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Weekly Regulars

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School Holidays at a Glance

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Open Morning - Monday 25th January

 

Time:  9:00am to 9:30 a.m

 

Every 'Last Monday' of the month, Parents and Guardians are invited to visit their child / children's classrooms to view art, crafts, and various projects that have been worked on during the month.

It is difficult to juggle with work / time commitments, but if you can at all, you'd be very welcome. Thank you.

 

Keep an eye on our Calendar for upcoming events - click here.

 

Useful Talks & Presentations

 

Kildare Library Service provide a series of FREE talks throughout the year that you may find very useful.   A wide range of subjects are covered, for example:

 

Helping with children's sleep issues

 

Challenging Behaviour

 

Practical Tips and Strategies for Parents of Children with Dyspraxia / DCD / ASD / SpLD

 

Understand Social Networking & Cyberbullying

 

Mental Wellbeing and Self Care Strategies for Parents

 

Attendance at all of the events is FREE OF CHARGE and open to everyone, but advance booking is required.  Simply phone or email the Library where the talk is happening and book your place.  Click the following links for details:

 

Let's Talk about Parenting

 

Toys, Technoology and Training Programme

January Newsletter

 

For January Newsletter, click here

The Winter Fair

 

The Winter Fair was a wonderful day. Thank you to all of you who helped make it so special by organising, setting up, moving tables and chairs, making posters, baking, crafting, donating toys, DVDs, books, toys and bric-a-brac. 

Thank you to those who donated prizes for our raffle and congratulations to our raffle winners.

 

Thank you to everyone involved in supplying milk cartons to build our wonderful Igloo.  Thank you so much to our igloo builders and our cheeky Snowman.

 

A big thank you to Santa who came to spend some time with our wonderful children.  We hope all those who met him are inspired to stay on the "Good" list!

 

Thank you to all children and adults who helped with the clean up and setting everything up, ready for school on Monday.

 

Thank you to all parents, family, neighbours and friends who attended.

 

The Winter Fair made an incredible €4,466 profit this year...W.O.W.!!

 

A very special final thank you to teacher Deirdre Chute and parent Annie Morris who put so much hard work, thought and talent into each year's Winter Fair.

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire Athgarvan

Was Held on Sunday 15 November, Keadeen Hotel

 

We at Scoil Bhride partnered with our neighbours Athgarvan GAA to organise this Event.  This was the first fundraising effort of its kind in the Athgarvan Community, and what a success it turned out to be!

 

We are so very grateful to all the local businesses and individuals who supported us by Sponsoring, Advertising or donating Raffle Prizes.  We are especially thankful to you - our Community of parents and your famililes, neighbours and friends for buying tickets and coming along on the night.  We trust you enjoyed.

 

Directory of Sponsors & Advertisers

Parent Association Officers

 

Several parents formed the Committee and three Officer positions were elected on 6th October. Congratulations to Carmel Murphy (Secretary), Eimear Keane (Secretary) and Karen Mulvey (Treasuer).  Best of luck as part of the 2015/2016 Parent Association. 

 

We know lots of other parents are on hand to help out as needed, and we thank you for being part of this vital part of the school community.

School Calendar 2015/2016

 

The calendar of school holidays 2015 through to Summer holidays 2016 has just been issued. 

The Story Club

 

Cathy D'Arcy's popular afterschool Story Club for Junior & Senior Infants is now running.  It takes place in Ms de Faoite's Senior Infants A classroom.

Study Club

 

After-school Study (Homework) runs from  3-4pm daily.

Let's hear it for the girls...

 

Did you know...... 

Our school is also home to a thriving woman's group. Yes indeed!  

We meet at the school every Monday night during term time at 8pm. The group has been active for a year & in that time, we've been on theatre trips, invited in guest speakers, learnt new skills & even appeared on stage. 

If you would like to get involved, meet local mums & make new friends, contact Annie on 086 224 4213 or follow Athgarvan ICA on Facebook. 

Working hard....

 

September through to December was a very busy time at Scoil Bhride, between launching our new website, involvement with our Who Wants to Be a Thousandaire Fund Raiser and the Winter Fair, it was all go!  However, it's now time to get our website really up to speed...so you will see lots of improvements and additions over the months of January and February, with regular updates coming your way.  Stay tuned.

 

 

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