March 2015 Newsletter

Guided reading will be starting again on Tuesday 24th February for five weeks. A big thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help us in leading the reading groups and a very warm welcome to our new parishioner volunteers; we hope you will enjoy working with the children.

Credit Union Quiz Five teams represented our school at the Athy Credit Union quiz, held in Ardscoil na Trionóide on Fri 30th January, including a junior team (3rd and 4th) for the first time. Although we weren’t placed on the night, the children enjoyed it and did well and it was great to have such a good turnout. Congratulations to Ballyadams and Scoil Phádraig Naofa who won the senior and junior quizzes respectively.

Enrolment Application forms for September enrolment have been sent to all who have returned completed Stage One forms.

Tin whistle and tag rugby instruction are now in full swing for 1st to 6th classes.

Kildare Animal Foundation Michelle from Kildare Animal Foundation came to talk to the pupils about their work and about animal welfare on Friday 13th February. Instead of donating money to the foundation, it was decided that families could donate pet food, blankets, cat litter, etc. Thank you to everyone who did so; we had a wonderful response.

World Book Day A reminder to everyone that World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March but our school will be celebrating it in our traditional way, on Friday 6th March, by dressing up as our favourite book characters. Time to start planning!

School closures School will close on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day.

School will be closed from Monday 30th March until Friday 10th April for Easter holidays.