 event which can be found on the Roscommon Chamber Facebook page.
Best regards, Roscommon Christmas Lights Committee
Staff of St Comán's Wood 'Shine a Light'
During a recent staff meeting via Zoom, the staff of St. Comán's Wood held a short prayer service and lit a candle in support of frontline workers fighting against coronavirus and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic-both near and far.