Parents Association

January 2018

The next Parents Association Meeting will take place in the school on Tuesday night January 16th at 8p.m. All are welcome.


January 2017

The next Parents Association Meeting will take place in the school on Monday night January 23rd at 8p.m.

The Parents Association makes a valuable contribution to the life of the school by supporting the school and organising a range of events during the school year.   To ensure the Association continues, we need more parents to become involved by attending monthly meetings (max 1 hour) and helping when possible at events during the year. As children move on to secondary school we lose a few parents from our committee each year which will eventually result in the loss of the Association unless more parents give a little bit of their time when they can by getting involved.


Reminder:             Parent Presentation and workshop on Internet safety on Thursday, January 19th at 7.30 pm

Information Technology is a huge part of all of our lives today and it is very important that our children know what they can do to enjoy using the world wide web safely. To guide our children and us as parents, The Parents Association and Board of Management are jointly funding the workshops and Presentation to equip all of us on Internet safety. We hope to see as many of you as possible on Thursday, 19th at 7.30p.m. Below are some flyers and information about the Presentation — click to download.

 CODA Information Poster and Flyer

CODA Letter to Parents

CODA National Schools Children Of The Digital Age Presentation Information


Lee Strand Tokens

Please continue to collect the Mighty Milk Mascot tokens and drop to the school office.





November 2016

Next meeting of Parents Association will be on Tuesday December 6th at 8pm.


November 2016

This yeabazaar-logor’s Christmas Bazaar takes place in the community centre on December 11th. The event is being organised by the family resource centre, Bouleenshere and Glenderry school parents association. To support the bazaar, children will be given a sponsorship card to sell. Lines cost €3 for 1 or €5 for 2. Prize­­­­—tonne of coal. Each family will get 1 card to sell. Cards will be distributed to the children on Monday 21st November and must be returned to the school by Friday 2nd December. Proceeds from the bazaar will be divided between the three groups. We would appreciate your support.

At the Parents Association AGM on October 18th 2016, the following officers were elected:

Chairperson                      Cara Flahive
Secretary                          Eileen Stack
Treasurer                          Geraldine Harty

Deputy Chairperson         Margaret Carroll
Assistant Secretary          Lee Gentleman
Assistant Treasurer          Eilish Ann Woods

Note:  The next P.A. meeting will be on Tuesday November 15th at 8pm.  All are welcome.

October 2016

Halloween Fancy Dress!

A Halloween Fancy Dress fundraiser by the Parents Association will be held in the scImage result for halloween costumeshool, on Friday 28th October. Each child is asked to contribute €2. Pupils may dress in Halloween outfits or any character they wish. Junior Infants to 2nd class may come to school dressed in their outfits. 3rd to 6th class must bring their outfits in a bag.   Please do not allow children to bring any objects, which may be a danger to themselves or others, such as daggers, spears etc. Also, as a result of the media coverage surrounding the current global phenomenon, please do not allow children to dress up as creepy clowns.

October 2016 (P.A. AGM)

The AGM of the Parents Association will take place in the School Hall on Tuesday October 18th 2016 at 8.00 p.m.

New members are always welcome and changes in a committee is good for any organisation so if you would like to put your name forward for any of the positions within the committee, please complete the attached nomination papers and return them to the school office before 3.00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th, marked for the attention of the Secretary, Parents Association.

The Parents Association can only survive, develop and succeed with the support of the parents/guardians. We would encourage as many of you as possible to try and come along during the school year to the monthly meetings and the other associated events. Notices of meetings will be sent home with the children (Meetings are max 1 hour )

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, October 18th

Eileen Stack

Secretary – Parents Association

Easter Egg Draw (March 16th 2016)


Winners of Easter eggs in the PA class draws on Wed. March 16.

J.Infants: Frankie Glennon, Brendan Duggan & Maliky Casey.

S. Infants: Jack Flahive, Kyle Byrne & Jackie O’Connell.

1st Class: Nickie Corridor, Makayla Roche & Aodhan Horgan.

2nd Class: Rory O’Halloran, Adam Thornton & Liam Carroll.

3rd Class: Keely Hussey & Will O’ Sullivan.

4th Class: Gearoid Harty & Wiktor Piechowiak.

5th Class: Kate Kenny & Katie Ellen Reidy.

6th Class: Nathan O’Shea, Kayleigh Lawlor & Eric Walsh.

PA Table Quiz (8-2-2016)

The annual Parents Association table quiz was a great success again this year. A large crowd gathered at O’Regans Lounge on Friday night Feb 5th for what was a great fun night for all. Kevin Fay was  MC  for the night and he was his usual professional self as quiz master and entertained the crowd throughout the night, well done Kevin.  A huge number of spot prizes were raffled on the night and most tables left with a prize.  Competition was hot with general knowledge, dingbats, music and picture rounds with the winning team of Tom Higgins, Noel Casey, Bridie Kenny and Marion Hussey  coming out on top at the end of the night.  The Parents Association would like to thank all who attended  and everyone who contributed to the fundraising quiz.  Thanks also to Gearóid O’Regan for hosting the event. For more pics see Gallery/Competitions/Table Quiz 2016.



Winning Team 2016 with Gearóid O’Regan

PA Annual Table Quiz (05-02-2016)
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This year the Parents Association are holding the annual fundraising Table Quiz on Friday night, February 5th in O’ Regans’s Bar at 9.00 p.m. We will have Tables of 4 at €20.00 a table with €100 prize money for the winner’s sponsored by Gearoid O’ Regan as well as some great raffle prizes.

If you would like to donate a raffle prize or items to make up hampers please drop them to the school office or give to anyone of the committee members before Monday.

Over the past number of years the Quiz Night has been a great success as a result of the support of the families, past pupils and friends of the children in the school. All of the businesses in the village were very generous to us last year as we fund raised for our AstroTurf Pitch and we hope that you will once again turn out in force to support the event in our new venue this year. All funds raised will be put to good use for the benefit of our children.

Please continue to collect the Lee Strand Mighty Milk tokens and drop them to the school office. We hope to enter their €500 draw over the next few months.

PA Christmas Raffle (11-12-2015)

Two beautiful Christmas cakes (made by Bridie Kenny & Judy Cantillon) were raffled at the end of this years Christmas Concert in the school hall, as well as many other prizes for the children.  The Cake winners were Emmett Christie and Sharon Lucid (pics below).

Judy Cantillon presenting cake to Emmett Christie

Cara Flahive presenting cake to Sharon Lucid

The Parents Association Committee (following AGM October 12th 2015)

Chairperson : Cara Flahive
Secretary : Eileen Stack
Treasurer : Geraldine Harty

Assistant Chairperson : Theresa Christie
Assistant Treasurer: Noreen O’Halloran
Assistant Treasurer: Susan Lacey

Easter Egg Draw (March 27th 2015)

The following is the list of those who won Easter eggs in the draw run by the Parents Association

Junior Infants:                  Tadhg O’Halloran, Shane Collins & Nina Milinska

Senior Infants:                  Makayla Roche, Mikayla O’Sullivan & Kiera Lee

Ist:                                   Rory O’Halloran, Darragh Duggan & Aaron Horgan

2nd:                                  Jennifer Harty, Fionn Griffin & Keely Hussey

3rd:                                   Gearóid Harty & Wiktor Piechowiak

4th:                                   Eoin Stack & Eilís Gaynor

5th:                                   Caoimhe Flahive & Eric Walsh

6th:                                   David O’Mahony, Jessica Kenny & Jack Stack.




We have a couple of Fundraising Events coming up in February and we look forward to your co-operation and continued support in our endeavours to raise money to improve facilities in the school for our children.


With the support and commitment of many parents we have raised a considerable amount of money as a result of  Bag Packing over the past few years and we are fortunate to have secured 2 days Bag Packing in Tesco, Manor Retail Park on Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th.

While we understand that people are working and life in general is busy we would appreciate a little bit of your time as we will need to fill at least 5 tills at a time over the course of each day.


You will have received a form from the school. Please tick  indicate on the form what time would be convenient for you:


Friday February 13                                   Saturday February 14


11.00 a.m. to  12.00 noon                 ______       11.00 a.m. to  12.00 noon                 ______

12.00 noon  to 1.00 p.m.                   ______       12.00 noon  to 1.00 p.m.                  ______

1.00 p.m.  to    2.00 p.m.                  ______       1.00 p.m.  to    2.00 p.m.                  ______

2.00 p.m. to    3.00 p.m.                   ______       2.00 p.m. to    3.00 p.m.                   ______

3.00 p.m. to     4.00 p.m.                  ______       3.00 p.m. to     4.00 p.m.                  ______

4.00 p.m.  to     5.00 p.m.                 ______       4.00 p.m.  to     5.00 p.m.                 ______

5.00 p.m.  to     6.00 p.m.                 ______       5.00 p.m.  to     6.00 p.m.                 _____          _

6.00 p.m.  to     7.00p.m.                  ______       6.00p.m.   to     7.00p.m.


Please return form to the school office by Monday February 2nd or phone/text Eileen on 087 0551018.



The annual School Table Quiz will take place on Friday night, February 20th in Flahive’s Bar at 9.00 p.m. We will have Tables of 4 at €20.00 a table with prizes for the winners as well as raffle prizes on the night.  Anyone wishing to donate a raffle prize can drop it to the school office or give it to anyone of the committee members. This is always a fun night out for families, past pupils and friends so spread the word.


The Next Parents Association Meeting will take place in the school on Monday February 2nd at 8.00 p.m.



The Parents Association Committee (following AGM October 13th 2014)





Bag Packing Day Sep. 27th 2014

We have secured a bag packing fundraiser day at Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road, Tralee, on Saturday September 27th.  Volunteers are needed from 10am to 6pm. Parents and past pupils(over 14’s) are very welcome.




Kerry Colours (No Uniform Day) Sep 19th 2014

School pupils were getting into the All Ireland Football spirit this Friday as the Parents Association

held a Kerry Colours – No Uniform Day fundraiser.  All who wore the colours contributed €2 for the privilege.

It was a colourful start to the All Ireland weekend.





Easter Egg Draw (April 11th 2014)

The following is the list of those who won Easter eggs in the draw run by the Parents Association

Junior Infants:                  Sarah Hobbert, Zara McGrath & Adam Lee

Senior Infants:                  Liam Carroll, Rory O’Halloran & Ria Harrington

Ist:                                       Padraig Kenny, Stuart Daly & Fionn Griffin

2nd:                                      Ciara Flahive,  Adi Corridon & Meabh Griffin

3rd:                                       Felim O’Sullivan & Eoin Stack

4th:                                       Daniel O’Loughlin & Zoot Collins

5th:                                       Thomas Enright & Conor O’Sullivan

6th:                                       Leanne O’Connor, Kevin Lowney & Padraig Woods

Fundraising Table Quiz 2014

This years table quiz will take place in The White Sands Hotel

on Friday 28th February at 9pm.  Tables of four €20 with prizes for the winners as well as

some great spot prizes on the night.  Anyone wishing to donate a spot prize (chocolates, bottle

of wine or anything you consider appropriate) can drop it to the school office or give it to any

of the committee members.

The Quiz Night is now in it’s 4th year and has been a great success as a result of the support of the

families, past pupils and friends of the children in the school.  We hope that you will once again turn out in

force to support the event.  All funds raised will be put to good use for the benefit of our children.

Bring and Buy 15th November 2013

Sale Raffle Winners

Conor O’Sullivan

Donna Neilan ( Jenna Lynch’s mom)


Guess the Sweets in the Tin: Conor O’sullivan and Graham Slattery

Basketball ( tin of sweets):          Muiris Harty

School Concert Raffle Winners 11th Dec. 2013

 Cake:     Muiris Harty


Jo Kenny ( Sean Kenny’s Mom)

Tina O’Sullivan ( Conor and Tia OSullivan’s Mom)

Mary godley ( Dylan Godley’s Mom)

Mary Casey ( Daniel O’Loughlin and Dylan Kenny Casey’s Nan)

Anna Wensierska  (Maja’s  Mom )



Easter Egg Draw (March 22nd 2013)

The following is the list of those who won easter eggs in the draw run by the Parents Association

Junior Infants:                   Jacob Quille,  Adam Thornton,  Darragh Duggan

Senior Infants:                  Stuart Daley,  Ciara O’Connor,  Will O’Sullivan

Ist:                                          Ciara Flahive, Meabh Griffin, Wiktor Pioechwiak

2nd:                                         Kate Kenny,  Shane Lawless,  Eoin Stack

3rd:                                         Emett Christie,  Nathan O’Shea

4th:                                          Ava Stack Griffin, Conor O’Sullivan

5th:                                          Leanne O’Connor, Ciaráin Casey

6th:                                          Emma O’Connell,  Clodagh Collins




December 2011

Next Meeting of the Parents Association will take place in the school on Monday December 5th at 8.15pm.

November 2011

Next Meeting of the Parents Association will take place in the school on Tuesday November 8th at 8pm.

October 2011

Parents Association AGM will take place on Wednesday October 5th in the school hall. All parents welcome.  The meeting will be followed with a talk on Nutrition by Dietician, Sheila King.




February 2011

PA Table Quiz

The Parents Association would like to express their appreciation to everyone who supported the very successful fundraising Table Quiz held in Flahive’s Bar on Friday night Feb 18th. Thanks everyone who donated the many raffle prizes and also to those who gave contributions.  The night was a tremendous success with 31 tables participating in 8 rounds of questions set by Breda Cronin and she was ably assisted on the night by quiz master Ger Fitzgibbon.  The winning team received specially engraved trophies sponsored by Bernard Lee and a bottle of wine each. The best table name on the night was “Nellie the Elephant “ and they also received trophies for their efforts. Finger food on the night was provided by Mary and Pat Flahive. Many of those in attendance did not go home empty handed and were the lucky winners of the numerous raffle prizes gathered by the committee.

A great night was had by all and the children in the school will of course reap the benefits.




December 2010

The Parents Association held their Christmas Raffle in the school hall on Friday 17th December.  Prizes included vouchers from Smyths Toys, Roxy Records and Game Stop as well as a variety of sweets and selection boxes.  There was also a draw for a beautiful Christmas cake which was baked by a member of the Parents Association.  Winners were —  Infants — Félim O’Sullivan, Amy Lee, Shane Lawless and Ciara Flahive  & selection boxes to Molly Casey, Josh O’Sullivan Akinyemi, Nicholas Roche, Aoibhe O’Halloran, Shane Lawless & Katie Ellen Reidy.  1st & 2nd Class — Graham Slattery, Leanna Roche and Daniel O’Loughlin & selection boxes to Laura Linnane, Daniel O’Loughlin, Kayleigh Lawlor, Laura Reidy, David O’Mahony and Graham Slattery.  3rd & 4th Class — Lorraine Kenny, Fiona Quirke & Olivia O’Connor & tins of sweets to Anthony Collins and Kevin Rice.  5th & 6th Class — Megan Lynch, Conor Galway and Elaine Murphy & tins of sweets to Joshua Flaherty and Gerard Carroll.  Pictures in Gallery/Christmas 2010



November 2010

The Parents Association is the structure through which parents in a school can work together for the best possible education of their children. The Parents Association works with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management to build effective partnerships between home and school. Therefore it is in the best interest of our children that we as parents support the organisation by attending the meetings and supporting fundraising events during the school year.

The Parents Association in Glenderry was initially set up in April 2008. Since then the organisation has had a very harmonious working relationship with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management of the School. While the Association does not get involved in individual parenting issues it provides a medium where parents can enjoy the support of other parents and meaningfully support the aims of the school. We meet once a month which is only10 meetings in the entire school year. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend these meetings and share their views and opinions with other parents. We set a diary of the meetings at the beginning of the school year and follow that up with reminder notices which are sent home to parents/guardians via the children.

One of our main functions is fundraising and since our inception we have had some very successful events. These have included a Race Night, Bring and Buy Sale, Bag Packing, Mobile Phone collection and smaller events such as Jersey Days, Ice Cream days and Easter and Christmas raffles. As a result of these events we have contributed towards the purchase of 5 Interactive Whiteboards for each of the class rooms, purchased 2 visualizers, have contributed towards a new photocopier, lawnmower and storage shed. All of our children have benefitted enormously in one way or another as a result of the Parents Associations contributions.

We introduced the end of year School Mass and Graduation Ceremony for our 6th class. This is a very memorable occasion for the children who are moving on to the next level of their education.




The committee is the team who manages the tasks of the P.A. on behalf of the parents/guardians in accordance with the constituation of the PA

While every association has a committee – consisting of Chairman, Sec, Treasurer etc. we work very much as a team with shared responsibilities to:

· Plan and manage the activities of the Parents Association for the school year.
· Involving as many parents/guardians as possible in the activities of the PA
· Fundraising
· Planning meetings and keeping records
· Linking with the National Parents Council

The Parents Association can only survive with the support of the parents/guardians at the meetings and the other associated events so we would encourage you to give a little bit of your time – Its all for the good of our Children.