Hello From The New Team!

Our newsletter in pdf format can be found here: – https://johnstownparentconnections.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/jpa-newsletter-oct-21.pdf

Welcome

Hello from the Johnstown Parents Association and welcome to the first newsletter for this school year. We are delighted to
advise you that the Parent’s association will continue its work following the AGM on the 22 nd of September 2021.

Thanks to all the parents who attended and we hope you enjoyed the excellent talk from our guest speaker, Fiona Foreman on
Raising Resilient Children; approaches from Positive Psychology. It’s going to be another fun and exciting year with all our events and new plans!!!


We say farewell and thank you to the committee members who have stepped down and are delighted to welcome our new members; Liam, Jennifer, Emer and Sarah.

Congratulations to Our First Communicants At long last, our 4th and 3rd Class boys and girls celebrated their First Holy Communion during the month of September after having their original celebrations delayed by COVID in the last year.

A huge congratulations to the boys and girls and a huge thanks to the parents, teachers and of course Father John for making this
such a special occasion.

The Christmas Calendar is Back!
Pictures were taken earlier this month in preparation for the much loved Christmas Calendar. Look out for more information regarding ordering through your Class WhatsApp group. If you would like to advertise your business, please email us at jpaconnect@gmail.com

IPADS 4 Kids
We are focusing fundraising for the purchasing of IPads for the School. With the increased usage / need for IPads, we want to help; for 2021 / 2022, all our events will be with the objective of fundraising for the purchase of new School IPads for our Kids. Come on board.

A Message from the JPA Chair Person (Liam Dillon)
Thank you for the honour of leading the JPA for the 2021 / 2022 school year. My objective is for the committee to connect the parent, children and school in working towards the best for our children. The JPA Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8.15pm. All parents/ guardians are invited to attend. Your views are our agenda

Email: jpaconnect@gmail.com
Website: www.jpaconnect.com.

Family Subscription
All fundraising money goes directly to the school. Therefore, a small amount of €10 is needed from each family to help the
association run. This will go towards:
● Annual insurance premium of €205
● Hosting our parents and children events during 2021 / 2022
● Catering costs to cover the Communion and

Confirmation events. Please use the below links to make your €10 contribution.

Girls School:
https://www.databizsolutions.ie/login

Boys School:
https://www.aladdin.ie/signin

OR by bank transfer. Please be sure to include your child’s name!
BIC: ULSB IE 2D
IBAN: IE59 ULSB 9859 5076 1833 69

Trivia
Here are some great board-game suggestion for the Winter ahead
● Ticket To Ride Europe (8+)
● Dobble (6+)
● Travel Monopoly (5+)

Enjoy.

2021 Calendar is now available

Calendar
As we veer towards a new year, the Johnstown Parents’ Association (JPA) are delighted to promote the sale of the much awaited 2021 annual calendar. Each year families purchase the calendar which takes pride of place in their homes.

As you are finalising your Christmas gifts for family members please consider a gift of the school calendar this year. At only €10 it serves a dual purpose, providing us with a snapshot in time of the children and raising much needed funds for the schools. We do hope that the parents will continue to support this initiative and invest in a calendar for 2021. All monies raised go towards fun activities for our children so we hope we can count on you this year more than ever.

To secure your order:

log onto Aladdin https://www.aladdin.ie/signin for the boy’s school

and DataBiz https://www.databizsolutions.ie/login for the girl’s school.

School calendars 2020

School calendars for 2020 are now available!!!
€10.00 each
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

Reminder – Our Calendar photo-shoot is on Monday!!

Hello parents and guardians, just a quick reminder that our annual photo shoot for the Christmas Calendar is this Monday 22nd And what to wear! More details on our previous post. https://jpaconnect.com/2018/10/15/october-newsletter/ Please pass it on and remember you can follow our website by subscribing with your email below by clicking on the follow button. (You can also unsubscribe this way) Facebook and Twitter too. Thanks to all for your help. The JPA.