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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 27th May 2011

Best Wishes to Ms Nolan, Mr O’Neill and Mr MacConámha’s 6th Class children who will be confirmed on Monday 30 May.

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 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 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.

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 are in the play ground at this time. Children must be signed out at Reception before leaving the school premises. Your cooperation in this matter would be very much appreciated.

Castleknock College First Year 2012
The closing date for receipt of Applications for First Year Boys 2012 is Tuesday 31 May.  Application Forms can be downloaded from www.castleknockcollege.ie or collected from the Admissions Office at the College. An Open Day will take place on Saturday 11 June from 10.30am to 1.00pm in the College.

Choir Concert
A Choir Concert will take place in St Patrick's School Hall on Friday 17th June at 7:30pm. Look forward to entertaining everyone! ALL WELCOME!

Cricket Blitz
“Fourth Class went to a Cricket Blitz on Thursday.  We won all of our matches and came 1st Place and got a cup and medals!” Molly & Melissa – 4th Class

Santry Athletics - Dates for your Diary
The school athletics team will compete at the Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships on the following dates:
Tuesday 31 May - Field Events (500m, Long Jump and Shot Putt)
Wednesday 1 June - Track Events (Sprints, Relay)
Teams need to be at Morton Stadium at 10.30am. All support is welcome, so if you are free please come and cheer on the team. More details re the events etc are available on www.santrysports.ie
Sport for All Days
Junior Sports Day for 1st & 2nd Class children - Wednesday 8th June
Infants Sports Day - Wednesday 15th June.  Watch this space for further details.

Summer Camps (Senior & Junior)
There are places still available for both camps.  Anyone wishing to attend Junior Camp, please return Registration Forms to Ms Murray. Anyone wishing to attend Senior Camp, please return Registration Forms to Ms C O’Reilly.

Parents Association News

Sponsored Walk
The PA is delighted to announce that €6,902.76 was raised by the recent Sponsored Walk.  A big thank you to everyone for all your support!

Uniform Fitting Date
Savvy Schools will hold a Uniform Fitting day on Saturday 11 June in the Stage Area at the school.  Sizing will commence at 10.00am for Junior Infants and their siblings; the remainder (current Junior Infants to 5th Class) will be from 11.00am to 3.00pm.   A second day will be organised depending on demand.  Order Forms will be distributed to each child over the coming week.

Extra Curricular Activities

Guitar lessons
Learn easy guitar in a warm and friendly fully equipped studio.  Group or individual lessons available.  This is one the best times to prepare for the Junior and Leaving Cert music curriculum! Special 20% reduction to all the pupils (and parents) of St. Patricks NS. Further details Brian Farrell 086 3809624www.brianfarrell.eu info@brianfarrell.eu.

French for all!
"Bonjour les enfants et les parents!" Enrolment has started for September 2011 term here at St Patrick’s. Classes can also run in pre-schools where a free taster class can be arranged.  Exams are approaching & I can assist your teen with grinds. I am French native, Garda vetted, fully insured and above all enthusiastic! Contact me on 087 227 9027 Merci beaucoup! Visit www.frenchforchildren.ie

Spanish for Children
Lesson No.5: Expressions with TENER (‘To have’): “TENGO UNA NIÑA AQUÍ. TIENE SEIS AÑOS. TIENE SED Y TIENE MUCHO CALOR” (Ten-go u-na ni-nyah a-key. Tee-en-eh di-ehz a-nyos ee tee-en-eh moo-cho cal-or) – “I have a girl here. She’s 6. She’s thirsty and she’s very hungry”. For information on Spanish Classes, Primary & Pre-School (Sept - May), Junior & Leaving Cert (all year round), phone 087 267 4809 / 822 7629, Email marygalvin@upcmail.ie, cf. www.spanishclasses4children.com

Castleknock Celtic FC
Castleknock Celtic FC will be holding a Mini World Cup on 07 – 11 June.  Registration will take place on Wednesday 01 June.  New members will be accepted after the Mini World Cup.  See www.castleknockceltic.ie for details.

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Homework Journal.
Next Tuesday is the last day for entry into next September’s Journal. If you are a new parent that is not already in the Directory, please contact Daniel 087 2565431.