Our annual winter shows will take place on Monday 18th December and Tuesday 19th December.
Junior Infants – 2nd Class will perform “The Lion King” on Monday night and
3rd – 6th Class will perform “Roald Dahl” on Tuesday night.
Please note the following:
Performances start at 7pm sharp. Children should go to their classrooms in their costumes no later than 6.45pm. A small number of tickets will be available to purchase at the door.
We have 200 seats available on both nights but expect higher numbers to attend so seating will be on a first come, first served basis. There will be plenty of standing room and we ask you to be considerate of elderly people, people with disabilities or expectant mothers who may need a seat. Other children will need a ticket for entry unless they are small enough to sit on a parents lap. If you or a family member attending have a disability and require a seat please let us know in advance.
Parents are welcome to take photographs or video of their children’s performance for their own private use but we ask you to be mindful of Data Protection legislation and ask you not to post anything publicly on the internet that contains images of other children.
We will be selling tickets on the night for some fantastic raffle prizes. The top prize each night will be a fantastic hamper packed with wine, chocolates, sweets, biscuits and seasonal treats, candles and gift vouchers. Other prizes include vouchers for piano lessons, vouchers for Shake Dog diner in the West Street shopping centre, a Minecraft hamper, Amazon Kindle e-readers, a beauty hamper and lots of other lovely items which will be on display on the night. Tickets are just 1 euro per strip. If you cannot attend you can also purchase tickets from the office on Monday and Tuesday.
The shows should last no longer than one hour and children should be collected from their classrooms afterwards.
All proceeds from the shows and from the raffles will be used to purchase new outdoor games and yard equipment suitable for all classes in the New Year.
The local St. Vincent de Paul representatives were extremely grateful to the children and our school community for the widespread generosity shown toward their 2017 Food Appeal. The donations will be made into food hampers and distributed to those families in the Drogheda community most in need this festive season. Thank you to all of you who donated and if anyone wishes to support the work of St. Vincent de Paul with a food or monetary donation, please visit their appeal page here.
Some excited children with special permission to stay up late tonight to see themselves on TV! Be sure not to miss our Junior Infants from Maria's class in Dr. Pixie McKenna's TV show, "You should really see a doctor."
Tonight on RTE1 at 830. https://t.co/C5St5FFM0m
— astonvillageetns (@astonvillage) December 6, 2017
Our children in senior classes began learning Spanish on Thursday thanks to an initiative between our school and Ballymakenny College. Teachers Nicola and Ciara accompanied many of the transition year students who included some past pupils; John, Anna and Sylvian in their ranks. The children were very kindly transported over to us by McCullough Buses to whom we give a special thanks for providing the bus at no charge. We look forward to seeing more of our new TY Spanish teachers in the coming weeks.
The children have been very busy this week preparing and finishing their winter tree decorations for our fundraising efforts. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of yard equipment for the children and the cost for your child’s very own personalised decoration is €5.00. The decorations look amazing as you can see from the pictures. The order form, should you wish to print it out is below, under the pictures.