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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 8th December 2008
School will reopen on Tuesday 09 December at 08.30am.

No Staff Meeting in December
Please note that there is no Staff Meeting in December. The next Staff Meeting will therefore take place on Monday 12 January. Staff Meetings for the remainder of the school year are on 09 February, 09 March, 11 May and 08 June 2009.

Christmas Card Design Competition
This year, the Parents Association ran a competition to design the school's first Christmas Cards - the entries were all really good. The winners were:-
Junior Infants - Roisin McGuinness 3rd Class - Mairéad McCarthy
Senior Infants - Caoimhe Slevin 4th Class - Meadhbh Ryan
1st Class - Anuschka Chalil 5th Class - Bibi Golamhossen
2nd Class - Conor Dorman 6th Class - Lauren Keane
Cards are still available for sale from the office at €5 per pack or 3 packs for €12.

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.
Tuesday 16 December Ms Parker's class
Wednesday 17 December Ms Quinn's class
Thursday 18 December Mrs Ryan's class

Head Lice
There have been a number of cases of head lice within the school over the past number of months. We would request that, if you receive a letter advising you of an outbreak in your child's class, you treat your child immediately as a preventative measure. Head lice can spread rapidly within a school unless all affected children are promptly treated. Delay in identifying and treating all affected children can result in a cycle of repeated infestation with treated children rapidly becoming reinfected. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Old 2008 Calendars
If you are thinking of throwing away your old 2008 calendar, you may be able to re-use and recycle it. Calendars with good pictures/photographs can be a useful teaching resource. Many calendars show scenes of places around the world (e.g. landscapes, cities, well known monuments, animals. Calendars showing places in other countries would be particularly useful. If you have a 2008 calendar which can be reused, please leave it with Andrea in the main office.

Rainbows Ireland
If you are interested in Rainbows, we are now finalising the numbers. A number of parents have made enquiries. If your child wishes to participate in Rainbows, please return the forms or ring Ms Gannon as soon as possible. (Contact Number is available from Andrea in the office).
Parents Association Christmas Raffle Winners
If you were one of the lucky winners of the Christmas Raffle, can you please let Andrea know your name and the prize you won? Thank you.

"Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar" at the Christmas Fair
The winner is Fiona Ryan, from Scoil Thomais in Laurel Lodge. The correct number was 776 sweets.

Tigers After-School Care
We have been informed that there are a number of part-time and full-time places available in Tigers After-School Care. All queries should be directed to Tracy on 086 2253781 or Karen on 087 6131585.

Extra Curricular Activities
Swimming Classes

The final day of this term is Monday 08 December. The new term starts on Monday 12 January and will be a 10 week period again. Class times will remain the same. Fees are as follows: €90 for one child, €175 for two children, €260 for three children and €345 for four children. All queries should be directed to Lucy McDonnell at 086 4029792.

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.
01Wednesday 04 February 10.00am - 12.00noon on