The KNS Parents Association wish welcome back to all our returning families and welcome to our new families as well. It has been a wonderful start to our new year!
Several parents were actively involved in helping the school develop a Safe Access to and from school and Traffic Management plan for child safety ahead of the new school year. Part of that plan was introducing a “Drop & Go” service for the morning traffic, and we have a steady group of parent volunteers supporting this effort. It has been well received and executed!
The Parents Association always ensure the Junior Infant parents receive a special welcome to KNS on their first day of school. Instead of inviting parents to the sports hall for a cuppa and chat (and tissues!), we made sure they were met with a “take away” version of the same. Several of the PA committee were on hand to pass out the goodies as well as tissues should the need arise.
Thankfully, the 2nd Class of 2020/21 were able to participate in their First Holy Communion in September. As part of the PA support for these students, we provided goodie bags for their school party the Monday after Holy Communion (as well as for any classmates who did not participate in Holy Communion). It’s a special treat for all to celebrate.
October brought with it GOAL’s Jersey Day fundraiser where the children are allowed to have a non-uniform day in support of the charity. Online donations were made for those who participated. The children will also look forward to supporting Trick or Treat for Temple Street just before the mid-term break and are allowed to dress up for Halloween. The PA ensure there are plenty of Halloween decorations around to help the children get in the mood to celebrate.
Lastly, we wanted to say a big thank you to all who attended the Parents Association Information Evening and AGM. We said farewell to a few long term committee members and officers who have now passed the baton to a lovely new group. The Parents Association is in good hands!