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.
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.
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
Best of luck to our school quiz team, who have their first quiz of the year at Knockbridge NS this afternoon.
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.
Congratulations to Mrs Savage’s Senior Infants Class for winning the Golden Bin Award for the best recycling and most tidy classroom in October.
Congratulations to Miss Lundy’s Class for winning the Golden Boot Award to traveling to school in October
Parents BOM Please click on the blue link above to read a letter for all parents regarding the formation of our new Board of Management and the meeting on Tuesday 17th November to select two Parent Nominees (one mother and one father) to the new board.
There will be a PA meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th November in school – all parents welcome!
Please note this has been changed from Monday to Tuesday!
Can you spare 30 minutes one or two mornings a week? We are very grateful to any parents who are able to help out with reading. Notes were sent home this week and we will be in touch with all who have returned them to the office. Please note that Garda vetting is a standard school requirement and the relevant forms will be given to you to complete.
St Francis NS Newsletter Sept 2015