Newsletter 07-sept-17


ETHOS:  Best wishes to families who celebrated Eid last week. We spoke about this at assembly and hope you all had an enjoyable festival.

We are singing Penny Lane at assembly – play it if you have a chance at home.

JUNIOR INFANTS: Full day next week, 08.30hrs to o 13.10hrs. Please pack food for two lunches. Have a look at the Junior Infants in the GALLERY

Every year parents compile a list of contact details for one another – please email your contact details to the following two parent representatives from your class. It is useful for inviting children on playdates, parties etc.

HEALTHY EATING / NUT FREE: thank-you for your continued support with NUT FREE healthy lunches. Our school is growing and so are our children who have allergies. Please do not pack any form of nut in lunches, this includes pesto.

ALLERGIES / CHRONIC ILLNESSES: Thankyou to the parents who have informed us of their children’s Chronic Illnesses information. PLEASE read the chronic illness policy on the website and inform us if your child has a chronic illness.

TIMEKEEPING: Thank-you to those who get here on time and are ready in their lines at 08.30am. Teaching starts when they are brought to class.

TEACHING AND LEARNING Next year pupils will be learning about the countries listed below. To support teaching and learning we are collecting resources from each country.

We are looking to collect items that are relevant to children’s lives and help our pupils make connections with children living in other parts of the world. For example a children’s book, traditional clothing, newspapers, tickets, brochures, children’s magazines, birthday cards, school books, postcards, flyers for family days out, cultural items, items that are relevant to pastimes and play, photographs of homes and buildings, photographs of very ordinary things such as post-boxes etc.

FIRST CLASS – France & China,   SECOND CLASS – Spain and Australia,   THIRD to SIXTH – Greece & Brazil

ART COMMITTEE – MURAL: A thank you to the following parents who were the Parents Art Group; Trevor Bacon (co-ordinator), Faolán Bashford, Kathleen Walsh, Jacinta Leigh, Lorna Greene, Paul Mahoney & Enagha Farrell for her design which was chosen & voted on by the children of the school.  A massive thank you to Fiona (teacher) who gave her time and worked with the Art Group and the Student Council for organising the voting in choosing the final design.  Thanks to all.

SCOOTERS & BICYCLES: Dismount all bicycles and scooters at the front gate. If you are hanging around after collection time, please be sure the children are not cycling or scooting in the yard.

PSYCHOLOGY AND PARENTING SERVICE: This service is designed for PARENTS/CARERS of people from 1 to 17 years of age (not for the children themselves). If you are concerned about any of the following issues your child may have then this clinic may be suitable for you:

• Problematic behaviour • Problems with sleeping • Problems with toileting • Problems with eating • Problems with relationships – either forming or maintaining • Low mood, anxiety or depression • Problems at school. The clinic runs every Tuesday from 9am to 1pm.

Appointments can only be booked one week in advance To book an appointment please phone 07669-55292 Each appointment slot is 35 minutes and you will meet with Dr Vincent Mc Darby, Senior Clinical Psychologist, to discuss your concerns in relation to your child on a one-to-one basis. Appointments are held in: The Meath Primary Care Centre, 1-9 Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8

Enjoy the weekend

Dermot & Staff