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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday April 30th 2014

May Bank Holiday

The school will be closed on Monday 05 May for the May Bank Holiday.  It will reopen on Tuesday 06 May at 8.30am.

Senior “Sport for All” Day (3rd – 6th Class)
The Senior “Sport for All” Day (3rd – 6th Class) will take place (weather permitting) this Friday 02 May. 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!

Pyrite Remedial Works E-Tender
We expect an update from the Department of Education & Skills regarding the tendering process in June. 

School Reports by Email
We would like to distribute School Reports by email this year. Your child/children’s Report will be sent directly to this email address. However, if you do not wish to receive your child’s School Report by email, please email info@stpatricksns.ie ASAP stating your child/children’s name(s) and class teacher(s).

Local and European Elections 2014
The school will be closed on Friday 23 May as it is being used as a Polling Station for the above Election.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day
Alzheimer’s Tea Day takes place on Thursday 01 May. The Carpenter Pub is holding a Tea Day from 10.30am and would welcome your support for this worthy cause.

CCC Plant Sale
CCC Plant Sale takes place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May. Pre-orders are available by phone 085 7540888.

Diswellstown Summer Camp 2014
Diswellstown Summer Camp will take place from 30th June - 4th July. The camp is run by teachers in St.Patrick's and is open to all children from current Junior Infants to 6th class. Forms will be distributed this week and registration will take place after school on Wednesday 7th May. Please see forms for further details.

Further dates for Knock-out Trials for School Athletics Team
Thursday 1st May U13½ Boys & Girls 2.15 – 3.00
Friday 2nd May U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 3.00
Tuesday 6th May U12 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 3.00
Thursday 8th May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 3.00
Friday 9th May U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 3.00

Return of School Running Kits
Can all cross country runners please return their running kits (black shorts, emerald green t-shirt and athletics singlet) over the next few weeks? These should be washed and returned in a bag with your child’s name clearly marked on it as all items must be signed back in. Bags will be collected from classrooms daily.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 30 April – Girls Camogie Final Group Match 3pm in Somerton
Thursday 01 May – Leprechaun Cup (Cricket) 6th Class Cricket Group
Friday 02 May – 3rd – 6th “Sport for All” Day
Wednesday 07 May – Anti-Bullying Training for Parents
Saturday 10 May – Communion Mr Heneghan and Ms Barr’s classes
Thursday 15 May – 1st Class and 4th Class Tours
Saturday 17 May – Communion Ms Threadgold’s class
Tuesday 20 May – Confirmation Day
Friday 23 May – School Closed for Elections
Wednesday 28 May – Open Day for Junior Infants September 2014 (1.30pm-2.10pm)
Friday 20 June – Junior Infant Sports Day
Tuesday 24 June – 6th Class Graduation Night
Parents Association News

Volunteers for Communion Receptions
We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year’s Communion Receptions being held in the Parish Centre on Saturday the 10th and the 17th of May. If you are available and can help serving refreshments between 10:30am and 12:30am please contact Oonagh on 086-3231722 or Yvonne on 087-2371229. All help greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Volunteers for Confirmation Reception
We are kindly requesting parents of this year’s Fifth Class to provide the support (helpers!) to man Confirmation Reception in Parish Centre on Tuesday 20th May.   

This help is needed when many parents are either working or collecting children from school and so we have historically struggled with getting sufficient numbers of helpers.  With this in mind we would ask you to consider if you could come together to ‘pool’ school collections on this particular day with friends / neighbours / other parents. We require some help with setting up (9:30 – 10:30am) but most help is needed for 12 – 2:30. Please text Deirdre on 087 624390 to indicate your availability. Thanks for your continued support.

Anti-Bullying Training for Parents - Wednesday 7th May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, St Mochtas's Parish Centre
National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary have developed an Anti-Bullying Programme for parents of primary and post primary school children. The session runs for two hours and is provided free of charge to parents.  The session will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools. Please note these sessions have been developed specifically for a parent audience and they are therefore not suitable for children. The training has been organised in conjunction with St Mochta's NS Parent Association and Scoil Choilm's Parent Association.  The talk will take place in St Mochta's Parish Centre and is strictly limited to 100 attendees. Only the first 100 people at the door will be admitted so please arrive early to g! uarantee admittance. 


Extras Fees
Thank you to everyone who has paid their 2013/2014 Extras Fee.   All 2013/2014 Extras Payments must be paid in advance of Re-Registration for 2014/2015 School Year.  Please note, if your payment is made online, it is essential that we receive a copy of your receipt.  This can be forwarded by email to info@stpatricksns.ie , stating your child/children’s names. Alternatively, a printed copy can be dropped into the office.  This will ensure you are marked off as fully paid on the school database which will automatically send you a text receipt.

Re-Registration Form 2014/2015
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Re-Registration Forms and also to those who have paid their 2014/2015 Extras Fee. We have a number of children on our Waiting List for Senior Infants to Sixth class places for the 2014/2015 school year. It is important that we can confirm as soon as possible whether or not we will have school places for them. Re-Registration Forms have been given to all children (JI – 5th Class).  The form has also been emailed to all parents.  If you have not already done so, we would ask that you return the fully completed form at your earliest convenience, confirming if your child/children will be returning to St Patrick’s for the next school year 2014/2015.  This will also ensure that we have correct contact details, (postal address, mobile numbers and email address) for all parents. You may pay the Extras Fee for the 2014/2015 Sc! hool Year on return of the Re-Registration Form or alternatively defer payment until the new school year. Please tick the relevant box on your form.

Jack & Jill Foundation – Mobile Phone Collection
If you or a family member got a new phone recently, perhaps you would consider donating the old phone to the Jack & Jill Foundation Mobile Phone Collection.  We have a collection box in the main office.  Funds raised by the collection of Mobile Phones go a long way towards looking after very sick babies in their own homes.  For more information, please see www.jackandjill.ie.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In addition to the above mobile phone collection, we also have collection boxes for Batteries and original HP, Brother, Dell, Samsung, Lexmark & Canon Toner Cartridges for recycling. Collection boxes are at Reception.

Extra Curricular Activities

After School Badminton with Jackie (Wednesday & Friday)
The Wednesday class will go ahead for another 8 weeks with limited places available. Please let Jackie know if you are interested in joining the Wednesday group.

Badminton on Fridays has finished. However, on Friday May 2nd from 2.15-4.00pm Jackie has organised for two of Ireland’s top young players to come to St Patrick’s and give a demonstration followed by the opportunity for pupils to play with them. These players train full-time and hope to represent Ireland at the next Olympic Games. All badminton players (both Wednesday and Friday players) from St Patrick’s are welcome to come along. Parents and guardians also welcome.

If you think your child would like to play, please text Jackie on 086 107 2866or e-mail her at jackiekilloch@gmail.com with your child’s name.  

DramaWorks - Performance Term
The DramaWorks Performance term for Junior Infants - Sixth class students will commence on Wednesday 9th April.  There will be a showcase by the students on the last day of the term. This will be a ten week term.  Term fee €100.   Newcomers welcome. For further details contact Clodagh on 086 3736056

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club (CHFC)
The Castleknock GAA nursery for boys and girls takes place every Saturday at Tir na Og (beside CCC) at 10am.  New members are always welcome.

FAI Summer Soccer Camp
FAI Summer Soccer Camp will take place with Castleknock Celtic Club in Porterstown Park from 30 June to 04 July. Leaflets are available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard. Book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie or call 1890 653653.

Gaeltacht Summer Course – Coláiste Chúil Mhín
30 June – 12 July. Suitable for ages 10-18. More Information & Application Forms are available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard.

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