EcoTribes 2018 Invitation

National Walk to School Week

Let’s put our best feet forward for National Walk to School Week! This week, consider leaving the car at home, or parked away from the school to allow children walk. Good exercise, good for the environment, good news all round!!! Join us on Wednesday for National Walk to School Day!! Pupils who walk to school are welcome to dress up to mark the occasion.

Ice Cream Day for World Autism Month

School Start Date 2018/19

Our autumn term 2018/2019 starts on Thursday 30th August 2018. The full school calendar for next year will be published in the next few days.

School Tours 2018

Provisional bookings have been made for school tours for all classes as follows: Junior and Senior Infants: Friday 1st June, Newgrange Farm 1st and 2nd Classes: Friday 8th June, W5 Belfast 3rd and 5th Classes: Tuesday 26th June, Zippit, Tibradden, Dublin 16 4th Class: Thursday 31st May, Bloom 2018, Dublin 6th Class: Friday 8th June, Carlingford Adventure Centre and evening BBQ Full details of the tours will be sent home.

Write-A-Poem Competition Winners

Congratulations to the four winners from St Francis in the Write-A-Poem competition, organised by Navan Education Centre. Conor from 3rd class, Ruby from 4th class, Rosa from 5th class and Adela from 6th class The children and their parents are invited to Navan Education Centre next month where they will be presented with certificates and a copy of the published poetry book. Huge congratulations to the children on their achievement.

Rugby Congratulations

Congratulations to Shane in 4th class and Byron in 5th class who recently represented Dundalk Rugby Club on an International Tour of Milan!

School Closed Monday 16th April

As already advised, the school will be closed all day on Monday 16th April for a mandatory Teachers Training.

County Louth Agricultural Show

County Louth Agricultural Show is on Sunday 10th June at Bellurgan Park. It is always great day out for families, with lots of free bouncy castles and picnic areas and we are encouraging parents to put the date in their diaries as it is for the community and without the community there would be no show. There are a wide range of competitions for adults and particularly for children including:.

Internet Safety – Thursday 22nd March

Next Thursday in school we have a speaker coming in to talk to all pupils from 1st to 6th classes about Internet Safety. Pupils will be split up in to age appropriate groups for the talks, which promise to be fun, interactive and designed in such a way that having engaged the children they will learn of the importance of their Digital Footprint and their Personal Information. The presentations will.

National SOW (Scoot to School)

Thank you to all pupils (and parents) who braved the elements and scooted to school yesterday for National SOW Day.   Special mention to the Mc Cann boys (pictured below), twins from 1st and from 4th class who all scooted with their mum running alongside them to keep up!  As a committed Green School we like to show our support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils to scoot (or cycle,.

SCHOOL CLOSURE – RED WEATHER WARNING

Following the advice of the Minister for Education & Skills and Met Eireann, St Francis National School will remain closed on Thursday and Friday and will re-open on Monday 5th March. World Book Day will be marked in school on Tuesday 6th January. The Book Fair will be open for one final day on Monday 5th March. Stay safe everyone!

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