30th November, 2020
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 (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.
Caroline and Neil.
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!
JPAconnect@gmail.com Or 0871427701
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 for 2020 are now available!!!
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
Santa arriving at 1.30pm all details here – https://johnstowngns.com/christmas-fair-2019/
Please share! This is great fun.. Sign up early to avoid 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.
AND – We have great raffle prizes to be won on the night including vouchers and cinema tickets.
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,
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:
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:
|Second||St Patricks Day|
|Fourth||Happy New Year|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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
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.