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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 12th November 2014

Junior Infants September 2015
The closing date for returning Acceptance Forms for Junior Infants September 2015 is Monday 17 November.

Science Week
Science Open Day takes place tomorrow, Thursday 13 November, in the PE Hall. Parents are welcome to visit between 12.45 – 2.00pm.

Anti-Litter Poster Competition
Fingal County Council are running their Anti-Litter poster competition again this year with goodie bags/vouchers to be won. Entries are open to all classes. Posters should be no bigger than A3. Children are reminded to include their name, age, school and class on the back of their poster. They can use recycled materials to create their poster if they wish. Entries should be left in the green box outside Mr. Thynne's room (Olive Room 4) no later than Wednesday 19th November. Due to the high number of entries, Fingal cannot guarantee the return of posters. Go n-éirí libh!

Choir will take place tomorrow (Thursday 13 November) from 2.10-3.10pm and on the first Thursday of every month from December onwards. Please ensure that you have given written permission in your child’s Journal for him/her to attend.

"Supporting Youth Health" Workshop
Jigsaw Dublin 15 and Foroige are teaming up to hold a roadshow for Parents called 'Supporting Youth Health'. This free event will provide parents with information and workshops on Teen Health, covering Youth Mental Health, Drug Awareness and Sexual Health. There is no need to book. Parents can just come along for a cup of tea to the Ground Floor of Blanchardstown Library at 11am on Saturday, 29th November. It is expected to finish at 1pm. (see attachment to email)

Upcoming Events
20 November – Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony 7pm St Mochta’s Church
25 November – Parent Teacher Meetings
27 November - Parent Teacher Meetings
30 November – PA Christmas Fair
15 January (2015) – Communion Parent Meeting 8pm St Mochta’s Parish Centre
11 February – ACCORD Parent Information Evening
12 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm St Mochta’s Church
23 February – ACCORD 5th Class Sessions (during school day)
24 February - ACCORD 6th Class Sessions (during school day)
26 February – Meet & Greet Faith Friends (Confirmation) 8pm St Mochta’s Parish Centre
03-26 March – Tuesdays/Thursday – Faith Friends (Groups to be assigned)
16 April – Confirmation Retreat (during school day)
16 April – Confirmation Service of Light 7pm St Mochta’s Church
23 April – Communion Parent Meeting 8pm St Mochta’s Parish Centre

Other Dates of Interest
12 November – CCC Registration of Students for First Year 2015
20 January (2015) – LCC Information night for new entrants 2015/2016
07 February – LCC Assessment of Incoming First Years 2015
07 February – CCC Assessment of Incoming First Years 2015
04 June – CCC Induction Night for First Year 2015

Parents Association News

Christmas Fair Art Competition
Our 3rd Annual Christmas Fair Art Competition is back so take out your pencils and get busy! The theme is “Christmas Cheer”. Please put your entries in the Red Box outside Reception. Entries must be no bigger than an A4 page and should have name, class and teacher written in BLOCK CAPITALS on the back. There will be prizes for each winner in each category and an overall winner. Entries must be in by Wednesday 19 November. Good Luck to everyone.

Donations for the Christmas Fair
It's that time of year again and donations are required for the St Patricks Annual Christmas Fair which takes place on 30th November. Maybe you would like to donate a prize, a box of sweets, toys, bottles.....all gratefully accepted.

We would love unwanted and/or new gifts, books, games, DVDs, PC / Wii / Xbox games and of course, bottles (for the ever popular Bottle Stall).

We also need toys – new or second-hand, but complete, clean and in working order, suitable for kids aged 4 years and above. Especially Games, Jigsaws (all complete) Costumes and Character Toys –most welcome!

And don’t forget about our Bric-a-Brac stall! Donations of Jewellery, Handbags, Toiletries, Ornaments and all general Bric-a-Brac gladly accepted.

Please remember that all items should be in saleable condition.

How to Donate
Its soooo easy – morning and evening slots are available to drop off your donations. It you are a ‘morning’ person we plan to have volunteers at the main gate and the pedestrian gate on those ‘Drop – off Days' to make the drop off as swift and handy for you. Alternatively, drive to the School on one of the designated evenings - we’ll be delighted to see you then.

7.30 – 8:30 PM @ Back of school hall Thursday 13th Nov, Thursday 20th Nov, Tuesday 25th Nov and Thursday 27th Nov.

8:20AM -8:40 AM Thursday 13 Nov, Thursday 20 Nov, Tuesday 25 Nov and Thursday 27 Nov. (Volunteers will be at main school gate and the pedestrian gate so you can just bring items with you and drop off quickly)

Parents Association AGM

Thank you to all who attended our recent AGM. Without the ongoing support of the parents in the school we would not have such an active and effective committee.

This year we are delighted to welcome 6 new members onto our Parents Association Committee.


Chairperson - Bridín Conroy Secretary - Mary Galvin

Olivier Santamaria Chris Murray

Anne Marie Grimshaw Yvonne Hand

Oonagh Horgan Collette Hoban

Sabine Krabbe Clodagh Richmond

John Flynn Mairead McIlkenny

Sandra Matthews Jacqueline Moloney

Barbara O'Donoghue Helen Malone

Caroline Delaney Geraldine Casey

Parent Nominees on the Board of Management - Karen Kearney and Pat Lynch


Lost Property
There is a huge amount of uniform items (e.g. School Jumpers, Tracksuit tops, etc.) in Lost Property at the moment. If your child is missing anything, please drop in at pick up time to take a look. Lost Property is located just inside the Blanchardstown Door.

Staff Car Park
Parents are asked not to park in the Staff Car Park between 8.10am and 2.30pm, the only exception being parents collecting disabled or injured children. We would be grateful if you could also inform anyone who may be collecting your child/children on your behalf of this procedure. If you are returning to the school to drop off forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc. during the school day, we would ask that you park in the bus stop area and enter via the Pedestrian Gate. (Please close gates after you leave). Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

It is imperative that all children are punctual in the morning. The 20 minutes between 08.30am and 08.50am is a very important time in the school day. This is when the younger children have activity time or structured play. It is also a time when teachers get to correct homework or hear children’s reading.

Extra Curricular Activities

All enquiries re Extra Curricular Activities should be directed to the activity organiser (see contact numbers on our website). Where the activity is organised by a staff member, please email info@stpatricksns.ie