Grandparents & Grandfriends Day
Wednesday 1st February 2017 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
Third class are delighted to host Grandparents Day, we would like to invite all the grandparents of the children in 3rd class to our school. Mass will begin at 12.30pm, followed by some activities in our classroom. The children will guide you to our class and there you will do some craftwork, be interviewed by the children and partake in an interactive i-pad quiz! It’s all very informal and a bit of fun. This will take about 30 minutes.
After all this excitement you’ll be ready for some entertainment and light refreshments so it’ll be back to the hall for song singing, dancing and some much needed tea/coffee and biscuits.
I do appreciate that some children do not have grandparents or that their grandparents live too far away to attend. In this case encourage your child to bring along a special older friend, great aunt/uncle, family friend etc. If this isn’t feasible, the children will let me know and I’ll organise for them to join up with other grandparents so no one will feel left out.
I hope this doesn’t offend but this event is for grandparents and grandfriends only and space is limited, so parents and siblings cannot attend this event. However should a grandparent need assistance a parent may attend to help.
We look forward to seeing you,
Congratulations to all who are currently taking part in our Couch to 5K program. We have been overwhelmed by your support. We are delighted to announce that Hanlon Concrete will be our title sponsor for our 5K Fun Run which will take place on Sunday 26th February at 11am and KFM will be our official media sponsor.
Sonia O’Sullivan, Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion, will be participating in our Fun Run and she will also be taking part in a special run on the day with the pupils from Robertstown National School. This short run will take place before our main event in Robertstown GAA – details to follow in the coming weeks.
We will be sending sponsorship cards home with all children in early February and would encourage the children to get sponsorship from family and friends for their run with Sonia. All children who take part will be presented with a certificate of their achievement which will be specially signed by Sonia.
Registration is only required for our 5K Fun Run and this is available on https://www.popupraces.ie/events/robertstown-n-s-5k-fun-run/. Places are limited to 500 and we anticipate that the event will sell out. Registration may not be available on the day so please register early to avoid disappointment!! Updates on the event will be available on our Facebook page Robertstown N.S 5K Fun Run
For the event to be a success and run smoothly we will require help on the day from parents. We particularly need your help on the day with marshalling, number pick up and car park attending so if you feel you or a member of your family can assist please contact us through the Fun Run Facebook page, the Robertstown N.S Parents Association Facebook page or the numbers below :
Hannah Teague (086) 128830
Frances Whelan (086) 1717477
Niamh Jacob (087) 6483787
Wynita Balfe (085) 1489936
All funds raised will go towards reinstating the Jungle Gym playground in the school. We really need your support for this exciting venture to be the success it can be.
Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the start line !
French Class and Gymnastics resume this week.
Girls Basketball match in the school @ 2:30pm V Rathcoffey.
Communion Mass in Allen Church @ 6:30pm.
Mrs. Kelly will be finishing up on Friday, 3rd February 2017 for this school year. She is taking parental leave for the remainder of the year. Mr. Darren McHale will commence the role of Second Class teacher on Monday, 6th February 2017. He will meet the class before Mrs. Kelly leaves.
Transition to Secondary School for 6th Class:
Ms. Conroy will meet all pupils in Sixth Class individually and in small groups over the next term. She will implement a programme that will help prepare the class for the transition to Secondary school.
This is a big step for Sixth Class pupils and research has shown that many pupils experience huge levels of anxiety relating to the move. Ms. Conroy will address these worries with the children and help them identify strategies that will make them more resilient over the next year. We are very enthusiastic and excited about this new programme.
Training continues on Monday and Wednesday nights @ 8pm in Robertstown G.A.A. pitch for the Couch to 5km, in preparation for the 5km run on Sunday, 26th February.
There are still some coats on tables in the corridor outside assembly hall.
Date: Tues 7th February 2017 (7pm-9pm)
Course Code: 17KEC202
Venue: Kildare Education Centre
Facilitator: David Dempsey
This is a short course on how to help your child with their maths homework.
Reduce the “That’s not how teacher does it!” effect with tips on making homework more successful for your child and less stressful for you.
On-Line booking is required via the Kildare Education Centre website (www.eckildare.ie) . Alternatively, click on this link to bring you directly to the Booking-In Page: http://www.eckildare.ie/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&task=individual_registration&event_id=971&Itemid=256
Please direct all correspondence by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The old Principal email is no longer in use.
There are a lot of coats on the table outside the hall belonging to pupils. These were left here over the Christmas. Please ask pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes to claim their coat.
We are delighted with the painting and cleaning that has taken place over the Christmas Holidays. Three rooms were painted and all toilets and floors were deep cleaned. As a result the cleaning of the school planned for this Saturday is now cancelled.
Couch to 5km
The training got off to a wonderful start on Monday. 130 people signed up for the 6 week training session with Dave Matthews in preparation for the big race with Sonia O’Sullivan on Sunday 26th February 2017. The Parent Association has worked very hard to bring this event to life and we are very grateful for the sponsorship they have received so far from Hanlon Concrete, Signflair and Robertstown G.A.A. Training takes place each Monday and Wednesday night around the G.A.A. pitch. Feel free to come along and sign up. We wish all the athletes and the organising committee every continued success in the lead up to this wonderfully historic event which will raise money for out school. Money raised will be used to reinstate the Jungle Gym and improve the playground.
As we start back to a new term, you are encouraged to send a healthy lunch to school each day with your child.
Junior Entrepreneur Programme
5th Class have a guest speaker on this Thursday. The class are looking forward to this.
This will commence on this Friday 13th January for 3rd and 4th classes. Many thanks to all those who have paid either online or to the class teacher.
No Homework Club
There will be no Homework Club on these date:
16th January, 25th January and 1st February.
Looking for to an eventful term!!
Swimming commences in January for all children in 3th and 4th classes in K-Leisure, Naas. There will be five sessions and classes run from Friday the 13th of January to Friday the 10th of February inclusive.
Swimming lessons are during school hours, their session begins at 11.45am. The cost is €35 per child. You may pay in installments before swimming commences. It is crucial that all monies must be paid in full by Friday 3rd of February. If you are sending in money please ensure that it is sent to your child’s class teacher only. Please ensure your money is in an envelope with your child’s name and amount clearly marked.
Please note that no staff member is to be named on any social media forum.
All information regarding school activities is circulated weekly on school website, facebook and via email. Teachers are not responsible for reminding pupils of upcoming fundraisers or events.
The RCAA are holding a Disco from 6:30pm to 8pm in the school. More details are on our facebook page and website.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme in 5th class will be presenting 6 group ideas to the Dragon’s. One of these ideas will be picked as their business idea which they will work on in the New Year. Best of luck.
The school will close for the Christmas Holidays @ 12pm and reopen on Monday 9th January 2017.
Couch to 5k fundraiser. This will start @ 11am with guest Sonia O’Sullivan. More details on https://www.facebook.com/robertstownns5kfunrun/?fref=ts. All support welcome.
We wish everybody in our school community a very happy and peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year.