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  1. DROM NewS DROM’S FAVOURITE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER www.dromns.com - Since 2011 March Madness & Mayhem! March has seen so many events take place in our school – SeachtainnaGaeilge, bag-packing and Confirmation to mention just a few. We are also busy preparing for upcoming events such as matches in both soccer and hurling, the First Confession and First Holy Communion ceremonies and the National Spring Clean which we hope to take part in in April. After all that activity, we will look forward to our Easter break and of course a visit from the Easter bunny with many tasty treats. Confirmation Class 13/14 • AMAZING APPS! • Given that we have just celebrated SeachtainnaGaeilge, this month’s applications are Irish based. A full list of Irish based applications are available on: http://www.tg4.ie/ie/programmes/cula4/cula-caint.html • APP Cúlacaint 1, 2 & 3. • APP Bia Linn • APP Zou • APP Olly an VeainBheagBhán • APP Ag Spraoi le Claude • UPCOMING EVENTS • First Confession: 25th March @ 7p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Drom. • FAI Soccer Tournament: Date to be confirmed. 31st March or 1st April. • U13 Hurling: Drom V Loughmore: Wednesday, April 2nd @ 1.30p.m. in Drom GAA pitch. • Basketball with Martin Walsh: Wednesday, April 9th • U13 Hurling: Drom V Upperchurch: Thursday, April 10th @ 1.00p.m. in Drom GAA pitch. • National Spring Clean: Friday, 11th April in Drom N.S. and Drom Community. • Easter Holdays: Friday, 11th April @ 3p.m. The picture shows the boys and girls of 5th & 6th Class in Drom National School who received their Confirmation on Wednesday, 19th March 2014. The children were truly the pride of the parish and a credit to both their teacher, Ms. Cooney, their parents / guardians and their families.

  2. NEWS March SCHOOL TOURS It is that time of the year again, when we plan our school tours for the children in the school. The school tours this year will see the Junior Infants to Second Class visit Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park in County Kildare, while the children from Third Class – Sixth Class will visit the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig in County Wexford. Each teacher will contact you after Easter with details of the relevant school tour. JUNIOR SCHOOL TOUR On Thursday 12th June Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class will go on their school tour. This year we will go to Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park located in the Bog of Allen in Co. Kildare. This is a fun and educational tour, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. The activities include a guided tour of the pet farm, an adventure outdoor playground and crazy golf, ‘Funky Forest’ indoor play area, nature trail and a road train trip. SENIOR SCHOOL TOUR The children from Third Class – Sixth Class will visit the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig in County Wexford on Wednesday, 11th June 2014. The 35 acre park will allow the children to experience first hand how their ancestors lived. Starting in the middle Stone Age each student will be guided through the major changes in Irish history, learning how people worked, lived and died. Interacting with the experienced guides the children will learn about early Irish history through different mediums than normal. Sights, sounds, smell and even taste will enable them to get a truly unique perspective into Early Irish History. Following a guided tour of the park, the children will then make and decorate their own personal Viking shield using “history inspired designs”. Once produced and painted each student can return home with their shield as a reminder of their learning experience. BAG PACKING Lately, the school was given the opportunity to bag-pack in Centra, Templemore in order to raise much needed funds for the school. We would like to thank most sincerely all those parents and members of our community who gave of their time to take part in this very successful fundraising event. We would like to thank in particular those parents who covered more than one time slot. A total of €963.88 was raised. Well done to all involved. The school is so appreciative of your hard work and effort for the school and in particular for the children who will benefit hugely from the monies raised. SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE INÁR SCOIL March 1st – 17th saw us celebrate Seactain na Gaeilge in our school. A number of events took place to mark this important time. On Thursday, 6th March, the children attended a Céilí Mór with a twist. Their dance teacher, Ms. Sinéad Cahill, directed the children as they treated all there to a wonderful display of Irish dancing mixed with modern dance. In addition, we enjoyed many fun activities ‘as gaeilge’ in school. The children from Junior Infants to Second Class came together for a number of fun activities including bingó, cluichí boird agus scéalaíocht. while Third & Fourth Class made an iMovie based on the weather forecast or Réamhaisnéis na hAimsire. CIRCULAR 17 / 2014 Recently, the Department of Education and Science published a Fair Processing Notice to explain how some of the personal data of pupils in primary and special schools will be recorded on the proposed Primary Online Database (POD) and how this data will be processed by the Department of Education and Skills, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 . More information on can be found at: http://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/#sthash.6JW4eVI2.dpuf. A copy of this circular can also be requested from the office by phoning (0504) 51688 between 9.30a.m. and 11.00a.m. DROM & INCH PARISH PHOTOGRAPH BOOK The school has received a request from the Drom & Inch Parish Photograph Book Committee to include in a book of parish photographs, a picture of each class in Drom National School. The names of each child would be published also in this book. Please fill in the attached consent form and return same to the school before Friday, 28th March 2014. CRUMLIN EASTER EGG APPEAL The school children have been requested to design an Easter / Get Well Card to give to a sick child in Crumlin. They are also being asked to donate at least €1 each to help to buy hundreds of Easter Eggs to bring to Crumlin on Easter Saturday. We would ask that cards and donations be brought to school before Friday, 28th March. (See attached form) BASKETBALL WITH MARTIN WALSH Basketball with Martin Walsh will begin on Wednesday, April 9th. We would ask for a contribution of €1.50 per student per week. Children should wear their tracksuit on Wednesday for basketball and Friday for hurling from April 9th. SCHOOL GARDENING PROGRAMME After Easter, the children will start their school gardening programme which is being kindly facilitated by Ms. BronaghDelargy. If children have gardening gloves, they should bring them to school on Friday on their assigned week for gardening. DROM NOTES!