Lucky Jars & Golden Ticket

Lucky Jars are an essential part of our Winter Fair. They are simply jars from home, which you fill with bits and bobs you might already have : see list of suggestions at end of this page. We ask that every child prepares a jar at home and brings it to school by Wednesday 28th November. All jars are then pooled, numbered and a "Golden Ticket" in secretly put into a random jar. Whoever finds that "Lucky Jar" at the Winter Fair, gets to be Principal for a day in the new year. Even if your child doesn't find the lucky ticket, they still get a jar filled with goodies and surprises - win, win! (Suggestions at end of this page) Size: Start with an empty Jar (jam jar, mayo jar, sauce jar, etc)

Santa for Temple Street - Visit to Scoil Bhríde

We love to see Santa Claus, arriving at Scoil Bhríde, escorted by members of An Garda Síochána. He will arrive to the GAA Car Park in his wonderful sleigh on Tuesday, 4th December. The children will all be out to meet him, and excitement is huge! All funds raised from these visits to local National Schools go directly to Temple Street Children's Hospital Foundation. If you can, please send in an small donation (maybe €1) with your child. Each Teacher will collect the donations and pass to the Temple Street Volunteers. Many thanks in advance.

Book Fair 22 Nov - 26 Nov

Once again we welcome the Book Fair to Scoil Bhríde. As usual, by buying books for your child, you are helping our school library, as 60% of takings can be redeemed as free books for the library and / or the classroom libraries. Thursday 22nd November Friday 23rd November Monday 26th November TIMES: 3pm - 4pm EACH DAY Venue: GP Room Thank you.

Christmas Cards - Order this Week

We hope you are delighted with the lovely Christmas card your child created. A proof is going home in school bags today, Monday 19th November. If you would like to order, the cost is €8 for pack of 10 cards. All completed orders will be collected on Thursday 22nd November. To Order: 1. Check spelling of your child's name on the order form (check in school bags) 2. Write how many packs you would like 3. Write total amount (€8 per pack) 4. Enclose correct, exact total (no change will be given) 5. Orders to be given to CHILD'S TEACHER on Thursday 22nd November

Shoebox Appeal - Thank You!

Scoil Bhríde Athgarvan collected 182 boxes for Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. A huge "Go raibh maith agat" to everyone who filled a box

First Holy Communion - 11 May 2019

The date for First Holy Communion ceremony has been set as follows: Date: Saturday 11th May 2019 Time: 11.30a.m. Venue: Cill Mhuire, Newbridge FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME BOOKLET

Coding for Kids

Rosie Gaine (parent) and 2 of her colleagues from SAP ran a 'Coding for Kids' session for students 3rd - 6th class in October as part of EU Code Week. Introducing IT and coding to the kids; who coded their own Ghost catching game in Scratch! Students really enjoyed the interactive sessions as did the teachers and SAP facilitators! Thank you so much to Rosie and her colleagues from SAP.

Winter Fair 2018 - Sunday 2nd December

Our Parents Association, along with our Teachers are all working hard to prepare for this special day. We would be very grateful for your help with the following items:- Pre-loved Books and Toys - all good "sale-able" quality please Raffle Prizes / Spot Prizes - any unopened, unwanted gifts, vouchers, chocolates, wines, spirits, hampers, etc would be so appreciated. Bric-a-Brac: we need good quality items, which we can sell on our bric-a-brac stall - check out your spare rooms and attics for items you may not need anymore! Home Baking: we have a tradition of selling lovely home-baked cakes, buns, tarts, loaves, and various sweet treats - if you can help by donating some items, that would b

Parent / Teacher Meetings: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November

Formal parent/teacher meetings for all students are scheduled for Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 2018. All pupils (1st – 6th) will be dismissed at 2.45 p.m. on BOTH these days. Individual date and time notes were given to all pupils last week. Please ensure you know your scheduled time. Due to time constraints a 10 minute slot will be allocated for each meeting. If there are items you wish to discuss to a further degree than this time allows please arrange a subsequent meeting with your child’s teacher.

Pestle & Mortar Christmas Gift Set

Make Christmas 2018 special for someone you care about with the Pestle & Mortar "All I Want for Christmas gift-set". Stunningly packaged with Pestle & Mortar’s signature monochromatic branding and wrapped in a snowflake sleeve, the All I Want for Christmas set will make an impact even before the contents are revealed. Containing a combined product value of €119.00 worth of skincare products, the set is for sale this Christmas at €89.00. A massive saving of €30.00 for you to spend elsewhere! ​ Available now from www.pestleandmortar.com and Leading Stockists

Planting Containers - Gardening Club

5th class have the onerous task of maintaining all the pots at the front of the school. They have chosen seasonal, hardy plants which will hopefully make it through the winter in one piece! They planted heathers, purple kale, mumms, cyclamen and ivy outside. They also pruned and transplanted our beautiful geraniums back indoors and will be looking after them until the warmer weather returns. Thanks so much to the 5th Class Gardening Club under the expert guidance of Ms Jenny Kavanagh. Just LOOK at those wonderful colours! Back to Gardening Club

Redeveloping - Gardening Club

Each year, 6th class redevelops one area of the School garden. This year, they have been working on the flower bed near St. Brigid. They gave a few hours digging, dead-heading and pruning, and selected new plants for the area too! The 6th class students worked unbelievably hard and deserve much praise for their efforts as they even carted in their own shovels, spades and forks to tackle the task! The bed is almost finished and the new plants - lungwort, ornamental grasses, fuschia bushes, campanula and salvia will be soon be flowering for all to enjoy. Back to Gardening Club

Air Purifiers - Gardening Club

In November, 5th class will also be planting air purifying plants along our corridors and maintaining them by watering and pruning. Air purifying plants clean the air and even have the ability to improve concentration and creativity levels while reducing stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds! Look out for them at the entrance hall very soon! Back to Gardening Club

Plant-A-Bulb Project - Gardening Club

At the end of October, 4th class took on an immense task! They planted almost 400 bulbs all around our school grounds - a bulb for every student and staff member in the school. Snowdrops, crocuses, bluebells and hyacinths were planted along the entrance and exit of the school. While the butterfly garden has been covered in a special mix of bulbs to attract butterflies and bees into our environment. Keep an eye out for the snowdrops which were planted near the flag poles as these will be one of the first signs of Spring! Back to Gardening Club

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