LIBERTY SAINTS RUGBY CLUB ARE CATERING FOR UNDER 13′s and UNDER 17′s RUGBY IN THE AREA. TRAINING TAKES PLACE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY – UNDER 13′s @ 5pm AND u17′s @ 6pm. Location – The training area is just next to the entrance to Basin Lane on James Walk.
Welcome to this week’s newsletter -
ETHOS – Many celebrations are happening in the coming week. Samhain, Halloween & Diwali. Lots of light and fire around this time, so please be careful.
DRESS UP – DOWN We don’t do fancy dress around this time of the year in CWETNS. It is tradition in our school to dress up for Active Schools Disco in Spring. We are also working on another event for November, so please hold onto the ideas for then. Thanks.
HOMELESS APPEAL We are having a collection for the SVP homeless shelter on Patrick Street Dublin 8. Thank-you for the donations so far. Please send small items that we can bring down to the centre.
new hats, gloves, socks, vests.
Tins of food, pasta, rice, biscuits, tea, coffee.
Toiletries, shower gel, tooth paste, personal care items.
HOLIDAYS – We are closing on Friday at the usual time, and we will be re-opening on Monday 7th November.
ABSENTEEISM – If your child is sick, please write a note explaining the absence and give it to your teacher when you return. Please do not ring the office or e-mail us unless we need to know immediately eg contagious illness.
THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION would like you to save the date for :
Our annual fundraising Table Quiz on Friday 18th Nov, at 8pm at Mc Gowan’s pub in Harold’s Cross. The cost is €40 per table of four. Big Prizes for the winning teams. Amazing raffle prizes including open RETURN FLIGHTS TO LONDON CITY for 2! Raffle tickets will be sold at our school on the week leading up the event. Please contact Mairead at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate a prize or get a local business. In the meantime, get your teams together and brush up your general knowledge! We will be spending the funds on yard activities and improvements for the children.
Have a lovely Break.
Dermot & Staff
Thanks to Vijaya from Artastic who donated masks for each child in our class. This was so generous. Vijaya is Nimai’s Dad. Also, thanks a million to all the parents who came in and helped us paint them!
Hello All, Welcome to this weeks newsletter,
ETHOS – Core Value is Friendship. Harvest Time is here. Halloween, Diwali and the first day of winter are on their way - along with all that ancient rain !
HOMELESS APPEAL – We are collecting for The SVP Homeless Charity on Patrick Street Dublin 8. This centre feeds and gives supplies to people who are homeless. Your class teacher will take donations from you during the week. Please come with one or two small items for the charity eg Food item, toiletries, socks, gloves, hats. (Transport was an issue last time, so please make it small – thanks.)
CODERDOJO – Check out the Gallery for Photos.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: We are closing on Friday 28th at usual time for 1 week midterm, and will open again on Monday November 7th.
BOOK FAIR: Thanks to Fiona and Jessie and Parents who helped organise the book fair this week. It was a great success, with many titles selling out. The children really enjoyed it. Thank-you all for your support.
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS – Your class teacher will be in touch with you in the coming weeks, about annual parent teacher meetings which will be happening in mid November.
MATHS WEEK: Fun games, challenges, trips, walks – Maths Fun all the way. The children had a great time with maths activities all week, thanks for parental support and thanks to teachers for organising the week. Check out the Gallery . More to follow for next week.
All the best, Dermot & Staff.
We were so busy playing fun maths games that we forgot to take photos :/
But we did have a super week. We played lots of fun and interesting Maths games, as well as lots of other fun activities. The apple tree game was a class favourite, so each child has gone home with the template for the game so they can show how clever they are by beating their parents in it!
Huge thank you to all the parents who came in to see us!
Welcome to this weeks newsletter,
ETHOS: This month’s core value is honesty. The Jewish festival of Sukkot is on 16 – 23 October, and celebrates among other things, the memory of people living in temporary dwellings in the wilderness long ago. This connects nicely to October 17th, which is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. World Food day is on October 16th.
MATHS WEEK: Maths week is this week for sure. We have great activities lined up.
BOOK FAIR School book fair is taking place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning this week. The book fair will be open before school for parents to have an opportunity to browse and buy.
Children will be brought to the book fair during the school day with their class. This is our first school book fair. We are hoping it will be a big success as the school receives commission for each sale.
COFFEE MORNING There will be a coffee morning on Friday 21st in the school. We are hoping that new parents to our school will stop by for a cuppa after drop off and make some new friends.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: We are closing for mid-term on Friday 28th October (normal school finishing times) and re-opening after the break on Monday 7th November at 08:30.
GARDA VETTING: Ye may well have seen media coverage on Garda Vetting. (Irish Times RC Patron Body RTE ) There is new legislation to follow, that makes t a criminal offence to engage un-vetted parties in schools, and it is taking a lot longer to process the vetting. We validate identification in the school, however it is the Educate Together head office who process the applications. They are experiencing backlogs, as are all patron bodies, and they are prioritising SNA applications understandably. This means our Extra Curricular Providers have their Garda Vetting delayed. There is nothing we can do unfortunately – this is a national problem.
CODERDOJO CANALWAY (Note from organisers)
The first 5 weeks of our Dojo are complete. A huge thanks to the school for hosting us and also to all the mentors for their voluntary commitment and of course to our enthusiastic ninjas.
We’ve had monkeys lost in space, chatting aliens, painting, football games and balloon popping and the kids are realising how exciting coding can be and giving us lots of great feedback.
We will celebrate Europe Code Week and have a Halloween theme for our 7th session on 22nd October and then we take a 2 week break.
Europe Code Week: 15th -23rd October see http://codeweek.eu/
New Ninjas: Our waiting list remains open and we welcome any new ninjas. The Dojo is aimed at age 7+ and the main things to note are that your child(ren) can follow the written materials and are happy to stay in the room without a parent. The parent needs to remain in the hall for the duration of the session. Need more info or wish to register your child(ren)? email email@example.com
Mentors: We continue to recruit mentors so if there are any parents interested in becoming involved please complete the survey @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6FLWFG If you wish please do contact the organisers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All mentors must be fully Garda Vetted by the CoderDojo Foundation.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE:
Here are the names of the newly elected Parents Association Committee and the roles they will undertake during the school year
- Chairperson – Jessie Hamilton (Senior Infants Aileen / 3rd,4th,5th )
- Secretary – Ger Reilly (1st Class Wilma)
- Treasurer – Fergal Swan (Senior Infants Ciaran)
- PRO - Dónal Dowling (1st Class Simon / Lorna)
- After School Activitites – Ciara Murray (2nd Class), Mairead McGuinness (Junior Infants Niamh) and Reiltin Feely (2nd Class)
Fundraising – Jessie Hamilton , David Beausang (Junior Infants Aodan), Mairead McGuinness, Nina Sostaric (3rd, 4th, 5th) , Marguerite O’Molloy (Junior Infants Aodan), Dónal Dowling
Remember, everyone is a member of the Parents Association. The committee organise the association. If you would like to volunteer to help out over the year, please ask the committee representative from your class. Also, members of the committee will be helping out at the book fair next week, so you can ask them at that event.
Finally, watch this space for news upcoming events!
All the best,
Dermot & Staff