Notices for week 23rd October 2017:

Spooky Witch Walk
Don’t forget to dress up for our Spooky Witch Walk on Friday, 27th October 2017 which is being organised by the Parent Association.  Meeting at the hotel at 8:40am.   Please remember that small children can get scared of very scary costumes.  Please don’t wear any terrifying masks to school.

Children are asked to bring in €2 on the day.  The Parent Association will provide prizes for the best costumes.  All money raised will go towards a shed where we will store our P.E. equipment.

Hallowe’en Games
This year the Parent Association have organised for every class to enjoy some traditional fun Hallowe’en games.  Volunteers from the Parent Association will come into school Wednesday and Thursday morning to work with each class during their individual 45 minute slots.  Thank you to all the volunteers for giving your time and effort.  We look forward to lots of fun.

Thank you to all the parents who have co-operated with the request for considerate parking.  Please continue to park considerately and move off as quickly as possible in the morning to free up space for other families.  There has been a noted improvement especially in the mornings.

U11 Girls Football:
We are very proud of our U11 Girls football team who played in the Cumann na mBunscoil final in Moorefield last Thursday, 19th October.  Unfortunately they were defeated but played with great determination and skill.  Thank you to their coaches Mr. O’Donoghue and Mrs. McCaffrey for all their input.

I.B.M. Grant:
A huge Thank You to Dave Kelly who presented the school with a cheque for €1,900 from I.B.M.  Dave has been working with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors over last year as part of a mentorship programme.  We are working with Dave from I.B.M. again this year and will continue the anti-bully work.  We hope to buy new technology for school (8 iPads, one for each classroom).  These can also be used by the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors during the weekly meetings.

Maths Week:
This was a wonderful success.  The children enjoyed a wide range of Maths activities including Problem Solving, Coding, Mathematical Activity, Board Games, Maths Quiz and Maths Trails over the 3 days.  Many thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald for co-ordinating the week and to all the individual teachers who organised activities with their classes.

Green Day:
€166 was raised for the school’s sensory garden during our Green Day.  The children learned all about Biodiversity, which is our next Green Schools Flag.  Well done to all entrants of the poster and poetry competitions.

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