Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Food Dudes February 2022

As a follow-on to our Food Dudes programme in 2019/2020, Lusmagh N.S. took part in "Food Dudes Week" from February 14th- 18th 2022.The Food Dudes programme is a healthy eating initiative organised by Bord Bia. It encourages children to eat more fruit and vegetables. The Department of Health recommends that children and adults eat 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

Each day from Monday to Thursday, we received a portion of fruit and vegetables to try out in school. We had apple slices, mandarin oranges, blueberries, cucumber, carrot batons and  pepper slices. Unfortunately, due to Storm Eunice our driver couldn't deliver our fruit and vegetables on Friday but the response from the children was super on the other 4 days. 

Most children ate all their portions and some even tried fruit and vegetables that they hadn't liked before! Well done everyone! Junior infants, senior infants and 1st class also received lovely new Food Dude lunchboxes so they can bring their own fruit and vegetables in from home from now on.

We look forward to having the healthiest children in County Offaly!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Book Fair 2022

 Last week on February 14th, our Book Fair opened in St. Cronan's school hall.

 There was a great selection of books for all ages and we enjoyed browsing the book shelves. The most popular books in the senior classroom were Dog Man, Tom Gates and David Walliams books and also The Darkest Unicorn series. 

The junior  classroom really loved The Giggle Pigs, I need a new bum, Dogman, Catkid Comic Club, Superworm and Puppy Place.

The middle classroom loved Gangsta Granny Strikes again, The Wizards of Once series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, Dogman and Catkid books by Dav Pilkey,Tom gates books, Animal Ark, Tommy, Captain Underpants and The Worst Witch series.

Thank you very much to all the families who supported our book fair this year. A total of €1130 was collected and that means we get to spend €678 (60% of our total) on books for our classrooms! This will mean lots more interesting, up to date books and class novels to read in the year ahead.

Thank you from Mr Downey

My heartfelt thanks to the parishioners of Lusmagh for the lovely send-off you gave me on the occasion of my retirement, the beautiful mass,...