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Parents' Association

                                         Our Parents' Association 
                                           
                                            The Palmerstown Primary Schools Parents' Association (PPSPA) is your parent group responsible for

                                          liaising with the school and staff on behalf of parents to ensure the best possible education for the

                                          children. All parents/guardians of pupils enrolled in St. Lorcan’s and St. Brigid’s are members. PPSPA are

                                          very active in a number of ways, representing parent concerns at our monthly meetings with the school

                                          principals, contributing to policy documents and organising special events for the children. 

                                         What events/activities does the PPSPA organise?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Each year the team organise events/activities which have included a visit by an ice-cream van, SkyDome
                                         Planetarium, Reptile Zoo, Communion Receptions, new parents coffee morning, Christmas selection boxes
                                         for Junior & Senior Infants, gift and reception for graduation classes.  
                                         We also fund specialist learning materials and resources for the children which teachers may not have
                                          the funds for but which can substantially support the learning experience for the children. The PPSPA 
                                          have introduced 2 brand new initiatives, firstly the award winning Sticks and Stones Anti-bullying 
                                          programme which was run for all parents and was then rolled out to the senior classes in both schools.                                                                                    This programme supports the schools in their objective to educate the children about bullying. Secondly 
                                          the Parents' Association introduced a brand new programme for parents – Introduction to Project Maths
                                          for Parents - which introduces 6th class parents to the maths their child will be learning in 1st Year of
                                          secondary school.                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                         How does the PPSA fundraise?  

                                         It goes without saying that we need to fundraise in order to provide much of the events/activites for the

                                          school community (pupils, teachers, parents).  The PPSA distribute Voluntary Contribution envelopes to

                                          the schools during the month of October and request a donotaionof up to €25 per family.  However we

                                          like to fundraise using such initiatives as Design a Christmas Card so that you get something in return

                                          for your money. 

                                         Who are the current PPSPA group?
                                            Annemarie Mc Auley - Chairperson
                                          Catriona Ryan - Secretary
                                          Suzanne Barr - Treasurer
                                          Pat Carey - BOM St. Brigid's
                                          Elaine O'Dwyer - BOM St. Brigid's
                                          Gerry McDonagh - BOM St. Lorcan's
                                          Simona Cutcan - BOM St.Lorcan's
                                           
                                            How do I get involved? 
                                            We hold our monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month during the school term in St.Brigid’s 
                                          School Hall @ 8.15pm, our AGM is held each September. If you are not in a position to join the group but
                                          would like to help out please send your name and contact number to palmerstownpspa@gmail.com
                                          and we will add you to our helper list.

Activities fundraised for by Parents' Association

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