Slapped Cheek
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 03/04/2020

Slapped Cheek

There is an unconfirmed case of slapped cheek syndrome (sometimes called Fifth Disease) in 3rd class. This condition is caused by the parvovirus B19 virus and your child may have been exposed. The following information is from the HSE.What is “Slapped Cheek Syndrome”?It is a mild rash illness that

Head Lice
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 10/01/2019

Head Lice

Every September we get the usual outbreaks of head lice in our school. If there is evidence of nits or lice in your child’s class we will send a notification to you via the Aladdin connect noticeboard Please do not ignore it and assume your child is immune. The only way to eradicate lice is if ever

Scarlet Fever in 4th Class
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 02/28/2019

Scarlet Fever in 4th Class

There has been another confirmed case of scarlet fever in 4th class. It is therefore a possibility that children in the 4th classes may have been exposed. Please read the following advice from the HSE.What is scarlet fever? Scarlet fever is a scattered red rash and high temperature caused by bacteri

Foot and Mouth Disease
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 01/02/2019

Foot and Mouth Disease

December 14th 2018 Dear Parent or Guardian, There has been a case of hand, foot and mouth disease in the Junior Infants and your child may have been exposed. The following are commonly asked questions about the disease.What is hand,

Foot and Mouth Disease
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 12/14/2018

Foot and Mouth Disease

There has been a case of hand, foot and mouth disease in Junior Infants and your child may have been exposed. The following are commonly asked questions about the disease.What is hand, foot and mouth disease?This is a disease caused by a group of viruses which usually affects young children. It cau

Foot and Mouth Disease
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 10/22/2018

Foot and Mouth Disease

We normally have a few cases of Foot and Mouth Disease every year. Please read the following information.What is hand, foot and mouth disease?This is a disease caused by a group of viruses which usually affects young children. It causes blisters on hands and feet and mouth ulcers inside the cheeks

Scarlet Fever
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 04/24/2018

Scarlet Fever

April 24th 2018There has been a confirmed case of scarlet fever in 2nd class. It is therefore a possibility that your child has been exposed. Please read the following advice from the HSE.What is scarlet fever?Scarlet fever is a scattered red rash and high temperature caused by bacteria (Group A str

Scarlet Fever Warning
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 03/06/2018

Scarlet Fever Warning

March 6th 2017Dear Parent or Guardian,There has been a confirmed case of scarlet fever in Senior Infants. It is therefore a possibility that your child has been exposed. Please read the following advice from the HSE.What is scarlet fever?Scarlet fever is a scattered red rash and high temperature cau

Staying in at Break
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 01/29/2018

Staying in at Break

We have a very small first aid room and it’s purpose is to attend to minor injuries which occur in the yard. We appreciate their may be times when children need to remain indoors at break. However children with minor colds and snuffles should either be at home, if sick or should wrap up well and g

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 01/27/2018

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?This is a disease caused by a group of viruses which usually affects young children. It causes blisters on hands and feet and mouth ulcers inside the cheeks and on the tongue. They may also have a sore throat and high temperature. These symptoms last for 7–10 day

Flu Outbreak
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 01/15/2018

Flu Outbreak

Dear Parents,Over the last week and again today, we had large numbers of children with flu like symptoms coming to school. Some were too sick to stay in school and had to be collected before the end of class whilst others struggled to remain for the full day.The National Director of Public Health, D

Slapped Cheek Syndrome
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 01/11/2018

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

We have had a confirmed case in Junior Infants. This syndrome is a mild but very contagious illness and usually presents in 5/6 year olds , It is however a more concerning for people with low immune systems or pregnant women. Please read the letter here.http://www.saintbrigids.ie/slappedcheek.pdf

Common Childhood Illnesses
Mrs. Mac Donagh on 11/23/2016

Common Childhood Illnesses

[trx_table style=”1″ size=”medium” align=”center”]IllnessSymptomsWhat to do Fever100.4°F or38°C Stay home, must be fever free for 24 hours before returning HeadacheIf the child can’t do normal activities Stay home VomitingMore than twice in 24 hours or if diarrhoea also Stay home until 24 hours afte