NEWSLETTER-26.01.2017

Welcome to this weeks newsletter,

ETHOS – Mental Health Month is going well. Friends for Life has been rolled out and the programme will continue into the coming weeks. Thanks for your support, and please keep practicing activities in the homework booklet and future homework sheets to come.

Chinese New Year will be celebrated this Saturday. St Brigid’s Day is next Wednesday, the first day of Spring – awakening all the birds and flowers.

FRIENDSHIP WEEK / ANTIBULLYING WEEKS - This week the children have been learning about friendship. Next week and the following week will be Anti-Bullying Weeks. Children will be learning about the Bullying Circle, types of bullying, prevention and intervention strategies etc. I will be referring to this tomorrow morning at the coffee morning.

The staff did a training workshop in anti-bullying preventions and interventions this week which was excellent !

COFFEE MORNING TOMORROW MORNING – 27th January – The Parents Association is holding a coffee morning in the school hall on Friday 27th January from 8:30am to 9:30am.  Dermot will be giving a brief talk on anti-bullying in CWETNS at the start, as we are reviewing our anti-bullying policy at present.  There will also be an update on the 2nd level campaign by members of the campaign.

PLAYGROUND MEET UP. - The Parents Association is organising a playground meet-up in Harold’s Cross Park (that’s the triangular shaped park between Harold’s Cross Road and Kimmage Road Lower).  It will take place on Sunday 12th February at 11am. We will also opening this event up to the parents from the new Junior Infants who start in September 2017.

ROCK THE WAY FEBRAURY 17TH   Clear your calendars as the biggest musical event of the year! Come join us in The Bello Bar (below The Lower Deck, Portobello) on Friday the 17th of February for the inaugural Rock the Way, a night of musical performances by Canal Way Educate Together parents. Featuring on the night will be Oscar’s Dad, Feilim’s Dad, Fionn’s Mam, Dominic’s Dad, Donncha’s Dad, Cillian’s Dad, and Seth’s Mam AND Dad!

Also playing on the night will be special guests, and hopeful future Canal Way parents, Dinah Brand.  Help us raise funds for Canal Way Educate Together School and rock out with the Canal Way Parents and Dinah Brand!

Tickets are €10. Doors open at 8:15 and curtain rises at 8:45.

Enjoy the Weekend,

Dermot

 

 

NEWSLETTER 19.01.2017

Welcome to this weeks Newsletter,

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH MONTH – The children are enjoying Friends For Life programme. Myself, Fiona, Hazel and Doireann have been teaching all classes with their class teachers. This is a positive mental Health Programme and the children now have a workbook in their folders. Junior & Senior classes will have completed session 1&2, so please talk to your children about this, and complete the homework booklet up to session 1&2 by tomorrow. Thanks.

ANTIBULLYING POLICY – We are reviewing our anti-bullying policy at CWETNS, and we will be asking you for your input soon. In preparation for this, I will be giving a brief talk on anti-bullying in CWETNS at the start of the coffee morning next week.

PARENT AND TODDLER MORNING – Will be starting back up tomorrow morning at 08.40am in the community rooms in the school (room2).

PARENTS ART GROUP Last year, we had a group of parents interested in art & design, who formed a committee to take on art projects eg murals, wall designs. The committee are re-convening in the coming weeks. If you would like to become involved, please contact info@canalwayetns.org and we will be in touch.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

COFFEE MORNING FEBRUARY 27thThe Parents Association Committee will be running a coffee morning in the school on Friday 27th January from 8:30am to 9:30am.  More details to follow.

ROCK THE WAY FEBRUARY 17th, 2017 … Electric Picnic? SO last year. Longitude? All about corporate sponsors these days. Knockanstockan? Sure, that’s just for hipsters! Clear your calendars as the biggest musical event of the year!………….

Come join us in The Bello Bar (below The Lower Deck, Portobello) on Friday the 17th of February for the inaugural Rock the Way, a night of musical performances by Canal Way Educate Together parents. Featuring on the night will be Oscar’s Dad, Feilim’s Dad, Fionn’s Mam, Dominic’s Dad, Donncha’s Dad, Cillian’s Dad, and Seth’s Mam AND Dad!

Also playing on the night will be special guests, and hopeful future Canal Way parents, Dinah Brand.

Help us raise funds for Canal Way Educate Together School and rock out with the Canal Way Parents and Dinah Brand!

Tickets are €10. Doors open at 8:15 and curtain rises at 8:45.

RECIPES NEEDED We are planning to hold a World Cultures day in March.  As part of this celebration, we are putting together a recipe book. Please send your recipes with photos or drawings if you wish to cwetrecipiebook@gmail.com

Ideas of childrens’ games and activities from around the world can also be sent to this address.

If you wish to contact the Parents Association Committee, please e-mail parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org.   The PAC meets each month and our next meeting is on8th February 2017.

AFTERSCHOOLS – Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, YOGA will not be on offer.

Best Wishes and enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff.

Gymnastics in Ciarán’s class

We have been doing some work on our mobility, balance and coordination! Check out some of our Bear Crawls and Squat walks! Our legs were pretty tired after this so we finished off with some meditation as part of our Positive Mental Health Month!

NEWSLETTER

WELCOME to this week’s newsletter,

 

SCHOOL CLOSED ON TUESDAY > > > > Staff have curricular training so school will not be open on Tuesday 17th. 

 

ETHOS: It is positive mental health month this month in Canal Way.

As part of this we are following the Friends for Life Program in school. More information is available on http://www.friendsresilience.org/faq/

Dermot, Doireann, Hazel and Fiona have completed the teacher’s course in friends for life and will be leading the initiative.

There will be activities for supporting the program at home. These will be going home in the regular homework folder. It is really important to use this as an opportunity to support positive mental health in our school.

 

Martin Luther King Day January 16th - If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Core Value is Happiness.

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

Happy New Year from the PA!

 

Calendars

There are still a few 2017 Calendars for sale – please enquire in the School Office

 

After Schools Activities

There will be an email sent to parents seperately with an update on the After Schools Activities planned for the coming term.

 

Save the Date!!

We are pleased to announce the below event happening next month:

What: A night of music by the parents of Canal Way Educate Together School, with special guests, Dinah Brand.

When: Friday, February 17th, 2017

Where: The Bello Bar (The Lower Deck, Portobello)

Cover Charge: €10

Doors: 8.15pm, first act 8.45pm

If you would like to contact the PAC, please e-mail us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org.  The PAC meets each month and our next meeting is on 8th February 2017.

 

PSYCHOLOGY CLINICS - THIS CLINIC IS DESIGNED FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR CHILD

 Q. Who is the clinic for?

A. Parents or carers of children aged from 1 – 18 years (Not the children themselves).

Q. What issues are relevant to this clinic?

A. Any concerns that a parent may have in relation to a child’s development,  behaviour, adjustment to life changes such as separation/bereavement/divorce etc.

The clinic is run by Patricia FitzPatrick, Primary Care Psychologist, to discuss the concerns on a one-to-one basis.

 

Maple Unit, Cherry Orchard (Ballyfermot)

1st Monday of the month  Between 10am and 12pm

(Tel: 076 6955292)

 

Rossecourt Resource Centre (Lucan)

The 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month  between 10am and 12pm

(Tel: 01-4647760 )

Please telephone in advance to book an appointment

 

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot

 

Aodán’s class: Art lesson with Liza