Welcome to this week’s newsletter,
ETHOS: This month’s core value is Loyalty. We are learning “Horse With No Name” at assembly – Thanks Stephen for suggesting this and accompanying us on guitar.
The Educate Together AGM is on this Saturday in Donobate Educate Together National School. President Michael D Higgins will be speaking and there are good workshops and discussions to be had. Anyone who is interested in going along, please contact the office and we can arrange this.
NUT FREE - Thank-you for keeping lunches nut free. We appreciate your continues support.
THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT - School Works and Buildings Committee /
As you are all aware since moving into our school in September 2014 we have been working to deal with occurring maintenance issues and have also carried out work to improve the overall aesthetics of the school building. Dermot has been dealing with ongoing maintenance issues and parent Irenie Bacon has been assisting where possible and dealing with decoration works to the building and yard and the improvements are visible. This would not have been possible without the time and hard work of all the volunteers who helped and the donations and the fundraising which provided a budget for this work (see gallery for photographs). We want to continue this but we need more people to take on some of the work and provide their expertise.
The BOM have agreed to the setting up of a Buildings Committee. The Board will form the Committee and the objective of the buildings committee is to assist in matters arising from ongoing maintenance issues of the building and on our future expansion. The role of the committee will be proactive and will require commitment from its members. We are looking for people with the following areas of expertise and experience;
Building contracting or project management
If you are interested in becoming part of the Buildings Committee could you please email details of your expertise and skill set and what you could bring to the committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all parents, guardians, staff and the children of the school in helping make our school a better place!
Board of Management – Canalway Educate Together
ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK: 23rd – 27th May.
Call out for Volunteers and important dates for your diary
We have organised lots of fun events that we really need your help with.
- Tuesday the 24th Sports Day in St Kevin’s hurling pitch.
We will need 2/3 parents per class to come with us to help at the different sports activities and to accompany us on the walk there and back from the school. Approx. 8.45a.m-12.00p.m.
- School Trip to Kildare Maze on Wednesday the 25th of May.
The whole school will go to Kildare maze for a morning of fun and activity. We will need two parents from each class to accompany us on this trip. The bus will leave at 8.45a.m that morning and be back at 1.00pm and there will be places on the buses for these parents.
- Thursday 26th May, 08.30 – 9am Disco.
There will be a disco in the yard before we leave at 8.30 till 9.00. Please stay around as it is lots of fun and give us a chance to show off our dance routines- old and new! You must get involved also. Costumes should be as creative as possible minus guns or scary masks.
- A sponsored school walk on Thursday the 26TH of May to IMMA.
Again we will need at least two or three parents per class to come on this walk with us. We will be leaving school around 9.00 a.m. and hope to be back before 12.00pm.
- Talk from Nutritionist in Parents room at 8.30 Friday 27th of May
Nutritionist Elysia Doody will give a chat on healthy eating for kids, a great opportunity to pick up some healthy eating tips and lunchbox ideas.
If you can volunteer for any of these events please tell your child’s class teacher so they can make a record of it to ensure we have enough volunteers. Please Volunteer ASAP.
The cost for the activities during Active School’s week including School Trip will be 16 euro per child. This can be paid using our new online payment system which will be in operation over the next few days on the website.
We are still searching for a sports person to come in to chat to the kids and present medals. If anyone has any contacts in the sports world please let us know.
COMMUNITY – Proposed Park at Bridge-foot Street is under threat. Meeting tonight – DETAILS HERE.
COMMUNICATION: Follow us on Twitter. We will be pushing our newsletter and maybe the odd re-tweet.
May 12th, 7:45pm: general meeting of Parents Association and talk on internet safety for primary school children by Mary Crosbie of the National Parents council.
Saturday 28th May: National Parents Council Primary Conference 2016 - Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning. All parents of children in primary school can attend this conference, not just members of PA committees.
The conference is about giving your children the opportunity to reach their full educational potential. It takes place from 10:30am – 4pm at the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street Dublin 1. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. You must register in advance to attend. To register please go to www.npc.ie or email your name and contact number to email@example.com or telephone 01-8874034.
SECOND LEVEL CAMPAIGN: IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS
In order for a new second level school in Dublin Central, to be an Educate Together school – it is essential that as many parents as possible in the local area have completed an online Expression of Interest form, before the deadline of 8 June. So please do the following:
1) Sign up on line at http://www.educatetogether.ie/dublin-south-city-2L-2018
2) Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ET2LDublinSouthCity/
3) Tell your friends and neighbours about the school campaign and get them to sign up.
This is a really exciting opportunity to have an Educate Together Second Level School in our local area. An Educate Together Second Level school will be coeducational, equality based, open to everyone and non fee paying, let’s ensure it happens! We need to get as many children signed up as possible SO we have 6 weeks to get as many parents as possible
All the best,