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St Patrick's The Meadow Primary School, Newry

Update Pastoral Week

21st Aug 2020


Dear Parents & Caregivers,

We look forward to welcoming pupils next week for an OPTIONAL Pastoral Week when your Nursery to P6 children will return to last year’s classrooms with their same teachers and classroom assistants on Monday & Tuesday before changeover to new classrooms and teachers on Wednesday & Thursday.

They are asked to come in wearing a PE or Summer uniform. Nothing is needed this week other than themselves
- no morning snack nor water bottle as children only on site for 90 mins
- no lunch box as all children home at 12:00 at latest.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions and current EA guidelines, no adults are allowed to enter the school building unless agreed in advance with myself.

We, in Saint Patrick’s have adopted an EA recommended “Park & Stride” scheme where St Brigid’s car park should be used to enable parents and children to walk to school. P4 to P6 children should be dropped outside school gates with Nursery and P1 to P3 children dropped at external doors. All children will be welcomed by an adult at a designated external door that has been clearly numbered to avoid congestion which therefore eases access upon arrival and exit.

Nursery - Nursery Doors

P1 - Door 1 at Mrs Scullion’s room

P2 - Door 2 in infant yard

P3 - Door 3 in front car park
Door 3a at Miss Bentley & Mrs
McEvoy’s room

P4 & P5 - Doors 4 & 5 at main entrance

P6 & P7 - Doors 6 & 7 at P7 rooms

Further guidance for week commencing Tuesday 1st September will be issued in due course. If you have any other queries, please contact school via phone or email where a member of staff will endeavour to answer these as quickly as possible.

Your anticipated cooperation and ongoing support is very much appreciated at these times.

Mr Ciarán Mackin