Wednesday Newsletter December 6th 2017



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Well, December has arrived and you can certainly get that Christmassy feeling throughout the school. Thanks to the

 Parents’ Association for all the decorations. Santa Claus is greeting everyone as they enter the school front door and there is a post box beside him. He is looking forward to receiving all the letters from the boys and girls.

Thanks to Eva Hogan our wonderful SNA and artiste in residence, who has done a beautiful job creating a sacred space in the school entrance hall way. Using the Papal colours of yellow and white in the form of drapes, Eva has painted the logo of the ‘World Meeting of Families 2018’. This is a lovely way of preparing for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland next year.

There are loads of fun activities going on in the school with surprises on the way…….including ‘Wear a Christmas Jumper’ Fundraising Day for Focus Ireland on Friday 15th December organised by Ms Lynch and her Fourth Class. A small donation on the day of €2 would be much appreciated.

Congratulations to the winners from First and Second Classes of the Colouring Competition organised as usual by Catherine Henry from 6th Class who is fundraising for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Well done to Hubert Citko and Millie Free from Mrs Davenport’s First Class and to Ella Power and Cian Moore from Ms de Bruin’s Second Class. Well done to all the great boys and girls……all artists in the making! So far, almost €100 has been raised. It is always very important to help those less fortunate than ourselves especially little children.

There are just ten days to go until the fundraising Christmas Concerts in St. Mary’s Church, Enniskerry, which take place on December 16th and 17th at 7pm. There are only a few tickets left, but it would be great to have a full house because the funds raised on the evening of December 16th   will come directly to Kilmacanogue National School. Mulled wine and mince pies will also be on hand!!! Tickets available from the school office.

A little reminder to all the boys and girls as we get ready for the excitement of Christmas, ‘If it’s not nice, don’t do it, and if it’s not nice, don’t say it!’…….whether in school or at home!! Our Wednesday Newsletter picture shows the Advent Candles, which are lit each Sunday before Christmas. They represent hope, faith, joy and peace, with the white candle, representing love, being lit on Christmas Day.

Don’t forget about Mass next Sunday at 10am in Kilmacanogue Parish Church for all those boys and girls preparing for Confirmation. Details in the letter handed out yesterday.

Time to go now, busy days ahead although I am sure that I am not as busy as Santa’s elves!!!

With best wishes always,   

Niamh Murray (Principal)