Dates for your diary
Week of 18-22 September: Class curriculum meetings for all classes. Times below.
September 20th: 6th class trip to climb the Great Sugarloaf (501m)
We hope you all settled in well and it was great to see so many of the children in on Friday dressed in the blue & navy Dublin colours. We want to wish the Dublin Ladies Football team the very best on Sunday in their All-Ireland Final against Mayo & will have another blue & navy/Dublin jersey day next Friday to send good luck their way too.
We also welcome Sarah Dolan to our staff. She is looking after 2nd class. Welcome also to John O’Loughlin who has joined our SEN team.
We have a Healthy Eating policy. It is in the homework journal. Please refrain from giving your child fizzy drinks and sweet snacks.
Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing/shoes for school. It should be warm and comfortable. Also remember that many classes do “The Daily Mile” where children need to wear runners.
School is not responsible for children before 8:50am & after 2:50pm. Drop off is between 8:50-9.00am & collections are at 1:40/2:40pm . No waiting around in the yard as after school activities begin in the yard.
It is very important for all children to be punctual. Children who arrive late into classes cause disruption.
Poor attendance impacts on learning, lack of punctuality impacts on other children’s learning also. We will contact you if your child is developing a bad pattern with regard to punctuality or attendance. All absences require a note upon return stating reason for absence. These notes are in the homework journal. The school is required to report absences to the Education Welfare Officer at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. There school cannot give permission to collect early/arrive late.
As we welcome two new classes of junior infants and many more new children in other classes we would like to refer to the Educate Together website where you can find out more about the Educate Together ethos.
If you drive, please be very careful in the car park. A short delay won’t kill you, a rushed exit without checking for little children might cause serious accidents. We love children cycling to school but please don’t cycle in the yard as it is way too busy at collection time. Children and adults should only mount their bikes after passing the “inner” school gate.
Pedestrians, dogs, buggies etc should give way to all children going to classes.
Collection for After School Activities is also in the yard. The children will be brought there by the person running the activity.
If you need to collect your child early you need to approach reception where the child will be called via the intercom. This is a child protection/safety matter.
Regarding medical matters, if your child has a medical condition please contact the office. And if your child is ill do not send him or her to school Resource monies can be paid online through Aladdin or on the red button in the top right hand corner of our website: http://www.cetns.ie/
Resource monies are to be paid by the end of September for children in all classes.
We are excited to reveal that our 8th Green Flag theme is Marine Environment. We will be learning about interesting sea creatures, marine eco-systems, their threats and the work being done to save them.
Did you know that 70% of our planet is covered by water. Did you also know that Ireland’s seabed territory is one of the largest in Europe and is more than 10 times Ireland’s land mass?
Ocean Riddles and a joke!
I come in many colours and shapes
I may even look a bit floral
You might dive to a great reef to find me
I am beautiful ______
I don’t wear a saddle or stirrups
But my vertical swim is cool, of course!
My tail helps me grab coral or seaweed
I am an amazing ____________
Q: What is the strongest creature in the ocean?
A: A mussel!
We are looking for parents with an interest in gardening. Our children love doing little gardening tasks during their yard time but we would require a parent to come and help these children. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
From this week Andreas will be starting a gardening group after school on Fridays from 2.40 to 3.40pm. Children with or without parents are very welcome. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested. Our polytunnel is full of nice produce. If you can identify these two fruits, send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org to be in with a chance to win some of our garden produce.
Class Curriculum meetings
Tues. 19 September Ailish/Eadaoin: 5th class, 9.10am-9.40am
Tues. 19 September Ruth/Sinead: Senior infants, 9.45am-10.15am
Wed. 20 September Aoife/ Andreas: 1st class, 9.10am-9.40am
Wed. 20 September Jill/Karen: 3rd class, 9.40am-10.15am
Thu. 21.September Liz/JP: 6th class, 9.10am-9.40am
Thu. 21.September Jennifer/Siobhan: 4th class, 9.40am-10.15am
Fri. 22 September Sarah/Conor: 2nd class, 9.10am-9.40am
Fri. 22 September Susan/Peter: Junior infants, 9.40am-10.15am
There have been a few incidents of head lice already this term. It would therefore be advisable to examine your child’s hair regularly and ensure that all members of the family are promptly treated at the same time (as soon as possible) to avoid the cycle of repeated infestation. Also, using a fine comb daily can remove lice and thus prevent them laying eggs, increasing the number and spreading to others.
PTA Coffee Mornings will take place on the last Friday of each month in The 12th Lock pub straight after drop-off @ 9am. This month it will be on Friday, 29th September. All welcome.
The first PTA meeting of the year took place last week. Monthly evening meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of each month @ 8pm. See PTA noticeboard and FB page for further details.
The PTA AGM will take place in October. Exact date/time tbc.
Beir bua, Aedín and Andreas