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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday June 27th 2012

Summer Break
The school will close at 11.30am tomorrow Friday 29 June for Summer Break. It will reopen on Friday 31 August for Senior Infants-Sixth Class and Monday 03 September for Junior Infants. 

Senator Eamonn Coghlan's Visit
Last Wednesday the school was privileged to have one of Ireland's greatest athletes visit our school. He met with members of our Cross Country Team who heard fascinating stories from his life and career. The children watched some of his finest races and Eamonn was able to explain how he felt before, during and after each race. A Question and Answer Session followed. His main message to everybody was "to believe in yourself". He then went to watch a group of children from 3rd Class who put on a display of physical activities for him. He finished by observing the Junior Infants in action during their Sports Day. It was an honour to have him in our school.  

Down Syndrome Ireland – Ice-Cream Fun Day
The amount raised at last Friday’s Ice-Cream Fun Day was €1,146.63.  A sincere thank you to everyone who helped and supported this worthy cause.  Funds will be used for the organisation’s nationwide projects, such as its early development programme, adult literacy programme, educational advice and research for parents and children, counselling and advocacy and special interest groups.

New Junior Infants September 2012
Junior Infant children are welcome to wear their school tracksuit at any time, not just on their designated PE Days.  However, if you wish them to wear full school uniform on non PE days, they may do so.

Book Scheme
We are delighted with the response to our new Book Scheme.  The deadline has passed for accepting any more books for sale but we are happy to take donated books tomorrow (Friday 29 June) only.

Visa Letters
Please note the school office is closing on Friday 29 June. Should you require a Visa Letter for your child, please ensure your request is received before 29 June.

School Uniforms (Second-Hand)
The St Vincent de Paul shop in Blanchardstown Village is happy to accept donations of second-hand uniforms.  If you have any items that are in good condition that your child has outgrown, perhaps you would drop them down to the shop at the end of this school year.

Lost Property
Any unclaimed Lost Property items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul if not collected by Friday 29 June.  Please take a minute to view the items on display if your child is missing anything.

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 or email info@stpatricksns.ie with “Change of Contact Details” as heading.

Parents Association News

Savvy Schools
Savvy Schools wishes to thank parents for their custom at the school order day last Sunday. Parents who wish to purchase school wear can do so at our shop at Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Woodview Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 which will open on Monday 2nd July. The shop will open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and will also open late on Thursday evenings until 8pm. Parents are advised to place their order as soon as possible.  Our website
www.savvyschools.ie is currently being updated but will be up and running again shortly.  Enquiries to 086 7308525 or by email info@savvyschools.ie

Extra Curricular Activities

French Summer Camp / La Jolie Ronde @ St. Patrick’s
Bonjour, a few places are left available for 4 to 7 yrs old for July camp here in St. Patrick’s from 9 to 13 July. Cost is 58 Euro for the week.  A second camp is taking place from 13 to 17 August (Castleknock Parish Centre). Camp registration form on www.frenchforchildren.ie.  Also now enrolling for classes starting September 2012, weekdays or Saturday. Enrol now as places limited to 12 children per class. Congratulations to all my ‘Salut pupils’ who gave a great display of their talent at their end of year show for their parents and teacher! Merci!  Sabine 087 227 9027

Spanish for Children
Thanks to all my wonderful students of Spanish who worked so well with me this year and to parents too for their continued support. ˇFelicitaciones! Enrolment for after-school Spanish classes (3-13 year olds) in St Patrick’s NS for 2012 - 2013 is now taking place. ˇApúrate! Hurry! If not sure but just might be interested in classes for your child next September, please let me know today or by Friday 29th June at latest to improve your chances of securing a place. NB. NEW *Saturday* classes and *6th class only* after-school, classes starting also. Gracias, Mary M: 087 267 4809 E: marygalvin@upcmail.ie W: www.spanishclasses4children.com

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
Congratulations to everyone on their superb exam results.  This year we again have 2 students who have been nominated for Leinster School of Music excellence awards!  Musical Theatre classes provide vocal and acting skills to children of all levels in a creative and fun environment.  As well as musical ability, the classes help the children build confidence, learn teamwork and develop their individual talents.  Our new term will begin on Tuesday, 18 September in St. Patrick’s N.S.  Classes are 1.10 – 2.10 pm for Junior and Senior Infants, 2.10 – 3.10 pm for 1st and 2nd class and 3.10 – 4.00 pm for older children.  Individual lessons are available upon request.  Preparation for Royal Irish Academy of Music and Leinster school of Music singing exams and Junior and Leaving certificate practical exams is also provided.  For further details please contact Toni Martin at 087 7913714 or email martin.toni1@gmail.com

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