# Swimming 2018: Information for Parents / Guardians

Swimming lessons will now take place in Templemore Garda College following successful completion of the application process. Therefore, from Wednesday, 9th January 2019, the children of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class will go swimming each week for 6 weeks in Templemore Garda College followed by 4th, 5th and 6th Class for 6 weeks starting on Wednesday, 20th February 2019. Transport to the pool and payment of instructors costs €6.85 per student per week.

The Board of Management requests a contribution of €6.00 per student per week for each lesson or €36 for all six lessons. Inability to make a contribution will not preclude a pupil from participating fully in swimming classes.

Swimming 2018 – 2019 Information for Parents and Guardians

# Maths Week: Brainteaser Booklet: Solutions

Well done to all who took part in Maths Week activities this week. We hope you had fun solving puzzles as a family.We had a particularly good response to the Mangahigh Ninja Challenge with competition heating up as the week went on. We look forward to Maths Week next October and will announce the winners of this weeks’ challenges on Thursday. Good luck to all who entered.

# Junior Booklet

Monday: This is just one possible solution:

Tuesday: The next shape is A.

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Raj found a picture of the lightest object.
The kite is the lightest object. This must be Raj’s object:

Mike’s object is heavier than Raj’s.
The must be Mike’s.

Sara’s object is heavier than Mike’s.
This must be Sara’s object:

Tom’s picture is of the heaviest object.
The heaviest object is the boat. This must be Tom’s object:

Friday:

Mom   14      Dad   28      Bill   9       Hilda   18

John   10      Kate  22      Wes   24

# Senior Booklet

Monday: The three children are 9, 2 and 2.

Tuesday: The total weight of the three animals is 27kg

Wednesday: The correct net of the cube is A.

Thursday: First to fifth place was as follows: Royals (90%), Knights (45%), Dukes (40%), Crowns (35%), Bishops (25%)

Friday: Angel lived in House 25. Dexter lived in House 1. Jarvis lived in House 12.

# Christmas Annual Order Forms

Christmas annual forms are available by clicking the link below. Two companies are offering annuals this year – FOLENS AND EDUCATE.IE.

Christmas Annual Order Form 2018 – 2019

If you wish to purchase an annual, please choose which company you wish to purchase an annual from, complete the relevant form and return it to the school as soon as you can but no later that Thursday, 8th November 2018.

The school will order the annuals on Thursday, 8th November to avail of special offers and competitions. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late orders.

EDUCATE.IE ANNUALS: €2          FOLENS ANNUALS: €2.50 (RRP: €4)

The Folens annuals come with a free pen or pencil. Carinval and Fairground annuals from Educate.ie also come with a free pencil.

# DROM NS MATHS WEEK

13TH OCTOBER – 21st OCTOBER 2018

This year as part of Maths Week we are taking part in the online Ninja Challenge Competition on www.mangahigh.com. All students will also receive a Maths Week puzzle booklet like previous years and where possible you are encouraged to take part in the online Ninja Challenge, which proved a great success last year.

HOW DOES THE NINJA CHALLENGE COMPETITION WORK?

All students will be assigned individual login details and will have full access to engaging maths lessons all day, every day. Students are encouraged to work through the lessons at home – providing a great opportunity to see the impact digital games-based learning can have on students, while also dramatically raising the profile of maths at school.

Students earn medal points by completing curriculum-aligned games and adaptive quizzes on Mangahigh. All points accumulate towards the school’s running total which places the school on the Ninja Maths Competition Leaderboard.

YOUR CHILD CAN COMPLETE ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDED for them by MANGAHIGH.COM …

There will be a list of activities generated by the online computer system for your child to complete, based on their age, and performance on various topics. You can find these under the RECOMMENDED SECTION on the STUDENTS PAGE

… or they CAN COMPLETE THE ACTIVITY SET FOR THEM BY THEIR CLASS TEACHER!

During the period of the challenge, 13th October – 21st October, your child’s teacher will also assign a daily activity on www.mangahigh.com for your child to complete should they wish to do so.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS PRIZE

The GOAL for students is to earn as many medal points by completing lessons to achieve either a Bronze standard, Silver standard or Gold standard. Every Bronze standard achieved collects 1 medal point, a Silver standard achieved is worth 2 medal points, and a Gold standard achieved adds 3 medal points.

Every student earning 150+ new medal points during the competition will win a real Mangahigh medal which will be sent their school in the post following the competition!

# Maths Week in Drom National School

Maths Week takes place this year from the 13th October 2018 to 21st October 2018.  During Maths Week we take a closer look at math and try to show the children how math is in everything that we do from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep e.g. shopping, going on a journey, setting the alarm clock etc. We also try to show the children that math can be great fun and so have planned a number of activities during the week to help the children to engage more with math including Math games and Math trails.

Parent(s) / Guardian(s) can also help by using math in everyday activities. How about asking the children to calculate how much two items cost in the shop? When going on a journey, children could calculate the distance? What shapes can be seen in your home? There are many examples of math in our everyday life.

To get our school community thinking mathematically we are sending home a book of math puzzles for both junior and senior students and their parents. There is one puzzle to be solved each night. We hope that parents and students will have a great time working out these puzzles together. Both booklets have been published on www.dromns.com in the Kid’s Corner under Fun Links: http://www.dromns.com/index.php/fun-links/. If you feel that your child would benefit more from either the Junior or Senior Booklet, please feel free to download them and enter. Alternatively, please request a copy from the office.

So what do you have to do?

1. Each night try to solve the math brainteaser.
2. On Monday, 22nd October 2018, return the puzzle book with the answers to the school.
3. Each child who gets all 5 questions right will be entered into a draw for a prize. The draw will take place on 25th October 2018 at 11a.m. and the winners from each classroom will be announced by text.

# September Edition of Drom NewS Now Available!

The September edition of Drom NewS is now available to view in the News & Events section of the website. Please see the school information booklet for the password to access the newsletter section. Alternatively, please contact the school on (0504) 51688 between 9.30am and 11.00am and the password will be written in your child’s homework journal for your attention.

# Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Once again, the school is taking part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Leaflets will be distributed to all children in the coming weeks. Please ensure that boxes are returned to the school before Friday 9th November.

Shoebox Appeal Poster 2018