NEWSLETTER-21.10.2015

Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

OUR STUDENT COUNCIL DECIDESOn Friday we will be making a mask.
Our first Student Council was set up on Monday, and the council set up a vote to decide on a fun activity for Friday. They voted on the following ….
1. Dress up in a colour. 2. Don’t Dress up 3. Make a mask on Friday

Every student in the school voted and have decided …. On Friday we will be making a mask.
Regards, The Students Council.

MIDTERM EVENTS - Barnstorm create excellent children’s theatre and their new play has the specific theme of starting school, which may resonate with the Junior Infant classes. It’s on Sunday 25th October in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, at 3pm and it’s 8 euro. http://www.milltheatre.ie/shows/me-too portobello

PARENTS ASSOCIATION - An email was sent out from the Parents Association regarding parental volunteering to support the after-schools programme at the school. Please have a read of the email and respond if available to afterschools@canalwayetns.org

Toddler Group Friday Morning in parents room, for our parents and toddlers.

COMMUNITY Digital Hub are running a #Techmums prog to give mums in #Dublin8 IT & coding skills.Starts 06/11 & runs for 7 wks. http://t.co/q5FnlD3npk
(https://twitter.com/TheDigitalHub/status/654580781281595392?s=03)

HEADLICE – Please check your children and treat accordingly. Preventative products are also available over the counter at your local pharmacy. You must let us know ASAP if your child has been visited.

SCHOOL CLOSURE – Our school closes this Friday normal time, and re-opens November 2nd. Have a safe and happy holiday,

The staff of Canal Way ETNS.

06.10.2015 NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER –

PARENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE:
Here are the names of the newly elected Parents Committee and the roles they will undertake during the school year
Chairperson & Afterschool Activities – Paul Madden.
Secretary – Kate Beglan.
Steve Boyd – Treasurer & afterschool
Sarah Carroll Kelly – PR & promotions
Jessie Hamilton – PR & Fundraising
Ciara O Sullivan – After School & Events
Michelle Browne – Fundraising & Events
Olivia Leslie – Fundraising & Events
Liza Micallef – Fundraising & Events

(Remember, everyone is a member of the parents association. The committee organise the association.)

Parent Social Night planned for early November – date and venue will be confirmed soon.
In the meantime if anyone is interested in volunteering their time or skills just have a chat with your parent committee rep from your class. We’re looking forward to building on the great work of the previous Parents Committee and putting on some fun events throughout the school year.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: Parents elected to the Board of Management are John Maher & Irenie McLoughlin. They will take up their roles in December.

EVENT – Parents Association Join us for a Book Swap in the Parent’s room. Drop in for a cup of tea and pick up a new read! Wednesday 21stOctober from 1.15pm – 2.10pm.

Roadworks on James Walk – Resurfacing of Road
Monday 19th -Thursday 22nd October. Junction of Rueben Street to St Marys road from 8am – 5pm. There will be pedestrian access but no parking available between these two roads. Please factor it in to your journey time to school if you usually park out on James Walk.

THANK-YOU TO THE STAFF – As you know we have just completed a Whole School Evaluation on Thursday, at the ripe old age of 25months. In those 25months, we set up our school in two locations, doubling in size in each location. Which again, was the case for this September – in the last 6 weeks, our staff and students have just about doubled in size and we have moved upstairs to increase our classrooms. The work load has been enormous, and I would like to thank each and every member of our staff, for their dedication and endless generosity that they continuously give to Canal-Way ETNS. The WSE has been a time for reflection and will be a great support for the staff as we plan our future years together. TO ALL OF THE STAFF – A HUGE THANKYOU.

PHOTOS – Check out the antics today GALLERY.

Enjoy the Weekend,
Dermot.

Good-Bye Sun.

NEWSLETTER 07.10.2015

Dear Parents,
Welcome to this weeks newsletter,

WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION: As you know our school will be having a whole school evaluation from the Department of Education, starting on Monday, and continuing throughout the week. Please return your question forms ASAP. We are all extremely proud of our school, and we look forward to using this evaluation when planning for our future. Best foot forward as always troops!

HOUSEKEEPING / HEALTH AND SAFETY: The junior infants are well settled in now, and this week we encouraged the adults to leave them in their line – allowing the teachers to lead them into the school at 08.30am. Thank-you for your co-operation with this. Now that we have over 150 pupils, we are taking the health and safety of your ‘little treasures’ very seriously. To ensure your child is accepted into our care safely and that they make it to class safely at 08.30am, the following applies -

– Children will be taken off yard by teacher, and brought to their rooms, at 08.30am.
– If you arrive after 08.30am, your child will be accepted by an adult at the door and will make their way to their classroom. Doors will remain open at back of the building until 08.45am.
– The office opens at 09.15am should you arrive later than 08.45am, and you will sign in at this time. This is similar to last year… we do not have the personnel to accept children at any other time.

FRASA NA SEACHTAINE
Tóg go bog é – Take it easy

A NIGHT OF DEMOCRACY
Thank-you to those parents who attended last night. It truly was a night of democracy! We will announce the Parents Association Committee and the Board of Management Representatives during the coming week. Congratulations to all who were successful.

MATERIALS MONEY
Thank-you to those who paid – please send in money at your earliest convenience. I’m here for a chat if you want.

Toddler group – as always on Friday morning in the parents room.

All the best,
Dermot.

Newsletter 01-10-2015

Welcome to this week newsletter :

ETHOS – Our core value in October is Honesty.

WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION: We were notified last week by the Department of Education, that our school is having a Whole School Evaluation of our management, leadership and learning on the 12th of October. We will be in touch with a questionnaire shortly. This evaluation is a great opportunity for the school to reflect on achievements to date, and it will guide us into the coming years.

VOLUNTEERS: We need to move a room full of furniture from upstairs to downstairs and we also have two notice boards, and lots of other holes to be drilled. I would really appreciate if I could have some volunteers and a drill, into the school on Saturday around 11 am for two maybe three hours. Please email info@canalwayetns.org

MEETING IN THE SCHOOL OCT 6TH 8PM – A NIGHT OF DEMOCRACY.
- Parents Association AGM will be held on this night. We hope as many as possible can attend, as the new committee will be voted in at the AGM. We need representatives from each class. There will also be a report on activities for the last year. We hope to see you there.
- Parents Election to the Board of Management – We will be electing two parent representatives to our Board of Management on this night also. This role is a four year term of office, and involves attending regular meetings. We will be seeking one male and one female. Think of the needs of our school, and the diverse skillset we require in future years. If you want to nominate yourself for the Board of Management, please email our chairperson Niamh, nmshine@hotmail.com before Monday evening.

AFTERSCHOOLS We are still looking for parents to volunteer as Supervisors next week, Monday – Thursday, for the time classes are on – email us at afterschools@canalwayetns.org

2015 New Parents: Please return your information forms for POD, which were given this week. These are urgent.

REMINDER Materials Money is due – please send into your teacher in an envelope marked clearly with your child’s mane. Thanks to those who have paid. (Junior infant parents have paid already)

PARENTS ROOM:
- Parent Toddler Morning – Every Friday 08.30 – 10.30.

HEALTHY LUNCHES / NO NUTS: Thanks for the continued support with healty lunches and keeping the nuts away from our school.

CoMMUNITY – Guinness Rugby cub in the Iveagh Grounds on the Crumlin Road started for Minis and Juniors last Sunday and they are hoping for a few more – Please go along / great activity for fitness and socialising. http://www.guinnessrugby.ie/home.html