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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 07 September 2007
Staff Meeting
A Staff Meeting will take place on Monday 10 September. All children, excluding Junior Infants, will go home at 12.00noon. Junior Infants will go home at 11.30am.

Extras Fees
On Wednesday next, your child will receive a letter with full details of the Extras Fees due and options for payment.

The Wise Owl Bookshop
If you have any queries re your child's schoolbook order, please contact The Wise Owl Bookshop directly on 8404597.

Labelling of School Uniform
It is important that all items of your child's school uniform be clearly labelled, particularly cardigans, jumpers and coats. It is impossible for class teachers to establish ownership of jumpers, cardigans and sweatshirts if the child's name is not on them. For your information and convenience, name labels can be purchased from Marks & Spencer's, Clarks and also from www.mynametags.ie (order forms are available in main reception area of the school).

Procedures for Dropping Children to School
• People may stop momentarily adjacent to the Bus parking area to drop off children.
• Please move as far up as possible on that stretch so that six or seven cars can drop off at the same time.
• For their safety, children should be dropped only on the school side of the road and should exit the car onto the footpath, not onto the road.
• Please do not stop on the roundabout.
• Parking will not be permitted outside the School gates or in the "bus parking area", including the slanted yellow lines, between before 08.50am, between 1.10pm-1.30pm, and from 2.10pm onwards.
• Please also note that parents are not permitted to park in the Staff Car Park when dropping or collecting children. Parking is for staff members only.
• If you are returning to the school to drop off forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc., we would ask that you park in the bus stop area and enter via the Pedestrian Gate.

Unaccompanied Children
Pupils may not enter the school grounds until the pedestrian gates open at 8.20am. Under no circumstances should children enter or exit the school premises via the Staff Car Park gate at any time. Junior & Senior Infant children must be accompanied by an adult until handed over to the care of their teacher at 8.30am. Children who make their own way to school should time their arrival for 8.30am.

Wanted - Parent Helpers
As the number of pupils in the school is increasing at such a rapid rate, we anticipate an ongoing need for "helping hands". If you are available and would like to help, please leave your details on the sheet on the Parents Information Notice Board inside the main door of the school.

Traffic Wardens
At the moment, the level of the service is under review. In the meantime, the Traffic Wardens are located at the safest crossing points. In the interest of your children's safety, please avail of their services.

Extra Curricular Activities
All Registrations will take place in the Stage Area off the PE Hall.
For your convenience, this year all extra curricular activities children should be dropped off and collected from Line No 1, outside the Tigers Entrance Door, in the Main School Yard.

Art & Craft Workshops - Autumn 2007
From Monday 24 September to Monday 17 December inclusive, 2.15pm-3.45pm. (First Class upwards). For Enrolment, please contact Blathnaid (B.Ed Hons) fully qualified teacher, on 087 4123247 after 3pm.

Due to the huge demand, Basketball Lists have been taken down from the Parents Information Notice Board. The children who have been given a place for Term 1 will be given an Application Form next week. All other children have been placed on a Waiting List.

Downey Lanigan Academy of Irish Dance
Registration will be held in school from 1.10pm - 2.10pm on Tuesday 11 September. If your child is already a pupil from last year or if you cannot attend the above, please ring and confirm on 087 6204772, there is no need to re-register.

Swimming Lessons
Swimming Lessons will commence on Friday 5 October at the National Aquatic Centre at the following times: 4.30pm - 5.15pm, 5.15pm - 5.55pm, 6.00pm - 6.40pm (these are all 40 minute classes and run for 10 weeks). Registration will take place for all those interested on Monday 10 September in the stage area of the PE Hall in the school from 8.30am - 9.30am and from 11.30am - 1.30pm. Fees are as follows: €85 for 1 child; €165 for 2 children; €245 for 3 children and €325 for 4 children. Places will be given on a first come first served basis. All queries should be directed to Lucy McDonnell 086 4029792 or Christine Bolton 087 2841973.

Speech & Drama - Liz Brennan
Due to teacher meetings on Mondays, Speech & Drama classes with Liz Brennan will now recommence on Thursday 13 September and will continue on Thursdays for the year. Junior & Senior Infants 1.15pm - 2.00pm, Older Classes 2.10pm - 3.10pm. There are three terms of nine weeks and fees are as follows: Junior & Senior Infants €85 per term, Older Classes €95 per term. For further enquiries contact Liz directly on 086 2245113.

Krafty Kids Arts & Crafts Classes
New term commences in St Patrick's N.S. on Wednesday 12 September, 4.00pm-5.00pm. Info/Bookings: Patricia 8213073

Camogie is Cool
Camogie training for girls born in 2000, 2001, 2002, Wednesday from 18:00 to 19:00 outdoors at CCC, (the green beside the Carpenter Pub and Castleknock Community college). Training will move indoors on Monday's into St Patrick's N.S. starting Monday 24th from 17:00 to 18:00.

Camogie training for girls born in 1999, 1998, Wednesday from 18:00 to 19:00 outdoors at CCC (venue as above). Training will move indoors into St Patrick's N.S. on Wednesday's from 17:00 to 18:00 at a date to be agreed.