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24 October 2014 ~ Comments Off on Library Opening Week

Library Opening Week

By Emilia Zajac and Keith Hogan

 

Our school, Skerries Educate Together, had a week of fun events to celebrate the opening of its new school library.

On Monday the illustrator and author Ale Mercado taught second and fourth class how to draw Pablo, a character from one of his books. The children had the chance to depict Pablo as a cat, a dog, a superhero or anything else they could think of. Ale gave out a simple template of four panels so the children could create a short comic and the children drew comics about Pablo eating his breakfast.

On Tuesday moring we had the official opening of the library. The opening was filmed and a live stream was broadcast to each of the classrooms so all the children in the school could watch. The school choir sang ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams while Joanne played the keyboard. The Student Council (Nova, Jessica, Brandon, Caelan, Kate, Finn and Sean.) read out a poem by Dr. Seuss called ‘I can read with my eyes shut’. Tomás, our principal, then spoke and mentioned how much detail and hard work was put into the opening of the library.  Then it was time for Finn and Jessica to cut the yellow ribbon and officially open our brand new library.  After, we asked Tomás why he thought the library was so important to the school, he said “it’s very important to foster a love of reading in children”.

Later that day, Lauren’s, Louise’s and Niamh’s classes had a fun lesson on drawing different types of creative monsters with the author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey. She called it ‘Monster Doodling’. There were four large sheets of paper spread across the P.E hall. The children used their imaginations to come up with the best monsters they could. Some monsters were happy and some were angry but they all looked amazing.

On Thursday, Joe O’Brien came into Alison’s and Dara’s classes to teach them how to ‘Cook a book’. He told the class you need ingredients like an enjoyable plot, interesting characters, a fast pace, a good title and moments of drama, danger and humour. After that, he read one of his stories to the class called ‘Beyond the cherry tree’. He also showed them how to plan a story and afterwards they had to write a short story using all of the above ingredients.

On the same day, Colm Keegan a poet and spoken-word artist came into Conor’s and Cian’s classes. He told us (in Cian’s class) that when you’re a poet or a writer everything becomes interesting and the smallest things can create a great poem. He got us to write a poem about something we loved or hated or about a precious memory we wanted to share. When we had done some writing we read out our poems and Colm pointed out all the best things about our writing. On Friday, to finish off our library opening week, all the children in the school were given a free book and a bookmark.

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01 September 2014 ~ Comments Off on Free School Lunch Scheme – Senior Infants -6th Class

Free School Lunch Scheme – Senior Infants -6th Class

Dear Parents,

The lunch menu has not changed this year, therefore your child’s lunch will continue with the choices they had last year. If your child has received lunch this week and had cancelled the lunch before the holidays and does not want to partake in this scheme, please contact Sharon in the office as soon as possible. Thank you.

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04 June 2014 ~ Comments Off on

            CHARITY NO CHY 19272

 

FRIENDS OF AUTISM & ADHD

ARE HOLDING AN INFORMATION EVENING ON

10TH JUNE 2014

IN BRACKEN COURT HOTEL

FROM 6:30PM – 8:30PM

                                   

 

 

     Dr. Ann Prosser

Psy.D.

Licensed Certified Clinical Psychologist

WHO WILL DISCUSS

‘RED FLAGS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS’

 

Please contact Bernie Hagan, Administrator or Katherine Moreland, Advocacy Worker on (01) 8020484 or at [email protected] or [email protected] to register your attendance or if you require further information.

EVERYONE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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22 May 2014 ~ Comments Off on FRIENDS OF AUTISM & ADHD

FRIENDS OF AUTISM & ADHD

FRIENDS OF AUTISM & ADHD

ARE HOLDING AN INFORMATION EVENING ON

10TH JUNE 2014

IN BRACKEN COURT HOTEL

                                   FROM 6:30PM – 8.30pm                     

     Dr. Ann Prosser

Psy.D.

Licensed Certified Clinical Psychologist

WHO WILL DISCUSS

‘RED FLAGS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS’ 

Please contact Bernie Hagan, Administrator or Katherine Moreland, Advocacy Worker on (01) 8020484 or at [email protected] or [email protected] to register your attendance or if you require further information.

EVERYONE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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10 April 2014 ~ Comments Off on School Holidays

School Holidays

Reminder to all that school closes at 11.40am for two weeks  so there will be no school lunch Friday 11th of April, 2014 . School re-opens on Monday 28th April at 8.30am.  Have a nice Break everyone!

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18 March 2014 ~ Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Float

St. Patrick’s Day Float

Well done to all our Parents and pupils for making such a fantastic float

for the  St. Patrick’s Day Parade and for such a great turnout.  Skerries Educate Together float was greatly admired  and envied by many!

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25 February 2014 ~ Comments Off on Parent Plus Early Years Programme

Parent Plus Early Years Programme

            Parent with confidence, less stress and greater satisfaction

The Parent Plus Early Years Programme is a seven week course for parents of preschoolers and young children. Learn proven ways to

  • Help your child communicate and learn in play
  • Creatively help your child learn and reach their full potential
  • Manage difficult behaviour such as tantrums or being aggressive.
  • Develop good relationship with your children and to enjoy being his/her parent

 

Week 1 Introduction/Tuning into Children Pressing the Pause Button
Week 2 Child Centred Communication and PlayTeaching Children How to Behave Well
Week 3 Encouraging and Supporting ChildrenThe Power of Attention
Week 4 Establishing Routines using Rewards & Picture ChartsGaining Cooperation from Children
Week 5 Helping Children Learn through Play and Reading Dealing with Misbehaviour using Consequences
Week 6 Using  booksDiscipline and prevention plans
Week 7 Creative Play ActivitiesParents Caring for Themselves

 Course Dates:    Starts Wednesday March 5th at 10:00am-12:30pm and runs for 7 weeks

Course Venue: Baldoyle Resource Centre

Course Facilitator: Katherine Moreland and Helena Heffernan

Contact No: 01 8020484

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14 February 2014 ~ Comments Off on Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship

FREE COURSE FOR PARENTS.

VOTER EDUCATION AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

Did you know? 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN IRISH CITZEN TO VOTE IN THE COMING LOCAL ELECTIONS.

This course will explore the following topics:

  • OUR VOICES – OUR VOTE: Looks at why people should vote and how to register and vote in elections.
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: Looks at the role of local government, its rationale and the process of local elections.
  • EUROPEAN UNION ELECTIONS: Provides information on the European Union, its treaties, and how Ireland is governed as a member of the European Union.
  • ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: What does Active Citizenship mean? Explore Local, National and global issues; and considers ways of taking an informed stance on the issues facing individuals and communities today.
  • CANDIDATES: Outlines a process for evaluating election manifestos in the light of a more just society and presents an approach to choosing candidates on an informed basis.

DATE:                        Beginning Tuesday, March 4th. Every Tuesday for 8 weeks.
TIME:                        9.30 – 11.30

LOCATION:             Skerries ETNS.

TO REGISTER:          Please contact Sarah on 0872673416 or leave your name with Sharon in the office.

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17 December 2013 ~ Comments Off on Safety at school.

Safety at school.

Parents, teachers and the Board of Management are working closely together to ensure our school is safe for all children. One area of concern to us all is safety with cars and children coming and going to school. A traffic plan is almost complete and we hope to communicate this to you in the new year. For the moment we need to remind parents that parking within the school grounds is not allowed. This is for safety reasons only. It is in operation from 8.15 am until 9 15 am and later from 12.50pm until 2.45 pm. If there is a problem with mobility for a child or parent then an exception can be made for this. Parents would need to apply for a special parking permit at the school office. Parents are encouraged to use the carpark at Skerries Point – the shopping centre across the road from our school.

We will communicate more about safety with children coming and going to school in the new year. Let’s all work together and avoid any dangerous accidents. Thank you for your attention.

Tomás

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03 December 2013 ~ Comments Off on Educate Together- Deal Effect

Educate Together- Deal Effect

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