The Johnstown Parents Association (JPA) Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd September 2020 @ 8.00pm. As a parent/guardian of a child in Johnstown you are member of the Parents’ Association.
Your ideas and support will be crucial in helping to make the Parents’ Association a success. We are holding our meeting on Zoom and we would be grateful if you could;
Send any questions by email to us in advance of the meeting
We have a number of committee members leaving this year and we would welcome new members to join the committee. The JPA Committee normally meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8.15pm. All parents/ guardians are invited to attend and we will publish a list of meeting dates for 2020/2021.
We are delighted to advise you that the Johnstown Parents’ Association will continue its work following the Annual General Meeting on the 24th September 2019. Thanks to all the parents who attended and we hope you enjoyed the excellent Internet Safety Talk from Zeeko.
Welcome to Ruth, Janice, Sarah, Sam and Sarah who join us this year. The association aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year.
The Parents’ Association does not have a fundraising role and we have some expenses for which we need your help. We would like to ask each family for a voluntary subscription of €10 for expenses to be covered in 2019/2020.
Contributions are needed for: The annual insurance premium is €205 Costs for speakers and events such as Ice Cream Day! Catering costs to cover the Communion and Confirmation events.
Please return your donation to the school in the envelope provided with your name and class where it will be collected or if you prefer to pay electronically, please use the following details:
BIC: ULSB IE 2D IBAN: IE59 ULSB 9859 5076 1833 69
Please note that any excess funds raised by the association are donated back to the school. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance. Yours sincerely, Christine Higgins Chairperson
JPA Class Groups It has come to our attention that some parents of the Junior Infants Girls’ School classes have not yet joined the class WhatsApp group. These groups are helpful for sharing communications from JPA, homework queries and also for organising parties and events.
A class representative has been assigned to each junior infant class: Ms Raymond – Sinead Peacock Ms Reid – Jane Rush Ms Breen – Allison Kearney & Karen Bennett
Hello from the Johnstown Parents’ Association and welcome to our first newsletter for this school year. We hope all the boys and girls have settled back into school. It is going to be another fun and exciting year! JPA Meetings As a parent/guardian, you are an automatic member of our Parents’ Association. Your ideas and support will be crucial in helping to make the Parents’ Association a success.
The JPA Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8.15pm. All parents/ guardians are invited to attend. Our Annual General Meeting is Tuesday 24th September@7.30pm Class Representatives Every year we ask two parents from each Junior Infant class to volunteer as class representatives.
There are usually two class representatives for each class in the boys’ and girls’ schools. The role involves maintaining the class contact list and passing on information regarding JPA events. It has come to our attention that some classes do not have a representative. If you don’t have a class representative and wish to volunteer please contact the JPA on firstname.lastname@example.org
JPA Family Subscription
The Parents’ Association aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year. The subscription is €10 per family but whatever you can afford will be much appreciated. Please return your donation to the school where it will be collected or if
you prefer to pay electronically,
please use the following bank details:
BIC: ULSB IE 2D IBAN: IE59 ULSB 9859 5076 1833 69
JPA Calendar 2020 It is that time of year again where we plan for the JPA School Calendar. We are organising the dates with the schools for taking class photos. The themes for each class are the same as last year and are as follows:
Author of Weaving Wellbeing Fiona Forman announced for this years JPA AGM
Helping Children to Manage Stress and Strong Emotions
Johnstown Parents’ Association are delighted to inform you that we have organised for Fiona Forman author of ‘Weaving Well-being’ to speak to parents at our next Annual General Meeting.
Fiona is a regular media contributor on children’s well-being and has spoken on this subject at conferences at both national and international level. Fiona is passionate about the mental health and well-being of children and in helping them to achieve their true potential. Fiona has designed and implemented a well-being programme which has received immensely positive feedback. She has delivered talks to parents and teachers on Positive Psychology and its application to education. For further information: http://weavingwellbeing.com As this event is sponsored by the JPA and supported by the schools we hope it will be well attended by parents/guardians. To book your place, please e-mail email@example.com. If you have any suggestions for future talks/ training programmes, please e-mail JPA connect firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our website, http://www.jpaconnect.com.
We would like to welcome everyone back to the new school year and a special welcome to the new parents joining the school.
We hope all the boys and girls have settled back in nicely. It’s going to be another fun & exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!
We would like to bring your attention to a very important event coming up:
Annual General Meeting.
The 2018 JPA AGM details are as follows:
Date: Thursday 20th September
Venue: Johnstown Boys School
Please note: As the majority of the committee members are leaving this year, your Parents Association needs you!
The following is just a brief idea as to what is involved with being a member:
– One evening a month for meetings
– Willing to help with organising the fun activities for the boys and girls
– Helping to support the school social events
– Enthusiasm and a team player
The JPA raises approximately €10,000 per annum which is shared between the schools.
These funds are paid towards:
• Ice Cream day
• Communion and Confirmation breakfasts
• School Graduation
• Easter Art Competition
• 6th Class Social
• School Donations
Without new committee members, none of this can happen. We encourage you all to come along to the AGM.
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.
Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Johnstown Parents Association, to be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Johnstown Boys National School, on December 12th, 2017 at 7.00 p.m.
1. Chairpersons Address
To include a report on work, fundraising events and general activities of the
Association over the last year.
2. Financial Update/ Treasurers Report.
3. Report on the work of The National Parents Council (By Chairperson)
4. Principals Address –
Principals, or their representatives, will be invited to address the meeting.
5. Election of Officers
6. Any other business
Minutes of the AGM of the JPA held at The Girls School Hall on the 14th September, 2016 at 7p.m.
The Chairman addressed the meeting thanking the JPA, school staff and parents for their support. It was noted that although the attendance was good in comparison to other years it was low in proportion to the numbers of pupils.
The income and expenses of JPA were distributed and reviewed with a combined contribution of €8,000 being made and donated to the schools.
6th Class Social
This is confirmed as taking place in the Boys school hall from 8-10pm on Thursday 30th June
The committee elections took place with the following members being elected;
James Dunne as Chairman
Natalie Greenan as Secretary
Lynn Lawlor was as Treasurer
David Horan as co-treasurer
Emer Fitzgerald as vice-chairperson (in her absence)
It was noted that the constitution only allows 10 committee members but that this could and should be amended.
Carolann Kestell and Alan Brady stood down as Committee members. Their contribution was noted and much appreciated.
Joe Garde volunteered to help re-vamp the JPA website and his help was gratefully accepted.
Some parents had questions for the principals who undertook to reply to any queries directly.
The first JPA meeting was arranged (post AGM) for Wednesday 21st September at 8.15pm at the Boys School.