Building improvements-Roof!

Hi everyone,

The Department of Education has given a grant to the school to replace and insulate the roof. We were informed in May 2017 and because of the long process involved in tendering for consultants and contractors the start date of the work is as yet unknown. We anticipate that it will begin in late August and run into September and October. All appropriate safety measures will be taken and we have been assured that there will be minimal disruption to the school day.

We are looking forward to the benefits for our children in a warmer more cosy building.

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Summer 2017

Have a very Happy Holiday everyone-Enjoy the sunshine when it arrives!

The calendar has been updated for 17-18. I have attached copies of the booklist, the teacher allocation, and two explanatory notes about standardised testing. The notes are basically the same but one explains the standard score that is used for classes first to fifth and the other explains the STEN score that is used in the sixth class report which will be sent on to the secondary school in September.

Booklist 2017-2018

Staff allocation 17-18

NCCA understanding Standard Scores

NCCA understanding STEN scores

 

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Congratulations!!

Well done to all classes in the school for participating in the Primary Discover Science and Maths Awards 2016/17. The school received the Plaque of Excellence for the amazing work done throughout the year! Comhghairdeas gach duine!!

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MUSIC EVENT AT ABBEY TAVERN – SATURDAY, JUNE 17 – CANCELLED

FYI – The Music Event at the Abbey Tavern in Howth scheduled for Saturday, June 17th has been CANCELLED. Thanks to those who showed an interest. We may look at pulling together a similar event in the future.

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Summer Fair Fundraising Event – Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:30 – 4:30 pm

UPDATED:  AS OF WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 8

  • 5th & 6th class student volunteer permission slips due asap.
  • We still need volunteers to help with Books, Bric-a-Brac & Toys, Cafe and Gate Entry.  Please consider volunteering for one of the two shifts: 12:10 pm – 2:30 pm or 2:20 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Set up:  Friday after school to set up some stalls & on Sunday from 9:45 am onwards
  • Bring in donations of used toys, books, clothing & bric-a-brac to the shared area.

Click here for copy of the note which went home in bags today.

It is nearly time for our annual Summer Fair Family Fundraising Event at North Bay.  We hope that many of you are joining us with your family & friends for a very fun event which raises much-needed funds for our school.   Come hungry as we plan on having loads of delicious BBQ, International food, a café featuring Bewley’s coffee & tea, cake stall, ice cream the very popular game area, face painting, bouncy castle, used clothing (new this year!), books, toys & bric-a-brac, plant stall and more!

While it is a lot of fun, it takes a lot of work to pull together.  To make it so successful, we need to have many volunteers and are asking for your help. 

COME GET INVOLVED – HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

WORK A STALL
Every stall at the event will need staff for two hour shifts. Shift 1: 12:10-2:30 pm & Shift 2: 2:20-4:30 pm.  We have stalls which still require supervision so please reach out today.  Permission slips for volunteers from 5th & 6th class were sent home yesterday but can also be downloaded here.  Please turn into teachers asap but no later than Wed, 7th June.

SET UP & CLEAN UP
We are looking for helpers to set up on Friday afterschool, and Sunday starting at 9:45 am. This includes decorations, moving tables, laying out all the items, building up the marquees, etc.  And then at the end of the event, help tidy up – the more hands, the better!

DONATIONS OF TOYS, BOOKS, BRIC-A-BRAC ITEMS & USED CLOTHING!
Here is your chance to clear out any unwanted clothing (new this year), toys, bric-a-brac and books for ages 7+, CDS & DVDS.  We ask that all items please be in sellable, good condition.  Please bring in these items and put in the back room behind the SHARED AREA now. 

CAFÉ & CAKE STALL ITEMS
Nut-free treats for the cake stall are welcome the morning of the event. If you can’t get it there early, no worries, please bring along when you come.

MAKE A FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL DISH
Our International food table, featuring cuisine from around the world, is always a highlight of this event.  If you have a special International dish which you would like to make and have not yet let us know, please contact Mertxe at 0879402755 to arrange.

RAFFLE TICKETS
Raffle tickets were sent home on Thursday, May 25.  Extra tickets are available by the blue box and will also be for sale at the event.  Tickets are €2. each or 6 for €10.     Please put completed tickets, along with full payment, into the blue box by Thursday, June 8.

We have some terrific prizes this year including:

Bewley’s Hamper
Two Passes to JumpZone in Santry
Tickets to the Viking Theatre Clontarf
(5)
20 vouchers for Kanoodle Clontarf
Butler’s Chocolate Presentation Box
Original piece from Brookwood Pottery
50 voucher for Zipit Forest Adventure
Family tickets to The Little Museum of Dublin
Voucher for family bowling at Leisureplex Coolock
Game of 18-Hole Foot Golf for four at Deer Park Foot Golf Howth
Pair of tickets to The Dublin Horse Show on Sunday, August 13 at RDS
Breakfast for two at Kennedy’s Café in Clontarf, Raheny, Killester or Phibsboro

Drawing takes place around 4:15 pm & as always, you do not have to be present to win!

Any questions or want to get in touch to volunteer please text 085 8715312 or email us at Northbayfundraising@gmail.com

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SUMMER FAIR WILL BENEFIT THE SCHOOL.  WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS TO RESURFACE THE JUNIOR SECTION OF THE SCHOOL YARD IN 2018.

 

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Re-Election of a Female Parent Nominee to the Board of Management of the School

BOM – Elections Call for FEMALE Parent Nominations Letter

Please click link above to see the letter which was sent home on May 22, 2017.

re: Re-Election of a Female Parent Nominee to the Board of Management of the School

The Patron Committee is now arranging for a special election to fill the one female position as Parent Nominee who will serve until November 30, 2019.  The Patron now welcomes anyone who is interested in putting themselves forward as a nominee.  Alternatively, please encourage others who you think would be suitable and willing to go forward for election to nominate themselves.

A meeting will be held in the school on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 between 8:40 am – 9:40 am and from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm specifically for the acceptance of nominations to which all parents/guardians are invited.

 Alternatively, you may submit your completed form (found on attached letter) into the blue box before that date and will be received before the above mentioned dates. 

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HOODIES & TSHIRTS GOING HOME THURSDAY

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