Good Sports and Class celebrations

Down Syndrome Ice-cream at Sports Day

The ice-cream/coffee stand raised just over €570 for Down Syndrome Ireland, which is a fantastic outcome for a very worthy cause. The children were great and waited patiently and politely for their turn. Thanks to the teachers for organizing the visits and to the volunteers manning the stand. And a very special thanks to those who arrived early for set up, made copious urns of coffee and then stayed late for dismantling and clean up. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

DSP Newsletter

Have you got your family copy of the summer issue of the DSP Newsletter ? It’s full of news and pictures about the school year 2016-2017.  Check schoolbags – the youngest child in every family is the one to take it home. Call in to the office if you did not get a copy.

Reports and Booklists

End of year reports and booklists for September 2017 will be issued tomorrow Thursday by email. Let us know if you do not receive an email or if would like a paper copy.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 22 June: Junior Infants songs and photos 9:00am – parents/guardians invited

Friday 23 June: 6th class soccer blitz at Monkstown ETNS

Monday 26 June: 2nd class Moving On ceremony 9:00am – parents/guardians invited

Tuesday 27 June: Final Whole School Assembly 11:00am

Wednesday 28 June: 6th class graduation 11:00 – parents/guardians invited

Friday 30 June: School closes for summer holidays  12:15

Sports Day Timetable Update

There have been a few changes made to the timetable. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Sports Day Timetable 2017

Junior Infants Senior Infants 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
8:50 – 09:10 Buddies Relay Buddies Relay Buddies Relay Buddies Relay
9.10 – 9.30 Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon Parachute Games South Side Sports Dalkey United Station
9.30 – 9.50      Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Parachute Games Ice – Cream Dalkey United Station
9.50 – 10:10  

South Side Sports

Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race Dalkey United Parachute Games Ice – Cream
10.10 – 10.30 Hopper Race Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints South Side Sports Ice – Cream Parachute Games
10.30 – 10:50 Partner Race Parachute Games Egg & Spoon Sack Race Ice – Cream Dalkey United Station South Side Sports 3 – legged Race
10.50 – 11.10 Egg & Spoon Dalkey United South Side Sports Ice – Cream Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Sack Race
L U N C H
11.40– 12.00 Ice Cream South Side Sports

 

Dalkey United Sack Race

 

Sprints Hopper Race Egg & Spoon
12.00 – 12.20 Ice – Cream Parachute Games South Side Sports Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race
12.20 – 12.40 Dalkey United Parachute Games 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints
12:40 – 13:00 Ice Cream Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon South Side Sports
13:10 R E L A Y

 

 

 

Choice Names

‘Choice Names’
Some staff prefer to be called by their first names rather than their surnames. Following a mini ‘World Café’ style staff meeting, we are celebrating the diversity within our staff by facilitating each staff member’s individual choice. Below are the staff choices:
As this is a change, it may take a while for people to become familiar with it. If your child asks, Why did teacher/SNA change his/her name? or I wish teacher/SNA would/would not change names, the simple response we recommend is, It’s their name. It’s a personal choice. Isn’t it great people are different.

Class Allocation for 2017-2018

We are pleased to have another special education teacher post sanctioned by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) increasing our SEN team from four to five resource teachers. We will be recruiting over the coming weeks for teachers and will await confirmation of our SNA allocation from the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Junior Infants – Tracey Flynn, Carmel Kavanagh

Senior Infants – Deborah Reynolds, Joan Carroll, Lisa Maher

Early Intervention – Niamh Malin/ Jenny Dungan (job share)

1st – Paul Finucane/Fiona O’Donoghue (job share), Alice Andrews
2nd – Maryrose Leeson, Sharon Bridgeman
3rd – Teacher To Be Confirmed (TBC), Debbie Mulligan
4th – Brian Mannion, Sandra Fitzsimmons
5th – Teacher TBC, Ruth Lyons
6th – John Doohan, SNA TBC
Resource Teachers – Angela Beary, Clodagh Robinson, Maura D’Arcy, Úna Kennedy and one post TBC

School Trips

We appreciate every payment we receive from parents to enhance the opportunities we can offer the children. Please remember, payment online is our preferred method of payment as it does not generate additional bank charges. Cash and cheques generate significant extra work for teachers, secretary and principal and generate bank charges.

See below for the link for paying for your child’s school trip:
website: http://payments.dspns.ie
code: DSP2016

 

 

National Parents Council

Find out about the LEGO six bricks and how your child can learn through play, hear how in an age of technology there is still one thing that reaches the heart of the family ‘Storytelling’, listen to our keynote speaker tell you the value of engaging in your child’s learning and also listen to the Minister for Education and Skills. All these quality speakers and information stands of interest to parents will be available to you and all parents who are interested this Saturday, the 10th of June in the National College of Ireland from 10.30am to 4pm.

ADMISSION FREE, lunch will be provided.

To register click here http://www.npc.ie/register_conference_2017.aspx or just email info@npc.ie or Tel: 01 8874476.

Looking forward to seeing parents from your child’s school this Saturday, all welcome!

Kind regards

Michelle Davern

PS: if you have already registered please circulate this information to other parents

A ‘Good Sport’ Day

Thanks to Photogenic Dalkey for sponsoring our annual class photos for Junior Infants and 6th class.

Photos will be taken tomorrow 9:00am

Sports Day Timetable 2017

Junior Infants Senior Infants 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
8:50 – 09:10 Buddies Relay Buddies Relay Buddies Relay Buddies Relay
9.10 – 9.30 Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon Parachute Games South Side Sports Dalkey United Station
9.30 – 9.50        Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Parachute Games Ice – Cream Dalkey United Station
9.50 – 10:10  

Egg & Spoon

Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race Dalkey United Parachute Games Ice – Cream
10.10 – 10.30 Hopper Race Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints South Side Sports Ice – Cream Parachute Games
10.30 – 10:50 Partner Race Parachute Games Egg & Spoon Sack Race Ice – Cream Dalkey United Station South Side Sports 3 – legged Race
10.50 – 11.10 Parachute Games Dalkey United South Side Sports Ice – Cream Sprints Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Sack Race
L U N C H
11.40– 12.00 South Side Sports

 

Ice – Cream Dalkey United Sack Race

 

Sprints Hopper Race Egg & Spoon
12.00 – 12.20 Ice – Cream Parachute Games South Side Sports Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints Hopper Race
12.20 – 12.40 Ice Cream Dalkey United Parachute Games 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon Sack Race Sprints
12:40 – 13:00 Hopper Race 3 – legged Race Egg & Spoon South Side Sports
13:10 R E L A Y

Sports Day Thursday 15th June 2017

We want to encourage our children to be ‘Good Sports’. Here’s what our Mission Statement says:

Mission Statement

Dalkey School Project National School strives to create a happy, friendly, inclusive, educational environment where each child is unique and valued. We are a welcoming school where diverse talents are appreciated and the school community works together respectfully. We cooperate to have a peaceful and safe atmosphere in which to learn and teach. We nurture each person’s potential and aspire to excellence.

Children shine at different activities.  In class and yard we foster positive commentary such as

Well done.

Nice try.

Have another go!

I liked the way you did that.

Great effort.

Hard luck.

Better luck next time.

You did it. Hurray!

I tried my best and I finished.

I’m proud to be a good team player.

Fantastic participation. You’re a great sport!

Sports Day is a fun day. Sports Day is an opportunity for parents/guardians to model positive behaviours towards each other, the children and staff.

Do encourage all children.

Do praise children for good participation, good attitude, enthusiasm.

Do value all activities, not just the races.

Do encourage your child to use positive commentary and compliment others.

Do accept decisions made by staff.

Do be grateful for time spent with family and friends.

If you are concerned your child may be anxious, please take some time to talk to your child before Sports Day. Remind them that everyone has different talents. Talk with them about how to deal with disappointment and how to compliment others. If your child is very sporty, talk with them about being a good sport, gracious in success, thoughtful and considerate of others.

Think about holding in mind something you and your child can appreciate based on our focus of the month:

Our focus for the month is Appreciation for the Good Things in our lives.

We will be thankful for the good things in our daily lives.

We will notice and thank people who are kind to us.

We will show appreciation by caring for the good things in our environment.

Sports Day can be great fun. It is a busy day and a tiring day with lots of people around – and this is a challenge for some children and adults. Let’s be kind to one another and appreciate our different talents.

Summer Camp

I am running an Arts and Crafts summer camp for two weeks in July. I have attached the flyer.
I have taken lots of photos over the year. I’ll send them to you if you want to add them to the info on Arts and crafts on the DSP website.
Have a great summer!
Stella

Free workshops in Lexicon

Hello All

Just a quick reminder that we still have spaces available on all three FREE Children’s Workshops on the 17th June.

Can you please distribute the attached flyer to parents who might be interested in getting their child involved. (Ages 7 yrs. plus )

Kind Regards

Carolyn Hanaphy

National Parents Council Primary

Find out about the LEGO six bricks and how your child can learn through play, hear how in an age of technology there is still one thing that reaches the heart of the family ‘Storytelling’, listen to our keynote speaker tell you the value of engaging in your child’s learning and also listen to the Minister for Education and Skills. All these quality speakers and information stands of interest to parents will be available to you and all parents who are interested this Saturday, the 10th of June in the National College of Ireland from 10.30am to 4pm.

ADMISSION FREE, lunch will be provided.

To register click here http://www.npc.ie/register_conference_2017.aspx or just email info@npc.ie or Tel: 01 8874476.

Looking forward to seeing parents from your child’s school this Saturday, all welcome!

Kind regards

Michelle Davern

PS: if you have already registered please circulate this information to other parents

Keep children safe!

Keep children safe. Do not drop off at school gates!

A child was very nearly knocked down by a car – driven by a parent – dropping off a child at the school gates last Wednesday morning. Please remember we are trying to encourage everyone to Keep our school gates safe. Staff cars only beyond Glenageary Lodge junction.  We issued the updated Traffic Plan recently. Have you read and signed it? This plan is in place to keep your child and all children safe.

Quiz Social Night

12 teams battled it out for the title of DSP Quizzers Supreme. It was neck and neck all the way (well kind of!!!) but team Universally Challenged held off the challenge of all others and romped home worthy winners. I’m sure the individual trophies 🏆 will take pride of place in their trophy cabinets : )

It was a really fun night, a great final PTA event, and everyone present had a blast.

A big thank you to our sponsors on the night, all local companies with links to the school
– Banim Wines

– Swans and Gibbons wedding planners
– Birthday Cufflinks
– On Your Feet Ltd
– Outdoor Living landscape design
– Moody PR

And special thanks to Declan O’Brien our Quiz Master and Entertainment for the night, who had us all crying with laughter ( or crossing our legs in agony . . . . . . You had to be there!)


First Holy Communion took place last Saturday. The children enjoyed the Celebration afterwards in the Halla. Thanks to everyone that helped out and baked and contributed.

ECAs

ECAs & Supervised study classes finish this week, Except
– chess (finishes Tues 13th  June)
– Hip Hop (finishes Thurs 8th June)

– Tennis (finishes Fri 9th June).
Any outstanding payments can be made this week to the ECA coordinators.

Thanks for Voluntary Contributions

Many thanks to families who responded to reminders on Voluntary Contributions. All contributions make a difference to how well the school can be resourced. Forgotten to send in the envelope? Contributions welcome anytime to the BoM postbox outside the office.

3 FREE Children’s Workshops

To celebrate the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary we have put in place 3 FREE Children’s Workshops at the Lexicon Library on 17th June 2017.

Tickets are FREE but advance booking is essential.

We would be delighted if you could share this with parents and teachers in your school.

Spaces on the workshops are limited so must be booked in advance info@dlharbour.ie or call 01 280 1018

School is closed Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June. Enjoy the long weekend!

Ready for the Quiz on Friday Night?

Thanks to all parents/guardian who emailed TDs and local councillors. We are another step closer to realising our building plan. Representatives of the Board of Management had a constructive meeting with the Department of Education and Skills officials last Thursday in Tullamore. Some further information will be gathered at which point we will engage again with DES officials to advance the project to the next stage.

The combined effort to lobby TDs secured us this closer contact with DES officials and we are confident we can work successfully to realise our building plan. Thanks to all who sent emails.

Sincere thanks to teachers for preparing a super Passport Day.

Thanks to all staff who contributed to make this a fun-filled, busy – and sometimes challenging! – day. Go raibh míle maith agaibh to parents/guardians who cooked special goodies for the multi-cultural exploration.

 

DSP Quiz Friday 26th May 2017

🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟🎟
SAVE THE DATE!! – PARENTS NIGHT OUT TABLE QUIZ
🗓When – FRIDAY MAY 26TH

Where – THE DRUIDS CHAIR

A night out for all the grown-ups – parents/minders/family/friends/teachers
Tickets will be available from Thursday this week via the Class Reps, and will be first come first served so get in early, as places are limited!!

Spot prizes on the night
If you have any connections with a local business who would be willing to sponsor a round (€50) please let us know at dalkeypta@gmail.com
Tomorrow Tuesday 23rd May @ 7:30pm we look forward to an interesting discussion on Wellness and our Families.

Forest Fridays

Click the link to see what senior Infants and 2nd class are learning.

https://dlrcreativityintheclassroom.wordpress.com/category/dalkey-school-project/

Congratulations to DSP!

We are delighted to have been selected as a Changemaker School – one of three schools nationwide to be selected this academic year. Two students, two teachers and one parent attended an interview on Friday 19th May 2017 with Ashoka representatives. The panel were particularly impressed with our Forest Friday initiative. More information on this anon. https://ireland.ashoka.org/changemaker-schools

As part of our series of information talks and workshops, PRISM Dlr are delighted to have Davida Hartman, author and Educational Psychologist at The Children’s Clinic presenting:

Talking to your Child About their Diagnosis
on
Thursday, June 22nd at 8pm
at
Mounttown Community Centre, Lower Mounttown Rd, Dun Laoghaire
Ahead of the workshop, Davida would like to find out from parents what they would like included in the workshop  / areas they would like to hear about at the talk. Please email your suggestions and ideas to info@thechildrensclinic.ie
We expect there will be a high demand for this workshop. If you would like to attend, please email us at prismdlr@gmail.com if possible or check our the event & register on our Facebook page (details below).
Look forward to seeing lots of you there!
Jen, Joanne, Lou and Marion
This is a free event, donations accepted.
Look forward to seeing lots of you there!
Jen, Joanne, Lou and Marion

Newsletter 10th May 2017

Forest Friday 2nd class

METNS & DSP Wellness Event

 

Joint DSP & METNS Ethos Event for our school communities (parents & staff) Tuesday 23rd May 2017 @ 7:00pm

Where:  Monkstown Education Together National School, Kill Avenue

What:    Panel Discussion on ‘Wellness and Our Families – exploring challenges and strategies’

We will have a range of expertise in the panel members, across parenting, mental health awareness and lots of practical strategies. We have confirmed Niamh Bruce from the Santuary, Niall Breslin (Bressie) sportsman, musician and mental health in children / teenagers advocate Sinead Hanly, METNS parent and Counsellor & Family Therapist, and Dr Yvonne Quinn, HSE Senior Clinical Psychologist.

Cheese and wine reception. Book your FREE tickets: http://metns-dsp-wellness.eventbrite.ie

PTA update

Sponsored Run
 
A huge thank you for the super response to our call out for sponsorship for our first sponsored run last Thursday and Friday. Thanks also to class reps, staff, ‘volunteer’ runners and supporters from each class. And most importantly, thanks to the pupils who ran, jogged, walked, skipped and sometimes hopped around the challenging course. They really gave it their all, while having great fun too!. Mother Nature smiled on us as the weather was ideal running weather.
The icing on the cake was the arrived of All Ireland winning Cuala Captain Oisin Gough accompanied by 4 huge silver cups! Oisin inspired us all with his talk on fitness, health and team work and then awarded the certificates and prizes. There was a raffle for all submitted sponsorship cards, which was won by Clara in 5th class. Senior Infants and  3rd class won prizes for raising over an amazing €1000 each!
It was a really successful event all round raising well over €5000 towards playground equipment and IT upgrade – all due to the efforts of our wonderful volunteers, teachers, pupils the hospitality of Rathdown School and our fantastic school community. Well done all.
NPC Education Conference 2017 – Shaping the Future

When: Saturday 10 June 2017 – National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Square, Dublin 1

All parents of primary school children and those interested in primary education are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE!

To register to attend please follow the link on their website (http://www.npc.ie/news-post.aspx?contentid=9989)

Keynote speaker – Dr. Janet Goodall

Janet Goodall is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in the Department of Education, at the University of Bath.

Janet has been involved in educational research for many years, researching issues such as networks and federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of continuing professional development of teachers, middle leadership in universities.

For the past 10 years, much of Janet’s work has been concentrated around the value and impact of parents’ engagement with their children’s learning.  Janet has published widely on the subject, in both the academic and popular press, and on social media.  She has just completed a yearlong pilot of a toolkit to support schools in this area, working with over 30 schools in Wiltshire Local Authority. 

Board of Management re Denominational Instruction

TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN IN IST CLASS AND ABOVE

One of the most important subject areas in our school is the Ethical Education curriculum , “Learn Together”.   This programme – previously know as Religious Education core curriculum has been implemented in the school since 1978, and has continuously developed since then. The programme is offered to all children in the school. The “Learn Together” in its present form has been endorsed by the staff in the school, the Board of Management and the Executive Committee of our patron the Dalkey School Project. Copies of the curriculum are available in the school @ €25.00.

In addition to the Ethical Education curriculum, the Board, in accordance with the Patron’s policy on Religious Education will facilitate any group of parents who request separate denominational instruction for their children.

Parents who want separate denominational instruction in any denomination for their children are asked to complete the form below, and to return it to the school immediately. If you want denominational instruction for your child in the coming year, please complete the form – whether your child was, or was not, attending such classes during the past school year. The information on your form will be passed to the appropriate Denominational Instruction Committee by the Board of Management

 Board of Management

 PLEASE RETURN A.S.A.P.

To:       The Principal, Dalkey School Project N.S., Glenageary Lodge.

Parents:………………………………………………….  Date     …………../…………/……………..

Address………………………………………………….  Tel:      ………………………………………..

We/I wish to have denominational instruction for the coming year for our/my child (ren) named below:

Names of Children                    Religious Denomination            Class in School 2017/2018

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

Signed: ………………………………………………….  Signed:……………………………………………….

Parent/Guardian                                                   Parent/Guardian

Forest Friday wishes 2nd class

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 23rd May – Ethos event on Wellbeing – 7pm at METNS

Wednesday 31st May – Friday 2nd June – 6th class UISCE trip

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th June – Bank Holiday & holiday

Monday 12th June – Senior Infants trip

Thursday 15th June – Sports Day

Tuesday 20th June – 4th & 5th class trips

Wednesday 21st June – 3rd class

Friday 23rd June – 2nd class parents at Forest Friday

Host family available locally?

Would you be interested in being a host family for 12 year old sporty girl from Madrid for three weeks? Contact adela@blackrockec.ie

Congratulations to ET for DunLaoghaire school

Click the link for more information:

http://www.educatetogether.ie/media/national-news/dun-laoghaire-dublin-south

6th class shortlisted for mental health programme

Childminding Ireland Survey

We are conducting a Parents survey as part of the work being undertaken by the Working Group on Reforms and Supports for the Childminding Sector. This Working Group was commissioned by Dr Katherine Zappone, T.D., Minister for Children & Youth Affairs.

This survey is to ensure that parent’s views are included in the decision making, shaping the future of Childminding in Ireland. We would be most grateful if you would distribute the link to this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKLB29W  by email to all parents and staff or alternatively ask them to visit www.childminding.ie or email support@childminding.ie for a copy of the link.

Thanking you,

Bernadette Orbinski Burke

Chairperson – Working Group on Reforms and Supports for the Childminding Sector

Chief Executive – Childminding Ireland

Childminding Ireland

1st Floor

39 Wexford Road

Arklow

Co Wicklow

01 287 84 66

E: support@childminding.ie

W: www.childminding.ie

https://www.facebook.com/ChildmindingIreland

Ready to run on Friday?

Thanks to the PTA we had a very informative talk last Thursday night about friendships, bullying behaviours and how to give your child a toolbox of skills to deal with conflict . Sharon, from the National Parents Council, identified the importance of developing resilience in children.

Sharon recommended parents/guardians “build a toolbox”, teach children how to manage conflict, how to resolve issues, how to problem solve. She commended DSP in particular as a school that implements positive programmes such as peer mediation.

We have been delivering Peer Mediation training to 5th class groups for the last few years. One group is currently acting as problem solvers at big break in the Infants yard. A second group will begin training tomorrow.

Board of Management

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 24th April 2017

Items on the agenda included the Treasurer’s Report, Principal’s Report, Communications Report, Maintenance report, Voluntary Contributions report, and Buildings report.  Specific items included:

  1. The Board is delighted to announce DSP has been shortlistd as a Changemaker school: www.changemakerschools.ie,
  2. The Board thanks parents/guardians who lobbied for support for our building plan. The Buildings Section of the Department has agreed to meet to discuss our project.
  3. The Board thanks parents/guardians who contributed to Voluntary Contributionss. Total amount collected by end of March is €19,407.

Next meeting: Monday 19th June 2017 @ 8:00pm

Ethos Event – save the date! Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 @ 7:30pm

Joint DSP & METNS Ethos Event for our school communities (parents and staff)

Where:  Monkstown Education Together National School, Kill Avenue

What:    Panel Discussion on ‘Wellness and Our Families – exploring challenges and strategies’

6th class shortlisted for two awards

Congratulations to 6th class for being shortlisted in the ‘Walk in my Shoes’ competition for most innovative project on Mental Health!

Congratulations to 6th class for being shortlisted in the ‘Irish Aid ‘ competition for their Human Rights project!

Homework changes…?

Look out for a different approach to homework for the months of May and June! More on this as we roll out some new ideas influenced by Forest Fridays and other environmental and health initiatives.

 

Dates for your diary

  • Tomorrow Thursday 4th May 2017 – Senior Infants sponsored run
  • Friday 5th May 2017 – Sponsored Run in Rathdown – all classes except Senior Infants (who will be enjoying Friday in the ‘forest’ on Killiney Hill).
  • Thursday 11th May 2017 – RC Confirmation
  • Friday 12th May Changemaker meeting with Ashoka representatives
  • Wednesday 10th May – 6th Mental Health presentation to METNS
  • Thursday 18th May Buildings meeting with Department of Education and Skills representatives
  • Tuesday 23rd May @ 7:30 – DSP-MET Ethos evening at METNS – Wellbeing and our Families – all invited
  • Wednesday 24th May Passport Day – all classes
  • Thursday 25th May Gaeilge Professional Development for teachers
  • Saturday 27th May RC First Communion

 

Thanks to 5th class for photos.

Newsletter Wed 26th April 2017

School Safe Traffic Plan

Please check bags for Safe Traffic Plan. Remember the rap 3rd and 4th performed on the last Friday coffee morning before the Easter break? We want to keep our school gates safe. Only staff cars should park near gates.

For the sake of the safety of every child, please read the Traffic Plan, sign and return the agreement – and do not drive past or park near school gates!

Information Evening – *** Bullying Information Seminar *** THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 7:30 pm

This free session will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools.

Please note this session has been developed specifically for a parent audience and is therefore not suitable for children. Family, friends and community are welcome.

 

Sponsored Run – May 5th during school hours

“ You have brains in your head

You have feet in your shoes

You can steer yourself in

any direction you choose”.

                   (Oh, the places you’ll go!)

– Dr. Seuss

Run Poster

We are asking all students of DSP to steer themselves towards a massive fund-raising effort and to put their feet into their sporty shoes for our Annual Sponsored Event. This year it’s a SPONSORED RUN and it takes place on May 5th, 2017 (Our Super Senior Infants will do their run on May 4th due to their Forest School timetable) and all students will get to see Cuala’s Winning Team Captain in DSP on Friday, May 5th when he will join us at our school assembly for the presentation of class certificates.

This is going to be a really fun event and we encourage everyone to get up, get active, get involved. All students will receive sponsorship packs on Monday April 24th which gives everyone 10 days (including one full weekend!)  to get out and get as much sponsorship as they can. Money raised will help fund the purchase of playground and computer equipment for the school so please…….ask neighbours, grandparents, relatives and friends to dig as deep as they possibly can and let’s make this year, the year of record results!

All sponsorship cards will enter a raffle so everyone is in with a chance to win a prize! PLUS, the class that collects the most sponsorship will be awarded a special surprise so let’s get as many people involved as possible and raise as much as we can and have a lot of fun together doing it! 

Sponsorship Packs went in school bags on Monday, April 24th ……please make sure you got yours and let’s get ready to RUN!

Please note: No spiked or studded footwear. Trainers or hockey boots only

Let’s Go!

Ethos Event – save the date! Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 @ 7:30pm

Joint DSP & METNS Ethos Event for our school communities (parents and staff)

Where:  Monkstown Education Together National School, Kill Avenue

What:    Panel Discussion on ‘Wellness and Our Families – exploring challenges and strategies’

We will have a range of expertise in the panel members, across parenting, mental health awareness and lots of practical strategies. We have confirmed Niamh Bruce from the Santuary, Niall Breslin (Bressie) Mental Health Advocate, Musician & Sportsperson and Sinead Hanly, Past Parent of both DSP & METNS and Counsellor & Family Therapist. We are waiting to hear from one or two others too, so watch this space!

The panel discussion will be moderated by the experienced Broadcaster & Entrepreneur Bobby Kerr and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

 

Hello!
Thanks for your considering sharing the news about a terrific and free upcoming educational event open for your students and families at to learn about eduational Summer programmes and camps available to them this summer.
 
Kids Guide is hosting the Second Annual Kids Guide Dublin Summer Camp Fair and we invite your school community to attend free of charge to discover valuable summer-time educational opportunities for your students!
 
Would you please be so kind as to share this information right away with any parents who could be interested in extended educational opportunities for their children this summer? We respectfully request inclusion in any school weekly newsletters, email communications, or notice boards you may have. 
 
WHAT: Dublin Summer Camp Fair – All the best kids summer camps under one roof! Free admission for everyone – children’s entertainment and taster sessions all day!
WHEN: Sunday 14 May from 10:30 to 17:00
WHERE: Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

More information at kidsguide.ie/summer-camp-fair/

If you would be interested in me posting you physical flyers to distribute to your children for their backpacks, please email me back with the best address to send those to and the number you wish.
Thank you very much for your kind support in helping us spread the word for this valuable day for families to learn more about great summer opportunities and please, if you can attend in person, make sure to ask for me on the day of the Fair so we can meet!
Sincerely,
Geraldine

Geraldine Smythe

Chief Cheer Leader

089-255-2200

PS- It’s not too late for camps to exhibit at the fair! Know of a good one? Please let them know they can regsiter to exhibit here: http://bit.ly/2oVuGqs

“Kids Guide is a really well run and professional organisation. Thank you so much for everything. I think Kids Guide will be around for a long time. “ – Angie Canavan- Mimi’s French Classes, Kids Guide partner
 

Kids Guide Ireland/Dublin is the premiere online guide and event company sharing all the best that Dublin has to offer for children’s services and products. Visit us online for your child’s next adventure in learning and fun! https://www.facebook.com/kidsguideireland

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