Roll Out of Aladdin Connect

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our classes.
The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc  via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App

Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with  parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child’s education by:
– Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
– Keeping parents apprised of their child’s attendance
– Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages
– Allowing parents view their child’s approved report card
– Giving parents the option to opt in to share contact information with their child’s classmates’ parents via the Parent Privacy option for the class list.

Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
– Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information.
– Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
– Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent

You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.

In the next few days, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link.  There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. If you choose you may share your own contact details with other parents of children in the same class as your children, but please be reassured that this information will not be shared unless you choose to share it. Once you are registered you will be sent an email with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school’s Connect experience.

By default both parents will have access to view their child’s contact information. If for any reason you do NOT wish to share your own personal contact information within the family circle or if you have any concerns regarding your particular family setup please contact the school in confidence to discuss or have this facility restricted.

In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.

We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Miriam Hurley

Principal

Fabulous Family Fun Day Out 
A super day was had by all who attended the Family Fun Day Out in Crone Woods. We walked under the trees, reached the top of the world, picnicked in the sun and played games in the rain. There is nothing quite like forty-a-side tug-o’-war on wet grass. Go the reds!
Run for your School
The annual sponsored event will take place on Wednesday June 13th this year (June 8th for fourth class). The classes will have a run equal to their abilities between 1.5K and 5K. Parents are welcome to come and support if they are free.
 
Keep an eye out for the Sponsorship Forms which will go out in the bags on Thursday & Friday this week, giving two weekends to collect as much as possible. All funds raised from the sponsored event is used to invest in technology for the classrooms, to the benefit of all our children.
 
ALL the sponsorship cards, regardless of the amount collected, will enter a raffle so EVERYONE has a chance to win a prize!  Additionally, the class who collects the most sponsorship will be awarded a special prize.  
DSP PTA

Dear Parents/Guardians 1st – 6th classes

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 various formats. The Learn Together programme is timetabled for two and a half hours per week. Topics or Strands explored are: Equality and Justice, Moral and Spirituality, Ethics and the Environment, Belief Systems. Copies of the curriculum are available in the school @ €25.00 if you wish to purchase..

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/guardians who request separate denominational instruction for their children.

Parents/Guardians who want separate denominational instruction in any denomination for their children are asked to complete the form below, and to return it to the BoM postbox near the office. 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. Return the form to the

Your sincerely

Miriam Hurley

Principal

 Request for separate denominational instruction:

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 2018-2019

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________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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

Parent/Guardian                                                       Parent/Guardian

Date ________