St. Patrick's National School, Diswellstown, Castleknock.

Email: Phone: 01 824 9930 Fax: 01 824 9928

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 PH21.

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Week Ending 16th November 2006
In-Service Training for Teachers
Please note that the school will be closed to children tomorrow, Friday 17 November, as there is an In-Service Training Day for Teachers.

School Gates
Please note that the school gates do not open until 8.20am each day. You should time your child's arrival as close to 8.20am as possible so as to minimise waiting time, especially in wet and cold weather. Young children should not be left unsupervised at the school gate.

The School Day
The period between 8.30am and 9.00am is an important part of the school day. If for any reason you arrive late, your child's usual entrance door will be open until 8.50am. After this time, children must be signed in at the main office and they should then make their way to their classroom. In order to minimise disruption to the class, you should not accompany your child into the classroom. If you need to speak with the Class Teacher, Andrea or Bernadette will be happy to arrange a meeting for you.

New Security Procedure
If you need to collect your child early from school for any reason, it will be necessary for you to sign your child out in the Sign Out Book at Reception. As the office closes from 12.00noon to 12.30pm daily, please try to ensure that you collect your child before or after these times. If however, you must collect your child from the yard area, please ensure that you speak to a staff member on yard duty.

Forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc. may be left into the main office, and should be clearly marked with the child's name and teacher.

Celtic Travelling Book Fair
The Book Fair will be in the school from Monday 20 November. It will be set up in the stage area at the back of the PE hall. (Entrance via the door to the front of the teachers' car park). Feel free to call into the school at dropping and collection times to browse through the selection available. This is a great opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping! The more books you buy, the more books the school will receive to help to stock the school library.

Tesco "Free Sports Equipment" Tokens
The last date for sending in tokens to the school is Friday 24 November. So far, we have collected over 22,000 Tesco Sports Equipment for Schools and Clubs vouchers. A sincere thanks to the parents who did the token-counting!

School Photographer
The School Photographer will be coming to the school on 04, 05 and 06 December. Children should wear their full school uniform on the day, NO TRACKSUITS PLEASE. More detailed information will be distributed closer to the date. Provisionally, classes will be photographed as follows:

Monday 04 December

Tuesday 05 December

Wednesday 06 December

Ms Meade

Mr Waring

Mrs Jennings

Ms Nolan

Mrs Soulsby

Ms O'Callaghan

Ms Merrigan

Ms S Quinn

Ms B Quinn

Ms Barr

Ms Parker

Ms O'Reilly

Ms Ryan

Ms Threadgold

Ms Gannon

Mr Walsh

Ms Harte

Ms O'Dwyer

Junior Infants September 2007
For your information, Application Forms for Junior Infants September 2007 will be available from January onwards. The completed form and all necessary documentation (i.e. Original Long Form Birth Certificate, a Baptismal Certificate (if your child has been baptised), a current Gas/ESB bill plus one other official document confirming home address) should be returned to the school only during Registration Week 12 - 15 March 2007.

Extra Curricular Activities
As a result of the Book Fair taking place in the stage area of the PE Hall next week, any children attending extra curricular activities in the PE Hall will exit via Fire Exit 1 near the main entrance of the school building.

Parent Information Notice Board
In addition to Extra Curricular Activities details, there are a number of local events currently advertised on the Parent Information Notice Board, e.g. Christmas Fairs, Book Events, etc.