Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019

WOW!!! Today the volunteers from Team Hope came in to collect our Shoeboxes and our final tally was an amazing 230 Shoeboxes. These beautifully wrapped, generous gifts from the St Francis NS Community, will soon be making the long journey to Africa where they will be distributed to children far less fortunate than our own. The response of everyone to the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is always so touching and.

Spooky Walk 2019

 

Geraldines GFC Coaching

Pupils in 1st and 2nd Classes have had Gaelic coaching every Friday for the last 3 weeks from the fantastic coaches from the Geraldines GFC. Today the pupils did a “Spooky session” in their Halloween costumes, but didn’t quite manage to scare the coaches away! Coaching continues on Friday mornings for 1st and 2nd classes after the mid term break. Many thanks to the coaches of The Geraldines for giving.

Parent Homework Feedback Survey

We would like to ask all parents / guardians to please take a few minutes to fill in our Parent Homework Feedback Survey. Many thanks.

Christmas Annuals

Educate.ie’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 2019 Christmas Annuals. There are 5 annuals available, priced at just €2 each. Carnival – for Junior and Senior Infants Fairground – for 1st and 2nd Classes Parade – for 3rd and 4th Classes Festival – for 5th and 6th Classes Winter.

St Francis Day Assembly – 4th October 2019

This morning Fr Keenan conducted a short mass in school to pupils from 2nd-6th classes to celebrate St Francis Day. We then had a school assembly (one for 2nd-6th classes and a separate one for the Infant classes and First Class) to mark St Francis Day and to celebrate the achievements in September. The GOLDEN BOOT award went to 3rd Class. The GOLDEN BIN award went to Senior Infants B..

School Place Applications

Please can parents ensure they have the names down for all younger siblings, even newborns!  Application forms can be downloaded here If in doubt, please check with the school office. We are currently reviewing our application files and we have a very large number of applications for the next few years, with limited places available and we would hate to disappoint parents of siblings already attending St Francis. Letters will.

Parent’s Association AGM

The AGM of our Parent’s Association will now take place on Monday 21st October at 8pm in the school hall. Guest Speaker is Denise Wogan on the subject of Healthy Lunchboxes. All welcome!

Geraldines GFC Mighty Marquee Weekend

St Francis NS is delighted to be supporting the Geraldines GFC Mighty Marquee Weekend on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September, which promises to be a fabulous weekend of entertainment for our community, with Geraldines does Strictly Come Dancing on the Friday night and Geraldines does the Oscars on Saturday night. This is the main annual fundraiser for the Geraldines GFC and much of the money raised will go towards.

Welcome to the New School Year

Tomorrow marks the first day of the new school year and we say a special welcome to the 54 new Junior Infant pupils, and to the ten other pupils starting their school life at St Francis NS this year. All new pupils are invited to enter via the main entrance.  Parents of new Junior Infants may escort their children to the classroom.  All other new pupils will be greeted by.

After School Yoga – starting 9th September

We are pleased to announce that Family Wellness by Ciara will be starting up Children’s Yoga classes after school on Mondays, commencing Monday 9th September. There will be classes for infants from 1.40-2.40pm and for 1st-6th classes from 2.40-3.40pm. For more information and for bookings, please call or text Ciara on 087 9600475

After School Brickx Club – starting September 10th 2019

We are delighted to confirm that Clodagh Carthy will resume After School Brickx Club next year on Tuesdays in the school hall. The new term will commence on Tuesday 10th September and will be €35 per child for the 7 week block until the end of October (mid term break). All enquiries and bookings to Clodagh on 086 154 6940

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