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Parents Newsletter June 2019

Important Dates

Holy Rosary School will close for the summer holidays on Friday, 28th June at 12.30pm and re-open for all pupils on Thursday, 29th August.

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Uniform Sale

REMINDER – UNIFORM SALE

The uniform sale will take place on Wednesday and Thursday in the Parent’s Room at 9.00am, 2 pm and 3 pm and Friday 28th at 9.00am

If you wish to donate clean uniforms please drop them to the school hall Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th June.

All proceeds from the sale go towards new equipment for the school. No money is kept on the school premises.

Coffee Morning

End of Term Coffee Morning

Friday 28th June from 9:30 to 11:00am in the School Hall.

All welcome.

Parents, Guardians, Grand Parents ALL welcome.

Baked or Donated Cakes Appreciated.

Clothes Collection

REMINDER – CLOTHES COLLECTION – FRIDAY 28th JUNE.

Need to make room in your wardrobe for the summer? Then we are here to help!!! The next clothes collection will take place on Friday 28th June 2019.

We are always looking for volunteers to help during clothes collection week – please let us know if you might be available to spare 10 minutes to either hand out the bags or take in the donations.

All donations go directly to the school!!

Sensory Garden

We are very lucky here in Holy Rosary to have fabulous school grounds. We have a full sized pitch or “the field” as it’s known, a biodiversity garden, a pond, a wormery, a fairy garden and behind the school we have a sensory garden, a playground and an outdoor classroom.

There is a lot of work to maintain the various gardens and we recently had a group of volunteer parents very kindly give us a morning of their time to weed our sensory garden. As you can see by the before and after pictures they did an amazing job!

We got an extremely generous donation of bark for the garden so we we will be looking for more volunteers soon. Keep an eye out for an email or text. Thanks again to our fantastic volunteers and we hope to see more of you soon.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions please contact Jessica Carthy on 0860276666.

Family Fun Quiz Night

The Parents Association are holding a FAMILY FUN QUIZ NIGHT in the School Hall on Wednesday 13th March, from 7pm to 9pm – with doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets will be available in the yard to pre-book a table on Tuesday 12th March, or just come along on the night. Guaranteed fun for all the family!

Read more about the Family Fun Quiz Night

Survey for parents/guardians


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGBLWQQ

Please follow the link to a really quick survey about activities for parents/guardians/grandparents in school. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. When I get the results back I will organise whatever activities come out as the most popular. As always I love involving as many of you as possible in various activities. For any questions or suggestions please contact Jessica Carthy, Home School Community Liaison Teacher, on 0860276666. Thanks!

Free Books from Dolly Parton!

Dolly Parton set up a scheme called Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library where she will give out free books to all children from birth to the age of 5 with an address in Dublin 24. If your child is under 5 you can sign them up to the scheme and your child will be sent a book every single month to your house completely free of charge and the book is yours to keep forever. You can sign up as many children as you have under the age of 5. To date she has given away 115,144,128 books! If you would like to register your child or children under the age of 5 go to https://www.cdi.ie/what-we-offer/imaginationlibrary/ If you have any difficulty or need any help you can contact Jessica Carthy, HSCL in school to help you.

FRIENDSHIP WEEK

Activities for Friendship week

Monday 28th Jan

4th, 5th and 6th classes – visit from ZEEKO internet safety who are providing workshops for these classes and all parents on

· Cyberbullying

· Digital Footprint

· Excessive Screen Time

· Inappropriate Content

· Strangers Online

· Social Media, Apps and Online Games

Poster Competition for Junior and senior classes. Junior classes will be provided colouring sheets and senior classes will design their own Friendship / Anti Bullying posters. Prizes given out for the best posters in each class.

Compliments Trees – Teachers and SNA’s will hand out compliment cards to children in the halls, classrooms and on the yard for “Friendly”, polite and respectful behaviour. The classes with the most compliments on Friday from each year group can attend the “Cinema” in the school hall on Monday 4th.

Friendship benches – The coloured, plastic benches that are on the yards will become “Friendship Benches” for the week. Any child who has nobody to play with can go and sit on one of these and other children / yard buddies will be encouraged to include them in their games.

Random Acts of Kindness – We will have a display board in the lobby where children can display their R.A.K throughout the week. Post it notes will be delivered to each teacher.

Odd Socks Day! – Wednesday will be odd socks day –  Mr Molamphy will go class to class giving prizes for the most outrageous pairs of odd socks. This is used as part of anti-bullying campaigns to promote individuality.

Friendship Bracelets – Amnesty have provided friendship bracelets, these will be available from the school shop for €2 each.

Anti Bullying videos and questions/activities by year. They are nice videos and simple questions based on the video, some will be covered in school but we would encourage parents to engage with them at home too.

Junior infants – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/kindergarten-infants

Senior infants – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/kindergarten-infants

1st class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/kindergarten-infants

2nd class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/strand-1

3rd class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/strand-1

4th class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/strand-1

5th class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/strand-1

6th class – https://www.antibullyingcampaign.ie/primary-level-tools/strand-1

Internet Safety Talk for Parents/Guardians

There will be a free internet safety talk for all parents/guardians in the school hall on Monday 28th January at 7.00pm. The talk will cover cyberbullying, social media, excessive internet use, online gaming, inappropriate content, stranger danger and many other topics. As we all know technology and the internet can be fantastic resources when used properly however there are dangers attached. This talk will help you to navigate this difficult and ever changing area. Everybody is welcome to attend. 

Our Senior Infants had a visit from the Dublin Fire Brigade

 

Baby and Toddler Group

Our Baby and Toddler Group meet every Wednesday at 9.30-10.30am in the Parents’ Room. Everyone from the community is welcome to join us. There are lots of toys for the children and much needed tea and coffee for the adults! The group is free of charge just pop in and say hello. For more information contact Jessica Carthy on 0860276666.

Tips for Homework Success with Kids

How to get Homework done the Parents Plus Way

The workshop is free of charge. It will be held in The Parent’s Room from 9.20-11.00 (with tea, coffee and biscuits provided) on Tuesday 27th November. 

This free of charge workshop will be run by Suzanne Lindsay from Foróige and is open to all parents/ guardians in the school. It looks at ways to help get homework done quickly and with less stress!

It will look at:

  • How to set up homework so children are feeling positive about it
  • Some tips and tricks that help motivate them to get it done and to be happier about doing it.
  • Getting a plan in place so kids get into the habit of doing their best at homework as well as proud of what they have done.

For more information or to book a place at the workshop, please contact Jessica Carthy on 0860276666

 

Here in Holy Rosary we have a fantastic children’s choir. The staff have also been known to sing a song or two so we want to get the parents in on the action! So we are starting a new choir for all parents, past parents, guardians, grandparents and anyone who would be interested in joining us. We will meet on Friday mornings at 9.30-10.30am in the Parents’  Room. The best part about being in a choir is you don’t have to be able to sing you just need to enjoy singing! There is safety in numbers so come along and give it a go.

Choir will begin this Friday November 9th at 9.30am in the Parents’ Room. 

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Carthy on 0860276666.

We are now a Digital School of Distinction!

New Library Grand Opening

The grand opening of our Library took place on Wednesday 24th October 2018. We were delighted to welcome Parents and pupils to see the library and fully refurbished Eco Rooms and there was reading, displays, guided tours and lots and lots of sweets!

View some Photos from the day

 

Parents Newsletter September 2018 – Welcome Back!

On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management we would like to welcome all our pupils back after the summer holidays.  A special warm welcome to our new Junior Infants and any new pupils who have joined us.  We hope you will be very happy in Holy Rosary Primary School.

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