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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Remaining Parent Assemblies

Remaining Parent Assemblies

Dear Parents,

Here are the dates for the Parent Assemblies for the rest of the year.

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.

Friday May 3rd

Friday June 14th

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12 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly

Parent Assembly

Just a reminder the Parents assembly is on Friday 15th of March. 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.

School is closed on Monday 18th March and re-opens at 8.30am on Tuesday 19th March.

Regards,

Tomás.

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27 February 2019 ~ Comments Off on Literacy Week

Literacy Week

WOW –  What a Wonderful Literacy Week in Skerries Educate Together

Literacy week was a huge success in Skerries Educate Together.   The aim of literacy week is to bring the pleasure of books and story to our children.

One of the big events of Literacy week is our Author visits.  Every class had creative writing workshops with the authors and this was an inspirational and engaging experience for our children.   Authors Jane Landy, Megan Wynne, Tony Curtis, Olive Mooney, Catherine Ann Cullen all brought the magic of creativity to our school.

We also had children from 5th and 6th class reading a thought-provoking or inspirational piece from a book every day over the intercom.  This was followed immediately by DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) The whole school taking part in DEAR time at the same time every day is a lovely thought.  We also had buddy read time where 2 classes of different levels came together, sometimes in our lovely library, sometimes in a classroom, and read books together.

Another very popular event supported by the Parents is the Creative Writing competition.  Every child in the school gets to write their own story in school and the parents have the extremely difficult task of selecting a winner for the WOW AWARD.  WOW stands for Words of Wonder and every piece that we received confirms that that is a very appropriate name.  The children were very proud of their lovely stories and reminded us adults once again how much can be achieved by children when encouraged to explore, experiment and imagine.  Their creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box was overwhelming.  We are delighted that parents get involved in this, particularly as it is part of our curriculum and the home school connection for such an event is always welcome.

Literacy week culminated in a fun creative dress assembly with parents.   The winners of the creative writing competition were presented with the WOW awards at this great event

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11 February 2019 ~ Comments Off on Cake Sale

Cake Sale

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14 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on PTA Pub Quiz

PTA Pub Quiz

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09 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on Parent Assembly

Parent Assembly

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder the Parents assembly is on Friday 11th of January.

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.

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17 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Over the last few weeks there has been a touch of magic in the air as many classes prepared for Winter performances. Congratulations children, teachers and SNAs for all the hard work.

The sound of music in the school and the happy smiles have brightened the dark Winter days.

Reminder: School finishes at 11.40am on Friday 21st of December.

There is no school lunch delivery that day.

School re-opens on Monday 7th of January at 8.30am.

We would like to wish you very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

 

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07 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on How To Catch a Star

How To Catch a Star

‘Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure’

This week, 1st Class visited The Ark to see a non-verbal, puppet version of the much loved book How to Catch a Star by Irish author Oliver Jeffers. As well as the show, the children visited Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Gardens and, highlight of the day for many, the port tunnel!

The children were so well behaved and did our school proud.

 

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26 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

INNER CITY HELPING HOMELESS
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL

Collection at Educate Together @ 8.30am, 1.10pm & 2.10pm Dec 7TH

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our recently elected Student Council met recently to discuss a number of important school related topics. As always, one item of discussion was deciding on a charity to support this year. It was decided that this month we will once again hold a shoebox appeal in support of Inner City Helping Homeless charity. Last years appeal was a massive success for a vital cause.

  • There were officially 9,698 people homeless including 3,829 children in Sept 2018 across Ireland and this number increases every day.   More than one in three people in emergency accommodation is a child. However, this number does not include ‘hidden homelessness’ which refers to people who are living in squats, cars, refuges and people sleeping on the street.It is estimated that the true homeless figure is over 11,000 in Ireland.
  • Inner City Helping Homeless engage with approximately 150 people sleeping on the streets of Dublin every evening.

If you wish to support this charity, please see the details below.

Thank you

Wrap a Shoebox allowing it to open, Label it Male or Female and add any of the items below:

  • Socks (white are preferable)
  • Underwear
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Wipes
  • Roll on Deodorant (No Aerosols)
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Chocolate
  • Xmas card with message

** if you are making up a box for a child please Label it with Age & Boy or Girl

 

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21 November 2018 ~ Comments Off on Guest Poet

Guest Poet

During Literacy Week, we will be inviting a number of writers, poets and illustrators into our school. This week, while not technically being Literacy Week, our 1st and 6th Class had their workshop with Irish Poet, Tony Curtis.

Tony engaged the children in reading, song and movement, giving them a broad experience in poetry and music.

We were delighted to welcome Tony to our school and hope that the children enjoyed the visit!

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