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October 2015

Fancy Dress Friday – Enter….if you dare!

Hallowe’en’s Coming!

Enter if you dare!

We’ve all been very hard at work over the past 8 weeks so we’re going to let down the hair a little tomorrow! We will have a little party during the day and children are invited to dress up for the occasion.

Some of the teachers are prone to bouts of weakness so try not to be too scary!

The school is looking especially spooky this year!


  
  

Don’t forget about the Parent Association party on Friday 30th too!

Used Clothes Collection

Dance Class Feb 2015
Dance Class Feb 2015

Our Parent Association are holding their annual used clothes collection again this year. Last year, the monies raised funded the modern dance classes which took place during January and February. We hope to do the same again this year.

Collections will take place in the Community Centre on:

  • Sunday, November 8th (after 11am Mass)
  • Monday, November 9th (9am to 10am)
Acceptable items Items not accepted
Reusable clean clothes Bed linen
Footwear Duvets
Handbags Pillows
Belts Curtains

Thank you for your continued support!

Hallowe’en Party

  
Hallowe’en party organised by our Parent Association will take place on Friday, Oct 30th in the Community Centre &7pm.

Also, don’t forget to wear your Hallowe’en costume to school tomorrow, Friday 23rd too! 

Creepy Characters

Something strange was going on around Craggagh this evening…

There were some odd and suspicious looking characters lurking around the school…

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Please take care when coming into school on Monday…

You never know what could be hiding behind that blue door!!!

Oíche Shamhna

Preparations are under way in the Infant classroom for Halloween!

The children have made scary masks for trick or treating.

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Check out the “Cailleach Ghránna” on the windows too!

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Some spooky #mathsweek15 Puzzles!

(Classroom activity for the Senior Room)

source: somerset-hills.org
source: somerset-hills.org

Here’s a few puzzles to round off Maths Week 2015!

Q 1 See if you can solve these spooky Hallowe’en Cryptograms

Click link to view:

halloween_cryptogram_1

Q 2 Complete this easy Hallowe’en Sukoku using the letters “BATS”

Click here to view: halloween_sudoku_easy

Q 3 Complete this tricky Sudoku using the letters “CAULDRONS”

click here to view: halloween_sudoku_difficult

Q 4

FiveRoutes
source: thinkfun.com

Each of the five men (A-E) needs to get to the respective house (marked with the respective letter and color).

The problem is to discover how these five men can make these five routes without anyone crossing the route of another. In other words no more than one route is permitted through any cell. Men are allowed to move from cell to cell only vertically or horizontally, but never diagonally. Can you solve this challenge?

Q 5

source: thinkfun.com
source: thinkfun.com

Q 4 Complete this easy Hallowe’en Sukoku using the letters “BATS”

Click here to view: halloween_sudoku_easy

Q 5 Complete this tricky Sudoku using the letters “CAULDRONS”

click here to view: halloween_sudoku_difficult

Great teamwork in our Infant Classroom! #puzzles

What better way to start a Friday morning than will some puzzles!

   

Our infants are very busy this morning, working collaboratively to make their puzzles. 

   

  

 

There’s plenty of discussion, reasoning and teamwork to be seen. Well done everybody! 

Parent Association AGM

The AGM of our Parent Association was held last night, Oct 15, in the Community Centre.

2014/15 was a hugely successful first year, and our PA has been a great addition to our school.

€600 will be donated to the school for the purpose of updating the classroom libraries. This funding is most welcome as it will benefit every child in every class. It is also hoped that our modern dance classes will again be funded by the PA in the new year.

A talk is planned for the coming weeks on the topic of internet safety. A guest speaker from the NPC will attend. This evening will also allow parents the opportunity to discuss the school’s new Internet Acceptable Usage Policy which is currently at draft stage.

The committee elected for the 2015/16 school year is:

Chair: Mary McDonnell

Secretary: Margaret Hession

Treasurer: Kathleen Murphy

Assistant Chair: Yvonne Higgins

Assistant Treasurer: Barbara O Shea

Diary Writing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd

This week in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, Miss Ní Mhaicín was reading a book called “The Gentle Giant” with us. The book was written by one of our favourite authors, Michael Morpurgo.

This is a great story about a Giant who is bullied by all the people in the village just because he is different to them. After reading some of the story we wrote diary entries from the Giant’s point of view.

When we had drafted, edited and revised our diary entries, Miss Ní Mhaicín gave us some colourful writing frames to publish our work.

Here are a few examples of our diary entries which are on display in the classroom!

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