Dear School Community,                                                                   

27th March 2019

IMPORTANT ADVANCE NOTICE:

Easter Break – The school will close on Friday 12th April at 12.30pm for the Easter break, reopening on Monday 29th April. Our aftercare facility will be open until 5.30pm as normal on Friday 12th April.

School Photos- County Photos will go home in schoolbags today. If you wish to purchase photos, please complete the attached form and return it in the enclosed envelope to the school office by Monday 8th April.

Strictly Dance 2019 – 3 days to go until our big event and all of our dancers are super excited! Please come along on the night and support them as they dance their hearts out to raise vital funds for our school.

All tickets €25. Tickets for the show on 30th March are now on sale in the school office and are also available on eventbrite (online fee applies) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/strictly-dance-by-wicklow-educate-together-national-school-tickets-57458901120

If you can’t come along on the night you can also support by sponsoring one of our 26 dancers.  Every euro counts on their sponsorship cards! Available at the school office.

We will have a raffle on the night, with some wonderful prizes. Raffle tickets available at the school on Friday for anyone who cannot make it on the night

Message from Sharon & Leanne – “Our wonderful Junior Infants are progressing well on their reading journey. We are now looking for volunteers to help out with listening to the children’s reading in the mornings, ideally from parents who do not have a child in Junior Infants at present. If you would have time to spare before 9.30am each, or on some mornings, and would like to volunteer to help with this please can you send an email to

sharon.hogan@wicklowetns.com or Leanne.perry@wicklowetns.com. “

Aftercare/Homework Club March Billing – The March billing for Aftercare and Homework club will be issued next Monday 1st April. Please ensure bills are paid promptly as per communication sent out earlier this week.

Extra-Curricular – Term 2 of our extra-curricular programme will finish on Thursday 11th April. Full details of term 3 will be sent out shortly.

% for Art Sculpture – As you can see the schools % for art commission is now underway. The curved undulating concrete wall is complete, and we can see the space inside forming. The brown concrete floor is poured, and the internal curved seating is formed. We look forward to the next steps unfolding…..

A Message from the Dunne Family – Our beautiful Siobhan was taken far too soon, she was too young to go, She was a very loving deep person and it always upset her when she’d hear of someone being taken too young, so in Siobhan’s memory I think it’s only right that if there’s even a small chance of saving someone’s life in the future then that’s exactly what we should do as I know that’s what she would want. So, in memory of Siobhan my family and I are asking as many people as possible to join us in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on Sunday June 2nd to help us raise funds for a Defibrillator for Rathnew’s Main Street and The Irish Heart Foundation. Let’s do this for Siobhan and let’s try prevent another family from losing someone they love too soon❤️ So who’s joining us?

PARENTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the St Patrick’s Day parade! We were delighted to see so many people there and the wonderful array of colour representing our school entry. We also took home the Best School Entry award.

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We would like to remind parents/guardians that our enrolment policy is on a first come first served basis and would ask that you complete pre- enrolment forms for all younger siblings as early as possible. Our pre-enrolment form is available on our school website http://wicklowetns.com/.