School Assembly last Friday

There were lots of special mentions and awards in our Assembly on Friday. Firstly congratulations to Roísín and Aimee for their success in the Ulster Irish Dancing Championships 2015 in Letterkenny last month. The winners of the art competitions were congratulated: • Taste of Louth/Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland – Wendy from 1st Class • Blackrock & Haggardstown Christmas Art Competition – Irelin, Fallon and Kate (Age 4-6), Connor, Mia.

Credit Union Art Competition Winners

Congratulations to Emilia, Charlotte and Santina (all from Mrs Clinton’s 3rd Class) for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Credit Union “Happiness” Art Competition. We are very proud of you 🙂 Pictured receiving their prizes from Melanie of BHK Credit Union and Principal, Oreena Lawless. Pictured (below) with Class teacher, Mrs Clinton.

Friday Night at the (Christmas) Movies

Launch of New Anti-Bullying Website

As part of the implementation of the Government’s Action Plan on Bullying, the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today launched the national anti-bullying website, available here. The tacklebullying.ie website, which was developed by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University, provides information, support and advice for students, teachers and parents on how to recognise and deal with bullying behaviour and allows teenagers.

Choir Practice Changed

Due to the Parent/Teacher meetings this Wednesday 25th November, please note that Wednesday’s after school choir practice has been moved to Thursday for this week only. Many thanks to all choir members (and their families!) who turned out last Sunday for Mass and for Carol singing at the Crowne Plaza craft fair.

Parent / Teacher Meetings

Please note that the school will close at 12 midday this Wednesday for the parent/teacher meetings. Parents are asked to please collect their children promptly. There will be no after school Fitkids on Wednesday. Parents should by now have received their times for the meetings. If you are unable to make your appointment please call Brigitte or Emma in the office to re-arrange your time/date. Many thanks 🙂

Blood Donor Clinic @ St Francis NS, Weds 2nd December

Please spread the word 🙂

Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes

Many thanks to everyone who so generously supported the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. A huge 123 wrapped and filled shoeboxes were collected from St Francis this morning!!! This year, shoe boxes from Ireland will go to street children, orphans, children in hospital, poor families, victims of war or other needy situations in countries in Africa and Eastern Europe.

Team Hope

Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your Christmas Shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. TEAM HOPE is an Irish, interdenominational Christian development aid charity working with children, and through them, their families and communities in Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa. Best known for their annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal, they also help children all year round through a variety of community development projects. Team Hope.

Give Blood @ St Francis NS, Blackrock

We are thrilled that the Irish Blood Transfusion Service approached us to see if St Francis NS would be the venue for their Blackrock blood donor clinics. First clinic on Wednesday 2nd December, 4.30-8.00pm. Please spread the word. For more information click here

School Quiz Team

Best of luck to our school quiz team, who have their first quiz of the year at Knockbridge NS this afternoon.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

We are once again supporting the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Leaflets have been sent home with every pupils and the crew from Team Hope have been in to talk to all the classes about the Shoebox Appeal. Should you require more information click on the link here The video of the children opening their shoeboxes is particularly humbling. More leaflets and a small supply of empty shoeboxes are available.

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