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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 13th January 2012
Weekly Newsletter
Commencing Wednesday 25 January, our Weekly Newsletter will be distributed on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. 
There will therefore be no newsletter on Friday 20 January.

ACCORD Relationship Programme for 5th & 6th Class
A talk for Parents of 5th and 6th Class children will take place on Wednesday 25 January at 8.00pm in the school.  Accord Facilitators will attend the school to speak to the children on 01 February (5th Class) and 02 February (6th Class).  Parent Consent Forms and further information will be distributed to the children before the class talks take place.

Friday Choir
There is no choir practice today (Friday 13 January). Choir starts back on 20 January.

First Communion Preparation Meeting for Parents
The second meeting for parents of children preparing for 1st Holy Communion takes place on Thursday, 19 January, 2011 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.  This meeting will look at the importance of the Word of God.  At least one parent of each child must attend this meeting.

Reading Buddies
Our annual Reading Buddies Programme for first to fourth classes will be commencing shortly.  This will involve the children in third and fourth classes doing paired reading with the children in first and second classes for fifteen minutes twice a week, over a 10 week period.  This is a simple and effective reading technique, which usually results in improvements in reading confidence for most pupils. We found in previous years that there was a positive response from the children, who enjoyed making new friends, as well as contributing to a positive attitude towards reading.

Infant Children
Infant children (Junior & Senior Infants) should not be left unsupervised in the yard in the morning.  Parents/Guardians should remain with their child/children until they are passed over to the care of their teacher at 8.30am.

Phones for Boards
The Jack & Jill Foundation in association with Promethean are inviting schools to collect and swap unwanted mobile phones for a new Promethean interactive whiteboard.  We have registered for this campaign. The deal is for every 300 old mobile phones collected, participating schools earn a 78inch Promethean ActivBoard.  See www.phonesforboards.com for further information.  A collection box is in place inside the main door of the school.  Perhaps you could ask family and friends who may have received a new phone for Christmas to help us to acquire a new Interactive Whiteboard for the school by donating their old phone.

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.
It would be greatly appreciated that if you are dropping in any of your child’s forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., that they are all clearly marked with your child’s name and the name of the class teacher.

Labelling/Lost Property
Please ensure all your children’s property (e.g. jumpers, tracksuit tops, coats, hats, scarves, lunchboxes, drinks bottles, etc) is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Extra Curricular Activities

French for Children @ St. Patrick’s
A warm ‘Bravo’ to my younger pupils who gave a great Christmas French show to their parents: a lovely display of their learning through songs & drama. Indeed a few places are still available after school on Thursdays for Junior Inf. up to 2nd class. I can take 6th class pupils mid-year into my afterschool classes to enhance their preparation for secondary school (max. 12 children) Thursdays or Saturdays.  Contact Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 & visit www.frenchforchildren.ie.

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
There are limited places available in the 2.10 – 3.10 pm class (1st & 2nd classes) and in the 3.10 – 4.00 pm class (3rd class upwards).  Beginners welcome.  For further details please contact Toni Martin at 087 7913714 or email martin.toni1@gmail.com

Platform Stage Schools
‘OLIVER’ is Platform Stage Schools end of year show.  Term 2 commences on Thursday 19th January.  Classes cover speech work, drama, song and dance.  Junior & Senior infants - 1.15pm – 2.00pm; Older classes - 2.15pm – 3.15pm.  Fees for Term of 13 weeks - Junior & Senior infants- €100  per term; Older classes €135 per term. To register please tel. 8262813 or 086 2245113, Liz Brennan B.A., L.T.C.L.  Website  www.platformstageschool.ie

Bravo Drama Club
Happy New Year! A reminder to all the Bravo Drama club members to return application forms for the second term.  The next term will commence on Tuesday 24 January for 5th and 6th and Thursday 26 January for 3rd and 4th.  Beginners are welcome but limited places available.  For enquiries, contact Ms Barrins by email at info@stpatricksns.ie.

Stretch-N-Grow
Stretch-N-Grow term 2 is starting Fri 27th Jan. Running for 10 weeks @€60 per child. Call Graham on 0862495698 or sngkidz@gmail.com to book your child's place. Places restricted so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Classical Ballet & Hip Hop Dance Classes
For Students Age 4 – 18 years. Pre-School Class for Age 2 ½ to 4 yrs.  Classes every Monday from 4.30pm in Stage Room 5, Diswellstown Community Centre, St Patricks N. S.  Beginners always welcome. Fully Qualified I.D.T.A. Teachers. Sara Chester A.I.D.T.A 0877923955. www.chesterdanceschool.com

Dublin Parks Tennis - Sponsored by Fingal Co.Council in Spring
8 weeks subsidized tennis coaching for €25.  Registration & Coaching first day at;-
Riverwood Estate Courts – Sat. 4th February at 10am; Hartstown Community Centre Sat 4th February at 10am; Laurel Lodge Community Centre – Wed. 8th February at 3pm.  Children get one hours tennis coaching each session with free use of racquets & balls. Enquiries to 8338711 or parkstennis@eircom.net

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