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Date: June 26th 2017 2017-18 Classes Update
We have updated the information on the classes for 2017-18 and it can be found here

Date: June 25th 2017 June Newsletter
The summer newsletter and update can be found here

Date: June 22nd 2017 June Ice Cream Van Visit
The school had a special visitor last week... check out who here

Date: May 20th 2017 First Holy Communion Reception
Sandwiches, cakes & biscuits galore were laid out for our First Holy Communion Reception on Saturday 20th May 2017. Many thanks to everyone for the generous donations of items (food and flower arrangements) for the reception and to all those who volunteered to help the PA on the day. You were all truely superb helpers and we hope you are all free again next year!!! Congratulations again to all the boys & girls who made their First Holy Communion we hope you had an enjoyable & memorable occasion. You can see some pictures here

Date: May 19th 2017 Heather Cup Photos
The Heather Cup was a spectacular success, helped by some very dry evenings (for once). We've a lot of photos which you can see here

Date: May 12th 2017 Golf Classic Photos
We've a lot of photos which you can see here

Date: May 15th 2017 NPC Education Conference 2017 - Shaping the Future
Saturday 10 June 2017 - National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Square, Dublin 1

To register to attend please click http://www.npc.ie/register_conference_2017.aspx. All parents of primary school children and those interested in primary education are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE!

Keynote speaker - Dr. Janet Goodall
Janet Goodall is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in the Department of Education, at the University of Bath. Janet has been involved in educational research for many years, researching issues such as networks and federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of continuing professional development of teachers, middle leadership in universities.

For the past 10 years, much of Janet’s work has been concentrated around the value and impact of parents’ engagement with their children’s learning. Janet has published widely on the subject, in both the academic and popular press, and on social media. She has just completed a yearlong pilot of a toolkit to support schools in this area, working with over 30 schools in Wiltshire Local Authority.
Date: May 10th 2017 Upcoming Events
Heather Cup - off to a flying start on Monday 8th May! Hopefully the weather will continue to be kind to us for the duration. Keep up-to-date at:- www.fixturelist.com/league/39994/teams and www.fixturelist.com/league/39992/teams

Golf Classic - Friday, 12th May, final few places left for golf and/or dinner, please contact Linda 086 2828384.

First Holy Communion Reception - Saturday, 20th May, if you can volunteer for a couple of hours or donate to the reception please contact Bevin 087 2237615 or Caroline 087 9582712.

Sports Days - June 1st & 2nd - if you have any donations for raffle prizes please contact Bernie Anderson 087 6377138. NPC Conference - Saturday, 10th June - additional details will be posted to our website in due course.
Date: May 5th 2017 Heather Cup Time!
It is Heather Cup time, the annual tournament kicks iff on May 8th. For more details please see here

Date: May 1st 2017 Active Week
Some pictures from Active week can be found here

Date: April 11th 2017 New Hurling Jerseys St. Pius X BNS
The attached photo is of the presentation of the new hurling jerseys to the BNS. The school have thanked the PA for our donation towards the cost of the jerseys.

New jerseys
Date: April 7th 2017 Golf Classic
The always brilliant golf classic is only weeks away, Please follow the link for all the details!
Golf
Date: Mar 27th 2017 NPC Conference
The NPC Conference will be taking place on Saturday the 10th of June 2017 in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1. We hope to see you and other parents from your child’s school on the day; all parents and those interested in primary school education are welcome to attend. Further details will follow shortly.
Date: Mar 25th 2017 End of Year Concert
We have some pictures from this weekends end of year class concert which you might enjoy. See them here.
Date: Mar 20th 2017 Flash Raffle for Justin Bieber Tickets
The PA were delighted to be given 2 Justin Bieber Tickets kindly donated by a parent in the school which were raffled last week. We are delighted to tell you that the lucky winner was Sibeal Duffy from Ms. Buckley's 3rd class. Many congrats to Sibeal and we hope she has a super time at the concert in June.
Date: Feb 13th 2017 The Quiz
Lakelands was buzzing on Friday Night last with the PA Table Quiz. The venue was packed and heads were being wrecked with some very challenging questions by our quizmaster - Greg Dixon. There was fierce competition between all the teams and scores were fairly tight most of the way through but in the end team Alternative Facts took 1st place. Thank you again to all our sponsors for the brilliant raffle prizes donated, our quizmaster, Lakelands staff and the PA committee for a very enjoyable 2017 Quiz night

Date: Feb 10th 2017 The NPC Parent Talk
Every year more than 50,000 children in Ireland (approx. 120 children from St. Pius X) move from primary to post primary education. How can you as a parent best support your child through this transition? Many of the answers will come in this talk which is aimed at parents whose child is coming up to 5th or 6th class or has just moved/is moving from primary to post primary school.

Date: Feb 8th 2017 The Cookbook Project
The Cookbook order form is here for download if it didn't make it home in the school bags earlier this week! Recipes have all been collected and submitted and now the fun begins in putting the book together!! There is also a small number of ad spaces in the Cookbook if you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity please email the PA (piusxparents@gmail.com).

Date: Feb 2nd 2017 St Pius X Quiz - Fri Feb 10th
We are delighted to announce that the quiz on Friday 10th is now sold out! Many thanks to all for the interest.
Date: Jan 19th 2017 The Cookbook Project
The PA are undertaking “The Cookbook Project” this term as a key fund-raiser for this year. The Cookbook is a high quality A4 full colour book which will be a flip-book (one side for the girls’ school and the other side for the boys’ school). Each class will be pictured in the book with 4 recipes beside each class photo and there will also be staff photos and recipes.

The children will be submitting their own family favourite recipes and the published recipes are chose from their submissions. Deadline for recipe submissions is Friday 3rd February 2017 (recipe template attached just in case it didn't make it home last week). We will be pre-ordering the Cookbooks in February with delivery end March/early April.


Date: Jan 18th 2017 St Pius X Quiz - Fri Feb 10th

The St. Pius X Table Quiz will be taking place on Friday, 10th February @ 8pm – so clear your diary, team up with other parents or your neighbours and sign-up before it’s sold out!! We guarantee a fun night out with a good mix of questions, there’ll be something to suit everyone in the audience … current affairs, sport, music, film, entertainment, history, literature, geography, trivia etc. Please support this fundraiser in one of the following ways:-

a) Attend the Quiz Night – club together with family / friends for a great night out (€10 per person, €40 per table).
b) If you are unable to attend on the night, you can support by making a financial contribution or donating a raffle prize. Funds raised are used for the benefit of both schools.
To support St. Pius X Table Quiz please complete the form and return to the class teachers or drop into the PA post box by Wednesday, 1st February 2017. We hope as many of you as possible can attend on the night.
Date: Dec 22nd 2016 Santa Visit
Santa paid a visit - have a look here

Date: Dec 20th 2016 December Newsletter
The December newsletter and seasonal update can be found here

Date: Dec 6th 2016 Classes
Please note the following dates for the PA classes & swims. Class and swim calendars can be found on PA website also.
- Swimming: 12th Dec to 16th Dec. last 2016 swims.
- Wednesday classes: 14th Dec. last 2016 class.
- Thursday classes: 15th Dec. last 2016 class.
- Saturday classes: 17th Dec. last 2016 class.

All Classes & Swims are back on the week we go back in January 2017:
- Swimming: week beginning 9th Jan.
- Wednesday classes: 11th Jan.
- Thursday classes: 12th Jan.
- Saturday classes: 14th Jan.
Date: Nov 26th 2016 Enterprise Expo
Our second Enterprise Expo was held on Saturday, 26th November to showcase some businesses of parents in the school. On show were businesses including health and fitness, baby shoes, beauty, graphics and photography to name a few. There was a great buzz about the school for the morning and some very enthusiastic children busily drawing and colouring. For more information and some pictures from the day, please click here

Date: Nov 4th 2016 NPC Special Education Conference
National Parents Council Primary are holding their Special Education Conference for parents of children with special educational needs on Saturday the 12th of November 2016 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin (near Heuston Station) from 10.30am to 4pm. This notice has been sent to all our Special School members and those members who are listed as parents of children with Special Education needs in mainstream schools.

There may be parents of children with Special Education needs who are not registered with NPC, it would be great if you could forward this information to any parents you know who may be interested in attending. All parents who are interested are welcome to attend (members and non members). Admission is Free. Please see the attached invitation for further information. To book a place at this conference please click this link: here

Date: Oct 26th 2016 Enterprise Expo
You can find more information about the forthcoming Enterprise Expo on November 26th right here

Date: Oct 26th 2016 Calendar Orders!
The 2017 Calendar Order Form is now available here

Date: Sept 9th 2016 NPC Survey - Parents views on After School Childcare

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) with the assistance of the National Parents Council Primary (NPC) are conducting a survey of parents’ views and needs in relation to the supply and demand of after school care for school-aged children with a view to informing the work of the Department in contributing to the after school commitments expressed in the Programme for Government.

To find out the views of parents of children in primary school on:
· The availability of school-age childcare in the area;
· The type of school-age childcare currently used by the parent;
· The type of school-age childcare that would be preferred by the parent ;

The survey is seeking your views, as a parent, on the extent of existing after school care and the potential demand for same. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to complete this survey as your views are important in considering this issue. All information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared or used for any other purposes. All information is provided on an anonymous basis.

Click here to take part in the survey:

Date: Sept 1st 2016 Welcome Back!
Welcome back to another year everyone! You can find the latest updates about our Parents' Association run classes here