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16 March 2020 ~ Comments Off on School Closure

School Closure

Dear Parents,

In light of the recent announcement by the Taoiseach about the spread of Covid 19, the school will close on Thursday 12th March 2020 until 30th March 2020. This is also in line with the advice and recommendations made by the National Authorities and the National Public Emergency Team.  Please see attached statement from the Department of Education and Skills.

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/12-march-2020-statement-from-the-department-of-education-and-skills.html

As per yesterday’s email the children will have been given work to complete over the period. If they are absent today, you may wish to link in with another parent. We will inform all children of the closure at the end of the day. All scheduled school events until 30th March are cancelled immediately such as after school clubs, GAA etc. If your child is in a club today and you can’t make it to the school for 2.15 we will supervise those remaining children until 3.10.

It is in the interests of us all to remain safe and vigilant faced with challenges that are before us. Our aim in the school is to always provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for your children. This is our primary concern and we look forward to beating this virus together and returning back to normal as soon as possible. We hope you all stay safe and that our country stands together in this unprecedented time. We will update you if any further information is provided to us.

 

Is mise le meas,

 

Brían ó Luasa

Deputy Principal Skerries Educate Together

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11 February 2020 ~ Comments Off on Cake Sale

Cake Sale

Calling All Bakers…

The PTA is holding its annual Valentine’s Day Cake Sale this Friday, in the school hall. We need as many cakes and sweet treats as possible, as the more goodies we have to sell, the more funds will be raised for the school. You can give us your goodies on Friday morning at drop-off, but please make sure that all donations are nut-free.

We will have a table at the cake sale dedicated to “free-from” goodies (free from gluten, dairy-free, etc.), so if you’re supplying any such goodies, please label your donations as “dairy-free” or “gluten-free”, so we know how to display them.

For the first time, we’ll also be selling tea, coffee and hot-chocolate at this cake sale, so you can get a caffeine hit along with your sugar hit.

What a great way to kick off your Friday!

Looking forward to seeing you all then. The PTA

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16 December 2019 ~ Comments Off on Holiday Arrangements

Holiday Arrangements

Dear Parents,
School finishes at 11.40am on Friday 20th of December for the holidays.

 

 School  re-opens on Monday 6th of January at 8.30am.  

Have a nice break everyone.

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22 November 2019 ~ Comments Off on Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Dear parents/guardians,

For the past number of years we, as a school community, have supported the Inner City Helping Homeless charity in their Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Every December, we have been amazed at the huge number of shoeboxes donated by children and families in our school. This year we are once again asking for your support with this.

Homelessness is an ever growing issue in this country and Christmas time can be especially difficult for people affected by it. ICHH does incredible work to support people without a home and this is a cause that all children in our school feel strongly about.

We are asking families to fill and wrap one shoebox with items such as soap, toothpaste, gloves etc and bring it to our outdoor classroom on December 13th. You are free to choose who you are filling the box for (Adult/Child, Boy/Girl), but please label the shoebox accordingly. Collection times will be at 8:30, 1:10 and 2:10.

Thank you for your support.

Skerries ETNS

 

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05 November 2019 ~ Comments Off on Parent-Attended Assemblies

Parent-Attended Assemblies

Parent-Attended Assemblies

We value parents attending our monthly assemblies. It is a considerable support to the school which teachers appreciate and enables parents to get a glimpse of school life on a normal school day. We would encourage all parents who are able to, to come along and attend these.

The dates for these assemblies for the year ahead are as follows: 4/10, 8/11, 5/12, 10/01, 7/02, 20/03, 1/05 and 12/06.

The junior assembly (Junior Infants to 2nd class) takes place immediately after drop-off in the morning. The senior assembly happens at 10 45 am. Assemblies generally last about an hour.

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21 October 2019 ~ Comments Off on Mid-Term Break

Mid-Term Break

School closes for mid-term break at the normal times of 1.10pm and 2.10pm on Friday 25th of October.

School re-opens on Monday 4th of November at 8.30am. Hope everyone has a relaxing break.

 

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08 October 2019 ~ Comments Off on Skerries Educate Together NS presents Pumpkinfest, Sunday 20th October, 2 – 5 pm

Skerries Educate Together NS presents Pumpkinfest, Sunday 20th October, 2 – 5 pm

 

Skerries Educate Together NS presents Pumpkinfest on Sunday 20th October in the school grounds, from 2pm to 5pm.  After a break last year, Pumpkinfest family fun day returns as a special event just for the school community, and is the PTA’s major fundraising event of the 2019-2020 school year.

This year’s Pumpkinfest will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities, from a spooky cake sale to slime-making, Mad Scientist shows, face-painting, a wrap-a-mummy contest, and much, much more.  There will be prizes for best pumpkin (bring along a carved pumpkin to participate) and best costumes; a sing-along and marshmallow toasting at the fire-pit; a treasure hunt; a second-hand toy, book, fancy-dress costume and handbag sale; a wheel of fortune with lucky dip; a barbeque; delicious hot food and drinks at our catering stand, and a confectionery stall.

We guarantee you’ll be howling with laughter by the end.  So put the date in your diary, tell your family and friends, and be sure to join us on Sunday 20th October.  All funds raised from the event will be used to buy IT and other essential equipment for the school.  A €1 admission fee applies per person.

 

Your Hallowe’en starts right here!

 

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23 September 2019 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assemblies

Parent Assemblies

Parent-Attended Assemblies

We value parents attending our monthly assemblies. It is a considerable support to the school which teachers appreciate and enables parents to get a glimpse of school life on a normal school day. We would encourage all parents who are able to, to come along and attend these.

The dates for these assemblies for the year ahead are as follows: 4/10, 8/11, 5/12, 10/01, 7/02, 6/03, 1/05 and 12/06.

The junior assembly (Junior Infants to 2nd class) takes place immediately after drop-off in the morning. The senior assembly happens at 10 45 am. Assemblies generally last about an hour.

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30 May 2019 ~ Comments Off on Art Competition

Art Competition

This week, our hall was transformed into a pop-up art gallery, much to the delight of the children. The space is now home to hundreds of bright, thoughtful, intriguing and playful pieces and classes have been visiting each day to take it all in.

The works were created by children throughout the school over the past few weeks as part of our first annual art competition. The children explored a range of techniques and stimuli under the theme ‘Skerries’ and used imagination and enthusiasm to create many wonderful pieces of art.

We would like to congratulate and thank every child for their submission.

The competition has been kindly sponsored by the PTA and judging is currently ongoing. Prizes will be given out at our end of year assembly.

 

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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Some Arrangements for next term

Some Arrangements for next term

Dear Parents,

We have reached the end of term two and are all enjoying our last day. Thank you for all your support during the term. I need to inform you of some changes to our arrangements for next term.

Firstly, all schools must take a day of reflection and planning in connection with the revised Primary Language Curriculum during this school year. The Board of Management has considered this and has decided to schedule this day for Tuesday 4th June. As you might already be aware, school is closed the Friday and Monday of that weekend and so, for children, this will be an additional day when they don’t need to come to school. All staff will be at school participating in this professional development day.

Secondly, we are moving our final end of year assembly to Friday 14th June. At our next assembly, which will happen on 3rd May, medals for pupil of the 2nd term will be presented. Our June assembly will therefore include medals for pupil of the 3rd term and also plaques for pupil pf the year. It was felt that we needed  more time between both assemblies.

For now, I wish everybody a relaxing and enjoyable break. Happy Easter to all who celebrate this. We look forward to seeing everybody back after the holidays on Monday April 29th. 

Best wishes,

Tomás

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