Welcome to our newsletter. We are making progress with our building works and are also working on our toilet refurbishment project in the hopes of getting it started over the summer. Thanks for your patience and support with all of this.
The children finished their assessments this week and we thank you for having them ready for this. They all tried really hard, and we look forward to seeing results and supporting children who need a helping hand, which is the objective of these tests after all.
We hope you get out for a walk over the weeknd and look forward to Arts week next week.
May Arts week 24—28 May
“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”
Winnie the Pooh
The atmosphere is electric. Wilma and our staff have created an abundant assortment of happenings each day for our 2021 Arts Festival, see programme of eventsfor the amazing line up. Thanks so much to the parents who have volunteered to be involved. Watch out for art adventures in the garden, online and on Twitter @canalwayetns
Still time to contribute towards Yarn bombing (drop your knitting or crochet off at school).
Also, Wilma has compiled a huge and excellent selection of ideas and activities for you to do at home!…click here!
Bank Holiday 7th June. The school will be closed on this date.
Our last day of school will be 30th June and we will close with a half day (Junior / Senior Infants 11:45) (1st – 6th Class 12:00).
Canal Way Muintir days are a celebration of the older people/those who mean a lot to us in our lives. It’s an event that is particularly important to us this year and it’s a great opportunity to meet relatives that may be living further away and have not been able to make our previous events.
Taking place on Zoom, children can invite a max of two guests (max two seperate screens as it will be too difficult to manage otherwise). The usual Zoom rules apply, guests will be muted on entry and asked to keep their cameras on. Happening over the next two weeks, your child’s class teacher will let you know what time and day your Zoom event will be and it will last aprox 45 mins. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces this year and can’t wait to invite you into our classrooms!
Calendar 2021/22 and returning to school in September
The 2022/22 School year calendar is available here
If your family is travelling abroad this Summer please take note of quarantine guidelines closer to your time of travel.
If your family are not returning to the school in September due to relocation in Ireland or overseas we would appreciate if you could let us know as soon as possible as it will help with our planning for September
We have raised € 9K and are aiming for € 13K for iPads for the school.
Here are more exciting fundraising efforts;
Annual sponsored walk will take place with your families this year. The sponsorship form was sent home in schoolbags. Ask family and friends to sponsor you, and we kindly ask you to give the money to your class teacher OR donate using this link:
Go out for a nice long walk and measure the distance you have travelled. We will add up the distance travelled every morning, and your teacher will show you how far we have travelled. You can enter your distance on this form
CANAL WAY EURO FOOTBALL PREDICTION COMPETITION:
The UEFA Euro 2020 is June 11th to July 11th this year. Get involved by entering our prediction competition here
Entry is just €5, and there are guaranteed cash prizes!! Entry is open until June 11th and you can enter as many times as you like!
Football Crumlin Utd, call for players
Crumlin Utd are looking for talented young players to join the club (born 2010) 4th and 5th class boys for 9-a-side squads, for the upcoming season. All Coaches are Garda vetted and have many years of experience. Anyone interested call Alan Barry 086-0787481.
Getting to know you, Emily
Tell us something silly that you have done?
I once spent weeks creating a zoo costume where I had zebra stripes, a flamingo wrapped around my body, a lion’s mane on my head and face paints. Why you might ask? Why not!
What makes you feel proud?
I am so proud of all the wonderful friendships I have.
What do you like most about yourself right now?
The gorgeous friends and family I have in my life.
What makes you happy?
I find joy in so many things in life! I love playing sport, swimming, doing art and nothing beats a good aul boogie with pals!
What do you do when you feel sad?
I go for a long cycle and sing my little heart out! This regularly involves confusing a herd of deer in the Phoenix Park. I might also listen to music to either cheer me up or spend time thinking about what it is that is upsetting me.
What is your favourite food?
I adore both toasted almonds and liquorice.
Beach or mountains?
Can I skip down from the top of the mountain and jump into the sea? If I had to choose though, it’d have to be the beach. My grandad used to call me Emily the Eel because I’ve always loved swimming (and possibly act like an eel?).
Who is your favourite sporting hero?
I think that Misty Copeland is such a phenomenal dancer, she is definitely a hero of mine! I always admire anyone who is a good sport in games and is willing to get stuck into whatever they are playing.
What are your favourite books?
History of the Rain by Niall Williams, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and my favourite picture book is Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan.