Grandparents Day 27th January 2021

Message from Bishop Denis Nulty

Happy Grandparents Day to all the fantastic grandparents in our school. We think of you in a special way on this day. We will continue to pray for all those who are still with us and those who have gone to God. Take a look below for some ideas on how to celebrate…

  1. Make a Collage: Grandparents love getting photos of what their favourite little ones have been up to. Laminate a photo collage that you and your children have put together or put together a photo album full of special memories. Write a little note together and include it on the collage or as the front page of the photo album.
  2. Have Some One-on-One Time: Have your children sit down with their grandparents and ask some questions about what it was like when they grew up (this could be done through Facetime/ Zoom or Skype). Your little ones will be fascinated to find out how much things have changed. It’ll give them a great chance to get to know their grandparents and it’s a great way to learn a little more about their family history – which may come in handy for a school project!
  3. Stage a Performance:  Create a dance routine or have all the cousins and children sing a song together, and dedicate it to their grandparents. This will be a lovely memory for everyone so be sure to record it. If grandparents live a long way away, think about setting up a video call or record the performance and send it in the post.
  4. Bake a Treat: Help children bake some of their grandparents favourite cakes or muffins. Alternatively, organise a baking day so the family can spend some time together. Buy in the ingredients and let grandparents and grandchildren make something yummy together.
  5. Offer Thoughtful Services: This is a great way to get your children helping out their grandparents, whilst also encouraging thoughtful and helpful behaviour. Create a few vouchers, such as ‘Help Grandma with the gardening for a day’, ‘Wash the car with Grandad’ or ‘Make some cupcakes for Nanny and Grampa’. Make sure the activities are something grandchildren and grandparents can do together, so they get the opportunity to have some personal time.
  6. Record Your Family’s History: Family trees, scrapbooks and personal anecdotes gathered from various relatives can all be special keepsakes. Create something together that has your child’s input, perhaps some cute drawings or have the children practice their writing skills with some nametags for each family member.
  7. Pray for Your Grandparents: Some grandparents have gone to Heaven to live with God. On this day light a candle in your home amd pray for them in an extra special way.
  8. Send a Homemade Card: A card is a loving gift for grandparents both near and far, especially if it’s handcrafted.
  9. Cook a Meal: The kids can plan, prepare and serve a meal to Granny and Grandad. Include some of the grandparents’ favourite foods. Deliver it to their house or invite the whole family over to enjoy the meal together.

Grandparents Day Poem 2.pdf | Grandparents day poem, Grandparents day crafts, Grandparents day cards

5th and 6th class Families: Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School”.

We would like to offer the parents of children in 5th and 6th class an opportunity to take part in one of our virtual training programmes.

Every year, more than 50,000 children in Ireland move from Primary to Post Primary education. It is a time of many challenges for children and for parents. For children, changes can be emotional, physical, and academic. They go from being senior in their Primary school to junior in their Post Primary School.

They have to manage a broader range of subjects and subject options, more teachers, more homework, longer school days, new friends, bigger school and very often their parents’ anxiety. For parents their challenges can range from choosing the school that best suits their child’s needs, to issues such as subject options, bullying, new relationships, friendships, homework, finance, and their child’s anxiety

This session will look at:

  • Choosing a school for your child
  • Preparing your child for post primary school
  • Subject choice
  • School Policies
  • Home school communication
  • People you might meet in post primary school
  • Parent/Teacher meetings

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am Monday to Friday, and 8pm on Monday to Thursday next week

Just click on the link below to register.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCTransitionOnline2021

Each session will have limited numbers for discussion and questions, and places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

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SVP Sale is getting closer…more items added to the sale!

The girls in 6th class are busy getting ready for the St. Vincent De Paul Sale which will be taking place on the 16th December. This year will be slightly different but just as much fun is guaranteed!

CRAFTS: We have lots of crafts made to sell on the day and a jam packed day of dancing, make and do and even some hot chocolate for everyone. Take a look at some of the items which will be available on the day. Prices are listed below the pictures.

DANCES: The girls have made up a Christmas Tick Tock dance that they will be teaching to all the children. Please see the videos below for the Junior- Second class dance and Third-Sixth dance.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER: On the day we would love for you all to get into the Christmas Spirit by wearing your Christmas Jumper. We ask that each girl donates €2 for wearing their jumper. €1 will go towards SVP and €1 towards Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Please bring in this money to teacher before December 15th

MOVIE EVENING WITH TREATS: The children are invited to a Christmas Movie with treats in their class on the 16th during school time. There is a charge of €1 for the movie and treats.

NAME THE ELF: We are currently running our’ Name the Elf Competition’. Entry is 50c and can be purchased each morning from the 6th class sellers. The winner will get their very own elf to take home! 20c per entry or 3 guesses for 50c

COLOURING COMPETITION: Christmas elf: 50c to enter the competition

RAFFLE: We have having our Christmas raffle with tickets going on Sale from Monday 16th November. The hamper will be on display in the reception area next week.

We can’t wait to celebrate on the day with you!

 

Christmas Tree Decoration €4 each

Gnomes €4 each.

Knitted heart decoration €4 each

Christmas Cactus potted : €3

Snowman:€2 each or 3 for €5

Crochet baubles €2 each or 3 for €5

Scrunchies €2 each or 3 for €5

Decorations: 50c each

Knitted Pom Poms: 50c each

Knitted bows and hair ties: €1 each

Christmas Sweet Cracker: €1 each

Friendship bracelets: 50c each

Bookmarks: 50c each or 3 for €1

Knitted pencil cases and hats: €2 each

Knitted Doll:€10 and knitted bag €5 each

Straw bag/ cloth pencil case with draw string: €3 each

Cloth large bag:€10

Small cloth bags:€6 each

T- Shirts: €7 each

Cushions: €5 each

Reindeer Food: €1 per bag

JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE ( JUNIOR-SECOND CLASS)

 

SENIOR SCHOOL DANCE ( 3RD-6TH)

 

Christmas Prizes- Make sure you are in to win!

Take a look at the wonderful prizes on offer for the SVP Sale this year.

We have:

RAFFLE: A Junior hamper and a Senior Hamper: 20c per ticket or 3 for 50c

NAME OF THE ELF: Guess the Name of the Elf Prize: 20c per guess or 3 for 50c

COLURING COMPETITION: A Junior Colouring Competition Prize and a Senior Colouring Competition Prize: 50c per entry for an elf.

GET ENTERING TO WIN!

St. Vincent De Paul Sale: 16th December 2020

The girls in 6th class are busy getting ready for the St. Vincent De Paul Sale which will be taking place on the 16th December. This year will be slightly different but just as much fun is guaranteed!

CRAFTS: We have lots of crafts made to sell on the day and a jam packed day of dancing, make and do and even some hot chocolate for everyone. Take a look at some of the items which will be available on the day. Prices are listed below the pictures.

DANCES: The girls have made up a Christmas Tick Tock dance that they will be teaching to all the children. Please see the videos below for the Junior- Second class dance and Third-Sixth dance.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER: On the day we would love for you all to get into the Christmas Spirit by wearing your Christmas Jumper. We ask that each girl donates €2 for wearing their jumper. €1 will go towards SVP and €1 towards Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Please bring in this money to teacher before December 15th

MOVIE EVENING WITH TREATS: The children are invited to a Christmas Movie with treats in their class on the 16th during school time. There is a charge of €1 for the movie and treats.

NAME THE ELF: We are currently running our’ Name the Elf Competition’. Entry is 50c and can be purchased each morning from the 6th class sellers. The winner will get their very own elf to take home! 20c per entry or 3 guesses for 50c

COLOURING COMPETITION: Christmas elf: 50c to enter the competition

RAFFLE: We have having our Christmas raffle with tickets going on Sale from Monday 16th November. The hamper will be on display in the reception area next week.

We can’t wait to celebrate on the day with you!

Crochet baubles €2 each or 3 for €5

Scrunchies €2 each or 3 for €5

Decorations: 50c each

Knitted Pom Poms: 50c each

Knitted bows and hair ties: €1 each

Christmas Sweet Cracker: €1 each

Friendship bracelets: 50c each

Bookmarks: 50c each or 3 for €1

Knitted pencil cases and hats: €2 each

Knitted Doll:€10 and knitted bag €5 each

Straw bag/ cloth pencil case with draw string: €3 each

Cloth large bag:€10

Small cloth bags:€6 each

T- Shirts: €7 each

Cushions: €5 each

Reindeer Food: €1 per bag

JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE ( JUNIOR-SECOND CLASS)

 

SENIOR SCHOOL DANCE ( 3RD-6TH)

 

https://vimeo.com/481142295

 

Reading for fun and helping others in 6th

As the evenings get darker and Covid-19 makes all of our worlds a little bit smaller, we ask everyone to join us on a reading adventure. Whether it’s a trip to the Secret Garden or a voyage across the seas with Captain Hook, reading helps us to expand our horizons and escape from reality for a little while! 6th class are kicking off their reading journey this month by taking part in two reading programmes! The girls are reading to raise money for MS Ireland and also to boost their literacy skills in the Carlow County Library Reading Ninjas programme. We hope that you will all join us! Take a look at us with our first books! Watch this space to see how many we manage to read!