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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday June 6th 2013

Down Syndrome Ireland Ice Cream Funday
On Friday 07 June, some of our parents will be selling Ice Cream in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland at 1.10pm and 2.10pm. No set price, no donation refused. If you wish to support this worthy cause, they will be set up near the Pedestrian entrance/exit of the school.

Homework Policy Review
The current homework policy is under review. We would like to include parent feedback in the process. We have compiled a short survey for parents which is available on the school website. Please go to www.stpatricksns.ie/survey.php to complete the survey which will be live until Friday June 14th.

Books for September 2013
It is our intention to further expand our free school book scheme from September 2013. Currently the children have access to History, Geography, Science, SPHE, Music books, English Readers, Irish and Religion textbooks in the classroom. Next year’s booklists will not include Maths textbooks or A Way with Words English Book (3rd to 6th class). This will be funded from school funds, PA funds and Extra Payments monies. Each child will have access to the required books for these subjects at school and for homework. In the last week of term, we will buy back second hand copies of Bun go Barr, English Readers, Maths Textbooks (3rd to 6th Class), A Way with Words (3rd to 6th Class) and Alive O Textbooks. We are also delighted to accept donated copies. Please expect a letter early next week with further details.

Junior Infant Sport for All Day
This will take place on Friday 14 June (weather permitting). Children should wear their school tracksuit (school shorts are permitted in the event of fine weather). An extra drink is also recommended for the day. A text with further details will be sent directly to each parent in the coming days.

Running Kits/Athletic Kits
All running kits and athletic kits should be returned to school as soon as possible. Kits may comprise of any or all of the following: emerald green t-shirt (used for cross country), black shorts and green and white school singlet. Any child who is returning a kit needs to ensure that it is "signed back in" so that the school can keep a record of all stock.

Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Championships
Congratulations to all members of this year's school team who performed so well at Morton Stadium on 27th and/or 29th May. They were fantastic and represented the school showing great skill and sportsmanship. They were rewarded for their efforts by winning a fine trophy and several medals in a variety of events including Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, Hurdles, 500m and 4 X 100m Relay Events. Well done to all members of the team!!! 

Parents Association News

Volunteers for Graduation Reception
This year our 6th Class children will be Graduating from St Patrick’s NS on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm. We are appealing for volunteers to help set up for the Reception (6pm-7pm), and/or with serving at the Graduation Reception (8.45pm-10pm), which will take place in St Patrick’s school hall following the ceremony. Please text/phone Chris 087 6530389 or Maria 085 7171795 if you are available to help, thank you.

National Parents Council Primary Conference 2013
Any interested parents can register for the National Parents Council Primary Conference 2013.  Venue: National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, Dublin 1 Time: 11am - 4pm. Places are limited, to secure your attendance you must register in advance. Please email your name, contact number and school name to info@npc.ie or tel: 01 8874034

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 


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 and 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.

Dates for Your Diary
Junior Infants Sept 2013 Open Day Wednesday 12 June (1.30pm-2.10pm)
6th Class Graduation Ceremony Wednesday 19 June (7pm)
6th Class End of Year Celebration Wednesday 26 June
Return to School Date for Senior Infants to 6th Class Thursday 29 August
First Day at School for Junior Infants - Monday 02 September

Extra Curricular Activities

Information about local Summer Camps is available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard inside the main door of the school.

Parks Tennis Summer Camps
Registration takes place on Friday 28 June from 2-4pm at Riverwood Estate and Laurel Lodge Community Centre for Parks Tennis Summer Camps. Camp takes place from 01 July to 26 July. More information is available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard inside the main school door.

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