Posted on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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Dates for your Diary

Mental Health and Wellbeing talk
Wed. Feb 12th 3rd–6th class parents School Hall 7:30p.m.

Friday 14th Valentines’ Cake Sale

First reconciliation for 2nd classes
Tuesday 25th February at 6:30p.m.

Monthly Focus

Limiting Screen Time continues to be our focus this month.

Particularly as we are in spring and the longer daylight is beginning to be evident.

We as adults can lead by example and limit our use of devices too!

Valentine’s Cake Sale

The Valentine’s Cake Sale will take place on Friday February 14th.

Due to boys in the school presenting with severe nut allergies, we ask that you please keep the cakes, buns and treats nut free.

Parents are very welcome to help out on the day at any time between 8am and 1p.m. If you wish for your container to be returned, please clearly mark your son’s and his teacher’s name on it. We encourage the boys to take home their cakes in re-usable containers.

There will be a raffle. Tickets are on sale in the classrooms all week. One strip for €2. 3 strips for €5. 1st prize: A bike, 2nd prize A Lifestyle Voucher for €25 and 3rd prize A Smyths Voucher for €20.

Our Cake Sale is in aid of our twin school, St. Patrick’s Kawese, Kenya. With your support The Kenyan School Foundation has built an 11 classroom Primary School, runs a nutrition programme called The Breakfast Club and a gender equality initiative.

Last summer 11 teachers and volunteers from Hollypark visited Kenya to teach in Kawese. They identified a new project called Songa, a school for children with disabilities in the Mukuru slum of Nairobi.

Your support goes directly to Kenya and really makes a difference to the lives of so many children and their families.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Talk is on tonight

Martina Boylan from the National Parents’ Council will give a talk on Supporting Parents to Support Their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Evening 2: 3rd to 6th - Wednesday 12th February at 7.30pm

Refreshments will be served on the night. Thanks to our Parents’ Association for organizing this event.

RTE news2day School Visit February 28th Please sign and return permission slip to your son’s class teacher by Friday.

Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 11th Feb.)

This is an EU wide initiative to promote safer internet for all users especially young people.

Check out ideas on “Together for a Better Internet”

Book Fair 2020

Our annual book fair will take place from March 2nd – 6th It will open daily from 8:45–9:30a.m. and 1:30–3:00p.m. It will also open on Thursday Eve from 6:30–8:00 pm. We always hold our fair close to World Book Day which is Thursday March 5th and the boys will receive a World Book Day token which will allow them €1.50 off a book at the fair or it may be used in any book shop.

The commission we receive from the fair will go back into books for your son’s class library and our school library. For every euro spent we will receive 60c back in books for our school.

We will also purchase new class novel

Frása na Seachtaine

Beidh Díolacháin cáca ar siúl ann ar an Aoine.

Seachtain na Gaeilge (March 9th–13th) 

Tuesday March 10th Céilí
Wednesday March 11th Aifreann
Thursday March 12th Paráid

Dates may be subject to change

Mid Trem Break February 17th–21st

Wishing all our boys and staff a well deserved and relaxing break.

Beir bua agus beannacht,

Annette Lynch (Deputy Principal)