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St. Paul's Parents Association

St Paul's NS

Dooradoyle

Limerick

St. Paul's Parent's Association AGM

We will be holding our AGM on MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 8pm in Scoil Carmel School Hall.

Please come along and support us, we exist to serve you and can only be successful if parents join and take part.

Fundraising Donation to the School

From our Personalised Christmas Card project we donated €600 to the school which went towards purchasing Irish books used as a resource in class.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project.

Survey from the NPC

Following the recent development of a new Junior Cycle framework, discussions are starting to take place about revising the Senior Cycle framework. As with the Junior Cycle these revisions will only take place after much consultation, research and development. With this in mind the NPC would like to ensure that parents of children in primary school have a chance to have their say as it is most likely your children that will feel the first effects of any changes.

The National Parents Council (NPC) have developed a brief survey which we hope you will take a few moments to complete, to take this survey please click this link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/What_do_you_want_your_well_educated_child_to_look_like_at_18/

Defibrillator

The Parents’ Association donated a defibrillator to the school from their fundraising activities in November. Training for some member of staff will take place in January.

Hopefully we will never have to use it but it is reassuring that the equipment is now at hand.

Santa's Visit

Santa visited our school on Dec 21st taking time out of his busy schedule to give all of our very good boys and girls that have worked really hard throughout the year a selection box.

A very big thank you to our Parent's Association for organising Santa's Visit.

Christmas Disco 2017

St. Paul's Parents Association - Committee Members 2017/2018

AGM - Thank You

Thank you to all parents who attended our Annual General Meeting on Monday, Sept 25th. Again, if anybody would like to join and support us please do not hesitate to contact us via email - stpaulsparentsa@gmail.com.

National Parents Council Survey

The NPC have asked us to highlight 2 surveys you might be interested in completing on Strategic Plan Consultation.

Closing date is 9am on Tuesday the 3rd of October 2017.

Click on the following links if you would like to take part.

Parents Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPC_Strategic_Plan_Consultation/

Childrens Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Your_Parents_and_You_in_Primary_School/

Thank you in advance if you have already completed same and please do pass on both surveys to any parents you think might be interested

AGM DATE

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th at 8pm in SCOIL CARMEL SCHOOL HALL.

Please come along and support us.

WHAT WE DO

1. Provide refreshments/decorations/presentations for Teachers and support staff during – • Communions • Confirmations • Graduations

2. Organise Santa’s visit to school & provide selection boxes.

3. Provide gifts of appreciation from the children to support persons(i.e. School admin staff, Caretaker, priest’s relocation, lollipop lady retirement, etc.)

4. Fund the Máire Rua award.

5. Drive fund raising activities (to support items 1 to 4 above).

6. Organise Summer & Christmas discos for the Children.

7. Organise other school fundraising activities: School Fashion Show, Bag Packing, Cookery Demonstartions etc.

8. Facilitate book and uniform sales at the end of the school year.

9. Provide support when there are important visitors to the school.

PLEASE HELP US

The association exists to serve you and can only be successful if parents take part in it.

We would encourage you to join the committee & help us over the coming years. Its fun and you get to have a real input into your child’s education in St. Paul’s.

If you feel that you can’t join up then please consider signing up to our list of helpers - as this is of great assistance to us throughout the year.

If you have ideas then please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us and we will work with you and the school management to implement those ideas where feasible.

With thanks for all your help.

End of Year Disco

We have organised a disco for children in 4th, 5th and 6th class (St. Paul's Pupils ONLY) which will be held in Mungret G.A.A. Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 14th.

Tickets will be sold on Monday and Tuesday - June 12th and 13th.

Second hand Book and Uniform Sale

We will facilitate the sale of second hand school books and uniforms in the School Hall on Monday, June 26th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

It is a great opportunity to buy and sell your books and uniforms.

NPC Education Conferrence

Cookery Demonstration by Catherine Fulvio - THANK YOU

National Parents Council - Survey on the 'Weight of School Bags

This following link will take you to a brief survey we have compiled on the weight of schoolbags.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WeightofSchoolbags.aspx/

This survey will run from now, over the weekend, closing at 9am on Monday the 23rd of January.

They apologise for the short time frame with this survey, however they need the results from same to do a report in advance of a Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting which will be taking place on Wednesday the 25th of January.

It would be great if you could complete the survey on behalf of your child (if more than one child, please complete a separate survey for each child) and if you could email the link to other parents who might like to participate.

Primary Science Fair

2017 RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick will take place on the Mary Immaculate Camput next week from Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 January

http://www.mic.ul.ie/latestnews/Pages/RDSpsf2017.aspx/

Internet Safety Talk

St. Paul's School in conjunction with St. Paul's Parents Association have organised an Internet Safety Interactive Presentation for pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class on April 3rd, 2017.

Following on from this parents are invited to a presentation in the evening at 6.50pm.

The items listed below will be discussed in detail.

Santa Visits our School

There was great excitement on Monday, Dec. 19th in St.Pauls when Santa stopped off on his busy schedule to deliver selection boxes to each class.

The parents association kindly helped Santa with his busy task.

Santa is very grateful to Spar in Racefield for kindly giving him a great deal on the selection boxes.

Jessica, Colette and Margaret, Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson of the Parent's Association helping Santa during his visit to all the classes....

Christmas Disco

The parents association raised €665 euro at the recent children's disco. DJ Noel Purcell provided a great nights entertainment for the children. The money raised on the night helped Santa buy the selection boxes.

Committee Members

Fundraising in the Crescent Shopping Centre

St. Paul's parents association had a very successful day fundraising for the association on December 4. They collected €266 at the kiosk outside Tesco. This money will go towards paying for the DJ at the children's disco and other upcoming events.

We would like to thank the parents and children who contributed towards the fundraising event.

National Parents' Council - Internet Safety Talk

NPC Special Education Conference 2016

Websites - Useful Information

The following two sites are very useful and worth browsing through. It is important to teacher our children how to be responsible when online

http://cybersafeireland.org/

http://www.webwise.ie/