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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 3rd February 2015

Drop Off/Collection Procedures - Health & Safety issue
Under no circumstances should cars enter/drive through the coned Bus Stop area when collecting or dropping off children in the morning/afternoon. This area must be kept clear of moving traffic as children who are being dropped off/collected walk across the coned space to get to/from their parents/guardians cars. Your complete cooperation is appreciated in this Health & Safety matter.

Mid Term Break
The school will close at the normal time of 1.10pm for Infants and 2.10pm for senior classes on Friday 13 February. It will remain closed for Mid Term Break from 16-20 February inclusive and will reopen on Monday 23 February.

Trócaire Boxes
Trócaire Boxes are available to collect from outside the main office.

Free Cycling Skills Course for Parents
There are still a limited number of places for the free cycling skills course for parents, which takes place this Friday 6th February from 9am to 10.30am. 
If interested please e-mail your name to greenschools@stpatricksns.ie. More information is located on the notice board at the pedestrian entrance or within the attachments to this newsletter. 

Today FM Shave or Dye or Oh My
On Wednesday 11 February, Rachel Hoey from Ms Nolan’s Third Class will be joining Today FM’s Shave or Dye or Oh My by dyeing her hair in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. She wants to do this to support her cousin Tiernan who is very seriously ill with cancer. She would appreciate any donations to help her fundraising. Just log on to www.justgiving.com/rachel-hoey2015 and donate whatever you can - big or small. Thank You.

Anam Cara Parent Evening 
Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 9th February from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in Dominic’s Community Centre, 60 Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.  For further information please visit www.anamcara.ie, email info@anamcara.ie  or call 01 4045378.

Cistercian College, Roscrea - Boarding School
An Introductory Morning is taking place on Saturday 07 March in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. The Cistercian College is a seven-day Boarding School for Boys. For more information contact admissions@ccr.ie or call 0505 23344.

Upcoming Events

11 February - ACCORD Parent Information Evening - 8pm Tigers Room
12 February - First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm St Mochta’s Church
16-20 February - Mid-Term Break
23 February - ACCORD 5th Class Sessions (during school day)
23 February - ACCORD 4th Class Girls only Session (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)
17 March - St Patrick’s Day - School Closed
30 March -10 April - Easter Break - School Close
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
12 May - Confirmation Ceremony11.00am
23 May - First Holy Communion Ceremony - Ms Marren’s Class
30 May - First Holy Communion Ceremony - Ms Barr & Ms C O’Reilly’s Classes

Other Dates of Interest
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


Internet Safety Day
Internet Safety Day is Tuesday 10 February. Please see www.saferinternetday.ie and “Internet Safety Guidelines for Families” on our website www.stpatricksns.ie under “Parents” tab. There are also a number of other links on our website under “General Information” re Internet Safety.

Britannica School
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is available by remote access from home to all pupils. It is a free online resource that provides a safe, age appropriate learning environment. In order to start using this fantastic resource, simply visit the Scoilnet website www.scoilnet.ie and click the Britannica link.

Confirmation Dates
Our Confirmation Dates has been confirmed as Tuesday 12 May at 11.00am.

New Handwriting Scheme for Junior Infants
We are introducing a new handwriting scheme for Junior Infants and each child will need a copy of the book. The school has purchased the books at a cost of €5.50 each and we will be seeking payment from parents through our online payment system after the Mid-Term break.

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

Dublin Parks Tennis
Registration & Coaching on Wednesdays starting 04 February, 3pm in Laurel Lodge Community Centre and Saturdays starting 7 February in Riverwood Estate, Castleknock. For more details, contact 8338711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net.