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Junior School News 11 December 2020

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 13th            Third Sunday of Advent

Tues. 15th                 No Coding classes for J3 and J4

                                  Report cards (KGLr-J6) go home in school bags

Wed. 16th                Christmas Jumper Day (in aid of LauraLynn and Dublin Zoo)

Thurs. 17th              “One Starry Night….” JS Christmas performance 7pm (live                                               streamed - link in email)

Friday 18th              Christmas Carol Service 11am (live streamed – link in email

*Term ends for everyone for Christmas Holidays at 12 pm (No Aftercare)

 

From the Office

After Care Thursday 17th

This will be the last day for After Care before the Christmas break. As our Christmas Show is on that evening at 7pm, After Care will close at 5pm to allow the girls and staff to go home and watch our show at 7pm.

 

Extra-Curricular Classes:

All classes will take place next week, except for J3/J4 Coding on Tuesday 15th. After Care will be open until 5pm Thursday 17th.

 

Mark your Calendar: “One Starry Night…"

Thursday December 17th  7pm

Over the past few weeks, the Junior School girls have been rehearsing, recording and filming their Christmas pieces with the Drama and Music teachers. Our Christmas video will be live streamed to all of you on Thursday, December 17th at 7pm. Look for the link in your email.

 

Registration forms: Any girls who have turned 6 years of age and are new to the Junior School in  KG Upper or J1 plus all other new girls in the Junior School have to be registered with Tusla (Child and Family Agency). These forms were given to your daughter last week to give to you. Please read the instructions carefully, complete the form, enclose the certified birth certificate and return to the JS office as soon as possible.

 

From JACA

There was great excitement in the Junior School this week in anticipation of the Christmas Class raffle which took place today. Each class displayed the prizes kindly donated by parents. The J6 girls made up almost 300 reindeer cones in their pods. They also ran the class raffles bringing lots of festive fun to each class. Thank you, girls! These JACA gifts were distributed to each class after the raffle. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners! JACA will donate a portion of the raffle proceeds to Dublin Zoo.

On behalf of the JACA committee I would like to thank the parents and teachers who so generously supported the various JACA fundraising initiatives this term - from Christmas cards, tags, calendars, stockings to masks and raffle tickets. We really appreciate your ongoing support. Wishing you and your families a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2021.

Best wishes,

Veronica Brogan

JACA Chairperson

 

 

KG Lower’s ‘STEAM' project is Winter!

In assembly today,  we enjoyed presenting our Wintry knowledge and singing, “A Cold and Frosty Morning’, followed by well wishes for everyone to keep ‘warm and cosy’ - this cooler weather..

Superb enthusiasm and interest shown as always KG Lower, very well done to you all! 

Ms. Boyd

 

Winners of One Starry Night cover

Congratulations to Layla Kelly and Lauren Boles from J3W and Aifric Dunleavy from JR5! Their art work was chosen to be on the front and back cover of the Christmas video, One Starry Night.

 

 

Textured Clay Tiles and Sea Creatures

J2R and J2W made lovely garden-themed clay tiles exploring shape and colour. 3R and 3W sculpted these expressive clay sea creatures exploring shape and form. All their clay pieces are painted and varnished.


 

JS Sport

Thanks to the generosity of JACA, the girls are really having great fun with all the new equipment!