Science Week in Room 2 Junior Infants

The girls and boys in Room 2 enjoyed science week last week. We conducted lots of experiments that were fun and interesting. We learned that fire needs oxygen to burn and we learned that plants absorb water from their roots and bring all the water all around the plant to survive. We experimented with magnets to see if objects were metal or non-metal and we also learned that some objects sink and some float in water.

 

 

Coding workshops for girls and boys: #scienceweek

Some of the girls in our school may be interested in free scratch coding workshops. These are being run by Designer Minds from 8th until 16th November as part of Science week 2021.

Further information can be found at the link below. https://designerminds.ie/science-week-2021

 

Dojomór are also holding free coding workshops tomorrow 6th November.  These include:

  • Coding for beginners with Lightbot
  • Code a virtual robot with VEX Code VR
  • Code a micro-chip basics with Micro:bit
  • Code an animation with Micro:bit
  • Create a story / game with Scratch
  • Build an app beginner with Thunkable
  • Build an app (advanced) with Thunkable & Bubble
  • Code like a pro with HTML
  • 3D Modelling with Blender
  • Making music with Soundtrap
  • Coding to see the universe interview with I-LOFAR
  • The magic of virtual and augmented reality

Further Information can be found on their website:  www.dojomor.ie

Reminders

  • Our Annual Sponsored Walk will take place tomorrow. Children can wear  their tracksuits and should also bring a coat. We are hopeful it will remain dry but it will be chilly.
  • Walk cards were sent home yesterday. Please return any collected money in an envelope to the class teacher.
  • The Bag2school collection is on from tomorrow. Please drop  your reusable clothing in the bins at the sports hall entrance.
  • Class photographs will be taken on Thursday. Children from 1st up should wear their uniforms.
  • We are aware of problems getting grey shirts so for the time being children can wear white shirts ( not polo t-shirts) .
  • We will distribute the Christmas cards and order forms  next week.  Please check for mistakes in the spelling of your child’s name. Unfortunately spelling mistakes in the pictures cannot be rectified.  A pack of cards is E8.50.

 

Bag2School Collection

We are having a bag2school collection from Monday 1st to Monday 8th of November

Bag2 school is a fundraiser where every KG of clothes donated earns money for the school and  a further 10% goes to the Laura Lynn foundation.

By donating unwanted clothes, we are helping to

  • promote the REUSE of clothes & shoes to benefit those who rely on 2nd hand clothes as their sole option for good quality items.
  • build a sustainable future by using our resources to further the circular economy

WHAT WE COLLECT

We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE*:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

We DO NOT accept:

  • Duvets and blankets
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  • School uniforms with and without logo
  • Corporate clothing and workwear
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

Please bring your donations to the Sports Hall foyer where you will find large bins. There is no limit to the amount you can donate.

Uniform Time

From Monday 1st of November onwards we expect pupils to wear their full uniform.

Junior and Senior Infants wear school tracksuits and white polo shirts. Our pupils from  1st class onwards wear

  • Grey trousers / skirt /pinafore
  • Wine jumper or cardigan ( this does not need to be crested )
  • Grey shirt
  • Black /grey tights or  black/grey /white socks
  • Black or brown  shoes or boots. Black runners can be worn if doing the Daily Mile
  • School tie ..available in new Mr.Price shop in Blanchardstown Retail Park
  • In colder weather,  a warm layer under the school uniform is recommended as classrooms will need to be ventilated  more this winter.
  • All children spend at least 45 minutes outdoors so a coat is essential. For safety reasons scarves are not allowed in the yard. Hoodies are not part of the school uniform and should not be worn as an alternative to the school jumper or sweatshirt.
  • We ask that pupils do not wear necklaces, hooped or dangling ear rings, bracelets, nail varnish or make up.
  • Longer hair must be tied back.  Dyed hair is also not permitted.
  • Tracksuits are only worn on PE days. During school term there may be an additional tracksuit day, when cricket, rugby or GAA is on. This is usually for 6 to 8 weeks at a time.

Congratulations and thank you

Today we wished two of our teachers a very happy retirement on their final day of teaching  in 3rd and 4th class. After many years of dedication to hundreds of pupils, Ms. O’Halloran and Ms. Kane said their goodbyes. On behalf of the entire school community we want to say a  huge

They are joined in the picture below by Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Barbara Mc Donagh, both of whom retired during the past year. Congratulations ladies…. You’re off and away!