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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 1st March 2017

Active Week   

A reminder that all parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 5km ParkRun in Porterstown this Saturday at 09:30am. This would be a great way to involve all members of our school community in the 'Active Week'.  We would like to thank all the people who have volunteered their time to come in to the school during Active Week.

World Book Day

World Book Day takes place today Wednesday 01 March.  All children will receive a book token worth €1.50 

which can be used to purchase a special World Book Day edition of a children's book, or can be used against 

the price of a regular book.  It is advised to go shopping sooner rather than later as the special books can sell 

out quickly!  

Credit Union Quizzes

Well done to the 5th and 6th class children - Conor Coughlan, Mohamed Dafalla, Seán Harding, Owen Boyle, Joshua Sherlock, Ali Diamond and Rachel Hoey - who represented St. Patrick's in the recent inter-schools Credit Union quizzes. Maith sibh!

Food Dudes Vegetable Week 6-10 March

Well done to all the children who continue to bring fruit and vegetable as part of their lunch every day.  Many children are used to bringing fruit everyday and forget about the vegetable options. 

To highlight vegetables as part of a healthy lunch option, we will host a Vegetable Week in the school next week. We are asking the children to make a special effort to bring in, and eat vegetables as part of their lunch every day next week.

Vegetables in any form are suitable such as lettuce in a sandwich, tinned sweetcorn with tuna, tomato in a pasta salad, peppers in a rice salad or a portion of raw vegetables. Children can bring a portion of fruit if they wish, but the emphasis will be on the vegetables. There will be certificates for participating children and some spot prizes. Thank you in advance for your support.

Upcoming Events

06-10 March – Vegetable Week

07 March – Confirmation Retreat (during school hours)

07 March – Confirmation Service of Light 7pm

15 March – CCC Open Day/Evening for 5th Class parents (a note has been given to each child)

17 March – St Patrick’s Day – school will be closed

21 March – Parent Workshop from Drinkaware.ie (see note below)

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 March 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

27 February-03 March – Active Week 2017

04 April – Cross Country – venue Morton Stadium, Santry

3rd - 6th “Knock-out Trials” for School Athletics Team for the annual Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships

Trials for places on the School Athletics Team have been taking place in all 3rd - 6th classes in recent weeks. The children who have made it onto the shortlists will be informed shortly. Final selection will be made from these lists. It should be noted that selection is based on a number of points – athletic ability, team spirit, reliability, sportsmanship, etc. “Knock-out Trials for the final selection will be held after school. Those who make it onto the shortlists must attend if they want to be considered for the team. Those selected for the team must be available for the championships (held at Morton Stadium in Santry) the last week of May and/or the first week in June. Please watch this space for dates of Trials to ensure your child does not miss out.

Parents Association News

Free Parent Workshop

Drinkaware.ie will be providing facts, advice and support to help parents start a conversation about alcohol with their children. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend. It will take place on Tuesday 21st March from 8 - 9pm in the Fingal (Tigers) Room.


Sick Children at School 

Please do not send sick children to school for the following reasons:

  • Children are unable to cope with the demands of school when they are unwell.
  • Infection spreads rapidly in the confinement of the classroom.
  • There is no indoor supervision for sick children during breaktimes.
Extra-Curricular Activities

Art &Craft Workshops

The new 10 week term of Art & Crafts will commence on Monday 6 March.  Classes are on Monday & Friday, from 2.10pm – 3.45pm.  All enquiries directly to Blathnaid on 087 4123247.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

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.