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December 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the Christmas Season draws closer, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on all that has been happening in the school and to advise you of some upcoming events.

 

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 11th December, Junior Infants / Christmas Songs 1pm

Friday 13th December, Ms Flynn’s class “Rock around the Flock” 2pm

Monday 16th December, Ms Mc Hugh and Ms Murphy “A little bird told me” 1pm

Monday 16th December, Ms Moroney’s class and Mr Flanagan ‘s class “It’s a Baby” 2pm

Carol singing Wednesday 11th 7pm until 8pm

Garda Band Tuesday 17th December

Tuesday 17th December Recorder Recital and Nativity Story in the Church 1:30pm

Santa’s Visit Friday 20th December

 

School Choir

Ms Nolan’s choir will sing in Trinity College next Thursday 5th December.  They have also entered   the RTE Lyric FM’s Choirs for Christmas competition.

Credit Union Art Competition 2019

Congratulations to the following girls who were the winners in the Credit Union Art Competition.

Zan Zan Lin, Mia Hall and Sophia Tspon were the winners in the 7 and under category.

Reyah Sibi, Sofia Sparvoli and Melanie Roddy were the winners in the 8-10 category.

Bianca Chirciu, Anna Sheil and Naomi Benny were the winners in the  11-13 category.

Thank you to Drumcondra Credit Union for inviting us to take part in the competition.

 

Sixth Class Sale of Work

On the 18th October, Ms Melvin’s and Ms Cheasty’s 6th class hosted a bake sale in the school hall.  We gathered toys, books, DVDs, sweets and cakes for this event.  I’m proud to say that in total we raised €3,385.  We split this money across three charities.  We donated €2,000 to the Iona Arch Club, €1,000 to Debra Ireland and €385 to Autism Assistant Dogs Ireland.  We put in a lot of work and we hope that the money we raised helps a lot of people.

 

Christmas Shoeboxes

We collected a total of 190 shoeboxes at the beginning of November for children in orphanages and refugee camps. These are now all on the way. Thank you again for your generosity

 

Carol Singing

We will have our annual carol-singing around the roads of the parish on Wednesday 11th December between 7 p.m. and 8p.m. The children and teachers will provide the singing but we need adults to knock on the doors to collect.  We would be delighted if parents could join us. We generally divide the money raised between the local Conference of St. Vincent de Paul and the Dublin branch of the Simon Community. Any pupil who comes out to sing will get a homework pass for the night.