Email: info@stpatricksns.ie Phone: 01 824 9930 Fax: 01 824 9928

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 4th June 2009
Staff Meeting
There will be a Staff Meeting on Monday 08 June.
All children will finish at 12.00noon.

Local & European Elections
It has been confirmed by the Office of the Returning Officer that the PE Hall will be used as a Polling Station for the Local & European Elections. Therefore, the school will be closed TOMORROW Friday 05 June 2009.

Cricket Blitz
Last week, fourth class walked to St Mochta's school to participate in a cricket blitz. We played three matches. We got to the final but unfortunately we lost after a sudden death "throw off"! It was a warm day and everyone had lots of fun and tried their best. - James H & Ardena - 4th Class

"Our class entered a write a book competition. Children from other schools swapped their books with us. The children in the other school judged our books and we judged their books. Last week we went to Dublin West Education Centre in Tallaght to be presented with our awards. We can't wait to enter again next year."
Katie Brown and Kaleda Ramadani, (Mr O'Neill's 5th class)

Should any families be happy to donate schoolbooks which they no longer need, to the school, we would be delighted to receive them on the last day of term. School uniform items in very good condition will also be accepted.

Moving House?
If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick's in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher or the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form. We have a large number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

Contact Details
It is essential that we have the correct address and contact details (e.g. home telephone, parents' mobile numbers) for your child on our database in order for you to receive important texts, your child/children's school reports, end of year letters, etc or to make contact with you if your child should fall ill during the school day. If any of your details have changed since the beginning of the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form, available from the office.

St Mochta's Parish Picnic
St Mochta's Parish is running a Parish Picnic Fundraiser on 21st June, 2009 in the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle. The day is full of sporting activities, stalls, Farmers Market, Treasure Hunt and live entertainment including Frances Black. We are looking for the following items to use on Stalls as part of our fundraising: new or used Handbags, Jewellery, your old saucers & plates, bottles of alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, Books, CDs, DVDs and finally Cakes n' Buns please. Also any unwanted gifts in good condition. Items can be dropped before and after mass on Sundays or left into the Parish Centre between 9.30 and 12.30 weekdays. Thank you for your support.

Extra Curricular Activities
Science Club

Children from 5th class, who are members of the Science club, are asked to attend the final Science club session on Wednesday 10th June at 2.15pm until 3pm. The day has been changed from Tuesday to Wednesday because of children representing our school in Santry. Mr O'Neill

FRENCH classes for children 3-12 years
La Jolie Ronde French classes - 4 classes are available: pre-school (3 to 5 years), 5-7 years, 7-8 years & 9-12 years. Number of places left available depends on age groups. Weekday and week-end classes are held in Diswellstown Community Centre here in St. Patrick's National School and in St. Mochta's Parish Centre, Clonsilla. Pre-enrolment is now taking place for classes starting early in September 2009. To ensure your child starts this September, please contact Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 or 01 442 8237. Merci!

Diswellstown Junior Summer Camp
There are a number of spaces still available for Junior Summer Camp. Please drop your completed application form, together with payment, in to the office marked For the Attention of Ms Quinn. Senior Summer Camp is FULL.

Summer Music Camp
Summer Music Camp will take place from Monday 13th - Friday 17th July 2009 from 9:30am to 1pm. To book a place please ring 087 3156340 and leave a message or fill in form. The cost is €95 per child (10% discount for siblings). Details of camp content are on the Parent Information Notice Board. Registration will take place on Tuesday 09 June at 2.10pm at the Diswellstown Door. Course Directors: Geraldine Meade and Jenny O'Connor.