Football Champions, Parents' Council, Lourdes, TY News, Sympathy
15th April 2013
Munster Junior Football Champions!
Victorious Junior Football team with coaches Mrs. Mary Ashe and Ms. Fiona Rocheford.
"Player of the Match", Kate McGrath, receiving her trophy.
Team Captain Taylor Murray accepting the trophy.
Parents' Council News
The Ard Scoil Parents' Council recently held two events to raise funds to replace the computer server in the school. A successful bagpack was held in Garvey's SuperValu on 1416 March. We thank all the students and parents who packed bags, and the customers and staff of Garvey's for their generosity and support.
On Friday 22 March we held our annual sponsored Fun Run. The changeable weather was against us and quite a few parents and students got a good soaking for their troubles. However, the mood was lifted by great excitement in the Senior Hall as students eagerly awaited the draw among those who brought in 10 or more in sponsorship. The winner of a new iPad mini was Clodagh McGovern in 2nd year. Another 30 prizes were drawn and seemed to be evenly distributed among the classes. Many thanks to all the family members and friends who sponsored our students.
Our weekly bingo sessions continue in the Senior Hall every Monday night at 8.15 pm. The bingo is being well supported by the wider community from Youghal to Cappoquin to Kilmacthomas, for which we are very grateful. The Parents' Council is committed to continuing this weekly fundraiser right throughout the year to raise funds to pay for rental of the Sports Centre for PE. Why not support us and bring a friend on Monday nights. Our jackpot now stands at €1,350. If you're not in, you can't win!
Lourdes Committee Notes
In conjunction with the Song for Lourdes Concert which was held on the 21st of March, the Lourdes Committee also held a raffle which was very successful and we would like to thank all the local businesses who sponsored prizes for us;
The Hair Factory, Super Valu, Frank Murphy’s Toymaster, Seasons, Murray’s Pharmacy, Connolly’s Pharmacy, Venture, The Bagel Bar, Lynch’s Fruit and Veg., Robbie’s Fresh Food Kitchen, Ming’s Court, Mr. Simms’s Olde Sweet Shop, Jitterbeans, €2 Discount Store, Sam McCauley’s Pharmacy.
Also, there will be a 4th, 5th and 6th class quiz in the Senior Hall of the Ard Scoil at 7.30 on Thursday, April 18th. The cost is per person with a maximum of 4 per table. Refreshments will be served and spot prizes awarded on the night.
The T.Y.s have been busy as usual with cookery competitions, final days of Intel and great fun with driving instruction on Friday last. I will have more news on all these next week.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Ms. Alice Strain, sister of our colleague, Mrs. Mary Foley. We send our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Foley, all the Strain family and Alice’s fiancé, Mr. Pat Crowley. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.