COVID19: Letter to Parents 27th March 2020

27th March 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

As you are aware, the Department of Education has extended the school closure until April 20th at the earliest. The staff of Scoil Treasa Naofa hope our pupils and families are continuing to stay healthy and well in these unprecedented times. The staff have been meeting via Zoom to discuss pupil well-being and learning and how we can support pupils over the next few weeks.
We are considering various ways that will ensure you as a parent/guardian are supported to be enabled to assist your child from home. We are aware of the many stresses this current environment has placed upon the whole school community and do not wish to impact on these stresses unnecessarily. This coming week the teachers will continue to use Class Dojo to support home learning. Teachers will be checking in with their class, creating activities for pupil to engage in and can comment on work pupils have done. Parents can upload pictures of what their child/children have completed and teachers will give feedback on the work.
For families who find that there is too much/ too little work for their child we encourage you to do only what suits your family and the timetable you have set up. We do not want to increase anxiety or stress at an already difficult time, but rather hope that we can support our pupils in their learning. If you feel that there is not enough content, I have created a padlet for our school with a list of suggested websites to further promote your child’s learning.
However, reading every day is the best form of education. To put it quite simply, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
Please remember to monitor your child whilst they are using the world wide web and only use sites that are child-friendly.

Yours Sincerely,
Deirdre Walsh