NEWSLETTER 05.03.2015

Welcome to this week’s newsletter:

TEACHING AND LEARNING: Today we have enjoyed World Book Day. We listened to Prince Cinders by Babette Cole and The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf at assembly.

Children in Wilma’s class wrote a book to celebrate the day. Their book is about dinosaurs coming to school.

Aodan, Hazel and Fiona’s classes enjoyed an Aesop’s Fable about the Crow and the Fox. Children compared an old version of the story with a new recording of the story by Julia Donaldson. Children also explored ‘Where the forest meets the Sea’ by Jeannie Baker. Children visualised themselves in different parts of the story.

Seachtain na Gaeilge activities will be starting next week – Beimid ag ceiliuradh Seachtain na Gaeilge i rith an seachtain seo chugainn sa scoil. Beidh ar na paisti Gaeilge a labhairt agus beimid ‘reeling’ agus ‘jigging’ i rith an seachtain.

PUPIL LED CONFERENCING: Thanks to all the adults who came to the meetings this week to celebrate children’s learning. Hazel and Fiona are looking forward to hosting them next week.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK: will be taking place on the 11th to the 15th of May. Fiona is looking for volunteers to meet to plan this event. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in joining the committee. The committee will be meeting on Thursday 19th of March to plan the week. There will be lots of opportunities for parents to participate during the week in May.


Reminder:  Parents Coffee morning is taking place in the hall tomorrow morning from 8.30 – 9.30.

School Disco: Kate, Sinead and Jessie would like to thank everyone who helped to make the school disco on Saturday 28th such a success.  Thanks to those who volunteered to do specific jobs, and also to those who pitched in at the end when we were putting everything away.  Many hands definitely made light work of that job, and just made a great event even better. Your support made for a great atmosphere.

Movie Night:We are holding another movie night for the children of our school on Saturday 21st March, more details to follow.

Sponsored Walk: We are also starting to prepare for a sponsored walk which will take place in May. We will need your help with organising and running these events.  Please e-mail Irenie at [email protected] or just pass on your details to a member of the Parents Association Committee if you would like to get involved. An update on our fundraising efforts so far will be sent to parents via e-mail over the coming weeks. Have a

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT met on Thursday 26 February and discussed a range of items including refurbishments needed for our great school building. The Board welcomed the extracurricular activities which have recently been made available to students. They also agreed on the need to put together a menu of extracurricular activities to be communicated to parents early on in the next school year (September 2015) so that students and parents can make decisions about which extracurricular activities (if any) their children will  participate in.

COMMUNITY: Invite to a CreActive workshop for children and parents Saturday 7th of March between 10.30am and 1pm. Join them in the Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1. BOok place by emailing .Visit website  Five Lamps Arts Festival,

Have a nice weekend, and we may see you at the coffee morning tomorrow,

Dermot & Staff.