Parents Association Fundraiser.

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Portmarnock Community School is having a Bag2School Fundraiser. This is an opportunity to sort through your wardrobes and cupboards and donate any unwanted quality textiles. All funds raised from this collection will go to the school and will benefit your son or daughter directly.   Furthermore an additional 10% of all funds raised goes to the LauraLynn Foundation. So Let’s get collecting !

WHAT WILL BE COLLECTED:

We accept the following Quality items for Re-Use…

Adult & Children’s clothing

Shoes & Boots (matching pairs only)

Hats, Belts & Ties

Handbags

Soft Toys

WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT…

Duvets, Bedding, Towels. Household linen

Pillows and Cushions

Carpets, Rugs and Mats

(including both shower and toilet mats)

Soiled or Wet Clothing

Corporate Clothing & Workwear

Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material.

COLLECTION BAGS…

While we are sending home a Collection Bag with each student, we will also gladly accept other bags – black bin liners are ideal. Please try to fill as many bags as you can, don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours !!

Bags can be dropped to the P.E. hall (upstairs) on 23rd,24th and 25th April during school hours only.  The Bag2School team will come and collect all the bags early on the morning of the 26th April.

Thank you in advance from the Parents Association.

 

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.