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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday February 27h 2013

School Newsletter
Commencing after Easter, Newsletters will be distributed by email only.  A limited number of copies will be available for collection from Reception and it will continue to be uploaded to our website. If you have not been receiving copies of the newsletter by email, please email info@stpatricksns.ie with “Newsletter” in the subject heading, together with the names of your child/children and we will update our database with your email details.

2nd Parents Holy Communion Meeting
The next Parents Preparation Meeting for First Holy Communion will take place in St Mochta’s church on Thursday 28th February 2013 at 8pm. The meeting will give you, as parents, a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation so you can help prepare your child to receive the Sacrament at the end of March. At least one parent should attend this meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact the Parish office at (01) 8213218.

CCC First Years 2014 (current 5th Class)
An Information Afternoon & Evening is taking place on Wednesday 13 March in CCC. A letter has been given to all our current 5th Class children.

Green Schools
Here at St. Patrick's N.S. are currently looking for our 3rd Green School's flag and this one is for water. By working hard together both in school and at home we were able to get the 2 flags before which were for recycling and energy. We intend to include a useful water saving tip/slogan in our weekly newsletter to help conserve water at home.
For some fun games and a chance to do a water audit at home log onto: www.wateruseitwisely.com/kids
This week's water saving tip is: Collect the water you use when rinsing fruit and vegetables and use it for watering house plants instead.

School Calendar 2012/2013
Below are the remaining closures for the rest of this school year.

St Patrick’s Day

School closed Monday 18/03/2013.

Easter Holidays

School closed on Monday 25/03/2013 to Friday 05/04/2013 inclusive.
School reopens 8.30am on 08/04/2013.

Bank Holiday

School closed Monday 06/05/2013

Bank Holiday

School closed Monday 03/06/2013

Summer Holidays

School closes on Friday 28 June for Summer Holidays.

School Year 2013/2014 – Provisional Dates
The school will open for children on Thursday August 29th (Senior Infants - Sixth Class).
Junior Infants will start on Monday September 2nd. Please note they will finish at 11.30 for the first two weeks.

Absences due to 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 must acknowledge their child’s absence from school, in writing, at the back of the child’s School Journal (Education Welfare Act). Parents of Infants children should speak to the teacher at the class line on the morning of their return.

Dogs in School Yard
Following concerns raised by some parents, we would ask that you discourage any child from petting your dog. Under no circumstances should dogs be brought onto school grounds nor should they be tied up and left unattended.

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.

Tigers Afterschool Care
Places are currently available at Tigers Afterschool Care.  Hour Club 1.10 - 2.10pm; Homework Club 2.10 - 3.10pm; Part time care/Full time care, we also have occasional care.  We will cater for your needs. Hour Club and Homework Club places are now at a reduced rate. Please call Manager (Tracey) on 086 2253781.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Art & Crafts Workshops
Art & Crafts takes place on Monday from 2.10pm to 3.45pm. A wide range of art activities used to develop skills and foster creativity. The new 10 week term begins on Monday 4th March. Some places available, contact Bláthnaid on 087-4123247 for full details.

FAI/Fingal Soccer Easter Camp for Girls
This will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March from 11.00am-1.00pm in the Diswellstown Community Centre. The coaching will be provided by a qualified FAI coach and will be aimed at our 2nd & 3rd Class girls. The total cost for the two days is 10 euros and this includes a free Soccer T-shirt for each participant. Those interested should register at Reception asap. Places are limited to 15 so early registration is advised. For further information , please contact Christina on 085 1593196.

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