STAFF INSERVICE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.
A reminder, school will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 17th to allow for staff in-service. Please advise minders, grandparents, creche and after- school facilities.
HALLOWE'EN DRESS UP DAY
We had great fun before the midterm break for Hallowe'en dress up day. We hope the boys enjoyed it as much as the staff!! Click the link attached to view images from the day.
MANNERS, COURTESY & RESPECT
It is wonderful to see our corridors fill up with art pieces, creations and projects once more. The boys are working extremely hard academically while also remembering their wonderful Hollypark manners. We remind boys to continue making a great effort to use respect and manners during class time and on the yard.
Before midterm, the boys offered some great insights on how to show manners, courtesy and respect - including everybody in your games, using kind works, helping their classmates to play, saying please and thank you, treating adults and children with respect were just some of the great responses. We hope that you the parents, will help to reinforce this message at home too.
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION - NOTICE OF AGM
The AGM of the Parents’ Association will be held tonight, Wednesday 8th November at 7 pm in the school hall. Mr. O' Donovan and Mrs. Lynch will be in the school and will hold an open evening/ tour of the school's facilities. This was done at last year's AGM and proved to be a wonderful part of the evening. All parents are welcome to attend this evening.
BOOK FAIR 2023
We are delighted to announce that our annual Scholastic Book Fair is back next week. The Book Fair has moved from March to this new slot to allow for some welcome Christmas purchases for family and friends. It also coincides with the reopening of our main school library this week after a revamp.
The Book Fair will be open from:
Monday November 14th-Friday November 18th.
Times: Open daily from 8:30-9:15a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:00p.m.
Thursday Evening from 6:30 -8:00 pm.
The book fair will close on Friday morning at 9:30a.m. as the school will close for a staff training half day for PLC.
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 sets of class novels.
This event is always popular with pupils and families. Our 5th & 6th class buddies will enjoy sharing a reading session with their Junior and Senior Infant buddies in the hall. All classes will have an opportunity to visit the fair during the week. It is another opportunity to welcome families back into our school hall once more.
A huge thank you to our Library Team of parents and our PA who will be working at the book fair all week. Payment can be made by cash or card.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Annette Lynch (Deputy Principal)