19th October, 2015.
We are having our annual Halloween Fancy Dress in the school hall this Friday morning (October 23rd) from 9.15a.m. to 10.00a.m. We would like to invite parents/guardians to see the Fancy Dress and we hope all the children will get into the Halloween spirit and dress up in a costume for the day.
We are having a ‘Pumpkin’ competition on Friday. We would like the children to design and decorate their pumpkin at home and bring it into the school hall on Friday morning. There will be a small prize for the most imaginatively designed pumpkin in each class. The children should write their names on a piece of paper and place it inside the pumpkin.
Due to renovations at the Snail Box the Parents’ Association are running their Halloween Disco in the school hall this Friday from 1.40p.m. to 3.00p.m. As the school officially closes at 1.40p.m. all parents/guardians must be in the hall from 1.40p.m. to 3.00p.m. to supervise their children at this event. Basketball after school with Kelvin doesn’t go ahead on Friday.
Fourth and fifth classes will be visiting Dunshaughlin Library tomorrow (Oct 20th) for storytelling by the author Matt Griffin. They will be going by bus, leaving the school at 9.30a.m. and returning at 11.15a.m. The cost of the bus is €4.00.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes are going swimming the Aura Swimming Pool Navan after Halloween for six weeks starting on Wednesday November 4th. Attendance at this course fulfils the Aquatics Module of the P.E. Curriculum as laid down by the Department of Education & Science. Our Swimming Policy is on the school website. We will let you know the cost of swimming after Halloween.
2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. During the course of this school year we will be visited by the Defence Forces and will receive a copy of the Proclamation and also the Irish Flag. Sixth class pupils are currently learning about the Easter Rising 1916. To complement what they are learning in class they will be receiving ten ‘1916 Supplements’ in the Irish Independent over the course of the year. This series of supplements will record and analyse the history and the policies , but also the social and political aspects of the rebellion. The children received two supplements last week. The cost per pupil for the ten supplements is €5.00.
Second class pupils have finished the Literacy Lift Programme. They have done really well and we thank them for their great efforts.
Useful websites on cyberbullying and internet safety will be on the school website during the week under ‘Links’.
School will re-open after the Halloween mid-term break on Monday November 2nd. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween.