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St Patrick's Primary School, Saul, Downpatrick
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Wednesday 24th June 2020

24th Jun 2020

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all still well and staying safe.

We are so busy in school trying to prepare for a safe return in the new academic year. When we have some definite plans we will let you all know in the hope that everything keeps moving in the same direction it is currently. It’s nearly time to get back on the pitches, which will be brilliant news. 24th June also means it’s only six months until Christmas Eve! Who knows how things will have changed before then!

Thanks to everyone who has returned school books over the last few weeks. We would appreciate any reading or text books to be left in before the 1st July. Books should be placed in a bag with your child/children’s names on the outside. They can be left in to school via the front doors and placed in the large trunk. Any books that your children do not use any more would also be very welcome.

It’s Wednesday and so Newsdesk and Junior Newsdesk have the Amazon Jungle Show and Wee Critters today. I really don’t like snakes, but today’s article is quite interesting.

The theme for the week (Mon 22 - Fri 26 June) for our child safety poster competition is - DANGERS FROM TRACTORS & OTHER FARM MACHINERY

Farmers and farm workers use tractors and other equipment every day. These machines are powerful, and if not operated safely, can lead to disabling injuries or death.

To enter our competition all children need to do is draw a poster on a plain A3 or A4 page about the Dangers from tractors & other farm machinery.
Please ensure that all entries are drawn in portrait style and not landscape.

Parents/Caregivers just need to take a photograph of the completed poster and email to safestart@hseni.gov.uk by Friday 26th June at 4pm. Please remember to include the child's name, age, school and a contact number for the parent/caregiver in the covering email. The winner will be notified next week.

Children of Primary school age can enter with the chance to win a £30 One4all gift voucher.

Mathletics is still available for P2-P7 and will be for another couple of weeks, so still time to get your certificates.

Accelerated Reader is still available for the P4-P7 children. We intend to keep it open as long as possible during the summer. You must use the link specific to our school: https://ukhosted6.renlearn.co.uk/2124881/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s

Thanks to everyone for your great pictures. Send us a photo please. If you'd like to share pics, please e-mail to: info@stpatrickspssaul.downpatrick.ni.sch.uk I've included some photos taken when we are at school earlier this year. Lovely memories.

Remember to keep praying for those who are sick or alone and those people who are working so hard to look after them. Pray for everyone who is so busy looking after you and still working to ensure we have everything we need. Pray for all of the children in our school and their families. We are so grateful to them all.

Stay safe.

Today’s joke:

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes? 
A: A Doyuthinkysauraus!

From Roman in P1!