31st January 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Mulching – Come and give us a dig out!
We really need volunteers tomorrow from 9am up to lunch time or whatever time you can spare. Take a walk through our path in our forest to appreciate the work carried out to date. This is a great opportunity to enhance our surroundings and ensure it is more usable. We are extremely lucky to have the outdoor space and the trees that we have and want to make the best of it. There is much to do to ensure that it is manageable. This will be ongoing for the 1st and 3rd Friday or every month until June, however one day of helping is better than none.

4th class news
Some children in 4th class have been very busy with some student led projects of their own this term. One of these has been inspired by our whole school persuasive writing topic. David, Noor, Harry and Ruby have been persuading the school community to limit their use of palm oil products to save Orangutan’s habitats. So far they have 277 signatures on their petition to make GETNS a palm oil free school.
Also, some of these same students have been creating an activity book called ‘Retro Riddles’. They are selling this puzzle book to raise money for Barnardos charity. For more information on this or to buy a copy for 1euro, pop into 4th class

Assembly Today
We enjoyed a whole school assembly today based on friendship and inclusion. Ronan’s 1st class are receiving a whole class reward for their friendliness and inclusiveness. They will have some extra play time in the ALC area.

Art Percent Launch
We are looking forward to celebrating the culmination of much work by staff, pupils and artists, Kathryna and Bob on Thursday evening. We are delighted with the final product.

6th Class Junior Entrepreneur Programme
6th class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme again this year. As part of the programme we need an entrepreneur to visit the classroom for a few hours. They take questions from the class about entrepreneurship and help to pick the winning idea which the class will put into production.
If anyone has a family member or friend (not related to anyone in 6th Class) who would be interested please contact the office by email [email protected] or talk to Colm. We would like to start as soon as possible, preferably the person will come in next week or the week after to talk to the class.

Lost Property
There are a considerable amount of jackets, tops, tracksuit bottoms and coats in the Lost Property at present. These items have been sorted into boys and girls and are currently located in 3 bags in the foyer just under the art work. Please put all items back into the bags after looking for items.

3rd Class Enjoy visit to St Claires Nursing Home
The children did their parents and ourselves proud engaging brilliantly with the older folk. They were very entertaining singing, dancing, talking about Drag Queens, playing games.

Don’t forget that the General Meeting ahead of the ET AGM is on in Firhouse ET tomorrow at 10am.

Tree Planting
The mighty Martin and volunteers planting a chestnut tree which began life as a chestnut picked up by one of our past pupils (Cian) during a trip to the Botanic Gardens many moons ago and chucked into his garden at home and will now be in our natural play space outdoors.

Weather Warning
Fortunately, we are escaping a lot of the more wintery weather however take great care coming to and from school. In the event of receiving a red alert weather warning we will inform you of school closure.

• School is closed on Wednesday 20th February for staff training.
• School is also closed Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd for mid-term break.
• 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: “Cuir ort do chóta, tá sé fuar.” – Put on your coat, it’s cold.

Le meas,

Róisín Conlon,

Príomh Oide