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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 12th December 2008
Christmas Holidays
The school will close at 11.30am on Tuesday 23 December. It will reopen on Wednesday 07 January at 08.30am.

Icy Weather
On these frosty mornings, the grounds tend to be slippery, particularly the red tarmacadam area in front of the school. It is not possible to grit the entire schoolyard so gritting is therefore concentrated on the paths. In the interest of safety, we would therefore urge you to use the paths and to encourage your children to do likewise.

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.
If you are dropping in any of your child's forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., please ensure they are clearly marked with your child's name and the name of the class teacher.

Contact Details
It is essential that we have the correct address and contact details (e.g. home telephone, parents' mobile numbers) for your child on our database. If any of your details have changed since the beginning of the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form.

Christmas Cards
Christmas Cards are on display in the office and are available for sale at €4 per pack or a special offer of 3 packs for €10.

Junior Infant Christmas Shows
The Junior Infant classes are performing their Christmas Show "Whoops-a-Daisy Angel" on the dates. Performances begin at 12.15pm for parents and friends. A separate note has been given to your child by the class teacher.
Tuesday 16 December Ms Parker's class
Wednesday 17 December Ms Quinn's class
Thursday 18 December Mrs Ryan's class

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).

Tigers After-School Care
We have been informed that there are two places available in Tigers After-School Care "Hour Club". All queries should be directed to Tracy on 086 2253781 or Karen on 087 6131585.

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.

Extra Curricular Activities

On Wednesday 17th December, parents and friends are invited to view a 'class in progress', which will take place in the library, during the second half of your child's usual drama class. This will give you an opportunity to see the work covered during the term.
• 1st and 2nd Class - Parents and friends come at 2.40p.m.
• 3rd Class - Parents and friends come at 3.45p.m.
• 4th/5th/6th Class- Parents and friends come at 4.45pm.

Swimming Classes
The final day of this term was 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.

Soccer Training
Soccer will take place on Monday from 2.10 to 3.10pm. Only Fifth Class students who have signed up should attend. Please line up at Line 5 outside the Diswellstown Door.

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.