March Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

TROCÁIRE BOXES:Please return the Trocáire Boxes to the school after the Easter holidays.

ENROLMENTS:-Enrolment week takes place from 13th to 16th of April from 3-4pm.  Please bring your child’s PPS No and Birth Cert.  Those who have already returned an enrolment form need not reapply.

TABLE QUIZ: The annual table quiz took place in Doyle’s on Thursday 12th February.  Thanks to everybody who supported the night.

ARKLOW MUSIC FESTIVAL: The girls in 5th and 6th class took part in the School choir section of the Arklow Music Festival for the first time on the 8th of March last.  The girls came first winning the Ciara Walsh Memorial cup.  Congratulations to all the beautiful singers.

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January 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

WRITE A BOOK:All our budding authors from infants to 6th class are busy working on their Write-a-Book.  The books are first written, then edited and illustrated and will be submitted on Thursday 12th February.

TABLE QUIZ:The annual table quiz will take place in Doyle’s on Thursday 12th February at 7.30pm. This night is a much needed fundraiser for the school so please put this date in your diary. We are asking parents to create teams or just come along on the night.   If you are unable to attend you can still make a contribution to the school.

POD FORMS:All children in the school should have received an Information leaflet and form from the school if you have not received one or misplaced yours could you drop into the office and collect one.   All forms should be returned to the school asap. Every child enrolled in the school needs to fill out this form. Remember page 2 is optional.

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December Newsletter

Mí na Nollag 2014

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Many thanks to Caroline Kelly and The Parents Association committee for a wonderful job organising the Christmas Fair.  It was a lovely afternoon of fun for all.  Thanks to all the children and Parents for their support. Thanks also to Eibhlin Kinsella and the hall committee for the use of the hall which is a wonderful asset to have available to the school. To The Pet shop, Tinakilly House Hotel, Curves, Rathnew Chinese, Burke Oil, Tesco Wicklow, Malones Book Shop, The Village Food Store Rathnew, Burke Hardware, Stage Bratz, Healy Mini Market, Billy Russell, Tracy Gregory , Kevin Jameson Village Tyre centre, Michael Collins Pharmacy , Centra and Tubs sweets for their very kind donations and to Popcorn Ireland for the popcorn supplied for the stall.  To all others who sent donations. Guess the name of Teddy “ Co Co”- winner Ann Finnerty, Guess How many Sweets in the Jar “504” winners Peggy Vickers and Hannah Butler and Guess the Weight of the Cake 2Lbs 7oz closest was Kiva Jameson 2lbs 1oz.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RESULTS: First place went to Claire Jameson who won the €100 voucher, 2nd place the Roger and Ria Gregory who won the €75 voucher, 3rd place went to Christopher Redmond who won the €50 voucher, 4th Angela Kennedy Slow Cooker, 5th Ann Gregory Bottle of Gin, lots of other winners:   and 27th prize went to Evie Codd White.  Thanks to all who kindly donated prizes.  If we have inadvertently forgotten and donor our sincere apologies and please contact us entry in next month’s newsletter.

CHRISTMAS PLAY:This year Christmas Plays will be held in the hall on Wednesday 17th December for Jnr and Snr Infants will perform “ Hey Ewe” and 1st and 2nd class will perform Baubles! starting at 1.30pm.  On Thursday 18th 3rdand  4th class  will perform “Hosanna Rock” followed by,5th and 6th class performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Roald Dahl  starting at 1.30pm. All are welcome! Thanks to Mr. Crowley  and the Woodwork Department in Colaise Chill Mhantáin for turning the beautiful gavel for the 5th and 6th class play.

The Principal, Teachers and Staff wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!







November Newsletter 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

SCHOOL ABSENCES: It is very important that children attend school every day and for the whole school day.  A child who misses school starts to fall behind. She then loses heart and begins to think she is no good at school.  Any absences or early leaving must be reported in writing.  Figures are compiled on a weekly basis.

CHRISTMAS FAIR:This year we are organising a Christmas Fair to raise much needed funds for your daughter’s school.  It will take place on Friday 12th December in St. Brigid’s Hall from 1pm?.We are asking for your help……

* On Monday 1st each family will receive their raffle tickets. The draw will take place at the fair.  Please return all books sold or unsold by 8th December.

* We will have a home baking stall on the day so any cakes can be left into the school on Thursday 11th December or Friday morning. We also need books in good condition for the bookstall.

On the day we will have: Guess the Weight of Cake, Guess the Teddy’s Name, Cake Sale, Teas/ Coffees

Christmas Decorations made by the girls, Face Painting, Bottle stall, and hopefully a visit from Santa Claus.

Meeting of Parents Association will take place on Thursday 4th of December at 7pm in the school.

If you have any other fundraising ideas for the fair please write a note to the class teacher or let a member of committee know

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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

It is difficult to believe it is mid-term already.  Hasn’t the weather been fantastic!  I just hope it continues into next week when we have no school.

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION: Fr. Donal held meetings for the parents of children who are taking these sacraments.  There is more emphasis nowadays on the parents role.  They must bring their children to Mass regularly.

Application forms for Confirmation must be returned to the priest after Mass.  Mass in Rathnew takes place on Saturday evenings at 7pm and on Sunday at 9am.

BLUE BOTTLE: Wicklow Music Generation

About 500 children from County Wicklow will be taking part/ singing in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Sunday 23rd November at 5pm including our 5th and 6th class.  It will be a choral and visual spectacle with animation.  The music has been specially written for this event by Brian Irvine.  The Washington Post said Brian composed “some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you’ll ever hope to hear”

He visited the school earlier this week to help 5th and 6th class rehearse and they had a brilliant time!

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