Junior School News 9 October 2020
Dates for Your Diary
October 12th-16th Maths Week (activities all week)
Monday 12th JACA committee meeting 7.30pm (on Zoom)
From the Office
Play Dates/ Sleepovers:
As you are aware, the whole of the Republic of Ireland is now on Level 3 of the government’s Living with COVID-19 plan. We are making every effort during the school day to keep Alexandra College COVID-free, so we are asking for your full co-operation too. We want to continue to keep all of our students and staff safe and well.
We would advise that playdates include only one child from one other household. Sleepovers should be avoided at this time. During these challenging times, your on-going understanding and support is very much appreciated by all of us.
Alex app: Most parents have now signed up for this app. Be sure to delete the Komeer app as it is no longer in use. This is a completely different app and will be used for day to day communication, trip consent and payments, student absences, parent/teacher communication and much more when we are up and running.
Family Group Work Time in KGLr, KGUpr and J1!
The Prep Department classes were delighted to start Family Group Work
on the Science theme of 'Lifecycles'. Last week, everyone enjoyed learning the four stages of a butterfly's lifecycle before making their individual creative representations.
This week, we learned more about the lifecycle of a frog. Well done girls for showing such enthusiastic learning for our first theme this term. We look forward to working on more interesting and creative topics!
KG Upper were working hard making shapes using their pegboards. They used created the shapes by using different colours, different sizes and worked very well together in their pairs. Maith sibh!
J4R- We’ve Got Mail!
Today, Friday the 9th of October is World Post Day, a day to celebrate the postal service all across the world. Post Offices are an essential part of the community, but particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. They play a very big part in connecting communities all around the globe.
In J4 Red this week, we celebrated An Post and other postal services in Ireland by writing letters of gratitude to essential people in our communities. We wrote letters to frontline healthcare workers, transport workers, shopkeepers, postmen and women, teachers and school staff, as well as our families and friends. We expressed our thanks to these people for all they are doing to keep us safe. In this week's assembly, the girls in J4 Red read aloud their letters to the Junior School and encouraged students and teachers to write their own gratitude letters to the people they are grateful for.
J3 Yard Art!