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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday April 17th 2013

Re-Registration Form 2013/2014
We have a number of children on our Waiting List for Senior Infants to Sixth class places for the 2013/2014 school year. It is important that we can confirm as soon as possible whether or not we will have school places for them. Therefore, we will be distributing a Re-Registration Form to all children (JI – 5th Class) this week.  The form will also be emailed.  We would ask that you return the fully completed form ASAP, confirming that your child/children will be returning to St Patrick’s for the next school year 2013/2014.  This will also ensure that we have correct contact details, (postal address, mobile numbers and email address) for all parents. Details regarding Extra Payments for 2013/2014 will be outlined on the Re-Registration Form.

Sport for All Day (3rd – 6th Class)
This will take place (weather permitting) on Friday 26 April. Children should wear their school tracksuit and suitable footwear. They should also bring an extra drink with them along with their usual lunch. Here’s hoping for a dry day and lots of fun for everyone!

“Knock-out Trials” for School Santry Team – Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships   
Trials continue for this year’s school team. We now have a shortlist for each age category. The children who have made it onto the shortlists have been informed. Final selection will be made from these lists. It should be noted that selection is based on a number of points – athletic ability, team spirit, sportsmanship, etc. The remainder of the “Knock-out Trials” will be held after school. Those who make it onto the shortlists must attend if they want to be considered for the team. Those selected for the team must be available for the championships held at Morton Stadium, Santry, the last week in May and/or first week in June. The following schedule has been put in place, but further dates will be advised in the coming Newsletters:
Thursday 18th April U11 Boys and Girls from 2.15 – 3.00 (outdoors, weather permitting as above) 
Friday 19th April U10 Boys and Girls from 2.15 – 3.00 (outdoors as above) 
Thursday 25th April U13 Boys and Girls from 2.15 – 3.00 (outdoors as above) 
Friday 26th April U10 Boys and Girls from 2.15 – 3.00 (outdoors as above)Children should line up in yard outside Diswellstown Door at 2.15 where they will be met by teacher. Please note that training may be cancelled if the ground is too wet. Also note that other dates/times may need to be added in order to prepare for the event. Children will be informed at school of any changes.

Tir na nÓg Park Area Clean-up!
In line with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative, kids, parents, grand-parents are invited to just turn-up at Tir na nÓg on Saturday 27th April (11AM - 12 noon) and give a much appreciated helping hand to clean up our local park. Or, if you can’t make it - please make a special effort to be litter-aware, starting today! Let’s see if we can make a difference: “Be aware and show you care!” For information check out www.nationalspringclean.org (-> News & Events -> Events) or contact marygalvin@upcmail.ie

Water Saving Tip
'When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.'

Reminders

Leaving School Early
The teacher should be notified, in advance if possible, should a child need to be collected early.
Pupils who leave before the end of the school day, must be signed out at Reception by a parent/guardian. If you need to collect your child during the school day, please do not do so
during break times (10.20-10.30am and 12.00-12.30pm) as the children are in the school yard
at this time.  If an emergency situation arises, please ring the office before 12.00 and we will arrange to
have your child at Reception for collection during breaktime.  However, please note Reception is
closed from 12.00-12.30pm daily. Your cooperation in this matter would be very much appreciated. 

Parents Association News

Savvy Schools – School Uniform Shop
Savvy Schools will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 6pm.  The shop is located in Centrepoint Shopping Centre in Blanchardstown. If this arrangement does not suit parents, an appointment can be made outside of these days and times by phoning 086 7308525 or by email to geraldine@savvyschools.ie 

Extra Curricular Activities

Badminton
The last Badminton sessions of this school year will take place today, Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 April.

Tennis
Please note that the last Tennis session of this school year will take place on Monday 22 April.

CHFC – Nursery Fun Day
Castleknock Hurling & Football Club is holding a Nursery Fun Day on Saturday 27 April.

Dublin Parks Tennis
Registration takes place at Riverwood Estate on Saturday 27 April between 10am and 1pm. More information is available from beside the Parents Information Noticeboard at Reception.

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