29th November 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians / A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,
Mulch : The mighty Martin returns tomorrow armed with shovel loads of mulch. We need your help again and would be delighted if the same gang and some more could join us with distributing mulch around the grounds. Please let us know if you can help.
Chess Tournament with NDNSP for National Chess Month : Twelve students are coming from the NDNSP to do battle with the Glasnevin Knights tomorrow afternoon. The school are receiving a grant as part of National Chess Month and there will be prizes for all participants. Best of luch to all the players.
Highlights from the Week
Arthur: Anthony Garvey visited 4th and 5th classes last week and described the children as creative, enthusiastic with a few geniuses among them. Since his visit they’ve been buying some of his books.
Musician : 3rd Class are involved in a teacher/artist partnership with a fantastic musician named Eamon. He came in yesterday to do some music activities with the children as part of an ongoing project over the next few months. The children will be showcasing their original music in Drumcondra Education Centre on Feb 13th 2019.
Annual Meeting of Board with Parent Body: Following the usual business of the board meeting the board met with the parent body last night. A small but top quality crowd attended. I thanked all of the parents for their ongoing contribution and support. The parents expressed appreciation for the great staff we have.
National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Visit : A senior SENO from the NCSE selected our school to show two other NCSE managers our ASD classes as an example of successful ASD provision with an integration and inclusion programme. They met with the children and staff, and were delighted to see the happy, safe environments in which they are progressing. We discussed what variables lead to this success and concluded constant communication among staff and between staff and parents is key as is our inclusive ethos which penetrates the whole school community.
Website : We are all thrilled with our lovely new website where we can show off “some” of the great things that are happening in our vibrant school on a daily basis. It also enables you to keep in touch with policy development for example the recently reviewed Enrolment Policy.
Hour of Coding : Thanks to Aga and David who have given up a lot of their own time this week to ensure we are as ready as possible for delivery of the Hour of Coding throughout the school. This wouldn’t be possible without the team of volunteers that will be helping out also.
Upcoming Date for you Diary
Wed 20th February : School will be closed for pupils to facilitate continuous professional development for teachers of the Primary Language curriculum.
Please see link for Zeeko stats that were missing from last week’s Thursday Letter.
School Garden Update
Random Acts of Kindness & Respect Awards
|Junior Infants Green||Huy & Clodagh||Eric & Lara|
|Junior Infants Blue||Clodagh||Daniel|
|Senior Infants Green||Jude||Nova|
|Senior Infants Blue||Casper||Parker|
|1st Class Vicky||Oliver||Cillian|
|1st Class Ronan||Georgie||Daniel|
|2nd Class Lisa||Conor||Alessia|
|2nd Class Maeve||Matthew||Clémence|
|3rd Class||April & Alan||Peter & Nur|
Frása na Seachtaine: “Cén Gaeilge ata ar…” – What is the Irish for….