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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 25th March 2011

Mobile Phones
Unless it is absolutely necessary, children should not bring mobile phones to school.  For those who need to bring a phone, it must be turned off and left in the child’s school bag.  If the phone is seen or heard anywhere on school grounds, it will be taken off the child and parents will have to collect the phone from the school office.

“Shave or Dye” Appeal
Ellen Spring would like to thank everyone who donated to her “Shave or Dye” appeal.  The total raised so far is a staggering €12,111! Ellen would also like to thank Daniel Collins for dying his hair pink in support of her appeal!

Castleknock College (Boys)
Castleknock College are holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 12 April from 7.00 – 9.00pm in the College for all parents and boys (especially those who are in 5th Class are present).  More information is available on www.castleknockcollege.ie.

GAA – Croke Park
“Last Sunday, the boys and girls Gaelic teams went to play at half time in the minor match in Croke Park. Around forty of us in total went on the bus.  There we got a chance to see the dressing rooms.  We all played our best and had a fantastic time.  We would all like to thank the teachers and helpers for arranging it for us.”
Ruadhán 6th class & Tom 5th class

Libyan Crisis Appeal
Some parents of Scoil Choilm Community N.S. are holding a fundraising food fair on Tuesday 29 March from 1.00pm to 4.00pm in Scoil Choilm to help civilians affected by the crisis in Libya.  Monies raised will go towards much needed food and medical aid for those affected. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Procedure for Entry to School Building
St Patrick’s N.S. opens for classes at 8.30am.  Once the class has lined up and is brought in, the door will be closed.  If your child arrives after the door has closed, they should follow the procedure below:

  • Children who arrive between 8.30 and 8.50am should make their way to the Blanchardstown Door, which is the first door on the right hand side of the school. 
  • If you arrive after 8.50am, please use the main entrance, as you must sign your child’s name into the Sign-In Book. 
  • In order to minimise disruption to the school day, parents are asked not accompany children to classrooms at this time. 

Break-times
For your information and to ensure forgotten lunches arrive in time, the following are the break-times for the children. 

Junior & Senior Infants
10.20-10.30am  Small portable snack taken to yard for eating under supervision
10.30-10.50am Eating time in the classroom 
12.00-12.30pm  Any remaining food can be taken to yard to be finished under supervision.

First Class upwards
10.20-10.30am Small portable snack taken to yard for eating under supervision
11.45-12.00noon Foods not suitable for outdoor eating can be eaten in the classroom
12.00-12.30pm Any remaining food can be taken to yard to be finished under supervision.

Parents Association News

Sponsored Walk
The eldest child from each family will have received a Sponsorship Card this week for the upcoming Sponsored Walk.  The walk will take place on 07 April during school hours. All Sponsorship money should be returned to your child’s class teacher on or before 15 April.  Thank you for your continued support.

Extra Curricular Activities

St Patrick’s N.S. Easter Camp 2011
Enrolment for St Patricks Easter camp 2011 is underway.  This year the children will be taking part in cooking, sports and art activities with Ms Meade, Mr MacConámha, and Mr Monaghan.  The camp will be for 4 days from Monday 18th of April to Thursday 21st of April inclusive.  The price of the camp costs 65 euro with a 10% discount for siblings.  The camp is open to all children from 1st class to 6th class.  Please email monaghan1@hotmail.com for a place, and do hurry as places are limited

Art and Craft Workshops
The new term of Art and Craft begins on Monday 04 April for seven weeks.  There are some places available.  A wide range of Art and Craft skills are taught to foster student creativity.  For full details, contact Bláthnaid O’Brien-Donovan B.Ed (Hons) 087 4123247.

CHFC Easter Camp
CHFC Easter Camp is taking place from 18 – 22 April.  Places can be booked at the Club Shop in Tir na nÓg from Saturday morning or contact Brendan at 085 1329397. 

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