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.
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.
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!
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
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.