Past Events: WEB BASED SOLUTIONS : Children within the school Slieve Gullion Walk: P6 / R6 enjoyed a walk up Slieve Gullion last week . have access to a number of web based solutions. We have bought into these solutions because results and studies By all accounts it was a very enjoyable event. This was funded as part of our have shown that when used regularly they help to raise Extended Schools programme. standards in literacy and numeracy. Library Visit: R4/5 enjoyed a visit to the Library last week . Some other classes Lexia is an online reading program to encourage reading will also get an opportunity to visit but please sign your child up if not already a skills. (Years 1-7 have their own User Name ( No member password) but send email to school requesting school user code) Mathletics is an online numeracy program which Football. Dinners: Please ensure that all dinner encourages improvements in numeracy. (Years 3-7 have Year 6 and 7 children participated . money/ after schools money is paid on a in a recent football blitz in their own User Name and Password. Cullyhanna. There were great weekly basis. Thank you. Rosetta Stone is an online language learning program performances from all of the girls which helps individuals learn a foreign language. (Send and boys involved Webtext: Please make sure that the email to school requesting an User Name and Password.) school has an up to date mobile number Superclubs (an online learning environment for Years 3-7 that we contact with through our webtext which allows children to develop personal websites and INCAS: Older children will service/ communicate with other members in a safe environment). shortly be attempting their online assessments in literacy Links for all of these can be found on the school website and numeracy. . Credit Union : A reminder that the www.stpatrickscrossmaglen.com Credit Union come to school every E mail is email@example.com Thursday . This allows children to Dissolving Boundaries: This develop a good habit of saving Pupil Records Data Collection Sheets: Please complete and return as year sees P6 again embark on a money. It’s important to have distance learning project with soon as possible. Thank You parental permission. Presentation Primary School Tralee. This will involve the Uniform Teacher-Parent children communicating with Children change for PE as Meetings: These meetings each other through ICT, required by Dept . of will take place on Wed 2nd videoconferencing and a Face to Labelling: Please make sure Education guidance .It Nov . Arrangements will be Face visit later in the year. all items of clothing have encourages independence and the same as last year with your child’s name on it. develops awareness of the importance of personal parents/carers having the Comhaltas: The school is hygiene opportunity to make a now very busy on a Tuesday appointment on the evening with the local Cash for Clobber: Please send in Camogie : Coaching continues appointment boards which Comhaltas group on site.It is plastic bags containing clothes, bed on Friday afternoons 2-3pm for will be placed at the school great to see so many present, linen, curtains, towels, shoes and bags. Years 5-7. Congratulations to our gates (or inside if wet) in the and indeed,past pupils being The Eco Group will use these monies pupils who were involved in the upcoming weeks. involved. to help fund their programme this year. recent victory in the U-12 camogie championship. Dear Parents/Carers Newsletter October 2011 As we enter the season of autumn most children have now settled in to the St Patrick’s Primary School Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa school year. St Patrick’s Nursery School Many thanks to all of you who came along to the various meetings (Phonics Workshop, Rang 1 and Primary 1 Meetings and the Information 54 Carran Rd Evening) held earlier this month. The turnout was very pleasing and we Crossmaglen hope you find the information offered of use. Newry BT35 9IL October is the month of the Rosary. We shall be acknowledging the importance of the Rosary and the Mysteries in school. Please spend some Tel: 028 30 861 667 time sharing this with your children at home. Fax: 028 30 868 997 The results from the short audit held in the first term were very positive E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with the majority of responses very supportive of what we are doing within email@example.com our school. Over 95% responses felt that all children should finish school Web Site: www.stpatrickscrossmaglen.com at 2pm on a Friday. Governors have agreed to this at a recent meeting School Closures and the change will come into effect after the Halloween break. Another Holidays highlight from the audit was the very positive view of the After School Club 31st Oct and 1st Nov (Feast of All Saints-Holyday) 2nd Nov –Pupil parent interviews in the Youth Club. Many thanks to all the individuals involved in this October Diary programme. 3rd Mon @730pm :Numeracy Workshop for parents of P4 and R4 @915am: Meeting of Friends of the School Association Over time, and for a variety of reasons most schools tend to lose valuable 7th First Friday Mass in St Patrick’s Church @10am members of their Friends of the School Association. We are no different 10th Mon: Swimming P6/R6 and we are now in the situation where our Friends Association needs new 18th Tue: Library visit for P4 members. The role of the association is wide and varied and amongst its 19th Wed: Moving on Music Performance for P4,P5 and R4/R5 roles includes fund raising, organising events, catering for special 24th Mon Swimming P6/R6 26th Wed: P7/R7 Our World Seminar (in school) celebrations and providing additional opportunities for our children. We 27th Thu: Children are invited to wear Hallowe’en costume to celebrate the time shall be sending out a letter shortly outlining the role of the Association in of year ; the school will be organizing seasonal activities and there will be no more detail and canvassing you to see if individuals are interested in After School Youth Club on Thursday. joining the committee or lending their support in various ways. 28th Fri :Representatives of Eco Committee invited to Newry Council for a Reception in Council Chambers in recognition of being awarded a Green Flag We intend offering children the opportunity of buying the fresh fruit packs 31st Mon: Mid Term Break that were on sale from Orchard Fruits in the summer term. Packs will cost November 50p with a choice of apple, grape and apple/grape mix. They will be 1st Tue: Mid Term Break 2nd Wed: Parent progress meetings (school closed for pupils) available from next week. Best wishes to the Rangers in their upcoming Championship Final. Children can Enjoy the season of autumn. wear their Rangers jersey (or other GAA jersey) to school on Friday 14th October to celebrate this event. .
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