There was a wonderful atmosphere and a general air of excitement, as Tom our deputy Principal cut the ribbon, helped by our oldest and our youngest pupil. The whole school – staff and children came out to witness the official opening and try out the various activities in the garden.
A competition has since been launched to choose a name for the new garden. Any child can enter the competition by submitting a name and the winner will be announced by the end of the week. The child whose name is selected will win a picnic in the new garden for their whole class.
The raffle is generating great excitement in the school, and prizes are on display in the corridor (beside Senior Infant Classrooms). We have 57 prizes in all, so lots of children will be taking home a prize.
The eagerly awaited draw will take place tomorrow morning and the winners will be announced immediately afterwards. Thank you to parents and children for buying lines for the draw and we wish you all the best of luck!
Everyone will have one last chance to buy a line tomorrow morning (until 9:30am). Lines cost €2 each or 3 for €5.
Thank you for all your support with this event.
Our Toy & Treat Sale took place on Friday and was a tremendous success. There was a great air of excitement in the school and the children really enjoyed choosing toys and treats from the many items on display. A big thank you to all the parents for their generosity in donating so many toys and treats. It was wonderful to see many families getting involved in baking delicious cakes, buns and cookies for our special day. Others donated shop bought goods which were also gratefully received. Thanks to everyone who helped set up the hall for the sale, and those who stayed and helped out on the day. We had lots of helpers to clean up at the end of the day too which was very much appreciated. We were even able to donate some left over food to Focus Ireland when the sale was over, which was an additional bonus and a testament to the generosity of the whole school community. A heartfelt thanks to all of you - we couldn’t have done it without you!
Our annual Toy & Treat sale is taking place this Friday, November 18th.
We are looking for donations of your unwanted toys and treat items.
Toys: Please note: No broken, dirty or incomplete toys.
Treats: We would welcome homemade cakes, buns, popcorn, crisps and cartons of juice. No chewing gum or fizzy drinks allowed. Please include a list of ingredients and suitability for Halal/vegetarian students. Also no treats containing nuts.
All donations are to be left in the Servery, which is in the assembly hall to the left of the main door as you enter the school. We will accept donations all week, including Friday.
Thanks to everyone who helped with our coin trail. We were delighted with the enthusiasm and response to our initiative. Human Appeal were delighted to hear that we raised €1450.71 for such a good cause.
The PTA held a one day charity event in aid of Syria on Thursday, October 27th.
On Tuesday October 25th, representatives from Human Appeal, a charity working on the ground in Syria, came to speak to our senior assembly and explained about the poverty experienced by families in war-torn Syria. and how monies collected in our coin trail could help many children and their families.
It was a very informative session and in the Q&A session afterwards, the children had an opportunity to ask questions to our special guests.
For the coin trail, we had created a map of Syria upstairs in the school. Children were invited to bring in coins from home, and all donations would be used to fill in the map of Syria. A suggestion was that the children could do jobs for their parents to earn money to bring in to the coin trail. All proceeds from the map will go to the registered charity Human Appeal.
We were surprised and delighted at the huge response to our appeal.Coins and notes came flooding in from all classes and were arranged inside the map of Syria. It was an impressive sight!
The PTA would like to thank everyone involved in the mammoth task of collecting and counting the coins. A special thanks to the children, families and staff of Esker ETNS school community for their generosity and help with this initatiave.
The grand total raised was €1450.71 which we will present to Human Appeal.