"Pop In" Invitation - "Last Monday"

Every 'Last Monday' of the month, Parents and Guardians are invited into the school to see the artwork and projects that have been worked on during the month. This month, as we haven't been back at school very long, you will find most artwork inside each classroom. However, from next month on, the corridors, GP Room and classrooms are packed with great work - all created by your children. Date: Monday, 25th September Time: 9:00am to 9:15 a.m We'd love to see you!

Parent Association Meeting, Tuesday 26th September

The first Parent Association Meeting of this school year will take place next week: When: Tuesday 26th September Time: 8pm Where: Staff Room, Scoil Bhríde Who: All Welcome This meeting will set out a plan of events, goals and fundraising ideas for the 2017/2018 school year. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Poker Fundraising Night

Athgarvan Pitch & Putt Club are hosting a fundraising Poker Night at the end of this week. Date: Friday 29th September Time: 8:00p.m. Venue: Pitch & Putt Clubhouse Entry: €20 per person Table: 7 Players per Table Prizes: 1st: €200, 2nd €90, 5 runner up prizes €40 each The funds raised will help get Jack Fogarty from Kinneagh, The Curragh to the WKC World Kickboxing Championship in Orlando, Florida from 4th to 11th November 2017. Local lad, Jack, aged just 9 years old, will be representing Ireland at these Championships. We wish him every success. All concerned would be grateful of any support you can show by attending, or spreading the word. Thank you.

Update: U11's Boys Football

Cumann na mBunscol Boys U11 Football .....the Story so far... A committed group of thirty U11 boys have been training on Monday after school, from 3-4 pm. They are being helped by parents Gill Gorman, Síne Smith, Eamonn Dunne, Tommie Gorman, Tom Fox and Derek Gallagher for games in the Cumann na mBunscoil League. The first game was a home game on 12th September, against Ballysax and the boys put in a great performance to earn a well-deserved victory. With a squad of 30 players, substitutions were a critical part of the game plan and every player got game time and contributed to the win. The second game was again at home and against a strong Kilmead team. After a shaky start and conceding

Afterschool Sports

Football Training - Under 11's (Boys and Girls) When: Mondays 3pm-4pm Where: GAA Pitch Please ensure your child is collected promptly at 4pm. Cumann na mBunscol Boys U11 Football - click here for updates Basketball Training: Updates coming in the coming couple of weeks Important Note: We ask the children to remember themselves what days their training is on and to come to school prepared and with all the required gear. Children will not be allowed to ring home for gear on the day. They must come to school prepared. If it's not a class Tracksuit Day, uniform must be worn and then children can change at 3:00pm. Thank you.

School Calendar 2017 / 2018

Our School Calendar for 2017 /2018 is now available. Check out the Calendar page of our website. *Note: our online calendar is also regularly updated with additional events/days of note during the year.

Tracksuit Days 2017/2018

Tracksuit Days for the coming year have now been agreed. Please ensure your child only wears their tracksuit on their nominated day(s). There may be some changes of days over the course of the year due to activities such as football, swimming, and Active Schools Week. Each class will be notified of any changes. For list of tracksuit days, and more uniform-related information, click here.

Cake Sale - Funds Raised

Congratulations to all our 6th Class pupils and their Teachers who ran a very successful Cake Sale on Friday 15th September. All funds raised go to St Brigid's Hospice. They raised the wonderful sum of €1,440, with more money still coming in. We are very grateful too, to all the Parents and family members who helped with the baking, and donations of treats which were sold on the day. Thanks also to all those who came along to support on the day. We hope you enjoyed your treats! For lots of photo's and more details, click here.

Stella & Dot - September Offer

Message from Marguerite Farragher, Stella & Dot Stylist - our website sponsor for 2017/2018. Don't forget to mention our website, if you are contacting Marguerite! "Gather a few girlfriends round in September and get an EXTRA €50 free credit plus €100's in Free jewels & 40% off shopping."

Communion Programme 2017-2018

2nd Class Parents will have received a letter today from Fr Paul Dempsey regarding the start of the Communion Programme 2017-2018. If you did not receive a letter, please contact our child's Teacher for a copy, or click here. Mass for Parents / Guardians (Only - no Communion Children need attend) will take place next week: 1. Cill Mhuire Church, Ballymany Tuesday 19th September, 7:30p.m. 2. St Conleth's Church, Newbridge Thursday 21st September, 7:30p.m.

Cake Sale - Friday 15th September

Our two 6th classes pupils will be holding the annual Cake Sale for St Brigid's Hospice, on Friday 15th Sept. Please support. Date: Friday 15th September Time: 9:15a.m. to 12:00 Venue: GP Room How to Support: 1. Please send in 50c with your child so they can buy a bun and a juice 2. Send in some home baking, or sweet treats which can be sold. 3. Come along and support on the day - buy a few bits on the day. Any one of those three would be really appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Photo Permission

Please contact the School Office to let us know if you do not wish your child’s photograph to appear on the school website. Email: scoilbhrideathgarvanoffice@gmail.com We typically feature children in groups, such as Committee Members group photo, and on days such as Sports Days, Book Fair, Halloween Dress Up days, and so on. We will, of course, not feature photographs of your child on our website, should you notify us of those wishes. Thank you.

Tennis Lessons Afterschool

Coach, Darek Kostecki, is offering Tennis lessons in the school yard next to Staff Car Park. Softer tennis balls and perfect sized rackets for smaller hands mean students will be able to develop at their own pace while having fun in an enjoyable environment. Details: Day: Tuesdays Time: 3pm Cost: €10 per lesson (8 classes per term). Ages: 5-12 years old. For more information, please contact Darek T: 085 773 5968 or Email: darektennis@gmail.com

6th Class Swimming Classes

Swimming classes will resume in the Curragh Swimming pool on Thursday 14th September. The first 6 sessions will be for both 6th classes (Ms. Kelly and Ms. Cosgrove). Swimming is an element of the Primary School P.E. Curriculum and is obligatory for all students

School Email Addresses

Please note the following two addresses should you wish to contact us by email: School Secretary / Main Office Email: scoilbhrideathgarvanoffice@gmail.com Principal’s Office (direct) Email: athgarvanschool.ias@eircom.net

Junior Infants: 2pm Pickup

Junior Infants will have their last 12:15 collection on Friday 15th September. From Monday 18th September, Junior Infants will be in school until 2pm. Please ensure they are collected promptly at this time. Thank you.

September Newsletter - Ready to View, Download or Print

Copy of full September Newsletter now available to view, download, or print. This is the same copy as the printed one which went home in school bags Thursday 7th September. Click here for September Newsletter Important: please always read full Newsletter.

Curragh Walk - Friday 29th September

On the last Friday of each month, weather permitting, the entire school community walks out on the Curragh. Parents, toddlers, friends & family dogs (on a leash) are welcome to accompany us. The walks take place from 9.30 a.m. to approx. 11 a.m. Children are asked to bring €1 on the day of the walk. This money helps to pay for, but does not cover the entire cost of the following items: Fruit provided on walk day Committee activities such as smoothie making & fruit tasting days Prizes for the competitions organised by the Active School Committee The first Curragh walk for this school term will be on Friday 29th September, weather permitting. We will remind you of these details nearer the day.

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