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Wednesday November 28th 2012

Christmas Fair
A big “Thank You” to Deirdre Ashe and her team of fantastic parents for the wonderful Christmas Fair which they organised on Sunday. It was a great success. Well done to all!

St Mochta’s Parish Enrolment Ceremony  
An Enrolment Ceremony will be taking place on Thursday 6th December at 7pm for Confirmation Candidates of St. Patrick’s N.S.  The Candidates will be enrolled on our Parish programme for preparation.   This is the beginning of our Preparation Programme for your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  
PLEASE REMEMBER: There are 84 candidates from St Patrick’s, therefore only One parent/guardian and Candidate should attend the ceremony. Please contact the Parish Office for any queries and clarifications at (01) 8213218.

5th classes Christmas Concert
The 5th classes will be performing together in the school hall for their parents and anyone else who would like to come along and get in the Christmas mood at 1:10pm on Thursday, 13 December. We look forward to performing our carols to a captive audience!

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.
As there are now more than 760 children in the school, it is essential that, if you are dropping in any of your child’s forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, football gear, etc., that they are clearly marked with your child’s name and their class teacher.

Healthy Lunch Policy
We operate a Healthy Lunch Policy in the school.  Fizzy drinks, crisps, popcorn, lollypops or sweets are not permitted.  On Friday, children are allowed one treat, e.g. a small bar.  Please help us maintain the health of our children by following the guidelines in the School Booklet which is available to view at www.stpatricksns.ie.

Old Batteries can be recycled and we have an approved collection box at reception.

Parents Association News

Christmas Fair 2012
Thank you to all who supported the hugely successful Christmas Fair last Sunday. Sponsors, Visitors, Volunteers as well as School and Community Centre staff made this event possible. (See full list of Sponsors below).

The St Patrick’s NS School Choir led by Miss Meade delivered a very special and festive start to the event.  This was followed by a talented performance by the Downey Lanigan school of Irish Dancing. Well done and thanks to all involved.

Raffle, Art Competition, ID the Baby & Cup Cake Winners
We have lots and lots of winners!!!

Bumper Christmas Raffle:
1st prize – Julianne Gillen; 2nd prize – Niamh Moynihan;
3rd prize – Mia Healy; 4th prize – Pauline Kearney; 5th prize – Mary Brannigan;
6th prize – Aileen Yi.
Cup Cake Competition:
Aged 8 & under: Anna Boyle; Aged 9 -11: Sophie Brady & Ayva Santamaria;
Adult Winner: Marie McCarthy

Art Competition:
Overall winner – Aisling Murphy; 4-6yrs Ava Buttner
7-9yrs Roisin Murray; 10-13yrs Michael Levesley

ID the Baby / Toddler Competition
1.Emer Ryan  2. Laura Mulvey/Laura Mason 3. Deirdre McCarthy/Edlira Ramadani

Please see below for a full list of our sponsors without this support this event would not have been possible.

Finally we seek your feedback on the Christmas Fair.  Please tell us what you think, as well as suggestions for the future, on stpatrickspa@yahoo.com .

Congratulations and well done to all from the Christmas Fair Committee and St Patrick’s Parent Association.

Extra Curricular Activities

A Full List of Extra Curricular Activities and their organisers (with contact details) are available on the School Website, www.stpatricksns.ie.

Art & Crafts Workshops
New ten week term of Art & Crafts Workshops will begin on Monday 03 December, with three classes before Christmas and the remaining seven classes in the New Year.  A wide variety of crafts completed to develop skills and creativity.  Limited places are still available.  Please contact Bláthnaid O’Brien-Donovan on (087) 4123247 for further details.

The next term of Badminton and Tennis sessions have just started and payment is now due.  For your convenience, fees (€25 each) can be paid online through the website (please send copy of online receipt to the Activity Organiser).  If paying by cash (exact amounts only please), please return fee in an envelope marked with your child’s name, class teacher and activity to the Activity Organiser.

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