Category Archives: Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Parent-Teacher Association meets regularly on a monthly basis and supports a wide range of activities in the school while encouraging greater parental involvement. At the recent AGM, committee members for the 2015-16 school year were chosen. The committee selected the following officers when they met in October. Please keep an eye on the Nuacht, the Blackboard and the school website for all the news and to find out when events are taking place.
To contact the Parent Teacher Association email email@example.com
PTA Committee 2015-2016
Chairperson: Pat Fitzpatrick
Secretary: Rachel Thunder
Treasurer: Paul Wright
Teacher Rep: Mairead Hayden
Communications: Roisin Buckley, Annmarie Ryan and Cathy McGylnn
The next LSP Parent Teacher Association Coffee Morning takes place on Friday the 6th February at 8.30am outside LSP staffroom. Coffee mornings are open to the whole school community. It is a great opportunity to chat with other parents, and to start your day with a nice cup of coffee or tea. This is free event and all are welcome.
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION – MONTHLY UPDATES JANUARY
The PTA would like to welcome everyone back to a new term at LSP. The committee had its first meeting of the year this week and at that meeting the figures for the Winter Fair were finalised. We are excited to announce that the amount of money raised by the fair was €3,700. This demonstrates both how successful the fair was, and the level of commitment and engagement by the school community with the fair. The money will be used to fund extracurricular activities and events for the school community over the rest of the year. With that in mind we would like to outlay some of the events that we will be organising over the coming months:
The PTA has arranged Tai Chi classes for all the children at LSP . A Tai Chi instructor will attend the school and classes will commence the end of February, and run for 8 weeks. More information on this event will be posted in February.
The PTA will contribute €1000 from moneys raised towards classroom resourses.
As part of the 25th year celebrations, the PTA will be organising a “Yard Party” for the children. This will take place in June (date to be confirmed) and will be run during regular school time. More information on this event will be posted nearer the date.
The school is organising “the Magic of the Musicals” concert where all classes will perform on stage at the Limetree Theatre – Tickets for the event can be bought from the Limetree website. The PTA’s contribution will be organising the programme for the event and also running a raffle on both nights.
The Plant and Cake Spring Fair will be held in mid-May (date to be confirmed.)
Two further coffee mornings will be held between now and the end of the school year. The next one takes place on the 6th of February from 8.30am outside the staff room. Coffee mornings are open to the whole school community and we would encourage people to come along. It is a great opportunity to chat with other parents, chat to the committee and also have a nice cup of coffee/tea.
The PTA has commenced a project looking at the school yard and the possible ways of making it a more engaging space for the children. With that in mind, workshops will be run with the children to get some insight into how they view the yard and their ideas as to how the yard could be enhanced as an activity space.
The PTA committee will hold an open meeting for parents / guardians at its next committee meeting on the 9th February in the staff room of the LSP. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to bring an idea for an event, to raise/bring an issue they are concerned about, ask a question, or simply get to know the committee. The time of this meeting will be announced nearer the date.
The Parent Teacher Association committee would like to extend its thanks to all the people involved in making the Winter fair a great success. This success is down to the whole school community – the parents/guardians, teachers and school staff, the afterschool/crèche, and the children – working together in partnership. There was tremendous support given to the PTA committee in the run up to the fair regards organizing the various aspects of the fair. A cohort of parents did excellent work the Friday morning before the fair making Christmas wreaths and painting the school windows. Likewise the parents who worked with the children making the class crafts did tremendous work – the crafts that were made would not look out of place in any craft shop. On the day itself there was no shortage of people lending support in setting up the fair, working at the various stalls and then helping to get the school back into shape for the children again on Monday morning. The music on the day kept everyone in a festive mood and our MC for the raffle did a great job. Thank you to all those who donated all the wonderful baked goods and delicacies. Lastly a big thank you to all the people that turned up on the day and supported the fair and most importantly helped to raise vital funds which will go towards extracurricular activities for all the children at LSP. We hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourself.
The PTA Committee
N.B. Plates and dishes can be collected outside the school staffroom.
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION – MONTHLY UPDATE – NOVEMBER
The Winter fair is in its final week of preparation and will kick off on Sunday December 7th at 1pm. Volunteers are still being sought to help out on the day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee has now completed a working draft of a constitution for the Parent Teacher Association. This will be used as a reference for the workings of the committee. It will be brought to the AGM for ratification
There is ongoing disscussion regarding the events which will take place in the New Year. Presently the Committee is working at having Tai Chi classes for all the classes in the spring which will run over a couple of weeks.
Planning is ongoing for a “Yard Party” to mark the 25th celebrations at LSP for the pupils, to be held towards the end of the school year.
The Parent Teacher Association and the Board of Management held a joint meeting where discussions were held on various topics and issues. Key was the way both committees could enhance their working partnership.
A coffee morning was held on the 14th of November for all parents/guardians, whilst attendance was small, there was good discussion and chat amongst those present. The next coffee morning will be announced in the new year
The Committee is also working on a “school yard” project …more to be revealed in the new year.
If you have ideas for events, discussions, talks etc send them into the committee at email@example.com
The LSP Winter Fair kicks off this Sunday the 7th of Dec, at 1pm.
Why not come and eat in the Winter Fair Restaurant
We will be serving a choice of delicious hot main courses, soup, hotdogs, cakes, desserts, tea/coffee and winter fair punch.
Take time to visit the Craft stalls, the Book stall, the Wrap a Present Room, the Lucky Dip, get your face painted and sit and have a meal and a cuppa with family and friends in the Winter Fair restaurant.
Guess how many sweets are in the jar and what the christmas cake weighs and you could win them both.
Buy a raffle ticket, there are prizes galore!
Hope you and your family can make it.
All funds raised go towards extracurricular activities for all the children at Limerick School Project.