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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 7th February 2017

Internet Safety Day 07 February 2017

As you may be aware, yesterday was Internet Safety Day.  Attached here are a number of relevant articles which have appeared in the Irish Times, Irish Independent and The Journal over the last week.  Downloads: The trouble of keeping kids safe online The Journal Your tech whiz children may not be able to mind themselves online Irish Times Internet Dangers - Irish Independent

Sports trophies for recycling 

In the past, the school received a donation from a parent of old sports trophies which proved very useful. 

We were able to recycle and use them in school. Just wondering if anybody has any more? 

If so, can you please leave them into the office with your name? Much appreciated. 

Trocáire Boxes

Trocáire Boxes are available for collection from the main office. 

Lost Property
There are a number of Lost Property items hanging inside the DISWELLSTOWN (TIGERS) DOOR,

including uniform items, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc., etc.  If your child/children are missing any items, 

please take a look at collection time before the end of the school day on Friday 17 February.

Any unclaimed items after this date will be disposed of.

Upcoming Events

13 February – ACCORD 4th Class Talk and 5th Class Talk (during the school day)

13 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm

15 February – ACCORD 6th Class Talks (during the school day)

17 February – Choir Performance with “The Three Tenors” - Draíocht

20-24 February inclusive – Mid Term Break 

07 March – Confirmation Retreat (during school hours)

07 March – Confirmation Service of Light 7pm

27 March – Communion Parents Meeting

03 April – Confirmation 

13 May – First Holy Communion – Mr O’Neill’s Class

27 May – First Holy Communion – Ms Dowling & Ms Merrigan’s classes

25 May – In-Service Day for Staff – School will be closed

Upcoming Sporting Events & News

14 February 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

14 March 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

27 February – 03 March – Active Week 2017

04 April – Cross Country – venue Morton Stadium, Santry

Active Week 2017 – Volunteers needed.

We will be holding an Active Week from 27/02/2017 - 03/03/2017 and are looking for volunteers to come in and talk to our children or give some mini-skills workshops during the week. 

Please email info@stpatricksns.ie with 'Active Week Volunteer' in the subject bar to register interest. We will be relying heavily on the wider-school community to make our Active Week a success and so, your help and time will be very much appreciated.

Reminders

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.

Please ensure that if you are dropping in any of your child’s forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., that they are clearly marked with your child’s name and their class teacher.

School Uniform

As per our School Uniform Policy, “the school tracksuit should be worn on P.E. days, on days when your child 

has extra-curricular sports after school”. Many children also take part in extra sporting activity during the school 

day e.g. running, jogging, training, coaching. They may wear their tracksuits on these days or full school uniform (bring running shoes).  Infant children may wear the school tracksuit to school every day if parents wish.

Tigers Aftershool Care - St Patrick’s N.S. 

There are a number of Full Time and Hour Club places available in Tigers here in St Patrick’s N.S. Please 

contact Tigers directly for information and bookings at 0861703955 or email tigersafterschoolcare@gmail.com.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Parks Tennis – Spring Programme

Registration and coaching will commence as follows:

Laurel Lodge Community Centre – Wednesday 08 February from 3.00pm. 

Riverwood Estate – Saturday 11 February from 10.00am.

Hartstown Community Centre – Saturday 11 February from 10.00am.

Suitable for Girls & Boys from 5 – 17 years. Please call 8338711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net for further information.

Touch-type, Read and Spell

Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and other learning difficulties.  Due to continued demand I am pleased to announce details of a new location – Thursday, 2.45-3.45 pm – St. Francis Xavier Senior School (beside Tesco)

I continue to run classes in the following venues and there are a limited number of places available as other students have now successfully completed the course.

     Tuesday       Luttrellstown Community College      3.10-4.10 pm and 3.20-4.20 pm

     Wednesday   Castleknock Community College      2.50-3.50 pm and 3.55-4.55pm

To reserve a place and for details of a FREE TRIAL, please contact Carol on 087 2868910 or send an email to castleknockttrs@gmail.com  for further information on how this course might benefit your child.

Bereavement Workshop

Places are still available for the Supporting Bereaved People’ workshop presented by Estele McGinley on Thursday, 9thFebruary from 9.15am-4.15pm in The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. (Please note this workshop is aimed at those working with the bereaved within your parish e.g. clergy, support groups, committees and funeral support teams).  This workshop will explore ways to combine competence and compassion in supporting bereaved people. Contemporary theories and models of grief as well as creative ways of working with loss.  The workshop will be experiential in part with a focus on practical tips for enhanced bereavement support.  Fee - €100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.  To book your place emailiris.murray@hospicefoundation.ie