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Newsletter Thursday 9th March

Newsletter Thursday 9th March

Newsletter 9th March 2023

ALDI’sPlay Rugby sticker competition: We are participating in the Aldi’s play rugby sticker competition. With your help we are in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes for our school. From January 9th, ALDI shoppers collect one sticker for every €25 spent in any of the ALDI stores nationwide. A completed poster of 300 stickers will earn the school an entry into the prize draw. Closing date is April 27th 2023. One school will win €50,000 and another the 10 schools will win €5,000 for their school facilities. Additionally, each sticker offers ALDI customers a chance to win their weekly shop, all customers have to do is scan the QR code on the back of their sticker and enter the unique code at aldi.ie/playrugby for a chance to win one of 10 x €200 ALDI gift cards weekly from January 16th until April 23rd 2023. Many thanks to those of you who are sending in Aldi stickers- it is very much appreciated.

EPSEN Act 2004 The Department of Education wants to hear your views on your personal experience with Special Education. The Department of Education is responsible for supporting schools all around the country. There is a law that governs how education is provided to students with special educational needs. This law is known as the EPSEN Act 2004. It has been the law for about 18 years. The Department is looking at this law, to see if it is suitable and if it works in the way that it should. Part of looking at the law to see if it works properly is hearing from you about what you think about your experience of the school system. What works well and what could work better? There is a set of questions online that you can answer, or you can tell us what you think by sending your ideas about education for children and young people with special educational needs to epsen@education.gov.ie. These surveys may be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/e3842-epsen-review-consultation/ The closing date for survey and open submission responses is 24th March 2023.

First Confession Congratulations to all pupils in our 2nd classes who celebrated the sacrament of First Confession this week. Thank you to all teachers and SNAs who helped the children prepare for receiving the sacrament and thank you to all parents for their support and assistance in making the evening a beautiful and memorable celebration.

Morning club:

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A morning club is in operation in the school. Children can be dropped off from 8am and will be brought to their line for 9am. For more information please contact morningclubesker@gmail.com. All camps and after schools activities are run independently of St. Thomas’ JNS.

Upcoming Events/Closures

Seachtain na Gaeilge: 13th-16th March

March 17th-school closure for St. Patrick's Day.

Easter Holidays: March 31st-April 14th. School returns on April 17th.

Clothing collection We welcome all kinds of unneeded clothes (clean and wearable), shoes (in pairs), hats, scarves, bags, belts, bed linen, towels and curtains. You can drop bags of clothing into the blue clothing bank beside the gates as you enter the yard. If you are doing a spring clean of your wardrobes, we would be delighted to take any unwanted clothing off your hands. All money raised will go towards buying resources for the pupils of St. Thomas’ JNS. Many thanks for your support.

St. Patrick's Day Lucan Parade

Lucan St. Patrick's Day parade organisation are running a drawing competition for all children aged 12 and under. They would like to see pupils' interpretation of St. Patrick himself. Any size or colours can be used, just send your beautiful picture to the email address lucanparade@gmail.com. The winner will receive a family pass to come join them on the stand on St. Patrick's Day. All entries are to be sent in by March 6th and the winner will be announced on the 10th March. Best of luck to everyone and they look forward to seeing all the entries.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Teresa Moynihan


05 2023
Bank Holiday
06 2023
School Holiday
07 2023
School Holiday
29 2023
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)
30 2023
School reopens

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