Green Schools Newsletter: May 2015

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First Holy Communion 2015

God Bless our 2nd Class pupils who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday. We hope you all enjoyed your very special day. Many people were involved in preparing for the Communion and we extend a huge thank you to Father Padraig Keenan PP, class teacher, Mrs Donaghy and the individual parents for preparing the pupils, to our school choir, coached by Mrs Lawless and Miss Reynolds, for their beautiful.

Graduation 2015

St Francis NS will hold the first ever Graduation Mass for our departing 6th class pupils on Wednesday 24th June at 7.30pm in the school hall. The class of 2007 has the very first pupils to enrol at St Francis NS, so it will be a very special evening for the whole school community: the pupils, their parents, the staff and friends of the school. More details to follow.

School Tours 2015

Junior and Senior Infants are going to Newgrange Farm on Firday 12th June (cost €17). 1st-4th Class are going to W5 Belfast on Wednesday 10th June (cost €20) and 5th & 6th Class are going on an ovenight activity trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre (cost €75). Thank you to all parents who have returned permission slips. If you have not already returned one, please can you get them in to.

No Uniform Day – Thursday 28th May

We shall be holding a No Uniform Day on Thursday 28th May. Pupils may come in in normal clothes or fancy dress. We are asking for a donation of €2 per pupil. All proceeds will go to the Crosscause Romanian Orphanage to assist with their summer camps. Thank you for your support and co-operation.

REMINDER – School Closed Today – Friday 22nd May

The school is closed today for a Staff Planning Day. There will be no after-school tennis with Gus. Footprints pre-school is open as usual.

Basketball League

Congratulations to both our girls and boys basketball teams for winning their matches today against the CBS. The girls won 24-0 and they boys 12-2. These were the last matches in the Cispheile nDun Dealgan School league and rounded off an excellent year for our basketball teams. Many thanks to Coaches Gary and Del for all their work with the teams, and to class teacher Miss Lundy and SNA Sarah.

PA Meeting – Wednesday 20th May

Reminder: There is a PA meeting tonight at 8pm in school. All welcome.

Helicopter Visit!

There was great excitement in school today when the Irish Coastguard came for a return visit, following their water safety talk in school 2 weeks ago. But this time, they brought the search and rescue helicopter with them! Our friends at Blackrock Park kindly gave permission for it to land there, and the whole school went to the park to watch it land. Each class had the opportunity to go.

Tennis Cancelled on Friday

Due to the school closure this Friday, 22md May, there will be no tennis camp with Coach Gus.

Uniform Swap Shop

Come join us on 18th June to “RE-UNIFORM”! Drop off any donations of uniform to the school office any time between now and 18th June.

School Closure – Friday 22nd May

Please note that we shall be closed on Friday 22nd May (Election Day) for staff planning meeting.

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