NEWSLETTER: Our Core Value this month is Peace. Aodán’s class performed in Assembly today and sang a song about Peace.
SECOND LEVEL SOUTH CITY EDUCATE TOGETHER ENROLLING NOW: Enrolment for the new Dublin South City Educate Together Second Level School will open next Monday 23rd April at 9am on the Educate Together website. Educate together will be sending out an email to anyone registered.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT – Meeting last night. Discussed strategies and plans for building needs and accommodation. Special Education Policy & Assessment Policy ratified, and First Aid is in progress. Educate Together AGM motions were decided, and a policy schedule for CWETNS was discussed. Special Education Needs and available resources in the school were discussed. Budgets were approved for works to maintain trees in the garden, to repair the roof, and budgets to support staff with further study were also agreed. (Thankyou from the staff.) The Board was updated on the 5 Year Plan for the School which is under review at present. The Board looks forward to parental involvement in this plan late next month, and also extends thanks to the parents association for recent events and fundraising.
STANDARDISED ASSESSMENTS: We assess the children using standardised assessments annually. All schools carry out these tests nationally, and the results are used internally to inform our teaching and learning and are part of a criteria for allocating learning support in our school. These assessments will take place over the week of the 30th of April, so please make every effort to have your child in school during this time.
FIRE AND DAISY, our hens are doing great. Special thanks to all families who are helping to look after them every day, and making sure they get to bed on time without any messing or fowl play.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE
CANALWAY HOODIES AND BEANIES: We are doing our last round of orders for Canal Way hoodies on Thursday and Friday morning, in the yard before school. We have raised over €500 euro for the school so far with this fundraising idea, which is great. Now let’s make that number bigger folks!
Please note, we’re taking orders only – no payment until collection. The hoodies are available in red and navy. We’ll have colour and size samples on the day.
Price: €25 for child sizes and €30 for adult sizes.
We will also have navy Canal Way beany hats in stock to buy on Thursday and Friday morning.
Price: €10 each.
USED CLOTHING FUNDRASIER: We will be doing a collection of old clothes in early May to raise money for the school and a local charity, Liberty Recycling. They are community based and provide practical work experience, certified training and rehabilitation to those affected by drugs.
This is a great opportunity for a Spring clean, so please go through all your stuff and gather any used clothes in good condition that you want to get rid of. You’ll be able to drop off your contributions in the school on Wednesday 02 May 19:00 – 20:30 and Thursday 03 May 08:00 – 08:30.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Enjoy the weekend,
Dermot & Staff