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NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

Welcome back to everyone! A special word of welcome to our new pupils in 2nd class and to Jonathan O Donnell Wall, Conor McGrane, Mauro Fouz Serrano, Noah O Regan, Alvaro Goizueta, Javier Calle Rodriguez.

Welcome – To Ms Carole Crowley who is a new permanent mainstream class teacher. Congratulations to Ms Hanmore who had a baby boy Bobby during the summer. Mr Antoin Bracken is taking her class during her maternity leave. Ms Emma Dwyer has been appointed as a full time Special Needs Assistant.

School starts at 9:10 a.m. Please do not send your son to school before the doors open at 8.50 a.m. as there is no supervision provided before this time. Also, a reminder to be punctual when collecting your son at 2.30 p.m.

Reminder: Please do not park in residents’ driveways on St. Patrick’s Road. Kindly meet your son across the road at 2.30 pm, as it is difficult to exit the school with the increase in our pupil numbers.

School Policies: The following policies were ratified at a recent meeting of the Board of Management: Child Protection, Anti Bullying, Health & Safety, Data Protection, and Critical Incidents.

Parents’ Association AGM will take place on 19th September at 7.30 p.m. Please support the meeting.

Book Rental Please note: your son has been allocated an identification number which is on all the books he will rent this year. These books must be returned to the school in June 2018. Parents/Guardians will be asked to purchase new books if those rented are lost or damaged.
Uniform Crests are available in the office. The cost of the crest is €6. Please ensure that your son wears his full uniform at all times and that all items of the uniform has his name clearly marked on them.

Office Hours: 9 am – 1 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that the office is unattended after 1 pm. PLEASE notify Ms Weafer of a new phone number or change of address

After School Activities: These activities begin September 7th. Monday – Drama. Tuesday – Guitar. Wednesday – Basketball (Rang 3 & 4). Wednesday – Gaelic (Rang 5 & 6). Thursday – Chess. Please send payments directly to these teachers and not to the school office.

Wellness Wednesday
With the aim of promoting wellbeing across the whole school community, we offer a ‘No Homework Day’ on ‘Wellness Wednesday’ the first Wednesday of every month. Instead of homework, the pupils engage in an activity that places particular emphasis on family interaction. This could be baking, going for a walk, board games or simply sitting down to enjoy a meal as a family. Cognisant of every family’s individual circumstances, this is an optional initiative. No homework shall be given throughout the school on ‘Wellness Wednesday’

Lunches – As several pupils have food allergies, we ask you not to include the following in your son’s lunch: Nutella, Snickers, peanut butter, fish or kiwi fruit. Please remind your son not to share his lunch with anyone.
Healthy Lunch reminder: No crisps, bars, sweets, gum or fizzy drinks. The HSE advises first break to be a ‘fruit break’. Friday can be a treat day e.g. a bar. This applies to school tours also.

Sports News – The senior football league will take place in Thomastown every Thursday from 14th September until the midterm for Fifth and Sixth class. Basketball coaching has begun for Second and Third class with Ed Randolf. Fourth class will begin swimming lessons on Thursday 21st September

Dates for your Diary
11th September 7.30 p.m. Meeting for parents of Rang 2 in Dalkey Church
19th September Parents’ association AGM
12th May 1st Communion Rg 2

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