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 then 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

GET ACTIVE FOR JOHNSTOWN!!

WALK, RUN, CYCLE or SWIM,….JUST GET MOVING!
The JPA is asking everyone to join in this fun and interactive way of raising much needed funds for the boys and girls schools. Feel good and show your school spirit!

Pledge 1 euro for every km you and your family members complete over the Halloween weekend… AND before you go, ask a sponsor (or 2) to match your donation.

SIGN UP HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ_wBa5j3q4EaD_JeIFj31mNgx8Wc1kD8Ls5kJJGUKpoj1OQ/viewform

Keep track of the number of kilometres you and your family complete doing your favorite activities. Take a hike dressed as Dracula or cycle wearing a tutu. Send us a pic of your day out! Prizes will be given, so get creative and get movin!

Help Reach Our Goal of 500km
We have corporate sponsorship, matching up to €500!

QUESTIONS?

JPAconnect@gmail.com Or 0871427701

Family Movie Night!!!

The JPA would like to invite you to a Family Movie Night.

Please complete the booking form online to secure your place https://forms.gle/uHwn56UvcGpNgz2K8 .

Payment must be sent in before the 7th of February or your tickets are not guaranteed on the night.

A JPA rep will be at the school entrance next Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 8.50-9.15am

 

 

Please clearly mark the envelope with parents’ name attending, child(ren) attending, teacher’s name and classroom.

 

A confirmation email will be sent out to confirm your booking

 

School calendars 2020

School calendars for 2020 are now available!!!
€10.00 each
On sale Tues – Fri
09.00-09.30 at each school entrance👍

Please give money to your Children or drop in.

Here’s a sneak preview!

Many thanks JPA

Table Quiz

Please share! This is great fun.. Sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Table Quiz - Sign up early to avaoid disappointment.

The prize is the Leo Clancy Cup.

Base wood fired pizza are providing complimentary pizzas for us to sell by the slice at the family quiz this Friday night to raise funds for the schools.


https://www.basewfp.com/
 


AND – We have great raffle prizes to be won on the night including vouchers and cinema tickets.

Table Quiz - Don't miss it!
Base wood fired pizza are providing complimentary pizzas for us to sell by the slice at the family quiz this Friday night to raise funds for the schools

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?

The JPA Family Table Quiz

Come and see if you can claim the Leo Clancy Cup!

Friday 27th April at 7.30p.m. sharp
Venue: Boys School Hall
€20 per table of 4

Tables can be booked with Elaine on 087 629 0254

Enjoy a great night with a super raffle, tea & coffee, hot dogs, goodie bags and lots of fun.

We are limited on the number of tables so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please share with other parents that might have an interest.

All money raised goes back into our schools (just as a reminder) 😉