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Christmas Reminders 2019

Christmas 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

  • 4th December - 3rd-6th Class Running Competition, St. Anne's Park (Leaving school at 10am)
  • 5th December - 6th Class trip to Edinburgh
  • 6th December - PA Bake Sale
  • 9th December - 6th Class (Ms. Dunne) Christmas Lunch, Clontarf Castle
  • 10th December - 6th Class (Mrs. Casey) Christmas Lunch, Clontarf Castle
  • 11th December - 5th Class Carol Singing, Killester College, 12:15
  • 12th December - Student Council Christmas Market & 4th Class Cake Sale, 10:30 - 2:00, in the Atrium
  • 17th December - Santa Dash, 3rd-6th Class, St. Anne's Park (Leaving school at 9:30am)
  • 18th December - Final day to return Secret Santa Gifts
  • 18th December - 5th Class sing at Clontarf Hospital Carol Service, 2:30pm
  • 19th December - Santa Visits Greenlanes & Class Christmas Parties
  • 20th December - Greenlanes Christmas Service

School will close for Christmas Holidays at 12pm on Friday 20th December and reopen Monday 6th January.

SECRET SANTA GIFTS 

Secret Santa will run for all classes this year. The teachers will hold a draw and each child will pick out the name of a child in their class to buy a gift for.

We ask that each gift costs no more or no less than €6 and be wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper with the child’s name on it. We need these presents to be brought in by Wednesday 18th December and Santa will visit the school on Thursday 19th December. Christmas Parties will be held in each class on this day. We would be very grateful if each child brought in one small item for the party.

STUDENT COUNCIL CHRISTMAS MARKET

The Student Council will run a ‘Christmas Market’ for Bull Wall Vet's Rescue Account. The market will take place in the Atrium from 10:30 - 2:00 on Thursday 12th December. It will take place during school time for the children only. All money raised will be put in the Animal Rescue account in Bull Wall Vets. Many rescuers access these funds.

As part of the Market there will be various stalls and a games stall. Any donations of toys/books etc will be gratefully received and can be left in Ms Atkin’s Office.

NO CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR TEACHERS

We would like to remind you that The Board of Management, together with The Parents Association, have come to a joint decision that there are no longer individual presents to be bought for any staff member at Christmas. Although everyone is extremely grateful for these gifts, the reality is the majority of families cannot afford the extra cost and this results in a lot of the children getting very upset when they see others presenting the teacher with a gift and they don't have anything to give. 

CHRISTMAS SERVICE 2019

For Health and Safety reasons, the Christmas Service will be split into two. A Senior Christmas Service (3rd – 6th Class Children and Parents) and a Junior Christmas Service (Junior Infant – 2nd Class Children and Parents).

Both Services will take place on Friday 20th December. The Senior Service will take place from 9:30am-10am. Senior Children will walk to the church with their teachers and back to school once the service has finished. The Junior Service will take place from 10:30am-11:00am. Junior Children will walk to the church with their teachers and back to school afterwards. School will finish for all at 12pm. NO SCHOOLBAGS should be brought on the day and lunch/drinks should be provided in reusable containers. During this day, children remain under the supervision of their class teacher.

Please Note: The church will remain empty between the Senior and Junior Christmas services. 

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