NEWSLETTER 26.11.2015

Welcome to this weeks newsletter,

ETHOS: We have our final assembly tomorrow to end a very successful Human Rights Month. Hopefully you have not been too badgered by your child demanding their right to play, rest, food & medicine ;o)

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS: We look forward to our meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Drop into the parents room for some fresh coffee, biscuits and a chat. Thanks to the parent volunteers for organising this.

COMMUNICATION: Please read the communication policy in our downloads section, and note in particular the table which is on page 2.

- To request a meeting, please arrange with your teacher via a note, verbal request or email to the office info@canalwayetns.org. Please do not phone the office to request meetings.

- Also, if your child is sick you must send in a note. Please do not email or phone the office unless it is something the school should be made aware.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION:

 TABLE QUIZ TOMORROW: Friday night at 8pm in MacGowan’s pub in Harold’s Cross – great prizes, great fun and a great cause! We hope to see you there.  If you can’t make it on the night you can still contribute and be up for some prizes: Raffle tickets will be on sale every morning in the school yard. We are fundraising for teaching equipment and resources for the school.

PARENTS ROOM TALK: Exploring naturopathic tonics and immune boosters for coughs and colds, ‘flu’s and fevers, injuries (and lice!) from both herbs and homeopathy. Mark O’Sullivan is a Homeopath practising in Ranelagh and lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dublin.  This talk will take place on Monday 7th December at 8:30am in the Parents Room.

CONSTITUTION: The draft constitution of the Parents Association is up on the website for all parents to look at before it is finalised. Click on the About Us/Parents Association tabs to see the parent section of the website.

Have a nice weekend, and good luck in the quiz tomorrow ….

Dermot & Staff

 

19.11.2015

Welcome to this weeks newsletter

ETHOS – This month is Human Rights Month. Our core value is Equality.

STUDENT COUNCIL – The council met today and have appointed a chairperson, a treasurer, a secretary and also the communications committee. The council discussed the best method of appointing the nominated candidates, and they decided on a lottery. It was a very fair method and a proud moment for us all when there was a consensus for this. They are organising an art competition for the cover of our soon to be released CD. This student council will speak at the assembly tomorrow, and the competition will be held tomorrow. The council will meet again in a few weeks and shall keep you updated in the newsletter.

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS – Our parent teacher meetings will be held on December 1st, and 2nd. A note will go home in your child’s bag on Monday with their time and date. Please return the slip to confirm you will be attending. Thanks.

PARENT ASSOCIATION

TABLE QUIZ FUNDRAISER The Parents committee would like to put out a request for gifts of prizes for the upcoming Table Quiz and Raffle on the 27th November. Please be resourceful here, and call on any contacts you have to give generously.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out – selling raffle tickets on the yard the week before and also helping out on the night. Contact jessie.hamilton@gmail.com

SPEAKER Mark O’Sullivan, a member of the parent body who is a homeopath, will give a talk on Holistic Treatments for Everyday Ailments in the parent’s room on Monday 7th December at 8:30am.  Any queries or other ideas for talks, please contact parentssecretary@canalwayetns.org

PARENT TODDLER GROUP every Friday morning in the parent’s room. Great place to meet other parents and for the kids to make friends! Songs, stories and arts and crafts.  Drop in for a cuppa or stay and play 8:30 -10:30. All welcome!

PA COMMITTEE MEETING - November: the Parents Association draft constitution has been approved by the Board of Management and will be made available to the wider parent body in the coming weeks for feedback.  (This document sets out the rules for how the PA works.) We will join the National Parents Council from January.  We also discussed how the Parents Association might be able to assist the school in persuading the council to address the litter issues on Basin Lane and James’ Walk.

We are delighted that so many parents are getting so much use out of our Parents Room this year. On a small housekeeping issue, can we ask that anyone who uses the room for a group or a meeting would please leave it clean, as we do not have a cleaner for this room.  Many thanks for your help on this.

Have a nice weekend,

Dermot.

12.11.2015

Welcome to this week’s newsletter -

ETHOS – November is Human Rights Month. Our children are enjoying stories, and discussion around rights and equality. We spent yesterday recording whole school singing – big thanks to Seán, Mark, Finn and Lioba for their help with the music and the recording.

SCIENCE WEEK – This week is Science week. The children have been enjoying exploring and learning in fun activities this week. We will be having a whole school lesson tomorrow in the yard… messy stuff! If the children have woollen gloves, please wear them tomorrow – - – - the suspense is to much !

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS – We shall be having our annual parent teacher meetings on week commencing 30th November. We will be in touch with the detail of your appointment in the coming week.

PARENT ASSOCIATION – Upcoming Table Quiz Fundraiser

The Parents committee would like to put out a request for gifts of prizes for the upcoming Table Quiz and Raffle on the 27th November.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out – selling raffle tickets on the yard the week before and also helping out on the night. Contact jessie.hamilton@gmail.com

COMMUNITY – TONIGHT – EVENING OF MUSIC – Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Co-orchestra – Immigration Council of Ireland – Orchestrating Equality – 8pm, The Complex, Off Capel Street. All proceeds going to Immigration Council of Ireland… Please support and sure you never know who you’d meet there, with an instrument in their hand….   ;o)

NATIONAL NEWS – The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment are consulting with the public on teaching of Ethics, Religion, & Beliefs in primary schools. They are working on a new curriculum and this consultation will inform them – link here 

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff

06.11.2015

NEWSLETTER –

ETHOS – November is Human Rights Month. The children will be learning about rights, wants and needs, children’s rights and human rights declaration. The school will be recording some songs from assembly on Wednesday. All going well we should be releasing these to the general public before the new-year.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION – SAVE THE DATES >>

PUBQUIZ:27th of November  – We are having a fundraising Table Quiz on  at 8pm at Mc Gowan’s pub in Harold’s Cross.  The cost is €40 per table of four. Big Prizes for the winning team plus lots of great raffle prizes to be won!  Please contact jessie.hamilton@gmail.com if you would like to donate a raffle prize. Raffle tickets will be sold at our school on the week leading up the event. A list of prizes will be circulated soon.

BOOGIE WONDER LAND – A kids disco with load of fun activities to kick off the festive season. Yummy eats and treats in our pop up cafe for our parents. Sunday 13th Dec, 2-4pm, at Canal Way.

THANKYOU – We would like to thank all the parents who have offered their time to volunteer at After School activities. If you think you have any time available this year or next please email us at afterschool@canalwayetns.org  We’re always on the look out for volunteers for upcoming events, fundraisers and projects around the school.

FEW PHOTOS BELOW of cricket in older classes.

THANKYOU FROM THE STAFF & CHILDREN – Big thanks to the parents association for fundraising. You will notice the school brightening up gradually as we spend the money from last year. We have quotes coming in for painting around the school now, and work will be commencing soon. New furniture and books are being ordered for the library along with soft furnishings and general decorations to be done. All to be revealed soon. The new sign looks fab as ye will all agree. You cannot miss us! Fundraising this year shall be initially for teaching resources. We will have more details when the staff refine their wish list for the children.Thanks for your continued support

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff.

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