NEWSLETTER- 30MARCH

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter,

ETHOS: The coming weeks are full of celebrations and festivals on the Christian Calendar, and we wish all of our families best wishes, who will be celebrating Passover / Pesach & Easter.

SCIENCE WEEK: Next week we will be celebrating a science themed week. This will end with our annual ‘Egg Drop’.

EGG DROP:    07.04.2017    We are looking forward to parents joining us this year. The Egg Drop will take place in the yard at 10.30hrs, weather permitting. Students, with the support of their families ( :o)) )- must design an apparatus to protect the egg from breaking as it freefalls from a height of 4 meters.

RULES

  1. The egg must freefall – no parachutes this year.
  2. The egg must be visible, so that after the drop, we do not have to destroy the apparatus to confirm if the egg has survived.
  3. Please do not use large pieces of wood or metal, for health and safety reasons.
  4. No fighting or crying during the making of the apparatus. Reports of this, will result in immediate disqualification and the boiling of the egg.

COFFEE MORNING MARCH 31st – TOMORROW !!!! The Parents Association Committee will be running a coffee morning in the school on Friday 31st March from 8:30am to 9:30am.  Fiona will also give an overview of the ‘Friends for Life’ program.

AFTERSCHOOLS: After-schools Lego has started on a Thursday 2:20-3:10, the term will be 10 weeks until June 15th. Please contact molly085@gmail.com if your child is interested in attending.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FUNDRAISING IDEAS? Have you got an idea for a event to help raise money for Canal Way Educate Together School? We are looking for an event to run during April. If you have an idea and are willing to take lead in organising the event, please e-mail us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org (Note that the Recipe Book will be on sale in March and the annual sponsored walk will take place later in the year – so those two ideas are gone!!)

PARENT TODDLER MORNING As you may know, there is a Parent & Toddler Morning takes place every Friday from 8:30am to 10am in the Community Room in the school.  The organiser can no longer do every Friday due to work commitments.  If anyone is interested in helping her to run this so that it can take place every week, please e-mail us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org.

Reminder- How to contact the PAC Should any parent which to formally raise any concerns you can do this directly to: parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org

Alternatively you can raise directly via email to your Class Representative.

BOARD MEETING: The Board met on the 27th May. They discussed the work done to date by the Buildings Committee and thank the Committee for all of their efforts. The Treasurer provided an update regarding current finances, in particular highlighting the recent fundraising activities by the Parents Association, which is very much appreciated. The fundraising has contributed to purchases of teaching resources, recent improvements for the school, in particular the yard decorations and fun activities. The Board acknowledges the Student Council’s input for selecting the graphics for decorating the yard. The Board discussed the draft Chronic Conditions policy, which the parents will be invited to comment on and also noted the recent DES Special Education Circular. The school will develop a SEN policy in line with the new circular and future DES recommendations, with inputs from staff, parents and Board of Management, to be ratified at future Board meetings.

SCHOOL CLOSURE

We will be closed at 12.00hrs on next Friday April 7th and we will re-open at 08.30am on April 24th  

Enjoy the weekend, and watch out for Saturday Silliness !

Dermot

NEWSLETTER 24.03.2017

Welcome to this weeks newsletter.

Skipping

Recently the whole school enjoyed a skipping workshop with Marc Mc Cabe founder of Skipnrope. Today we had our first Playworks using the ropes, see the gallery for some photos. Skipping was really popular with the pupils and a great way to enjoy exercise. See the gallery for photos. We have organised Mark to come back next year and hope to impress him with all our practice.

Conferencing

Thanks to all the parents and guardians who came into the school over the last month for student led conferencing. The feedback has been really positive thank you for all the hard work.

Friends for Life

Friends for life is back and the ten week program will be completed with each class before the Spring break. Fiona will be giving a short presentation on this in the hall on Friday 31st March followed by a coffee morning.

Seachtain Na Gaeilge

The celebrations were great. We had poster activities, puppet shows, operation transformation and a big hooley in the hall – have a look at the pictures. Each class did a céilí dance which they had practiced previously, then there was a session – thanks to all the staff, and the children. Thanks to Cian as well. CHECK OUT THE GALLERY.

Coffee Morning- 31st March

The Parents Association Committee will be running a coffee morning in the school on Friday 31st March from 8:30am to 9:30am.  Fiona will also give an overview of the ‘Friends for Life’ program.

Recipes Book

Please complete your recipes and send back in by 24th March.   The template can completed and e-mailed to cwetrecipiebook@gmail.com.

Do you have a fundraising ideas?

Have you got an idea for a event to help raise money for Canal Way Educate Together School? We are looking for an event to run during April. If you have an idea and are willing to take lead in organising the event, please e-mail us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org (Note that the Recipe Book will be on sale in March and the annual sponsored walk will take place later in the year – so those two ideas are gone!!)

Parent & Toddler morning

As you may know, there is a Parent & Toddler Morning takes place every Friday from 8:30am to 10am in the Community Room in the school.  The organiser can no longer do every Friday due to work commitments.  If anyone is interested in helping her to run this so that it can take place every week, please e-mail us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org.

 

Reminder- How to contact the PAC

Should any parent which to formally raise any concerns you can do this directly to: parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org

Alternatively you can raise directly via email to your Class Representative.

 

Enjoy the weekend.

Dermot & Staff.

Céilí Mór – Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Mini-beast Hotels with Ciarán’s class

We built some great hotels in the garden, we will check up on them next week and see if any mini-beasts come to stay in our lovely hotels!

Comhrá gaeilge

Very proud of my class this week , they visited every class in the school and had some lovely chats as Gaeilge using puppets!
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Ceol agus Craic sa halla!

We had a fantastic time at our Céilí in the hall today, we danced our socks off thanks to some wonderful guest musicians. We had a brilliant week in general for Seachtain na Gaeilge- thanks to all the organisers!

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Student Led Conferencing: Aodán’s Junior Infants

Kickboxing Training With Vincenzo