St. Anne’s School Community Newsletter
Welcome everybody to the March 2014 edition of the school community newsletter.
There will be a staff meeting next Tuesday 25th March. The school will close for all students at 2 p.m. Please ensure to collect your child on time as there is no supervision available in the school.
The AGM for the Parents Association was held recently in the school. The following were elected as officers:
Betty Holmes Chairperson Laura McDonagh Vice Chairperson
Ela Barron Secretary Debbie Smith Vice Secretary
Celine Hayes Treasurer Cliodhna Devlin Vice Treasurer
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended the meeting and particularly to those who formed the new committee.
ST ANNE’S FASHION SHOW 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Fashion Show raised €4,067.25. This money will be put towards the new soft surface playground for the children. We had a great night that was enjoyed by everyone. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the organisers who put a tremendous effort in to making this night such a success.
The cake sale raised €670 this year, we would like to thank the Parents Association for organising this and also you the parents for supporting this initiative for the school.
Ms Tobin’s Senior Infants have qualified for the All Ireland finals with “An Greasaí Bróg and na Leipreacháin” (The Elves & The Shoemaker) in Mullingar in early April. The qualified through the first two rounds in recent weeks. We would like to wish them the very best of luck in the Finals.
The U13 boys and girls qualified for the OHB finals next Thursday 27th March in Claremont Stadium. The U11’s will also take part in their qualification round on the same day.
We are setting up a student council in the school in conjunction with some of the students. We will keep you posted with developments.
Our annual “Ceílí Mór” was a great success last weekend ahead of St. Patricks weekend. All of the children performed a wide variety of song and dance in the school hall for us all to enjoy.
On the day we put in all the cards from the sponsored walk into a box and drew out 3 names for prize giving to thank the children for working so hard to raise money for the school. The winners were Karina Hughes, Rahaf Sadig and Cian Murphy who all won a voucher for Smyth’s Toy Store.
For the last 16 school days we participated in a project called “Food Dudes”. The purpose of the project was to introduce and encourage the eating of a variety of fruit and vegetables to the children in the school. Every day the children would get samples of a fruit and vegetable to eat and the food types were repeated over the course of the 16 days to develop the taste of the food with the children. There were prizes handed out on a daily basis. We are hoping to continue this project in the school by encouraging the children to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to school every day.
OUR NEW SCHOOL YARD
As you are probably all aware the installation of the soft surface area in the new yard is complete. We are waiting for the builders to finish off some minor works and we are hoping that the children will be using this yard in the coming week.
BOOK RENTAL 2014
The book rental payment scheme for 2014 is now open. If you would like to start your payment plan please call into the office where you can make payments or pick up some payment envelopes.
The Book Rental Scheme represents good value for money as it includes the books, workbooks and the annual Art & Craft Payment. There are a number of outstanding balances for the current year and we would appreciate if you are due to pay a balance you contact the office to make suitable arrangements.
OUR SCHOOL POLISH COMMUNITY
Some of the parents from our School Polish Community will hold craft workshops in the school on April 8th & 9th. They will spend some time on egg painting, basket making & palm leaf decorating in the run up to the Easter Holidays.
TEACHING PRACTICE STUDENTS
We have a number of teaching practice students on school placement at the moment. They are with Ms Geoghegan’s 6th Class; Mrs Houlihan’s 5th Class; Mr Leavy’s 3rd Class and Mrs Hughes’ 2nd Class.