Rolestown Parents Association
Welcome back to everyone & to all our new parents “welcome aboard”! We have lots of fun things planned for this year so here are some key dates for the diaries for the next couple of months:
We like to start off the year by getting everyone together for something sweet & a cuppa. So this Friday Sept 16th will be our cake sale/coffee morning. All parents are welcome to join us any time from 1pm onwards. The kids (1st – 6th class only) will come in with their teachers during the morning so if you like they can bring some money into school with them to buy a treat! If you would like to donate something to be sold on the day please drop it into the school gym before 9.30am on Friday morning. Please come along for a cuppa, a slice of something sweet & a chat with other Mums & Dads.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
September is Cash for Clobber Month
Now that you’ve packed the little ones off to school it’s time to tackle those overflowing wardrobes. Drop off any unwanted clothes, shoes, textiles etc to the school gym between Mon Sept 19th – Fri Sept 30th.
The Recycle company will be collecting everything on the afternoon of Fri Sept 30th, so don’t miss out!
Zumba for Rolestown NS
If you are looking for a fun way to keep fit & support your kid’s school join us for Zumba with Gill in Kettles Country House Hotel on Tue Oct 4th @ 8pm. I promise you, you will have fun and burn calories but I can’t promise you won’t be bitten by the Zumba bug!!! It’s a one off class @ €8 pp & all money goes to Rolestown National school. Thanks to Gill for giving us her time for free!
Rolestown NS AGM
This year’s school AGM will take place on Wed Oct 5th in the school assembly area @ 8.30pm. We encourage at least one representative from each family to attend this meeting. Your support at this event would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who supported our events last year! We look forward to seeing you all again this year. Watch out for our next newsletter with more key dates & fun activities. If you would like to contact the parents association please drop us a note into the PA box located in the school porch. And if you are interested in joining the parents association please come along to our AGM & sign up, all helpers greatly appreciated!
Rolestown NS PA
2016 proved to be one of our biggest and best shows yet. We had lots of fantastic entries and a wide variety of categories. Well done to everyone who took part. A big thank you to Ronan, Colette, Eddie for organising the show. Thank you to Niall Maxwell for judging.
Mr. Brady’s 3rd class won the trophy for best class entries
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Our seventh horticultural show will take place next monday. Last year was again a great success.It allows children to showcase their creativity and imagination. Please let the children do as much of the work as possible. A child may not enter more than 3 exhibits9 from different categories. The class who put in the best effort will win the trophy. Every student who enters gets a pencil and will have their name placed in a draw for some cool prizes.
Here are the categories:
- Item of fruit, vegetable or herb grown in your own garden.
- Vase of wildflowers or flowers from your own garden.
- Painting or photograph of flowers, vegetable or garden insect.
- Model made from fruit/ vegetables
- Best dressed or painted hard boiled egg.
- Miniature garden.
- Baking- cake, buns, bread or biscuits. 5 on a plate.
- Mini Scarecrow.
- Decorated Wellie
- Miniature exhibit with a 1916 theme
Please make sure every entry has your childs name and class on it, as these will be needed for the prize draw.
On the morning of the show bring entries to the sports hall. Parents can view the show from 1pm. Please bear in mind that all the children who finish at 1.30 will bring their exhibits home at this time.
The teachers baking competition where children are the judges will also take place. The draw for the prizes will take place Tuesday morning in assembly and the trophy will be presented to the winning class.
Class: ___________________________ Class:_______________________
Exhibit Name:_____________________ Exhibit Name:_________________
As we head towards the summer holidays school is busier than ever. We have had three football finals, two basketball finals, our concert, our major fundraiser and several school tours.
We are closing on Wednesday June 29th at 12 noon. The teachers are back in on the 30th to work on the new English Curriculum, which will shortly be introduced.
The school reports are ready to go and we would be obliged if you send in a stamped addressed envelope before Friday so that the report is guaranteed to reach you.
At the moment we are organizing Accelerated Reading Scheme for next year. Would you please check that none of our books are lying around your home. We would dearly love to have them back. Any other books that you have that might be suitable for our library, we would gladly take also.
The Annual Horticultural show will take place on Monday 27th June.
School Disco for 5th and 6th class is on 23rd June in Kettles Country House Hotel 7-9pm
6th class graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28th June at 7pm.
We recommend that you apply suncream to your child before coming to school on fine mornings. It is better not to have the cream in school bags or pockets.
Tom Kelleher (Principal)
School reports are being sent out this week. Should you have any questions about standardised test scores ( Micra T and Sigma T) here is a link explaining how the test works and a guide to understanding the scores.
Of course, should you have any other questions or concerns regarding the report please contact the class teacher.
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