MONSTER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

30th November, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

MONSTER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

As our Christmas Fair will not take place this year we intend to host a Monster Christmas Raffle.    A huge thanks to all that have made donations to date.  We will continue to accept offers of prizes/donations through the school offices (johnstownbns@gmail.com, office@johnstowngns.ie.)

As in previous years, a book of tickets will be issued to each family at a cost of €5 per ticket or a book of 5 for €20.  The draw will take place on Monday, December 21st at 11am in the school and will be available online through a live feed.

Tickets can be returned to the class teacher in a sealed envelope.  All Covid 19 Guidelines will be observed and tickets and money will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Tickets will be issued to each family before then end of the week. Additional books of tickets will be available from the offices.  We will continue to update the list of prizes and communicate these to you.

We thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Caroline and Neil.

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

GET ACTIVE FOR JOHNSTOWN!!

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.

SIGN UP HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ_wBa5j3q4EaD_JeIFj31mNgx8Wc1kD8Ls5kJJGUKpoj1OQ/viewform

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!

QUESTIONS?

JPAconnect@gmail.com Or 0871427701

Our first meeting

1st Meeting – 8th October 2019 @ 8.15pm Boys School.

Invited:
All existing and new Committee Members and Teacher Representatives

ItemAgendaTime Lead
1Welcome and Introductions8.15 –
8.20
All
2Overview
• Roles – Chair etc. (CH & DS)
• Committee – Policies and Procedures
• AGM follow up and Constitution (SR)
• Sub –committees (CH)
• ICT Support (JG)
8.20 –
8.40
CH
DS
SR
JM
3Events for the Year8.40-
9.10
CH
4Next Meeting : 5th November @8.15pm Boys School9.10 –
9.15
SR
15th November 2019 8.15pm Boys’ School
23rd December 2019 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
37th January 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
44th February 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
53rd March 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
67th April 2020 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives
75th May 2020 8.15pm Boys’ School
89th June 2020 (Second Tuesday) 8.15pm Girls’ School– Teacher Representatives

The 2018 JPA art competition

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.

The prizes were:
1st prize (younger groups) €25 Smyths voucher
2nd prize (younger groups) €15 Smyths voucher
3rd prize (younger groups) €10 Smyths voucher
4th prize Easter egg

1st prize (older groups) €25 Lifestyle Sports voucher
2nd prize (older groups) €15 Lifestyle Sports voucher
3rd prize (older groups) €10 Lifestyle Sports voucher
4th prize Easter egg

We would like to wish everybody a Happy Easter and a well-deserved break!
Looking forward to the new term and exciting events ahead.
Best wishes,

Your JPA.

First, we have the Girls Submissions.


And the Boys Submissions.

 

 

The Boy’s School Fundraiser “Just Sing” takes place this Thursday.

Weather permitting!

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,