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Parents Association : February Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope you will find this newsletter useful.

Please see below for our upcoming events from now until March.

As always your support is very much appreciated.

Shanbally N.S Parents Association       


Shanbally NS Gets Creative Competition  

Thursday 9th February

Following the success of last year’s competition and after many requests, we are holding our Get Creative Competition. 

Categories – Children may choose just 1 of the following categories

  1. Lego            (Duplo can be used for JI and SI,  no special purchases necessary,                                                                  just use what you have at home) 
  2. Best Dressed Teddy
  3. Photo, drawing or painting

  1. Specific Information – Lego creations should not be any larger than A4 in size. Photo, drawing or painting, this can be either portrait or landscape, but should not be any larger than A3 in size.  To comply with school guidelines, we would kindly ask that photos do not contain images of children.
  1. Label – please ensure that your child’s entry is identified with the child’s name and class.
  1. When to bring your creations to school- Entries will be received at school from Wednesday 8th Members of the Parents Association will be in the Halla and will receive entries from the children. Entries will be accepted up until 9.00am on Thursday 9th February.  Late entries will not be accepted. 
  1. Judging – will take place by a panel of judges from the local community. The entries will be judged by classes JI , SI and the Language class, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th.  Winning entries will receive rosettes and be announced by 1.15pm on Thursday 9th
  1. Collection of Creations – We would kindly ask that all entries be removed from the Halla on Friday 10th February

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We are always looking for suggestions and new ideas.  We would be delighted to hear from you.


Valentine’s Day Cake Sale

The Parents Association will host our Annual Valentine’s Day Cake Sale on Friday 17th February.  Cakes will be on sale in the Hall from 9.00am.  Cakes are priced at 50c. 

We would ask that donated cakes for this event not contain nuts or nut flours.

Free Raffle Wednesday 22nd Feb

All children will be entered into a free raffle on Wednesday 22nd February.  Prizes are

€140.00 voucher for iKidz Fitness & Fun (Party for 10 children including hot food),

4 passes for Kool Kidz Korner

Family swimming pass for LeisureWorld in Bishopstown.

Table Quiz Friday 3rd March

You are invited to the Shanbally NS Table Quiz on Friday 3rd March at the Ferry Boat Inn, Ringaskiddy @ 8.30pm.  Teams of 4 are needed.  The cost per table is €20.00 (€5.00 per person).  We will send an entry form home shortly.  There will be a raffle on the night.  Always a great evening!!

Clothing Collection

Spring is in the air.  A great time to declutter and donate unwanted clothing, shoes and bags to school.  Donations will be accepted to the halla from Thursday 2nd March.  We will not be in a position to take end of life clothing, duvets, pillows or bric-a-brac.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 9th February

Shanbally NS Gets Creative Competition

Friday 10th February

Free Friday Give Away

Friday 17th February

Valentine’s Cake Sale

Wednesday 22nd Feb.

Free Raffle

Friday 3rd March

Table Quiz in Ferry Boat   

Monday 6th March

Clothing Collection

Free Friday Giveaway

On Friday 10th February we will be holding a Free Raffle all families will be entered.  The winners will win a Family Pass for Cork City Football Club for the Presidents Cup Match on Friday 17th February @ Turners Cross.