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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 2nd December 2011
School Closure
The school will be closed on Thursday 08 December (Holy Day).  It will reopen on Friday 09 December.

Confirmation Dates 2012
Confirmation Ceremony Dates for 2012 have been finalised and will be at 11am on Thursday, June 7th for St Patrick’s NS. This year St Patrick’s NS have 76.  Please be aware that our church is small and given the number of candidates, there will be a restriction on the number of people attending with each candidate e.g., Candidate, Sponsor & Parent(s) only.  We would be grateful of your comments and concerns all of which will be discussed at the next meeting in February.

Science Week Photographs
All children who were involved in Science Week projects have been given Permission Slips regarding photographs to go on our school website.  If you child was involved in a Science Project and you do not wish their photo to be included on the school website, please return the permission slip or inform the school office immediately.

Celtic Travelling Book Fair
The last day for the Book Fair will be Monday 05 December.  Feel free to call in at dropping off (08.30am-9.00am) and collection times (1.00pm – 2.30pm) to browse through the selection available.  This is a great opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping!  The more books you buy, the more books the school will receive to help stock the school library. 

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Our Christmas Appeal is once again in aid of SVP. There are three different options:

  • Hampers (non-perishable food items). Items for hampers can be placed in the box beside the crib in the school foyer.
  • Donate a toy/gift for a child (new items only).  Labels are available from the office. 
  • Financial Donations. If you would like to donate money to the SVP through the school, please drop it in to the office in an envelope marked “SVP”.  All monies donated will be lodged directly into the SVP Account.

For more information, see www.svp.ie.

The Jack & Jill Foundation Calendars 2012
The Jack & Jill Foundation provide care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to their parents and families. A beautiful calendar has been produced for 2012. The Calendar which costs €10 is available from the School Reception. It will make a beautiful gift for yourself and your family and friends.  The cost of producing the Calendar has been completely sponsored, so all proceeds from sales go to the Foundation - https://www.jackandjill.ie/
Our Advent Journey
As part of the Parish Program for Advent, you are invited to come along to a Reflective Hour in St Mochta’s Parish Pastoral Centre on this Saturday 3rd December at 5.30pm.  The theme of the Talk is “Who are we?” – Our journey to deepening our Spiritual Relationship through Advent”  The reflection will be led by Thady O’Connor, a full time businessman, who has left his job to work in full time Ministry. Thady has a wonderful story to tell and will be speaking at masses in St Mochta’s Parish Church this weekend. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore our faith in the challenging times we live in today. Everyone welcome.

Parents Association News

Raffle, Match 2 Sticks & Cup Cake Winners
Congratulations to the following Bumper Christmas Raffle winners:
1st prize – Darragh O Connell, 2nd prize – Joshua Doyle,
3rd prize – Kotryna Murkroskyte, 4th prize – Patricia Silny, 5th prize - Mikey Bohan, 6th prize – Raymond Allen, 7th prize – Ben Lindsay, 8th prize – Andje Lani,
9th prize – Greta Hoey and 10th prize – Caoimhe Slevin.
The winner of the Match 2 Sticks raffle is Joe Kelly.
The Cup Cake competition winners are:-
Aged 8 & under: Overall Winner – Aerin Murphy
Runners Up – Anna Boyle and the Mullen Family
Aged 9-11:  Overall Winner – Eimear Ryan & Eleanor Doherty
Runners Up – Eoin Brady and Attila Nagy
Adult Winner:  Masako Chaal
Congratulations and well done to all from the Christmas Fair Committee and St Patrick’s Parent Association.

Christmas Fair
A big huge Thanks to all of you who supported the Christmas Fair last Sunday.  Whether you supported the fair through your donations, your time setting up the hall, cooking cakes, manning a stall, turning up on the day to enjoy the fair or cleaning up afterwards, your support is very much appreciated.  We were thrilled with the amount of people who turned up on the day and delighted with all of the positive feedback.  As soon as we have the final figures available, we will be able to let everyone know how much we have all raised. Congratulations to all the prize-winners on the day, the Raffle, The Cupcake competition winners, Wheel of Fortune and  Bottle Stall winners.  We had amazing support from the local business community and on the day, the event went really well. So a big thank you to all and a reminder to support our generous sponsors when you are making choices on how to spend your hard earned cash.

Christmas Cards
This year each child in the school drew an individual Christmas themed drawing which we have compiled onto a class Christmas card for every class in the school.  The response from the parents who have already purchased these cards has been very positive and the cards are really beautiful.
We have a number of cards remaining for each class and have decided to facilitate parents who haven’t yet had the opportunity to buy their cards by sending an order form home with the children (see back of Newsletter).  Should you wish to purchase cards please complete the order form and return to the school by next Wednesday morning, when we will be completing the orders.  Each pack of 6 unique cards costs €6 or you can buy 2 packs for the reduced rate of €10.