NEWSLETTER 08.01.2015

Happy New Year all, and welcome to this week’s newsletter,

ETHOS: Have a look in the Gallery at our Festival of Lights Assembly. Core Value this month is Empathy. We discussed the new-year 2015 at assembly today, and the children learned all about new-year resolutions.

PORTOBELLO HITS THE BIG SCREEN: Well done to Aodán’s class, who entered the IFI Fairy Tale Film Challenge with their short film entitled ‘Jack and the Telephone Pole’. The class were invited to the premier of ‘Into The Woods’ in the IFI on Wednesday, where their short film was also shown on the big screen. Congratulations 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Well deserved – an amazing production and cast.

EALTHY LUNCHES: We have a healthy eating policy in the school. Please send your child into school with a healthy lunch. Fruit, Vegetables, Healthy food. See our policy here. Trust you will make an effort – it is not fair on the children who do bring in healthy lunches.

GREEN SCHOOLS VISIT: We will be having a visit on 21.01.2014. The children have installed a compost bin in the garden this week.

COMMUNICATION: If your contact info has changed at all, please notify the school. Also, if you know of anyone in the school who does not get the newsletter, please get them to contact us. We are aware that our texting system does not text all parents / guardians in a family, and we will be correcting that. There is a lot of work in this – we appreciate your patience.

We will be sending out information forms for you to fill out next week. This is for the Department of Education, who are building a student data base (POD).

We are sending out our junior infant offers next week, for 2015.

COMMUNITEA Event – Please do come along to this event on Saturday 17th from 2.30-4.30. There’ll be games for the kids, music, a pop-up cafe serving afternoon tea (of course), and an opportunity to welcome the residents of Hatch Hall and their families. Please bring a food donation for the afternoon tea (cakes, buns, biscuits rather than sandwiches please) and if you have a cake stand, then why not bring it too.

SCIENCE: Lastly, an event which may be of interest to ye for the weekend ahead – BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition – in the RDS until Saturday.  http://www.btyoungscientist.ie

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff.

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