Event: Parents’ Information Afternoon & Activities for new Junior Infant pupils:
Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015
We would like to invite you and your child to attend an Information Afternoon on Wednesday 25th February @1pm.
During this induction afternoon, your child will be invited into Junior Infant class to play with new classmates, engage in activities such as Aistear and Story Time with infant teachers.
You will meet some of the current staff and parents of Powerstown Educate Together National School. As the children settle into their activities, parents will be given an overview of the school, the curriculum, activities the children will participate in, school policies e.g. healthy lunches, child protection etc. Parents of current Junior Infant pupils will speak with you. There will also be time for questions and answers. You will be invited to take a tour of the school, whereby class teachers and children will introduce you to all curriculum areas. Please feel free during your tour to ask staff any questions that you may have.
Event: Application for extra supports if your child has any Special Educational Needs
Date: Tuesday 10th March
Some children that enrol in school have been referred to professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Paediatrician and/or Public Health Nurse in the past. In some cases there are documents and reports in relation to a child’s assessment and/or progress. It is essential that all documentation in relation to your child is presented to the school on or before Tuesday 10th March. The Department of Education requires us to forward ALL DOCUMENTATION to the National Council for Special Education. This may allow us to apply for extra supports for your child in school. This information is also used to developing learning programmes for your child. If you do not inform the school of any assessments or referrals (ongoing or past) made for your child and present the relevant paperwork to the school you may be in breach of our enrolment policy and your child’s enrolment could be deemed invalid.
Parent Information Sessions:
We are in the process of organising monthly information meetings for parents. Topics for these meetings include; Preparing my child for School, Sports and Activities for my Child, Talk from Public Health Nurse & other Health Professionals, Talk from Nutritionist/Dietician. We will confirm with you dates and times of these meetings when they are confirmed. If you have a topic that you think may be popular for parents, please let us know.
New Junior Infant Meet & Greet: Wednesday 10th of June @ 1.30pm
All new Junior Infant pupils are invited to attend school on Wednesday 10th of June from 1.30pm – 2.30pm.
Children will be brought into the Junior Infant classroom. They will meet the teachers and their peers. They will be encouraged to interact with each other and participate in some fun filled activities in the classroom.
Parents will be encouraged to go to the Meeting Room for a brief presentation and questions and answers session, tea and coffee & meet some of our current parents and members of our Parents Teacher Association while the children get to know each other.
“Shrek – The Musical” – Whole School Play – Friday 19th June 2014 @7pm.
On Friday 19th of June 2015 the pupils on Powerstown ETNS are performing the musical “Shrek the Musical” in Tyrrelstown Community Centre from 7pm – 8.30pm. This is an imaginative and creative play that involves every child attending our school. Parents, pupils, community members and friends are all invited to come along and support the school.
If you have any queries or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Our phone number is 01 8272018. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to drop into the school with any queries you may have.