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)
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:
Donate a prize
Donate luxury items such as a hotel break, restaurant voucher,
Access to discounted items/vouchers that could be used in the raffle through work or friends
Buying the tickets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you can help in any way towards prizes for the Monster Christmas Raffle.
WALK, RUN, CYCLE or SWIM,….JUST GET MOVING! The JPA is asking everyone to join in this fun and interactive way of raising much needed funds for the boys and girls schools. Feel good and show your school spirit!
Pledge 1 euro for every km you and your family members complete over the Halloween weekend… AND before you go, ask a sponsor (or 2) to match your donation.
Keep track of the number of kilometres you and your family complete doing your favorite activities. Take a hike dressed as Dracula or cycle wearing a tutu. Send us a pic of your day out! Prizes will be given, so get creative and get movin!
Help Reach Our Goal of 500km We have corporate sponsorship, matching up to €500!
please see a draft of the new school Admissions Policy on the school website, which is now open for consultation. If you have any comment please email firstname.lastname@example.org. by Wednesday, April 29th. Many thanks, Caroline
The JPA held an art competition for all the boys and girls just before the holidays. The artwork was super and the kids put a lot of effort into it!
Below you will see the pictures that were chosen as the finalists of each category and I think you’ll agree the children were very creative and imaginative.
An amazing raffle has been organised and is open to everyone. The raffle tickets can be purchased from the boy’s school office if you’re interested entering the draw. The draw will take place Thursday night, weather permitting!
Return flights for 2 to London City with City Jet
Dalkey Castle family pass
€40 Benitos voucher Dalkey
Gift from Aldi Sallynoggin
Prize from Igo Cafe Sallynoggin
2 x €10 San Siro Chipper vouchers Sallynoggin
Floral arrangement from Bloomingdales Florist Dalkey
Seapoint clinic teeth whitening voucher value €195
National Concert Hall Tickets
2 x 10 adult full access pass Shoreline leisure centre Bray value €67 each
2 x 10 child swim passes Shoreling leisure centre Bray value €36 each
Lunch for 2 Hartleys Restaurant Dun Laoghaire
2 x Grafton vouchers for Shampoo, restyle, blow-dry, head and neck massage
€25 Bombay Pantry voucher
€25 voucher Lighthouse Cafe Cherrywood
Family pass Squirrel Scramble Kilruddery value €58
Early bird for 2 people Bhansagar Cabinteely value €30.90
€20 Curry Garden takeaway Dun Laoghaire Voucher
6 class voucher value €55 Primal x fitness Sallynoggin
12 class voucher value €100 Primal x fitness Sallynoggin
Lamber Puppet Theatre Vouchers
Box Milk Tray chocolates from Spar Glenageary
€25 Dominos voucher Glenageary
Clara Lara family day pass incl. Gold bands value €132
Afternoon Tea for 2 Killiney Castle
2 x 1-month vouchers for Elite Sports and Nutrition Gym value €99 each
3-month membership for Underground Fitness Gym
€30 Peter Mark’s Voucher
4 tickets to Pavillion Theatre Dun Laoghaire ‘princess bride’ show
€25 Graduate voucher
3 x 3 gym passes Rochestown Lodge Hotel Fitness and Lesuire Centre
3-month gym membership to The Club Gym, Killiney Castle
A BIG thank you to all the businesses that kindly donated prizes,
The Annual JPA SCHOOL CALENDAR is in final stages of preparation. If you would like to advertise we have limited availability for the last few remaining ads on a first come first served basis. Ads need to be emailed in High resolution pdf format by next Thursday 9th November @5pm. Queries to Brianan at email@example.com