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?

A big thank you!

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, who, every year, support the Johnstown Parents Association. Without this support, we would not be able to run all of the events, that are such an important part of what we do each year. Please offer them your support, in return, right through the summer months, and into next year.

We would also like to thank you, the parents, for your continued support and assistance. You too are an integral part of what we do.

To our teachers and SNAs, in both schools. Have a well-deserved break and thank you for assisting us through the year. Mrs Quinn and Mr Cadogan, thank you both for your assistance also and for being our Go-To people when we need the school’s support.

To both caretakers, Peter & Gareth, and to the school secretaries, Gaye, Muirghen & Anne, thank you for all your hard work, including the late evenings, and help, behind the scenes. So much of what you do goes unnoticed.

A special word to the children. Their welfare is top of all of our agendas, and they make what we do so worthwhile. To the boys & girls who are moving on to secondary school, we wish you well in the future. To those children joining the schools in September, welcome. We look forward to meeting you, and your parents in the new school year, and hopefully some of you parents will join us on the Johnstown Parents Association.

Finally. We hope you all have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

 

The Johnstown Parents Association Team

Go Johnstown!

The Johnstown girls school have got to the finals in the national Spar 5-a-side soccer Competition!  That’s such an achievement! Johnstown are Leinster Champions so are up against woodlands NS from Donegal, Scoil Rois from Galway and Scoil Nioclais from Cork. These are the Munster, Ulster and Connaught champions.

So, Johnstown play three matches in total.

The JPA would like to wish the team the very best of luck at the Aviva on Wednesday.

Go Johnstown!

The ‘Doodle for Google’ competition

We are delighted to announce that Gabriela Leon from 6th class in the girl’s school has reached the final 75 in the ‘Doodle for Google’ competition. In order to get into the final 5 Gabriela needs online votes.

Please show Gabriela and the school your support by voting for her doodle at

https://doodles.google.ie/d4g/vote.html#d=d3-4

Voting opens on Tuesday 7th Feb until Tuesday 21st Feb. Should Gabriela be the overall winner the school will be awarded a €10,000 technology grant. Please vote and feel free to share this link too.

PRE CHRISTMAS FAIR AUCTION 2016 FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER

PRE CHRISTMAS FAIR AUCTION 2016
FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER
COME TO STAFF ROOM IN GIRLS’ SCHOOL AT 9.10AM TO 10.15AM FRIDAY OR RING SCHOOL OFFICES to MAKE a BID BEFORE FRIDAY @ 9.10am

Matchbox Photography –Family Photography (€250)

City Jet Voucher for 2 Anywhere on City Jet network – Nov. 2017

1 print of Dalkey Island by Rachel Howe and 2 paintings €55 each

Cooks Academy Full Day Course €150

Cooks Academy Half Day Course €70

Catherine Casey School of Dance-1 free term €80

Europa Foods Mixed Food Hamper

Voucher for The Graduate €50

Clara Lara Family Fun Pass €130

Johnstown Schools’ Swimming Club (one term) €110

Croke Park Skyline Tour/Museum Family Ticket (valid 12mths.) €60

County Photos School Vouchers (GNS and BNS) Value €40 each

Bakers Voucher for Carvery for 2

Dinner for 2 Rochestown Lodge €50

Kids Kitchen 6 week cookery course

Louise Burton School of Dance – Jazz or Ballet Term €120

2 Tickets Pavilion Theatre – “Meet Me in St. Louis” Dec. 18th
AND LOTS MORE…………
ALL PROCEEDS TOWARDS THE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR

Martina Greaves RIP

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Martina Greaves RIP over the weekend. Martina worked in Johnstown for over thirty years, and retired in 2009.

Martina was an Assistant Principal and a much loved colleague in the school. Her funeral Mass will take place tomorrow in Johnstown at 11am.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.