These are our current and past fundraising activities. We ask all parents to help out where possible to support our fundraising activities. The aim of each fundraiser is to finance equipment or facilities that will ultimately be of benefit to all of our children in the school. We thank everyone for their continued support.
The Celtic Travelling Book Fair will be arriving to the school next week with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy.
The Book Fair will be open to parents in the school hall on:
Thursday, 10th of March from 1.30 to 3.30 pm
Friday 11th of March from 1.30 – 3.30 pm
The children will also visit the fair with their classes on Wednesday, 9th of March from 12-3pm to browse the books for purchase and decide what they would like to buy.
There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only €3.70, there’s sure to be a book for everyone. There’s also a great selection of stationery on sale! See a selection of what will be on offer at the fair.
You can also save €€€ and buy discounted Gift Vouchers online to give to your child instead of cash. Book Fair Gift Vouchers are the simple, secure way to ensure your child gets the books they want when the Book Fair arrives and are perfect if you can’t make it to the Book Fair. Buy vouchers here.
Don’t forget that every book you buy can help to get FREE BOOKS for our school !
Witches Walk 2021
This year’s Witches Walk will take place on Wednesday, 20th of October at 9.45am (weather permitting). We’re looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes.
The classes will start the walk at staggered intervals to allow for social distancing between groups. The Garda Mounted Unit will be present to assist with traffic calming for the duration of the walk.
Please note that parents are welcome to attend the walk but must adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Sponsorship sheets (1 per family) will be sent home with the children. Any monies raised should be returned to the school by Friday, 22nd of October.
Free Online Information Sessions from the National Parents Council
October is World Mental Health Month and National Parents Council (NPC) are running FREE online information sessions for parents of children in two settings, parents of children in primary school and parents of children in early years’ education.
For Parents of children in Early Years’ Education
The Early Years’ information sessions entitled “Supporting your child’s positive mental health in the early years” will be held on the 12th, 13th & 14th of October and the 19th, 20th and 21st of October 2021.
The environment that a child grows up in and the relationships that a child has with their parents in the first five years of life is very important to the development of a child’s long-term positive mental health.
To register to attend a “Supporting your child’s positive mental health in the early years” information session please click here
For Parents of Children in Primary School
The information sessions for parents of children in primary school “Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” are taking place on the 11th to the 15th of October 2021
This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their primary school 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.
If you would be interested in attending a “Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” session for parents of primary school children please register your details here https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Outdoor Classroom & Sensory Garden FundraiserThank you so much to everyone who helped us to reach and exceed our target of 7500 km and €7,500 to fund our new Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom. We managed to raise €12,257 and walked a total of 14,619.69km. The extra funds raised are being used to add extra equipment and features to the playground. Many thanks also to the local businesses who donated prizes to incentivise people to take part. We really appreciate the support. See a video of an interview for Meath Daily TV about the fundraiser with Mr Minnock and Lisa Boland on our Facebook page or here
The annual Witches Walk took place on Tuesday, 20th of October. The children got to dress up in their Halloween costumes (and raincoats!!!) and walk the shorter route close to the school.
Thanks to those of you who returned sponsorship sheets and donations. Your generosity is appreciated. We also thank the teachers and the Garda Mounted Unit who came to help with traffic on the day. A total of €2228 was raised on the way.
We should also thank Barry Cronin who took photographs on the day, one of which appeared with an article about the walk in The Irish Times on 21st of October.
Carol Singing in Navan Town Centre
The school choir sang in Navan Town Centre on Sunday, 15th of December under the guidance of Mrs McCarthy. They also sang for the Wilkinstown Active Retirement Association. Between both of these events they managed to raise €700. Well done to the choir and thanks to Mrs McCarthy for all her work and the time she put in.
Silver Circle Draw 2019
We ran the Silver Circle Draw in April & May of 2019 to help fund the purchase of graded readers for the school. These books will be reused throughout the years and help to contribute to literacy development in the school.
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.
“I’M A CELEB, GET ME OUT OF HERE”
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.