Just to remind parents that next Monday, 24th May, school will finish early for the termly Curriculum Planning Meeting, as per the school calendar. Due to the building work and congestion at the school gates we are going to stagger the pick up times as follows: 1. All siblings will leave at 11.30am. Older pupils will collect their younger siblings from the classrooms to escort them out of the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdditionalNeedsStartingPrimary