NEXT PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Tuesday 10th April 2018
Thursday 10th May 2018
Monday 11th June 2018 (All in School Staffroom)
Talk for Parents on Mental Health & Wellbeing in Children – Thursday 12th April 2018
Communion Blazer Fitting – Friday 13th April 2018 (1.45 pm – 2.30 pm)
Set Up Hall for Confirmation – Thursday 19th April 2018
Confirmation Party in School Hall – Friday 20th April 2018
Set Up Hall for Communion Party – Friday 25th May 2018
First Communion Party in School Hall – Saturday 26th May 2018
Gold Rush – Thursday 31st May 2018
6th Class Graduation – Tuesday 26th June 2018 @ 11.15 a.m.
ELECTED PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEMBERS 2017 / 18
At our Parents’ Association AGM on 25th September 2017, the following members were selected for the 2017/2018 School Year:
Chairperson Carla Kennedy
Vice-Chairperson Masoud Seifikar
Secretary Eithne Hunt
Vice-Secretary Sandra Byrne
Treasurer Niamh Maguire
Vice-Treasurer Geert Bruining
Parent Nominees on our School Board of Management are Mary Egan & Patrick Harrison
There is also a strong committee. A huge thank you to all who attended the AGM and volunteered. We look forward to working together. Details of upcoming meetings will be available shortly.
The Parents’ Association can be contacted through the school office or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents’ Association Newsletter (2018)
Hello and Happy New Year (2018) from the Parents’ Association! Happy New Year to all members of our school community – boys, families and teachers! We hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to an action-packed term. There are lots of fun activities ahead!
Glasheen BNS now has 391 pupils! ALL parents/guardians in the school community are members of the Glasheen BNS Parents’ Association (PA) and are most welcome to attend the monthly PA meetings and / or the Annual General Meeting (AGM). These are opportunities to meet other parents and be involved in the activities of the school. The dates of these meetings are available on the school website and via Facebook / Twitter.
Remember you can always contact the PA by email at email@example.com or by leaving a message for us via the School Office.
Our Parents’ Association, Our School Community
The Parents’ Association is always delighted to have any input from parents/guardians. Even if you can spare one hour during the year to help out at an event that would be brilliant! The boys love to see their families involved in the various activities that take place during the year, and many hands make light work. Please email the committee if you would like to be added to the list of occasional volunteers. If you have any ideas or suggestions for activities that you would like the PA to be involved in with the school, we’d also love to hear them! Don’t hesitate to get in touch
Movie Night “SING” Friday 26th January 2018 School Hall, Doors open 6.30pm Movie starts 6.45pm, over at 8.30pm Tickets €5 includes popcorn and water Available from School Office
Table Quiz Friday 9th March 2018 Flannery’s Bar, Glasheen Road
Tables of 4 adults, €10 per person Raffle tickets on sale for spot prizes Doors 7.30pm, quiz 8pm, pay on the night All Welcome. Great Night Assured.
Free Information Evening Supporting Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Thursday 12th April 2018 (just after the Easter holidays) 7-9pm Glasheen BNS
This free information evening, offered by National Parents’ Council Primary (NPC) in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health services, supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur. All very welcome!
The NPC has lots of great free information on its website. www.npc.ie
Communion & Confirmation Receptions:
Calling all Parents/Guardians of First and Fifth Class Boys!
It is a tradition in Glasheen BNS that the parents/guardians of first and fifth class boys help with the receptions for the families and classmates of those who are making their Communion (Saturday 26th May) and Confirmation (Friday 20th April). First and fifth class families usually contribute cakes and biscuits for the reception and help with the set-up of the school hall the day before as well as serving the refreshments after the masses. The Parents’ Association committee and other volunteers also help. These parties are great fun and are for all the boys in second and sixth classes, not just for those who are making their Communion or Confirmation. Whatever help you can give will be really appreciated. Thank you.
Thank You from Field of Dreams
Sharon Mulcahy from local enterprise Field of Dreams, affiliated with Down Syndrome Cork, visited the school with Maeve and Alan who attend Field of Dreams in Curraheen on the 15th November 2017. Sharon, Maeve and Alan were delighted to accept a donation of €321.35, proceeds of the October jersey day, and chat with the boys from fifth class about the work of the centre. Afterwards, Sharon sent a lovely letter to thank Glasheen BNS for their great support.
Do you have unwanted Christmas Gifts (sweets, biscuits, wine, candles, cosmetics, gift vouchers etc)? The PA will gladly accept them to be used as spot prizes at upcoming PA events. These can be dropped at the School Office. Thank you!
All PA fundraising proceeds (other than charity proceeds) go directly back to benefit our boys and the school community, in agreement with Michael Daly and the Board of Management.