We've made it to the end of the first term of the 2020/21 school year and while it may have been a very different term than any other we've had at Greystones CNS, we haven't let that stop us carrying on with some of our usual events, in a slightly altered way. Thank you to everyone who has helped the PTP this year and participated in our events, especially the kids and teachers who have all worked together so well.
Here's a round up of what the PTP has been involved in this term.
Greystones CNS Raffle 2020
This year’s raffle was a great success and it was worth the wait having been postponed from earlier in the year. With a range of fantastic prizes on offer from local businesses we managed to make a staggering €5,435 for the school. Read more here.
For the last five weeks we’ve all had great fun with Fun Fridays; kids, parents and teachers. It’s brought a great atmosphere to drop-off and pick-up times. Have a look at our gallery of photos and if you would like to add your photos to the gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PTP recently purchased some sports equipment for the school using money we’ve raised from fundraising events. Take a look at the list of equipment on our website.
Christmas Cards 2020
This annual fundraiser was, once again, a great success with a total of €3,010 raised by the sale of beautiful Christmas cards designed by the children. The school receives 50% of the total raised. Thanks to everyone who purchased cards this year.
Christmas Panto: The Sword in the Stone
The teachers felt the children deserved a little extra treat this year, so last Friday they were all very excited to sit down and watch a special online panto from the Helix, The Sword in the Stone. Armed with popcorn and treats they had a blast. The teachers and the PTP were delighted to bring this extra bit of fun into the classroom.
Staff's Christmas Gifts
Thanks to everyone who so kindly donated money for the staff's Christmas gifts this year. Your generosity amassed €1,083. Have a look at the list of local businesses we bought vouchers and hampers from on our website.
Parents in Business
We're keen to support our parents who run their own business. If you would like your business' logo and website link to appear on the Parents in Business section of our website, please email email@example.com with your logo and website address.
Christmas Jumper Day
This year Christmas Jumper Day was held on Friday 11th December. All the children and the teachers put on their best Christmas jumpers and they all looked super festive. As well as having great fun dressing up, the school managed to raise €400 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital which will be used to buy some much needed portable DVD players for St Joseph's Ward. Thank you to everyone who donated money to this great cause.
Peter McVerry Trust
We are delighted to announce that €1,824.65 was raised by the parents, children and staff of Greystones CNS for the Peter McVerry Trust in the recent shoebox appeal. The spirit of the shoebox appeal was kept alive this year with a few adjustments. Read more here.
New School Building Media Campaign
As you are all aware, our recent video "Dear Minister Foley'' gained huge media attention in November. The Department of Education ("DES") have agreed to now appoint a conciliator to try and find a suitable resolution between both parties involved in the new school building. To find out more about these next steps have a read of our recent update.
The PTP AGM took place in November 2020 and the new committee for the school year 2020/21 was welcomed. You can see the full list of the current members on our website.
We'd like to wish each and everyone of you a very happy Christmas and thank you for helping us make our school community such a special one. We're really looking forward to a great 2021 at Greystones CNS.