28th February 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,
Value for the Month: Co-operation

First Aid
Eleven staff members are now re-trained in First Aid. Thank you to all concerned for giving up this time. The school now has a defibrillator located in the foyer.

Further Training
The staff were also trained in the Primary Language Curriculum and we are very happy with progress in implementing this. Staff members also received training in Preventative Ethical Training in Managing Aggression.

ABI Programme – Anti Bullying Workshops/Talk
Thank you to all the parents who made the effort to be here last night, it was great to see so many of you here. The programme is very much in line with our ET principles, our existing anti-bullying policy and practice and our Learn Together monthly values. Further training and time is required to look into this and we will keep you updated.

Active School Running through Europe Challenge
In the first 3 weeks we’ve run a combined total of 1,527 km and managed to reach the cities of London, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Brilliant work by all!
We’re not done yet though and have a few more cities in our sights. We should easily break the 2000 km mark and if we push it for the last few days we could potentially reach cities such as Warsaw (2242 km away) or Zagreb (2300 km away).
Thank you all for the huge effort put in so far.

Swimming has begun for 5th and 6th class for a 6 week block.

Mulching – Volunteers tomorrow please!
Thank you Úna your help over the past week. We really need volunteers tomorrow from 9am up to lunch time or whatever time you can spare. This will be ongoing for the 1st and 3rd Friday or every month until June, however one day of helping is better than none.

Upcoming Events

• Seachtain na Gaeilge: An tseachtain seo chugainn beimíd ag tosú frásaí an lae do Seachtain na Gaeilge. Tar éis sin, béidh imeachtaí ar suíl do Seachtain na Gaeilge mar shampla; céilí, tráth na gceist, éisteacht le ceol tradisiúnta, comórtas ealaíne. Beimíd go léir ag caint as gaeilge í rith na seachtaine.
Next week we will begin Seachtain na Gaeilge with a new phrase each day. The following week, we will have a number of activities for example, irish and céilí dancing, table quiz, listening to traditional music and art competition. We will all make an effort to speak Irish as best we can.

• World Book Day on Thursday: All children are invited to dress up if the want (no pressure) and bring in your favourite book. The children will have DEAR time and paired reading and story time.

• Pancake Tuesday/Mardi Gras
• School Photos on Tuesday
• Engineer’s Week

• As always children and parents from Glasnevin ET are welcome to come in through the pedestrian gate at 8:35am at the earliest and parents are responsible for their children at this time.

Frása na seachtaine : “Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla clísta”

Le meas,

Róisín Conlon,
Príomh Oide