School Tour Details: Junior Infants – 1st Class

The details for the Junior Infants – 1st Class school tour are below. Please click on the link to download the details:

Junior School Tour Letter 2017 – 2018

The balance of €15 is due by Friday, 26th May. Please send it to you child’s / children’s class teacher as soon as you can.

Card Night Volunteer Form

Card Night Volunteer Letter

Class Arrangements 2017 – 2018

The following class arrangements will apply for 2017 – 2018

Ms. C. Scanlan: Junior & Senior Infants
Ms. M. Butler: 1st – 3rd Class (Deputy Principal)
Ms. A. Moore-Walsh: 4th – 6th Class (Principal)
Ms. N. Hackett: SET Teacher
Ms. F. Murphy: SET Teacher

2017-2018 Calendar Now Available!

The school calendar for 2017 – 2018 is now available to view and print. Please click on the link below or visit the School Life section of our website.

Drom NS School Calendar 2017 – 2018

March Edition of Drom NewS Now Available

The March edition of Drom NewS is now available to view in the News & Events Section of our website. If you require the password to view this material, please contact the school with a note in your child’s diary or by phoning the office on (0504) 51688 between 10am and 11am.

Drom NS awarded Artist in the Primary School Scheme Grant

Drom National School is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Tipperary County Council to participate in the Artist in the Primary School Scheme with music teacher and musician Avril Kinane. The school applied for the grant early in 2017 and is delighted to have been chosen to engage in the project. More details will follow in the March edition of Drom NewS!

Treating Headlice

TREATING HEADLICE

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/H/Head-lice/Detecting-head-lice.html

What are headlice?

Headlice are little insects with moving legs. They are often not much bigger than a pin head, but may be as big as a sesame seed (the seeds on burger buns). They live on, or very close to, the scalp and don’t wander far down the hairshaft for very long. They can only live on humans; you cannot catch them from animals.

What are nits?

Nits are not the same thing as lice. Nits are egg cases laid by lice, stuck on to hair shafts. They are smaller than a pinhead and pearly white. If you have nits it doesn’t always mean that you have headlice. When you get rid of all the lice,the nits will stay stuck to the hair until it grows out.

How are they spread?

Anyone can pick up headlice. They are most common among young children as they often put heads together during play allowing the lice walk from one head to the next. Headlice do not reflect standards of hygiene. They are just as willing to live in clean or dirty hair.

Can you stop them?

The best way is for families to learn how to check their own heads. This way they find any lice before they have a chance to breed. They can then treat them and stop them being passed round the family. The way to check someone’s head is called “detection combing”. This should be done regularly and in the case of a confirmed infection in one family member, the other members of the household should carry out “detection combing” twice weekly for one week.

How do I do detection combing?

You need a plastic detection comb, good lighting and an ordinary comb.

  • Wash the hair well, then dry it with a towel. The hair should be damp, not dripping. A small amount of conditioner may help if the hair is tangled.
  • Make sure there is good light, daylight is best.
  • Comb the hair with an ordinary comb.
  • Start with the teeth of the detection comb touching the skin of the scalp at the top of the head.
  • Draw the comb carefully towards the edge of the hair.
  • Look carefully at the teeth of the comb in good light.
  • If there are headlice, you will find one or more lice on the teeth of the comb. A magnifying glass may be useful in identifying lice.
  • Do this over and over again from the top of the head to the edge of the hair in all directions, working round the head.
  • Do this for several minutes. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to do it properly for each head.

Who needs treatment?

Only treat those who have living, moving lice. If more than one family member has lice, treat all those at the same time.

How do I treat them?

A headlice lotion (not shampoo) should be used. Ask your local pharmacist, public health nurse or GP which lotion to use, and how long to leave it on. Follow the instructions that come with the particular product.

  • Repeat treatment again seven days later, in the same way, with the same lotion.
  • Check all heads a day or two after the second treatment. If you still find living, moving lice, ask your public health nurse or GP for advice.

Daffodil Day – 24th March 2017

On Daffodil Day, 24th March 2017, we are holding a cake sale to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. We would be so grateful for donations of buns, biscuits, cakes and breads for our cake sale on this day. Please bring them to the school of Friday, 24th March before 9.20am.Image result for daffodil day

The children will have an opportunity to purchase cakes etc. throughout the day. Parents / Guardians are invited to join us from 9.30am to 10.30am and again from 3.00pm to 3.30pm for the cake sale.

Of course, we would also be delighted to receive gifts of daffodils to brighten up our school on this day. The children are encouraged to wear something yellow to mark the day.

Thank you for your kind support.

Skip Counting – Fun with Numbers

In First Class we are learning about skip counting. Check out this website for some great fun activities

http://www.abcya.com/number_bubble_skip_counting.htm

Ash Wednesday Mass

We will attend mass for Ash Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church, Drom on Wednesday 1st March at 10am. Should your child not be able to attend please let the school know with a note in your child’s diary.