St. Peter's National School
In Assembly today we had two visitors from Team Hope, Michelle and Caoibhe. They told us all about the wonderful work they do at Christmas time for the Shoebox Appeal in order to help vulnerable children overseas. Giving a shoebox to a child less privileged is a fantastic thing to do. Last year, Team Hope managed to send 264,636 shoeboxes to children in countries in Eastern Europe and Africa. This year, St. Peter's National School would like to help and raise this number so even more children can have a nice present to open at Christmas.
Michelle and Caoibhe explained to us the type of things we could put in the shoebox - including the four W's - something to 'Wear', something to 'Wash' with, something to 'Write' with and something to make the child go 'Wow'. They brought in lots of sample shoeboxes to show us. Many of the things in the shoebox we all have lying around our house - we don't need to buy new things to fill our shoeboxes. The leaflet with all the information will go into each child's schoolbag on Monday. Please make sure to have a look and see if this is something you might like to take part in. All shoeboxes are welcome to be stored in the library in school from whenever they are ready. The shoeboxes are going to be collected by Team Hope on the 9th of November - so this should give you something to keep you busy over the Midterm Break!
Finally, today was the last Assembly before the Midterm Break as next Friday is the Spooky Walk! So, today we celebrated our Attendance Awards. Many children in each class have achieved 100% attendance between the 30th August and today! This is a brilliant achievement and should be celebrated. Each child with 100% attendance received a certificate. Well done!
Have a great weekend!