This from will need to be completed and returned to the school either via email to curraghPPS@kwetb.ie or brought in with your child on the 1st of March.
Supporting you as you Support your Son/Daughter with Online Learning
Hello and welcome back to term 2! As we look towards the next few weeks of schooling, we would like to share with you some resources that are available to assist you as you support your son/daughter to engage with their online learning. We currently await directions from government and Dept. of Education as to how the next few weeks will proceed but the links below will hopefully offer some support, tips, and guidance for you.
All of us tutors are planning a little competition for you! As you all know, next Tuesday is Pancake Tuesday (16th February), we have decided that this is an excellent opportunity for a bit of a competition - which we are calling 'Smiley Pancake Day'.
To enter all you have to do is decorate a pancake with a smiley face next Tuesday. You can be as creative as you want and use either sweet or savory food items! Then take a picture and upload it to the team to spread some pancake joy. There will be a prize for the best pancake!
This week marks the celebration of 'Internet Safety Awareness Week'. As part fo this week your children will engage with lessons related to staying safe whilst online. To help support them with this learning, Webwise, an educational support service for internet safety, is hosting a webinar for parents. It will highlight areas of potential risk, advise on how to have conversations about being safe online with your child and also point you to helpful resources. This webinar is FREE. All you have to do is register. The link below will take you to the registration facility.
PARENT WEBINARSEmpowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers
When: Tuesday, 9th February 7.30pm-8.15pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton, cyberpsychology researcher, member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and lectures in Cyberpsychology and Psychology in IADT, Dun Laoghaire.
La Fheile Bride. Happy St Brigid's Day to all our families. Today marks the beginning of Spring. Hopefully it will bring us some brighter days and warmer weather. Lots of signs of spring are beginning to awaken such as the sprouting of daffodils and the birth of lambs. St. Brigid is the patron saint of Kildare and to celebrate her day there are lots of activities available online. You can visit www.intokildare.ie and lots of videos and links to celebrate the day.
The making of St Brigid's Crosses is a longstanding tradition across the county, with many schools engaging with the activity each year. The link below shows how one can be made at home using pipe cleaners - strips of paper will also work.