Le Cheile PTA Minutes – 14th October 2015
Attendance: Fiona Rock, Louise O’Reilly-Ryan (Minutes), Fiona Robertson, Ian Casey, Jeff Sweetman, Libby Sweetman, Helen Clinton Wall, Lara Synnott McAvoy, Laura Whelan, Orla Burke, Cara Driscoll, Nicola Kelly, Suzanne Carolan, Tracey Hart, Kevin Paul, Tess Martin, Genevieve Damron, Monika Dohaner, Rachel Levins, Rosemary McGonagle, Kirsten Feehan, Sonia Cole, Priscilla O’Brien, Delores Donegan.
Apologies: Brian Parle, Patricia Ryan, Ailbhe Hearty, Sharon Hanaway.
Fiona Robertson (Coordinator) opened the meeting.
Genevieve Damron (Treasurer) read out the financial statement for the year 2014/2015. See Attached.
A request for Class representatives will be put on the parents Facebook page. Louise will draw up the list and arrange the distribution of new email addresses.
Delores Donegan (Fundraising Committee) reminded the meeting of the Calendar fundraising event on Oct. 15th. She requested volunteers.
The fundraising committee is planning to hold an indoor Christmas market on Nov. 29th in the gymnasium of the Grammar school. It will run from 2-6pm and stalls will cost 25 Euro each. Stalls will be offered to the public. A form was sent around the meeting for volunteers to sign up to help.
Volunteers needed for:
Santa’s grotto/ Elves, Barbeque, Tea/Coffee, hall decorating. Wheel of Fortune donations will be requested from parents, each class will have a theme for collecting donations.
Music will be provided by RTE Orchestra and the school choir.
School Calendars will be sold on the day of the fair.
Fiona Rock (principal) suggested that the children could sell crafts on the stalls. Fiona also informed Delores that if the Fair/ stalls are to be opened to the public that it may need to go before the BOM as fundraising events have always been kept in-house.
Ian Casey explained the process that was carried out to acquire new parent representatives for the Board of Management. He welcomed Jeff Sweetman and Cara Driscoll as the new Parent representatives to the Board of Management.
Fiona Robertson thanked the out-going representatives Suzanne Carolan and Brian Parle for their four years of hard work on the BOM. Fiona presented gifts on behalf of the PTA. Fiona Rock also thanked Suzanne and Brian on behalf of the whole school.
A.S.A’s: Ian Casey and Sonia Cole are happy to continue with the ASA’s for the next term but requested a volunteer to help out. Sonia stated that the uptake for ASA’s wasn’t great this term and that they plan to involve the children with planning of activity choices for next term. Tutors can be brought in for ASA’s but they must be insured and Garda vetted.
Sonia will look into the cost of having a speaker on Positive Parenting attend a future meeting.
Orla Burke informed the meeting that the National Parents Council is having their AGM in Scholars Hotel on Oct. 19th. All Welcome.
Kirsten Feehan thanked all bus supervisors and asked that a note be sent to parents to request that address and phone numbers are in the Childs bag at all times. Louise will send a note.
NEXT MEETING: WED. 18th NOVEMBER @ 8pm