Dear Parents/Guardians,

Skipping At School with ‘Skip 4 Life’

On Mon 07th Nov children from 1st – 6th classes will get the opportunity to have a Skipping Class with ‘Skipping 4 Life’.  We would ask for a donation of €1 per child towards the cost, to class teacher directly.

Junior Infants’ Vaccinations    

Junior Infants’ Vaccinations are scheduled for Tues 8th and Wed 9th November. You will shortly receive a form in the post directly from the HSE which will include your child’s individual time & date of vaccination

Open Day

Our Open day is scheduled for Sunday 20th November from 2-4pm. All welcome.

Information Evening for all Parents – Wednesday 16th 7.30pm.

Topic:  Participation by adults in the life of Wicklow Educate Together.
Speaker:  Sharon Hayden from the National Parents Council
Everyone is welcome
Tea/Coffee available from 7.15

 Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings will be held on the afternoons of 23rd and 30th November. More details to follow.

‘Fighting Words’ Visit to Glencree  

Children from 2nd – 6th classes will visit Aurora Education Centre. Please see the date schedule below.    Time for each visit is 10.00am-12.00pm so coaches will be arranged for these trips.

DAY DATE CLASS
Wed 09th Nov 5th Rory
Thu 17th Nov 4th Adele
Tue 06th Dec 4th Aidan
Tue 24th Jan 6th Brian C
Tue 07th Feb 6th Edele
Tue 28th Feb 3rd Alison
Thu 16th Mar 2nd Sally
Wed 05th Apr 2nd Leanne

 

Ethical Education Conference 2016

 Educate Together will hold its Ethical Education Conference on the following dates:

Fri 25th Nov -3pm-8pm followed by Conference Dinner at 8.30pm Or Sat 26th Nov – 9.30am to 5.10pm       If you are interested in attending please book online at ethicaleducation2016.eventbrite.ie or check out the website at www.educatetogether.ie

Volunteers for lunch-time Running Club 

  We are setting up a running club for lunch time (20 mins) on Thursdays. If you’d like to volunteer to help with this please leave your name with Fran at reception.

PTA Notes

HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS – RETURN DESIGNS

Templates for holiday greeting cards are being posted out to the printing company tomorrow. No other Holiday Cards can be accepted after this.

SPRAOI NA SAMHNA (HALLOWEEN) – FRIDAY, 28TH OCTOBER

Pupils have the option of coming to school DRESSED IN COSTUME.  Please ensure child’s name is on any detachable accessories or hats.  Please no sticks, swords, forks, or other poking implements.  CREEPY COSTUME PARADE during assembly in school hall between 9.00 – 10.00.

COSTUME RE-CYCLING RAIL:  If your child has a costume they have outgrown or no longer wear why not donate it to the costume recycling rail in the foyer?  There will be no price tags but we would ask that you make a small donation of a couple of euro for costumes.

All classes will attend at MONSTER BAKE SALE throughout the day.  Maximum spend per child €2.  Baking homework on Thursday evening.  Please NO NUTS OR STRAWBERRIES and if you make something allergy-tolerant please mark it accordingly.  Baking will be taken in outside the front entrance door nearest to Rocky Road on Friday morning.  If you want your container back please mark with name and mobile number.

ALLERGY ALERT:  If your child has an allergy please ensure that the school office has the details before Friday morning.  We cannot be responsible for your child eating something they shouldn’t at the bake sale if we don’t know about it and it is not safe to assume the child will tell us themselves.

PARENTS COFFEE MORNING between 10.15 – 11.30 on Friday morning.  All welcome (little siblings, too!) if you fancy dropping down for a cuppa and a chat.  Parents will have the option of attending the bake sale between 10.30 – 11.00 and at 1.30 pm collection time.

Helpers needed. We still have a few gaps between 11 – 12.30 if you can lend a hand for half an hour on the bake sale or coffee morning between 10.00 – 11.30.  Contact Yvonne on 089 418 5867 or yvonnegarrigan@gmail.com.

All proceeds from Spraoi na Samnha will go towards funding playground equipment and facilities.

LIONS CLUB PUB QUIZ-WEDNESDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER in ERNIE’S BAR, MARKET SQUARE     Once again the Lions Club have very kindly included WETNS in their list of beneficiaries for a pub quiz.  Tables of 4, €40 per table.  We will be required to put in at least 8 tables so start gathering your allies together (or just turn up on the night and we’ll make up tables from whoever is available.)   It would be useful to know how many people we can expect so if would you let Yvonne know on 089 418 5867 or yvonnegarrigan@gmail.com if you think you can make it.

APOLOGIES – OMISSION FROM PTA MEETING MINUTES

Sincere apologies for an omission from the PTA Meeting minutes which went out yesterday.  A discussion was had during the meeting regarding the travel and safety group (see details elsewhere in this newsletter).  Also if you did not receive a copy of the minutes please contact yvonnegarrigan@gmail.com and we will send you out a copy.  We are experiencing some issues with the PTA mailbox at present.

Student Council 2016/17           

 We are all very pleased to announce that the Student Council 2016/17 has been elected.  They are:

Class Representatives
2nd Leanne Fionn     &   Urte
2nd Sally Iona      &   Naoise
3rd Alison Sarah    &   Callum
4th Aidan Clodagh  &  Sonny
4th Adele Hannah   &  James
5th Rory Fionn    &    Isobel
6th Brian Keira    &    Bob
6th Edele Oliver   &   Kerry
Cathy Cian

The Student Council play a very important role in our school life.  They provide good communication between the student body and staff, and are an essential element in the organisation of events throughout the year.  All children on the Student Council were elected as part of a fair and democratic process which saw all candidates make an election speech.  Across all classes, these speeches were inspiring and well thought out and all children/candidates are to be commended on their efforts!

Already, members of the council have met on two separate occasions to discuss school life and to develop ideas further.  Please keep an eye on the Student Council notice board, located outside Fran’s office, for the minutes of our meetings and details of our ongoing work!

Rainbows Programme            

 The Guardian Children’s Project is offering young people participation in the Rainbows Programme which is a 12 week peer support programme which helps those affected by the death of a close relative, separation or other painful change in their family. Application forms area available in the school office.

Autism: Parent & Educational Professional Training Sessions  

 Middletown Centre are currently providing a selection of courses. For further information check out training@middletownautism.com

Outside School Denominational Instruction    

Currently preparation for communion and confirmation in the Roman Catholic Faith is available for pupils attending our school. This is a 2 year programme – for communion it is held after school for 1st & 2nd classes and for confirmation in 5th & 6th classes. The preparation takes place in the old ‘De La Salle’ premises. Please contact the Parish Office directly on 0404-61699 for further information.