Portmarnock Community School is having a Bag2School Fundraiser. This is an opportunity to sort through your wardrobes and cupboards and donate any unwanted quality textiles. All funds raised from this collection will go to the school and will benefit your son or daughter directly. Furthermore an additional 10% of all funds raised goes to the LauraLynn Foundation. So Let’s get collecting !
WHAT WILL BE COLLECTED:
We accept the following Quality items for Re-Use…
Adult & Children’s clothing
Shoes & Boots (matching pairs only)
Hats, Belts & Ties
WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT…
Duvets, Bedding, Towels. Household linen
Pillows and Cushions
Carpets, Rugs and Mats
(including both shower and toilet mats)
Soiled or Wet Clothing
Corporate Clothing & Workwear
Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material.
While we are sending home a Collection Bag with each student, we will also gladly accept other bags – black bin liners are ideal. Please try to fill as many bags as you can, don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours !!
Bags can be dropped to the P.E. hall (upstairs) on 23rd,24th and 25th April during school hours only. The Bag2School team will come and collect all the bags early on the morning of the 26th April.
Thank you in advance from the Parents Association.
Our young social innovators attended the Dublin Tech Summit where Jordan Evans, NASA CEO shared his insights and stories of building space rockets and modules that landed on Mars and explored space. He gave them an hour of his time and the stories from his extraordinary life working at NASA.
Our great Student Council have organised a Positive Mental Health Week involving talks by Jigsaw, Friendship Circles, Reflections every morning, a Thought Box and a Raffle for Darkness Into Light. Well done to all concerned.
First year parents: the HSE will visit PCS on Monday 30th April 2018 to administer the second HPV vaccine to first year girls and the TDaP and MenC vaccines to first year boys. Information and consent packs have been given to all first year boys. These consent forms must be returned to Tutors on Monday 16th April during tutor time please.
Many TY students are rehearsing in school for the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which runs from Tuesday 10th April to Friday 13th April.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts sharp at 8pm. Tickets on sale from Monday & at the door each evening: €5-student, €8-adult & €12-family (2ad & 2ch).
Our school community are having a very busy Easter break. TY students were kayaking and sailing in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal with Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin.
Another group of TY students learned to ski in Madonna Di Campiglio in Italy. The students had a great week with sunny days as well as heavy snow. Thanks to Mr McGovern for organising the trip and Mr Dempsey, Ms Hughes, Ms Tynan, Ms McGlynn and Mr Clarke for supervising.
Enrolments are now open for our next term. Most classes begin during the week of 9th April and run up until the Summer Holidays. Most classes take place on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Mornings. Continuing and new students welcome. More details on courses available here.
PCS had two YSI teams competing in competition for YSI 2018 in Drogheda. ‘Let’s Get Current’ is an e publication by young people on political and current affairs promoting political and social responsibility among young people.
The second team promotes the recycling of abandoned bicycle into a simple ploughing mechanism which tills the soil using allow till method to prevent soil erosion and then spaces the soil for the planting of sorghum and maize.