Parents of Powerstown we need your help! Could you help us out approaching local businesses for prizes for our school raffle? All our proceeds from the raffle will go towards funding out swimming lessons next year. If you think you'd be interested, you can contact Cróna, Anita or Róisín in their room for a school letter of request. We'd really appreciate your help as we need all prizes by December 4th!
The student council are delighted to announce their next school event this Thursday, November 23rd. We are hosting a 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' in our school hall. Boys and girls are invited to bring in a small teddy and a small treat to bring to our hall in the afternoon. Our event is a fundraiser is to help Educate Together and all they do to help new and developing schools. We hope pupils can support us by donating €1 for this special activity.
This week we have been learning about materials as part of science week. We sorted materials according to their properties and also by what they are. We tested the different frictional capacities of different materials using a toy car and a timer. We also tested materials to see if they were waterproof or not.
Thanks to the parents that came in to help
out and get a look at what we do in the Rose Class. If you missed it here are some pictures from the week!
We Need Your Ideas!
We're looking for parent input on upcoming developments in the school.
When you visit the Parents' Room in the school, take a look at the noticeboards on the walls and add your ideas for:
1: The Percent for Art Scheme(ideas for art works inside and outside the school)
2: Outdoor Learning (ideas for ways we can develop our outdoor learning spaces)
3: The Library (ideas for our new library)
We value your input and it would be great to get as many opinions as possible before we decide on these three developments.
The Parents Room is open daily from 08.30am until 2.30pm. Don't forget Coffee Afternoons are every Friday from 1.20pm until 2pm.
Powerstown Educate Together National School
are running a clothing collection in conjunction with Bag2School Ireland.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate any unwanted textiles in the bag provided.
This can include adult and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags and teddies.
Please NO Duvets, Pillows, Curtains, Bedding, Towels or End-Of-Life Clothing
The clothes have to be of good quality for reuse in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Our school funds will receive a fantastic 55c a kilo / €550 per tonne which will be a great boost for our fundraising.
The LauraLynn House will also receive an additional 10% from Bag2School. In addition it will raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse. The LauraLynn House is the only Children’s Hospice in Ireland.
Their mission is “The Children’s Sunshine Home cares for children with life limiting conditions, and their families, by providing high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care. Our services are available to children with high medical and nursing needs from birth to 18.”
Please try to fill as many bags as you can, don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well! You can return clothes in any kind of bag.
Please return your bag (or bags!) to us on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th November and help us have a really good collection!
Bag2School will be collecting on Wednesday 15th November 2017 @ 9am
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.
What: Dispicable Me 3
When: 6-7.30pm Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Where: School Hall
Who: Everyone welcome
Tickets: €5 (single) €10 (family)
Our first Movie Night of the year takes place this Wednesday the 8th of November! The Student Council voted for the movie and Despicable Me 3. The screening will take place in the school hall on the big projector just like at the cinema! Children are welcome to bring snacks and there will be a tuck shop selling treats on the night too. Children are welcome to bring along siblings and friends. Tickets €5 (single) €10 (family) will be on sale outside the school every morning and afternoon. Tickets will also on sale online.
Powerstown ETNS Bake Sale!
Cake Sale this Friday, October 27th!
The Student Council are delighted to announce our annual mid-term cake sale in Powerstown ETNS.
We need our families to help us raise money for a school defibrillator. We kindly ask our parents, grandparents or carers to help us out by donating some baked goods!
Boys and girls can then bring a small amount of money to buy something nice on Friday. Ready, Set, BAKE!
It is also dress up day, all are welcome to dress in costumes for school on Friday!
This week we were learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We learned of the story of Rama, Sita and Ravan which gave us the origins of the festival. Akki, Viswa and Ritvik also gave us an insightful presentation telling us how Hindu families in India and Ireland celebrate the festival together today.
This month were are exploring the theme of the Fox and Autumn through aistear. Having explored each topic through language orientated lessons last week, today the children explored the topics through socio dramatic play, small world, junk art and literacy.
They acted out parts of Fantastic Mr Fox, recreated scenes in small world, made tractors, fox dens and fox masks and created story books retelling the story.
This month we are learning all about how the weather changes in autumn and how these changes affect us and the animals and plants living around us. Today we went on a hunt for signs of autumn. We found yellow leaves, red leaves, brown leaves, pine cones and other seeds. We recorded our findings in our copies when we returned to class. It was great fun being out in the air and experiencing the changes first hand.