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.
What: Emoji Movie (PG rating)
When: 6-7.30pm Thursday February 7th 2019
Where: School Hall
Who: Everyone welcome
Tickets: €5 (single) €10 (family)
Our student council Movie Night in term 2 takes place on Thursday, February 7th 2019. The Student Council voted for the movie Emoji Movie. The screening will take place in the school hall on the big projector! 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, from Friday 1st February. Tickets will also go on sale online.
The proceeds of the movie night will go towards Gardening equipment and plants for our School Garden. Please support our Movie night and bring all the family!
A huge Well Done to the Oak Class children who performed so well on the stage last week. Here is a link to the video in case you missed it, or want to watch the performance again and again over the holidays!
Toys and Bake Sale Items needed for our Winter Fair!
We will have a toy and baked goods table for sale at the fair. If any parents have old toys that are in good condition that they would like to donate they can do so on Thursday, December 6th. Parents who would like to donate baked goods for the bake sale can drop these into the school on the morning of the Winter fair, Friday, December 7th.
The PTA and the pupils of Powerstown ETNS are delighted to announce that our annual School Art Exhibition will be on display in our hall this Friday, December 7th 2018!
The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Winter Fun’. The artwork will be beautifully finished, professionally framed and catalogued for display in the school. As well as a great artistic event we are using the exhibition as a fundraiser to help to reduce the cost of swimming lessons for all the families in the school.
The pictures are great value at only €12 each, if you buy a second picture it will cost €10, if you buy a third it will cost €9.50. The framed print copies of the originals would make a lovely present, will be available to view on Wednesday December 5th and you can purchase them during the Winter Fair this Friday 7th December.
We look forward to seeing everyone there but if you can’t make it & would like to have your child’s picture, send the money in before exhibition day and we will arrange delivery.
Art is an area that every child enjoys and the exhibition will be a big social event in the life of the school this year, so please come along, (support our fundraiser) and admire the work of all our talented children!