Voluntary Contribution

Every family will receive a letter regarding the Voluntary Contribution.  We are grateful for the ongoing support of the parents in our school community.  We stress the word voluntary as there is no expectation or pressure on families to contribute.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Next Year’s Calendar

The calendar for next year is complete and is attached to this newsletter.

Pyjama Day

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Student Council fundraiser.  We raised well over €300 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Pupil Portfolio Sharing Meetings

You should received an invitation in a separate email to sign up for an appointment if you haven’t already.  Please email Matt if you are having any difficulty.

Visit to the Beach

All the classes will be visiting Silverstrand Beach this week.  Junior and Senior Infants will go on Wednesday and 1st to 3rd Class will go on Friday.  Permission forms should arrive home either tonight or tomorrow.  Many thanks to the Board of Management for paying for the buses, as they have for a number of years, using the voluntary contributions made by parents in the school.

June Bank Holiday

The school will be closed for the June Bank Holiday on Monday, 3rd June.  The school will also be closed on the previous Friday, 31st May.

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic leaflets were distributed to families last week.  You can also order online by using this link: http://schools.scholastic.ie/knocknacarra-etns.  Orders must be completed by Monday, 20th May.

Active School Week

We had a very busy week for Active School Week.  Sincere thanks to the volunteers who led activities with the children: Diana, Martin, Siobhán, Christian and Angela. 

Creative Schools

All the classes are very busy with exciting activities.  We have been working with Tom, our current artist in residence, and the giant whale we made will be on display for parents and other guests from Thursday afternoon for one week.  Then we will have three more workshops with our next artist in residence, Carmel.

Next Year’s Calendar