NEWSLETTER 29.01.2015

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter –

ETHOS – This month’s core value is Love. Our children will be learning about Love and if you have any story books you would like to send in to read with the class, we would be delighted. The children are learning David Bowie’s Space Oddity (CLICK FOR VID) at assembly. They sound charming.

Check out our Gallery for parental involvement around the school. Thanks to all parents who are coming into the classes to help out with story, literacy etc. If you have any skills or superpowers that you would like to share with your child’s class, please let your teacher know.

WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION Our Whole School Evaluation report is now finalised and we will be sending you a copy of the report for your perusal. I am extremely proud of the report as are the staff and Board of Management. Educate Together have congratulated CWETNS on the high standard of this report. I would like to thank staff, our Board of Management, the children, the parents and the community for their support and help. We will have a link to the report on the website, when it is published by the DES.

KIDS CINEMA NIGHT AND SPRING CLEANING SALE – Saturday 6th February, 4 – 6pm.  The Parents Committee are running the first school fundraiser event of the new year, a Kids cinema night. Taking place on the school premises, we also invite you to a pop up cafe in the parent’s room, Book sale and second hand textiles collection.

So as you may be spring cleaning please start collecting and bring along any second hand books (for grownups and children) as well as good quality clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, teddies and sheets for the Textile collection. We are also looking for volunteers on the day, so if you are interested in helping out please contact jessie.hamilton@gmail.com

GRANDPARENTS DAY – CWETNS will be celebrating “Grandparents day” on Friday February the 12th.  We invite grandparents of our students to come into our classrooms with the children at 8.30 directly from the yard. We will have some questions ready for the grandparents about their school days, games they played when they were young(er) and we will delight them with some songs and poems. After our chat, the Grandparents are welcome to join us for our school assembly. We will send out more information about the event next week.

NO NUTS / HEALTHY EATING We would like to thank you for your continued support in keeping our school NUT FREE. We have students with nut allergies as you all know, and your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks also for keeping the lunches so healthy.

COMMUNICATION – Keep your eye on the notice board in the yard. Events and news from PA posted regularly. Reminding again that our communication policy is on the website in the downloads section.

PARENT TODDLER GROUP on Friday mornings is back on – all parents of Canalway ETNS are welcome with their toddlers. Highly recommended.

STUDENT COUNCIL: The student Council met this week. The treasurer now has funds so watch out. The student’s council had a meeting about their needs, and the main theme was around the yard. The SC will have a workshop on how to prioritise their ideas, and action some changes for the yard. Wilma & I were at the meeting, and we were humbled by the standard of ideas and discussions, and look forward to the next meeting. The SC are also researching a homeless hostel / charity, and will be making a food appeal in the coming weeks. They shall be in touch with the details for this.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Dermot & Staff.

Parents helping out with reading in Dermot’s class – thanks

Assembly Antics – Birthday Celebrations and Art Projects

The Highway Rat – Parental Involvement

Evan’s Dad, Robert, called in to us this morning and read a brilliant story called “The Highway Rat”. The children really enjoyed it and afterwards they drew pictures of their favourite parts of the story.

The children drew pictures of their favourite parts of the story

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Robert reading “The Highway Rat”

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Robert reading “The Highway Rat”

NEWSLETTER-21.01.2016

Welcome to this weeks Newsletter,

ETHOS – This month’s core value is empathy.

VISITORS – Please keep checking heads for the visitors, weekly detection combing checks, please be vigilant and inform us ASAP if you have been visited. Useful Website

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT Our Board of management met last night, and we worked on selecting community reps, to complete the formation. We shall be updating the website soon with details of or new board members.

TEACHING AND LEARNING We had a lot of sad staff, parents and children last Monday morning, when we heard the news that David Bowie had died. Homework for Senior Infants was Bowie themed on that day, and was so well received that it went viral on facebook, twitter, etc – check out these links for a flavour  … DAILY EDGE     STAR    MAIL   … (ta Jill)

And on Friday all of the classes were just about strong enough to have a David Bowie Disco – check out the GALLERY.  Your little HEROES.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

AFTERSCHOOLS ACTIVITIES TERM 2

We’re currently working to recommence afterschool activities this term as soon as possible. We’re beginning talks with facilitators about working with us this term and also structuring a revised timetable and devising the 12 weeks around school holidays and the availability of facilitators. Hope to have news very soon of what classes will be on offer. Thanks for all the wonderful parents feedback on the form you filled out, it will be put to good use.

KIDS CINEMA NIGHT AND SPRING CLEANING SALE – Saturday 6th February, 4 – 6pm.

The Parents Committee are running the first school fundraiser event of the new year, a Kids cinema night. Taking place on the school premises, we also invite you to a pop up cafe in the parents room, Book sale and second hand textiles collection.

So as you may be spring cleaning please start collecting and bring along any second hand books (for grownups and children) as well as good quality clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, teddies and sheets for the Textile collection.

We are also looking for volunteers on the day, so if you are interested in helping out please contact jessie.hamilton@gmail.com

PARENTS SOCIAL EVENING – A parents association social evening will take place upstairs at the Stags Head, 1 Dame Court, on Friday the 29th January from 8pm. We hope to see you there!

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot. 

Our Little HEROES – DAVID BOWIE 2016

NEWSLETTER 08.01.2016

Happy New Year to ye all,

Here are some quick updates -

Junior Infants 2016 – offers will be sent out in the post on Monday. Families in the school with siblings on the list should respond to the office before the deadline using the acceptance form which will be enclosed with your offer letter.

After-schools - Term 1 Classes finish up w/c 18th Jan. PA will be in touch with regards to Term 2 in the coming weeks

Junior Infants – HSE vaccinations – Information packs have been sent home – please read all information and return your completed form to your child’s teacher before the 13th. This is carried out by the HSE so any queries relating to vaccinations should be directed to your local HSE clinic or your doctor.

Traffic – As you are aware the lane is a very busy place in the mornings, and we are concerned at the amount of traffic now. Please drive as slow as you can, and if you could, please park away from the school, and walk down the lane.

Building Works – Work has commenced painting the hall and other areas in the school. The Library is being pieced together also.

Updates – please see our new enrolment policy in the downloads section here and also check out our gallery for new photos.

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot

Posting Letters Senior Infants

Assembly Dec 2016