PTA AGM

There was a great turnout at the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday evening.

The following parents volunteered as PTA committee members for the school year:

Niamh Brennan – Chairperson

Liz Nolan & Marta Estalayo – Treasurers

Shaista Zeb & Colette Darcy – Secretaries

Fintan Murphy – IT

Gillian Casey

Denise Moroney

Ruairí Hogan

Sinéad Battle

Suzanne O’Connor

Ardy Neyzam Ali

Therese Farrell

Georgina O’Halloran

 

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th October at 9am in the Parents Room.

The next event to be organised is the Halloween Disco, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th October. More information to follow.

We are looking forward to the year ahead with lots of new ideas and events planned for Lucan East ETNS.

 

 

Parent Teacher Association AGM Tonight

Our Parent Teacher Association AGM takes place tonight at 7pm. All parents/Guardians are welcome. The PTA is a great way to meet new parents and friends and it is a critical part of our school community. It would be great to see as many parents as possible to get involved.DSC_0011

Home School Newsletter 2016/2017

This year was packed full of interesting and exciting parent classes, talks, parental involvement activities and PTA fundraisers. Here is a snapshot of some of the initiatives organised in collaboration with the HSCL teacher, Rebecca.

Adult Class

Most of the following adult classes are funded or organised in conjunction with the ETB or South Dublin County Council:

  • English Language classes ran all year (Tutor – Elaine Morrow)
  • Yoga classes ran for 6 Weeks in term 1 (Tutor – Siobhán Nolan)
  • Gardening classes ran for 8 weeks in term 2 (Tutor – Audrey)
  • DIY classes ran for 6 weeks in term 3 (Tutor – Andy O’Bryne)
  • PEEP Parent and Toddler Group ran for 4 weeks in term 3 (Tutor – Michelle Byrne)

Talks for Parents

  • Mindfulness Talk for Parents (Health & Wellbeing Week)
  • Maths Talk for parents of 2nd Class students
  • Irish Homework – these classes aimed to enable parents to help their children with Irish, in particular with Irish Homework
  • Bug Busting (Public Health Nurse – Catherine Carey)
  • First Aid Talk for Parents (Irish Red Cross)
  • Coffee Morning and Transfer Talk for parents of 6th Class students

Talks for Children

  • Taking Care of Our Teeth (Health Board)
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Talk for 5th and 6th Class (Aileen from the DS Centre)
  • Poetry ‘Slam Sessions’ in 6th Class (Poet – Colm Keegan)

PTA Events

  • Book Fair
  • Halloween Disco
  • Movie Night
  • Valentine’s Disco
  • School Cookbook – LEET’S Get Cooking
  • Clothing Collection
  • Mad Hair Day

Parental Involvement

  • Clover Reading Project in Junior Infants
  • Bedtime Reading Club in Senior Infants
  • Maths for Fun in 1st Class
  • Art Workshop in the Outreach – Ireland and Ghana Classes
  • Art Workshop in 2nd Class
  • Chess in 3rd Class
  • Maths Trail in 4th Class
  • Monopoly in 5th Class

We truly value parental involvement in Lucan East ETNS. Our school is a community where pupils, parents and teachers collaborate and work in partnership for our children. This year alone, 89 parents in total helped out with the parental involvement activities in the classroom, which shows how committed and dedicated they are to the school. We would like to thank all of these volunteers. Their time and efforts are really appreciated by all the stuff at Lucan East. They enable us to provide positive and optimum learning experiences for our students.

If you would like to get involved in any classes, help out with PTA events or volunteer with the parental involvement activities next year, please get in touch with Rebecca. Email rebeccca@lucaneastet.ie or phone/text 0861701972.

I hope you all enjoy the summer holidays.

Rebecca

 

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Mad Hair/Hat Day

Last Friday, the PTA organised a Mad Hair/Mad Hat Day as a fundraiser and raised €75 for the school. The children had lots of fun making and modelling their fabulous creations. The judges had so many tough decisions to make. Prizes were given for the top 3 craziest heads in each class and the overall winner, Dmitrijs in 2nd Class, won €10 for his cool do!

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The Launch of ‘LEET’s Get Cooking’

Last Thursday, we had a busy but very exciting day in Lucan East ETNS. Not only did we celebrate Intercultural Day and Jersey Day, we also launched our long-awaited school cookbook ‘LEET’s Get Cooking’. As well featuring photos of all the classes in our school, the cookbook contains many recipes from around the world from countries such as Poland, China, India, Tunisia, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Lithuania and Greece. All the children had the opportunity to submit a recipe and the PTA had a tough time deciding which recipes would appear in the book. We would like to thank all the parents who were involved in compiling the cookbook. The staff and children have loved this project and it is in invaluable fund-raiser for our school. The cookbook is available to purchase for €10 from Lesley in the office school. Alternatively, you can send €10 into school with your child in an envelope to give to their class teacher. Everyone who buys the cookbook will be entered into a draw to win a €50 voucher for Lidl, so happy buying and happy cooking!!!

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Clothing Collection

486 kilos of clothing was recycled by our parents, raising €320 for our school. Thank you to all the parents who donated and to the PTA who organised the collection.

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Cook Book 2017

Lucan East Cookbook

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We are excited and delighted to announce that this year the PTA will be organising The Lucan East Educate Together Cookbook. As well as helping us to raise some valuable funds for the school, the project will enable us to create a wonderful personalised cookbook jam packed with YOUR child’s recipes and photographs. If you would like to help the PTA with this project, please call our Home School Liaison Teacher Rebecca. Email rebecca@lucaneastet.ie or call 0861701972.

Valentines Disco

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The Valentines Disco was a huge success. The PTA did a great job organising the event and decorating the hall. The children loved dancing to their favourite songs and eating lots of treats. Thanks to the parents who volunteered to        help out at this event. We raised an amazing €580 for the school. Well done to all involved.

PTA Meeting This Thursday at 7pm

The PTA will have their first meeting of the new year this Thursday from 7pm-8pm in the school. It would be great to see as good a turnout as possible. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Recap of Events in 2016

Lessons Learned from the Events

Plans and Events for 2017

Any Other Business

Many Thanks again to all members of the PTA for some fantastic events in the 1st term including the Halloween Disco and Movie Night

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