For the benefit of parents new to the school, the Liberty re-cycling started as a fundraising initiative from our PA and has now become a regular school event, every 2-3 months. The green plastic bags can be collected from outside the office (and the date of the next collection is on them). They can be filled with your unwanted clothing, bedding, shoes, curtains, towels and linens. If you need additional.
April is Autism Awareness month and we will be holding a dress up in blue day on Friday 22nd April to raise awareness of Autism in our school community. In the school re-cycling area we have a collection box for old mobile phones. We collect used mobile phones and exchange them for great technology gifts for the school, while also helping Irish Autism Action raise much needed funds to assist.
As advised in our March newsletter, our Green Schools Committee has organised a Re-Cycle A Bicycle event and full detals have been sent home to every parent. Here is how it works ……. Problem Do you have any unused, unloved children’s or adults’ bikes in a garden shed or garage? Perhaps some have been outgrown, others forgotten about? Are they in reasonable, useable condition? Solution Please help us to make.
The latest initiative from our Green Schools Committee is a Toy Swap Shop in school later this month. Here’s How it Works! This event will work on a ticket system. Bring in your used or unwanted Toys and we will allocate tickets corresponding to their approximate value. (Suggest a value if you like). Check in will be between 9am-10am on Mon 18th, Tues 19th, Weds 20th and Thurs 21st April..
The Liberty Clothing Collection was a fundraising initiative of our Parent’s Association in 2015 and it was so successful that we have made it a regular event with regular clothing collections throughout the school year. Liberty Recycling organises collections of unwanted clothing through schools around the country in return for a contribution to school funds. The scheme fits perfectly with our environmental awareness programme, particularly as we are such an active Green.
On Friday morning we had our school assembly to acknowledge all the achievements and awards at St Francis NS over the last month. Firstly, we wished good luck to the St Francis debating team who represented the school on Monday at Realt na Mara and thank you to Miss Reynolds for preparing the team. Congratulations to Solai in 2nd Class for her success in the “Hour of Code” computer science course..
WOW! Congratulations to everyone who made a re-cycled Christmas tree decoration for our school tree. The entries were amazing with so much thought and work going in to every one of them. Mrs Lawless said it was the toughest decision to select the winners and had a panel of “experts” from the senior classes to help! Overall winner The Connolly Family for their recycled St Francis calendar star, which is.