Welcome to this week’s newsletter,
ETHOS Wesak was celebrated this week. Core Value is Peace.
TODDLER GROUP We have a special morning tomorrow morning, at usual time 08.30am. Toddler group will be in the garden, on their OUTDOOR MORNING. Special Guest Lucy from Phoenix Forest Schools will be joining for fun activities.
TEACHING AND LEARNING Lots of classes are going on their school tours in the coming weeks. Lots going on around the school – Hazel’s class are learning about the local area-The Liberties and the Titanic. Doireann’s class are learning about 3d shape & are doing garden based art, Simon’s class are heading into the outer cosmos, and Infants are learning about money.
ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK – Starts next Monday, We have lots of activities on,Monday – Yoga with Katarina, Tuesday – Skipathon Wednesday – Sports Day Thursday – Orienteering, Friday – The DISCO –
DISCO DANCING – Trickier dances are as follows – click for tutorials –
STAR MAN – TUTORIAL
MR BLUE SKY – TUTORIAL
FIREWORK – TUTORIAL
Proud Mary will be revised on the morning as always, Star Trekkin, YMCA, and the usual clangers will be in there, along with a surprise or two.
RETRO COFFEE TABLE / SCHOOL DESK We have 3 of these items in the school. They make great coffee tables – free. FCFS, email [email protected] PHOTO HERE
PAINTING YARD – Fiona is looking for volunteers for painting the yard on saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
Contact [email protected] or speak to fiona in yard, – please volunteer if you can .
The School’s sponsored walk will take place on Friday 12th May. This is a major fundraising event for the school so thanks to all who have contributed so far.
For those of you who are new to the concept of a sponsored walk, please see the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkathon
The PAC will be running a coffee morning in the school on Friday 26th May from 8:30am to 9:30am. We hope that Recipe Book will be in sale that morning – more details to follow
Social night for parents
The PAC are organising a social event for parents on Friday 12th May in MVP (http://mvpdublin.com/). We will be there from 8pm onwards, all CWETNS parents are welcome!
CWETNS School Soccer Team
Aodán is starting a school soccer team for children from 2nd to 5th class. For more details, e-mail [email protected]
Volunteers needed for the Summer BBQ
The PAC will be organising a Summer BBQ to take place on either the 10th or 11th July and need volunteers to help out. If you are interested please e-mail us at [email protected]
CODER DOJO We are continuing our CoderDojo sessions every Saturday afternoon in the school during school terms. The kids are having great fun creating projects in a programming language called Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ They have also had a few sessions with circuits using MaKey-MaKey http://www.makeymakey.com/ The highlight for some of the kids (and many of the mentors) has been the sessions where we programmed two very adorable robots called Dash &Dot https://www.makewonder.com/dash
The PAC have very kindly agreed to purchase a set of these for the Dojo. If your child is interested in attending or you have any queries at all please contact the organisers by email [email protected] or speak to Marie Byrne (2nd class parent (Doireann’s class)) or any of the other mentors in the yard.
For a taster coolest projects in the RDS is a free event showcasing projects that kids have completed. See http://coolestprojects.org on 17th June.
We are always looking for mentors to assist with running the Dojo so if you can assist please contact us directly. All mentors need to be Vetted so it would be an idea to get this done over the summer break as September tends to be a busy time for these to be processed.
Thanks to all who have sent their fundraising suggestions. There have been some really great ideas and we are very grateful to all the parents who got back to us. We will give feedback to all who submitted suggestions on what are our next steps.
If you have an idea and are willing to take lead in organising the event, please e-mail us at [email protected]
Reminder- How to contact the PAC
Should any parent which to formally raise any concerns you can do this directly to: [email protected]
All the best,