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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 14th November 2008

Staff Meetings
The following are the dates of the Staff Meetings for the remainder of the School Year 2008/2009.
12 January 09 February - 09 March - 11 May - 08 June

Confirmation Meeting - Reminder
A meeting for parents of 6th Class Children who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation will take place in St Mochta’s Parish Centre on 18 November 2008 at 8pm.

Early School Finish on Friday 28 November
The Department of Education & Science carried out a Whole School Evaluation of St Patrick’s N.S. during this school term. A Post evaluation meeting with school staff is also part of the procedure. This meeting will take place on Friday 28 November at 1.15pm. As a result, it will be necessary to dismiss all children at Infant Home Time (1.10pm) on Friday 28 November.

Sick Children at School

It is not necessary to telephone the school if your child is sick. Absence due to illness should be advised in writing to the class teacher on your child’s return, either by a note or in their homework journal.
As per page 19 of the School Booklet: “Please do not send sick children to school for the following reasons:

  • They are unable to cope with the demands of school when they are unwell.
  • All break-time supervision is concentrated entirely on the yard for safety reasons.
  • Infection spreads rapidly in the confinement of the classroom.”

The school should be informed when there is an outbreak of certain contagious infections. Your G.P. will be able to advise you in this regard.

School Milk Scheme
The school milk scheme is now closed. No further orders can be accepted.

Science Week
“On Tuesday, we went to ITB for Science Week. We went to a science show where a lady called Sue performed a number of experiments for us. After, we went to the language lab and learned some Spanish. We all had a great time. “Katie & Molly – 5th Class

Folens Christmas Annual
Folens Christmas Annuals, priced at €5 each, are now available through the school. Order forms are beside the Parent Information Notice Board. Orders with payment will be taken in the main office on Monday & Tuesday, 24 and 25 November only. No late orders can be accepted.

Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Fair this week and also a note of appreciation to those parents who helped run it. The school earns commission, in the form of books, on every book sold. So the more books that are bought, the more books the school receives to help stock the school library.

Christmas Fair Raffle
This year we have some fantastic prizes for the Christmas Fair Raffle.
1st Prize is a Sony Ericsson Limited Edition James Bond Mobile Phone
2nd Prize NINTENDO Wii
3rd Prize NINTENDO DS + Game
4th Prize Marks & Spencer Hamper
5th Prize Blanchardstown Centre voucher.
Raffle tickets go on sale next Wednesday morning and afternoon (19th November) under the canopy at the school entrance and also from any member of the Parents Association. Tickets are €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 tickets. To facilitate parents/guardians who no longer drop off/collect their children from school, children in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will each receive a book of tickets on Monday 17th Nov. Please return unsold tickets or counterfoils and money to the class teacher as soon as possible. Good luck in the draw!

Rainbows is a peer support group for children who have experienced a loss through separation or bereavement in their families.  If your child is interested in attending Rainbows, please collect a form from beside the Parent Information Notice Board. This form should be returned to the school, addressed to Sorcha Gannon. Upon registration there will be a parents' information evening to tell you more about the programme. 

Junior Infants September 2009
Applications Forms for Enrolment for Junior Infants (September 2009) will be available in St Patrick’s N.S. and St Mochta’s N.S. from Wednesday 07 January 2009. Registration will take place in both schools on the following dates:
Monday 02 February- 10.00am - 12.00noon & 7.00pm-9.00pm.
Tuesday 03 February -10.00am – 12.00noon only.
Wednesday 04 February - 10.00am – 12.00noon only.

Message for the week:
It’s Really Cool, to Walk to School!