Five Little Pumpkins

We decided to investigate pumpkins in Junior and Senior Infants. First we talked about the outside of the pumpkin.  Our pumpkins were all different sizes. We had fun guessing how many lines on our pumpkins and how many links we would need to make a belt for our pumpkins.

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Then we cut our pumpkins open to explore the inside. We couldn’t believe how many seeds we found. The pumpkins were slimy and gooey on the inside.

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We thought they were smelly too!

DSCN0403Listen to us saying our pumpkin rhyme. Five Little Pumpkins

Finally after all our hard work we had a special treat-pumpkin cupcakes! We couldnt believe they were made with pumpkins. Yummy!!

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Newsletter 17/10/13

Communion/Confirmation Timetable of Events

23rd October – Meeting with parents of Eucharist and Confirmation candidates in Arles

Communion
Communion

Community Hall.

  • 7pm – for parents of Eucharist candidates
  • 8pm – for parents of Confirmation candidates (6th class only)

This is a very important meeting for all parents of children due to receive sacraments in 2014.

Halloween

At the recent A.G.M. of our Parents Association a number of fund-raising ideas were discussed.  Next Friday, October 25th we are “dressing up” for Halloween!  A few rules – no masks and no one piece costumes for infants!  The cost will be €2 per child or €3 per family.

Fireworks

We have spoken to classes about the dangers associated with Halloween and we have all seen the horrific injuries suffered by children at this time of year.  We hope that our children will have an enjoyable and injury free celebration.

Budget

Thanks to all parents who signed and returned the “Protect Primary Education” cards leading up to the budget.  It was a very good outcome for our school and the benefit will be obvious next September when we will have an additional teacher.

Swimming

After we return from our mid-term break the arrangements for swimming will be as follows:
4th Class – Portlaoise – Thursday or Friday
3rd Class – Portlaoise – Thursday or Friday
2nd Class – Athy – Wednesdays

Panto News

This year’s panto is “Aladdin” and will go on stage before Christmas.  More details to follow.