World Book Day 2021

Tomorrow, March 4th, is World Book Day. Unlike previous years, we will not be marking it with a dress up as your favourite book character day and we will not have the Scholastic Book Fair in school. Each class teacher will instead mark it in a small way with their class, and we have book tokens to give out to all pupils. We shall hold a postponed World Book Day.

Photography Open Call

A Day in Dundalk Photography Open Call from An Táin Arts Centre! 📷 Friday 19th February | In association with The Argus newspaper We are inviting your primary school to join us by encouraging your students and teachers to take a photo, which captures their life in lockdown on 19th February, to be included in this photographic exhibition. Whether you’re working from home, homeschooling the kids, enjoying the countryside, walking.

Remote Learning With Seesaw

We are using Seesaw at St Francis NS this year as a communication tool between parents and teachers, and to assign homework due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seesaw is a digital portfolio system that allows students to engage in learning activities and share their work with their teacher. The communication tools allow families to comment on pupils work and receive progress updates from teachers. Below are some helpful guides and.

St Francis NS (virtual) Christmas Concert 2020

Re-Cycled Christmas Tree Decoration Winners

The entries for our re-cycled Christmas tree decoration just get more imaginative and creative every year. There were some very simple creations from 100% recycled materials, and some more elaborate structures with lights and bells – all of which look just amazing on our Christmas trees in school. Mrs Lawless had such a tough time selecting a winner for each class that she actually took photos and videos of all.

“Go Raibh Maith Agat” – a Day for thanks and appreciation!

December 11th is a day for saying ‘ Go Raibh Maith Agaibh’ or ‘ Thank You ‘ to everyone in our school communities – Principals, Deputy Principals, Teachers, SNAs, secretaries, caretakers, bus escorts and drivers, lollipop people, catering staff, care assistants ,Boards of Management,and Parents Associations for keeping our schools open during this dreadful Coronavirus pandemic. A very special GRMA to all pupils who have worked with us and gone.

Rock Salt Christmas Cup Competition

Local Cafe, RockSalt held a “Design a Christmas Coffee Cup” competition with the pupils of St Francis National School. The winning design has been printed on all their disposable coffee cups supplied during the festive season. The logo design was won by 6th class pupil, Maciek Dobros, and the Christmas artwork for the cup was won by 5th class pupil, Anna Cosgrove. Owner of RockSalt, Daniel McLoughlin, visited St Francis.

National Parents Council Primary presents the next in our “Lets Talk” series of webinars

On Wednesday the 9th of December at 8pm there will be a FREE online talk hosted by the National Parents Council with Laura Berry, a Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO) with the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) discussing how to support your child’s additional needs when starting primary school. All parents welcome! Please click here to register to attend the webinar

Louth Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter

We are pleased to to share with you Edition 1 of the New Louth Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter. This is a new quarterly publication for parents from the Louth Child and Family Support Newtork. In Edition 1 you will find information on some of the services available to children, young people and families across Louth, as well as information on the Louth Meath Child and Family Support Networks.

Pyjama Day – Friday 27th November

Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

  It’s that time of year again!! We officially launch our Annual Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition. Consider: No glass (unless sea glass found on a beach) It must be “hangable from a tree” ie. not too large It must be made from recycled materials It must be made at home by the pupil Family entries are allowed Deadline – Any time up until Dec. 4th. We have some bare trees.

Christmas Annuals’s Merry and Magical Christmas Annuals are now available. Jam packed with stories, puzzles, features and crafts. Order forms went home with all pupils last week for the 2020 Christmas Annuals. There are SIX annuals available, priced at just €3 each. Carnival – for Junior and Senior Infants Winterland – for Junior and Senior infants Fairground – for 1st and 2nd Classes Wonderland – for 1st and 2nd Classes Parade.

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