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North Bay’s Annual Summer Fair Family Fundraising Event

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It is nearly time for our annual Summer Fair Family Fundraising Event at North Bay.  We hope that many of you are joining us with your family & friends for a very fun event which raises much-needed funds for our school.   Come hungry as we plan on having loads of delicious BBQ, International food, a café featuring Bewley’s coffee & tea, cake stall, ice cream the very popular game area, face painting, bouncy castle, used clothing (new this year!), books, toys & bric-a-brac, plant stall and more!
While it is a lot of fun, it takes a lot of work to pull together.  To make it so successful, we need to have many volunteers and are asking for your help. 

COME GET INVOLVED – HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

WORK A STALL
Every stall at the event will need staff for two hour shifts. Shift 1: 12:10-2:30 pm & Shift 2: 2:20-4:30 pm.  We have stalls which still require supervision so please reach out today. Permission slips for student volunteers from 5th & 6th class will be sent home soon.

SET UP & CLEAN UP 
We are looking for helpers to set up on Friday afterschool, and Sunday starting at 9:45 am. This includes decorations, moving tables, laying out all the items, building up the marquees, etc.  And then at the end of the event, help tidy up – the more hands, the better!

DONATIONS OF TOYS, BOOKS, BRIC-A-BRAC ITEMS & USED CLOTHING!
Here is your chance to clear out any unwanted clothing (new this year), toys, bric-a-brac and books for ages 7+, CDS & DVDS.  We ask that all items please be in sellablegood condition.  Please bring in these items and put in the back room behind the SHARED AREA.

CAFÉ & CAKE STALL ITEMS
Nut-free treats for the cake stall are welcome the morning of the event. If you can’t get it there early, no worries, please bring along when you come.

MAKE A FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL DISH 
Our International food table, featuring cuisine from around the world, is always a highlight of this event.  If you have a special International dish which you would like to make and have not yet let us know, please contact Mertxe at 0879402755 to arrange.

BUY & SELL RAFFLE TICKETS

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Raffle tickets will be sent home on Thursday, May 25.  Extra tickets are available by the blue box and will also be for sale at the event.  Tickets are €2. each or 6 for €10.     Please put completed tickets, along with full payment, into the blue box by Thursday, June 8.

We have some terrific prizes this year including:

Bewley’s Hamper
Two Passes to JumpZone in Santry
Tickets to the Viking Theatre Clontarf
(5) 
20 vouchers for Kanoodle Clontarf
Butler’s Chocolate Presentation Box
Original piece from Brookwood Pottery
50 voucher for Zipit Forest Adventure
Family tickets to The Little Museum of Dublin
Voucher for family bowling at Leisureplex Coolock
Game of 18-Hole Foot Golf for four at Deer Park Foot Golf Howth
Pair of tickets to The Dublin Horse Show on Sunday, August 13 at RDS
Breakfast for two at Kennedy’s Café in Clontarf, Raheny, Killester or Phibsboro

Drawing takes place around 4:15 pm & as always, you do not have to be present to win!

Any questions or want to get in touch to volunteer please text 085 8715312 or email us at Northbayfundraising@gmail.com

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SUMMER FAIR WILL BENEFIT THE SCHOOL.

SAVE THE DATE:
North Bay Fundraiser Music Gig coming to the
Abbey Tavern in Howth on the 17th June. 
Tickets will be €10 and available for purchase at the Summer Fair. 

More details about the event, line up and evening will be announced soon. 

PERMISSION SLIPS FOR 5th & 6TH CLASS STUDENTS  - DOWNLOAD HERE

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PTA Special Project Survey – Have your Say!

PTA Special Project Survey – Have your Say!

The Parent Teacher Association has accumulated a surplus in reserves over a number of years. The Committee has concluded that the best way forward is to make €5,000 available to invest in a project or projects which would add value to the school community over a number of years.
In order to achieve the best outcome we are consulting with all stakeholders.

Parents / guardiansPlease discuss with your children and put forward suggestions for potential projects as a family by Monday 15th May, using this survey link:  http://bit.ly/2puk959
Teachers and non-parent members of the Board of Management have also been invited to submit suggestions.

All the suggestions received will be considered by the PTA. The Principal and Board of Management will then be consulted before a suitable project (or projects) is selected. We hope to select a project before the end of the school year, for implementation before the end of the calendar year if possible.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY BY MONDAY 15TH MAY
*If you would prefer to submit your ideas on paper, please download this paper version of the survey: PaperVersion

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Summer Fair Event Planning & Kick Off Meeting – ALL WELCOME!

It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Summer Fair taking place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm - rain or shine.

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sending out more communication about donations and looking for helpers to work shifts at the the event, set up & clean up. The strong tradition of parental involvement in this great and fun event is what makes it such a special day in our Fundraising calendar.

But to make this day so successful, we need volunteers to help PLAN the event.  We will be having kick off meeting on Friday, May 5th at 9 am in the shared area. Please come along with your good ideas.

We are also seeking raffle prizes!
Do you or a relation own a business that would like to offer a product or service to be included in our raffle?  Beauty products, services and gift vouchers to local merchants are always a hit. Any unwanted, new items at home which could be
included would be very welcome!  In exchange, your info will appear on the poster, the school site and called out at our event!   Please get in touch today.

If you can’t make this meeting yet have ideas and/or want to be involved, please contact us at Northbayfundraising@gmail.com or text 085 871 5312.

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School Hoodie & T-Shirt Fundraiser

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Samples of the kids larger sizes Hoodie (XL 12/13) and t-shirt are on display outside the office.  They are both available in BLUE, GREEN, RED & BLACK.  The green offered in the hoodie is a brighter electric green colour and NOT the same as the kelly green for the t-shirt.  See swatch on poster for colours.

Both hoodie & t-shirt will feature the school logo on the front and nothing on the back – despite the samples showing “We Learn Together To Live Together”.
You choose the size & colour on order form, which will be going home in bags early this week.  Order forms will also be available near the blue box and here: Order Form – PDF format

Completed order forms, along with payment are due back to the school by Wednesday, May 10th.   Items ordered should be back in school by the 19th of May – providing the vendor has all sizes/colours in stock.  As soon as we have at the school, we’ll hand out. 

YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE AND THESE ARE NOT MEANT TO BE UNIFORMS!

Any questions about these items, please email Northbayfundraising@gmail.com

Order Form – PDF format

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Chocolate Eggs & Bunnies Easter Raffle


Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

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Garda Vetting for volunteers

Hi everyone, Our school thrives on volunteering. Some parents volunteer from time-to-time and others have the time to come in regularly. If you volunteer on an ongoing basis or expect to do so over the next few years you will now have to undergo vetting. We do not want to say no to a volunteer due to delays in vetting so we are happy to arrange vetting for prospective volunteers.

The process is now very straightforward.

1. Contact Sally by email (principal@northbay.ie) to indicate that you wish to be vetted, what you are doing, or intend to do, and how often. Occasional helpers do not have to be vetted but volunteers who come in regularly to help in a variety of ways will need vetting.

2.  You will receive a response with vetting documents and our policy attached. Sally will have to meet you to review your form and to verify your identity. This is then sent to Educate Together and they follow up from there with electronic vetting.

3. The outcome is posted to the school and we can let you know at that stage that you are covered.

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