The AGM of the Parent Association will take place on Tuesday, 22nd of October at 8 p.m. There will be a review of the 2018/19 activities. The agenda will be posted here soon. We encourage as many parents as possible to attend the meeting and welcome especially parents of children who are new to the school.
We are running another Cash for Clobber fundraiser. So if you have any old clothes/shoes for clearing out you can donate them to raise money for our school. The school will be open on
Tuesday, 24th of September,2019 between 7 and 8 pm to facilitate collection of bags for the Cash for Clobber.
We are very grateful for your help to date with this fundraiser and would hope for your continued support with this recycling programme.
Rugby World Cup Jersey Day/Green Day
On 2nd of October, in honour of the Ireland V Russia game in the Rugby World Cup, the children are allowed to dress in green or wear jerseys. There will be a charge of
The Witches Walk
The annual Witches Walk has been set, weather permitting, for Tuesday 22nd of October. Children can dress up for the walk and get sponsorship to raise money for the school. More details will follow closer to the time.
Silver Circle Draw 2019
The Silver Circle Draw is underway again this year. As you know, all fundraising goes directly to improving your child’s school experience. The money raised from this draw will help fund books for the children which can be reused throughout the years. This will continue the literacy development of the school. Teachers have reported that there are a number of areas that need investment including Graded Readers for Juniors up to 2nd class, English books for 3rd to 6th class and Irish books for 6th class which will all cost approximately €6500. We will not be running our annual Scholastic book fair this year as we are focussing on purchasing the above mentioned books.
The Silver Circle raffle takes place over 5 weeks from 11th April to 23rd May, 2019 (with a 2 week break at Easter). Cards have been returned. The prizes are as follows:-
1st Prize €100 2nd Prize €50 3rd Prize €20
There will also be an extra draw at the end of the five weeks for all the sellers who have returned full cards. The winning seller will receive €100.
Once again, we thank you for your support in the past. We appeal to your generosity in this fundraiser and hope you can help as much as possible.
11th April: 1st: Verona Bowens, 2nd: Emma McKeever and 3rd: Amy Lynch.
2nd May: 1st: Margaret McKeever, 2nd: Martha Cumiskey and 3rd: Tony Carroll.
9th May: 1st: Keita Hayaski, 2nd: Bernie & Tom Meade, 3rd: Verona Bowens
16th May: 1st: Bernard Gartlan 2nd: Áine NicPháidín, 3rd: Anna Callaghan
First Communion 2019
Most of the children in 2nd class made their First Communion in Kilberry Church on Sunday, the 12th of May 2019. After the mass all the children and their families were invited back to the school hall for refreshments. The parents of 1st class catered for the families on the day also and got the hall ready for the occasion helped by the Parents Association committee and other parents. And as you can see from the photos they did a great job. So thanks to all those parents who helped out on the day pouring cups of tea, (and cleaning up afterwards), to those who made sandwiches and treats and to those who helped decorate the hall and transport tables etc. And thank you to Marcella Wogan who made the individual cakes for each child in 2nd class.
The “I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here“ fundraiser for Wilkinstown Community Centre was held on Saturday 13th April, 2019. Our chairperson Mary Jane Beckham represented our school on the night. It was a great night and Mary Jane put in a fantastic performance, only narrowly missing out on being crowned Queen of the Jungle. We are all very proud
Mary Jane would like to thank all the parents and school staff for their generous sponsorship and outstanding support. She sold 41 tickets for the event and raised a total of €1,132 in sponsorship. We would also like to thank her company sponsor Dun Na Rí Blinds.
Christmas Variety Show
In December 2018 the school held a Christmas Variety Show in the school hall and it was a fantastic evening where we got to see all our children perform. A total of €5,424.14 was raised including our Christmas raffle. It was an event that we think will be remembered forever among parents, teachers and children. Thank you for your outstanding support for this event. All DVD’s that were paid for have now been distributed to the children. A DVD was made of the show and was available for sale.
Christmas Carol Singing in Navan Town Centre
The school choir sang in Navan Town Centre on Sunday the 16th of December, 2019 and raised €416.21. Thnks to all who helped on the day and to anyone who dropped in to support the children. And a very special word of thanks goes to Mrs McCarthy who spent a lot of time preparing the choir and gave up her time on the day to help fundraising efforts.
Book Fair – April 2018
The PA ran a very successful Book Fair with Celtic Travelling Books. Every book that the children bought at the fair helped to earn “Rewards” that the school can now spend on free books and resources for the classrooms and library. The children took advantage of the opportunity to get their hands on some great reading material. Thank you to all the parents who gave money to their children to buy books. Your support is much appreciated and your children will soon be seeing the results of your generosity appearing in their classrooms. We earned €1475.65 in Rewards and the teachers are selecting the books for the school.