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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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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on School Closure

School Closure

School is closed for the holidays for

2 weeks and re-opens

on Monday 29th April at 8.30am.

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08 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Spring Raffle

Spring Raffle

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28 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Traffic Management

Traffic Management

28 March 2019.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued co-operation regarding our traffic management strategies. It is only through your support and understanding that we can keep your children safe.

From today, we will close the gates at 8.40am, this is a permanent arrangement. We ask all parking permit holders to leave by 8.40 am each morning.  The gates will remain closed all day. The Board of Management are happy for parents to access the car park of the school to collect a sick child or drop off after an appointment. We ask that you open and close the gates when doing so.

There are signs on the gate with the school telephone number if you have mobility issues and need to gain access to the school. Please pass this information to anyone who collects your child and has a parking permit. We ask that you do not park in front of the closed gates at any time even if it is a quick drop off/pick up to or from the school.

Thank you.

 

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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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24 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on After School Clubs Spring 2019

After School Clubs Spring 2019

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please read carefully as the system has changed.

You must register for clubs online via the school website.

Registration will be open on Friday morning, 25th January and close at 9pm on Sunday 27th.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.

In the interest of fairness you may book each child on a maximum of two clubs. You may select 1st and 2nd preference for each club. As far as possible every child will be allocated one club of their choice before any child is allocated a second club.

Please take time to choose you child’s options carefully. All applications will be processed after booking closes. Applications received will be sorted randomly rather than on a first come first served basis, places will then be allocated automatically. This is fair to all parents and avoids the situation where parents feel under time pressure which results in errors in completing the application forms.

Please only choose a club that your child intends to take part in – it is not possible to have a second round of allocations so if your child is allocated a place and does not take it up some other child misses out.

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

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When:  Thursday 31st January

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

Time: 6-8pm

WHAT TO BRING

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  • Payment for the clubs allocated to your child as per the email received
  • If your child did not take part in clubs last term and did not take out the pupil protector insurance you will need to complete a form on payment night and pay €7.50

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

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

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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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14 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Peace Proms

Peace Proms

This week, our 4th class attended rehearsal for Peace Proms in the National Indoor Arena along with over 1000 other school children.

It was great for the children to meet and work with the wonderful conductor Greg Beardsley and they really enjoyed the day.  We are really looking forward to taking part in the Peace Proms concert on 3rd February in RDS and heard today that it is a sell out!!

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13 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Car Park Safety – Important Notice

Car Park Safety – Important Notice

13th December 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You may have noticed that staff members are standing at the gates. This is because, despite numerous emails and website updates, we still have an enormous problem with cars driving into the school during drop-off and at both collection times.

Yesterday morning, there was an incident involving a driver and two children which almost resulted in an accident. This is completely unacceptable. The safety of all of your children is paramount and we cannot allow this dangerous situation to continue. In addition to this, we would ask that staff members are treated with respect when doing this job.

Unless you have applied for (and received) a parking permit from our Board of Management, you cannot drive into the school for any reason, at any time during the day. From January 7th, the school gate will be locked at these times.

Please pass this information on to any grandparents or childminders that may be collecting your child from school.

Thank you,

Skerries E.T.N.S.

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10 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Driving/Parking in the school grounds

Driving/Parking in the school grounds

Dear Parents,

We are concerned at the level of unauthorised driving and parking inside the school ground.  For the safety of the children of the school please can we ask you not to drive into the school unless you have a permit.  We would appreciate if you could pass this information to anyone who collects your child from school eg. grandparents, minders, after school carers etc.

Permits are issued generally to parents who have a mobility issue or whose child has such an issue. To apply for a parking permit, applicants need to email [email protected] stating the reason for the request.  The Board of Management may issue a permit once they have considered the written/emailed request.

The designated drop-off areas at the front of the school and outside Seolta are for those with disabled access needs.   There is also an area outside Seolta for School Transport only.   

Parents collecting their sick child before the end of the school day are also allowed park in these drop-off zones.

Please do not park in the disabled car parking spaces at any time if you do not have a permit.  Please do not park in the School Transport zones at any time.

The staff car park is for staff use only unless you have been given a parking permit from the school.

Our traffic management plan was written with the health and safety of your children as the ultimate consideration.   This plan is available on our website. 

Parking outside the school grounds

There are parking areas close to the school: There is free parking in the Skerries Point shopping centre  or on the road outside the school on the school side of the road. 

We respectfully request the involvement of parents in partnership with us on this matter and thank you sincerely for your cooperation as we endeavour to keep the school grounds a safe place for your children. 

Jean Timmins , Deputy Principal, 

on behalf of the Board of Management

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