Johnstown Parents Association AGM this September

The Johnstown Parents Association (JPA) AGM is to be held Tuesday September 20th at 7.30pm in the Boys Hall.

We would encourage you to attend, we think you will find it worthwhile and informative

The Agenda for the night is as follows:

1. Opening Address by Liam Dillon, JPA Chairperson

2. Financial Accounts by Jen Thorpe, JPA Treasurer

3. Principal’s Welcome by Michelle Cotterell and Lisa Breen

4. Parent 2021 / 2022 Feedback led by Liam Dillon

5. Plans for 2022/ 2023 led by Liam Dillon 

6. Volunteering for the JPA 

7. Any Other Business

8. This will be followed by a presentation / session with Zeeko

Zeeko is an Irish company whose mission is to teach Internet Safety to Children, Parents and Teachers, creating a world where young people can safely benefit from Technology and the Internet. They are innovators in this field with leading knowledge, experience and expertise in Children’s Internet Safety, successfully managing the online risks young people face every day.

Welcome Back…and new beginnings!

It’s that time of year again… new school clothes and schools books, new teachers and assistants, schoolbags and pencil cases, fresh haircuts, excitement at meeting with school friends after a long sunny summer and nervous excitement for the newest arrivals in Junior Infants classes (and that’s just their parents!)

As the school year restarts and we begin to return to familiar school time and extra curricular rhythms, whether it is continuing the education odyssey or just starting out on it, the JPA would like to wish each and every pupil, parent and the teaching and administration staff all the very best in our girls and boys schools this year.

Keep a close eye on our website and social media channels over the coming academic year as the JPA engages with the school community supporting the parents and board of management with a range of initiatives, events and fundraisers throughout the school year.

As ever, if you think you would like to get involved in the JPA, or have a couple of hours a month to help out with the JPA just drop us a line at our contact page on this website – we’d be delighted to welcome you on board!

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Quiz Champs…& a BIG cheque for Red Cross !

Our worthy table quiz champions, the Merrigans (centre), hold the trophy aloft

The annual JPA Table Quiz was held last Friday and was a roaring success! The competition was tight and the atmosphere in the school hall among the participants was electric as the Merrigan family won out to claim the coveted Leo Clancy Cup.

But they weren’t the only winners as the funding raising from the JPA Table Quiz raised an enormous €1,100 for the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in the Quiz, all the volunteers who helped organise it on the night and of course to everyone who donated funds to the charity appeal.

Looking forward to the next big JPA Table Quiz already…!

Also a really big shout out to our sponsors on the night, please give these local heros your support:

Base Wood Fired Pizza (thanks for all the amazing pizza at the quiz guys!)
Casey School of Dance (really appreciate the vouchers)
Ballybrack-Killiney Montessori (for the generous donation)
Quando Pizza (thanks for the vouchers)
Core Credit Union (for another generous donation)

The Big JPA Table Quiz is back!

We are delighted that the Table Quiz for the Leo Clancy Cup is back on Friday May 27th & you can book your table / ticket here https://eventbrite.ie/e/jpa-table-quiz-with-leo-clancy-tickets-332963190867….

All proceeds are going to a very worthwhile charity, the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal, in particular to aid their efforts assisting the vulnerable and displaced, due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

We are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the table quiz.

Bring your collective brains and sense of fun!!

For those who may not be able to attend but who are interested in the Red Cross appeal: links below

https://www.redcross.ie/

Johnstown Fittest Family

We are delighted to launch the Johnstown Fittest Family. Over the course of the next four / five weeks we are asking you to get out and jog + log your miles (whether it be walking or running). Then come join us on April 30th at Shanganagh Park (https://www.parkrun.ie/shanganagh/) and run / walk your 5 km with us.

Here how it works;

  1. Here is a training plan that we hope works for you https://jpaconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/image-1.png
  2. Come join us on Strava. We have created a club page on https://www.strava.com/clubs/1015568. You will need to register on Strava and then come join the club. This can be used on your phone and record your sessions via your phone
  3. Using our social media pages, log you miles on Twitter https://twitter.com/JPAConnect and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jpaconnect and simply use the hashtag #jpafamily
  4. On April 30th, we will gather and run the / walk the 5k and celebrate together. The first member of the Johnstown Family home will be awarded the title of ‘Johnstown Fittest Family’

Please note: – In the next few days, we will be uploading a 5km Training Plan for you. Come join the fun

Johnstown Lucky Lotto!

Want to help raise funds for our schools?

Fancy being in with a chance to win weekly and monthly prizes?

Then join the Johnstown Lucky Lotto to help fund iPads for pupils in the schools!

You can enter into the draw now by clicking on the Johnstown Lucky Lotto portal here

You can buy 1 line for €2 or 3 lines for €5, either recurring or once off. Current jackpot €500

You can even invite family and friends to play part too by a link on the lotto page

For more background information on the lotto and how it is run to raise funds for our schools (and give you a chance at the jackpot!) click here