The PTA would like to congratulate Gemma and our Green School Committee who were recently awarded our third Green Flag, for Water Conservation. In addition, Esker ETNS was named “Primary Water School of the Year, Dublin Region" winning a trophy and a cheque for €750, which Colette, Gemma and some members of the committee will receive on May 3rd. What a fantastic achievement! Well done to all involved.
Last night our Gardening Club won the Category G (Community/School Garden or Allotment) Award at the South Dublin County Council Community Endeavour Awards. We are honoured to receive this award and proud to represent our school at the awards ceremony. This is a very memorable day for us. Our Gardening Club is less than a year old and this is a wonderful achievement in such a short time. Thanks to South Dublin County Council for selecting us to receive this award. This is a very significant event and we will always cherish this special accolade.
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to our Principal Colette, who allowed us to use the strip of land at the side of the school. Colette has always supported us and believed in us. She was so enthusiastic and encouraged us to put in a proposal for this award. Thanks also to Peggie Masterson and the Board of Management for their ongoing support and appreciation; thanks to Gemma - our wonderful new Deputy Principal, who started us on the road to establishing our Gardening club! Thanks to all the staff who have been so appreciative and enthusiastic about our garden creation, and to Barry for building our raised beds and sand box. Thanks also to Tomislav from Croatia who made our beautiful bridge. Thanks to the PTA for sponsoring us over the past year – we couldn’t have done it without PTA funding. And above all thanks to all the hardworking members of our Gardening Club! It certainly was a team effort and we couldn’t have done it with each and every one of you.
Our “Magical Fairy Village” is an ongoing project. We have lots of ideas and our prize money will go a long way in helping us to continue to expand and develop it.
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!