Congratulations to Daíthí in 4th Class for winning the VIP Family ticket to the Brickx Fest at Tayto Park this weekend. Clodagh and her team at the Brickx Club read through all the entries (over 150!) last night and were overwhelmed by the wonderful slogans and sentences. They eventually agreed on a winner and Clodagh came in to school today to present Daíthí with his prize. He is pictured above.
The Brickx Fest takes place at Tayto Park on 27/28 January 2018 and we are fortunate enough to have been given a Family Ticket to Give Away to one lucky family from St Francis NS. The Brickx Fest is truly a fun family day out – for lego enthusiasts and for absolute beginners. Amazing Lego™ displays and meetings with master builders Displays from competition entrants to find the best Lego™.
With Facebook, the Komeer text app and the school website, we have moved away from issuing so many newsletters. However, there are several items we need to bring to the attention of parents, upcoming events and changes to the school calendar. Please therefore take the time to read our newsletter. Click here to download a copy of the St Francis NS Newsletter Jan 2018 Thank you.
We hope to distribute a newsletter before the end of the week, but I’ve listed here all the school closures between now and the end of the year as several parents have been enquiring about dates for holidays. Please note these are subject to change. As regards the start date of the new school year in August we should be in a position to confirm this in the next few.
We are delighted to have been awarded the STAR WEBSITE award from Scoilnet, the Department of Education and Skills official portal for Irish education. The Star site badge is now proudly displayed on our website. Huge thanks to the wonderful Jason McGee (parent and website guru) for his support in running the website and to all the staff who keep the site regularly updated. Click here for the full review.
During Catholic Schools week this year, Grandparents’ Day is on the Wednesday, January 31st. Many schools chose this time to invite Grandparents into school to share their stories and their faith. We have chosen the Friday of that week, Friday 2nd February, to make Grandparents’ Day. Every child in school has been given a copy of the invitation pictured above to present to a grandparent, inviting them to come in.
Melanie O’Neill from BHK Credit Union arrived to our school to present the three winners from St Francis NS in the recent Art competition their prizes. Congratulations to Megan, Rose and John and well done to everybody who submitted an entry. Thank you to our local Credit Union for their ongoing support of the schools in our parish.