Dia Dhaoibh,

I hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the milder weather. As ever at Lucan East we have been busy and there is lots of news to report.
6th class had their annual bake sale. Everyone was very excited and the 6th class did a great job of providing tasty treats. They raised 707.50 with all proceeds being donated to a very worth charity classed ‘Aoibheann’s Pink Tie’. The charity helps children who are very poorly.
We celebrated our annual Intercultural Day this week and the support and input from parents was great to see and the day was a huge success. Thank you very much to everyone involved. I heard some children commenting that it was the best day in the whole year! It is lovely to see the school community coming together to celebrate our diversity and to share foods that are culturally important to us.
Some of our 5th class students attended a protest on climate action . Inspired by a rapidly growing movement of young activists around the world students from a number of primary educate together schools gathered to protest against the dangers posed by climate change.
5th and 6th class students are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project. This week there was some beautifully crafted Valentines cards on sale.
 Well done to the school chess team! They finished 2nd in the Division 2 shield final of the Leinster Schools Chess Association. Congratulations to all involved!

It is great to see so many children walking and cycling to school. Good for our health and good for the environment! If you drive into the school grounds can you please be patient and respectful to all other school community members. Mikey directs the traffic each morning and evening to ensure cars are flowing as smoothly as possible. It is a busy time and everyone’s respect and co-operation is expected and appreciated.

The next Lucan East Newspaper has been published and covers a great variety of topics from student interviews to Chinese New Year word searches. Be sure to check it out on our school website!
Our next school disco will take place next Wednesday the 20th February! The cost of entry is 2 euro. Junior and Senior infants disco will be on from 1:20 – 2:00 and the 1st to 4th class disco will be on from 2:20 – 3:20. Hope to you all there. This event is organised by the PTA and all money raised is going towards buying new resources to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education in our school.
Please note that next week school will be closed on Thursday and Friday the 21st and 22nd of February for our mid-term break.
Take care everyone and the next principal’s newsletter will be out on Friday the 1st of March.
Slán go fóill,




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