OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
As we look forward to our mid-term break, we look back over what has been a very busy month!
Annual Diocesan Schools Service
Representatives from 6th Class will attend the Annual Diocesan Schools Service in Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday 17th Oct.
Tree Day Well done to 3rd Class who had a trip to The Phoenix Park on 30th Sep with Éanna Ní Lamhna and representatives from The Tree Council to celebrate National Tree Day. The event was filmed and featured in RTE News 2Day TV programme where 3rd class proved to be very knowledgeable.
The Knitting Group begins on Monday 21st October. They will produce craft items for the Parish Winter Fair on the 16th Nov. Many thanks to our team of helpers and extra volunteers always welcome. Look out for our handmade decorations at the craft stall of the parish fair.
Fingal Athletics took place on Tuesday 24th Sep for pupils, from 3rd–6th classes in Porterstown.
The next event will take place on Tuesday 22nd Oct.
Cross Country Training continues for 3rd-6th Classes on Tuesday afternoons in the Phoenix Park after school.
Cricket & GAA Cricket takes place every Monday this term with Brian and GAA is on Friday for 3rd-6th Classes.
Head Lice This is a recurring problem at present. Please could all parents check their children’s hair regularly and treat accordingly. These pests require everyone to be vigilant.
Cycle Safety An 8 week cycle safety course will commence for 6th Class pupils on 5th November.
Money Matters: Thank you to everyone who has paid their Book Rental and Stationary money already. May I remind any parents who have not paid their Fees (Juniors/Seniors €70 and 1st-6th €60) to do so as soon as possible. Receipts have been issued to all who paid. If you are unsure if you have yet paid please contact Elaine in the office to confirm (Tel 01-8202611).
Kids Marathon 5th and 6th Class will complete their final mile of their marathon in Santry on Wednesday 13th November.
Goal Jersey Day took place on Friday 11th October. Thank you for your contribution of €2 for our Goal Collection. 6th Class will attend a Goal Workshop on 24th October.
Community Garda Our Community Garda will visit the school on Monday 21st Oct. He will speak to 5th and 6th about Halloween and safety.
Supervision Please remind all pupils that climbing on fences/gates & cycle racks is strictly forbidden. Please be respectful of St Brigid’s school and do not enter their yard or ours before1pm and 2pm at pick-up time.
Coats May I remind all pupils to wear/bring coats to school as the weather is quite inclement and please make sure they are clearly named.
Garda Vetting Would any parents who might have free time consider applying for Garda Vetting through the school? This would be a great help as we often find it difficult to send enough adults to supervise sporting fixtures or trips. Contact the office for more information.
Halloween The Parents Association will be providing treats and for our Halloween Fancy Dress Competition on Friday 25th Oct. All pupils are asked to dress up. No scary costumes please! Senior pupils (5th and 6th) have been asked to keep to an ‘Active’ theme. This is to ‘tie-in’ with our ‘Active flag’ which we hope to achieve this year.
Mid Term Break! School will be closed from Friday 25th October at normal closure times and will re-open on Monday 4th November. Buses will run as normal on that day.
Parent/Teacher Meetings for Senior Infants to Sixth Class will take place on Tue 19th and Wed 20th November. Details to follow.
Board of Management Elections A new Board of Management must be formed commencing in December. Two parent representatives are required to sit on the Board for the new 4 year term. Details will be sent to all families shortly. Many thanks to the current BOM for all their hard work. It is much appreciated.
300th Anniversary Committee Our School will celebrate 300 years of education in Castleknock in 2020 and we hope to run a number of events to mark the occasion. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to sit on the Anniversary Committee, please let us know.
Shoeboxes We fill shoeboxes for distribution to children in need across the world. This is a very worthwhile initiative. Details will be sent home before mid-term break.
Carol Service Will take place on Sunday 15th December.