Welcome to the Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire. All parents of girls in Scoil Mhuire are automatically members of the Parents Association (PA). The PA Committee is made up of members from each year to represent them, plus the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Our role is to support the work of the school, fundraise and to provide a channel of communication between the parents and the Principal and the Board of Management.
Reps are on the committee for a 2 year period and there are annual nominations made for new reps every year. We held our AGM on 25th October and the Committee Members for 2017/2018 are as follows:
Chairperson - Keelin Murphy
Secretary - Katie Doyle Fusco
Treasurer - Rosemarie Tormey
Junior Infants (Ms Moran) - Astrid Lyons and Peter O'Leary
Senior Infants (Mr Kessie) Lorraine Rooney
Senior Infants (Ms Farrell) Catherine Crowley and Ciara Heneghan
1st Class (Ms Purcell) Stephanie Furlong
1st Class (Ms Martley) - Mariosa Whaley
2nd Class (Ms. Martley) - Kelli Kindlon
2nd Class (Ms. O'Callaghan) - Alison Rennick and Claire Hayes
3rd Class (Ms Gildea & Ms Swords) - Caragh Hipwell and Cliona Looby
4th Class (Ms Swords) - Jillian Mulcahy
4th Class (Ms McCallion) Aine Sweeney
5th Class (Ms. Nugent) - Aisling Feighrey and Sinead Spain
6th Class (Mr Cleary) - Ann Corbett, Carol English and Eleanor O'Neill
Please do contact your class rep if you would like to help out with any PA activities throughout the year.
Wednesday 8th November eSafety Talk
The Parents Association invites you to a talk from eSafety on Wednesday 8th November.
The talk will cover cyber-bullying, social networking, future reputations, online gaming and internet safety basics from the perspective of understanding the motivation and the pattern of how their children are using the new technologies.
eSafety previously facilitated internet safety workshops for 5th and 6th class students last year.
Tea/coffee available from 7:30 p.m.
Talk will commence at 8:00 p.m.
2016/2017 PA Activities
Wednesday 25th October - Annual General Meeting of the PA and Board of Management
Please come along to the annual general meeting at the school. The evening starts at 7.30 pm in the school hall for light refreshments, with the meeting commencing at 8.00 pm.
The new PA Committee will be announced (nomination forms have been sent home in the homework folders) and the school are also seeing a new mothers' representative to join the board of management. Nominations will be sought at the meeting.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 27 May - Annual School Summer Fair
We will have lots of great stalls and attractions including raffle with many great prizes, obstacle bouncy castle, ice cream, tombola, entertainment, face painting, arts & crafts, nail painting, food, tea & coffee and lots more so please come along and support the school - whatever the weather!
Donations - we are currently seeking donations of books, toys, games, ornaments, gift sets, toiletries, chocolates, unwanted gift vouchers and so on for various stalls. Please bring any items into the school from Monday 8 May and leave them on the school stage. Thank you
Helpers! We need lots of helpers to ensure the day is a success. If you can spare half an hour to help run a stall we would love to hear from you. Please let your class rep know if you are able to help
17 May 2017
Colman Noctor, Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst will be in the school to provide a talk to parents regarding the impact technology has on childrens wellbeing. It will be held in the school hall at 7.30pm. All welcome!
The PA ran a parent evening with John Lonergan, previous Governor of Mountjoy Prison who shared many interesting and amusing insights and tips on parenting with us.
The PA also assisted the school with the new incoming Junior Infant parent for 2018 by providing tea and coffee and addressing parents on the role of the PA.
Thanks to all the parents who gave feedback to the class reps regarding how they would like PA funds spent. The majority of parents were keen for the money to be spent on technology, yard improvements and learning opportunities. We are now in the process of working with the school and will keep you updated.
The 2017 calendar has now been sent out in your daughter's school bag. It features art work from each class under the theme of "Values". Calendars are €10 each. If you wish to purchase one then please return €10 to your daughter's teacher. All money raised goes towards PA activities such as school trips, library books and educational opportunities. If you would like to purchase more than one, then the PA will be selling at the school gate from Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 December. Thank you for your support.
We had a very successful Grandparents Day within the school which was part of the wider Erasmus visit. Thank you so much for all the baking which was a huge hit with all the Grandparents who were able to come in, visit their daughter's classroom and see the school.
In October we ran a welcome coffee morning for new parents in Junior Infants.
Regular updates will be provided through out the year but if you require any further information then please contact your class rep.