NEWSLETTER 02.10.2014

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter …

ETHOS: This month’s core value is Honesty. Best wishes to families who are celebrating Eid-Ul-Adha. The children will be learning about this in school. It’s a festival filled weekend with Yom Kippur and Navaratri also falling on the 4th of Ocotober.

TEACHING AND LEARNING: Aodán and Hazel have started team teaching Art and PE on Thursdays, and the children are enjoying the variety.

Aodhan’s class have been busy learning a Spanish song this week. We are looking forward to hearing it at assemble tomorrow.

Wilma’s class enjoyed doing splatter painting this week. The Artwork is on display for the school to enjoy.

Fiona’s class went on a walk, we saw lots of signs of Autumn and we also saw the Luas. We hope the Gingerbread people all got safely home in their new transport.

Hazel’s class have learnt about a Dutch Artist called Peit Mondrain and have made their own versions of his work.

COMMUNITY: Move on Mondays: The Basin Lane Residents Group are meeting on Monday mornings at 9am for a walk, talk, chat and catch up. Meet on the lane between CBS James’ St and the Secondary School next door.

HOMEWORK: Thank you to all the families who have been working so hard on the homework menu. We will send out a questionnaire for feedback at the end of next week so enjoy the last week of the current menu.

GREEN SCHOOLS: Thank you all for supporting the Green Schools initiatives. Can we remind caregivers to try and use reusable lunch packaging such as lunch boxes and water bottles when making school lunches. We appreciate all the healthy lunches children are bringing.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: The Board met on 30th September. It was our first meeting since the start of term and it was great to see the building with all of the fabulous art work of the children! The Board would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with the move and for getting the school ready to welcome the children at the beginning of term. The Treasurer provided an update regarding the school finances and the Board approved the financing of various items including additional administrative support, IT and bike storage facilities in the school yard, as current storage in the hall is not suitable. Following consultation with school parents, the Board considered the short-list of proposed names for the school. A final decision will be taken after the school children have the opportunity to discuss and provide their feedback on the list also. The Board welcomed the establishment of the Parents Association and looks forward to their support throughout the year, especially for exciting garden activities which we hope will be enjoyable for both the school and local community.

Have a nice weekend,