Parents Association Newsletter

Feb 2019
SCOIL NAOMH BARRA PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

We would like to update you on our school year so far and let you know about some of our upcoming events.

Witches Walk

Our Witches Walk was held on Wednesday 24th October, 2018.  We raised €2,087. This was the largest amount ever raised. As usual the costumes were excellent and very entertaining. Well done to all who took part and thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day !

Buses

The cost of buses for various sporting/school events from September to December was  €1,615. We received €1,047.50 in contributions from pupils and the shortfall of €567.50 was paid by the PA. Thank you for your continued support.

Book Rental Scheme

This 218/19 school year was the first time that the PA provided complete book lists for all classes in the Book Rental Scheme.  This was a huge undertaking and a massive amount of work was involved.  We spent €21,504.51 on books and stationary for the book lists and replacing books.  This included the payments from parents.

Christmas Variety Show

Our Variety Show took place on Thursday 13th December in the school hall. 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.

School Choir

Our school choir performed in Navan Shopping Centre on Sunday 16th December, 2018 and raised €416.41. Thank you to everyone who performed and supported us.A special thank you to Mrs McCarthy who gives her time so generously to our choir.

PE Equipment

In January, we purchased PE equipment totalling €360. This included a volleyball net, basketballs and hula hoops.

Paint

In December, we purchased paint totalling €393.80. Our caretaker Ossie has been working hard to repaint the classrooms and hallways.

Mini Me Yoga

All teachers took part in a Mini Me Yoga workshop costing €400 which was paid for by the PA. In this workshop, the teachers learned techniques for introducing 15 minutes a day of yoga and positive thinking to the children using games and exercises making it fun and engaging.

Thank you to Brendan and Eiméar Doughty from Doughty’s Mace filling station and Wolfe Tones club for generously gifting treats for the children on the last week of school before Christmas holidays.

Also thank you to Marcella Wogan from Lilyphils foods for providing delicious cakes for Grandparents Day.

We would like to sincerely thank all parents/guardians who support and help out at all our events. Without your continued support none of this would be possible.

Mary Jane Beckham                 Sharon Lynch                       Anna Callaghan

Chairperson                              Treasurer                             Secretary