Welcome to this week’s newsletter –
ETHOS – Our core Value is Love.
THE GREAT EGG DROP – Next Friday 11.03.2016 during school, we are holding the classic Egg Drop Science challenge, which you will work on at home. You and your child are challenged to design a container/system for your fresh egg that will prevent the egg from breaking or cracking when dropped. The eggs will be dropped approximately 4 meters by the staff, from the sheds roof. You can use any materials you want remembering the smaller the design the better. This is a whole school challenge – all children will go to the yard to enjoy the eggs dropping. If you have any queries or need support with this activity, please talk to your class teacher. We want to ensure that EVERY every child takes part.
PHOTOGRAPHER – Our School Photographers will be here on the 9th March. Every child will be photographed and also a class photograph will be taken. You will be supplied with a hardcopy sample at a later date and there is no obligation to buy.
SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE - We are arranging lots of activities and a Céilí Mór between now and our break.
RIDICULOUS – Thanks to our parents Sinead, Dorina and the Ark for staging & performing the show Ridiculous. The school will be buying a surprise with the money raised. The children & staff were truly entertained – thanks.
GALLERY – check our updates – Classroom Activities, Ridiculous, Election Survey with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and lots more…….
SCHOOL CLOSURE – School will close on 16th of March at 12pm for Spring Break and re-open on Monday 4th April at 08:30am
LOST & FOUND – We have lots of items in lost and found which will be displayed at the bike shed at drop off and collection time tomorrow (Friday). Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity shop.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION – An evening meeting will be held for all parents on Thursday 7th April at 8:30pm. This will be a general information session about the activities of the committee so far this year, and will provide an opportunity for all parents to ask questions or make suggestions for the committee. The on-going campaign for a Second Level ET school for the area will also be discussed at this meeting. Anyone interested in taking an active part in this campaign should e-mail email@example.com.
At the most recent meeting of the PA committee, planning for after-school activities for the next school year was underway.
Our PA is now a member of the National Parents Council (www.npc.ie).
AFTERSCHOOLS – Thank-you to the PA for organizing the afterschools activities. Any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SECOND LEVEL SCHOOL – Dublin South City to open 2018 – Complete an Expression of Interest form NOW! - Note from the campaign.
The Department of Education and Skills have announced that it will open a new Second-level school in the Dublin South City area in September 2018. This is a hugely significant development for the many parents looking for more choice in the type of Second-level schools available in the Dublin South City area. The location of the school, which will be a new building, will be in the Dublin South City area (Dublin 2, 4, 6 or 8).
Educate Together has confirmed that it will apply to be the Patron of this new Second-level school. The Department of Education will invite Patron Bodies to apply to be Patron of this new school over the next few months. The awarding of the Patron of the new Second-level school will be decided by the number of Expressions of Interest completed by parents.
We need you to complete an Expression of Interest online as soon as possible and ask friends and family who are interested in an Educate Together Second-level school to do so as well! Please complete the Expression of Interest form online at:
Enjoy the weekend,