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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday May 17th 2012

WE NEED YOUR VOTE!!!! FINAL APPEAL for Fit Factor voting that could win €5000 for our school.....
A big thank you to all those who have already voted. If you haven’t, time is running out!   This is what you need to do.....

  • Log in to www.fitfactor.ie. Click on the yellow circle.
  • Click on the project details for St. Patrick’s N.S. Diswellstown.
  • Scroll down to the end. Click on VOTE NOW. Scroll down to the end again.
  • Click to agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Enter your email address. Select St. Patrick’s N.S.
  • Enter the security code. Press on subscribe.

An email will be sent to your inbox to confirm that you have voted. Only one vote per email address but please get your friends, work colleagues and other family members to vote also.....every vote counts!!! Overseas email addresses are also valid. Voting closes tomorrow Friday 18th May at 5pm.  Thanks!

Mobile Numbers
Numerous texts were sent to all parents over the last number of days.  If you did not receive any texts, please email info@stpatricksns.ie with your child’s name and your current mobile number.

Training for School Santry Team – Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships
Dates for your Diary: Mon 28th May Field Events (Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Putt, 500m), Tues 29th May Track Events (Sprint & Relay)
Given that there are so few opportunities left to train it is vital that all members of team turn up for training on the correct day.
Thurs 17th May U13½ Boys and Girls
Fri 18th May U10 and U11 Boys and Girls (in Hall, if raining)
Mon 21st May U12 Boys and Girls
Tues 22nd May U13½ Boys and Girls
Wed 23rd May U10 Boys and Girls
Thurs 24th May U11 Boys and Girls
Fri 25th May All Sprint and Relay Competitors (in Hall, if raining)
Please note that training sessions take place from 2.15-3.00pm in the Basketball Area unless otherwise stated. Children should line up outside the Diswellstown Door where they will be met by teacher.

Parents Association News

Transition from Primary to Secondary School Talk For Parents
The transition from Primary school to Secondary school is one of those life events that most people can recall in some way or other.  The purpose of this talk is to outline the major changes involved for both children and parents and to provide some useful tips on how best to manage the transition so that the experience can be undertaken with minimum stress - for the whole family!  Tom Casey, Teen Counsellor, Crosscare, will facilitate the talk for parents in St Patrick’s National School on Tuesday 29th May 2012 at 8pm. Tom brings with him a lot of relevant experience and practical advice which we feel will be very beneficial for parents. Last year the feedback from parents who attended this talk was hugely positive, all of whom said they would recommend this talk to other parents.  The talk is aimed at parents with children in 5th and 6th class but all are welcome. Time: 8pm to 9pm with additional time available for questions.

Volunteers for Confirmation Reception
This year our 6th Class children are making their Confirmation on Thursday 7th June at 11am in St. Mochta’s Church, Porterstown.  We are appealing for volunteers to help with the Confirmation reception, which will take place in St. Mochta’s Parish Centre following the ceremony.  We ideally need two groups of helpers, although if you have the time, perhaps you could volunteer to stay for both sessions.  The Confirmation ceremony will take approx. an hour and a half – so volunteers will be required to be in the Parish Centre from 9.15am to 11am to help set up, then from 12pm to 2.30pm approx. for the reception (this will include the clean-up following the reception).  We appreciate that this may clash with your child finishing school, but would appeal to volunteers to make arrangements for friends/family to collect their children. Please text/phone Colette 087 9380380 or Karen 087 4187253 if you are available to help, thank you.  

Extra Curricular Activities

French for Children @ St. Patrick’s
Come and get a week of ‘French’ air at la Jolie Ronde Summer Camp here in St. Patricks from 09th to 13th July inc., 10.00 am to 12.30pm.  No previous knowledge of French is required, aimed at children aged 4 to 13 yrs. Speak and practise French trough games, songs, arts & crafts, role-play and outside activities. Camp Cost is 58 Euro per child and 50 Euro per child when booking 2 siblings or more. Places are limited to 12 children per age group so contact me asap! Merci.
Sabine Maher 087 227 9027 web www.frenchforchildren.ie A bientôt!

Spanish for Children (La Jolie Ronde)
After-school (3 - 13 yr olds) Spanish classes in St Patrick’s NS. ¡Apúrate! Hurry! – special offer for first 50 pupils to book & pay deposit for Sept 2012 by Friday 15th June! Please state preferred day/time and I’ll do my best to accommodate your child.
M: 087 267 4809 E: marygalvin@upcmail.ie W: www.spanishclasses4children.com

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club
Club Camp - July 9th to 13th cost € 50 standard and €30 nursery.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp - August 20th to 24th €55 (first child) €45 (second child) and €40 (Third child). Nursery camp is €30. Time of camp is from 10am to 2pm. ALL Kellogg’s Cúl Camp bookings must be made online. Log on to www.gaa.ie. Any bookings received after June 15th cannot be guaranteed the Cúl Camp kit.

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