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Junior School News 13th September 2019

 

J6W getting ready to lead an assembly on Roald Dahl, to celebrate his birthday

Dates for Your Diary


Tuesday 17th                    Swimming J5/J6
                                             Impact Gumshields – see info below


Wednesday 18th              Author Jackie Burke visits J3/J4 (Author of The Secrets of                                               Grindlewood)


Thursday 19th                   No J5 Multi-sport class 3-4pm
                                              J6 at Carlingford Adventure Centre

Friday 20th                        J6 at Carlingford Adventure Centre
                                             J3 go to Explorium
                                             *International Coffee Morning for parents –                                                                          Wilde and Green 8.45am

From the Office


Túsla Registration Forms:

(All KGLower students and all new students from KGUpper – J6)


It is the law that all students are registered with the Túsla Child and Family Agency. The forms and letter went home in school bags on Wednesday. When you have completed the form, please return it to Ms. Higgins in the school office, together with a photocopy of your daughter’s birth certificate,  no later than Wednesday, September 25th.  It is very important that we receive all forms and birth certificates by this date. Please make sure it is a copy of the birth certificate (not the original), as it will not be returned to us. 

Komeer App/ Parent Communication App:


Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to our new messaging service, Komeer. This will enable us to send important communications to you through the app, ensuring you receive relevant information seamlessly and effortlessly. You will also have the opportunity to let us know when you have read a message or if you can attend an event, all through the app. From Tuesday, October 1st, this is the service that we will use for communicating with
you.

 

Impact Gum Shields

 

Impact Gumshields will be returning to the school next Tues. 17th September to scan students who wish to purchase a 3D printed custom fit gumshield (no putty moulds taken). To register your child and to find out more please click on the link: https://impactgumshields.com/alex19/


Please note that you must book your daughter's slot and pay up front online before the 17th if you would like your daughter to be fitted for a gumshield. 

 

From JACA


JACA AGM Monday, September 23 rd 7.15pm in JS concourse


Guest Speaker: Dr. Mary O’ Kane


Dr. Mary O'Kane originally studied Psychology then specialised in the area of early childhoodwhile undertaking her MPhil and Doctorate at Dublin Institute of Technology. Mary is a Lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education. Her research interests include childhood transitions; self esteem and well-being, and the value of play. She runs a monthly Parenting Slot on Ireland AM discussing a broad range of parenting and childhood issues while also responding to viewers' parenting queries. She is also a regular contributor to the Alison Curtis Show on Today FM. She gives public talks on a range of topics related to child wellbeing, parenting, and education.

Come and Join Alex Voices!


Alex Voices is the Alexandra College Parents' Choir, which has been running for many years now. The choir is made up of parents of both current and past pupils of Alexandra College. This December, Alex Voices will be returning to the Royal
Albert Hall to sing the "Messiah from Scratch®" for the third consecutive year.

There are currently spaces in the bass, tenor, alto and soprano lines. Rehearsals are in the Junior School Concourse every Tuesday during term time, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Please come along on Tuesday, 17th Sept at 7:30pm if you would like to try out with this fun group. Alternatively, please contact Michelle Gibbons at mgibbons94@gmail.com if you have any questions.

JS Celebrates Roald Dahl Day!

The Junior School girls love to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday every year – they even wore his favourite colour today – yellow!

This morning, the J6W girls led an assembly celebrating everything about Roald Dahl. Through drama and mini presentations, they covered many topics from the life of Roald Dahl to their favourite books and characters.

They finished off with some fun facts, inspiring quotes and a much-anticipated quiz. The girls went back to their classes then, where one lucky winner in each class picked up a Golden Ticket and received a bar of chocolate!

 

J3/J4 – Upcoming Author Event


The children’s author, Jackie Burke, will visit the school next Wednesday morning, Sept. 18th. 

You can google Jackie to get info on her books - The Secrets of Grindlewood. She will sign and sell copies of her books if the girls wish to buy them. 


1 book  -  €10
2 books - €18
3 books - €25
4 books - €32
5 books - €40 (i.e. one book free!)