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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 02 February 2007
Application Forms - Junior Infants September 2007
Application Forms and copies of our Enrolment Policy are now available for collection from the Main Office. Registration Week will take place from 12 to 15 March inclusive.

Staff Meeting
The next Staff Meeting will take place on Monday 12 February. Children will therefore finish at 12.00pm sharp on Monday 12 February.

Parent-Teacher Meetings
Parent-Teacher Meetings will take place on Tuesday 13 February. On this day, First to Fourth Classes will go home at 1.55pm as directed by the Department of Education & Science (Infants will go home at their usual time). If you have not yet received your appointment time, please contact your child's class teacher directly.

Recycling and Composting
Recycling and Composting are now well underway in school and everybody is working hard towards achieving Green Flag status. A third compost bin has just been purchased and we are all making a special effort to "reduce, re-use and recycle" in school. Many children are using hand towels - but some still need to be reminded to carry one in their bags.

Repak Recycling Week Schools Colouring Competition
Congratulations to Juhi Rastogi (Third Class) who has won a Raleigh Bike in the Repak Recycling Week Schools Colouring Competition (held during Recycling Week in October). There were hundreds of entries and all winning entries can be viewed on www.repak.ie.

SPHE Volunteer Guest Speakers
As part of our Social, Personal and Health Education Programme, we would like to invite any parents/guardians who work as gardaí, firemen, doctors, nurses, dentists, dieticians, etc to speak to some of our classes. Those who would like to share their expertise would be most welcome. Topics such as Road Safety, Healthy Food, Hygiene, Caring for the Sick or indeed any SPHE related topic have been suggested as possibilities. If you think you might be interested, please leave your details with Andrea/Bernadette at the Front Office.

Engineering Week of Wonder
Engineering Week of Wonder takes place 19 - 23 February. There are many free events organised throughout Dublin. Log on to www.weekofwonder.ie for more information.

National Parent Council-Primary Dublin North West Schools Quiz 2007
The NPC-P Schools Quiz is a general knowledge table quiz for teams of primary school children. It is taking place on Saturday 17 February at 4pm in St Brigid's GAA Club, Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15. We are looking for some parent volunteers to help prepare the children for this event. Please contact the Main Office if you are interested.

Table Quiz
The Parents Association are organising a Table Quiz, which will take place in the Clonsilla Inn on 27 February at 8.45pm. The cost per table is €30 and the max per table is 4. We are looking for Sponsorship, and if any parent has any contact through
their work or would know of anyone who would like to sponsor a round, we would ask you to contact Martin Keane on 086 8131748 or email martingkeane@eircom.net. We would also be very grateful for any donations for spot prizes on the night, no matter how small.

This promises to be a fun night out and is always a great social occasion, as well as raising funds for the School. The Parents Association would like to thank all parents for their continued support at our fundraising events. Fundraising is vitally important. The monies raised are used to purchase resources which enhance the teaching and learning in our school.

Extra Curricular Activities
Speech & Drama
Liz Molloy's Speech & Drama class new term commences Thursday 08 February and the fee for the fifteen-week term is €150 (if there are two children from the same family, the fees are €135 each). All queries should be directed to Liz on 086 2245113.

Dramaworks (Speech & Drama)
Spaces are available on Wednesdays for 2nd, 3rd and 4th class students. Contact Clodagh directly on 086 3736056.

There will be no basketball for 1st and 2nd Classes on Tuesday 13 February 2007 as Parent/Teacher meetings are taking place on that date. An extra class will take place at the end of term instead.