Backpacks for the homeless

Well done Aine and everyone involved!

The biggest ‘THANK YOU’ ever to the Staff, students, parents, and all the friends of Johnstown BNS and myself for helping make an outstanding 185 backpacks that will be donated towards Inner-city helping the homeless and A Lending hand Christmas backpack appeal.

There are also several boxes full of food, cereals, biscuits, selection boxes and treats, wash gear, 6 boxes of socks, a box of underwear, and 2 boxes of baby clothes and bags of children’s and adults clothes, coats, and umbrellas.

You will make so many people happy this Christmas knowing they’re cared for and that they matter. Thanks to Centra Johnstown Road, and Dunnes stores for their help and very generous donations again this year. Thanks to Amanda, Mikey, and Katie Hayes for all your help shopping.

Thanks to Valerie Brennan, Bernie O’Dowd, Daragh Bennett, and Eileen Taylor for all your help sorting and packing bags, and thanks to Mr Geoghegan for collecting extra backpacks for me and all your help.

Thanks to Cafe solo and their customers along with the Ulsterbank staff for their amazing donations. Backpacks and boxes will be collected on Friday! Thank you all so much.

Áine Hayes (S.N.A)

Monster Christmas Raffle

Our Lady of Good Counsel Schools         

  Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire.     

23rd November 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Unfortunately in this Covid climate the Annual Christmas Fair will not take place.  The schools are totally dependent on income from the Fair to provide essential school equipment and resources for classroom and school use.  Many of the class activities could not be funded without this assistance.  For parents that are new to the school this is our main fundraiser which raises circa €25,000.  

A number of parents have been in contact with the schools to ask how they can help with fundraising in these unusual times.    

We intend to hold a Monster Christmas Raffle just before the Christmas holidays.  Here are the ways you can help:

  1. Donate a prize
  2. Donate luxury items such as a hotel break, restaurant voucher, 
  3. Access to discounted items/vouchers that could be used in the raffle through work or friends
  4. Donations
  5. Buying the tickets
  6. Selling tickets to family, work colleagues

If you have any ideas for future fundraising or any other assistance you could give, please contact the office.

Full details on the Christmas Monster Raffle will be issued next week but at the moment please contact the school office by Friday 27th office@johnstowngns.ie or johnstownbns@olgc.ie if you can help in any way towards prizes for the Monster Christmas Raffle.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Caroline & Neil

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.