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Newsletter 4:            SCOIL TREASA          November 10th 2009

  1. Dates
  • Staff Meeting                                        Wed. 18th Nov. School closes at 2p.m.

  • Parent Teacher Meetings                         25th /26th November
  • School Closed                                         Tuesday December 8
  1. Parent Teacher Meetings
    You will receive notification of your appointment early next week.  These meetings are very important and we look forward to your attendance. If you wish to speak to me, on any school related matter, I will be available in the office on these days.
  1. Sponsored Spellathon: 
    We will be running a fund raiser over the next two weeks and ask for your support.  As you are aware funding for schools is inadequate and we need new furniture/equipment etc. throughout the school.  The children will each get a sponsorship card. We ask you and your family to sponsor your child (They will be learning 100 spellings).  Last year’s sponsored spell was a huge success and we raised over €12,000 which was used to purchase 4 interactive whiteboards and laptops. This year we are hoping to get 4 more boards.
  1. Tours/visits
    Our 6th classes will visit Tallaght I.T. on Thursday for Science Week.
    Visits to Pantomimes (3rd & 4th) are planned for December 10th in The Helix.
  1. Mass
    All classes are attending weekly mass on Wednesdays during the month of November.
  1. Confirmation classes
    Confirmation takes place on Tuesday May 11th 2009. Preparations are underway already.  Pupils who wish to be confirmed must produce a baptismal certificate to the class teacher before Christmas. (If your son/daughter was baptised in Firhouse this is not necessary).A meeting for parents will be held in January 2009
  1. Parents’ Association:  
    Our new committee is up and running and has met on a number of occasions since A.G.M.  Names and contact details will follow later. We hope to have a cake sale on December 4th 2009.
  1. Competitions:
    We had a huge response to our ‘Hallowe’en Competition and had a great display in the hall leading up to our mid term break.  Congratulations to all who took part and in particular to the winners in each class.
  1. Credit Union:
    The poster competition winners will be announced tomorrow.  The savings scheme continues each Wednesday for 5th and 6th Classes.
  1. Science Week:
    The pupils are actively involved in experiments in the classes and we will be holding a ‘mini’ Young Scientist Exhibition at the end of the week.             
  1. Voluntary Subscription
    Thanks to all who have paid to date. The voluntary subscription is particularly important this year. A gentle reminder to those who have not yet paid.  €50 per pupil or €80 per family. Thank you.
  1. Sport:
    • Congratulation to our Senior Football team on qualifying for a quarter final of Corn Mhic Chaoilte having ended up second in their league. We will play St. Brigid’s, Blancardstown on Thursday.  Well done also to the Girls’ Team and our Junior Squad.  A big thank you to all the teachers involved in our after school activities.   The support of parents re transport etc is much appreciated.
    • Congratulations to Ballyboden St. Endas G.A.A. Club on winning both the Senior Hurling and Football Competitions.  We had a number of past pupils who played big roles in both finals – Alan & Paul Ryan, Gary Maguire. Ian Clarke, Dara Shovlin and Colin Leane
    • Swimming continues on Tuesdays for 3rd Classes
    • Chess classes and chess club in the school started this month.
  1. Choir
    Our Hallelujah Choir continue to practise with Mrs. M. O’ Neill every Wednesday and will be performing in the R.D.S. on Sunday December 13th


  1. Teacher Inservice:
    We have been notified of our Inservice Day for this school year. It will take place on Tuesday  December 8th 2009.

Gerard O’ Meara