Look at all our winners for the Spring Raffle , beautifully organised by our PTA. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to the PTA for the work on behalf of all the children ion the school. I know that they are funding many fun and edcuational events in the school for the last term including a Skipping Day and a Science exhibiton.
Hoping that the yard and the hall will be a sea of green for tomorrow's Seachtain na GAeilge ceolchoirm agus céilí. Bhí gach duine ag cleachtadh don Cheolchoirm agus don céilí and taimd réidh anois don spórt
Happy Chinese and Vietnamese New Year to all our families who celebrated on Saturday. We had a lovely assembly on Friday 27th where we unveiled our new dragon. Each child in the school had a part to play in making the huge dragon and he/she (we're not sure yet) will grace the back wall of the hall for some time to come. Thansk to Leah, Niamh, Komeera and tania who put the whole thing together. We will have a competition to give him a suitable name.
A special thanks to our parent, Maureen, who came into Second class and gave a presentation about Vietnam, which was very enjoyable and informative. She also helped the children to make beautiful red and yellow decorations and gave each child a traditional red envelope with chocolate coins inside.
It is, of course, the Year of the Rooster. This year will last until 15th February 2018. The New Year , also known as the Spring Festival is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival , the 15th day of the new year.
Each year is characterised by one of the 12 animals which appear in the zodiac. This year the Year of the Rooster.
As you know, the General Members Meeting planned for Saturday 28th January had to be postponed, because of the low number of confirmed attendees. I am pleased to tell you that this meeting will now be held on
Saturday 11th February in our school, Esker ETNS, Lucan.
As a democratic organisation, it is important that Educate Together’s members come together to discuss matters of importance to our schools. This year we are developing a new strategic plan, and we need members to be engaged in the process. Educate Together has asked us to promote this meeting widely. Board members, teachers and parents are all welcome. I would ask that you RSVP if you intend to come to the meeting. Respond here: https://form.jotformeu.com/70251655139354
I would be very pleased to see members of our Board, our PTA, parents and teachers at this meeting so do come along if you can .