Dear school community,

7th December 2017

School will finish at 12.30 on Friday 22nd December for the holidays.

Please keep up to date with information from Wicklow Educate Together NS which is available through weekly newsletter, texts to parents, school wide notices, notes in bags, homework diaries & school website wicklowetns.com. Wicklow Educate Together N.S. is not on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. For any queries, questions or feedback please approach your child’s class teacher in the first instance or the school office Fran or Lisa (0404 62786) email info@wicklowetns.com Please contact Sinead school principal for any further clarification or information on sinead@wicklowetns.com 

Please note that we will only promote school sanctioned events or those that benefit a registered charity in our newsletter.

Important Message To All Who Have Applied For A Place in Junior Infants in Sept 2018

An email and text were sent yesterday re ‘confirmation of interest’ in a place to all who have applied for Junior Infants in Sept 2018. If you did not receive it then your child’s name is not on our current intake list and you need to email info@wicklowtns.com or phone the school office immediately. 

School Calendars – Thank you to those who have placed their calendar orders. Last and final date for all calendar orders is Friday 8th December.

Toys and Treats in School – Pupils may be invited to bring in a toy/cards on Friday by their teacher as part of golden time. We ask that pupils do not bring toys in on any other day of the week. The school has a healthy eating policy and pupils may if they wish, bring in a small treat on Fridays. We ask that all families observe the healthy eating policy. Many thanks.

School Concert Friday 15th December – The end of term concert will take place in the school hall on Friday 15th December. All are welcome. The school will be filming the performances and will upload it to the school’s website so that parents can come along and enjoy the experience. If parents are recording or taking photos please be mindful of the fact that these may include other children and permission should be sought from their parents before posting on any form of social media.

School Concert Schedule –The PTA will serve refreshments after drop-off at 8.50 and throughout the morning. Please support our bucket collection on the day raising funds for the school PA system 😊 

9.15am            Junior and Senior Infants

9.45am            1st and 2nd Classes

10.15am          3rd & 4th Classes

11.00am          5th & 6th Classes

New Year’s Resolutions? Could you give an hour per week to help in the school library from January? Monday evening 8pm to 9pm or Friday morning 9am to 10am or another time could be arranged. Basic computer skills are required. We would really appreciate your help.

Email: library@wicklowetns.com

Set-downPlease remember to drive all the way through to the set-down area- it is no longer blocked by parked cars! Asking children to alight at the bike rack causes congestion for all those cars behind who wish to use our set-down area correctly. Please don’t block the road here, keep things moving by using set-down!

WOW – Will Louise’s 1st class remain undefeated in winning the junior Golden Boot Award for the 3rd month in a row??? Where are our junior & senior infants, & our 2nd classes???? Will Edele’s 6th class get back to their winning ways? Or can Alison’s 3rd retain their 1st senior Golden Boot Award? Keep up the good work! Get moving to school & keep our planet cleaner & greener!!

Student Council – This year our Student Council are very proud to announce that the charities which they have chosen to support over the year are The Simon Community and First Responders, Wicklow.

The Simon Community work with homeless individuals and families around the country.  To support them in their work we will have a Giving Tree in aid of The Simon Community in our school foyer from Monday, 11th December and would invite any families or individuals who wish to make a donation of a toy to this very worthy charity to leave it under the tree.  Toys should be new and suitable for age range 0 – 12.  We would ask that the toys be left unwrapped.

These toys will then be collected by The Simon Community and distributed from their depot.  Many thanks, The Student Council.

Congratulations Sam in Cathy’s Class – Sam’s entry for the Bridge Street Book’s bookmark competition was selected and made into a poster which is displayed in the front window of the shop. It is a picture of Natalie, the main character from a book Sam is currently writing. Brilliant. Well done Sam.

Wet Mornings – Due to confined space on a wet morning in the hall, we would ask that parents of older children consider dropping their children at the doors of the hall to allow more space for the younger children.

Extra-Curricular ActivitiesTerm 1 of our extra-curricular activities will finish on Thursday 22nd December. However, as we missed a class on 16th & 17th October there will be a Science, Yoga, Soccer & Guitar class on Monday 8th January and a Playball class on Tuesday 9th January to make up that the day.

Term 2 will commence on Monday 15th January. Full details of registration process for those already attending a class this term & those who would like to join in term 2 will be issued shortly.

Breakfast Club – We would like to advise parents/guardians that Breakfast Club will finish this term on Thursday 21st December. There will be no breakfast club on Friday 22nd December. We will reopen at 7.30am on Monday 8th January.

Homework Club – Homework club for this term will finish on Thursday 14th December in line with homework finishing in all classes on that date.

Aftercare – Junior & Senior Infants – 1.30pm to 2.30pm – If you would like your child to attend aftercare from 1.30 – 2.30pm please contact Val Whelan directly on 086 177 7244.

Aftercare up to 6pm – Thank you to everyone who completed the Expression of Interest forms. We will contact you shortly with further information!