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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.)
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.
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:
Donate a prize
Donate luxury items such as a hotel break, restaurant voucher,
Access to discounted items/vouchers that could be used in the raffle through work or friends
Buying the tickets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you can help in any way towards prizes for the Monster Christmas Raffle.
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.
Gassmart – Designer Shower,
HIVE Wireless Central Heating,
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
The Club €50
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
Our Christmas Fair is fast approaching. Some stalls are still in need of helpers on the day (even 1hr to 1 ½ hours would be greatly appreciated) and we would appeal to all parents/guardians to contact Dee Bradley @ 087 2242699 if you are free to help.