SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..
8th December 2016
From the Principal’s desk:
9.30 a.m: Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang 1 and Rang 2
11.00 a.m: Rang 3, Rang 4, Rang 5 and Rang 6.
From the BOM:
A big thanks from the Board of Management to Avril Whelan and her team and of course to everyone who helped, baked, sold, cooked, bought, raffled… The Fair raised almost €6000 (final costs not in yet) which will be put to very good use in the school next year.
Extra Curricular Activities:
This term’s ECA finish this week. We will be in touch in the first week back with details of next term’s timetable.
A big thanks to Comhairle members Shane Brady and Aoife Clark from R6 who attended the annual Comhairle na nÓg AGM on 18th November and represented us so well, and well done to Aoife, who was elected to represent the Dublin South City Comhairle.
Many thanks to all those who support or intend to support RMDS through your voluntary contribution (VC). They are so important for the school! Envelopes can continue to be dropped into the office at any time. Contributions can be made by cheque, bank standing order or online through the RMDS website – Easy Payments Plus at this web link http://www.rmds.ie/about/voluntary-contributions/?cat=6.
All voluntary contributions are treated with sensitivity and are completely confidential.
If you have any questions you can talk to Mary in the school office any Monday or Tuesday.
From the PA:
Huge thanks to all for the incredible support around the Christmas Fair - a great day had by all.
A few Christmas wreaths still left - if you can give one a good home for Christmas please do! Price negotiable at school office!
Finally we will be organizing a used Lego collection next week for charity. A good opportunity to support Jack and Jill foundation, while doing a clear out before Christmas. More info to follow via class rep.
From the Green School Committee:
Recycled Tree Decoration Competition
NEWFLASH!!!!!! EXTENDED DEADLINE!!!!!
The deadline is now Wednesday, 14th December for the Recycled Tree Decoration Competition.
The competition will be for Rang 1 – Rang 6 with a prize for the best recycled tree decoration in each of those classes. The decoration must have your name and class clearly written on a label.
When you’ve made your recycled tree decoration, bring it into school and put it in the special TREE DECORATION BAG in your classroom. The committee will collect them and hang them on display in the hall for judging.
The winners will be announced on the day of the Christmas Concert.
Junior and Senior Infants are invited to make a decoration for display if they wish. Those will be hung up in the hall if the name is on the label!
Good Luck Everyone !
2016 RMDS Festive Charity
For the 2016 RMDS Festive Charity, the school has decided to donate hampers to Focus Irl www.focusireland.ie again this year. There has always been a very generous response over the years and the school and charity really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness.
We feel that giving to charity is a valuable exercise for the children as it helps them to focus on those in need at this time of the year. We are encouraging families to fully involvechildren in selecting the item or two being brought to their class and to have an age appropriate chat about why people become homeless and what it must be like to be homeless. Focus Irl. say that everyone has the right to a place they call home. You might discuss this with your child.
The list below gives an idea of some practical items that would be needed for Focus Irl but "nice" seasonal fare and gifts would be very much appreciated as well.
The final date for receipt of goods in your child’s class is Monday, December 12th.
Suggested List of Items
||Please do not include:
Rang 4 (Core Curriculum Coordinator)
RMDS Soccer Team
Huge congratulations to the RMDS Junior Soccer Team who won 3-1 and 5-0 against Sandford teams. They have a match against St. Mary's today and we wish them every good luck with it! Thanks to Amal Perera who trains the team each week also!
New Educate Together Second Level School
Department of Education issues roll number for new Educate Together
Second Level School for the Dublin South City area!
RMDS School Age Childcare
Information from Caroline Percival on 085-1156506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on the school website - www.rmds.ie!