Class Reps

To improve communication in our schools, each class has 2 parent class representatives who pass information via a WhatsApp group in relation to your child’s class to keep you up to date with what is happening within the school community.  A class WhatsApp group is essential for play dates, parties and social evenings and communication from the school, Board of Management and/or the Parents Association. 

If you haven’t already given details to your class rep, please complete this form   Click here if you cannot see the embedded form below.

Our first meeting

1st Meeting – 8th October 2019 @ 8.15pm Boys School.

Invited:
All existing and new Committee Members and Teacher Representatives

ItemAgendaTime Lead
1Welcome and Introductions8.15 –
8.20
All
2Overview
• Roles – Chair etc. (CH & DS)
• Committee – Policies and Procedures
• AGM follow up and Constitution (SR)
• Sub –committees (CH)
• ICT Support (JG)
8.20 –
8.40
CH
DS
SR
JM
3Events for the Year8.40-
9.10
CH
4Next Meeting : 5th November @8.15pm Boys School9.10 –
9.15
SR
15th November 2019 8.15pm Boys’ School
23rd December 2019 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
37th January 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
44th February 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
53rd March 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
67th April 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
75th May 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
89th June 2020 (Second Tuesday) 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives

Autumn Newsletter 2019

Welcome Back Everyone!

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 jpaconnect@gmail.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:

Class Theme Junior Infants Princess /Superheroes

Senior Infants Valentines First Halloween

Second Class St Patricks Day

Third Christmas Fourth Class Happy New Year

Fifth Sports Jerseys

Sixth Crazy Hair The Meadow Easter

Download the PDF HERE.

JPA AGM

Tuesday 24th September 2019 Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Johnstown Girls’ School Date:

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 jpaconnect@gmail.com.
If you have any suggestions for future talks/ training programmes, please e-mail JPA connect jpaconnect@gmail.com or contact us through our website, http://www.jpaconnect.com.

We would love to hear from you!

Thank you!

The JPA would like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to all of our sponsors, parents and staff, who every year, support the Johnstown Parents Association (JPA).

As we come to the end of another school year, we would like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to all of our sponsors, parents and staff, who every year, support the Johnstown Parents Association (JPA). Without this support, we would not be able to run events that are such an important part of what we do each year.

Mrs Quinn and Mr Cadogan, teachers, special needs assistants, secretaries and caretakers, we hope you have a well-deserved break and thank you for assisting us through the year.

To the boys and girls who are moving on to secondary school, we wish you well in the future. To those children joining the schools in September, we look forward to meeting you and your parents in the new school year, and hopefully, some of the new parents will join us on the Johnstown Parents’ Association!

We will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 24th September and we have lined up an excellent guest speaker. So put the date into your diaries. We hope you all have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Johnstown Parents’ Association (JPA) Spring Newsletter May 2019

Easter Competition

Well done to all the children who took part in the Easter Competition and thank you to the parents who supported it. We raised €548 and this will go towards activities for the children throughout the year. We have included some examples of the fantastic art entered.

Jumpzone Fun Night

Many thanks for supporting the Jumpzone fun night on Friday 10th
May 2019. Over 130 children from both schools attended.

School Communion 18th May (GNS) 25th May (BNS) Help Needed!

The JPA support the school in catering for the parents and children after Mass. If you are free to volunteer on the morning of the communion to serve tea and coffee, please let your class representative know. We also rely on your donations of cakes. You can drop cakes to the GNS the day before and on the morning of the communion. As the election is on the 24th, non-perishable items can be dropped to the BNS on Thursday 23rd and on the morning of the communion. Many thanks.

Future Talks

Supporting Your Child’s Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

Johnstown Parents’ Association has invited the National Parents Council Primary to provide an information evening. This programme supports parents/guardians to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

Venue: Johnstown Girls’ School
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Time: 7.30 – 9.30
€2 at the door

To confirm your place, please e-mail jpaconnect@gmail.com

JPA AGM 2019
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. We are planning for the AGM to take place in late September.

Family Subscription

The Parents’ Association aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year. The subscription is €10 per family or whatever you can afford will be much appreciated. We appreciate your support to date.

Please return your donation to the school 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

If you would like to get in touch with the JPA, you can contact us by email,
jpaconnect@gmail.com, or through our website contact form. Please don’t forget to sign up to our website and facebook page or follow us on twitter @jpaconnect for updates and list of events.