Junior School News 20 May 2022
Dates for your Diary
Saturday 21 RC J2 First Communion
May 23-27 Summer exams J5/J6
Tuesday 24 KGUpr go to Van Gogh Exhibition in RDS
Wednesday 25 J3 and J4 school trip to Funtasia
Thursday 26 J1 school trip to Dublin Zoo
Friday 27 STEM talk by Shane Nolan – Google (J4/5/6)
AIJS Art Exhibition – St. Kilian’s 2-4pm (Class winners will be on display)
Tuesday 31 JS Sports Day KGLr to J6 (info to follow) 9.30am – 12pm
June 1 KGLr end of year show 10am in JS Hall
KG Upr end of year show 11am in JS Hall
Friday 3 J6 school trip to Tayto Park
KGUpr go to INSS in Dunlaoghaire
Please note: No Extra-curricular Activities - Week of June 7-10th
Monday 6 Public Holiday (Boarding remains open)
Tuesday 7 J5 school trip to Sports Campus Ireland
Wednesday 8 Preschool Lower end of year show 10am in JS Hall
Preschool Upper end of year show 11am in JS Hall
Dance Show (J1-J6) in HWC 2pm
Thursday 9 J6 Farewell Assembly (1.30pm)
Friday 10 International Coffee Morning 8.30am outside the Dropping Well
Term ends for KgLr to J6 at 12:30 pm (No After Care)
Tuesday 21 Preschool term ends at 12 pm (No After Care)
From the Office
Tusla R1 Forms
Requests were sent home to some parents for completed forms and or /certified birth certs in brown envelopes. It is very important that this information is returned to the school office ASAP. This is a legal requirement.
Lunch Card Accounts (KGLr to J6)
Please check your daughter’s lunch card account. When you get a text message or email asking you to top up a card, it means that the account has used the €50 overdraft allowance and that you still owe for outstanding lunches. If you put €50 on it now, it will not clear the account. There is an automatic top up facility on the Debitrak link which I would urge you to opt into as it ensures that the card never goes into arrears. Any questions - please contact the Head of Catering : Bill.McCann@sodexo.com
All extra-curricular classes will end for the school year on Friday, June 3rd. Prep and After Care will take place on June 7-9th. Junior School term will end at 12.30pm with no After Care.
Please note: Friday, June 10th - the Preschool will close at 12.30pm with the Junior School. After Care will be open again from Tuesday, June 7th until Tuesday, June 21st.
The Preschool term will end on Wednesday, June 22nd at 12pm. No After Care.
Missing School Coat
Abigail Monaghan (KG Upr) is missing her brand new school coat. Would parents please check the name on your daughter’s coat? It could have been mixed up in After Care. Abigail’s name is clearly marked on the coat.
We have a number of items - red sweatshirts etc. . No names on them!
KG Upper Spread Friendship and Kindness!
The Kg Upper girls really enjoyed presenting their Friendship Project in this week's Friday Assembly! With great enthusiasm, they showed their colourful and individual posters displaying, 'Random Acts of Kindness'. In the classroom, the girls presented excellent teamwork and ideas when working together on their group posters. We all agreed that Friendliness and Kindness are very important qualities to share - with everyone!
Further features of our class assembly included a creative music video called, 'Thankful' by The Juicebox before our lively choice of 'Friday Dance' named - "We are Family" by Sister Sledge! It was great fun to see everyone dancing and singing along!
While we reflected on our busy school year together, these songs made us appreciate and feel 'thankful' and 'grateful' for our happy 'Alex Family'!
Happy Weekend ahead and best wishes from,
Ms Boyd and Kg Upper ;-)
F is for faithful; they’re loyal to the end.
R is for reliable; they’re true and don’t pretend.
I is for the interest in sharing thoughts with you.
E is for enjoyment whatever you might do.
N is for neighbourly; they’re kind in every way.
D is for dependable on every single day.
S is for that special friend you know is always there,
The one who makes you happy and you know will always care.
KG Upper Friendship Assembly May 2022
J2R and J2W
On Thursday, 19th May, J2R and J2W participated in the Big Dig experience in our Junior School playground. It was an archaeological dig on a replica Viking house. The girls had to dig for historic artefacts. We enjoyed working together as a team to discover our hidden past.
Ms. Murray and Ms. Gorry
J2 Big Dig May 2022
This week was a very busy week in J3W. We learned our counties of Ireland, Cadhla and Alina played 'Chasing Cars' and 'Summer' for us with Mr. Rycraft and we also did a science experiment on the lawn! We had lots of fun.
J3W 20 May 2022
Junior School End of Year Art Exhibition 2022