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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 21st January 2011

Collections during the School Day
If you need to collect your child during the school day, please do not do so during break times (10.20-10.30am and 12.00-12.30pm) as the children will be on yard at these times. All children must be signed out at Reception before leaving the school premises.

Access to Classrooms After-Hours
With the exception of those attending Extra Curricular Activities, children are not permitted to re-enter the classroom after 2.10pm. If in an absolute emergency (forgotten books and general belongings is not an emergency!) a child needs to gain access to his/her classroom outside school hours, the following procedure must be followed:

  • He/She must speak to either Brendan or Graham who will accompany him/her to the classroom.
  • A second adult must also accompany the child.

All school personnel have been made aware of this procedure and have been asked to ensure it is followed.

After School Collection Arrangements
Please inform your child to go to reception if he/she is in any doubt about the cancellation of an extra curricular activity or collection arrangements. We will then try to make contact with parents/collectors.

Luttrellstown Community College
Assessment of Incoming First Years takes place on Saturday 05 February in LCC at 9.00am sharp. An Information Meeting for parents of Incoming First Years will take place on Thursday 10 February from 7.30-9.00pm, also in LCC. This Information Evening is for parents and their child.

Dublin 15 Cross Country League Dates for your diary
Tuesday 8th March at Porterstown. Registration at 10.30am. 1st race at 11.00am.
Tuesday 12th April at Porterstown. Registration at 10.30am. 1st race at 11.00am.
Finals at Morton Stadium, Santry Tuesday 10th May.

Parents Association News

Anti-Bullying Talk for Parents - 27 January @ 7.30pm (re-scheduled from December)
In response to parents' requests, the Parents Association Committee has organised for an expert speaker from Trinity College Anti-Bullying Centre to come and present to parents on the topic of bullying.  The talk will cover - what bullying is, the different types of bullying, signs of being bullied, what to do if your child is being bullied, what to do if your child is bullying others, collaboration with the school in resolving the bullying behaviour, cyber-bullying.  Please note the date in your diaries for this important event, which will be held in the school foyer.

School Calendars & Tea Towels
A number of parents have expressed an interest in purchasing additional school calendars and/or tea towels. If there is sufficient interest we will organise an additional print run. If you are interested please text or phone Karen on 087 4187253 or Bridin on 086 3845931 by Friday 21st January.

PA Stall (“Give us your Contact Details”)
The Winner of the Raffle for the 30 Blanchardstown Centre Voucher is Michael Roche 6th Class. Any parent who still wishes to give their contact details may do so by email to stpatricksnspa@gmail.com or just drop a note into the PA Post-box located in the School Reception.

Extra Curricular Activities

Little Whiz Kids Computer Training New Term Module 1 Classes Commencing Monday 31st January @ 2.10pm - 3.10pm (8 Week Term @ 90)
For Queries/Bookings Please Ring (Irene @ 087 66 95920)   All places must be strictly pre-booked by telephone.  Website:    www.Littlewhizkids.ie

Tennis (2nd 6th Class)
Please note that a new course of 8 tennis sessions with Karl will begin on Tuesday 25th January. The sessions take place from 3.05 4.00pm. The cost of the course is 25. Maximum number of participants: 20.

Diswellstown Recreation & Community Centre

Sewing Course
An Improvers Sewing Course, for those ready to move on from basic clothing alterations to basic dressmaking skills, in a relaxed atmosphere, will commence on Wednesday 16 February from 7.00-8.30pm (8 weeks) in the Diswellstown Recreation & Community Centre. For bookings/enquiries, please call Angela at 086 8430572.

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