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This week is “Active School Week” and we kick started the week with our “Wake Up, Shake Up” in the junior yard. Our Active School Committee have a very exciting fun filled and busy agenda planned for the week. Don’t forget to wear your most dazzling footwear for our Funky Feet Walk on Wednesday. Meeting at the Hotel @ 8:45am for 8:50am walk. Children can wear their school tracksuit this week, on this Friday pupils who are in the school choir for the Confirmation are to wear their full school uniform.

Our Community Gardai will visit Robertstown N.S. to deliver a talk to pupils from 3rd class to 6th class on Cyberbullying and Road Safety. As many children are now walking and cycling to school, we are delighted to provide information on road safety to pupils.

We are delighted with the success of our fundraiser held last Friday. We had a huge donation of good quality books. A total of €658.35 was raised. Many thanks to everybody who supported this worthy cause, including Ms. Poole and the Student Council. As we have lots of books left, a stall will be set up outside the front of the school next Friday @ 1pm. Please, feel free to come along and make another purchase. Please note we have both adult and children books on sale.

We are delighted to receive the news during the week that we are to be awarded our fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity. Thank you to Ms. Magrane and the Green School Committee for all the hard work and effort in preparing the application for submission. Congratulations to the whole school community on such a wonderful achievement.

Paddy Madden, a school garden expert, visited the school last Friday, 13/4/18. Every child was treated to a visit to the nature museum that Paddy brought with him. After lunch he worked with staff members and senior pupils on plans for the school garden which will include – 1. a woodland area, 2. a sensory garden and 3. a planting area. We are very excited about this new venture and will update you as we go. If you would like to get involved with this project, please let Mrs. Sherlock or Mona know.

Bring A Book, Buy A Book. You can start sending in used books in good condition to the front door near the office. Books will be sorted on Thursday evening. On Friday we will hold our book sale in the hall. Parents are welcome to come along from 1pm. All books cost €2. All support for this worthy cause is much appreciated. Funds raised will go towards Special Education Support in the school.

Robertstown G.A.A. in conjunction with Kildare G.A.A. Partnership will provide a coach to the school every Wednesday for a six week block, starting Wednesday, 18th April 2018. All classes will participate in G.A.A. and agility training. We are delighted to welcome Mark Fitzharris G.A.A. coach to our school.

The Board of Management has approved two upcoming fundraisers. The fundraising committee will organise the two events in conjunction with volunteer parents who wish to get involved. Our first fundraiser “Bring A Book, Buy A Book” is scheduled for Friday, 20th April 2018 in the school. The proceeds of this event will go towards the provision of Special Education services in the school. If you are available to help on the day, please give your name to Suzanne Dodson or to Mona in the office.

Lots of upgrading has happened in the school over the Easter Holidays. New flooring was laid in three classrooms and the kitchen off the hall is being refurbished at present. It has been dry lined and plastered to date. Thank you to all who helped with this project. Next steps are retiling the wall and painting.

This healthy eating programme starts for Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second Class on Tuesday 10th April. And the programme will start for Third Class to Sixth Class on Friday 20th April. Children will taste a variety of fruit and vegetables daily and will earn rewards. Any allergies should be notified to the school.

We plan to commence work on our school Sensory Garden at the rear of the basketball court this term. Paddy Madden from Marino College of Education will visit the school on Friday to guide us on our first steps. He will also deliver local nature workshops to First and Second Classes on the day.