Dear school community

Please see below our plan for the week ahead to help keep you informed of what is happening in our school.

Next Week’s Events:

Monday 5th February

School Closed – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 6th January

French Lessons 5th & 6th Classes continue

5th Class Green – Newgrange Trip

Wednesday 7th February

5th Class Blue – Newgrange Trip

Thursday 8th February

5th class swimming during the school day as part of the PE curriculum. Reminder to all 5th class parents to ensure children bring some extra lunch on Thursdays as the children are always hungry after swimming. Thanks to all who have paid their swimming fee contribution.

Friday 9th February

Garden Meeting at 9am after drop off.

Important advance notice of dates for your diary:

School Closures

Monday 5th February – Bank Holiday – School closed

Thursday and Friday 15th & 16th February – School closed both days

Assessment in infants – we complete our infant assessment of teaching and learning at this time of year, and will begin booster and in-class station teaching after mid-term with these classes. Please contact your child’s class teacher via [email protected] if you have any questions or queries.

Taitneamh Homework will commence next week for all 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Please see attached a copy of the information booklet that the children received. The children will present their Taitneamh homework on Friday 14th February.

HSE Vaccinations for JI will take place at the school on Friday 1st March.  Individual appointments sent directly from the HSE.

School Photos –will be taken on Wednesday 10th April. More information closer to the time

Peace Proms Concert – Children from our 3rd classes along with their teachers and SNAs are off to the Peace Proms Concert in the RDS tomorrow, Saturday 3rd February. We wish them all the very best as they take to the stage with 10,000 voices from across the island and a live orchestra.

PTA News

PTA AGM – The PTA AGM will take place on Wednesday 21st of February at 7.30pm in the main hall.  The AGM is for all members of the PTA and will include updates on activities of the PTA committee throughout the year, such as the winter fair, etc.   Each parent and guardian of children attending Wicklow Educate Together N.S. are a part of the PTA and coming to the AGM is a great opportunity to hear more about what is going on within the school and opportunities to get involved.  Nominations to join the PTA committee will be accepted until Friday 9th of February.  A parent or guardian can nominate themselves by emailing [email protected].

Coffee Morning & Bake Sale – The PTA committee will be hosting a coffee morning and bake sale on Wednesday 14th of February. This Valentine’s Day themed event will begin with a coffee morning for parents/guardians at 9am and will be followed by a bake sale where the students can bring in €2 and will be allowed to pick some treats. We would greatly appreciate if any budding bakers could bake something for the bake sale. These contributions can be brought to the main hall before 9am on the day.

School Calendars – we have a small number of school calendars which can be purchased from the school office.

Important Aladdin Contact Information – We would ask you to please ensure that all contact information is up to date on Aladdin and include an Eircode with your address.  We would ask you to try to provide contact details for two emergency/additional contacts. This means that in situations where a child is unwell or at collection time where a parent/guardian is unavailable, we have other numbers to call. Thank you.

Volunteering in the school – we are always eager to work with parents, guardians and grandparents in different ways. Please contact us at [email protected] to find out how you can get involved.

We wish you all a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.


Please keep up to date with information from Wicklow Educate Together NS which is available through our weekly plan for the week ahead, monthly newsletter, texts and emails to parents, school wide notices & school website Wicklow Educate Together N.S. are not on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. For any queries, questions or feedback please email [email protected] or call the school office (0404 62786). Please contact Sinead school principal for any further clarification or information [email protected].