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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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Week Ending 07 December 2007
Staff Meeting
Please note there will be a Staff Meeting on Monday, 10 December. All children will therefore finish at 12.00 noon.

Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair was a great success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the organisation and running of the Fair. We would also like to thank everyone who donated items for the Fair and those who supported the Fair by coming along on the day.

The Winners of the Draw were as follows:
Nintendo Wii - Jim Dempsey
Samsung J900 Phone - Barbara O'Donoghue
Sony MP3 Player - Pat Lynch
John Cassidy Travel Voucher (€100) - Fergal McDonnell
Marks & Spencer Hamper - Michael Underwood

Poster Competition - sponsored by Parents Association
The winner of the draw for the bike was Miriam Frim from Ms Cusack's First Class. Congratulations to Miriam. Individual class winners and runners up will be announced soon.

Junior Infant Christmas Shows
The Junior Infant classes are getting ready for their Christmas Show "Whoops-a-Daisy Angel" (dates below). Performances begin at approximately 12.15pm for parents and friends. More details will be available nearer the time.
Wednesday 12 December Ms Collins' class
Thursday 13 December Ms Barr's class
Friday 14 December Ms M O'Reilly

Christmas Carol Service
On Thursday 20 December at 1.10pm - 2.10pm, the school choir will sing a collection of Christmas Carols in Courtyard 1. Everyone is welcome to attend and to join in.

School Milk Scheme
The school milk scheme up to the end of the School Year (June 2008) is now closed. No further applications can be accepted.

European Christmas from Romania
Enjoy Christmas music from Romania and sample a taste of Romanian Christmas fare at Farmleigh (Phoenix Park) on Sunday 9 December from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Venue: Ballroom/Conservatory. Admission is Free. Check out www.farmleigh.ie for further details.

Sponsored Walk
The total raised so far is €8,037.10. It's still not too late to submit any sponsorship money!

Mobile Phones
Please ensure that your children are aware of the school policy in relation to Mobile Phones:
"Pupils will be discouraged from bringing a mobile phone to school. However, if it is necessary, the phone must be kept in children's schoolbags or as directed by the class teacher. Mobile phones must be switched off during the school day, on school premises, grounds and during off-site school activities."
"Pupils who ignore this policy and use a mobile phone on school premises without permission will be required to hand over their phone to a member of staff. The phone will then be handed into the school office, to be collected after school. Pupils who break this rule on more than one occasion in any school year, will require their parent/guardian to collect the phone from the school office."
"The school cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (potential or actual) resulting from mobile phone use."

Extra Curricular Activities
Swimming Lessons - NAC
Re-registration for existing swimmers and for any new children who wish to start will be in the Stage Area of the PE Hall on Friday 14 December from 8.15am - 9.45am. Anyone unable to return in January, please text Lucy on 086 4029792. Fees for 10 week term: One Child - €85, Two Children (same family) - €165, Three Children - €245, Four Children - €325. The venue for lessons is the National Aquatic Centre (NAC). Friday Class Times are 4.30pm-5.10pm; 5.15pm - 5.55pm and 6.00pm - 6.40pm.

Extra information is available on the Parent Information Notice Board.
All queries must be directed to Lucy McDonnell at 086 4029792 and not through the school.

Basketball
Term One of basketball is finishing this week. There will be no basketball on 18 or 19 December. Term Two will start on 08 and 09 January. Registration forms have been distributed to the existing groups and need to be returned before Wednesday 12 December. After 12 December, any free places will be offered to children on the waiting list.