Family Subscription 2019/2020

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

If you would like to join the class WhatsApp group approach your class rep and provide your phone number or go to our website and log your details:
https://jpaconnect.com/2019/10/10/class-reps/

JPA Calendar 2020 22nd October 2019
It is that time of year again where we plan for the JPA School Calendar. The themes for each class are the same as last year:

ClassTheme
Junior InfantsPrincess/Superheroes
Senior InfantsValentines
FirstHalloween
SecondSt Patricks Day
ThirdChristmas
FourthHappy New Year
FifthSports Jerseys
SixthCrazy Hair
The MeadowEaster

Save the Date: Table Quiz
Our table quiz will be on Friday 8th November @ 7.30pm. To book a table of 4 (2 Adults 2 Kids) e-mail jpaconnect@gmail.com.

Prizes
We are always looking for prizes for raffles and events. If you have your own business and would like to donate a prize it would be much appreciated.

JPA is Going Green
To save paper, all JPA correspondence will be issued in the future via our website circulation list.

Sign up for future JPA updates and events by clicking on the follow button on the bottom right-hand side of the JPA website or if you use facebook or Twitter we are there too.

If you would like to get in touch with the JPA, you can contact us by email, jpaconnect@gmail.com

JPA Newsletter - Family Subscriptions
JPA Newsletter.

Hello to all parents!

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
Time: 7.30pm
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.

Best regards,
James, Paula, Lynne, Bernadette, Elaine, Siobhan, Caroline, Fiona, Gemma, Tim & Joe.

 

Volunteer?

Our first Newsletter #JPA

Hello from the Johnstown Parents Association and welcome to our first newsletter.
We hope all the boys and girls have settled back into school.
It’s going to be another fun & exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!

Annual General Meeting – The 2017 JPA AGM details are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 17th October
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Johnstown Boys School

We hope you can join us while we review our activities in 2016/2017 and look to elect a committee for
2017/2018. We would particularly like to meet you if you are interested in joining us or have any useful comments or suggestions to help us in the coming year.


Family Subscription.
The Parents’ Association works to help the school to enrich your child’s educational experience. It also aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year.
Last year we put on some wonderful events and had several highlights through the year… The Mid-Term Madness Raffle, Table Quizzes, Easter Art Competition, Ice Cream Day to name but a few.

Your contribution is highly valued and allows the Parents’ Association to complete this important work. The subscription is €10 per family but whatever you can afford will be much appreciated.
An envelope has been provided so please use that to return your donation to the school 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


2018 Calendar
We hope you all agree that the changes made to our calendar for 2017 were a big improvement and it looked really great. We are in the process of organising a printer and photographer for our 2018 calendar and are expecting that the photographs of each class will be taken week commending October 23rd.

The themes for each class are as follows:

  • Class / Theme
  • Junior Infants: Princess/Superheroes
  • Senior Infants: Valentines
  • First Class: Halloween
  • Second Class: St Patricks Day The Meadow Easter
  • Third Class: Christmas
  • Fourth Class: Happy New Year
  • Fifth Class: Sports Jerseys
  • Sixth Class: Crazy Hair

Table Quiz
Save the date! Our next table quiz will be on Friday 17th November. We will issue details regarding tickets in the coming weeks.


Get In Touch
If you would like to get in touch with the JPA, you can contact us by email directly at jpaconnect@gmail.com, or through our website, www.jpaconnect.com. Please don’t forget to sign up to our website and Facebook page for updates and list of events! Look us up on twitter, too!

If you wish to be added to your class WhatsApp group please drop us an email and we can get you added or signed up for text/email only.


Best regards,

James, Paula, Lynne, Brianan, Emer, Dave, Caroline, Elaine, Joe & Bernadette.

You can download the newsletter here. JPA_first_newsletter

School Calendars

Calendars

Many thanks to all those who have already purchased a school calendar and for the wonderful feedback. We still have some available for those who haven’t got one yet. You can send in €10 with a clearly marked envelope and we’ll have them back to you within a day.

Save the Date!

This years “Big Night Out” will be on Friday 27 th January in the function rooms upstairs in the Graduate.

Facebook.

To keep up with school news and events you can also follow on our new Facebook page !

http://facebook.com/JPAConnect

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting

Minutes of the AGM of the JPA held at The Girls School Hall on the 14th September, 2016 at 7p.m.

  1. 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.
  1. The income and expenses of JPA were distributed and reviewed with a combined contribution of €8,000 being made and donated to the schools.
  1. 6th Class Social
  • This is confirmed as taking place in the Boys school hall from 8-10pm on Thursday 30th June
  1. 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)
  • Brianan Byrne
  • Elaine Murray
  • Lynne Murto
  • Bernadette Cummins
  • Edwina Mullan
  • Alison Kearney
  • Caroline Vance
  • Paula Koechlin
  • Stefan Teehan

 

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.

  1. Joe Garde volunteered to help re-vamp the JPA website and his help was gratefully accepted.
  1. Some parents had questions for the principals who undertook to reply to any queries directly.
  1. The first JPA meeting was arranged (post AGM) for Wednesday 21st September at 8.15pm at the Boys School.