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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Parents' Association News - Archived

Christmas Fair News 2015 #1

Christmas Art Competition

Please place your submissions for the Christmas Art Competition into the Art Box at Reception. Please make sure you put your full name, age, telephone number and class teacher on the back of your entry.  Entries must be received by FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER.

Christmas Fair News
Donations for the Christmas Fair

It's that time of year again and donations are required for the St Patricks Annual Christmas Fair which takes place on 29 November.  Maybe you would like to donate a prize, a box of sweets, toys, bottles.....all gratefully accepted.

We would love unwanted and/or new gifts, books, games, DVDs, PC / Wii / Xbox games and of course, bottles (for the ever popular Bottle Stall).  Please remember that all items should be in saleable condition.  We also need toys – new or second-hand, but complete, clean and in working order, suitable for kids aged 4 years and above. Especially Games, Jigsaws (all complete) Costumes and Character Toys –most welcome!

How to Donate
Its soooo easy – morning and evening slots are available to drop off your donations. It you are a ‘morning’ person we plan to have volunteers at the main gate and the pedestrian gate on those ‘Drop – off Days' to make the drop off as swift and handy for you. Alternatively, drive to the School on one of the designated evenings - we’ll be delighted to see you then.

Evenings
7.30 – 8:30 PM @ Back of school hall Thursday 12 Nov, Thursday 19 Nov, Tuesday 24 Nov and Thursday 26th Nov.

Mornings
8:20AM -8:40 AM Thursday 12 Nov, Thursday 19 Nov, Tuesday 24 Nov and Thursday 26 Nov. (Volunteers will be at main school gate and the pedestrian gate so you can just bring items with you and drop off quickly)

Any queries contact Yvonne (087) 2371229

NPC News

Dear Parents, two upcoming National Parents’ Council (NPC) events that may interest you:

  1. NPCSpecial Education Conference: Please see www.npc.ie for information on this very interesting conference, taking place Sat, 14th Nov, from 10.30am – 4pm, in the Aisling Hotel (Park Gate St). All parents welcome. Admission is FREE but you must pre-register online at www.npc.ie or email your name and a contact number to info@npc.ie, or phone 01 887 4034. Sandwiches, tea and coffee will be provided. NB: St Patrick’s NS currently has no 'Special Ed Interest Group’ representative on the NPC, to raise concerns and voice opinions of parents of special ed. children, at national level. If interested, please contact me at stpatrickspa@yahoo.com or on 087 267 4809, for further details. 
  1.  Anti-Bullying sessions for parents, have been arranged by theNPCin a number of venues throughout the country over the next month or so. The Dublin session takes place on the evening of Mon, 16th Nov, at 7.30pm, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. The session will enable you to support your children regarding issues of bullying and inform you about the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary - & Post - Primary schools. Please email info@npc.ie to attend. (Booking information will also be available shortly online, at www.npc.ie). All parents welcome. 

Regards, Mary Galvin (SPNS PA Sec 087 267 4809