October Newsletter

Annual General Meeting.
The JPA AGM took place on September 20th. A big thank you to those who attended on such rainy night.
We say farewell and thank you to the committee members who have stepped down and are delighted to welcome new members on board.

Family Subscription.
The Parents’ Association works to help the school to enrich your child’s educational experience. It also aims to promote the school community by organising activities throughout the year.
Last year we put on some wonderful events and had several highlights throughout the year… Table Quizzes, Easter Art Competition, Ice Cream Day, 6th Class Social & Summer extravaganza Raffle.

Your contribution is highly valued and allows the Parents’ Association to complete this important work. 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 details:
IBAN: IE59 ULSB 9859 5076 1833 69 

Please note your child’s name and class on the envelope or bank transfer details.

2019 Calendar
We hope you all agree that the changes made to our calendar for 2018 were a big improvement and it looked really great. We are in the process of organising a printer and the photographs of each class will be taken on
Monday October 22nd.

The themes for each class are the same as last year and are as follows:

Class Themes.

Table Quiz
Save the date! Our next table quiz will be on Friday 16th November.
We will issue details regarding tickets in the coming weeks.

Get In Touch
If you would like to get in touch with the JPA, you can contact us by email, jpaconnect@gmail.com, or through our website, http://www.jpaconnect.com.
Please don’t forget to sign up to our website and facebook page for updates and list of events!

If you wish to be added to your class WhatsApp group please drop us an email and we can get you added or signed up for text/email only.
Best regards,

Elaine M, Siobhan, Gemma, Aine, Christine, Dee, Elaine L, John, Manish, Lynn, Joe and Rachel

50th Celebration and Reunion night.

Past pupils and parents are welcome to our 50th Celebration and Reunion night.

Friday 5th October- 8pm Fitzpatrick’s Castle, finger food and music from:
‘The George Hunter Band’, ‘Mark and Aidan’ and DJ set until late.

Tickets are €20 per person or table of 10 for €180 tickets and are on sale.
200 tickets have already been sold so, please let us know if you can make it, as soon as possible as Fitzpatricks Hotel need to know numbers attending.


Johnstown Girls National School 50th Celebration and Reunion.

Johnstown Girls National School 50th Celebration and Reunion.

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.



The Johnstown GNS 50th Celebration and Reunion night.


Johnstown GNS have decided to have their 50th celebration big night out on, Friday the 5th October in Killiney Castle.

They have asked the JPA to let parents know and ask you to ‘save the date’. The GNS will send out a text to all parents with details to follow, in September.

We would ask for your continued support and we hope to see many of you there on the night.

Save the Date! for #JohnstownGNS50

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