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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any suggestions for future talks/ training programmes, please e-mail JPA connect email@example.com 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.