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St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Madden Row, Keady
Jersey Day TOMORROW 3rd Nov -Non-School Uniform Day! Pupils are invited to wear in their Armagh colours, club jerseys or sports clothes tomorrow 3rd December in support of Armagh County Camogie Team who play in the All-Ireland Final this Saturday 5th December. We have several of our past pupils playing on this panel and they are coming to visit the school tomorrow morning. Any camógs or hurlers who would like to take in their sticks and helmets will even get to have a puck around with the All-Ireland Finalists. If you have hats, flags or headbands take them in and we will deck the school in orange and white tomorrow! Ard Mhacha Abú! | Xmas Dinner Xmas dinner should please be ordered with the class teacher on Google Classroom/Seesaw before FRIDAY 27TH NOV as the kitchen is finalising numbers. Xmas dinners will be on Thurs 10th Dec- school closes half day after dinner has been served. Rang1, P1, P2 and Mrs O Malley’s P2/3 will finish at 12:30pm. Mrs McEvoys P3/4 - P5 finish at 12:45pm and P6-P7 at 1pm. Any child with older siblings can remain with their teacher and one lift per family can be facilitated. Dinner costs £2.60 and can be paid as normal on parent pay system or for people not registered as a one off cash payment to class teacher in sealed envelope. | Xmas Performances Class recording of Xmas songs will start this Mon 30th Nov for Xmas video. Xmas clothes/costumes to be left in school this Friday as recording may take a few days. There will be a small window of opportunity for us to record any child isolating and include in video depending on date of return.   | Isolation Packs- Paper Copies 'Isolation Packs'- NOT homework. NOT extra work! These packs are being sent home so that parents will have paper copies of work if in the unfortunate event any class should have to isolate before Christmas. Please put pack away safely- for use ONLY in the event of a whole class off school isolating. The school will inform you if the pack is needed. There will be no reprints issued so please put pack away in a safe place. | Reminder For All Parents If your child or anyone in the household is feeling unwell and you are unsure if your child should attend school: Please keep your child at home and contact school office asap or email stfrancisenquiries@gmail.com for further advice. | Important Information If any of our pupils test positive, have symptoms of corona virus or have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive,  pupils should remain at home and parents should ring the school immediately on 02837531284 or if school is closed email Mrs Hughes on: stfrancisenquiries@gmail.com
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Digital Leaders

 
 

Digital Leaders

We are very lucky in St. Francis of Assisi to have wonderful I.C.T. wizards! Our Digital Leaders are instrumental in supporting I.C.T. development in school. They act as a support to teachers and take on the role of a peer tutor when introducing new apps to their friends. Our digital leaders have created a short presentation on their role and responsibilities, enjoy!

Polished programmers!

Key Stage 2 Digital Leaders have successfully completed training in our new I.T. resource Spheros. They are now ready to support other classes (and of course our teachers!) in using this sophisticated resource. Spheros are a fun way to develop programming and coding skills. Children practise problem-solving and logical reasoning techniques when creating instruction codes.

Top of the apps!

Digital Leaders tell us what’s ‘appening with the latest apps in education! This month’s top pick is Sumdog.

Sumdog

Digital Leaders, Sarah and Oscar, reviewed the latest app to be downloaded onto our iPads. They have really enjoyed using Sumdog and love that they can access it at home and school. They were first introduced to the app during numeracy club and have went on to download it on their personal tablets so they can play against their friends at home. The app involves highly engaging games that helps students practise their numeracy and literacy skills. The app was given 5 stars for being fun, motivating and easy to use. The best bit? It’s free!

Children in P3-P7 have all been given a user name so download today and join the fun!