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November Newsletter 2017

NEWSLETTER – November 2017

Voluntary Contributions are needed for the running of the school. Please send in what you can afford as soon as possible. This year payments may be made online. Please email Ms Weafer info@haroldboysdalkey.ie for details with your email address.

Professional Development for Teachers Whole – school professional development will be provided on the Primary Language Curriculum on November 21st. For this reason, the school will be closed on this date.

History Week takes place on 20th November. Please send in any artefacts you may have. A Historical Fancy Dress will take place on November 24th.

Well Done to our competition winners. DLR festival of Primary Schools Drawing Competition: Winner Odhran Buckley. Dún Laoghaire Garda Art Competition: Winner Lorcan Flavin.
Homework Please ensure your son does not spend longer than the recommended time at his homework. If this is causing a problem, kindly speak to the class teacher about this. The following are the recommended times
Rang 2 0-20 minutes
Rang 3 0-30 minutes
Rang 4 0-30 minutes
Rang 5 0-40 minutes
Rang 6 0-75 minutes

Cake Sale Congratulations to all the 2017 winners
Overall Winner Emmet Byrne Rang 2
2nd class 3rd class 4th class
Jamie Hayden Cranfield Thomas Cassidy Turloch Mason
5th Class 6th class
Leo Skinner Gabriel Murphy

A total of €1,414 was raised. Thanks to the boys in 5th & 6th who helped out on the day & thanks to all who supported.

European Coding Week October 7-22
All classes took part in European Coding Week during their computer class time. They used Microsoft, Angry Bird or Gamemaker.

Many thanks to Mathew Hanlon who volunteered to do an extra session of Coding with Fifth and Sixth Class on Wednesday 11th October.

Green School Congratulations to Ronan Prior (6th Class) for his winning Biodiversity slogan Every Animal, Plant and Tree: That’s Biodiversity! The standard of slogans from all classes was superb and we will be putting some of the runners up on display on our Green Schools notice board.There were some colourful additions to the Dalkey Church Gardens on the weekend of the 20th-22nd October as our Wheelbarrow Gardens were brought from the school to the church for display as part of the Dalkey Creates Festival. Well done to the Green Schools committee for planting and looking after this project. Also make sure to check our blog at http://hbnsgreenschools.weebly.com/ for regular updates and pictures of our Green School in action!

Sports News Fifth Class will begin swimming classes on Thursday 9th November. Fifth and Sixth class final of the GAA Senior Autumn League is on Thursday 9th November.

Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine –

Rang 2 Séarlas Mac Péice
Liam Mac Réamainn
Jake Tran
Seán Ó Cearúlláin

Rang 3 Roibeard Mac Cionaoith
Ainréas Ó Miacháin
Dáithí Ó Duibheannaigh
Rang 4 Sebastian Vergara Synman
Garbhán Laimbeart

Rang 5 Milan Vadell de Búrca
Eoin ó Ceallaigh
Cathal de Paor
Milan Vadell de Búrca
Rang 6 Séamas ó Muirí
Searlas ó Fionnghaile
Milo Ó Cuinn
Anraí Ó Breartún

Dates for your Diary

20th November History Week
13th November Parent/Teacher Meetings – School closes at 2.15 p.m.
14th November Parent/Teacher Meetings – School closes at 2.30 p.m.
20th November 7.30 p.m. Enrolment for Confirmation – Rang 6
21st November School Closed. Teachers’ Professional Development Programme
5th December 1.00 p.m. – Harold Boys’ N.S. – Christmas Carol Service, Dalkey Church. School Choir accompanied by The Rolling Pebbles. All Welcome
18th December Christmas Concerts for parents, please note times:-
9.15 a.m. Rang 2.10 a.m. Rang 3.11 a.m. Rang 4.12 noon Rang 5.1.15 p.m. Rang 6

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