Parents Association AGM.

STUDY SKILLS SEMINAR and AGM

2nd October 2018 at 7.30pm

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

In conjunction with Study Skills Seminars for 3rd and 6th years Rory Mulvey  from STUDENT ENRICHMENT SERVICES will give a talk to parents of ALL students on how parents can support their second level students.

The Annual General Meeting of the Parents’ Association will also take place The Parents Association are involved in working with the Principal, teachers and students to help in anyway we can to support the school.  We fundraise annually and help with a number of activities from the school musical, graduations and special events.  We would welcome new members to the committee.  We meet once a month during the academic year, so please get in touch if you would like to join us by completing the form below. Every parent/guardian is eligible to join the committee. If this is not for you, you might consider providing us with your contact details to help out at one of our events. Please consider becoming a volunteer.

Motions/nominations for the AGM should be sent on or before 28th September 2018 to:

The Honorary Secretary, Parents’ Association,c/o Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock Co. Dublin.

We look forward to meeting you .

Flying the flag for PCS.

Daragh O’Brien TD with Steffen Bakken (2nd yr) Ava Byrne (3rd yr) and Ms S Murphy

THE FIRST EVER PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON THE IRISH FLAG IS TO OPEN AT THE GPO WITNESS HISTORY VISITOR CENTRE IN DUBLIN THIS MONTH. AS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS, A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE IRISH FIGURES ATTENDED THE DEDICATION CEREMONY IN THE GPO, INCLUDED SPORTS STARS HENRY SHEFFLIN, JOHN HAYES, PACKIE BONNER AND STEPHANIE ROCHE. ALSO THERE WERE MS DARGAN AND MS MURPHY ALONG WITH A REPRESENTATIVE GROUP OF OUR STUDENTS.

For more information click here.

Fantastic Students.

2bAs a reward for raising the largest sum of money in last year’s Sponsored Walk, the Parents’ Association kindly funded a cinema trip for class 2B. On Wednesday 21st December the class went to see ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ accompanied by their tutor, Ms Bradley and Ms Glover. They had a great day and the students would like to sincerely thank the Parents’ Association for their generosity.

Talks and an App for Concerned Parents.

The North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (RDATF) have asked us to let you know about a series of talks for parents and a free app:  “We recently launched the free drug-education app, SAND – Substance Abuse North Dublin. The Task Force developed the app in consultation with community stakeholders and young people from the region, as a drug-education tool for young people and parents. It is available for download, just search ‘sand drugs’ in the app/play store.”

Click here and here for more information on the talks in Swords and the app.

School Walk.

On Wednesday the First and Second Years are walking to raise funds for the school. Thanks to the Parents Association for their input and good luck to all of the students who are busy getting sponsorship and are in line for class and individual prizes.

Parents Association online Petition to Replace K Compound.

The PCS Parents Association would like to thank all those who have signed the online petition and for helping their campaign to replace the prefabs known as the K Compound.

There are now 104 signatures ….so let’s get this number up!  The Parent’s Association suggest that you share the link on Facebook/Twitter and spread the word to friends and family, the more signatures the better.

Full details can be read here. and the link is www.petitions.ie/KCompound or just visit the website www.petitions.ie.