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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 8th May 2009



Best Wishes to Mr Heneghan & Ms McAnaw's Classes who are celebrating their First Holy Communion tomorrow.


Staff Meeting
There will be a Staff Meeting on Monday 11 May. All children will finish at 12.00noon.

Photographs - First Holy Communion Classes
There is a change of procedure this year with regard to the ordering of photographs. Order forms will be given to the First Communion Classes, on behalf of the school photographer, Michael Bamsey. They should be brought back to school on either the 11th May (if your child's First Holy Communion is on the 9th May) or the 18th May (if your child's First Holy Communion is on the 16th May). The photographs will be taken on the 11th or 18th May respectively.

URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP - Reception for First Holy Communions
Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help on the 09 and 16 May at the First Holy Communion Receptions. However, more help is still needed on both days. Please phone/text Marie McCarthy at 087 9935551 or June Phelan on 087 6256666 if you are available. Car Park helpers are also needed, if you can assist, please contact Marie McCarthy.

Important dates for Confirmation Meeting, Retreat & Service of Light
The last preparation meeting for parents of children for Confirmation will take place in St Mochta's School Hall on Wednesday 13th May at 8pm. Bishop Raymond Field will be attending the meeting to meet with the Candidates. At least one parent should attend this meeting.
The Confirmation Retreat is on Tuesday 12th during school hours and includes lunch and refreshments. The Service of Light will take place on Thursday (evening) 14th May at 8pm in St Mochta's Church. Each candidate should bring his/her Baptismal Candle with them to this service and candidates should be in the church by 7.45pm. All family members are welcome to attend.

Confirmation Tea/Coffee Reception
There will be a tea/coffee reception in St Mochta's Parish Centre after the Confirmation Ceremony on Monday 25 May.

Reminder re dismounting bicycles, etc
In the interest of everyone's safety, all cyclists (adults, students and siblings) should dismount from their bicycles at the main gates of the school avenue. Please also note that scooters, rollerblades or Heelys are not permitted on school grounds. We would greatly appreciate your support in this matter.

Junior Infant Sports Day
The Junior Infant "Sport for All" Fun Day will take place (weather permitting) on Wednesday 03 June from 10.45-11.45am. Parents are welcome to come along if they wish.

Fingal Schools Athletics Meeting
"On 05 May, some children from our school went to Santry Stadium to do a long distance race. It was a great day out, everyone had lots of fun. 11 schools competed in the run, and we were the overall winners out of all the schools. We won a shield and we are very happy and we had a great time." Oisín & Tameem - 4th Class

Moving House?
If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick's in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher or the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form. We have a large number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

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 in order for you to receive your child/children's school reports, end of year letters, etc or to make contact with you if your child should fall ill during the school day. If any of your details have changed since the beginning of the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form, available from the office.

Extra Curricular Activities
Diswellstown Summer Camp
Diswellstown Summer Camp enrolment will take place on Thursday 21 May 2009 for both Junior and Senior Camps. Enrolment details will follow in next week's Newsletter.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club (CHFC)
All the art from the recent schools art competition will be on display this Sunday in Castleknock Hotel and Country Club from 2.30pm as part of the GAA 125 years Celebrations. The winner of the competition will also be announced.

CHFC Nursery is on every Saturday morning at 10am at CCC. New members are more than welcome.