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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday January 25th 2012

Contagious Illness
Whilst there is no need to telephone the school if your child is sick, we would greatly appreciate if you would contact us if your child contracts a contagious illness e.g. measles, mumps, rubella, etc.  There are children in the school who are at increased risk of contracting these illnesses.  Parents should acknowledge their child’s absence from school due to minor illnesses on their return, in writing, in the child’s School Journal.

ACCORD Relationship Programme for 5th & 6th Class
A talk for Parents of 5th and 6th Class children will take place tonight, Wednesday 25 January, at 8.00pm in the School Library. Please enter via the main door.  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 were distributed to the children last week.  Please note forms MUST be returned whether you are giving consent for your child to attend or not.

CCC Assessment of Incoming First Years 2012
Assessments are taking place on Saturday 04 February for First Years 2012 who have been offered and accepted places in Castleknock Community College.  All parents have been contacted directly by CCC.

CCC Open Evening for First Year Students 2013
An Open Evening is taking place on Wednesday 08 February at 7.30pm for First Year Students for September 2013.  All welcome.

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.

Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week runs from Jan 29th to Feb 4th this year.  To celebrate the week there is a special mass on Sunday January 29th at 10.30am for St Mochta’s NS and 12 o’clock for St Patrick’s NS.   4th and 5th Classes from both schools have been involved in making some wonderful art murals to help decorate the church for the week.  Everyone is welcome to attend this special mass for your school.

Auditions for Short Film
Open Auditions are taking place in Filmbase Temple Bar on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January for two Dublin boys aged from 10 – 15 years.  If interested, please contact Ciara on 086 8451733 or email gillanciara@gmail.com. More information is available on the Parent Information Notice Board.

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Extra Curricular Activities

Bravo Drama Club
A reminder to all Bravo Drama club members to please return application forms for the second term if they have not already done so.  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.

This Friday is the last session of the current term.  Anyone interested in the new term of 8 sessions at a cost of €25 should sign up at Reception.

There will be no Tennis for the next number of weeks.  We will advertise in the Weekly Newsletter before it is due to resume.

Stretch-N-Grow Term 2 is starting on Friday 27 January, running for 10 weeks at €60 per child. To book your child’s place, please call Graham at 086 2495698 or email sngkidz@gmail.com.  Places restricted so book early to avoid disappointment.

French for Children @ St. Patrick’s
6th class pupils: finish Primary in French style!  5 places available Thursdays @ 16.00 or on Saturday 11.45: enhance your learning with your school friends through fun activities (French hangman, bingo, French maths...). A few places left for Junior Infants up to 4th Class Thursday or Saturday mornings. Places in Early Years & Parents Sat. 12.35 class too (3-5 years). Try a class and see! Phone/text Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 & visit web www.frenchforchildren.ie. Merci!

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

Touch-type, Read and Spell
Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. It is being run locally in Castleknock Community College on Wednesday afternoons for 1 hour during school term time –2 classes – 3-4 p.m. and 4.30-5.30 p.m.  Due to demand for this course a new venue is now open with classes beginning Tuesday afternoon from 3.30 p.m.  – 4.30 p.m.
To reserve a place and for further details, please contact Carol on 087 2868910.  Why not check out the website www.ttrs.co.uk  for further information on how the course might benefit your child.