Every parent knows the importance of reading and you’ll know the importance of a good school library – and not just for learning. Studies show that reading for pleasure doesn’t just give children an advantage academically; it can improve their wellbeing too!Nominate Powerstown ETNS to win by clicking the link below, and if your entry is picked, not only will your our school be able to refresh our library for generations of children to come with our massive €5,000 National Book Tokens prize, you’ll also take home €120 of National Book Tokens just for you. The more nominations our school receives, the higher their chances of winning so please spread the word and vote!
What: Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG rating)
When: 6-7.30pm Thursday May 16th 2019
Where: School Hall
Who: Everyone welcome
Tickets: €5 (single) €10 (family)
Our student council Movie Night in term 2 takes place on Thursday May 16th 2019 . The Student Council voted for the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet . 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, friends other family members. Tickets €5 (single) €10 (family) will be on sale outside the school every morning and afternoon. Tickets will also go on sale online.
The proceeds of the movie night will go towards the running costs of the Whole-School Musical -Annie. Please support our Movie night and bring all the family!
April is National Autism Awareness Month. There will be lots of fun activities going on in the school for the kids, including:
The focus of this workshop will be:
I hope to see some of you there.
Our Bag2 school collection is taking place on Thursday 4th April. Please leave your bags of clothes and shoes in the designated area on Thursday morning 4th April.
Seeing as we're all such great scientists in PETNS we are going to be running our annual science fair again this year! The date of science fair is Friday the 5th of April and all finished projects are to be brought in on Thursday the 4th at the latest! It's a great chance to show off your budding science skills and to showcase your knowledge! Parents are invited and encouraged to help children in their work!
Last year the projects were incredible and we hope to have more again this year!
For some Science Fair Project ideas go to:
We hope to see some you all there!
We want to raise awareness about Down Syndrome this Thursday March 21st!
How can you help?...By wearing #LotsofSocks! You can wear lots of socks, odd socks, brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock, even 3 socks to represent 3 chromosomes! If you don't usually wear socks, wear them on Thursday!
Wear them at home, school, work, on the bus, in the shop...wherever you will be on Thursday March 21st! Lets get people talking and raise awareness!
Here is a link to the website for further information https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org/event/lots-of-socks-2019
A chairde! Parents, Guardians and friends!
This week we will be celebrating Irish language and culture as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be busy learning Irish songs and dances, playing games through Irish, reading and writing stories, listening to Irish music and promoting the Irish language throughout the school.
We would like to invite you to join in the fun this Friday 15th March.
We would be delighted if anyone would like to contribute baked goods for our Irish Breakfast morning. Some ideas of Irish foods include:
Soda bread or brown bread
Barmbrack or fruit bread
Spreads: blackberry jam, apple jelly or Irish butter.
As part of our celebration of Book Week and the children's love of reading the infant classes would like to invite you to come in for some shared reading time in your child's class.
You can bring books, stories or poems for reading with your child's class. Books in other languages are most welcome!
We hope to do this over 6 weeks starting next week on Friday, March 8th and every Friday until April 12th at 8:40am on those mornings.
If you can come on any of those dates please click on the survey link and select a suitable time.
We hope to welcome you into our class soon
Book Week is taking place in Powerstown ETNS from 4th March. We have lots of activities during the week, children and grown ups can participate in school and at home.
We will have Shared Reading in Senior Infants, on Fridays from 8.40- 9am please sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/qEFL7NNnGMAFKQAx1 if you are free on any of the days.
The Book Fair will be here from Tuesday 5th March and open after school collection times.
Here at PETNS, we love reading! As part of our preparations to celebrate World Book Week, children are invited to share a photo of themselves reading a book in the strangest place they can think of! Photos can be given directly to class teachers or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.We can't wait to see your creative photos! (Winners will be announced on 7th March)
Dress as a Book Character Day Thursday 7th March, Children are invited to dress up as a character from a Book or a Story.
Hi Powerstown families!
Want to help our school win sports equipment or some funding for sports equipment? Powerstown ENTS is participating in Aldi's Rugby competition. If you shop in Aldi and you spend €30 or more ask for a rugby sticker. If we collect enough to fill a poster we can send it away and be in with a chance to win €50,000 or some fantastic sports equipment. The poster will be posted up outside our parents room. Children and families are welcome to bring in the stickers and put them up on this poster. Any support you can give us would be much appreciated.