Congratulations and many thanks to Team St Francis who participated in the Blackrock Tidy Towns Raft Race on Sunday. The team won their heat to get through to the final, but just missed out on being placed in a very competitive race. Thank you to Mary Scanlon, Paul Scanlon, David Norton and Ken Norton for braving the cold water and representing St Francis NS so well. Also many thanks to.
Congratulations to Adela, Cora and Abbi in 6th class for being placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Blackrock Tidy Towns Poster/Slogan competition. Adela’s winning poster and slogan will be put up alongside the recycling area in the car park behind Centra. Thank you to Mace, Blackrock for sponsoring the prizes. Pictured is Marie McCallion, Schools Liaison Officer at Blackrock Tidy Towns, presenting their prizes to Abbi, Adela and.
This weekend marks the launch of National Bike Week in Ireland and we plan to celebrate with activities and fun on the theme of cycling. We encourage all pupils and their families to please get involved. Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year (the dates for this year are 9th-17th June) with bike themed.
We wish to remind parents that the school will be closed on Tuesday 19th June. This is due to a mandatory Child Protection Training Day which must take place before the end of the school year.
Huge Congratulations to Conor in 4th class who took part in the Coolest Projects Showcase 2018 with a Scratch project he created. The show was on Saturday in the RDS Simmonscourt, and he was the only one who entered from CoderDojo DKIT this year. His project was called “Bobby’s Space Adventure” and is an arcade game about a character called Bobby who is trying to get to the moon with.
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.
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.
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.