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,.
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!
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.