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12 November 2018

Parent Teacher Meetings

Just a reminder that school finishes at 1.10pm for all classes on Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd November to facilitate parent teacher meetings.

Regards,

Tomás.

08 November 2018

One Day Together

Before taking a well deserved rest from our learning we held a fundraiser in school for Educate Together. One Day Together is an annual event that takes place across the country in Educate Together schools. The aim is to support the Educate Together network and to highlight the benefits of learning in an Educate Together school!

The school was buzzing with so many children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. We celebrated together by taking part in an ‘Incredible’ 10 @ 10 followed by a whole school movie event in the hall. A huge thank you to Ellie and her 5th Class for designing posters, making popcorn and coordinating the event. A further thank you to Mario for making the hall so welcoming and comfortable and also to Mr Incredible for getting everyone exercising on such a cold morning!

 

(Further information on One Day Together can be found here http://www.educatetogether.ie/community-fundraising)

07 November 2018

Cake Sale

On Thursday October 25th, the PTA organised and held a cake sale in school. Children visited the hall throughout the day to pick up some treats and the event was a huge success!

Congratulations and thank you to the PTA for their hard work. We were delighted to hear that €1166.93 was raised. We also want to thank the parents for being so generous with their time either by manning the counter with humour, patience and charm on the day, or by creating such colourful, imaginative and delicious cakes for us all!

 

 

26 October 2018

Mid Term Break

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that school finishes at the normal time of 1.10pm for Junior and Senior Infants and at 2.10pm for all other classes today.

School is closed for one week for the Mid-term break from Monday 29th October.

School re-opens on the 5th of November at 8.30am. Have a nice break everyone.

Tomás.

23 October 2018

Maths Week

Last week, children throughout the school welcomed visitors to classes for Maths week. Among the many Maths games we played, some children taught the parent helpers the rules to Mancala, a strategy game that originated in Africa. With archaeological evidence dating back to 6000 BC, some historians believe that it is the oldest game in the world. We now have a new generation of players that will continue the tradition for a couple more years!

Thank you to all parent helpers that visited classes throughout the school last week.

 

16 October 2018

5-a-side Tournament

Last week saw the opening fixtures in our school soccer tournament. We have forty-five children from our Senior Classes making up 9 teams (our staff have a team to make up the numbers!) and it was wonderful to see so many happy and enthusiastic footballers taking part during lunch break.

It was a hugely successful opening week… There were a number of hard-fought matches, some draws, some interesting celebrations, plenty of goals and one broken goalpost!

The Portuguese team are currently sitting at the top of the league, followed by France and our (not competitive at all) Staff team!

For anyone interested, the fixtures and league table are on the noticeboard in the lobby.

Aisling

 

15 October 2018

Aladdin Connect

15/10/18

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our classes.

The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance & reports cards via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App

Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child’s education by:
– Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
– Keeping parents apprised of their child’s attendance
– Allowing parents view their child’s approved report card

Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
– Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed.
– Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
– Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
– Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
– Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent and this is much more cost efficient to the school as text message spend to date is considerably high.

Online payments can be made using the App and we ask all parents to use the online payment facility from now on. This helps the school with transparency regarding money paid to the school and ensures there is no safety risk with large amounts of cash on the premises. You can view the amount to be paid and any other payment you have made to the school throughout the year.

You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.

In the next few days, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link.  There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. Once you are registered you will be sent an email with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school’s Connect experience.

By default both parents will have access to view their child’s contact information. If for any reason you do NOT wish to share your own personal contact information within the family circle or if you have any concerns regarding your particular family setup please contact the school in confidence to discuss or have this facility restricted.

In preparation for this please let the school know by Friday 26th October if your email address or phone number has changed recently

We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Tomás Hickey, Principal.

09 October 2018

Dublin Gaa

We were very pleased to welcome two special guests to our school today.

Lyndsey Davey who is on the Dublin Senior Ladies football team and Aisling Spillane who plays for the Dublin Senior Camogie team visited the school. The players were kind enough to speak to us about their experiences of winning All Ireland trophies in their respective competitions and answered questions from the children on a range of topics such as nutrition, fitness and the life of an elite athlete. Johnny from Skerries Harps brought along the Sam Maguire cup to complete the collection!

Thank you to Lyndsey, Aisling and Johnny for a morning that the children won’t forget in a hurry.

Up the Dubs!

01 October 2018

Parents Assembly Friday 5th October

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder the first Parents assembly for the term is on Friday 5th October.

The assembly usually starts at 8.40am for junior infants to second class and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards,

Tomás.

20 September 2018

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please read carefully as the system has changed significantly.

Attached is the clubs timetable for autumn 2018. This term we are trying a new system where you must register for clubs online via the school website.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Afterschool Clubs Code of Conduct

Registration will be open on Friday morning, 21st September and close at 9pm on Sunday 23rd.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Follow the link on the school website.
  • Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.
  • You will receive confirmation email that your application has been received.
  • Club places will be allocated on Monday when you will receive details of your allocated clubs and what payment is due.
  • Early applications will not be processed.

 

PAYMENT SYSTEM

When: Tuesday 25th September

Where: At the school (front entrance by bike shed)

Time:  6-8pm

WHAT TO BRING:

  • A completed insurance form for each child (mandatory) – available on the school website
  • Payment (including €7 for insurance)

 

If payment is not received on payment night you will lose your place in the club. If you cannot attend you can send someone in your place.

Please do not contact the school as clubs are not run by the school.