MONSTER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

30th November, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

MONSTER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

As our Christmas Fair will not take place this year we intend to host a Monster Christmas Raffle.    A huge thanks to all that have made donations to date.  We will continue to accept offers of prizes/donations through the school offices (johnstownbns@gmail.com, office@johnstowngns.ie.)

As in previous years, a book of tickets will be issued to each family at a cost of €5 per ticket or a book of 5 for €20.  The draw will take place on Monday, December 21st at 11am in the school and will be available online through a live feed.

Tickets can be returned to the class teacher in a sealed envelope.  All Covid 19 Guidelines will be observed and tickets and money will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Tickets will be issued to each family before the end of the week. Additional books of tickets will be available from the offices.  We will continue to update the list of prizes and communicate these to you.

We thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Caroline and Neil.

Monster Christmas Raffle

Our Lady of Good Counsel Schools         

  Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire.     

23rd November 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Unfortunately in this Covid climate the Annual Christmas Fair will not take place.  The schools are totally dependent on income from the Fair to provide essential school equipment and resources for classroom and school use.  Many of the class activities could not be funded without this assistance.  For parents that are new to the school this is our main fundraiser which raises circa €25,000.  

A number of parents have been in contact with the schools to ask how they can help with fundraising in these unusual times.    

We intend to hold a Monster Christmas Raffle just before the Christmas holidays.  Here are the ways you can help:

  1. Donate a prize
  2. Donate luxury items such as a hotel break, restaurant voucher, 
  3. Access to discounted items/vouchers that could be used in the raffle through work or friends
  4. Donations
  5. Buying the tickets
  6. Selling tickets to family, work colleagues

If you have any ideas for future fundraising or any other assistance you could give, please contact the office.

Full details on the Christmas Monster Raffle will be issued next week but at the moment please contact the school office by Friday 27th office@johnstowngns.ie or johnstownbns@olgc.ie if you can help in any way towards prizes for the Monster Christmas Raffle.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Caroline & Neil

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?

AUCTION BOYS’ SCHOOL STAFF ROOM @ 9.15am 08/12

AUCTION BOYS’ SCHOOL STAFF ROOM @ 9.15am 08/12

OPENING BIDS AT 2/3 OF ALL VALUES

Gassmart – Designer Shower,
HIVE Wireless Central Heating,
Boiler Service,

Chemical Flush (supply & fitted) & Boiler Magnet
Budapest Hostel 3 nights for 2 people
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel x 2 gym passes (value €130 each)

Johnstown Swimming Club (1 term)
Cooks Academy (2 vouchers, one at €185, one at €85)
Rachel Howe Framed Print (value €100)
Clara Lara Family fun day Pass (€132)
Pilates Plus €100
Domino Pizza €50
De Villes €50
Ouzo €50
The Club €50
County Photos
Kids Kitchen Adult Voucher
Pink & Edward €60
The Shelbourne Afternoon Tea €60
1900 Bar & Restaurant €50
Pavilion Theatre (4 Tickets)
Deerings (2 chickens)
Lions Rugby Jersey

Gift box of 1 red & 1 white Italian wines.

 

School Contact details:

Our Lady of Good Counsel Boys’ School.
Phone: 01 2851499
email: johnstownbns@olgc.ie

Christmas Auction 2017

Only 27 sleeps! – See you on Saturday #ChristmasFair

The School’s Christmas Fair is this Saturday – 2nd December from 1.30pm.

Toys, books, gifts, bottles etc can be left in the schools throughout this week.

Cakes, buns and anything consumable, can be left in the schools all day Friday and Saturday morning. This is a wonderful school and community event and there is something for everyone at it.

Toys and Santa’s grotto will be at the boy’s school.

Gifts, coffee shop, sweet shop, wheel of fortune, handmade crafts, flowers and plants will be in the girl’s school.

This is an event NOT to be missed….every year it keeps getting better and better!

Keep an eye on our page Friday evening for a few sneak peek photos of what will be for sale updates!!!

Fund Raising with Food !

The JPA and Masala – “Indian Food to go” in Killiney Shopping Centre – have come together to help each other for December. For every order you place with the JPA Promotions code JPAXMAS – FROM TODAY –

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Masala will donate 2.5% of the order value to the JPA / Boys and Girls schools. Win win !! 

Their website is here MASALA.IE

promo-code

Promo code: JPAXMAS

The Promo code is entered at the end on the bottom left side.

They’re on Facebook too – please give them a like !

Masala will also be at the School Fair on Saturday Dec 3rd, if you’d like to try them out.

Many thanks to Vinod and his team.

PRE CHRISTMAS FAIR AUCTION 2016 FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER

PRE CHRISTMAS FAIR AUCTION 2016
FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER
COME TO STAFF ROOM IN GIRLS’ SCHOOL AT 9.10AM TO 10.15AM FRIDAY OR RING SCHOOL OFFICES to MAKE a BID BEFORE FRIDAY @ 9.10am

Matchbox Photography –Family Photography (€250)

City Jet Voucher for 2 Anywhere on City Jet network – Nov. 2017

1 print of Dalkey Island by Rachel Howe and 2 paintings €55 each

Cooks Academy Full Day Course €150

Cooks Academy Half Day Course €70

Catherine Casey School of Dance-1 free term €80

Europa Foods Mixed Food Hamper

Voucher for The Graduate €50

Clara Lara Family Fun Pass €130

Johnstown Schools’ Swimming Club (one term) €110

Croke Park Skyline Tour/Museum Family Ticket (valid 12mths.) €60

County Photos School Vouchers (GNS and BNS) Value €40 each

Bakers Voucher for Carvery for 2

Dinner for 2 Rochestown Lodge €50

Kids Kitchen 6 week cookery course

Louise Burton School of Dance – Jazz or Ballet Term €120

2 Tickets Pavilion Theatre – “Meet Me in St. Louis” Dec. 18th
AND LOTS MORE…………
ALL PROCEEDS TOWARDS THE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR