Newsletter 10 – Nov 10th, 2023
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
I hope you have all had a good week. It was lovely to welcome the children back to school after the midterm break. They all looked well relaxed and ready for the term ahead which is always a busy one.
Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to our Halloween Fundraiser. We raised €1.157.68 which exceeded all expectations. The parents and 6th class pupils and who helped with our Cake Sale on 27th October deserve a special mention.
Admissions for Junior Infants 2024-2025 – Enrolment for Junior Infants for 2024/2025 opened on Monday 6th November 2023. Application forms are available to download from the school website up until Monday 27th November. Alternatively, you can pick up a hard copy from the office. The Admissions Notice and Admissions Policy are available to view on our school website.
Happy Birthday – Celebrating birthdays this week are Donnacha Synnott (5yrs), Aishi Nath (9yrs), Tadgh Browne (5yrs), James Diegmann Feeney (11yrs), Roza Kedziora (12yrs), Alex McCarthy (7yrs), Harley Osborne (8yrs), Oliver Podhrazsky (10yrs) and Stella Wenn (10yrs), We wish them all a very happy birthday and best wishes for the year ahead.
Boys Gaelic Blitz– 14 of our boys headed off to Bray yesterday to participate in a friendly Gaelic Blitz. They really enjoyed the experience, and we are so proud of how they represented St. Brigid’s on the day. Maith sibh a bhuachaillí. Thank you to Ms. Horan and parent Lynne Sheehan who accompanied them to this event.
Nomination and Election of Parents to 2023-2027 Board of Management An email was sent to all parents/guardians about this yesterday,
Gaeilge – Frásaí na Seachtaine # 9 – This week’s phrase is: “Aon scéal ?” (Any news?)
Friendship Week – We will be celebrating Friendship Week at the school next Week. Ms. Corcoran and the Well Being Team have been busy behind the scenes preparing for the week and have planned some fun whole school activities for the children.
The first is a collaborative display based on the ‘Key to a Good Friend’. Each class will brainstorm the qualities/traits of a good friend. Each child will then record a quality that they think is important on an A3 class key and then all 18 keys will be displayed together on the public notice board outside my office. Feel free to drop in and have a look when it is completed.
The second is the launch of our Buddy System which will see older classes buddying up with our younger classes to organise fun activities to celebrate Friendship Week and going forward the idea would be that paired classes would meet up once a month to do something fun together.
Finally, similar to last year, the ‘Drop Everything and Reflect’ lesson for Anti-Bullying Week / Friendship Week will be delivered to all classes throughout the school.
It Takes a Village
- Theme for this month is “Family”.
- It Takes a Village: Funny Raiser – Saturday 18th November at 8pm at the Whale Theatre – The event will feature a range of comedians including Kevin McGahern, Julie Jay, Colm O’ Regan, Bernard O’ Shea, Áine Gallagher and Aidan Greene. Tickets available at www.whaletheatre.ie
- Upcoming Workshop for Parents – “Digital Literacy and What to Look out for” – Thursday November 23rd November at St. Patrick’s NS. Jane McGarrigle from Webwise will deliver this workshop. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
School Calendar – You can order your 2024 Calendar via Aladdin Connect if you have not already done so. The cost is €15 per calendar.
Team Hope Shoebox Appeal – Thank you so much for supporting this appeal. The Shoeboxes will be collected from the school at 10am on Monday 13th November.
Thank You – A big thank you to parent Richie Murray who has constructed a new backdrop for our stage. The old one was well past its sell by date. Parent Sheena McCabe and our 6th class pupils will now get to work on painting the backdrop and have it ready just in time for our Christmas plays and concerts. We are so lucky to have such talented parents in our community.
Dates and Times for Christmas Concerts, Christmas Plays and Christmas Carol Service. – Can you believe it is almost that time of year again? Below is a list of the times and dates for these events.
|Tues 5th December||Music Generation
|2nd Class Rm 6
2nd Class Rm 8
4th Class Rm 14
4th Class Rm 15
|R6 @ 9.15am
R14 @ 11.00am
|Wed 6th December||Music Generation
|3rd Class Rm 9
3rd Class Rm 10
|R9 @ 9.15am
R10 @ 10.00am
|Mon 11th December||A Present for the Baby||Senior Infants Rm 3
Senior Infants Rm 4
|Rm 3 @ 9.15am
Rm 4 @ 1.00pm
|Tues 12th December||Shine Star Shine
|Junior Infants Rm 1
Junior Infants Rm 2
|Rm 1 @ 9.15am
Room 2 @ 1.00pm
|Wed 13th December||Angel Express
|1st Class Rm 5
1st Class Rm 7
|Rm 5 @ 9.15am
Rm 7 @ 2.00pm
|Thurs 14th December||Carol Service||5th Class Rm 11
5th Class Rm 12
5th Class Rm 19
6th Class Rm 16
6th Class Rm 17
6th Class Rm 20
Ms. O’ Donnell
Holy Rosary Church
That’s all for now. Until next week, slán go fóill,